Take You To Another World Contest Day #12 – SHELLI STEVENS

I enjoy writing/reading heroines of all varieties, including a kick ass one. But Nika, my heroine in Need Me, is the first heroine I’ve written who’s SERIOUSLY capable of kicking ass. Including the hero’s. πŸ˜‰

Leave a comment after reading the excerpt and one winner will be chosen to win a copy of Need Me! And a second winner will be given the choice of any one of my ebooks off my backlist.


Nika has trained her body into a deadly weaponβ€”the better to take what she wants from any world, especially the well-protected planet Belton. But the moment she sees Lt. Brendon Marshall, her weapon is turned against her. A man like him could incinerate a woman’s priorities with one look. And since he’s guarding the very object of her desire, it could be so simple to use him and never look back. As long as she can ignore a more intense pleasure than she’s ever knownβ€”and a wilder need than she’s ever imagined…

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“Yates, where are you?” Footsteps sounded. “It’s damn quiet in here.”

No! Gods, what was he doing here?

Nika rushed to her feet just as Brendon rounded the corner. She only had a moment as his eyes narrowed and he reached for his weapon.

She charged him with a growl and launched into a side kick, knocking his weapon down before he could activate his electro-mace.

“Son of a bitch,” he cursed and crouched down into fighting position. “What did you do to that soldier back there?”

She didn’t reply, dared not use her voice in any manner except the guttural roars she made while on the attack.

Brendon lurched forward swinging his fist hard at her head. She ducked and planted her foot in his ribs, sending him stumbling backward.

“Nice move, boy,” Brendon taunted, gripping his side. “Did you learn that from your nursery instructor?”

He made fun of her size. Anger sparked in her gut, even as she tried to remind herself it was a good thing that he believed her to be a man.

She wished she could talk with him. Taunt him that he must have the stamina of a teenager to have finished so quickly with that girl to be here now.

But if she gave herself away, then she’d have to kill the asshole. And though the idea certainly held a small amount of appeal, she had no intention of taking a life unless it was absolutely necessary.

“What’s the matter, kid?” Brendon goaded, circling her. “Can’t produce enough spunk of your own, so you have to steal someone else’s?”

Oh gods, he had no idea how close he was. Her lips quirked beneath the mask.

Brendon swung at her head again, and when she went to block it he kicked her leg out from under her.

She fell to the ground, rolling to the right when he made an attempt to straddle her and pin her to the ground. From a distance she could pass as a skinny man, but hands on was stretching it.

“If you killed that soldier in the hallway, I will kill you.” His words were perfectly calm as he advanced upon her again. “To hell with the orders to bring you in alive.”

Bring her in alive? Had they been anticipating this mission? A shiver of unease ran down her spine. How come her instructor had not warned her of the possibility? Had Rachel known?

“You’re worried now, aren’t you, boy?” Brendon gave a soft laugh and lunged at her. “You should be.”

41 comments to “Take You To Another World Contest Day #12 – SHELLI STEVENS”

    July 2nd, 2010 at 5:20 am · Link


  2. Christine
    July 2nd, 2010 at 6:20 am · Link

    Love Shelli’s stories sounds like amazing adventure

  3. Blanche
    July 2nd, 2010 at 6:31 am · Link

    I’m a big fan of Shelli’s as well and this sounds like a fantastic book! πŸ™‚

  4. Amy Kathryn
    July 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 am · Link

    I love a heroine that can hold her own. I didn’t know about this series…poor, poor TBR.

  5. Scorpio M.
    July 2nd, 2010 at 7:12 am · Link

    I love the verbal/mental sparring! This one sounds great. I want! πŸ˜€

  6. Lindsay
    July 2nd, 2010 at 7:22 am · Link

    this sounds awesome! can’t wait 2 read!

  7. Caitlin U
    July 2nd, 2010 at 7:35 am · Link

    ooo good fight scene. I love the verbal banter!

  8. elaing8
    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 am · Link

    this sounds so good. my to be read list is getting huge πŸ™‚

  9. Devon
    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 am · Link

    I’ve never read anything of Shelli’s before – this sounds really good.

  10. Casey
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 am · Link

    Wow! That sounds like it’ll be an amazing book! I love kick-ass heroines!

