An Excerpt From: THE LADY’S NOT A VAMP
Copyright © TESSIE BRADFORD, 2010
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
Rick sent Sandy a mental push to sleep. Her eyes fluttered closed and she settled back on the couch. Good lord, she was beautiful. Her auburn hair spread out on the pillows with a few errant strands touching her rounded, lightly freckled cheeks. His gaze drifted to her ample breasts, slowly rising and falling with her now-relaxed breathing, and his cock twitched with appreciation. Cassandra Morley was no stick-thin-model type. Her curves were lush and full, perfect to cradle a man as he worshiped every inch.
Sandy was suffering from an excessive loss of blood. Anger boiled through his veins. Whoever had violated her would answer to him. No honorable vampire took blood without the consent of the giver. Of course the vamp community had its share of criminals and rogues, but they weren’t welcome in Deckton. As one of the two protectors in the area, it was Rick’s sworn duty to find the lowlife bastard. Humans and vampires had lived in harmony in the secluded area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for generations, and it was going to stay that way.
Tony, we have a situation.
Wow, could you be a bit more specific? I’m a kind of busy at the moment.
As soon as his partner opened the mental link they shared, Rick knew his timing sucked. Waves of lust rolled through him, along with the vivid image of the woman lying spread beneath Tony, head thrashing in the throes of ecstasy.
Sorry, man. Finish up what you’re doing. I can handle things on this end until you get here.
Are you sure?
Rick had no doubt that if it were an emergency Tony would stop immediately and come to his aid, and he loved him for it. He stifled a mental groan as he felt Tony’s body racing toward orgasm.
Positive. He quickly severed their link.
“Damn, that man is hot,” he muttered, pressing a hand against his now-raging hard-on. Mistakenly, he focused on Sandy and his balls literally clenched with desire. “Oh, this is priceless. The sexiest woman on the planet is lying completely vulnerable and within reach while the sexiest man on the planet lets me into his lust-filled brain, and I can’t fuck either one of them.” He ran a shaky hand through his hair and let out a loud breath.
Rick went to the couch and gently lifted Sandy’s upper body. Sitting down, he positioned her to lean back against his chest. He gently stroked her hair. The waves were so soft and, lifting a piece to his face, smelled of spring flowers. They would feel like heaven if they brushed lightly across his abdomen while she… He quickly shook his head, trying to clear the image as he pierced his wrist and brought his arm around to her mouth.
“Drink, honey, you’ll feel all better, I promise.” He gently cooed the words out loud as he telepathically nudged her to comply. The second her plump, moist lips touched the trickle of blood, she licked and suckled with shocking vehemence. Rick howled and his hips jerked. Every nerve in his body sprang to attention.
In his almost three hundred years, Rick had shared a lot of blood with a lot of humans and vampires. It was always highly erotic—one of the many benefits of being vampire—but he only felt this intense, pounding, physical and emotional reaction when he was with one other living being.
He clutched Sandy more tightly and soared on wave after wave of euphoria. The desire to sink his fangs deep into her and taste what he was sure would be the sweetest of nectars threatened to overwhelm every rational thought. He ran the tip of his tongue along her slender neck, stopping to feel her pulse beat. His fangs ached. Somewhere in the back of his mind he knew he had to stop, but he couldn’t, he needed just one more moment of heaven.
Jesus Christ, Rick! What the hell is going on?
Tony’s frantic interruption penetrated his lust-fogged brain. He pulled his wrist from Sandy’s lips and quickly healed his puncture wound. With trembling arms and legs, he fumbled off the couch, wobbled back to the chair, dropped his head into his hands and struggled to breathe normally.
Damn, damn, damn…
Rick sensed rather than saw Tony materialize in the room. When he laid his hand on Rick’s shoulder, calming warmth followed. He lifted his head and met Tony’s worried stare.
“I think we have more than one situation on our hands.” Rick watched surprise and confusion play across Tony’s features as he took in Rick’s passion-filled face and the unconscious woman on the couch.
“Why are we in our new neighbor’s house, with her all passed out and you looking as if you’ve just experienced some kind of freaky sexual epiphany? Beyond the obvious explanation, of course,” he added with his trademark sarcasm.
Releasing July 6, 2010