Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s Six is from BLOOD DRAGON II, which is really needing its own title. Ardrianna is searching for evidence of whoever broke into King’s apartment. Difficult when King’s body keeps sidetracking her. The worst part? He knows she wants him for a fact. Weredragons, both male and female, emit a distinctive scent whenever they are sexually aroused. So she can’t hide it.

King must be wondering if her arousal scent meant she would be receptive to his advances. In a word, no. She had to keep telling herself that. “We need to finish this up as quickly as we can manage, and get out of here.”

He nodded, his left hand absently rubbing his thigh, distracting her. “Okay. Tell me what you want me to do.”

Lucky for her, as badly as King wants her, he’s being a gentleman. Despite knowing exactly what she wants, he isn’t pressing the issue. Yet.

Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s Six is from BLOOD DRAGON II. King is trying to convince Ardrianna to allow him to kiss her. He promises that if she doesn’t like it, and can honestly say she doesn’t want more, he’ll back off trying to seduce her, and let her do her job. Then it occurs to him that she might be involved with someone else.

Ardrianna couldn’t stop the burst of laughter. “No, not hardly.” Missed opportunity. Telling him there was someone else would have put a stop to this whole ludicrous thing.

Before she could say anything more, he pulled her closer. “Then let me kiss you.”

Of course, once he starts kissing her, she can’t resist him.

Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s Six is from BLOOD DRAGON II, still in first draft. From the perspective of Cam, the twin brother of the main antagonist, Ryn, the scene shows just how monstrous the antagonist is. The pair have been sitting in a car, outside King’s apartment, watching for him. Ryn has just tortured Cam, re-traumatizing a knee injury, then sent him off to get coffee.

He started off toward the corner, long legs eating up the distance, despite the bad knee. People he met took one glance at his face, and looked away fast. Not that he could blame them. The knife wound that caused the scar from forehead to chin had also ruined his right eye, and lifted the right side of his mouth in a permanent sneer. The wide, angry scar glowed stark red against his tanned skin. He would look away, too, if he could.

Cam is as decent as his twin is evil, but commits whatever crimes he’s ordered to, feeling there is no escape from Ryn’s wrath. Is it possible for such a damaged person to find love? Unknowingly, he’s about to find out.

Six Sentence Sunday

This weeks Six is from BLOOD DRAGON. The reader has just met Kiellen for the first time. Shortly after his introduction, his Team Coordinator, Adelle, calls to assign him the mission where he will rescue Jaden and fall in love.

“Kiellen, I have a mission for you, and an update.” Adelle’s phone-sex voice always came as a bit of a surprise, even though he had worked with her nearly fifty years. Once upon a time, Adelle let him know she would like something between them other than a working friendship. Drop-dead gorgeous, any male would be a fool not to want her. But, she was a vampire. As a weredragon, he couldn’t go there. 

Six Sentence Sunday

This weeks Six is from BLOOD DRAGON II. Ardrianna has just rejected King’s advances, and he is visibly hurt. But he used her to break up with the woman he was almost engaged to, and her own sense of honor won’t allow her to give in to her attraction to him, no matter how badly she wants to. Even if she gave in, she wouldn’t be able to hold his attention for long, with all the beautiful women competing for him.

Ardrianna hated being the cause of the disappointment in his eyes. It wasn’t like it would take him long to find another female, though. A male like him wasn’t alone long. And this time it would be someone in his league – someone worthy. Stifling a sigh, she finished packing away her kit. What she wouldn’t give to be the female to catch his attention long term wasn’t worth mentioning.

 

The link was broken for last week’s Six, so I’m pasting it below for anyone interested.

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From BLOOD DRAGON: Jaden and Kiellen are having dinner, and he’s kicking himself for being attracted to her. She’s only just recovered from being raped and tortured, so something must be wrong with him to react that way to her presence. He has to get a handle on it to keep from terrifying her.

She dropped a bit of sesame chicken. His heart stopped. The morsel rested in her cleavage, tempting him to reach over and pluck it out. He bit his tongue to stop his mind from going there.

She laughed at herself and fished the chicken out with her napkin while he stared, fascinated. She glanced up and caught his eye and froze for a moment. 

Kiellen is about to learn the difference between gratitude and attraction.

Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s six is from BLOOD DRAGON.

Kiellen and Jaden are having dinner together. Despite his best efforts, he is hopelessly attracted to her. He has to keep reminding himself that isn’t okay – not only is she a vampire, but she is the subject of his mission, and has been recently brutalized by the humans he rescued her from. There has to be something very wrong with him thinking of her that way.

She dropped a bit of sesame chicken. His heart stopped. The morsel rested in her cleavage, tempting him to reach over and pluck it out. He bit his tongue to stop his mind from going there.

She laughed at herself and fished the chicken out with her napkin while he stared, fascinated. She glanced up and caught his eye and froze for a moment. 

Kiellen is about to find out exactly what Jaden thinks of his attraction to her.

Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s Six is from the first draft of BLOOD DRAGON II. The hero, 300+ year-old vampire Chayton King, has just announced his intention to seduce weredragon Ardrianna Bennett, the Enforcer sent to investigate a break-in at his apartment. Never mind that they’ve just met – King is used to having everything, and everyone, he wants. And he wants Ardrianna. They’ve struck a bargain a moment before this snippet – she will allow him one kiss, and if she can say she doesn’t want more, he will back off, at least until she finishes her mission.

Ardrianna stared up at him, lips parted. The sudden urge to run struck her. This male was a master at seduction, and far out of her league. An insane thought struck – if she didn’t flee, she would lose her heart to him. Ridiculous.

Guess what’s next…

Six Sentence Sunday

Another Six from BLOOD DRAGON this week.

Kiellen and Jaden have arrived at the Inter Racial Council’s compound, prisoners in tow. They have a couple hours to rest before the prisoners stand trial, and check into the hotel kept on the compound. The plan is for a quick shower, then rest, no sex.

He helped her undress, kissing each bit of skin as it was bared. Her muscles were so tight, they had to hurt. “Get on the bed. You need a back rub.” He wanted more, but that would have to wait.

“Please make it like my last massage?” 

I don’t think things are going according to plan.

Six Sentence Sunday

Sorry, Everyone! For some reason this didn’t post at 11:30pm last night as scheduled, so it’s way late! Off now to try and figure out why.

This week’s six is from BLOOD DRAGON. Jaden has just allowed Tommy to sit with her at the nightclub, cementing what will happen to her later.

Tommy sat down next to her. His heartbeat quickened, telling her that spark of attraction wasn’t one-sided. She forced herself to ignore the whoosh of blood though his veins. In a crowd, the sound usually faded to background noise. There were plenty of other things about him to pay attention to. Like the sparkle in those intense blue eyes.

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Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s Six is from the opening scene of BLOOD DRAGON. Jaden is in a nightclub, waiting for friends to arrive.

An approaching heartbeat drew her attention. The cutie from the next table stood beside her, as tall as she’d hoped, hand out. “I’m Tommy.”

The rush of awareness his smooth voice roused wasn’t unexpected. She’d mentally prepared herself for an evening of physical responses to random stimuli. She shook his hand, then motioned for him to take a seat at her table. 

This moment seals Jaden’s fate, and everything that comes after is a direct result.