She never expected it…
Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.
She was unlike any other…
Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.
Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?
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They entered a garage, or at least that’s what she thought it was. He turned the car off and got out. When he opened the passenger side, he caught her foot just in time before she nailed him.
His eyes narrowed. “Play nice, sweetheart. I don’t have to be easy on you.”
“You’ve certainly proven that already.”
“You haven’t seen anything yet.” He grasped her body and jerked her out of the seat.
With the bright lights of the garage over them, she had a better look at him now. Alec was very tall, with wide shoulders and defined muscles that she could see through his black tee shirt. He had black hair that sprung over his head in spiky layers. His eyes were dark, almost without color, with such a hypnotic quality to them that she had to blink. He towered over her and the hard look in his eyes didn’t help any.
She shivered. But, that was his intention, wasn’t it? To keep her off-balanced and afraid? “You’re doing this because I know too much,” she said as she stood before him, even though she was still bound. She firmed her lips for a moment. “Take me back now and I won’t say a word to anyone. I swear. This never happened.”
He scowled. “Will that help you sleep at night? I told you that I hesitate to erase your memories because you’re too strong. Even if I believe what you just said, there’s something you’re forgetting.”
“I actually want you around.”
She grimaced. “You just want a body to spill into.”
He put his face in hers. Their lips were inches apart. Her heart began to thud wildly again. “If things were that simple, you wouldn’t be here. And the next time we’re that close, Desiree, you will still want me to spill into you. You may even beg for it.”
Despite the ropes cutting into her, she clenched her fists. “You monster!”
“Too bad you’ve already pegged me for what I am.” His eyes darkened with something like pain and for a moment, she regretted her bravado.
What would you do if you found out that you weren’t exactly…human? Myah Sullivan is suddenly living that nightmare. There are Others in the world, dangerous, supernatural creatures that make her mind spin and cause her to question the reality she’s always known.
Oliver King is her savior, a vampire who tries to show her the way. Through her journey she learns far more than she ever thought she would about herself, and about the past. Myah must come to terms with the fact that she is a hybrid. Soon, she discovers that there is so much more to meeting Oliver than mere happenstance.
Can Myah accept her new reality, or will she retreat back into that safe world she thought was her own?
Little by little, she recognized her fight or flight response had turned into desire. He held her immobile, though. She resisted, tried to kick out at him, but as he pressed into her again, a lump that shouldn’t have been there was. Instead of incapacitating her wrists on the mattress, he held her hands in his. She clutched his in return and had no idea why she had such a response to him. She felt willing, urgent.
“You want me,” she stated. Why it had spilled out of her mouth, she had no idea. It wasn’t like she had any intention of encouraging him.
His laugh was full of self-derision. “But, that’s not why I came.” He used his teeth to scrape against her neck gently.
She shuddered in some weird anticipation. “Please,” she whispered. Her entire body grew warm beneath his ministrations. What was happening? What on earth was she doing?
“Please what? Please stop or would you like me to continue?”
“I…I don’t know.”
He chuckled. “It seems we’re in the same strange mess.”
She couldn’t manage a reply.
He lifted his head to stare down at her. “I’m going to ask you an important question, Myah. Can you answer me?”
She nodded. “If I can.”
“Fair enough. Do you know what you are, Myah? Who you are?”
As she gazed up at him, she felt she was on the precipice of understanding, something monumental. Still, his words were foreign. They didn’t make sense to her addled brain. Especially when combined with the fact that she realized she wanted him closer, much closer. “What? I am me.”
She caught a devastating smile on his face, his teeth flashing, perhaps only viewed because of the sliver of moonlight cutting into the room. Also, his hair was light, silvery. Pale and spiky. Maybe it was white or blond; she couldn’t tell.
“No, Myah. What you are. Where you came from. Your kind. Other.”
“Other?” she echoed the strange word.
“What are you, Myah? You aren’t human.”
Her breath caught. Half of her wanted to believe him. Deep inside, she’d always felt she was different, disconnected from the rest of the world. A freak in a sea of normal.
But, reality set in and a laugh escaped her before she could contain it. Despite the danger and despite the consequences of the potential insult, Myah was only built to tell the truth. “You’re crazy. Of course I’m human. What else would I be?”
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Bestselling multi-genre author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 21 other books. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title - winner of the "Broken Heart" themed contest and the "I Love You" themed contest on Poetry Universe. SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers' Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers' Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 10 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.
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