Back in 2012 I released HER DEVOTED VAMPIRE, my first paranormal romance. I recently received my rights back to it and I'm re-vamping (lol) so I can re-release it this year. I thought I'd give you a few snippets I've been working on in anticipation of it's re-release.
So the snippet: This is the first chapter of Her Devoted Vampire and the first few lines are a dime-store romance the heroine has picked up.
Her kidnapper turned her roughly in his arms and pinned her to the wall behind her, his hands stapling hers above her head. Her nipples grew taut against the hard planes of his chest as his deep brown eyes bored into hers, his scarred face blazing with intensity.
“You’re mine,” he growled, and excitement shivered through her at the menace in his voice. “Never forget!” She stared up at him and swooned.
“Oh, fuck that shit.”
Bridget Shanahan damn near threw her book across the expanse of comfortable chairs and black lacquered tables beyond her own. She only refrained to keep from injuring anyone.
As if I’d ever sleep with a man who kidnapped me.
So much for suspension of disbelief. She’d picked up the cheap romance at the corner store in an attempt to cheer herself out of the funk she’d felt all week. Unfortunately, the book only served to illustrate how bleak her life was as compared to the fantasy of the storyline.
What she really needed was a dark handsome knight to save her from her life.
Yeah, like I’d just trust some stranger to make life better.
A blast of damp air gusted through the doorway of Snickerdoodles, Bridget’s favorite coffee shop on the Boston Common, sending a shiver of cold down her back. The chill didn’t improve her mood. She tightened her Patagonia scarf around her neck and grabbed her coffee cup to warm herself. Nothing but air met her lips.
Doesn’t that just sum up my life right now?
Don't you hate it when reality intrudes? :) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Veronica Scott, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb for HER DEVOTED VAMPIRE (with the new cover!):
Bridget doesn't believe in vampires, but that doesn't stop one from kidnapping her.
Bridget Shanahan’s life seems bleak and boring until she gets mugged and abducted from her favorite coffee shop by the sexiest man she’s ever met. Unfortunately, he’s a lunatic who believes he’s some kind of vampire savior surrounded by a security force of werewolves. And he’s determined to keep her.
Fredrick MacGregor has been having visions of this woman in danger for the last six months. A woman he must protect at all costs. When he brings her home to care for her wounds, he finds she’s healed like a member of the Elder Races, but she doesn’t believe in any of them. And she definitely doesn’t want to stay. But the sense of danger around her persists and he’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if it costs his own life to preserve hers.
This title should be re-released at the end of April 2016.