Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III

This week the Tuesday Teaser comes from the ELLORA'S CAVEMEN: SEASONS OF SEDUCTION III anthology, and my story "Sunshine for a Vampire." The best way to describe this story is Cinderella for vampires.


He snaked his tongue out and licked the fingers that were still covering his mouth. Her hand jerked away and she laughed. She closed her fingers into a fist as if capturing his touch. He smiled at her. “Since you will not tell me your name, I will call you Sunshine.” He finally broke through to the center of the labyrinth, which was little more than a grassy square. There was no bench or seating of any kind. Damn! He’d have to make do.

She stiffened in his arms as set her down beside him. “Why did you choose that name?”

He reached behind her and plucked the jeweled pin holding her hair in its elaborate twist, sucking in a breath as the mass of blonde cascaded all the way to her hips. “That is why.” His voice was husky as he slipped the pin into his coat pocket. “You are like a ray of sunshine in the darkness that is our world.”

“What should I call you?”
He wanted to tell her his name, wanted to hear her call it as she cried out in ecstasy, but he didn’t know if she’d recognize it or not and he was loath to break the easy companionship of the moment. He gave her a wicked grin. “You may call me ‘my prince’ or ‘my love’. I will answer to either.” She laughed, even though he was deadly serious. He was a prince in his homeland and he longed to make her his princess.


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