The Vampirerotique Summer Book Tour comes to my blog again today for an exclusive excerpt from one of the erotic vampire romance books in the series.
My last exclusive excerpt is from the new release in the series, Enslave. I’ve already posted chapter 1 in a previous blog post as part of the Vampirerotique Summer Book Tour and also chapter 2 when the book was released, so here’s chapter 3 for you all to read today. You can read chapter 1 at this blog post and read chapter 2 at this blog post.
First, I’ll set the picture with the blurb so you all know a little more about the story and characters.
His determination to succeed in business has left no room in his life for love. Now, a beautiful and deadly succubus has teleported into his dark, decadent world and is in danger of enslaving his heart.
Andreuâ€™s future entails opening an erotic theatre like Vampirerotique, gaining wealth, women and power, not shackling himself to a single female, but he cannot deny the dangerously seductive succubus who stirs his anger and passion, and tempts him like no otherâ€”he will have her.
The moment their eyes meet, Varya knows she cannot have the exotic dark vampire who sets her pulse racing. His shadowed aura marks him as forbidden, but the hungers he awakens in her are too intense to resistâ€”she must have a taste.
When an erotically-charged kiss ignites their soul-searing passion and reveals something dangerous about Andreu, will Varya leave forever or will she dare to risk all in pursuit of something she thought was beyond her reach?
â€œI want to know what the fuck she is!â€ Andreu snarled and paced the black-walled double-height room, shaking all the way to his bones.
Whatever she had done to him with that kiss, it had been potent and drugging, leaving him all too compliant and hazy. His senses still hadnâ€™t come back to full strength yet and his skin felt too tight and too hot. Not to mention that his cock was on a hair-trigger, eager to get instantly and painfully hard whenever he recalled his moment with her, which was around ten times per second.
Wherever she had touched him burned with blistering heat that had branded her imprint onto his flesh and he couldnâ€™t shake the images of her that rushed through his mind, constant replays of how good it had felt to pin her against that wall and kiss the breath out of her.
Payne stood in the middle of the room, calm and cool, impassive grey gaze following Andreu. Snow had collected Antoine from his room, and Javier had phoned Callum to tell him to stay away from the theatre, just in case things turned violent with their intruder.
â€œWhatever the creature is, it is gone.â€ Snowâ€™s words were of little comfort. Andreu hadnâ€™t sensed her fully until she had let him. What if Snow was wrong and she could fool his senses too?
â€œHow do you know that?â€ Andreu turned on him and the cold edge to the immense ancient maleâ€™s icy eyes warned him to back off or face the consequences.
â€œI know.â€ The calm reply was one he would be a fool to challenge but he was too fired up, too rattled by how easily she had closed the gap between them and brought him to his knees, to heed any warnings.
Andreu curled his fingers into fists and clenched them so tightly that his bones ached.
â€œAndreu.â€ Javier stepped into his path, blocking his way to Snow, and settled his hands on Andreuâ€™s shoulders. He squeezed them, a show of solidarity and comfort that Andreu needed now more than ever. â€œWe will find out what the creature is and how to protect against her.â€
Everyone turned to stare at Payne.
â€œShe is a succubus. They feed on sexual energy but normally they have more sense than to wander into a vampireâ€™s territory.â€ Payne shook his head, the motion echoing the disbelief in his tone. â€œThis one is missing a few pieces of her puzzle, if you get what I mean. Not only did she breeze straight in here to catch the show, but she sucked your face.â€
Andreu frowned at him, unsure whether Payne was insinuating that she had made a poor choice by kissing him and could have done better or she had been insane to go after a vampire.
