Blog Tour: STATIC by S. K. Anthony







                                                                                 








Title:
STATIC
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Luminaries #2
Release Date: September 17 2015
Synopsis: Kevin Pierce is a teleporter, a ladies’ man, and a loyal friend . . . or so he thought.
As a genetically altered Luminary, he helps the government bring down some of the most dangerous criminals. Not very challenging if you have his special abilities. But when a group of rebel Luminaries attacks his Organization the fight for survival begins.

One shattering event after another tests the depth of his relationships, his sanity, and his powers. Emotionally torn, Kevin must choose carefully where his loyalty lies. In the middle of all the unexpected chaos he gets the biggest shock of his life when he’s faced by a betrayal he never saw coming. Angry, injured, and ready to even the score, Kevin goes Static . . .
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about the author
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!
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ABOUT BOOK 1
Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.
Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything...
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 teaser I changed Jack’s diaper early on Sunday morning and let his tired parents sleep in. After giving him his bottle, he went back to la-la-land. I then made coffee and sat outside drinking it while texting Ryan. Our training session had been canceled because Derek wanted to see us at the Org at ten in the morning. I heard a noise inside and went back through the kitchen door to find my tiny sister-in-law trying to reach coffee mugs from the cabinet above her. She was getting on a small step I’d given her years ago as a present. “Why do you insist on keeping things so high up when your head is hardly past the counter?” I asked as I reached around her to get the mug and set it down. I should have known better. As soon as I did that, her elbow connected with my rib and had me wincing. “Stop making fun of me or I’ll break a bone next time,” Annie said. “But you are perfect for it, Anniewee. You’re already fun-sized,” I said, grabbing a cup for her. “Whatever. It's up there because it’s Nick’s job. Obviously.” “Go sit down, I’ll mix your cup. Where is he?” “Sleeping. It was his turn for night duty.” “Technically you can fix that by hitting him with some energy.” I personally loved when she transferred her energy to me. It was perfect for those all-nighters I was so fond of. Annie had this ongoing Kinetic energy that could give the rest of us an extra boost to our own powers. It could also give me a certain oomph that kept me energized enough to last me a week or so. Sadly, I no longer got the chance to enjoy the benefits of her powers. I enjoyed Ryan’s instead. I met Ryan in my last year in training. She’s a sensor and an amplifier. As a sensor, she could tell Luminaries apart from ordinary people, and because she was in tune with other people’s emotions she could tell if they were lying. As an amplifier, she couldn’t do much for herself, but she helped expand everyone else’s powers, times five. With Annie, it was different: our energies would last a while and we’d keep going. But with Ryan, it was in the moment. She was a drug to us all. The strange thing was that she and Annie couldn’t do anything for each other. They were too evenly powerful in an unbalanced way. It didn’t matter, though; they never went on assignments together. Annie and Nick were now partners with Derek, and they helped run the Org. But their idea of managing was turning Derek down whenever he brought up something they didn’t agree with. Before they had the baby, they went on assignments frequently and left Derek to run his own show. Adrenaline junkies was what they were. I looked at her. “I’m telling you, Annie. You two should stop trying to deal with a baby like normal people.” “No,” she said, taking a sip while the cup was still in my hand. “Well that’s stupid; you are Luminaries. Take advantage.” I put my empty cup in the sink and smiled. “Speaking of, would you be a doll and charge up my new babe for me?” She crinkled her nose. “That doesn’t sound like something I want to do.” “Relax. As a birthday present to myself, I turned in my Prius for a Tesla S . . . S for sexy hybrid car. I can’t believe I forgot to show you guys. She’s like my bride, beautiful in white.” “You and your hybrids. You could have just plugged in your car the whole time you were here. There’s a reason you installed a charge port in my garage.” “Come on! Please?” “If you want to be so environmental you should just teleport everywhere. You know, take advantage of being a Luminary yourself, instead of using me for your shenanigans.” “First, Ryan is the environmental one. I would never hear the end of her yapping away if I didn’t get hybrids. Second, I have to keep up appearances that I’m normal for those who don’t know our secrets. How would you explain to your nosy neighbors why I was sitting outside if I didn’t walk or drive here?” “Stop going outside where they can see you.” I shook my head. “But I needed fresh air.” “Uh huh, in February?” She raised her eyebrow. “Like I don’t know you were checking out their daughter?” “Look at me. I run on heat. February air does nothing to me. And she just happened to be out there wiping snow off her car, that’s all. I even helped.” “How, exactly?” Annie asked, putting both hands on her hips. “When she wasn’t looking, a big chunk suddenly slid off. It was discreet, I promise.” She sighed. “Fine, but this is the last time I charge it. And only because I’m curious to see your new car. Stop smiling.” “You know your special touch will make it last for double the time, right? Your touch, Annie, is the key.” I ducked right on time to avoid her punch. Footsteps behind me alerted me that Nick was up. “My wife’s touch is the key to what now? Keep flirting with her and I’ll make sure you’re unable to wake up next to girls for at least a month.” “Whoa, hey, hey. No harm done,” I said, then teleported next to Annie to give her a kiss on the cheek. “Dunno what’s the use of being a teleporter if you’re going to be driving around,” Nick said. “I love to drive.” “You love to speed.” “What’s the difference?” I asked him. “Stop it, you two. Let’s go charge your car up,” Annie said, pulling me toward the front door.



