On September 23, 2014 Tijan posted a challenge to her followers on her Facebook account, Tijan’s Books, that the reward for reaching 27,000 likes would be a teaser from the long awaited second Carter Reed novel. Carter Reed is the book which tells the gritty love story of Emma and the man she has always loved but has become a powerful figure in the crime world, Carter Reed. The book was the first adult novel Tijan wrote and continued her signature style while catapulting her out of the YA genre into the NA/Contemporary Adult Romance genre.
Carter Reed 2 Excerpt:
They hurt her.
That wouldn’t happen again. No matter where. No matter who. If they touched one hair on Emma’s body, I would kill them. I made the promise to myself when AJ died and it only grew stronger with each day.
The elevator pinged my arrival and as the doors slid open, I saw her. She was sleeping on the ground. A blanket was laid over her and her head was tucked to the side. Her hand was under her cheek, acting as an impromptu pillow. She looked at peace, then I saw the blood streak that ran down the side of her cheek.
Rage like I hadn’t felt in a long time went through me. They would pay and I would be the one to do it.
I didn’t look to the side, but I knew Cole’s voice. I said to him, “You got her out.”
“The men who attacked her?”
I didn’t say any more. I didn’t need to. Cole understood and he replied, “They’re dead.”
But there were more. There was the ones who had ordered the attack. I turned to him and our eyes met. Cole had gotten out of the lifestyle. I’d been the one to save his life, but he was back and certain decisions had to go through him before they could be followed out. I knew what I was going to do and technically he had to approve it. A shared look of understanding passed between us. He already knew what I was going to do, just like I knew that I was going to do it whether or not he approved it, however; formalities existed for a reason and I wasn’t going to waste any more time.
“I saved your life years ago.”
He nodded. “You did.”
“And I know you were trying to save mine.”
He nodded again. “I thought you’d be safe if you didn’t come back into this. We’re at war. You didn’t need to be pulled back in. You bought your way out.”
I looked back at Emma. They came after her. I wasn’t out. I had never been out.
I turned back to him. “I’m going to kill them all.”
With that exchange, it was done. Nothing more needed to be said and so I went to Emma, bent down, and lifted her into my arms. Thomas and my men were around me, but they walked beside me as I carried her into the car. I held her the entire ride home. She didn’t stir once and after I settled her into bed, she still didn’t make a move. She needed her rest. She was healing.
Gazing down at her, I was torn. My gun was next to her on the nightstand. I felt it beckoning to me. I could go now, before they had time to regroup. I’d get more of them then, but the need to hold her was clawing at the inside of me. Closing my eyes, for just now, I couldn’t pull myself away from her. I slid under the covers and moved behind her. Pulling her back into my arms, I just held her for the rest of the night.
I would start tomorrow.
© Tijan. Carter Reed. 2014 – Source: Facebook
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I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.
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Carter Reed Synopsis
Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her.
Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.
Fallen Crest High Synopsis:
Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing.
Maybe change is a good thing.
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Fallen Crest Family Synopsis:
Samantha and Mason are together. Everyone knows it. Not everyone is dealing with it. While Mason’s ready to give them the middle finger, there’s one not going away. Her mother. Threats are issued. Ultimatums are given. Even blackmail is used, but only Samantha can put a stop to Analise. However, when a trauma from her past is triggered, she may not have the courage or strength to do what’s needed. If she doesn’t, Mason’s future could be destroyed.
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Fallen Crest Public Synopsis:
Sam’s first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn’t go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don’t like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it’s still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there’s another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam’s other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.
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Family Crest Alternative Version:
This book was originally written to be the sequel to Fallen Crest High. It was scrapped and not used. Fallen Crest Family was written instead as the number two book in the Fallen Crest Series. However; this version was posted on the author’s page for free reading as a thank you to her readers. After reading what she posted, enough fans requested this story to be published so here it is. This book is not meant to be promoted or a part of the Fallen Crest Series. It has been published at the readers’ requests and it is for them to enjoy. With all this said, please enjoy. The original chapters are still posted for free reading.
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Mason Kade is not known to be nice. He is ruthless, manipulative, and unforgiving. Most will say that he is an a**hole and he is to those that cross him or cross his loved ones. However, he does not want to be who he is. He does not enjoy hurting others, but there is no limit to the lengths he will go to protect himself and his brother. This is the story of how he came to be and this is why so many love Mason Kade.
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