â€œYou seem to know a lot about fae.â€ Antoine stepped away from Snow and towards Payne. Payne shrugged again but a glimmer of discomfort surfaced in his eyes, demolishing the effect of his casual air. He flexed his fingers, causing his forearms to ripple and tighten against the rolled up sleeves of his dark silver shirt. A nervous trait? What did Payne have to be nervous about? â€œIs she going to prove a problem?â€
â€œI doubt it.â€ Payne ran his fingers over the soft spikes of his blond hair, revealing the elaborate swirling symbols tattooed on the undersides of his forearms. â€œSuccubi know better than to meddle with vampires. We can sense them. She was using a strong glamour tonight, one that would have been draining her fast, and we startled her. She probably kissed Andreu to take some strength, enough for her to zip out of here and away to somewhere safe.â€
â€œSo she wonâ€™t be coming back?â€ Andreu frowned at himself. Why the Devil did he sound so disappointed? The succubus had tried to drain him with that kiss. What a kiss it had been though. He couldnâ€™t remember ever sharing a kiss quite like it. His blood heated at just the memory, scorching him with the need for another, and his cock hardened once again.
Dios. He would probably end up dead if she kissed him again. He wasnâ€™t even sure how he had found the strength to push her away. One moment he had been swimming in the kiss, oblivious to anything other than the bliss of her lips on his and wanting it to go on forever, and the next he had come crashing back to the world and realised that she was out to harm him. He had reacted on instinct to protect himself. He hadnâ€™t meant to toss her across the room as he had. He had just wanted her mouth off him.
Was the pleasure he had felt when kissing her the result of her power as a succubus? For some reason, that thought didnâ€™t sit well with him. It had felt real at the time, a natural passion and hunger for her that he hadnâ€™t been able to deny. He didnâ€™t like the idea that it might have all been the product of her tampering with his feelings. That was what succubi did. They toyed with men and made them feel things so they could get off on their aroused state. Andreu growled under his breath. She had played him.
But it had all felt so real at first. He had wanted her and when she had kissed him, he had given in to that need, surrendering to the attraction he felt towards her and his desire. It had been bliss and fire until his senses had sparked and he had suddenly weakened.
Did that switch between pleasure and pain signal the moment she had begun to feed from him?
If it did, then was everything that came before it real and not an illusion caused by her power?
He growled and tunnelled his fingers through his short hair. He would never know without asking her, and even if that happened he probably couldnâ€™t trust a word that left her sultry luscious lips.
His cock hardened again.
Dios. She was going to be the death of him.
He tugged his black suit jacket down to make sure none of the males in the room with him would notice just how much that single mind-blowing kiss had affected him.
It wasnâ€™t just the kiss that had him rock hard for her. She was undeniably beautiful, had dangerous curves designed for his hands to snake over and his lips to explore slowly, and extraordinary eyes that captured his whenever they met. She was bold, tempting and sexy. He had known some firecrackers in his time, but he had a feeling that she would outshine them all.
â€œI highly doubt she will return,â€ Payne said and Andreu nodded, and ignored the part of him that clung to the hope that Payne was wrong and she would return so he could kiss her again. Payne shrugged. â€œYou saw how she reacted to me.â€
Andreu certainly had. The succubus had stared at Payne as though he was the antichrist and had flashed a sharp set of teeth before disappearing.
â€œEither way, I want security at the theatre increased. Javier and Andreu, call the firm we use for day security and see about getting us some older vampires to protect the theatre. I want them to be discreet. The last thing we need are the attendees seeing them.â€ Antoine flicked a glance at him and then his brother. â€œAll clear?â€
Andreu nodded at the same time as Javier. It was clear all right. They were going to be on high alert for the next few performances at least. If their uninvited guest decided to return, it could prove to be a problem for the business, and the business was his priority, not pleasure. The older vampires had sensed her tonight. Chances were, they were already talking about what they had felt.
â€œPayne, I want you to come with me and Snow to my office. You are going to tell us everything you know about her species.â€ Antoine didnâ€™t wait for the blond elite vampire to acknowledge him. He strode away with Snow stalking along behind him.
Payne muttered a curse under his breath and then followed.
Why had she reacted so violently to Payne?
