Book one in the Blessed Series is now out on Kensington’s site as well as Amazon. I’m including an excerpt from a scene right before it gets steamy between Luke and Savannah. Enjoy!
As Savannah neared Luke’s room, she slowed. His door was open. Curious, as he never left it open. She paused at the entrance. The bedroom was as spacious as she’d expected. A cozy sitting area opened up into a larger space where a four post bed stood against the middle of one wall.
Beyond the bed, the gray light of night’s transition traced Luke’s silhouette against an enormous window. Shirtless, he leaned on the glass. Low-slung pants hugged the base of his back and hips. Slender rays of moonlight dusted his shoulders, emphasizing their broadness and the definition of the muscles in his arms and back.
She placed a hand on her stomach to calm the flurry of nerves whirling within her. This t so attracted to him.
“Only a couple hours until I must close the blinds,” he said. “This is the closest I get to sunrise, as the sun is strongest for us then.”
“Your door was open.” She winced at her statement of the obvious. She’d never entered his room before. Why had he allowed her to tonight?
“Trouble going back sleep?” he asked
“Yes.” She twisted her hands together and stepped forward.
“And yet you entered a monster’s lair.”
After the way she’d behaved yesterday, she deserved his bitter words. “I planned to sit in the roof garden.”
He hung his head. “Enjoy yourself. Forgive my barbs, I grow tired.”
“I didn’t think vampires got tired.”
“Not much physically, however, that does not exempt us from life’s taxations.” He lifted his head but his face remained in the shadows. “What is it you want, Savannah? I cannot read your jumbled emotions and quite frankly, I have no inclination to probe further.”
“I know,” she said, thinking about her next words. Maybe now wasn’t a good time to talk to him and he was too fed up to hear her out.
“If you have come to fault me for your arousal—”
“No.” Her cheeks heated at his words. “Not exactly.” She breathed in deep. “I came to apologize for being so difficult.”
“What brought this about?” He moved toward her. “Have you changed your mind about becoming a vampire?”
She bit her lip and shook her head. “No, but I do realize you have no control over what you’ve become. After all I’ve been through, I should have been more understanding.”
He stopped, facing her. His gaze searched her face. “And now?” His voice was no more than a whisper.
“I don’t care anymore.” Savannah trembled, resisting the urge to cover her chest by crossing her arms. “I want to be with you, for as long as you’ll have me.”