Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rough, Tough, and Tumble 2: Blood, Sex and Leers by Kate Hill

Rough, Tough and Tumble 2: Blood, Sex and Leers

by Kate Hill

Cover art: Zuri

ISBN: 978-1-60521-490-0
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Time Travel

Theme(s): Ménage, Bisexual and More, Shapeshifters

Series: Rough, Tough and Tumble

Length: Novella
They're back... in time.
Reluctant time travelers Sefu, Tiago and Zandra land in Romania in 1686. After the trio's experience in the old west, Tiago refuses to mingle with humans again, but his companions have other plans.
A wealthy family of vampires threatens a nearby village, demanding human sacrifices to satisfy their bloodlust. Vamps might be the legendary lords of sex and violence, but they haven't met Rough, Tough and Tumble.
Although Sefu, Tiago and Zandra are shapeshifters, they learn that the vampires aren't what they appear to be. Once again Rough, Tough and Tumble exercise their seduction skills and confront their innermost fears while doing battle in the past.

Rough, Tough and Tumble 2: Blood, Sex and Leers

Kate Hill

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Copyright ©2011 Kate Hill

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The pink haze faded and Zandra glanced around, apprehensive yet curious. She and her companions had some difficulties at their last destination -- a town in the old west. She wondered what place -- or time -- Dr. Apriyn had sent them to now.

Then she remembered the pendants Dr. Apriyn had given her, Sefu and Tiago before they'd stepped into the time machine. The pendants vibrated before the machine took off and also told them the year they'd traveled to.

Taking the round red pendant between her fingertips, she glanced down at it and read aloud, "The year is sixteen eighty-six." She looked toward the nearby village of stone and wood huts. Smoke drifted from the rooftops and as she shivered in the chilly dusk, Zandra wished she were inside one of the cozy homes.

Wrapping her arms around herself, she glanced at her companions. Tiago, slender and lean with elbow-length sable hair and hawkish features, took in his surrounding through piercing brown eyes. He folded his arms across his chest and shivered as well.

Sefu -- tall with cropped blond hair and the powerful, athletic body of a gladiator -- turned to Zandra and slid an arm around her.

Sighing, she pressed closer to his rock-hard body, trying to absorb his warmth, though he trembled almost as much as she did.

"We better find shelter before we freeze to death," Zandra said.

"No way," Tiago said, his voice soft but raspy. "After the shit we went through during the last trip, I'm not getting involved with anyone else. We'll find a secluded place to wait until the time machine takes off again."

"But I'm cold!" Zandra said through clenched teeth.

The muscles of Sefu's big body rippled as he called upon his shapeshifting skills and changed into a shaggy ape-like creature. He didn't look handsome, but his fur coat was quite warm. Closing her eyes, Zandra rubbed her cheek against his broad chest and his arms tightened around her.

"That's better," she said. "I'm not good at changing into animals."

"Oh that's real smart," Tiago said, curling his lip at Sefu. "What if these primitive humans see you looking like that? Talk about calling attention to yourself. If we contact them, we're supposed to blend in, remember?"

"I thought you wanted to avoid them?" Zandra said, then shook her head. "I guess you're right."

"Not that changing into animals is a bad idea," Tiago said. "It might be the cover we need."

"I told you I'm not good at animals."

His piercing brown gaze darted up to the branches of a nearby tree. "How are you at birds?"

Zandra and Sefu followed Tiago's line of vision to the owl perched on a branch.

"Bird. Beast. They're all hard for me," she said. "But I'll give it a shot."

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