When Andreu had seen her across the theatre, and when she had revealed herself to him in this room, she hadnâ€™t reacted to him in that way. She had looked shocked, but definitely interested in him. Not scared.
Was she only interested in him as a target or did she desire him because she found him attractive?
He had seen the hunger in her incredible eyes. He had never seen eyes like hers. Deep brown edged them but in the centre, around the black chasms of her pupils, they were blue and flecked with gold. Maybe Payne was wrong and she was a siren rather than a succubus. She could lure a man with those eyes. Had lured him in with them more than once.
â€œIt wasnâ€™t chance that she kissed me,â€ he whispered and Javier looked over at him. â€œIt wasnâ€™t random. She didnâ€™t just come across me and see a chance to feed so she could disappear.â€
â€œWhat makes you say that?â€
Andreu lifted his head and met Javierâ€™s deep brown gaze. â€œI saw her in the theatre, when you went down to speak to Antoine and Snow. She saw me. She looked right at me and I felt pulled to her, and then she disappeared and the spell snapped. She was still there though, Javier. Watching me as I watched the spot where she had been.â€
â€œWhat do you think it means?â€
â€œI think it means that I need to take a shower and get my head straight.â€ Andreu pinched the bridge of his nose and closed his eyes.
He was reading into things again and he only had to look at his brother to know where that sort of behaviour led when it came to females. He wasnâ€™t about to become the victim of a womanâ€™s charms. She was beautiful, but he refused to fall for her tricks. Nothing he felt for her was real. It was a fabrication created by her so he would go along with everything she did and she could feed on him. It was the same trick a vampire used on a human, putting them in thrall and making them feel pleasure so feeding from them was easy.
â€œShe probably just chose me as a target because I saw her,â€ Andreu said, trying to convince himself as well as his brother. â€œIf I hadnâ€™t stopped her, she could have killed me. Maybe thatâ€™s what she wanted from me. I saw her and she wanted me dead. What other reason could she have for remaining at the theatre?â€
â€œPayne said she needed more energy.â€ Javier ran a hand over his short sandy hair and settled it around the back of his neck, an action he often did when thinking or concerned. It was a wonder his brother had any hair left. â€œDo you think that wasnâ€™t the case?â€
Andreu nodded. â€œShe had enough power to disappear. She could have used it to get out of the theatre, or could have slipped out with the crowd. Why stay if not to kill me?â€
â€œI donâ€™t want you sleeping in your temporary quarters today.â€ Javier frowned and touched his arm, his eyes warm with worry. â€œStay in Callumâ€™s quarters across from mine. I will keep an eye on you.â€
Andreu covered his brotherâ€™s hand on his arm and tried to take comfort from it, and from the promise in Javierâ€™s dark eyes. Neither gesture reassured him though. If the succubus wanted him dead, what was to stop her from feeding to regain her strength and then teleporting straight into his room? Would he be strong enough to fend her off again or would she get her wish this time?
Death by sex.
What a way to go.
He was too damn young to die though. At barely five hundred years old, he was in his prime and had centuries if not millennia ahead of him, and he wasnâ€™t about to let a succubus take those from him.
She could come after him if she wanted but he wasnâ€™t going to take it lying down. Andreu raised an eyebrow. He wasnâ€™t going to take anything at all, and certainly not lying down.
He had fought fae in the past, had warred with werewolves and even vampires in his time as a warrior when he was younger and the world had been a place where battles were frequent and swords were more than ornaments.
In those days, he had spent more time bloodied than clean.
She had chosen the wrong vampire to target.
A shower would help him steel his mind against her beauty and those eyes, blood would replenish his strength and bring his senses back to their full power, and time would lure her into his trap.
If the succubus wanted a fight, then she had got herself one.
This was war.
And he would be the victor.
I hope you enjoyed this exclusive excerpt!
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Books in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series
Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 1)
Crave (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 2)
Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 3)
Enslave (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 4)
Bewitch (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 5) â€“ Coming soon!
Unleash (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 6) â€“ Coming in 2013!