author of THE AMPED SERIES
CHAPTER ONE EXCERPT FROM "SWAY"
CHAPTER TWO EXCERPT FROM "SWAY"
Charlie and I are sitting in a booth at the pub across the street from my office. At his insistence that we need more than a salad but less than a shot of liquor to get through the afternoon, we’ve ordered burgers and fries. I’m trying to find the courage to tell my friend about the news report revealing Aidan was with Stella in California.
I escaped before Aidan could show up at the office, and he hasn’t bothered contacting me again. My reaction is somewhere between relief and nagging disappointment.
“Charlie, I’m going to need your full attention if you want me to spill my guts.”
“That guy over there is cute,” he says, “and he keeps looking over at you, Lex. Do you know him?”
I give the guy an inconspicuous once over. He’s under six foot, lean and healthy but not necessarily built. He’s dressed in a suit and tie, but he looks wired and on edge. He’s nursing a shot of something which seems unusual in the middle of a Thursday.
“Nope, never seen him before in my life.”
Before I can go on denying I know who the man is, he’s tossed back the rest of his drink and is coming towards us. Charlie gives me a nudge under the table with his foot as the guy saunters up to us.
“Hi,” my friend interjects before the guy can open his mouth. “Can we help you?” He sends his charming smile at the mystery man.
“You must be Charlie.”
“I must be,” Charlie says, “and you are?”
“And you’re Alexis Greene?”
His voice sounds familiar, but I can’t place it.
“I am,” I say. “I don’t believe we’ve met.”
“Whitmore,” he says. “Mark Whitmore.”
I don’t know what the hell the attorney for Renewable Energy is doing here, but it can’t be an accident that he’s here.
Asking to talk to me.
Excerpted from Sway by M.J. Woods. Copyright © 2017 by M.J. Woods. Excerpted by permission of Dog Ear Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.