Yesterday, I opened up my Facebook page for readers and fans to post their favorite scene from The Vampire Destiny Series.
Today I’m posting mine. This is from my current book, Awakening.
Enjoy (and let me remind everyone that this book and excerpt may not be appropriate for those 18 and under)!
Kian glared at me, powerless against my ability. Part of me wanted to gloat at being able to hold my own with him. The other part of me knew I’d provoked a madman with my demands. To allow my father to leave with the knowledge of my strength and potential was a dangerous risk. I was not only leaving myself exposed, I was putting those I loved at risk: Stefan, Anna, Nikolaus, Lukas. But what other choice did I have? I couldn’t kill my father in such close proximity of the Council. I’d be signing my own death warrant. No matter how badly I wanted Kian dead, I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my own life to take him down.
I’d have to let him go. But the next time, I’d be better prepared. He wouldn’t walk away, and I knew he’d be planning my own demise as I plotted out his.
He hadn’t answered me. My shield closed squeezed tighter and Kian struggled, gasping loudly. My voice was shrill as I screeched at him. “Answer me!”
Stefan refused to stop struggling, shoving at the shield. Increasing my hold on him, I stopped him with a slight shake of my head. “Let me handle this. Stop fighting me, Stefan. This is difficult enough without you working against me too.”
The struggle from his side stopped instantly, relieving some of the tension I was feeling. It was easier to control one person than trying to direct the shield around two struggling bodies.
“Understood,” Kian agreed. Reluctantly letting him go, I watched as he backed away from me slowly. He didn’t turn his back on me until he was at the end of the hallway. He scurried out of eye shot, disappearing behind a set of double doors.
Only then did I release Stefan from my shield. He was infuriated with me, unable to believe I’d held him back.
“We need to leave. Now,” Stefan growled through his clenched teeth. He stormed ahead of me, his wide shoulders rigid as he stalked quickly towards the elevator. As I stepped inside, he pressed the button for the main lobby and stared straight ahead at the metal doors. He refused to look at me, the bond between us seething with his fury. Not only was he incensed at being bound, he was furious that I’d revealed my ability to Kian. To him, I’d given Kian an advantage the next time we met. He’d find a way to neutralize my shield.
I’d only used my shield to stop them both. Kian had intended to kill me. Stefan had intended to kill Kian. I knew I’d only postponed the inevitable. It was just a matter of time before they faced off again.
The car ride home was still filled with silence, but his anger had morphed into heavy sexual tension that slammed into me like a brick wall. Stefan had been both furious and aroused at my growing power. He was warring over which emotion he wanted to take over.
Stefan had made the decision to channel his anger into lust. It radiated from him like a pulsing heartbeat as he drove back to our apartment. His hands gripped the steering wheel of the Mercedes, his jaw clenched tightly. He refused to look at me, staring straight ahead as he drove. Even as he pulled into the underground parking, he averted my eyes. During the elevator ride, the intensity between us increased.
We stepped off the elevator and headed towards our apartment. My eyes were drawn to his sexy, confident stride as he swaggered down the hall. It was only after he unlocked the door that he finally met my anxious stare. His eyes were nearly black and heavy- lidded. He didn’t look like the Stefan that I loved. He reminded me of a lion stalking his prey, waiting for the right moment to strike.
He held the door open for me and I rushed inside. He shut the door, methodically securing each lock. He rested his hand against the wall with his head lowered.
“Stefan?” I breathed, my voice coming out in a raspy gasp.
He slowly turned on his heel, sauntering slowly towards me with his head slightly lowered. His hands grasped my waist and he drew me to him roughly. His mouth was hot, his lips brushing against mine as he spoke in a primal growl. “I cannot talk to you sensibly. I need to lose myself in you. I need to hear you scream my name until your voice is hoarse.” He paused for a moment and my own arousal spiked, wet heat spreading between my legs. “I will give you a head start.”
He yanked my sweater over my head and tossed it aside. His eyes caressed the swell of my breasts before meeting my gaze. The familiar sea blue of his eyes had disappeared into the black abyss of his unbridled need.
“What was it you said to your father? Ah, tick, tock.”
Backing away from him gradually, excitement surged through my body as I spun on my heel and dashed down the hallway, glancing eagerly over my shoulder. I wanted him to catch me. A sadistic part of me wanted to feel the wrath of his pent up anger.
In all fairness, he did give me a five second head start before he raced after me. I’d made it to the bedroom before he tackled me, spreading me across the bed on my back. My own need arose as his quick fingers unfastened my jeans, roughly wrenching them from my legs. He stood at the side of the bed, letting his eyes run greedily over the length of my body. A cold smile of approval curled at the corners of his mouth.”Every single inch of you is beautiful. And every single inch of it belongs to me. Say it,” Stefan ordered softly. He slowly began removing his clothes, his soft blue cashmere sweater falling to the floor. I didn’t see his fingers unbutton his jeans, but I watched with rapt attention as he pushed them over his narrow hips to pool around his feet.
“I am waiting. Tell me.”
My mind was scrambled. Fear, lust and desire had clouded my mind. “I’m yours, Stefan. Only yours.”
His prideful smile was beautiful as his hands pushed my thighs apart. They tickled up the inside of my thighs until he reached my panties.
© 2013 Alexandra Anthony Awakening The Vampire Destiny Series Book 3