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Just Perfect

Three years ago, Draven was forced to leave behind his human best friend to become a Drayner Assassin. Cody knew nothing of Draven's ability to steal a person's physical attributes by touch, and the Drayner intends to keep it that way when he returns to Maryland. Remembering the innocent, flawless human he left behind, he looks forward to rekindling his relationship with his friend.

He's taken aback to find Cody a different man, and Draven is stunned by his own attraction to a harder, more brilliant kind of perfection. But getting close to the human is not easy—Draven has more secrets than ever. Like that day, all those years ago…

When he used his magic to steal from Cody.


Bonus Scene
(spoiler free)



Out of Print

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This is a very non-traditional story, and not just in terms of the plot. The characters and their roles are flipped around, turned inside out and any preconception you may have had will go out the window when you read this. If you want something different – this is it.

--Serena Yates
QMO Books

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Writer's Ramblings:

I had a great rambling for this story. It was posted on this page and everything. Then it got obliterated and there was no backup. Forgot my basics, there.

So naturally I found myself struggling to remember what I had written so I could duplicate it, but all I could remember were the bits about the story that came before it. Which had me thinking that maybe it hadn't been such a great rambling after all.

I mean, Draven is sexy and scary as hell both in his focus on Cody and with his complete ease at being an Assassin. Cody is so bright and sweet in those first scenes, yet everything about him is hard and cool when you meet him later. Cody has none of the magic intrinsic to Draven's being, lives by none of the rules Draven grew up with, but Draven can't help but feel that this human is a part of him. Always.

That is the strength of Just Perfect. Not the fact that it's a prequel to a dark little story I wrote back in 2007 called Just Wait, although that's pretty cool. If you happened to have read that now out-of-print story, the twins make a nice little cameo in this one, which was a lot of fun to write. But at the moment I don't know if JW will be re-released. And that's okay. Because, to paraphrase a line from that lost rambling:

This is Draven's world. Welcome to it.

-- Rowan McBride

This page is still a work in progress. Planning on more. Not quite sure what.
So check in, because it might be brilliant. Or not. But fun, at the very least.

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