readers. Today I’m featuring a special excerpt for the (steamy) contemporary
romance novel, Deep, by Skye Warren.
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bit about Deep:
Philip Murphy has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.
We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared
from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on
midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.
Then he turns up outside my dorm room–wounded and barely conscious. He’s the
head of a criminal empire, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are
traitors in his midst.
I can help him, but I can’t fall for him.
was coming from outside the room, but not from either side. It was coming from
looked out the peephole. An empty hallway bulged in the distorted lens.
Maybe it had come from the dorm room across the hall. When I first moved here,
it had been shortly after my “ordeal,” as my adoptive mother called it. I had
jumped at every sound, both real and imagined, more traumatized by my brush
with danger than I’d wanted to admit.
wouldn’t want to be bothered. I could call the building management, but I knew
what would happen. The same thing that had happened last time I called them.
They’d send my floor advisor to check on me. If there was anything scary in
this hallway, she’d have to face it first.
again, the PTSD I didn’t want to acknowledge, well then everyone would know how
fucked up I was inside.
one in the hallway. And even if there was, it would be some drunk guy, passed
out on the wrong floor.
college student, I reminded myself. I’m not afraid of anything.
brave, but at least I could send a drunk frat boy on his way.
a crack. Nothing.
and I opened the door wider.
him. A short scream escaped me before I caught myself.
expression slack, eyes glassy with pain and delirium. Philip.
up. Horribly hurt if he’d ever have come to me of all people. I didn’t have
time to process the shock of it, of seeing him again. I had to get him out of
sight. If he’d been injured like this, someone was after him. Someone would
want to finish the job.
whispered urgently, pulling his arm.
was a weak groan.
chest. Was he losing consciousness? Was he dying?
staggering under even that much weight. Christ. Awake he was pure packed power.
Half-conscious and injured, he was like a pile of steel bars—unmovable and
forgive you if you die on my doorstep,” I said.
laugh. Either way, he surged up, tapping into some deep well of energy or
survival instinct. His effort and all my strength pushed us through the doorway
and into my dorm room. It had seemed small before. Now it seemed tiny as we
bumped into walls and staggered to the bed.
but in the end we both fell under his weight, tangled on the bed in a heap of
exhausted limbs. With a coarse shove I managed to get him on his back so I
could shut the door.
was a little smear of blood on the doorjamb. It turned a mottled brown when I
wiped it with my shirt.
be good enough for now.
one had followed him. I just hoped no one found him.
no one found me.
bit about the author:
author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true
mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed,
USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in
Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.