Friday, August 18, 2017

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness

~Music floated through the air, gentle as a caress. Every powerful note, heartfelt and striking. Entranced Jordan followed the sound up the stairs to the third level. Shadows dominated the hall, but toward the end a large set of double doors were cracked open, allowing faint light to slice through the darkness. The music called to her like a mystical force, Jordan was helpless but to obey. She paused just before the threshold and she peeked inside.

Moonlight cascaded through the ceiling and mixed with colorful, twinkling lights of the city below. A polished, black piano shimmered from the reflection of the stars and dominated the center of the room. There, Gabriel sat. Silhouetted, he played. His gloved fingers moving across the keys with such care and erotic grace, Jordan stifled a longing moan as shivers raked up and down her spine. To feel his fingers caress and stroke her in such away…

“Will you join me, Ms. Culver?”

Caught. Her cheeks heated from embarrassment while every inch of her body began to tingle. Knock it off. I’m not interested in him in that way anymore. He’s a vampire. I don’t want a vampire. I can’t.

Fake it till you make it, right? Well, she’d lie to herself a million times if that’s what it took for her to finally believe it. She had to squash she attraction to Gabriel. It was the only way she could move on without looking back and without regrets.

Armed with denial, Jordan entered the room. Apart from the piano, only a dark brown leather chaise and a gold platted bar cart, the room was empty.

“Did you write this?” she asked, noting the lack of sheet music.

Gabriel slowly nodded, his head gently bobbing along with the tune.

“It’s lovely,” she whispered, once again swept away by the beautiful melody.

“It sounds like you.”

His words had been low and soft, but they echoed through her. Had he written this song for her?

Gabriel’s lips pulled up into a half smile before he slammed the piano closed. The hard, abrupt boom rattled her bones and she collapsed on to the chaise.

“Would you like a drink?” he asked. In flickered of movement he stood beside the bar cart.~
Description:

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Soundtrack Inspiration

This song has inspired a few characters for a whole new series: Shadow Lord(s). I just need to find the time to work on it:)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Teaser Tuesday

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness 
(Rulers of Darkness #5)



~Gabriel had hoped to spare Jordan, to shield her from the demon that lurked in his soul. Had he thought if she never discovered the darkness he possessed that she’d—He did not want her love. He did not want her to have any tender feelings for him, just as he didn’t want her to unearth those long buried emotions within him.
But after his merciless display, would she fear him?
He wouldn’t be able to tolerate her fear. He’d rather she hate him. Hate he could handle. Hate he understood. Hate was more a part of him than his soul.
If she wanted to lump him in with the other vampires she’d known, then so be it. He’d thought she might view him differently and for a handful of blissful moments, she had. She’d seen him as her savior, a man to be respected and desired.
Nothing good ever lasts.
He didn’t regret slaying the guard and wouldn’t apologize for his cold behavior. Grudgingly, he admitted he could’ve handled the situation better. He’d beheaded the vampire, threatened Jordan then snapped at Gannon to escort the human to her quarters and stormed from the room. I’m sorry wasn’t a phrase he was accustom to and rarely did he deserve forgiveness. But if an apology would help alleviate her anxiety he’d do it.
Gabriel dropped his gaze to the glass of Silver Moon in his hand. Just months ago he would’ve laughed until tears pricked his eyes at the thought of begging pardon from anyone. Jack Frost himself would’ve had to rise from Hell before he’d ever consider apologizing to a mortal. He’d changed. He didn’t know exactly when or how, but he knew why. Jordan.~


Description:

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?



Monday, August 14, 2017

Man Candy Monday

Hi everyone!
 August is a busy month. We've finally cleaned out our storage unit and now I house is a disaster! But I'm so happy to have everything in one place and to no longer be paying way too much for a rental unit. The hubs is excited to have his Mustang out of storage...I've got mixed feelings on that one :)
Anyway, back to work and, fingers crossed, I'll get some edits done today. 
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness 
(Rulers of Darkness #5)
~A sharp spear of...something…shot through his chest. Sorrow? No. Remorse? It wasn’t remorse, couldn’t be remorse.

It matters naught, he thought and poured himself a final drink.~
 
Description:

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Teaser



~“I remember you.” Her teeth chattered and her breath wheezed as she drew another breath, “Y-you were there.”
He smoothed her matted hair away from her face. “We’ve met once before, sweet.”
Her voice roughened and scratchy, Jordan continued, “Y-yes. At the bar, but I sa-saw you.” Her chest violently constricted and coughs rattled her slight frame.
Gabriel’s brow furrowed. The pain, blood loss, and trauma must be causing her confusion. She needed medical attention. Now. Scott was waiting with the jets. The former surgeon would be able to help her, if Gabriel could get her to him.
Carefully he shifted her and removed his jacket. Enfolding her in its warmth, he then tore at his shirt. He needed to stop her bleeding. Using his hands and teeth, he shredded the material and wrapped the strips around her head then used his tie to secure the makeshift tourniquet. Straining his senses, he listened for the sound of the Hummer’s engine. Turning his head to the East, he scanned the tree line. Gannon wasn’t far.
“At the b-boathouse.”
Her words drew his eyes back to her. Had she seen him during the raid? Unlikely. She’d been on the boat, battling the guards when he arrived. Surely she’d been too preoccupied to notice him.
Brushing aside her claim, he replied, “Save your strength.”
“Y-you said m-my name.” Her fingertips lightly skipped over his lips and Gabriel beat back the urge to snatch her hand and press a kiss to each delicate tip. “I saw your lips move,” she gasped.
Stunned, unable to respond, Gabriel pulled her closer and began to rock with her. Lulling her. Had she heard his demonic war cry? Had she seen him crazed with the need to find her and maddened by bloodlust? Good god, the poor girl had to think he was a monster after what she’d witnessed.
Gabriel gently caught her wrist and felt something tug hard in chest when she laced her fingers with his. “Don’t fear me, sweet. I won’t hurt you.”~
Description:

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?



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