Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday - July 28 - Mortal Illusions #SPeekSunday #Vampires #Romance

For a vampire, love means watching someone you care about die.

Sneak Peek Sunday is a weekly excerpt hop where each author shares six paragraphs from a published work or a WIP (work in progress).

My submission for this week is from my 1st book, Mortal Illusions. A vampire romance published by New Concepts Publishing, Mortal Illusions is currently the first in a series of 3 books.  Its sequel, Fatal Desire, is currently under production.

In this excerpt, which is the beginning of the first chapter, Germaine St. Justine has sensed his former lover's pain and visits her in the hospital in an effort to ease her suffering.  After some gentle teasing combined with a soothing back rub, he asks who comes nightly to take her blood.

            “Peter,” she replied with a grimace that was nearly audible.  “I don't care much for his visits though, as he's nearly out of uncharted territory.”  She stretched out her bone-thin arms and Germaine could see the IV needle embedded beneath the bruised and mottled skin of her left hand.  His gaze traveled the length of both arms, noting similar testaments to the countless other small invasions her doctors had made to defeat the deadly enemy that had retaken her body.
            Attuned as they were, her pain had become his own.  He would obliterate all her pain and suffering if he could, but a miracle like that was beyond even his powers.
            “I'm sorry,” he whispered, knowing his response was inadequate, but she went on as if he hadn't spoken.
            “I do hope you haven't come to replace Peter.  He's visited me once this evening already, and I don't think he's left me anything to spare.”
            Germaine trailed a finger from her ear to the hollow of her throat.  “Would you begrudge me a small sample of what you give so freely to Peter?”
            Her answering sigh ended in a throaty purr.  “I suppose not,” she finally managed to answer.  “That is, if you really must--”  Her teasing protest ended in a soft gasp of sensuality that trailed off into a moan of blatant disappointment when he carefully withdrew after extracting only a few seconds worth of her blood.

A vampire's blood has many healing properties, and though Germaine can't cure Marguerite, he is able to smooth the pathway she must take for her final journey.

M/F, Contemporary vampire romance in a society based on D/s.

Read the first three chapters at: Mortal Illusions

Buy the book at NCPAmazonBarnes & Noble, or ARe

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and want more. Please click the link below to continue your hop Sneak Peek Sunday Wishing you a wonderful journey.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, sad sneak peek. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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