DEMENTED SONS MC SERIES
The Demented Sons MC Novels were the first series released. Start with Colton's Salvation and fall in love with each of these broken men that need special women to repair their fractured souls.
The army taught me to kill.
Every flex of hard earned muscle was for my country. I didnt need shit else except my rifle, my brothers, and the enemy. I was born to fight.
Then the military cut me loose.
Civilian life. Two words dirtier than the bloodshed downrange. I didn’t want my freedom.
I wanted my goddamn purpose back. I wanted my government issued M4 in my hands. I wanted to taste the grit of foreign soil. I wanted to fight until I drew my last breath...
Then she crossed in front of my path—carrying our child.
I loved the army.
Call me crazy, but I ate, breathed, and lived for combat. I’d have my brothers’ backs until the day we died. I was loyal to the core.
I sure as hell didn’t plan on having it taken from me—but sometimes sh*t happens.
Expendable. That’s what I was to the army. A broken soldier, cast to the side.
I needed the adrenaline rush of hitting the drop zone. I needed my rifle and the chaos of battle. I needed my goddamn honor back…The Demented Sons stepped in and gave me my reason to live.
Then she showed up and turned my world upside down.
I joined the Marine Corps to escape.
Betrayal left a bitter taste in my mouth and I didn’t care if I made it back alive. Too bad I lived when those around me died. What the actual f*ck…
I was no goddamn hero—no matter what that purple medal said.
Every day I was drowning. Until the Demented Sons found me. They forced me to fight, or die trying. They showed me they had my back. But I sure as hell would never need anyone again.
Then she strutted on stage and I was a goner.
The Marine Corps made me ruthless.
Able to kill a man without batting an eye—I was a cold, heartless bastard. I proved it by sleeping with my best friend’s wife the night of his funeral. Then I walked out the door.
She’d always been my greatest weakness and my biggest temptation, but she deserved better than me.
After taking one too many bullets, I was discharged from the Corps. I moved across the country and the Demented Sons became my family. I vowed to never see her again.
Then she begged me to help her disappear.
STRAIGHT WICKED SERIES
The Straight Wicked Novels are Kristine's second series released! Make Music With Me is the first novel in this series that centers around the four members, and their families, of the highly successful rock band... Straight Wicked.
Make Music With Me
I’m the lead singer for Straight Wicked, the hottest rock band in years.
Every woman wants to be my muse. But that position is already filled. Lust, love, heartbreak, anger—every word I sing is for her.
Except she doesn’t belong to me.
She used to be my brother’s woman, but now she’s drowning in grief and I’m soullessly plotting.
I want her to see me.
I want her to hear my music.
I want her to know my words.
I should feel guilty for what I’m about to do, but I don’t. She needs to move on and I need to fucking
breathe again. I’m a substitute for no one. My name is Levi MacKenzie and I’m in love with my brother’s fiancée.
Make Music With Me is the first book in the Straight Wicked Series. It’s a story of learning to let go and move forward. It’s about accepting the possibility that there is hope of finding peace. Life doesn’t always play out the way we plan, and the light shining at the end of the tunnel may be held by the last person you believe it should be, but it may be exactly who we were intended to find.
Snare My Heart
I'm the drummer for Straight Wicked, the hottest rock band in years.
Every woman wants to be the one I choose for the night. After all, I have the reputation for being a rock star on stage and in bed.
Except for her. Challenge accepted.
Now she's begging for my help, but she has no idea she's about to make a deal with the devil.
I want her in my bed.
I want her to marry me.
I want her to have my baby.
I should feel wrong for what I'm about to do, but I don't. She needs a marriage of convenience with an expiration date. I don't plan on letting her go. My name is Dominic Salvatore and I'm in love with a woman who hates me.
No Treble Allowed
I'm the bass player for Straight Wicked, the hottest rock band in years.
My angel face hides my devil's desire. Every woman thinks she wants me, but they don't know me.
I always go too far.
Our band is unraveling and it's my fault. Cleaning up my act won't save shit, but if pretending to do it gets me what I want….
I want her.
I want the woman I can't have.
I want to ravage her soul and steal her innocence.
She's my worst addiction. With her, I almost believe I'm salvageable—but I'm not. I'm irreparably damaged. I'm going to destroy her. My name is Logan MacKenzie and I'm in love with my best friend.
String Me Up
I’m the lead guitarist for Straight Wicked, the hottest rock band in years.
