Saturday, September 21, 2013

My Sexy Saturday ~ BLOODLUST DENIED ~ Enemies to Lovers


Welcome to my second My Sexy Saturday!  Every week published and unpublished authors share 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs from a work-in-progress or an already published book.

“The dangerous, addictive passion that singes the main characters is all-encompassing…”

Today I'm sharing 7 paragraphs from my vampire Regency romance, Bloodlust Denied. This is the scene where the hero Alexius and heroine Morana have just met, and passion ignites between them :-)

He slid his other hand around her neck. The cool silk of her hair caressed his knuckles, as the tips of his fingers caressed her tender flesh. He inhaled her fresh, clean scent, rose petals and raindrops and something else, something he had never before encountered. Something dark and dangerous and so violently arousing, it momentarily obliterated the overwhelming lure of her luscious blood.

She tilted her head, exposing the pale column of her throat to his ravening gaze. Without conscious thought he lowered his head, and drifted his mouth across her tempting skin. He could feel the frantic beat of her pulse vibrating against his lips, against the tip of his searching tongue. His fangs pierced his gums, aching with need and want and rising desperation, yet unaccountably he held back.

Echoes from another time whispered through his mind, but the time was now and the echoes were the seductive strains of the violin. Yet the music was inside his brain, inside his empty heart, twisting through his veins and pounding along his rigid shaft.

He nibbled kisses along her throat, savoring the sensation of her fluttering pulse, the torture of feeling the rush of her blood beneath the flimsy barrier of flesh, and the evocative scent of ethereal rose gardens.

“I could take you now.” His hoarse whisper teased her earlobe. This woman aroused him to a degree he’d long since forgotten existed.

“Then take me now.” Her panted command arrowed straight to his throbbing cock, the sensation so acute for one incredulous second his fearsome control wavered.

No woman could exert such power over him. He would come only at his own command and no one else’s.

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Shelley Munro said...

Fabulous excerpt, Christina! Very nice.

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you, Shelley! I did enjoy writing Alexius :-)

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Samara!

Dakota Trace said...

Very nice indeed. I love how she subtly changed the tables on him. And his reaction to it.


Lynn Crain said...

Wonderful, wonderful snippet. I really loved how we heard what his thoughts were and how he reacted to being manipulated.

Thanks for sharing!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Dakota :-)

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Lynn!