We are gathered here today to celebrate the special Christmas day release of
Justice for Skylar
This is the first book in the "12 Olympians" series by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
This is a companion series to her best selling Assassin/Shifter series
** Warning, this is an adult paranormal/shifter M/M series, mature content not intended for anyone under the age of 18 **
Skylar Foxx has been on his own for years, ever since he had been kicked out of his home just shy of turning sixteen. He worked the streets for food and warmth, certain that one day his life would take a better path. That day arrived in the form of a flyer smacking him in the face after enduring a particularly rough trick. Walking through the front door of the Pride safe house became the best decision Skylar ever made. He began a new life with help from billionaire businessman Caden Fournier, his husband, Kellan, and their outreach center associates. That life also included a handsome, six-foot-two Italian who looked mighty fine astride a Harley. After a tense introduction, Skylar discovered Justice Salvatore was unlike any man he'd ever met. He’s about to find out just how different Justice is. The two grow closer as Skylar struggles with his own weird… ability. Just when he dares to dream of a happy ending, his past explodes into his present and threatens to destroy everything.
Justice Salvatore has only been in love once, with the beautiful daughter of his werewolf pack’s beta. She was human, however, and Justice stayed away to protect her — only to mourn her death from a rogue attack. Skylar Foxx is stunning, but Justice is swept away by his incredible voice. Smitten on the spot, he sets his sights on getting to know the skittish young man. Bad things are happening to Skylar as they grow close, and Justice will do everything in his power to protect him. A terrifying secret shakes Justice to his core, and he is forced to decide whether someone close to him will live or die. After the hell Skylar has been through, Justice makes the only choice. There will be justice for Skylar.
Merry Christmas! Here is an excerpt from Justice for Skylar:
Skylar spun around to see Justice Salvatore smiling at him. Oh, holy fucking hell. Tight, faded black jeans hugged enormous thighs and painted a perfect picture of what Justice was hiding under them — although he’d gotten a very good look at what Justice was hiding under them. The striptease all the guys had done to raise money for the outreach centers had given him all kinds of memories of the sinfully, sexy man currently standing in front of him. All glorious six foot two inches of him. A leather jacket hung from his fingertips over one shoulder and a white tank accentuated large biceps.
Skylar licked his lips as he gave Justice a slow once over. “It’s beautiful.” Skylar finally looked up and met with greenish-blue eyes.
“Want to take a ride?” Skylar stepped back in shock.
“Yeah, unless you need to have caffeine, like, right now. I can bring you back and then maybe we can both have coffee.”
Skylar motioned to the cup in Justice’s hand. “Seems like you already got some.”
Justice threw the cup towards the large trashcan in front. It dropped in perfectly. “Not anymore. Guess I’ll get some when we get back.”
Skylar looked from the bike and back to Justice. “Um, do you have an extra helmet?”
Justice regarded Skylar’s face closely. “Are you afraid of motorcycles?” Skylar blinked up at him. “It’s okay if you are. I’ll be real careful, I promise.” Justice held his fingers up. “Scout’s honor.”
Skylar chuckled. “Wrong fingers. That’s ‘hang loose’ in Hawaii.”
Justice narrowed his eyes with a grin. “Are you sure?”
“Yes, I’m sure.” Skylar ran his hand along the bike seat. “I’ll go with you.” What the hell, he had to get over his fear at some point. This was his new life, and he was going to start it by facing down all of his fears. Justice removed the extra helmet from his saddlebag and handed it to Skylar. It wasn’t too cold out, but Skylar’s sweater wouldn’t be sufficient on the back of the bike.
Justice swung his jacket around and placed it on Skylar’s shoulders. “Wear this.” Skylar threaded his arms in the jacket and smiled when it came down to the tips of his fingers. He looked up at Justice.
“What about you? Won’t you be cold?” “
I’ll be fine.” Justice winked and straddled his bike. “Now, get on.” Justice closed his eyes as Skylar got on the back of the bike. Warmth from Skylar pressed to his back and he almost sighed. “Put your helmet on,” he said.
