So I'm making up for it with a Teaser Tuesday. Here's a short excerpt from Destiny Unchained (which I'm trying to move the release date to early December).
“I just want to be your friend.” He almost looked sad as he stepped closer and put out a hand. “No man is an island.”
She stared at his outstretched hand. “I’m not a man.”
“It’s a figure of speech. It means everyone needs friends. No one should spend a lifetime alone.”
“That’s the werewolf way. Not so for vampires.”
“You have covens.”
He grabbed her hand before she could dodge him and held it tight when she tried to pull away. His fingers slid up her bare arm. It tingled. She stared at the goose bumps it left behind.
“Don’t you miss being touched?” His breath whispered across her cheek. “Don’t you miss the gentle feel of skin on yours?” He bent his head, his goatee rubbed against her cheek.
She stopped breathing. He was so warm she could have melted into a puddle on the floor. Her eyes fluttered closed.
“A simple touch from a friend is like water to a drying lotus. It quenches its thirst, imparting fortitude to weather the storms.”
Her eyes flew open and she looked up at him. “That’s bullshit. Where’d you hear that?”
“One of the greatest bearers of wisdom in our day.” He bent down to her ear and after a dramatic pause, he whispered, “Chinese fortune cookie.”
Have a great week everyone!