Their teammates leave on the nineteenth. It’s exactly a week since the competition started, so they’ve been away for just over a week.
Their teammates, Mel especially, seem to have an odd fascination with what’s going on in Gabriel’s suite. Reese really wishes they’d just leave already—why hasn’t their flight been rescheduled yet?
Reese wakes up in the depth of the night, shadows creeping under the crack of the door, through the slightest gap between it and the wall, moonlight from the windows outside falling just short of the darkness.
The clock on the nightstand reads 1:59, the numbers glowing into the shadows.
He heaves a breath, then rolls over to face Gabriel.
Reese is silent on the way up; they’re on the sixth floor, about halfway up when Gabriel quirks a brow at him. Reese winces, makes a face. He knows he’s panting. He can’t get his breath. The pressure between his legs, familiar now, is rising through him, constricting his innards.
Reese doesn’t want to open his eyes, but the alarm is shrieking from the other side of the room, where he pitched his phone after getting pissed at Gabriel. He crawls out of bed, fishes for the device, and finally, finally shuts it up.
Good news! Just in time for the countdown to the holidays, Going Under is going on sale! Starting on Thursday, December 21, I’ll be running a Kindle Countdown Deal.
How Does That Work?
You’re probably familiar with Kindle Countdown Deals. Essentially, they work by dropping the price of a book a set number of increments for a set number of days. For seven days between December 21 and December 28, you’ll be able to pick up Going Under at a discounted rate.
What will the discount be? Until 4 PM PST on December 24, you’ll be able to grab the book for $0.99 USD. After, the price increases to $1.99, before returning to the original list price.
You Deserve a Present
I know, I know. Some of you would probably like to see the greater discount after the 24th. Many people get cash or gift cards on the 25th. But if you want to take advantage of the best price for the book, you’re allowed to give yourself a present. I mean, it’s less than a dollar. You deserve that much, right?
The $1.99 price point is still a sale too. It’s not as good, sure, but a sale is a sale is a sale. And I hope you get more than $2 on an Amazon gift card or in cash from even your stingiest relatives or co-workers.
I Don’t Live in the US
I don’t live there either. I’m an itinerant visitor to the US of A most of the time. I feel you on this. As a Canadian, I perfectly understand the frustration of watching my neighbors to the south of the border get all the sale fun. Memorial Day sales, Presidents’ Day sales, even Black Friday deals aren’t nearly as good or as common here.
So I didn’t forget about you. The sale is also happening in the UK marketplace. UK friends, you can pick the book up for £0.99 for the entire promotion time. That’s right, you might actually come out on top here: You get to save 50 percent the entire time! The Americans get a deeper discount, but only for part of the promotion.
I Don’t Live in the UK Either!
Neither do I. We’re both getting shafted here. Let’s go storm Amazon’s fortress and …
I’ll tell you what you can do! If you live in Italy, Spain, Brazil, France, Mexico, Canada, Germany, India, Australia, and Japan, you might be a member of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service. If you’re a Prime member, you may have access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. You don’t need to buy my book if you’ve already paid for either of these services.
You also don’t need to wait for a sale! Read it right now instead.
I Don’t Have Either of Those Services
Um, the book is $2.99? Honestly, I don’t want you to sign up for KU or KOLL, because those are more expensive than the book itself. If you plan to read a lot, it can be a great deal. But if you just want one book? Just buy one book.
You could also wait for a bit—another sale may crop up in the near future (hint hint, nudge nudge). I may also have some upcoming contests, including prizes, in January. Submerged, the second book in the series, arrives January 30, so you can probably hang tight.
Psst … There Are Excerpts
They’re pretty much littered around the site right now, actually. You can read all of Chapter One for free, right here.
The Halloween chapter is also available for your reading pleasure. And if you’ve been following along with the Twelve Days of Heat, you already know there’s some more fun in store on the site for the next week or so.
Mark Your Calendars!
Long story short: Going Under. Going on sale. December 21 to 28.
He wakes up with a pounding headache and a fever. Apparently his mother was on to something with that not going to bed with wet hair thing. Fan-fucking-tastic.
There’s no help for it, really. He drags himself from bed, heads to the washroom. He splashes cold water over his face, watches it drip back down his flushed cheeks. God, he looks like shit. Gord’s gonna give him such a hard time, his teammates are gonna give him such shit. Mel and the others know for sure he was drinking last night; Mel won’t let him live that down.
[A/N: I have nothing to say for myself. Enjoy.]
Reese wakes up and stares at the ceiling, his eyes widening with rage.
He’s still fucking horny, and he thinks it’s worse this morning. He rolls onto his stomach, pins his hard cock against the mattress and rubs.
The second day of competition, December the thirteenth, dawns much the same as the first: Reese is pulled out of his pleasant dream by the shrieking alarm far too early. He groans and buries his face deeper in the pillows, wondering if he’s pissed God off and managed to get stuck in some sort of limbo, where he has to live the same day over and over again.
The scent of salt fills his nose, and he breathes deep, as though he can inhale the ocean. The sea breeze is brisk, gusting across the lonely expanse of the almost-deserted beach. The gulls wheel and call overhead, their cries swallowed by the crashing of the surf. The tide will come in shortly; he knows, watching the setting sun sink toward the horizon, transforming the world into a rainbow of warmth—gold and red and orange, all the heat of the day transformed into brilliant hues that color the world around him.