Terminator Salvation: From the Ashes: The Official Prequel Novelization
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by Timothy Zahn
Category: Sports/Entertainment/Gay-Lesbian Erotica
From The Ashes, written by Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn, sets the scene for the events chronicled in the movie Terminator Salvation, revealing the full story behind John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.
In post-Judgment Day LA, two lost kids named Kyle and Star keep watch for Terminators; a jaded Marine struggles to keep his rag-tag community together in the face of unrelenting danger; and John and Kate Connor assemble their Resistance team for a brutal assault on a deadly enemy.
eBook Publisher: Total-e-bound,
eBookwise Release Date: January 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [142 KB]
"This is classic Carol Lynne and an example of what she does best...I really love this series and cannot wait to read the next story. Read and enjoy." -Literary Nymph Reviews
Jared Grant pulled his thin jacket tighter around him and walked into the cold, blowing wind of a cloud-covered Albuquerque evening. He was so intent on getting to work on time, he didn't notice the car that pulled up beside him until a horn honked.
Jared jumped and spun around, ready to run. The driver of the shiny black El Camino SS rolled down his window.
"What're you doing out here?" Sebastian James asked.
Jared took a tentative step towards the car, truck, whatever it was. "Going to work."
Seb sighed and put the car in park. "Get in."
Jared opened the door and a blast of heat warmed him within seconds. He buckled his seatbelt and waited for Seb to pull away from the kerb. "It's just up here another six blocks."
"Yeah, I know where it is. Mind telling me what the hell you're doing walking to work in this weather?"
Confused by the man's anger, Jared inched closer to the passenger door. "Um...going to work?"
"Are you asking me?"
"Huh?" Seb confused Jared more than anyone he'd ever been around.
"You do that a lot, you know."
"Make statements into questions. It's the lilt up on the end of your sentences, like you're not sure if you're going to work or not."
"Oh. Yes, I'm going to work."
Seb shook his head and pulled back into traffic. "So why are you walking instead of catching a ride?"
"Brier went home sick."
"So why not ask someone else?"
Jared tried to concentrate on the questions, but he kept getting distracted by Sebastian's dangerous-looking beauty. "I don't know anyone else well enough to bother."
With a disgusted sigh, Seb reached into the pocket of his black leather jacket and handed Jared a business card. "Call me when you need a ride. If I'm not on a job, I'll take ya."
Jared read the black and red printed business card. It listed Sebastian James as a security specialist and gave his phone number. "What's a security specialist do?"
"Whatever needs doing. Mostly I assess situations and make recommendations on the level of security a specific job requires."
Sebastian pulled into the small gas station parking lot. Jared opened the door, glancing back at the handsome man. "Thanks for the ride."
Seb reached out and grabbed Jared's arm. Out of reflex, Jared tried to jerk his arm back and lowered his head. Sebastian released his grip with a growl of what sounded like irritation. "How late're you working?"
"I don't get off until two."
"In the morning?"
Jared nodded his head. He knew his job sucked, but beggars couldn't be choosers. "It's the only shift they had available."
Seb rubbed his hands over his face. Jared could tell he irritated the man, but he wasn't the one who'd asked for a ride. "Call me, and I'll pick you up. You've got no business being on the streets that late."
Jared walked home from work every night at that time. He wondered why he was suddenly being told he had no business doing it. As grouchy as Seb acted, Jared doubted the man would appreciate a wakeup call at two. Instead of arguing, he stuffed the card into his jacket pocket and got out of the car. "Thanks again for the ride."