Cosmos' Gateway Book 7
Can a Prime warrior protect the reclusive hacker whose touch leaves the mark of their bond on them, or will he lose her to the criminal mind who, if he can’t use her, will kill her to safeguard his power?
Amelia ‘Runt’ Thomas’ life revolves around a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the most ruthless criminals in the world. She follows two codes: the code of hackers and her personal code of honor to bring down anyone who thinks they’re untouchable. She was on target until one fateful night when the touch of a strange man sends an unexpected shock wave through her. Now, the faint whispers in her head are growing louder and more annoying, distracting her from her mission.
Derik ‘Tag Krell Manok’s search for the mysterious woman who changed his life nearly two years before is finally over. As a Prime warrior from another world, he knew the moment he touched Amelia that she was his bond-mate—but she disappeared before he could whisk her away to safety. He is determined not to let that happen again, but he also knows that he needs to proceed with caution because Amelia is unlike any woman he has ever known before.
As their connection grows, so does Derik’s fear that he will be unable to keep Amelia safe from a man who is just as determined to find her and use her amazing talents for his own devious purposes. Find out what happens when an alien warrior, a determined AI named RITA, and a few other surprising twists come together to save a special woman named Runt!
Runt turned to gaze out the window again. She was silent for a few seconds, unsure whether she wanted to share what she was thinking and feeling—even with RITA. Her arms tightened around her waist.
“Nothing’s wrong. I’m just thinking,” she finally replied.
“About Derik?” RITA inquired.
Runt could feel her face contort in distaste. She was not going to admit that she had been thinking about Derik ‘Tag Krell Manok! A shiver of unease ran through her. That was usually a sign that it was time to disappear.
The problem was doing it without RITA knowing. Cosmos Raines’ AI system, RITA, which stood for Really Intelligent Technical Assistant was as close to family as she had. It was that connection that made her reluctant to hurt RITA, even if she was only a computer program.
She’s more than binary code, Runt thought looking at the soft concern in RITA’s glowing eyes.
“I wish…,” she started to say before she shook her head and looked down at the floor.
“What do you wish, Amelia?” RITA asked.
Runt shook her head. “I’m going to go out for a bit. Now that Avery has been found and we know that Markham and Wright are dead, I don’t need to be here so much,” she stated, dropping her arms to her side and turning to grab her backpack off the floor near the chair and pulled it on her back.
“Amelia…,” RITA started to protest.
Runt turned and looked at the holographic figure of the woman she had come to love. Her gaze followed RITA as the holographic image glided forward and lifted her hand to caress her cheek. She pulled back when RITA’s fingers passed through her. Sorrow and a sense of loneliness enveloped Runt. It has been so long since she’d felt the touch of another human that she almost forgot what it felt like. The last hug she’d had was from her mother.
“Oh, sweetheart,” RITA said with regret.
Runt shook her head. “I’ll be back later,” she murmured.
She turned away and headed for the door to her apartment. This was not her world. She belonged in the recesses of the underground world of the hackers—out on the streets where people talked and the shadows listened. A place among those that knew about the darkness—not in a castle in the sky.
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