Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday - October 6 - 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 gently bites her neck and draws out a few seconds worth of blood, then uses a hypodermic needle to withdraw blood from his arm.  Curious, Marguerite asks him what would happen if someone were to inject his blood directly into one of their veins.

            “That would depend upon who that someone was,” he answered, setting a glass of room-temperature orange juice near the needle.
            “Say, me, for example.  How would I feel afterwards?”
            “Are we talking about before or after I put you over my knee?”
            She wrinkled her nose at him even as her frail fingers encircled the syringe.   “Is this enough to do it?” she asked, her eyes alight with so much hope it pained him to meet her gaze, knowing that he would be the one to extinguish her hopes of tomorrow--forever.
            “No, Marguerite.  Even if it were, an existence such as mine could never be what I would willingly choose for you.”
            With a resigned sigh, Marguerite Danielson returned the hypodermic to his outstretched hand.  "Have you come to watch me die then, André?" she demanded in a tone that insisted there be no illusions between them--only honesty.

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.

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