Devil in Disguise is the first English book I wrote. And for a while it embarrassed me. But if I learned something over 5 years of writing, that is to stand up for what I’ve worked hard to complete.
So here’s the first two pages of this book.
“Young Master!” one of three approaching men called out.
“Damn!” Benjamin sprinted down the hallway, away from the group wearing tuxedos.
His parents suddenly decided they needed a family vacation and invited him. He agreed and went with them for a “tropical getaway.” He flew from England to the Philippines just to find himself trapped in one of their schemes.
“Boss, what’s going on?” one of his men, Grayson, asked as Benjamin turned the corner.
Grayson wore faded jeans, an off-white shirt, and a red sport headband.
Benjamin smirked and grabbed him by the shoulders. “Grayson, good timing. Take your clothes off.” Grayson was the only one of his men that matched his height and body size; they were both just above six feet tall.
Grayson looked around. “B-Boss? But we’re . . . in a hotel hallway.”
“I don’t care. Strip!” Benjamin commanded. “Quickly!” he added when Grayson reluctantly reached for his collar.
“Yes, boss!” Grayson said, and within the next few seconds he stood in front of Benjamin wearing nothing but underwear, then went pale when Benjamin pulled down his slacks in one motion. “Boss, s-sorry but even if you’re g-good l-looking, I can’t–”
Benjamin smacked Grayson’s head and picked up his jeans. “You better not be thinking I have an interest in you.”
“N-No, of course not, boss,” Grayson answered, relieved that Benjamin didn’t have that in mind. “But why are you wearing my clothes?”
Benjamin continued to change into Grayson’s clothes. “Enough questions. Hurry and put on my clothes. Now, wear my cap and give me your headband.”
“Do you really want me to repeat myself?”
“No, boss.” Grayson tore his headband off and gave it to Benjamin, who wore it at an angle across his head, yet it strangely looked fine.
“Listen to me, Grayson. When Jed, Martin, and Galen show up, head in the opposite direction and act like you’re me.” Benjamin gave one more look down the hallway, then pushed off the wall.
“Why, boss? Where are you going?”
“Out of here!”
“But then who will go to the meeting?”
“Can’t you tell who’s going? Look at what you’re wearing!”
“Young master, stay where you are!”
“Oh, shit!” Grayson looked down and realized what he’d done. With no choice left, he ran to the left hallway as fast as he could, pushing every door he passed until he found an unlocked one. He entered the room, pulled his gun out, and pointed it at the couple in the bed, who seemed to be talking before he disturbed them.
“I’ll be out soon, so shut up and don’t make any noise. And don’t dare make any fast moves, or I’ll blow your brains out.”
The terrified couple silently nodded and hugged each other.
“Good.” He put his gun down and sighed.
29 thoughts on “Devil in Disguise”
That’s an attention grabber!
Thank you 😆
Interesting start, gripping 😂😂
Thank you so much Nour!
You’re an inspiration to me how many books you’ve written Jessica. I can’t even push myself to finish one. I would be super proud if I were you 😉
Haha Thanks Mathew. You’re comment is very inspirational as well 😄
I’m currently at work, but I have this saved to read later! I’m looking forward to it!!
Thank you 😄
Writing a book is a very big accomplishment that she never be underappreciated or ignored.
You put days and hours over a long period of time when you could have been doing something
else. But you plowed through; determined and inspired, to complete this work.
That alone deserves applause.
What a great motivation. Thank you so much Drew ❤ I’ll keep it in my heart 😆
thanks for sharing; and congrats on your persistence in seeing the book through to completion!
Thanks Jim ❤ This edition was published five years ago. Not my most proud work but a dear one 🙂
Most people never publish anything. You should be proud of your accomplishment. We all want to get better, but you have to start somewhere!
True. 😁 Thanks for the wonderful wisdom.
This is an interesting beginning✨😍. That’s only less pages ✨✨🤗 I’ll surely try reading that. Have a wonderful day ✨💐🤗
Haha thanks Simon! This one involved arrange marriage between two races ☺
I feel you are in full spirit to promote your works didn’t u😉✨ because that’s really Good! Try celebrities too I would suggest, they promote a book easily..
Well, I practically never promote in my blog which is a bit strange. After all I’m here to entertain 😉
I’m not influence enough to know celebrities. Shame because I’ll be selling their autograph photos 😂
😉 you are not alone, there are many authors around like you. I was thinking why you are not promoting your works ☺️ I get your point 😉👍 Have a wonderful week 🤗✨💐
I love the tease for it. Sounds like it’s a thriller 👍
Don’t be fooled. It’s a romance.
You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud because reading the first two pages, I found it very interesting. I enjoyed reading it and I would love to read the whole book! Good luck with writing more!
Thanks Ramyani ❤ so far I’ve only published 4 English books (including this one)
That’s great! Sorry for replying late though 😅
Sounds a great and interesting book to me 😉
I’ll put it on my list 😉
Thanks dear Jess 🤗🌸
Thanks Ribby… I got some negative voice whispering behind me but I keep it to myself since I’ve decided to support this book 😁
Never listen to the negative voice only to the happy and positive one 😉🤗
Very intriguing first chapter, Jessica.
Starts out like what could be a gay porn story 😂 and quickly turns into an action thriller with somebody pointing a gun at a couple in bed (interrupting a straight porn story 🤣) .
I absolutely love the cover of your book. ❤
So if one can judge a book by its cover, I’d say you’ve got a good book on your hands.
Thanks Chris! This is the first cover which I draw and designed by myself 😄