Excerpt – Uncaged

Uncaged, book 1 of my new Shifter’s Uprising series is currently being published.  I love this book because it was my son Thomas’s idea, and it was so exciting working with him.  Because it is slightly different to any of my other books I thought I would post a couple of excerpts to spark your interest.  I hope you like it 🙂


Carlin knew he was behaving like an idiot pacing up and down the floor of his small apartment, but he couldn’t stop.  How long did it take for one man to have a shower for fucks sake? He’d ordered food for the both of them. Having been a fighter for more than five years, Carlin knew that Lucas would be hungry – hopefully for food and sex.  But if the bloody man didn’t get his skates on then Carlin would eat alone and get straight to dessert when Lucas arrived.

About to call Brian and find out where his errant fuck had gone, Carlin caught the sound of people outside of his door. He threw himself on the couch and picked up a book.  He didn’t want Lucas thinking he was waiting for him or anything.

Brian came in, Lucas a few steps behind him.  “Alpha Fighter Carlin.  This is Lucas, ranked fifth after today.”

Carlin was surprised.  He’d heard the man had moved swiftly up the ranks, but he didn’t realize that Lucas was so close to a shot for an Alpha ranking. In theory, one more fight and he might have to fight Lucas in the ring. For a moment Carlin was tempted to send the man away.  He did have some conscience, even after so many years of being a fighting machine.  He didn’t want to have to kill someone who had been in his bed.

But then Lucas stepped past Brian, and Carlin was caught in angry eyes. Silver eyes.  Something tugged at Carlin’s brain – the eye color had some significance, didn’t it? But then Lucas’s scent hit Carlin’s nose and any rational thought fell straight out of his brain.

“Leave, Brian,” Carlin said, standing up and not breaking his stare with Lucas. He knew his body radiated the power he was famous for, and guessed he might look intimidating, as he heard Brian whisper to Lucas as he scurried out of the door, “I told you not to stare at an Alpha.  You’re dead meat pup.”

“Better dead than a fuck toy,” Lucas snarled – his comment for Brian, but those silver eyes stayed fixed on Carlin.

“I agree,” Carlin said, his voice dropping as he got closer.  Before Lucas could react, he reached his hand around, grabbing Lucas by the nape and pushing the man’s face into his throat. Whatever Lucas was going to say was muffled by Carlin’s skin, although the man was kicking, punching and doing everything he could to get free.

“Sniff, damn you,” Carlin said urgently. “Fucking sniff, and then I’ll let you go.”

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14 responses to Excerpt – Uncaged

  1. Jane C

    Ooooh I’m intrigued!! Can’t wait now.
    Jane x

  2. Tonya

    I like the the little glimpse you gave us of the book. It sounds very interesting, tell you son great job on the idea!

  3. Caligirl


    ‘Then I’ll let you go’? for ever or just now? I take it these two are gonna fight this all the way til they can’t any more?

  4. Caligirl

    both get ‘a chance’? only ‘a chance’? not Lucas not actually topping Carlin?

    and why oh why did you have to use the word “submission?! UGH you KNOW i HATE that word!!! (huffing with arms crossed and pouting)!!

    • Lisao79

      Stop pouting Caligirl, lol, Lucas does get to top Carlin, you know they both get their turn otherwise I don’t think their relationship is fair. And submission is just a word sweetie, sure it has a lot of connotations and comes up a lot with wolf shifters, but don’t worry about it 🙂

      • Caligirl

        I know…just like giving you a little hard time…getting ready to read that Lucas FINALLY gets to top is alpha Mate…ppppbbbbtttt at the end of the book!

        Your Son did and AWESOME job with you!! Will he help with rest of series?

        • Lisao79

          hehe, I know 🙂 Yes, Thomas had laid out the bare bones of a whole series for these books – he won’t get involved in the mushy or the hot stuff, but the ideas for everything else are all his. He also helps me with the covers, and I am hoping he will do a blog post soon so you guys can get to know him a little better.