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Excerpt #1


I changed Jack’s diaper early on Sunday morning and let his tired parents sleep in. After giving him his bottle, he went back to la-la-land. I then made coffee and sat outside drinking it while texting Ryan. Our training session had been canceled because Derek wanted to see us at the Org at ten in the morning.
I heard a noise inside and went back through the kitchen door to find my tiny sister-in-law trying to reach coffee mugs from the cabinet above her. She was getting on a small step I’d given her years ago as a present.
“Why do you insist on keeping things so high up when your head is hardly past the counter?” I asked as I reached around her to get the mug and set it down. I should have known better. As soon as I did that, her elbow connected with my rib and had me wincing.
“Stop making fun of me or I’ll break a bone next time,” Annie said.
“But you are perfect for it, Anniewee. You’re already fun-sized,” I said, grabbing a cup for her.
“Whatever. It's up there because it’s Nick’s job. Obviously.”
“Go sit down, I’ll mix your cup. Where is he?”
“Sleeping. It was his turn for night duty.”
“Technically you can fix that by hitting him with some energy.” I personally loved when she transferred her energy to me. It was perfect for those all-nighters I was so fond of.
Annie had this ongoing Kinetic energy that could give the rest of us an extra boost to our own powers. It could also give me a certain oomph that kept me energized enough to last me a week or so. Sadly, I no longer got the chance to enjoy the benefits of her powers. I enjoyed Ryan’s instead.
I met Ryan in my last year in training. She’s a sensor and an amplifier. As a sensor, she could tell Luminaries apart from ordinary people, and because she was in tune with other people’s emotions she could tell if they were lying. As an amplifier, she couldn’t do much for herself, but she helped expand everyone else’s powers, times five.
With Annie, it was different: our energies would last a while and we’d keep going. But with Ryan, it was in the moment. She was a drug to us all. The strange thing was that she and Annie couldn’t do anything for each other. They were too evenly powerful in an unbalanced way. It didn’t matter, though; they never went on assignments together.
Annie and Nick were now partners with Derek, and they helped run the Org. But their idea of managing was turning Derek down whenever he brought up something they didn’t agree with. Before they had the baby, they went on assignments frequently and left Derek to run his own show. Adrenaline junkies was what they were.
I looked at her. “I’m telling you, Annie. You two should stop trying to deal with a baby like normal people.”
“No,” she said, taking a sip while the cup was still in my hand.
“Well that’s stupid; you are Luminaries. Take advantage.” I put my empty cup in the sink and smiled. “Speaking of, would you be a doll and charge up my new babe for me?”
She crinkled her nose. “That doesn’t sound like something I want to do.”
“Relax. As a birthday present to myself, I turned in my Prius for a Tesla S . . . S for sexy hybrid car. I can’t believe I forgot to show you guys. She’s like my bride, beautiful in white.”
“You and your hybrids. You could have just plugged in your car the whole time you were here. There’s a reason you installed a charge port in my garage.”
“Come on! Please?”
“If you want to be so environmental you should just teleport everywhere. You know, take advantage of being a Luminary yourself, instead of using me for your shenanigans.”
 “First, Ryan is the environmental one. I would never hear the end of her yapping away if I didn’t get hybrids. Second, I have to keep up appearances that I’m normal for those who don’t know our secrets. How would you explain to your nosy neighbors why I was sitting outside if I didn’t walk or drive here?”
“Stop going outside where they can see you.”
I shook my head. “But I needed fresh air.”
“Uh huh, in February?” She raised her eyebrow. “Like I don’t know you were checking out their daughter?”
“Look at me. I run on heat. February air does nothing to me. And she just happened to be out there wiping snow off her car, that’s all. I even helped.”
“How, exactly?” Annie asked, putting both hands on her hips.
“When she wasn’t looking, a big chunk suddenly slid off. It was discreet, I promise.”
 She sighed. “Fine, but this is the last time I charge it. And only because I’m curious to see your new car. Stop smiling.”
“You know your special touch will make it last for double the time, right? Your touch, Annie, is the key.” I ducked right on time to avoid her punch.
Footsteps behind me alerted me that Nick was up. “My wife’s touch is the key to what now? Keep flirting with her and I’ll make sure you’re unable to wake up next to girls for at least a month.”
“Whoa, hey, hey. No harm done,” I said, then teleported next to Annie to give her a kiss on the cheek.
“Dunno what’s the use of being a teleporter if you’re going to be driving around,” Nick said.
“I love to drive.”
“You love to speed.”
“What’s the difference?” I asked him.
“Stop it, you two. Let’s go charge your car up,” Annie said, pulling me toward the front door.