  11. kylie
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 am · Link

    I love stories where a heroine can hold her own against her sexy male partner. and oh the surprises that await him! πŸ˜†

  12. Lori
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 am · Link

    Oooh, how great does this sound?

  13. Lindy
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:42 am · Link

    Your writing style really pulls me in. Looks like a great book!

  14. Lillie A
    July 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 am · Link

    Sounds great! There just is not enough ass-kicking heroines out there.

  15. Nikki
    July 2nd, 2010 at 10:10 am · Link

    Sounds like a good read. I look forward to reading it one of these days.

  16. Joder
    July 2nd, 2010 at 10:13 am · Link

    This sounds like a great read. The heroine sounds like she can take care of herself and teach the hero what’s what.

  17. Jerri Hernandez
    July 2nd, 2010 at 10:16 am · Link

    Wow – love this excerpt. Would really like to win this book, cause it sounds kick-ass!

  18. Lindsey Ekland
    July 2nd, 2010 at 11:51 am · Link

    Love heroines who can stand up for themselves. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

  19. Estella
    July 2nd, 2010 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I love Shelli’s books!

  20. Cecile
    July 2nd, 2010 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Oh gosh… this sounds so delicious!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance!!!

  21. Stella (Ex Libris)
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Wow this sounds exciting! I want to read more! Pretty please? πŸ˜‰

    Please enter me.

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

  22. Fedora
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:29 pm · Link

    What an intriguing set-up! And yes, it sounds like Nika can more than take care of herself! Gotta love a woman who can do that!

  23. Jane
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:35 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release. I’m sure Nika can handle anything that comes her way.

  24. Tracey D
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:38 pm · Link

    What? Is that it??? Yeah, I’m ready for more!

  25. Christy M
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Sounds like Nika can kick some butt! I love girls who keep their guys on their toes congrats on the release!

  26. Amanda
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:53 pm · Link

    I looovw Shelli stevens!!!!! Great excerpt

  27. Cathy MacDonald
    July 2nd, 2010 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Great action and suspense, Shelli, I can’t wait to read more.

  28. Anna Shah Hoque
    July 2nd, 2010 at 2:41 pm · Link

    This looks like such an awesome read. I love Shelli’s books! Can’t wait to get my copy of Need Me. :mrgreen:

  29. Crystal B.
    July 2nd, 2010 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. Sounds good. πŸ˜€

  30. Gabrielle J.
    July 2nd, 2010 at 4:21 pm · Link

    I haven’t read anything by her yet, but this book sounds really good. I liked the excerpt a lot, I’ll definitely be getting a copy as soon as I can! 😎

  31. Diane Sadler
    July 2nd, 2010 at 4:44 pm · Link

    A kick ass heroine, this is great!

  32. Froggy
    July 2nd, 2010 at 4:45 pm · Link

    I haven’t read anything from this author yet either…sounds good

  33. Linda Henderson
    July 2nd, 2010 at 5:02 pm · Link

    I really enjoyed the excerpt, I would love to read more.

  34. sue brandes
    July 2nd, 2010 at 5:05 pm · Link

    Sounds really good. Would love to read it.

  35. Kris
    July 2nd, 2010 at 5:34 pm · Link

    I have not read her yet but this book sounds like one i would love. I love kick butt heroines!

  36. Lisa Freeman
    July 2nd, 2010 at 5:40 pm · Link

    Oh, nice excerpt! I can’t wait to see how he responds when he realizes “boy” is actually “girl”!

  37. Natasha A.
    July 2nd, 2010 at 5:54 pm · Link

    YEAH Shelli!! This looks yummy!!! I can’t wait!

  38. Mary
    July 2nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm · Link

    Heck Yeah! This sounds soooo good. I can’t wait to read this after reading the excerpt.

  39. Sharon K
    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm · Link

    Oh Yeah! this book sounds yummy!!! Love a heroine who can actually hold her own against a man. Kick ass baby!!!

  40. cories
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Great excerpt! All that action. I can’t wait to read of Brendon’s reaction when he finds out the “boy” is not a boy.

  41. Mary Preston
    July 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Fingers crossed. This sounds amazing.