Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sneak Peak Sunday - March 24 - Mortal Illusions #SPeekSunday

For a vampire, love means watching someone you care about die.

Sneak Peek Sunday is a new (at least for me) hop that shares excerpts.  Since I love to share, I thought I would participate.  What we're doing is sharing 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 is on his way to her.
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             She wasn't dead--yet.
            Germaine took cold comfort from that reassurance as he strode swiftly past the occasional huddled pedestrian prowling Manhattan's sleepless streets--heedless of the instinctive, sometimes painful hunger that prowled his insides like a stalking beast.  The beast was with him always, but tonight the man's need predominated.
            Moving silently among the shadows, like the creature of the night he was, Germaine clamped his lips together and pressed on.  Nothing would deter him from his purpose this night.
            His tread soundless yet sure upon the litter-strewn pavement, he kept to his chosen path, oblivious to even the biting wind that grabbed at his long, black coat like the small chilblained hands of starving street urchins begging for his attention.
            Germaine had learned long ago that not every cold hand signified a warm heart.  And tonight, with the temperature hovering near freezing, Lady Winter's grasp was lethal.  But winter's frigid fingers merely passed through him, leaving him aware--but untouched.  The worst of nature's fitful tantrums no longer affected him.  Nothing natural did.
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M/F, Contemporary vampire romance in a society based on D/s.

Read the first three chapters at: Mortal Illusions

Buy the book at NCPAmazon or Barnes & Noble.

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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