Here is another 12 from Dark Passion Rising: A Dark Breed Novel
Things go from bad to worse for our hero Marcus as he grapples with the knowledge that Tambra could very well be his Consort. His mussings are short lived though when he walks right into an ambush.
six figures moved out of the shadows to face him. He saw two vampires among the Weres as they circled around him. Ferals, he thought with disgust. Crouching low, he prepared for battle, knowing he was outnumbered, which was how he liked it. His lips twisted into a cold smile as he nodded at one particularly
large Were. pulled one of his daggers free of its sheath. There was no more time for talk as the Weres attacked with a flash of teeth and claws.
Enjoy all of the Dirty Dozen excerpts at Weekend Dirty DozenHe would not even think it. Fate could not be so cruel as to give him a Consort he could never have. Tambra belonged to another and that was the end of it. A movement out of the corner of his eye drew his attention in time to see a figure duck between a house and vacant lot. Curiosity made him move forward until he stood looking down the long walkway between the house and the lot. At the end of the walkway,