Authors: Teresa Gabelman
Tags: #Literature & Fiction, #Romance, #Paranormal, #Vampires, #Science Fiction & Fantasy, #Fantasy, #Paranormal & Urban
All rights reserved. The right of Teresa Gabelman to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This is a work of fiction and any resemblance between the characters and persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
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JARED (THE PROTECTORS SERIES)
Cover Art: Ron Gabelman
I want to thank every reader who took a chance on a new indie writer and read Damon. You will never know what your support has meant to me.
I also want to thank those, who most likely, looked at their caller ID and cringed when they saw my number. Kelly Perkins, Marlene Kenton and Emma Treadway, you are the best. Thank you so much! Without you I would have had to enroll in an English course because my punctuation….well it sucks…big time. So thank you very much for your tireless editing and reediting and then final editing.
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above, thank you and to those of you who I will meet in the future, thank God for putting me on this path. Meeting new friends is, to me, the best part of this process.
Jared Kincaid was not in the mood to screw
around. If Duncan had a clue what kind of
he was in
he would not be sending him in to question Chad Evans
Duncan’s main focus had been keeping Damon calm
and Chad alive until they squeezed every bit of information out of
Slamming the door open to the room they
used for questioning
Jared held back a smile when Chad jumped. He
kill the stupid son of a bitch
so badly he could taste it
. Glancing at the two way mirror he knew Damon was there, his voice shouting inside his head to let him take a turn
. Taking a seat Jared sat so close to Chad they were almost touching.
Listen and listen good asshole.
Jared made a sudden move toward Chad grinning when the new
vampire flinched, his eyes going wide with fear before changing back to hate. “
I’m going to ask you some questions and you’re going to answer them. It’s as easy at that.”
“Fuck you.” Chad hissed.
Grabbing Chad by the back of the head
face into the metal table then just as quickly snapped his head back up with a hand full of hair. “
” Jared growled.
“The next person to walk in here is going to be Damon and let me give you a small piece of advice.”
Chad’s eyes bounced from the two way mirror
to Jared, tonguing his broken fang
compliments of Damon.
Knowing Chad was scared enough to piss himself
he continued with a smirk. “The last guy that was in the same chair you’re in now had Damon as his last interrogator.” Jared
. “It didn’t go so well and all he did was mention Nicole’s name. You
tried to kill her.”
“But I didn’t
” Chad grunted
not seeming to be his bad self now.
Jared ignored him. “Actually it was Jamison, the one you hired for the hit on Nicole.” Jared was
enjoying the fear in
eyes. “I see you do remem
What Damon did, well let’s just say
I’ve never seen anything like it and
seen a lot of shit.”
Chad shifted nervously his eyes welling up. “What did he do?”
Jared shivered for effect because he really wanted to see this bastard cry like a little girl. “It’s almost
to repeat, but I was behind that two way
s Damon is now
Jamison remained closed mouth until he started talking about Nicole in a way Damon took offense to.”
“What the hell did he do?” Chad’s high pitched squeal was music to Jared’s ear
. Yeah, he was getting to
played it out for a minute longer
looking from the glass back to Chad
making him squirm
Jamison’s head off with his bare hands
. I have never in my
unce like that.
red tried to make himself look
horrified but couldn’t help the slow grin spreading across his face. “
if you want to continue being a closed mouth asshole then by all means do it, but for your information
Damon is in my head right now wanting in here
o be quite honest
we didn’t get much out of Jamison at all. Damon is a wild man when it comes to his mate. He really doesn’t give a shit what you have to say.”
“I-I got rights.” Chad’s whinny voice was really getting on his nerves.
“You gave up those rights when you paid to be turned, kidnapped Nicole and tried to kill a human. Oh
and let’s not forget your attempt to kill a warrior.” Jared leaned in his face
his eyes black as night.
you ready to talk now or do you still want to pull the tough guy act.”
Chad just sat staring at the table not uttering a word.
I didn’t warn you.” Jared slammed
head into the metal table again just for the hell of it
. Standing Jared headed for the door.
“Wait.” Chad tried to turn, but the silver chains held him in place. “I did hire Jamison.”
“Already knew that.” Jared
stopped at the
door. “Who turned you?”
“I don’t know.” Chad replied, but added when Jared reached the
. “I know the address where I went.” Chad rattled off the address.
“What else can you share about your little adventures in child trafficking and blood trade?” Jared took a step back toward the table knowing he was winning this battle. The asshole was about to blab. “Who were you reporting to?”
“I don’t know that.” Chad spit out, but hurriedly added before Jared turned
again. “I always got a phone call. They seemed to know when kids were getting ready to hit the
epartments. I just got a name and what family to place them with. Any money was sent to a PO box.” Chad went on to blab the
“What phone number were you given for contact?” Jared pushed.
“They always contacted me with a blocked number.” Chad seemed to be relaxing which Jared didn’t like. He wanted more information and knew
I hate like hell to have to do this because the last time it gave me nightmares, but I think you know more. Too bad we won’t find out what it is.” Jared opened the door yelling down the hallway. “Get Damon. I’ve done all I can do.”
“No.” Chad struggled with the chains, almost tipping his chair over. “Wait
here’s something else. I just remembered.”
Jared rolled his eyes before turning around. Funny how a little scare
can remove one’s head from
. “It better be good.”
He turned walking back toward the table. If it wasn’t
good he was going to slam
his ugly face into the table one more time.
Before Jared could make it to the table
bouncing off the wall. A woman holding a gun
into the room
the gun trained right between his eyes. If he moved fast enough he could…..
“Don’t even think about it
I’m a sure shot and I hear silver is bad for your health
” The woman
the trigger back. “
Now grab that chair and move nice and slow to that corner and sit.”
Her head tilted to
where she wanted him to go
Jared growled, but did as she ask
. He glanced at the two
way mirror wondering where t
he hell everyone was. He tried to reach them
with his mind
, but there was nothing but silence.
He sat down
glaring at the woman
trying to keep
control. He didn’
t like the fact
had the upper hand. Yeah, his male ego was taking a serious hit.
Someone else moved quickly into the room slamming the door shut. Grabbing
chair he wedged it under the doorknob. Both wore baseball caps and sunglasses.
“We need to hurry.” A boy Jared figured
around eighteen threw a bag at the woman. It hit the floor with a loud
“Do either of you know who the hell you
dealing with?” Jared glared at both of them.
“We don’t want any problems with you warrior.” The boy replied
moving closer to the table
. “We want him.” He
“Breaking in here and holding a gun on me….”
His eyes narrowed
. “is a big problem.”
The woman handed the gun to the boy and bent down pulling out silver chains
from the bag
. “It’s nothing personal
so chill out
.” The woman stood holding the chains.
“Oh, I take it very personal.” Jared’s crooked grin was anything but pleasant.
“She’s going to chain you and if you make one move to hurt her I will bury a bullet right between your eyes.” The boy walked over tapping the barrel of the gun to