Excerpt #2

“Get up, sleepy head.”
I opened my eyes to find Ryan sitting next to me, pulling off my blanket. “Umm, everything okay?” I asked, trying to wake up my senses.
“Everything’s fine,” she said with a smirk.
I sat up and noticed a few candles spread around the room. “Uh, yeah . . . what are you doing here?”
Ryan twirled a strand of her hair, and in her smoky voice said, “I came to . . . give you a gift.”
“Tonight? Couldn’t it wait for tom—”
Ryan placed a finger on my lips and said, “Shhhh.”
She went to the edge of the bed, facing me, and let her dress fall to the floor, leaving her in a spectacular set of white lacey underwear. “It—it . . . it’s cold, wh-uh-why are you wearing a dress in this weather? You’re gonna get sick . . . umm . . . or something,” I said, swallowing hard.
“Was.” She smiled. “I’m no longer wearing it.”
I concentrated on the shiny rhinestone in between her breasts in fear of what I’d find if I looked at the small strand of cloth hanging on her delicate hips. If it was as sheer as her bra, I would be done for. The curves on her body made my mind spin faster than I could attempt to ignore them. Ryan slowly crawled her way up from the foot of the bed toward me, intertwining her legs with mine.
As I mustered up the strength of a fly to attempt pushing her off, she swung one leg over and straddled me—effectively ensuring I couldn’t move. She held my hands and pushed them against the headboard with slight force. All the while, the drum of my heart competed with the lack of oxygen and the blood I could swear was draining out of my body.
Ryan leaned her head back and I found my eyes lingering on the candlelight bouncing off her skin. The glow travelled from the top of her neck down to her belly to her—holy fuck! I went to grab her shoulders to try and put a break to this before it went too far, but she only laughed and leaned in closer. I forgot all desire to stop her as the intoxicating scent of her delicious coconut shampoo disabled me. Holding my gaze, she adjusted her position. Automatically my hands skimmed the edges of her thighs and went up her back. My fingertips rubbed along either side of her hard spine.
That wasn’t the only thing that was hard. Her lips parted slightly before trailing my neck, planting slow kisses along my jawline and then finally the side of my mouth. She playfully bit my lower lip . . . then the top . . . then gently pressed her full mouth on mine.
The kiss started out small. But then it grew bigger and more intense. The range of feelings had me ready to explode, but I was doing my best to control myself so I stopped. “I thought you’d never . . .?”
“I haven’t. That’s why it’s a gift,” she said and pulled her head away from my shoulder.
“Ry, are you sure?”
She nodded before gasping in reaction to my fingers tracing the edge of her underwear toward the front. In response to my exploration, she arched away, giving me a fantastic view of her beautiful long neck. I raised my head and licked the trail of bare skin before I nibbled her chin with my teeth. I pulled her hair gently as she moaned my name, and said, “Now.”



