Saturday, August 23, 2014

#SatSpanks - 8/23/14 - Mortal Illusions - A Measure of Affection #ParanormalRomance #Vampires

Yes, today is my birthday, but even though it's also Saturday Spankings, there'll be none for me, thank you!

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.

            “Oh.  Then Sybill and Arthur aren't really in love with each other?”
            Germaine shrugged, but Claire felt a wave of raw strength flow over her fingers and knew his attempt at nonchalance was merely a facade for a much stronger emotion.
            “Some measure of affection exists between them, I suppose,” Germaine allowed.  “Sybill has professed a certain fondness for Arthur, but no, they are not lovers in the true sense of the word.  Arthur hired Sybill to serve his needs both in and out of bed.  In return, he has promised to see her mortal needs met as well.”
            “Then why did she tell Harry she'd been tortured?”
            “The question is why was she speaking to Harry at all?”

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

Buy the book at NCPAmazonBarnes & Noble or ARe.

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  1. Those are questions I'd like to know the answer to. Great snippet kathryn :)

  2. "Attempt at nonchalance"--you're such a mistress of prosody, Kathryn!

  3. I'm with Constance. What a complex set up.

  4. Some measure of affection, is that like some version of the truth?

  5. Happy Birthday. Great excerpt, and now I'm going to look up "prosody". :)

  6. Happy Birthday, Kathryn. I hope you have a marvelous day and get everything you wished for when you blew out your candles. I also hope someone see's to giving you a birthday spank, or two, or three. ☺
    I enjoyed the little debate going on between Germaine and Clarie. He's one HOT vampire.

  7. Happy Birthday, Kathryn!
    Hmm, falling in love with a vampire, I think I would be afraid of more things than him just breaking my heart!

  8. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  9. Happy Birthay Kathyrn! I hope you had an enjoyable day. Keep writing.


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