Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Holidays with FREE READS!!!!

All Romance E-Books has released three--count them, three-- luscious volumes of the finalists in the recent "Just One Bite" anthology contest!! My story, UNFORGETTABLE, is in Volume Two--

UNFORGETTABLE is a short slice of dark, sensual decadence with two lovers--one vampire, the other a slayer--meeting again on the eve of the tribunal gathering, where a new leader of the vampire clan for the next hundred years is to be named.  When his life is threatened, he must rely on the woman he scorned to protect him from the insider of the clan who is trying to kill him!

Volume TWO- Just one Bite

Sneak Peek:
Gunner waited, focused on retrieving her scent in the heavily misted midnight breeze. He waited another breath and then stepped from his hiding place. An elbow met his face and before he could react, there was a painful blow to his shin and a quick, decisive jab to his gut, causing him to double over and gasp for air.

“You think I didn’t know you were here? I sensed you the minute I stepped from the pub. Where’d you go, Gunner? You forgot to say goodbye.”

He wiped the blood trickling from his nose as he smiled at his assailant. “Good to see you, too. I see you haven’t changed, Tory. What’s up?” Damn the woman still could whip his ass, though he had to figure in that she had the advantage of his jumbled thoughts. He looked her over from head to toe and through an eye he knew would be swollen soon, she still looked good enough to eat—figuratively speaking. She was a bad boy’s dream in her form-fitting jeans and thin white T-shirt topped with a worn leather biker’s jacket. A fuchsia colored scarf was looped fashionably twice around that beautiful neck. Gunner felt a twinge stirring below his belt.

Tory shifted her oversized black bag on her shoulder and eyed him warily. “I suppose you want me to take care of that,” she nodded, referring to his eye.

“I wouldn’t want to trouble you,” Gunner remarked, rubbing his hand over his gut.

“Like hell, you wouldn’t, Gunner. Come on then. I’m just up the block. Don’t try anything though, I’m warning you.”

He grinned, raising his hands in defense. “Wouldn’t dream of it,” he replied. Only he had and every night for a year after he’d left her at the seedy motel where they’d gone to have some privacy. They’d met at a bistro in Tuscany and spent the next week touring the sights, sampling the wine and food, learning about each other-eventually revealing who he was, what he was and offering her the same. She declined and their last night together, he mustered every ounce of strength, making passionate love with her, but not taking her for his eternal mate.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!