Thursday, June 21, 2012

Excerpt from "Iced" by Karen Moning

This is my favorite excerpt so far from "Iced." Anyone who knows me will know exactly why... it mentions one of my favorite book guys, Barrons! 

Ryodan doesn’t like Mac. He never has. She got between him and his best boy-bud. I give him a look. “I’ll tell you a secret, Ryodan. You mess with her, Barrons’ll kill you.” I drag a finger across my neck. “Just like that. You aren’t all that. Barrons’ll stomp your ass, hand’s down.”

He smiles faintly. “I’ll be damned. You have a crush on Barrons.”

“I do not have a crush—“

“You do, too. It’s all over your face. Anybody could see it.”

“Sometimes, boss, you’re just wrong.”

“I’m never wrong. You might as well take out a billboard. ‘Dani O’Malley thinks Jericho Barrons is hot.’ My offer to teach you is still open. Save you from future embarrassment. If I can see it on your face, he can, too. ”

“He never figured it out before,” I grumble then realize I just admitted it. Ryodan has a tricky way of wording things that makes you say things you didn’t mean to say. “Maybe I’ll ask Barrons to teach me,” I mutter and turn away from the stairs, heading for his office. I run smack into his chest. “Dude, move. Trying to get somewhere here.”

“No one but me is ever going to teach you, Dani.” 

He touches me before I see it coming, has his hand under my chin, turning my face up. My shiver is instant and uncontrollable.

“That’s non-negotiable. You signed a contract with me that grants exclusivity. You won’t like it if you try to break it.


  1. Whaaaat?!?! So did Ryodan order Dani know???!?

  2. I don't think so. She's only a year older in this book I believe.

  3. I love this! Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing, Becky.

  4. I So can't wait for this. I'll be in NoLA for the ICED event in Oct :D :D

    Is it bad that I am already shipping Dani/Ryodan? Hah.

    Also, I tagged you in the Liebster Blog Award. It's like some questions about you and blogging so your audience can get to know you better. Here's the link to mine if you wanna fill it out:

  5. This is one of my favorite sneak peeks, too! Ry may not be Barrons, but he's still sexy as HELL. It's weird that he's Dani's hero though...not quite sure how I feel about that because I'm not her biggest fan. I wouldn't mind a Barrons/Ryodan sandwich...*goes off to daydream*