I awoke from the dream with a sharp intake of breath, sitting bolt upright in bed. Sweat beaded on my forehead and my eyes danced nervously around the room, searching the shadows for what I knew I would not find.
I told myself that it was only a dream.
Except that it happened each time I closed my eyes.
The slide of skin on skin as his calloused hands carressed my body. Then the slick roughness of his tongue as it trailed his fingers, setting my already sizzling nerve endings frantic with desperate desire. His scent was that of the outdoors just before a storm; that fresh, heady aroma that fills the senses. His voice a deep whisper as his breath tickled my ear.
“Do you want me?” He asks.
“Please!” I beg as I arch up into him.
Then his laugh. Deep and throaty, filled with the pleasure of a man who knows he has me on the threshold of climax before he’s even entered my body.
His lips steal my words as his body thrusts into mine, finding a rythym that hits the spot only he can set afire.
Just before my body surrenders to him and my scream begins to bubble in my throat; just before I reach that final release; a large shadow looms over us and rips his body from mine. I roll to the side as large raking claws come toward me.
I slide off the bed then fall in an unending spiral in darkness until I wake in my own bed, sweating, terrified and frustrated with need.
A gust of breeze and a flash of lightening illuminate the sheer curtains covering my open window and startle me from my thoughts.
Or are they memories?
I shoved my hand through the disarray of my hair and let my feet hit the cool wood of my bedroom floor then crossed to the window. The room was thick with humidity and hot as hell.
A clap of thunder followed by a quick flash of lightening highlighted the outline of a man in the windowframe and made my blood run cold with fear.
I blinked and the shadow was gone.
“Damn!” I cursed aloud. “This dream has got to stop!” And in that moment I decide that first thing in the morning and I’d call my mom and see if she could recommend a therapist. Maybe if I interpreted the dream, it would go away.
I caught a faint whiff of smoke and the acrid taste of sulfer as I slammed the window shut. I turned back toward my bed and shrieked as a branch scratched across the surface of the window.
Disgusted with myself I crawled back into bed. I pulled the covers over me then kicked them off again as I rolled to my side. I concentrated on relaxing each part of my body and just when my eyes seemed to heavy to keep open, a chill filled the room like I had just walked into a freezer.
I turned to the window.
The curtains once again billowed in the breeze, dancing in the wind.
“Who’s there?” I called shakily.
“Do you want me?” A familiar voice echoed in the darkness.
“Please!” I whispered.
His laughter filled the room.
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One man possessed her heart. The other possessed her soul.
Both had betrayed her.
Leah Wolfe, a federal agent for SINS, Supernatural Investigations of Non-Human Species is determined to move on with her life and master her own gifts, including the ability to speak to the souls of the dead. Her ex-fiancé, Joaquin Wildhorse, was unable to accept her gifts and gave himself to another. Ian Nightwalker was more than willing to soothe her broken heart.
With a prominent member of The Marquis, the vampire ruling council, intent of coming to Leah’s hometown, the threat of Chaos touching everyone she loves brings her down a path to work with both Joaquin Wildhorse and Ian Nightwalker once again.
The Order of Chaos grabs the reader on the first page and leads them on a journey full of romance, action and suspense as it follows Leah into her first official case with SINS. Leah is a strong-willed, kick-ass heroine who has conquered a life full of adversity with grace.
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