/, Vortex/Teaser Thursday #2: Countdown to VORTEX

You can read the first teaser right here.

I grabbed her hand and tugged. “Wait . . . one more thing.”
It’s just meaningless kissing. The emotional still-in-love-with-the-girl-I-couldn’t-be-with part of my brain stayed shut off, as it had been for weeks now. The agent in me knew Kendrick was right. Revenge came in many different forms.
My hand slid down the sides of her neck and smallest amount of confusion flickered across her face. “What are you–“
I didn’t let her finish. And it wasn’t a soft gentle kiss. It was a manly, controlling one. I knew my inner agent was still switched on when I recalled exactly how many seconds we had been kissing: twenty. No punching. No resistance. Her arms stayed completely limp at her sides while mine wrapped tightly around her, and she let me. In fact, she was the one to stick her tongue in my mouth. Seriously?

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Fun fact: when I read an early draft of VORTEX, and this scene popped up, I kinda flipped out. But I told Julie to keep it because I LIKED it and well, I can’t wait until you guys find out who Jackson is kissing. 😉

Julie Cross’s Vortex is the thrilling second installment of the Tempest series, in which the world hangs in the balance as a lovelorn Jackson must choose who to save.

Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accidental run in with Holly—the girl he altered history to save—Jackson is once again reminded of what he’s lost. And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents not only find themselves under attack, but Jackson begins to discover that the world around him has changed and someone knows about his erased relationship with Holly, putting both their lives at risk all over again.

VORTEX is coming out January 15, 2013! You can preorder your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble!


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  1. Monica :) November 2, 2012 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Oh my –I remember this. Oh boy do I remember this. 😀

  2. Ashelynn Hetland November 2, 2012 at 3:40 am - Reply


  3. Gaby Pendragon November 2, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    OMG!!! I need Vortex now!

  4. Louise November 11, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Awesome I need Vortex I need it

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