“Yes, sir,” came from behind him. Justice chuckled, started the bike and looked over his shoulder.
"Now, hang on.”
Justice for Skylar is the first book in a new companion series to the Assassin/Shifter series we have come to know and love by this best selling author. Over the last several books in the A/S series, we've gotten to know the young group of misfits that have taken solace within the Pride safe house that is ran by several of our shifters and humans, particularly Caden and Kellan. Caden considers all of them to be like his children, he dotes on them and protects them. So when Petey and the rogues come after his boys, it gets real ugly real quick!
Skylar Fox had been on his own since he was 16. Working tricks on the streets just to put food in his mouth. All of that changed the day he walked into the Pride safe house. Now he's finishing school, living in a house with his friends under the protection of Caden and the rest of the guys, and being courted by the sexiest Italian shifter on the planet. At first Skylar cannot believe that Justice Salvatore would want him, truly want to be with him and love him. He has come to think of himself as worthless and unlovable because of the bad things he had to do to survive when he lived on the streets. But Justice is bound and determined to prove to Skylar that he can and does love him, unconditionally.
Justice only ever loved one other person, a human girl, the daughter of his father's beta. A rogue attack left her dead and Justice broken, he hadn't been able to protect her. He will be damned if he won't protect Skylar! As the story unfolds we learn even more about Skylar and his friends like Elijah and Stone. But we also learn more about the shifters, especially the Salvatore's and why the rogues want them all so badly. Skylar and his friends all have certain abilities that Justice and the other's have begun noticing as of late. And as Justice and Skylar are learning about each other, building a strong foundation for a lasting relationship, they are also learning more about Skylar's ability. Everything comes to a heated conclusion when someone from Justice's past threatens not only his future with Skylar, but Skylar's life. Someone is going to die, the question is who?
At 22 books into the Assassin/Shifter series, Gasq-Dion has come up with a nice twist to breathe new life into these stories. Over the years we've fallen in love with all of these characters, families, shifters and assassins. We've had mates that had to grow up to be together, psychotic FBI agents falling in love with the head of the Russian Mob, adorable wolves that were born mated and so many more plot lines it would take me all day to write about them. Now we have the introduction of 'The 12 Olympians' starting with Skylar. The gods have sent these young adults to assist James and Wayne and their groups in the battle that is to come. Even the powers of the shifters as well as their animals have evolved as of late. I love that the author is constantly evolving as well with new stories, couples and struggles throughout this series.
The A/S series is my favorite M/M series. The writing is always detailed, complex and intriguing; as well as the stories and the characters. There is a lot going on within the series as a whole and then within each book as well. If you're a fan of action, suspense, drama, shifters, hot sweaty sexy naked men whose mission in life is to love their partner completely (and don't mind displaying said love for us to enjoy and usually on the X rated level!) then this is a must read series for you!
Up next is 'At Years End' I believe, and it cannot release soon enough.
For everything about Gasq -Dions books/series, including some in depth details about the characters and a nifty 'Family Tree', visit the Assassin/Shifter website.
Christmas at the Dion house
It used to be where I’d get up at four in the morning Christmas day and get everything ready. I’d make pies from scratch, get my 15 pound turkey all lathered up and start boiling potatoes. Then I married the military, I began buying pies (I love Sara Lee) and my turkey has gotten to be 25 pounds. Over the years, we had so many soldiers spending the holidays with us; I just couldn’t put in the work anymore. We’d search high and low for the perfect Christmas tree, buy our yearly ornament from Hallmark and open one gift on Christmas Eve.
Now my kids are grown and we have four cats. So we now have the Christmas counter with a tiny tree. I still buy pies, I have a 15 pound turkey and I think there’s one gift that hasn’t been opened. Christmas became so much more than gift giving over the years, it was a time spent with people who had nowhere else to go and so we became their family.
Present time: The tiny tree is barely surviving; I found it on the floor yesterday and my cat was covered in glitter.
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