Women fall at my feet. They think they can tame me, but I call the shots.
I’ll never trust a woman again.
The only woman I ever loved is the one I despise. She shredded my soul.
I want to hate her.
I want to punish her.
I want the chance to make her beg.
I should go to hell for what I’m about to do, but I don’t care. I’m going to get even. The problem is one look in those blue eyes and I still want her. My name is Aiden Westbrook and I’m in love with a woman who shattered me.
DEMENTED SONS MC TEXAS SERIES
The Demented Sons MC Novels was the first series released. They have been so loved that Kristine branched into their Texas Chapters. Start with Lock, then dive into Styx, Smoke, and Gunny. Styx was a part of a charitable anthology in early 2019 and is now a full-length novel.
Lock and Load
I'm the Sergeant-At-Arms for the Demented Sons MC. A year ago my life went to shit, and every priority I ever had changed. Being a single dad on the run was never on my radar, but that was the hand I was dealt.
I didn't think shit could get worse.
Then fate dumped a raven-haired beauty in my lap, and all hell broke loose.
Trying to keep my two-year-old daughter and a hot mess of a woman alive while still protecting my club threw my adrenaline into overdrive. Strung tight, danger coming at us from all directions, I faltered...
That was the only excuse I had for what happened next.
Styx and Stones
I'm the Enforcer for the Demented Sons MC, I don't do beach hook-ups with a prim-ass school teacher. And I sure as hell don't obsess over the chick afterward. But that's exactly what I did.
Remembering every inch of her luscious body, every damn sound she’d uttered—I fell into a hole I couldn’t crawl out of. A five foot nothing, legs for days, hole.
No choice, I made a decision. Come hell or high water, the school teacher was gonna be mine...
Except I didn’t realize she had a past I couldn’t survive.
Smoke and Mirrors
As President of the Demented Sons MC, I don’t have time in my life for a woman. It’s not easy running a chapter and raising a teenager alone. Except sometimes life nails you like a freight train.
Nothing prepared me for her.
A ghost from the past, she barreled in wanting something from me I wasn’t prepared to give.
Trying to keep my club together and my daughter from going off the rails, while staying under my enemy’s radar had me wound tight. Haunted by icy blue eyes and a sexy smile, I caved…
Now I’m caught in a web that’s destined to get me killed.
Jax and Jokers
I’m a loyal member of the Demented Sons MC. My priorities were my club and my family. Add in one sick bastard trying to pick us off and I sure as hell didn’t need relationship complications.
Enter one hot waitress.
A chance meeting. One wild night. By morning, I was gone. Maybe I’d used her, but she’d utterly ruined me.
Brothers dropping like flies, adrenaline in my veins, she would’ve been a dangerous distraction—one I couldn’t afford.
At the worst possible moment, I made her a reckless promise. A promise I wouldn’t keep—because I’m no saint.
She was already mine. Too bad it literally took a hurricane to make me see it.
ICED SERIES (In KU for a Limited Time!)
The Iced series follows the players of the Austin Amurs. hockey team. The first book in the series, Hooking is Alex Kosinski's story. If you loved the DSMC Texas series, Alex is Truth's little brother. This series will also include Kristoffer, the team captain, Jordan the goaltender, Dmitry who is Kira's (Voodoo) brother and Jericho Baranov, her cousin.
Hooking: When a player impedes the progress of an opponent by “hooking” him with his stick.
I’m Alex Kosinski, left wing for the Austin Amurs. Hooking was my penalty. It’s never something I set out to do, but it happens. After all, it’s hockey.
Hockey is life. Getting traded was a kick to the nuts, but at least I was still playing. It was all that mattered.
Our relationship was forbidden, but I didn’t care—I hadn’t run from a fight yet.
I had her right where I wanted her, until everything crashed around me. My past came back to bite me in the ass and I was faced with getting kicked off the team. Now, I’m trying to pick up the goddamn pieces.
I’m not going to choose between her or hockey. I want it all. Because despite everything, she’s the best thing I’ve ever hooked.
Tripping: When a player trips an opposing player with their stick, or uses their skate against the other player's skate, causing them to lose balance or fall and obstruct them from making their desired play.
I’m Cameron McGregor, center for the Austin Amurs. Tripping is my penalty. I don’t set out to do it, but it still lands me two minutes in the box every time.
Hockey is my life blood. I eat, sleep, and bleed hockey. Being chosen to play for the Amurs was a dream come true. Money, hockey, and women. I didn’t need anything else.
