Saturday, September 20, 2014

#SatSpanks - 9/20/14 - Mortal Illusions - Crime and Punishment #ParanormalRomance #Vampires

Show me an angry vampire, and I'll show you an unhappy mortal.

NOTE: Reading this material at Work could get you spanked.

Welcome to the Saturday Spankings blog hop.  My stories are all M/f with the dominant male determined to protect the woman he cares for and loves, or grows to love, by doing whatever it takes to ensure her safety and continued health.  This includes administering a spanking when she needs one.  

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 being revised.

When Claire Daniels discovers Germaine St. Justine is a vampire, she sets a plan in motion to convince him to cure her brother of AIDS.  Though an innocent in sexual relations, Claire is savvy enough to realize the best way to secure Germaine's support is to enter into an intimate relationship with him.  However, having a vampire take you to bed isn't quite the same as sleeping with the boy next door.  There are complications. And Germaine is dominant enough to add a few more Claire hadn't expected.

In this segment, Germaine and Claire are leaving the Manhattan restaurant, where he'd just proposed to her, just before they were accosted by Claire's former boy friend, Harry.  Harry made some alarming accusations against Germaine, and Claire is attempting to work truth from fiction through in her mind as she carefully questions her dominant vampire lover, who is now her fiance, about a woman who claims she was tortured by Germaine's council.

             “Surely, she's allowed to talk to people?”
            “Not about any business that transpires between her and Arthur, or the council.”
            “Then you did torture her!”
            Germaine looked at her then, and his golden eyes pulsed with an icy fire. “She broke one of our laws and we punished her for it,” he corrected, securing his grip on her hand as they crossed Fifth Avenue.
            Once across, Claire pulled away from him. He let her go, but Claire sensed it was only because he feared hurting her. His expression revealed his displeasure over the attention they were receiving, but right then Claire didn't care if they drew a crowd.

Claire is discovering vampires live by different rules than those governing the mortal world, and she's afraid she's fallen in love with a man who will only break her heart.

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

Read the first three chapters at: Mortal Illusions

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  1. "His golden eyes pulsed with an icy fire" ... love that line! Great snippet Kathryn. The tension between them is palpable.


  2. I can surely sense that this is going to lead to a painful confrontation for Claire.

  3. I fear that Claire is in deep trouble. Nice tease

  4. I love that warning at the top! Great snippet!

  5. This is not going to go well for Claire - those rules will trip her up too

  6. I can feel all the emotions right there. Fabulously done.

  7. I just realized that I haven't read this one yet. Vampires and spanking is a win win combo for me. I really need to catch up on my reading!

  8. Wonderfully done and now I'm wondering what will happen next.

  9. She doesn't know when not to push, huh?

  10. She might be wishing for a crowd when he gets his hands on her in private. Great snippet :)

  11. Great dramatic tension brewing there!


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