I’ve joined the fantastic Snippet Saturday run by Lauren Dane and it’s my first week this week. Each week has a theme or is author’s choice. This week is author’s choice and it took me a while to decide what I should take a snippet from to post. I decided on Bewitch, which is the fifth book in my Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series and will be out in January 2013.
Here’s your snippet this Saturday!
Oh, and if you haven’t read Enslave, you might get a bit of a spoiler about Payne in this excerpt. Sorry!
It seemed she wasn’t satisfied with his aloof air and refusal to place her at risk by touching her. She tiptoed and touched the cut on his cheek.
Payne felt that same intense gut-tugging jolt as he had the first time they had made skin contact.
Warmth crept outwards from where she touched, turning him hazy, drugging him with how good it felt. His very nature said to go with the flow because the flow felt divine. The little witch could give him what he needed. Not just the method of freeing Chica from her bond. She could give him bliss.
He could feed on both her energy and her blood.
His incubus side and his vampire one purred at the prospect.
His cut stung and he could almost feel his flesh knitting back together. Magic.
“Witch,” he growled, a low warning that he didn’t like her meddling with his body.
She didn’t heed it but she did eventually withdraw her hand. She smiled up at him. “Sort of.”
“Sort of?” He frowned at her. How could you be sort of a witch?
“I don’t have much power yet. I’m still learning.” Her sweet voice was a melody in his ear, curling around him, petting him and feeding his desire.
She stepped back, distancing herself. His eyes must have changed again, swirling blue and gold. Payne lifted his hand and grazed the backs of his fingers across her soft cheek, his breath shuddering in his chest over how exquisite she felt. He wanted her.
She knocked his hand away. “Don’t turn on the charm. I don’t like it.”
That brought Payne back to earth with a bump. “You can tell when I’m using my ability?”
She nodded and moved back another step. “I don’t like it. It feels as though I’m seeing myself do things, feel things, that aren’t really anything to do with me.”
Strange. Was it a witch thing? He hadn’t heard that immune females could sense an incubus attempting to use his ability on her. It had to be a witch thing.
“Normally people can’t tell it isn’t their natural feelings.” His gaze tracked her across the room.
“I’m not normal now, am I?” She stared into the fire and sighed at her melting hairbrush. At least the flames had died down. Her heartbeat was level again too and he couldn’t feel any anger in her.
She looked back over her shoulder at him, her eyes locking with his, their dazzling silver depths enchanting him once more. Her lips parted and her pupils dilated. Desire. He could get drunk on the way she felt whenever she looked at him. How would she feel if he took things further?
“I don’t like it,” she said in a breathless voice. “I don’t know why you feel the need to use it… so stop it.”
Payne smiled. “I’m not right now.”
Her eyes widened and she blinked. “You aren’t?”
He shook his head. “Whatever you’re feeling, it’s one hundred percent yours, and I’m flattered.”
She turned her nose up at him. “Get over yourself.”
His smile widened into a grin when her heart skipped a beat and her cheeks turned rosy.
Did you enjoy the snippet? Bewitch will be out in January, but if you haven’t had a chance to read any of the books in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series yet, they’re all available at major ebook retailers and in paperback, and you can find the links and samples of the books at my website:
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