She hated hockey players, but I didn’t care—come hell or high water, I was going to change her mind.
I had her convinced to let me in before I messed up. It looked bad; I can’t lie. Then, instead of fixing it, I made it worse. Now I have to find a way to get her back.
I’m not going to walk away from what I love. I want it all. Because it turns out I need her as much as hockey—she tripped me good.
Roughing: Called when a player strikes another opponent in a minor altercation that the referee determines is not worthy of a major penalty.
I’m Kristoffer Halvorson, right wing and team captain for the Austin Amurs. Roughing is my penalty. It’s not like I plan to do it, but hockey is a rough sport.
Hockey is everything. From the minute my four-year-old feet hit the ice, I was all in and it hasn’t changed since. Nothing else matters as long as there’s a stick in my hands and a puck in my sights.
She was my friend’s girl, and even though he’s gone, she should be off-limits.
Except I took her into my home, married her, and promised to take care of her. Little did I know, she came with more baggage than either of us expected—and I’m not just talking about the baby she’s carrying. Now I’m mixed up in something so dark it may end not only my career, but my life.
I’ll pull out all the stops to protect what’s mine. Things are about to get rough, but I’m not letting her go.
Holding: When a player grabs another player’s body, sweater, or stick, to prevent them from getting to the puck.
I’m Jordan Beck, goaltender for the Austin Amurs. Holding is my penalty. In my defense, if they get in my crease, they’re fair game.
Hockey runs in my blood—literally. Four generations of hockey gives me damn near royalty status, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Living up to legends can be exhausting. It can also make it difficult to trust women and their motives.
She had no idea who I was and adamantly refused a relationship—it was perfect.
What sounded good in the beginning, quickly got muddled and before I knew it we had crossed more lines than an iced puck. Then it all went to sh*t when my ex showed up with my baby on the way. Thinking I was doing the right thing, I ended things with Blair.
Worst mistake ever—I’m miserable. My game is suffering, my team is pissed at me, and I’m on the chopping block if I can’t pull out of it. If I can find a way to get her back, I’m holding onto her with both hands.
Fighting: Engaging in a physical altercation with an opposing player, usually involving the throwing of punches with gloves removed or worse.
I’m Mikko Heikkinen, winger for the Austin Amurs. Fighting is my penalty. I’m not a violent guy, but I won’t let someone push me around.
Hockey is not only my job, it’s my first love. Nothing comes between us.
From two different worlds, we met on a plane. I was going home to Finland in the off season, she was on her honeymoon. Alone.
I didn’t expect to see her again. Yet fate had other plans. Unable to deny the chemistry between us, we decided on one rule—don’t get attached. Unfortunately, I’m known for breaking the rules.
I’m going to make her mine and I plan to pull out all the stops. I’ve never backed down from a fight and I sure as h*ll don’t plan to now.
ROYAL BASTARDS MC: ANKENY, IA CHAPTER
Welcome to the Royal Bastards where loyalty is King and Code is the only way to survive. This club is not for the weak-minded or easily disturbed. These 1%ers are vicious, ride hard, and love raw. Our stories are dark, cold-blooded, and created to trigger the best of you.⠀
If you dare travel down our dark twisted roads, hold on tight!⠀⠀
◄۞👑¤═¤ROYAL BASTARDS MC¤═¤👑۞►⠀
Voodoo: RBMC Ankeny IA Chapter
I’m Ogun “Voodoo” Dupré—SAA for the Ankeny RBMC. There’s no pretty way to put it: I do the dirty work for my club. Without question, I follow the direct orders of my president.
Except, when my services were required for a particularly delicate situation, I found myself hesitating for the first time in my adult life. That hesitation was my downfall.
With the Bratva gunning for me and my own father out for my blood, I didn’t think I’d survive. Yet, come hell or high water, I’d keep her safe—because she was meant to be mine.
The rumors about my chapter are true, yet things aren’t always what they seem. We don’t play fair, and we don’t leave witnesses.⠀
Sometimes you gotta work a little black magic to come out alive.⠀
Angel: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
I’m Jude “Angel” Bearheart—newly appointed Enforcer for the Ankeny RBMC. They didn’t call me the Angel of Death for nothing. I do the “disposal and cleaning” for the club.
Ridding the world of evil, was my justification for my actions. I was the executioner when the judge and jury failed the victims.
