Saturday, February 14, 2015

#SatSpanks - 2/14/15 - Mortal Illusions - Slaves don't get paid #Paranormal #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. Germaine assures Claire his order provided the female every consideration due her. However, consorting with more than one vampire is forbidden--unless the mortal is a slave or hired especially for serving the group like Hugo and James. Suddenly terrified, Claire asks if Hugo and James are slaves.

             Germaine rewarded her with another one of his warning looks, but said, “We don't keep slaves, Claire. Hugo and James are servants hired under contract to Illusions. They receive their lodging, food and clothing free. In addition, we give them a salary for which they give their blood to whomever they choose, no more than three or four times a week. We give them free medical care and their hemoglobin is checked nightly.
            “However, they are the only ones free to choose their partners. We cannot vouch for our mortals' safety otherwise. Should a mortal companion wish to change partners, he or she presents a petition to the council with the reasons for requesting reassignment. Any attempt a mortal may make to seek outside pleasures without council sanction is punishable by the whip or the dais.”
            Claire felt suddenly ill. All these rules and regulations made her relationship with Germaine seem cold and artificial. “What is the dais?” she asked in a near whisper.

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. Ooh, interesting, Kathryn. Sounds like a great read with a lot of depth.

  2. Why does everyone have to stop when I want to know more. I can see how she could be frightened and put off by all the rule and regulations.

  3. I want to know what the dais is too. Shoot! I read this book, looks like I'll have to give it a re-read. Thanks KRB.

  4. I'm not a huge fan of vampire books, but this has grabbed my interest!

  5. Nice snippet. Definitely got my attention.

  6. What is it?! Somehow these vampires seem perfect for Valentine's Day!

  7. I have a feeling she isn't going to like the answer.

  8. Very interesting snippet Kathryn, definitely got my attention too and I want to know about the dais also. I think I would be frightened too in her shoes!


  9. yes, what is the dais? great snippet


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