Tested by Janelle Stalder
Faced with the scariest decision of her life, Missy is going behind enemy lines to save the rebel that seems to haunt her every dream. Finding courage is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, especially when she comes face-to-face with a terrifying reality. The green eyes that have fascinated her, no longer gleam with recognition. Now Missy must find a way to not only get them out alive, but to save the mind of the man who is quickly capturing her heart. And she must do it all without getting caught. Put to the test, will Missy be able to rise above her fears and find love, or watch it all blow up in smoke?
*This book is for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language.
Missy,” she said, shaking his hand quickly before pulling her hand away. “I haven’t taken blood yet. Do I need to bring something with me?”
“Heather set the tray up for you over in room B. I’ll walk you over.”
Palms sweating, Missy stood up and followed him down the empty halls.
“I’m warning you,” he said, breaking the silence, “this one is a bit aggressive, but don’t let him scare you. There’s no way he can hurt you.”
She had to consciously force her feet to keep moving while every nerve in her body screamed for her to turn and run. This was overwhelming and her heart was likely to beat right out of her chest any moment. By the time they reached the room, she was sure she was about to have a heart attack.
Wiping her hands on her pants, she looked down at the needle and vials laid out for her, and forced herself to calm down before entering the room. Holding on to the tray, knuckles white, Missy followed Geoff into the room where two other male technicians stood in front of a third restrained to a chair. They parted at their entrance to reveal a very pissed off looking, and disturbingly breathtaking as he pulled at his restraints, Tyler.
Their eyes met and her hands instantly started to tremble. Without her realizing it, Missy had completely stopped moving. She stood, staring at him with a mixture of horror and relief that she’d finally found him. Those clear green eyes swept down her slowly before rising to meet her gaze once more.
She felt trapped and spellbound by that stare that pinned her to where she stood. Even her lungs seemed to have stopped working as she held her breath at the sight of him. Silently Missy prayed that he wouldn’t let on they knew each other. Obviously he would realize she was there to save him, so they needed to play it cool before any of the other three men in the room suspected something was off.
A low growl vibrated from Tyler as he slightly curled back his upper lip, his sights still locked on her. Missy instinctively took a step back. When he spoke, it was only one word, said so darkly and huskily she almost missed what it was.
Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. Since then she has released an Adult Dystopian Romance series, the New World Series, hitting the best sellers list on Amazon. She has also released a Mature YA/NA novel, Brush Strokes, that stayed on the best sellers list for contemporary romance for sixteen straight weeks. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she's not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, her little bun in the oven that is on the way, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in a small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.
Simple Beginnings (Contemporary Romance) – Fall2014
Elysium (YA Fantasy Spin-off of the Eden Series) –Fall/Winter 2014
Love Defined (Historical Romance) - 2015
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