When I found myself at the wrong end of her gun, the hunter became the hunted. Angry brown eyes flashing fire, she had the nerve to demand an exchange I never saw coming.
A dirty politician gunning for us on one side, and a rival club on the other, we were trapped. Trying to find a way out while I kept her alive, would take a miracle.
Except I found myself moving heaven and hell to protect her—because she was mine.
A Very Venom Christmas: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
Warning: This is only loosely a Christmas story - don't expect the jolly fat man in a red suit, here. LOL
I’m Decker “Venom” Pruitt-President for the Ankeny RBMC. I'm a fair man, but those who've crossed me know my retaliation is swift and lethal. Venom ran through my veins.
After the Army, all I needed was my club. Emotionally bankrupt, I had nothing to offer a woman. Especially her. She wanted me to show her who I really was, but that was impossible. I was her worst nightmare.
Two pink lines changed everything.
Too late, I found out she'd gotten tied up with the wrong crowd. Trouble was falling all over us like the winter snow-steady and determined to bury us. That wasn't happening on my watch.
Sometimes it doesn't take an army, just one man full of venom and nightmares.
Roses Are Red (FREE in KU!) Spin-off of RBMC
Roses Are Red⠀⠀
Violets Are Blue⠀⠀
I hold the aces,⠀⠀
The loser is you.⠀⠀
My name is Rose, and I have a gift—call it a supreme “intuition.”⠀⠀
I’m the last one people suspect of cheating, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Cards are my game, and Vegas is my playground. What I’m doing might bend the law a little, but I dare them to prove it.⠀⠀
Storm Montgomery thinks he’s got my number. He’s bound and determined to stop me. He insists I’m going to get caught. Fat chance.⠀⠀
Except he might be right, because now I’m running for my life and he’s the only one who can save me.⠀⠀
Welcome to Nursery Crimes, where tales are twisted and happily ever after’s are not always guaranteed...⠀
Chains: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
It's what you've all been waiting for! Chains and Jasmine's story!
I’m Nico “Chains” Trinidad—Tail-Gunner for the Ankeny RBMC. I'm not a good man, but I’m loyal to the core. I won’t hesitate to protect my club.
I wanted Jasmine more than my next breath. Just one night, and she was a fire in my blood I couldn’t extinguish. It didn’t matter that she was forbidden.
When my chapter stumbled into the middle of a sinister organization, it put us all in their crosshairs. Chaos ensued, and she became a casualty.
Damaged and scarred, she used me, and I let her. My need to possess her overrode common sense. Until we got caught and I was shipped off to keep her brother from carving out my heart.
Months later, I came back to secrets and lies that blew up in our face. Now, I need to find a way to save her from one of our deadliest enemies or lose everything.
I’m going to prove I’m the right man for her and unleash the hounds of hell on them—even if it kills me.
Haunting Ghost: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
People used to know me as Lucian Stone. I’m a cleaner for the Ankeny RBMC. Some would call me heartless, others might say I’m emotionless. They might be right, but I have two fingers for them.
When I was young and thought I had the world by the tail, Lila Kellerman owned my heart.
Once upon a time we’d been that couple—the epitome of young love. Voted most likely to succeed. Cutest couple. Quintessential small-town-jock meets blonde girl-next-door. Until one night it all went to shit.
At eighteen and two months shy of graduating, the clang of iron bars closing became my background music.
Gone were the boy with a full-ride scholarship for football and the girl with hopes of becoming a veterinarian. In their place was an ex-con and a dead girl.
My name is Ghost, and this is my story.
Charming Phoenix: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
I’m Keagan “Phoenix” O’Brien—loyal member of the Ankeny RBMC. With the secrets we keep, I fit right in. All I need is my club. Everyone else can bite me.
A bad breakup left my life trashed, literally. It made sense to escape and leave all the BS behind on an out-of-town mission.
I should’ve stayed home.
Not only did I meet the right chick at the wrong time, but she had more secrets than we do. After a couple of psychos tried to kill her mother, they went after her, catching me and my brothers in the crossfire. As the only able man, it became my job to keep her alive.
Now I’m running for my damn life with my new sidekick in tow. I’m not supposed to touch her, but I’m gonna lose that battle. Because she’s hotter than hell and I love playing with fire.
My name is Phoenix, and this is my story.
Sabre: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
People think they know what punishment is, but they have no idea. I’d lived enough lifetimes of misery that I’m an expert.
Soleil was my soulmate, but I was a Watcher and it was prohibited for us to be together.
