Peril in Paradise

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: June 05, 2019

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CHAPTER ONE

 

Damian Garza dragged the barrel of his gun across the tops of the hangers holding her clothes. A chink in the metal snagged a red silk blouse and he smiled at the blemish on the soft fabric. Desire washed over him as he imagined the marks he planned to carve into her flesh—a branding he’d perfected on several women over the past year.

He wandered to her dresser where the faint scent of her perfume lingered in the air. Rays from the midday sun bled through the sheer curtains, bathing the bedroom in a warm glow. Damian caressed her various baubles, hooking the chain of a silver star pendant with his little finger, admiring the encrusted diamonds as they glimmered in the sunlight. Smiling, he eased the necklace into his pants pocket.

Glancing at family pictures lining the wall, he meandered down the staircase toward the family room where a bottle of Patron beckoned him. Damian poured a splash into a crystal tumbler and took a sip. The familiar smoky taste filled his mouth as he savored the tequila. Glass halfway to his mouth again, his attention shifted to the sound of the front door opening and closing.

Good, she’s early. Blood coursed through his loins in anticipation of his sweet release as he finally taught her a long overdue lesson.

He tossed back his drink, choking on the fiery liquid as Ally Marsh appeared in the doorway of the family room.

“What are you doing here?” Damian growled at his step-daughter.

“Duh, I live here.”

Her impertinence shot a bolt of anger through him. Damian stormed across the room and his lips curved into a sneer as Ally’s brown eyes grew round with fear, his massive hand encircling her frail neck, silencing the shriek blossoming on her lips.


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