Excerpt #3


Later that night I met with Chris and Ryan at a bar for an update. We were nowhere closer to finding Gabby’s dad or the rebels’ location. We agreed I should join them soon for some fun out in the field.
“Wow, did you notice her legs, man?” Chris snapped me out from my thoughts. “That Gabby is hot, the way that little dress fit her the other day.”
“A pain in the ass is what she is,” I said. “But yeah, she’s hot.”
Chris and I smiled and Ryan rolled her eyes. “Of course you two would go for beauty over brains.”
“She doesn’t seem dumb to me,” I said. “Immature when vengeful, maybe, but not dumb.”
“No, I guess not. But it’s typical of you two to drool over any girl who shows some skin.”
“If they don’t grab our attention, Ry, how are we supposed to give them any of our time?” I asked.
“Especially time to find out how smart they might be under their clothes?” Chris laughed and gave me a fist bump.
“So that’s how a girl gets attention? That’s what makes you two care who they are as a person?”
Chris and I nodded. “Pretty much, yeah,” I said, still laughing.
“Jerks,” Ryan said, and narrowed her eyes.
“I think Kevin here will find out just what she has going on in her brain and other parts soon though,” Chris said.
“Me? Nah. She can’t stand me.”
“You said yourself she’s being nice.”
Ryan got up. “I’m heading home. You two stop plotting to sleep with Gabby. She’s under our protection. No messing around.”
“You’re too hung up on rules, Ry. Go out and live a little,” Chris said, smiling. He then turned to me. “And you, just kiss her and shut her up next time she starts bitching.”
I watched Ryan leave, then nodded to Chris. “If she goes without sleeping for a while again and I get desperate, I just might.”


