This is my first week participating in the Hump Day Hook! It’s a weekly blog hop where each participating author posts one paragraph from either a published book or work in progress.
I’m going to post a paragraph from my most recent book, Awakening (The Vampire Destiny Series Book 3). The series centers around my heroine, Josephine, a vampire hybrid and her vampire mate, Stefan.
Here’s my excerpt from Awakening…
Moving my arms to smooth his hair, the tattered sheet fell away and my eyes were drawn to my own naked skin. There were faint bruises on my hips and breasts where he’d held me, already fading as I brazenly admired them. I adored them and wished irrationally that there were more sprinkled over my skin. This is why he’d chosen not to share his blood with me. He had wanted me to wear his marks, if only for a little while. Taking his blood would cause my mostly immortal body to heal faster and he wanted me to see them, to remember how every one came to be.
Gazing back at his sleeping form, even my silent observations of him made desire swirl angrily in the pit of my stomach. He had warned me that we would be like this: insatiable and all-consumed with one another.
That had been the understatement of the century.