Friday, July 5, 2013

Full On...


Wow the 4th has come and gone! Summer is moving way, way too fast for me because I love the heat—sweat and all. I even got the chance to enjoy having the holiday off coupled with a regular day off which doesn’t happen often in my working life. But, stupidly, I made an appointment for 7am this morning so had to get up at 6. DUH! Somehow I forgot I could stay in the cat cave for 2 whole uninterrupted days!! *sigh* Today I’m going to leave you with a piece of QUENCH, coming soon…
If you dare enter this cat’s lair, you’ll give more than blood!

Alek Foress is cursed. A tiger and lion mix, he’s also infected with the vampyre bloodlust. He refuses to take a female mate fearing she’ll uncover his secret, carnal need for his prince. Then he meets Viviana, the one woman who ignites a fierce fire in his soul. She makes both cats purr with desire, and the vamp in him salivates for her blood.
Viviana, a warrior, comes face-to-face with the only creature that can turn her cold blood into a molten river. Her powers stolen, she has to count on him for everything—blood, and even her life. She becomes a wildcat in his arms, and not even royalty will stand in her way when her mind’s made up. Viv wants Alek no matter what, she’ll show him how to quench his thirst.

The hallway he traveled was empty. Alek stopped in front of the room housing Law, Dace and an unfamiliar scent of a full vampyre. Strange. Masking his odor, he vanished to materialize on the other side of the door. Before he could move a stranger had him at knifepoint from behind. The lights were dim but he could see two human couples lounging sleepily on the sofa. Dace glared from a small bar in the back.
Law was the first to speak. “You’re living dangerously tonight.”
“We flashed by you and thought we’d stop later and catch up.” Dace’s low laugh was sinister. “We were grabbing a feed first.”
Alek remained motionless with the knife pressed into the skin of his throat. A cold trickle of blood slid down his neck as the stranger used one hand to pat him down as if it were a cheap stickup. When the hand came around and grabbed his cock, he made his move. Lightning fast, he reached over his shoulder and grasped the stranger by his head and flipped him onto the floor. The tip of Alek’s knife now pierced the other’s neck and drew blood. “Unless you want what you just had to be your last meal, I suggest you don’t put your hand on my balls again.”
“Get your ass off me and I’ll be glad to oblige. Fuck, never mind, your cock feels pretty damn good right where it is.” A slender body pushed up against him.
The voice stilled him and he inhaled deeply. Alek’s breath caught in his throat. Truth assaulted his nostrils and he wondered how the hell he’d missed it. Delicious female scent wafted over him. Shit! A freaking woman had held him at knifepoint and she smelled full-out vamp. Pulling his blade back, he released her and stood while she came to her feet with a lithe move that impressed him. Close to his height, taut muscles twitched with readiness as her weapon flipped back and forth through nimble fingers.
“What the fuck did you think you were doing?” Alek asked.
“What in hell were you doing trying to sneak up on us? You ever hear of knocking? I thought you Kind had a thing about privacy.” She peered at Law. “Who the hell is this guy?”
“Trust me, Viv, he’s not a cat you want to mess with, understand? Put the knife away.”
Dace’s snicker filtered through the room.
“Don’t call me Viv, no one here knows me that well. I’m Viviana. If anyone gives a shit about a last name, too bad.”
The vamp amazed and flustered Alek at the same time.
Her feminine chin jutted toward him. “Who’s Mr. Got-a-helluva-package?”
Law choked. “That’s Alek.”
“Ahh, your lofty Reign leader. How you doing? Nice cock you got there.” She motioned to the couples on the sofa. “Help yourself to a bite.” Viviana laughed in his face when his jaw dropped. “You cats need to stop being so damn finicky.”
Surprised by her boldness, he snapped his mouth closed. He’d never met a woman like her in his life. She had the foulest mouth he’d ever heard, no modesty at all and she felt like a wet dream about to pop. Alek’s dick was hard as a stick of dynamite and it felt ready to blow any damn minute. Christ! What was up with this female? And what the fuck was up with him?
Her moonlit blue eyes pierced him before she vanished.
He wasn’t hungry anymore. Not for food anyway.
Before he sheathed his knife he ran the tip of it over his tongue. The vamp’s blood tingled there, sending another hot stab of desire right to his crotch. The taste of her called so loudly to him he followed Viviana right through the door. The last thing he heard was the brothers laughing.
Alek blatantly checked out her backside, pleased by the sight of her tight ass swinging in front of him. The package she fondled earlier was still hard. Platinum blonde hair hung down her back in a severe plait. Black leather hugged her lithe body like a second skin and her long legs ate the hallway up. She was tall, damn near reaching his six foot four inches in her stiletto boots. Oh, he could work her for a long time. His hands itched to touch the walnut brown skin he knew would feel like satin. And her smell drove him nuts. Damn! Could one drop of blood have…Hell, maybe he was in heat. Strictly a cat man, he couldn’t believe how much the bloodsucker turned him on.
“You’re a bloodsucker too and no matter what you cats believe, you’re no better than we are.” She pushed at his mind, trying to enter his thoughts.
Alek jumped at the echoing sound of her voice.
Concentrate. Keeping her out wouldn’t be impossible but it required him being more aware if she intended to hang around. Locking his shields tight, Alek slid his tongue over lips that still held her exotic taste. He did something he wouldn’t normally do out of respect for other’s privacy. Alek eased past her mental barrier and invaded her mind. It was too easy. Viviana wanted him there. What he saw had his cock leaking like a faucet. She wanted to handle him, stroke and hold his cock, guide it inside her.
Oh yeah, he was willing to be handled by her for a couple hours before sunrise. Suited him fine.
She continued into the main area of the club with him on her heels. He continued to pick around in her head and found she couldn’t read Law or Dace either. Unaware of the lion’s pure royal blood pumping through his veins, Viviana made the mistake of thinking he was just a Kind tiger.
Alek stopped dead in his tracks. What was he doing? A woman like her, a vamp, wouldn’t understand his weakness. His thoughts turned to his beasts. For some odd reason his lion lay still, quietly purring. His ever-vigilant tiger stood at peace. Neither animal displayed agitation or cried out for blood. In a fog of anguish, Alek started to walk again with Viviana’s eyes following him from where she sat at the bar. He went straight through the club and out the door.
How fucked up his life was.
When he reached the parking lot, he raised his head and roared into the night not caring who heard or saw him. Pain too great to hold inside poured from his body into air. The inhuman sound battered surrounding trees, hurled limbs violently against the building, some thunderously crashing to the ground leaving gouged crevices in the earth.
The walls of The Looking Glass shuddered.
Growl and roar-it’s okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele

1 comment:

Rebecca Royce said...

Sounds awesome!! Not the getting up early, the book!