Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#MFRWHooks - 12/3/14 - Mortal Illusions - A workout sans clothing #Paranormal #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 and spent the night together making love. Despite being a two hundred year old vampire and therefore a night creature, Germaine gets up with Claire in the morning and informs her he'd like to watch her exercise.  The idea makes Claire slightly uncomfortable, but she agrees.  All is going well until Germaine suggests Claire remove her sweat suit so he can better gauge her workout's efficiency.  When Claire informs him she doesn't have any tights, he suggests she exercise the way the greatest athletes in the world once did.  In the nude. 

             She stretched toward her other foot.  “I doubt the Greeks' clothing, or the lack of it, was directly related with their ability to throw pointed, wooden sticks and flat metal disks,” she mumbled, while pushing herself even harder in the hope that he would mistakenly attach her heightened coloring to exercise rather than embarrassment.
             “Maybe not.  Although I suspect a spell of cold weather did much to improve their speed.”  At her own increased pace, he asked, “Do you still feel uneasy with me, Claire?”
             Her head bent, Claire slowly drew her legs together.  “Not uneasy, exactly....”
             “Then what?  It isn't as if your body is in need of toning.  You're in great shape.  I merely want to watch your muscles functioning in their natural state.”

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 comment:

  1. Great excerpt Kathryn, love his last comment!



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