Deadly Beauty

In a future where aliens have invaded and taken over much of Earth, Gabrielle has been forced to do anything she can so that she and her sister can survive. Forced to become an assassin, Kor'Re is her latest assignment. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with him.

 

Published: 07/2010
Length: Mid Novel
Word Count: 77,415
Genre: Futuristic Romance
Rating: Erotica
Available formats: PDF, RTF, Epub, HTML, Mobipocket (.prc)

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DEADLY BEAUTY
By
Mahogany Brown

 

© Copyright by Mahogany Brown, July 2010
© Cover Art by Alex DeShanks, July 2010
ISBN 978-1-60394-442-7
New Concepts Publishing
Lake Park, GA 31636

 

This is a work of fiction. All characters, events, and places are of the author's imagination and not to be confused with fact. Any resemblance to living persons or events is merely coincidence.

 

“Well?”

“Well what?” Gabrielle asked and poured herself another finger of Scotch. She downed it in one gulp. Her throat burned a little.

When she had gotten home, Bruno had been sitting in her living room waiting for her. She ignored him and went into the kitchen. Bruno had followed her. He stood watching her down her drink.

“What the hell happened at BioSys?”

She didn’t reply.

“Gabrielle?”

She started to pour another finger of Scotch into her glass.

“That’s not going to help.”

“How do you know? And why are you here anyway?”

“Because I care.”

“Whatever,” she said and downed her drink. “Just leave me alone.”

“I can’t, I have to make sure … ”

“Make sure of what? Shit, Bruno … I can’t do it. I don’t care what you say.”

“But you have to. Xabo will hurt you. You know that. I know that. I know you don’t feel anything for me, but I care about you. I don’t want you to get hurt.”

“Then help me. Help me get away from here. Help me find a way to get Xabo to leave Kor’Re alone. Why the hell does he need his business for? Xabo makes enough money with his illegal activities.”

“Gabrielle … ”

“Just help me, please. This is not right.”

“You’ve killed before. So what’s the big difference? Because you like the guy? You shouldn’t have gotten personally involved. That’s the first thing I taught you.”

“This has nothing to do with how I feel right now. I am not a killer. Except for Nko — who deserved what he got — I regret all the kills I’ve made. None of them I can justify. What right did I have to end their life? Because they pissed Xabo off? Because they had something he wanted and they weren’t willing to just hand it over.”

“It’s what you agreed to.”

“I didn’t have much of a choice.”

“Be that as it may, I can’t help you. If I help you then it’s my ass.”

Gabrielle laughed bitterly. “You’re concerned about your ass, huh? But you just said that you don’t want me to get hurt.”

“I wasn’t lying. I don’t. What’s the big deal? Kill Kor’Re and then everything’s all right. What’s the problem? You think that you’re going to go to prison? You won’t. The boss will fix things so you won’t. And guess what? I asked him about you still being off limits and he said not to me. So if you’d rather not spend any more time with Xabo then you can spend it with me. I can make you happy. After a few weeks with me, you’re going to forget all about what you had to do concerning this assignment.”

Bruno reached for her, but she stepped back.

“You don’t understand. I love him.