Today's teaser is from my favorite Rulers of Darkness novel, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). I'm in love with Hadrian and I think Eva is great for him.
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~ The door slammed behind her, the force shaking the room.
Quicker than a blink, cool fingers wrapped around her throat as he dragged her toward him. Their bodies collided and a violent thrill of excitement frayed her nerves.
“I told you to leave,” Hadrian roughly whispered in her ear.
“You also invited me into your room,” she countered.
He spun her about and they went crashing to the bed. Hadrian moved over her, his hand leaving her neck to wrap her braid about his fist. He trapped her with his chest, pushing her into the mattress. Heat licked between her thighs as his hips settled over hers. Eva gasped for breath. God, this male was raw sexuality.
“A monster haunts these halls, little one,” he hissed. “A bloodthirsty, half crazed demon that likes to make snacks out of little ladies like you.”
Eva shivered as he ran his tongue over his fangs.
“If you’re trying to scare me off, it isn’t going to work.”
He bent his head and inhaled a deep breath, his lips hovering over her pulse.
“You want my bite, don’t you?”
Eva closed her eyes and swallowed hard. God help her, she did. From the moment they met, she wanted to feel his fangs sink into her flesh, to feel his tongue sweep over her pulse as he gently sucked.
Hadrian tugged on her hair, exposing her neck even more as his tongue lightly caressed the line of her throat. Eva moaned, slipping her arms around his shoulders. Damn, this man knew how to fire her blood. His lips teased their way up to her sensitive earlobe. Her fingers curled, her nails dug into his shoulders, drawing a hard growl from him.
In a flash of movement, he was across the room. His back turned to her.
“Run along,” he grated.
Eva moved from the bed, her legs weak. “No,” she said squaring her shoulders. “I really must speak with—”
“I’m not in a talkative mood, little one. I suggest you go.”
Standing her ground, Eva lifted her chin in defiance. “Why haven’t you kissed me?”
Hadrian turned, his eyes full of indecision. His gaze focused on her lips.
She had not seen him move, though he now stood behind her. “I have kissed you,” his fingers skimmed over her neck to her shoulder, “here,” his hands brushed the sides of her breasts, “and here.”
A shiver raced up her spine as she held her breath hoping he would cup her breasts. Good lord—how could Hadrian make her so hot that her blood nearly boiled? How could he make her thoughts fade away until there was nothing but him?
“H–Hadrian,” she said, her voice a soft whisper.
His lips tickled her ear as he spoke. “Yes, little one.”
Her head lolled back against his shoulder as she struggled to regain her composure. She had been angry. She had wanted—Hadrian’s lips caressed the tender flesh below her ear. Eva tried to focus, but her mind was consumed with a mess of erotic thoughts. Would he take her now? Would he lay her back on the bed?
“Eva,” he rasped against her ear, “you need to leave.” His voice sounded torn, full of desire and yet still determined to push her away and end this.
No! This could not end. Not now. She wanted more, needed more. And she had come here with a mission. She had followed him because she had questions…right?
Hadrian felt his control slipping. His hands shook as he pulled away from her.
Eva slowly turned to face him and he had to look away. Her eyes glowed and reflected her need for him, her arousal and sweet vanilla scent was overwhelming. His fangs grew to lethal points, slicing his lower lip as his cock hardened and strained against the confines of his jeans.
How could he still crave her blood? He had fed.
Was Eva destined to be his next victim? Gods, he craved to kill her. His demon roared, delighting in the thought of draining her and slashing his own vein for her—
Make her mine.
Her heartbeat was a steady rhythm in his ears. It would be so easy. All he had to do was reach out…~
Read 3 sizzling, dark, paranormal romance novels and fall in love with the Rulers of Darkness.
Passion can be lethal...
Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian's dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.
Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar's life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.
Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian's reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover...or his prey? His savior...or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?