My Sexy Magic
This week's theme is magic! And since my newest release is a vampire story I co-wrote with my friend Irene, things lined up nicely. This snippet - somewhere between 7 lines and 7 paragraphs - is from the end of Bonfire, the holiday novella that's the sequel to Vespers. Thaddeus - our vampire - and Sara - his boyfriend (and yes, Sara's a boy - it makes sense - seriously), are celebrating, and in keeping with our theme, I went for the moment a vampire's most known for...
Breaking our kiss was hard, but I needed more. I licked a line from the tender skin below his ear to the pulse in his throat.
“Yeah, Thad. Do it.”
I bit, puncturing the skin and swallowing his sweet salty essence. He cried out, urging me on, and then his body was wracked with tension. His hot release poured over my hand, and the combination – his blood and his spend and his warm strength – sent me over.
They may call it le petite morte, but in my long death, this release was my strongest proof of life.
Bonfire is still in the editing stages, but Vespers released last Tuesday. Here's a bit more about both of them...
Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget…
The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he’s vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul.
Sarasija Mishra’s most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood…
The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can’t even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can’t afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer’s “special diet”. A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont’s mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can’t seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected “Sara” to be a girl.
Falling in love is hard at any age…
The vampire can’t fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara’s brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.
Vespers is a complete novel with no cliffhanger. It can be enjoyed as a standalone or read as the first book in the Hours of the Night series.
Silent night, holy hell!
Thaddeus and Sarasija are spending the holidays on the bayou, and while the vampire’s idea of Christmas cheer doesn’t quite match his assistant’s, they’re working on a compromise. Before they can get the tree trimmed, they’re interrupted by the appearance of the feu follet. The ghostly lights appear in the swamp at random and lead even the locals astray.
When the townsfolk link the phenomenon to the return of their most reclusive neighbor, suspicion falls on Thaddeus. These lights aren’t bringing glad tidings, and if Thad and Sara can’t find their source, the feu follet might herald a holiday tragedy for the whole town.
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