Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#MFRWHooks - 10/8/14 - Mortal Illusions - Exercising like the Greeks #ParanormalRomance #Vampires

Most vampires drink blood, but not all of them go for the neck.

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It's MFRW Book Hooks, a regular Wednesday feature!  This week, I'm sharing an excerpt 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.


This snippet occurs at the beginning of Chapter 13.  Germaine St. Justine and Claire Daniels have finally made up after their first fight. Claire's convinced herself she knows what she's getting into, but she's quickly learning vampires and mortals live by very different rules.  All the same, she loves the two hundred year old vampire who's claimed her heart, she just not sure she can accept all the differences between them.

            The day began innocently enough with Germaine getting out of bed when she did saying that he'd like to watch her exercise.  Having no good reason to object, Claire shrugged and slipped into her exercise clothes while Germaine remained unabashedly and gloriously nude--watching her.  She assumed her usual position on the floor, legs spread out in a “V,” her arms stretched out toward her toes when he said, “Why don't you take off your sweat suit?  It's much easier to gauge a workout's efficacy, if your movements are unhindered by cotton flannel.”
            “But I don't have any tights,” she blurted as her body tensed in instinctive alarm.
             “You don't need any.  In fact, it's best if you wear nothing at all.  The Greeks exercised that way, and they were once considered the greatest athletes in the world.”

Claire is not the uninhibited sort, but Germaine wants to remove all the barriers he senses exists between them.  Even if it's just clothes.

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.

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  1. Oh my, exercising in the nude. Hmm, wonder how long the exercising would last? LoL


  2. Hi Kathryn, Love the story and excerpt. Background is great also. Mine goes up next week. Rita

  3. Great snippet. I'd forgotten about those Ancient Greeks :)

  4. Clothing certainly is a barrier to intimacy, but I can understand how Claire feels. Wonderful segment, Kathryn.


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