Excerpt #4


I followed her movements, which then forced me to take a good look at her. She had come in with a gray hoodie, the one she’d stolen from me the first time she beat the crap out of me in a fight. In my defense, I wasn’t able to really hit her because she was a girl. I learned soon after that how wrong I was; she was tougher than most guys I knew. She boggled my mind for so many reasons. Right now, though, she wore it over a black short skirt, tights, and boots with three-inch heels. A belt with a big, diamond square buckle hugged her waist. How she made it look stylish, I had no clue.
“Does that really go together?” I asked, pointing at her outfit.
“Not really, but it’s cold.” She smiled, and proceeded to open the belt and take off the hoodie. Underneath it, I found out what an hourglass figure truly looked like. She wasn’t too skinny; she had meat on her, but it was in pretty good proportions. Her black, very tight, long-sleeved top was immediately adorned with the belt she’d taken off, accenting her tiny waist. And her hair? Well, she even had it loose. It was long and silky. I’d always thought of her as my sister, but this chick didn’t look like she should be anyone’s sister. She sat down next to me.
“What’d you do to your hair? And are you wearing makeup?”
Her brows creased. “Don’t make fun of me.”
“Well, it looks funny. You—” I stopped at the look of murder that crept in her eyes. “It looks nice, it’s just different. I didn’t think you liked being girly.”
“I’m a girl. How can I not be girly?”
“You know what I mean; you are more of a tomboy.”
“That was because I was still trying to learn how to be out in the field and use my powers. Now that I know how, I think it’s perfectly fine to dress up if I want to.”
“Right. Come on, you only dress up for missions if you have to. Like at the club,” I said, laughing. “Even in training you were always more boyish.”
“I was not.” She frowned.
“Yes, you were. How did you even learn to put on makeup? You probably practiced all weekend—” I saw her fist coming at my face and teleported right on time. Unfortunately, Ryan fell over. I went to pick her up but she stopped me. Shit. I’d pissed her off real bad. If I was not mistaken, her blue eyes were a bit teary.
“You are an ass.”
“Dude, I’m sorry. I was just kidding. I’m not used to seeing you as a girl,” I said, and dashed to the door. Man, that was perfect timing on Chris’s part to ring the bell.
“Well, get used to it. And stop making fun of me or I’ll give your face some scars to match your brother’s.”
“That’s harsh. Jeez,” I said, rubbing my face.
Chris walked in at the same time, and said, “Hey, you look pretty, Ry.”
“Don’t be a prick,” she said and got up. “We have to go.”
“I’m not,” he said frowning. “What’s up with her?” he asked me in a whisper as we followed her.
“It’s not you. I made fun of her before, so now she is all defensive, like it’s our fault she suddenly decided to be a girl.”
“She looks nice as a girl,” Chris said, checking her out walking down the hallway.
I shrugged. “I guess. But she’s the one who always made fun of them and now she’s all dressed up. Look at her skirt, too tight for her own good—what are you doing? Stop staring at her. She’s going to melt your eyes if you don’t stop.”
“I’ll make her forget,” he said with a grin.
“You and your hypnosis. Do you ever confront anything head on, or do you always modify your way out?”
“Modify my way out. Why deal with crap if I don’t have to?” He shrugged.
“Good thing you’d never do that to me,” I said to Chris. “Wait, what was that look? Dude, that would be very un-bro-like!”
“It would be.” Chris smiled, and hurried out behind Ryan.




Excerpt #5



I was about to smile but she kneed me right where a man should never be hit. I fell to the floor again, but this time gripping my manhood. I winced and noticed Chris had Ryan’s mother sitting on the chair next to the man he’d been fighting. He had them hypnotized.
“Chris,” I called in between breaths.
As he walked toward me, we both stared at Ryan as she pulled out a few strands of my hair. It was so fast I didn’t have time to react. I just grabbed Chris and teleported to the car.

“You okay, bro?” he asked after we’d been driving for a few minutes.
I was still holding on to my groin. “Not really. She’s a witch, that one!”
He shook his head. “She saved your life.”
“And I saved hers. We’ve formed some bad habits.”
“You think that’s it?” Chris asked.
“I don’t know. Yes. What is she planning with Gabby? And what the hell does she want with my hair?”
“Gabby? That’s probably to make Dr. Ryder do what they want. Your hair? I don’t know . . . because she’s obsessed with you? Man, this is all kind of messed up.” He turned to look at me. “Is that a tear?”
“I think I’m gonna lose my balls!”
“Hang on,” Chris said, pulling over to a 7-Eleven. He went in and came back with a bag. “Here.”
“What is this?” I asked as I opened the bag. “Ice. Yeah, thanks. We probably should never talk about this again, dude,” I said, placing the bag on my crotch.
“What? That I bought ice for your balls?” Chris laughed, and then cleared his throat. “Yes, let’s just—we’ll keep that to ourselves. I’m not even sure it will help. The way I see it, it’s better to be numb than in pain.”
“She was vicious with that knee, though,” I said.
“I saw her. She concentrated just like you taught her. So really, you should be proud of yourself. The more it hurts the more you know your training with her was perfect.” Chris choked back a laugh.
“Keep that up, everyone will know you tended to me.”
His eyes widened. “Nah, that’s okay. We’re good.”


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