Ellen Cross

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hump Day Hook - My first tasty teaser with Krome's Command

I am so excited to have joined in with many other authors, who share little teasers from their work in the Hump Day Hook weekly bloghop. If you would like to see more from other authors, click on the link below.

For my first hook, I will share a small excerpt from my WIP, Krome's Command - The Vorn Invasion book one, which will be available later in the year from EXtasy Books.

Ben leant forward in his seat, tipping back his bottle and swallowing half its contents in one long pull. He wiped the back of his sleeve across his mouth, his lips curving into a small smile as he turned to face Adam. "I say we pack our bags and head out camping up at Moraine Park in the Rockies for a week or so. It's almost time for our annual camping trip anyway. Jay can run his Wi-Fi from his phone if he needs it, I have a ton of time off collected that I need to use before my boss blows his stack and orders me to take it. And as for you," he elbowed Adam, "is that the second or third job this month that you've gotten the sack from?"

Adam groaned. "The second. And it's not like it's my fault the creepy manager from the last one couldn't keep his damn hands to himself. Do I really look like a boy for hire to you?"

Ben ran a cursory glance over Adams attire, before grinning and nodding. "Yep."

Jay chuckled, and added, "Not to be picky because skin-tight black jeans rock, and the highlighted tips to your hair are a nice touch. But did you really have to buy that shirt...and in pink?"

"Hey, the pink was half the price of the white," Adam pointed out. "Besides, what's wrong with my shirt?" He stood up and spread his hands out, spinning in a slow circle in front of them.

Ben's jaw dropped. He swept his gaze from Adam to Jay and back. "Is he freaking serious?" Jay nodded, grinning like a Cheshire cat.

"For one, it's at least two sizes too small. I can see your nipple rings trying to poke holes through the material." Adam waved him off as he sat his beer down, turning to face Ben and Jay. "Bah, that's nothing."

Ben continued. "For another, it has cream filled Twink written on the back...in glitter!"

"So what?" Adam replied innocently, cocking his hip to one side and crossing his arms as he let a small smile form. "The last two letters fell off in the first wash...so not my fault!"

Ben just shook his head and threw up his hands. "I give up."
Jay bent over laughing, holding his stomach as he tried to gain a decent breath. "Always a good choice where Adam is concerned," he kidded as he straightened and wiped the tears from his eyes with the palm of his hand, before cracking the top on his own beer.


  1. Welcome to HDH! The post was a little long, but i really enjoyed it!

  2. The man's got serious issues with clothing tastes! Nice hook!

  3. LOL I love Adam already. Great hook!

  4. Welcome to HDH! I cracked up reading this-- delightful.

  5. "Real men wear pink." One of my friends, a big guy, has a shirt that says this. I don't think anybody makes fun of him for it, lol. Very funny excerpt. I enjoyed it and can't wait to read more about these characters.

  6. Oh, I want to know all about Adam! Great hook. :)

  7. Ha ha, that made me chuckle! I love the glittery t-shirt and am intrigued to read the whole story.