After we were caught, she was ripped away, leaving me begging for death. Dropped into the middle of the Civil War, I thought my wish had been granted. Little did I know, my punishment was my anguish on Earth and it would never end.
For years, I was a lost soul, wandering—until I found the Ankeny RBMC. With them, something within my empty chest settled and I dared put down roots.
When she showed up on our doorstep, I was stunned. Except she had no memory of me or that it was my fault her brother died.
Now, a sinister evil is toying with us, threatening to separate us… permanently.
It’s not happening on my watch. I failed once before, and we lost heaven to have each other. But nothing in hell would keep us apart.
They call me Sabre, but this is my real story.
Facet: RBMC Ankeny, IA Chapter
I’m Damien “Facet” Blackwood—tech guru for the Ankeny RBMC. Love is bullsh*t. My mother and her two thousand husbands were enough to convince me. Give me my computers any day of the week.
Until Willow. Victim of a black market adoption, she wanted our help to find her biological parents. From the second I laid eyes on her, I wanted her, but I couldn’t touch her. It would only lead to heartache.
Then one night I killed a man and my entire world turned upside down. I wasn’t who I thought I was—hell, I wasn’t what I thought I was—and it seemed the people who should’ve protected me only used me.
In a moment of weakness, Willow pushed me too far and I made her mine. Now despite being the biggest danger to her, I can’t let her go.
With secrets and enemies pouring out of the woodwork, I might need to embrace the very darkest part of myself. Because if I don’t, none of us may survive.
Taming Raptor: RBMC Dallas, TX Chapter
I’m Adrien Krow, but they call me Raptor.
Ten years ago, Sage was too damn young for my darkness, so I put up a wall. It worked—until the day it didn’t. Being with her wasn’t supposed to rock my world, but it sure as hell did.
The last thing I planned to do was move back to Texas and the secrets I left behind.
But all debts must be paid, and I owed a big one.
Now I'm the President of the Dallas, Texas chapter, and I’m haunted by the woman I left behind. I tell myself I’m better off alone, and I’m almost convinced. But then she shows up on the back of my brother’s goddamn bike with trouble nipping at her heels.
If that isn't enough to piss me off, her trouble catches up, leaving both her and my chapter in the sights of a contract killer. I'm not taking either situation lying down. I'm stealing her from my brother, and I'm eliminating the threat against us.
Because Sage and the Dallas chapter are mine—and no one touches what's mine.
ROYAL BASTARDS MC: DALLAS, TX CHAPTER
Welcome to Kristine Allen’s Dallas, TX chapter! If you enjoyed the Ankeny, IA series, you’re going to love the Dallas chapter. Raptor moved back to Texas and re-established the Dallas, TX chapter that had been closed down in the wake of Rancid’s reign.
Raptors Revenge: RBMC Dallas, TX Chapter
Though Raptor and Sage (Cookie) got their HFN, you all knew there had to be more....
The conclusion to their story is here!
Sage and I finally got our happily ever after—or happily for now. Because there are things left unresolved.
A killer is still on the loose and we both have demons lurking. Secrets and insecurities that are closing in whether we like it or not.
Now, someone is toying with us and threatening to break up our newfound happiness. Not happening.
I will pull out all the stops, because I meant what I said….
No one messes with what’s mine without me getting revenge.
Sparking Ares: RBMC Dallas, TX
Once upon a time, I was Soap, happy-go-lucky member of the Demented Sons MC in Iowa. Beneath that façade, I had a secret I couldn’t afford to get out. All of that ended when the woman I loved died in my arms.
Driven by revenge, I searched for the party responsible for her death. When all I found were dead ends, I went to the Royal Bastards MC—known for uncovering the evil of the world and exterminating it. My stipulation—I wanted to be the one to kill whoever had stolen from me.
They refused. So I did what I had to do.
I joined them.
Slaughtering a human trafficker should be easy. What I wanted was within my grasp. Except, when I needed to pull the trigger, I hesitated. Because revenge is a dish best served cold, but a fiery blonde sparked an unexpected flame within me. Plans changed, I took her prisoner, and sh*t hit the fan.
If I wanted to keep her safe, I needed to embrace my secret and pray I could control the savage beast it unleashed.
LA FAMIGLIA DE LUCA
Welcome to Kristine Allen’s Mafia world as part of the Motorcycles, Mobsters, and Mayhem author event proudly presents The Mayhem Makers Series.
These standalone novels are brought to you by several bestselling authors specializing in writing twisted chaos. You'll get all the bikers, mobsters, and dark romance your heart can handle.
Blood Lust: La Famiglia De Luca: Gabriel
Once upon a time, there was a young man who thought he could save the world. Then I grew up. The end. Turns out the world is much darker than I realized.
And now I’m part of that darkness.
As one of the youngest dons in La Cosa Nostra, I have a lot to prove. Weakness is not an option. My father taught me to be fair, but to be ruthless—something I’m a pro at.
Until a chance meeting at an author event, of all places, and one night of anonymous, guilt-free bliss.
Weeks later, an unexpected betrayal drops her in my lap and I own everything about her for six months. She might hate me, but our chemistry is undeniable.
She’s driving me crazy and the feelings she evokes are dangerous. They make her a liability. Especially when I have an unknown enemy that wants nothing more than to see me devastated—and dead.
Now I have to keep both of us safe, or die trying.
I’ll find a way, because I. Never. Lose.
Dive into the dark world of the Sicilian Mafia and the men that keep it alive and well. It all starts with blood…
Blood Money: La Famiglia De Luca: Vittorio
Once upon a time, there was a young man who loved a girl, and she loved him right back. Then I threw it all away. Turns out guys born into darkness don’t get a happily ever after.
And now that darkness owns me.
As the underboss to one of the youngest dons in La Cosa Nostra, responsibility is a heavy cross to bear.
Regret is not an option. My grandfather taught me that the world is ruthless—and now, so am I.
Until she came back, and all I have are regrets.
Stubborn, she throws my family’s protection back in our faces. Now word is out, and she’s become a target for more than one reason.
Our enemies are conspiring against us, and a war is brewing. I can’t let her get caught in the crossfire. We need to be able to trust each other, yet we both have secrets that threaten to destroy us. Not happening.
I’ll find a way. Because I. Never. Give. Up.
Blood Ties: La Famiglia De Luca: Alessio
Once upon a time, there was a young man who ran away for a chance at a different life. Then I f*cked up and went back. Turns out I like the darkness too much.
But now that darkness haunts me.
As the notorious hit man, The Huntsman, I kill without remorse. Feelings are not an option. After all, my family's legacy taught me that the world is cold—and now, so am I.
Until I have her in my sights and I can't pull the trigger.
Like a fool, I went and fell for her. Now The Huntsman has become the hunted and I have to keep her safe from the killers on our tail.
A poisonous cauldron of lies is drowning us, and no one is who they seem. My family is poised on the brink of war and I'm a target because of my last name.
She needs to trust me. But if she finds out I was supposed to kill her, I'll lose her. Not happening.
I’ll find a way. Because I. Never. Back. Down.
Another way to check out my stories is to check out the following books! If you're already a lover of my books, you can find sneak cameos of some of your favorite characters.
The Weight of Honor
Duet for the Cuffed & Pinched Anthology
As fifth generation Chicago PD and a member of the dedicated SWAT team, my life had no room for a relationship. I lived, breathed, and sh*t my career. With every call, I knew it could be my last.
Until Tawny Russo barreled into my life.
Feisty, sexy, and smart—she knew how to keep me on my toes. Unfortunately, she’s a criminal defense attorney who spends her days defending the people I put behind bars.
A deadly stalker is closing in on her and one of her clients is Vince Dalton—my childhood friend. Our careers are clashing and one of us will end up in the crossfire. It’s going to take everything I have to make sure we both make it out alive.
But such is the weight of honor.
***This is the extended version of a short story found in the TNTNYC’s Cuffed & Pinched Anthologies and the counter-story to M. Merin’s The Weight of Blood.
Got Your Six: A DSMC TX Prequel
I used to be Sergeant Owen Williams, but now I don't know who the hell I am.
After my last deployment unraveled, leaving chaos in its wake, I walked away from the Marine Corps. The problem was, my ghosts followed me. Relentlessly.
Never in a million years did I expect a furry, four-legged guardian angel to step in and change my path. Nor was I prepared for the hot mess of a woman that accompanied him.
Tori and her cantankerous dog were everything I never knew I needed in my life. Except my fear and issues ruined everything. Left with my ghosts, I was spiraling without her.
So I came to a conclusion.
Come hell or high water, I was going to show her I was worth forgiving.
***This is the extended version of a short story found in the Remembering Ryan Anthology and the prequel to an upcoming story in the DSMC Texas series.