Most people are motivated by something. Whether it’s money, power, success, love, staying healthy, looking good…the list goes on and on. But when motivation becomes too strong, then we’re tripping into the wonderful world of obsession.
And that’s where everything gets so much more exciting.
Beckoning Blood is a book about obsession. Vampires obsessed with blood, Olivier obsessed with Thierry, Thierry obsessed with Etienne, the Duke obsessed with revenge on Olivier, and Olivier obsessed with killing anyone who remotely resembles his father.
My favourite obsession in Beckoning Blood is Olivier’s all-possessing need for his brother, Thierry. And it’s a need that Thierry is all too deeply aware.
He sensed his brother’s eyes on his back, that questioning gaze sliding up and down the gore and sweat on his skin. And the he felt that…probing inside him. Not a gentle touch around the edges, rather the full hammering of Olivier’s need to know what was going on inside his brother’s mind.
Thierry keeps him at arm’s length, rebuffing the attraction, which just keeps Olivier on edge. There are times though when Thierry’s resistance wavers, only slightly, never giving in as much as Olivier would like, but those few precious moments keep him hopeful.
That silent sentinel was enough to bring Thierry back to the horror of what had happened. His stomach turned sour, along with his desire. He sat back. Olivier was desperate to keep his lips on his skin, but Thierry held him down. He looked at his stained hands on Olivier’s naked chest, felt Olivier’s erection against his slick stomach. The blood coated everything. It reeked with his guilt. He rose from his brother and sneered down at him.
Poor Olivier. Everything so close and yet oh so far. But at least his obsession sustains him. It feeds him, hanging around waiting for that one time when he believes Thierry will relent, will see that no one but Olivier matters.
There had been those others they’d fucked, but none of them had ever touched his brother’s stone heart. No amount of pleading, no protest of undying love could melt his ambivalence. And so, Olivier had believed their own love was safe and inviolate. They existed for each other only, despite never succumbing to that which Olivier longed for most.
So what do you think? Should Thierry give in? Should he wake up to what’s in front of his face? Or should he suffer for as long as vampirically possible? Enquiring (and perverted) minds want to know.
A gripping, blood?drenched saga about twin brothers, the men they love, and the enduring truth that true love never dies — no matter how many times you kill it.
Thierry d’Arjou has but one escape from the daily misery of his work at a medieval abattoir — Etienne de Balthas. But keeping their love a secret triggers a bloody chain of events that condemns Thierry to a monstrous immortality. Thierry quickly learns that to survive his timeless exile, he must hide his sensitive heart from the man who both eases and ensures his loneliness…his twin brother.
Shaped by the fists of a brutal father, Olivier d’Arjou cares for only two things: his own pleasure and his twin. But their sadistic path through centuries is littered with old rivals and new foes, and Olivier must fight for what is rightfully his – Thierry, made immortal just for him.
About the Author:
Daniel de Lorne writes mostly about the loves and trials of hot and sexy paranormal men – and creatures.
He grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and developed a fascination for the mythical and magical early on. Daniel wrote stories from a young age but it was high school biology class he remembers fondly as providing an excellent cover for writing stories that were filled with teen angst and fantastical creatures.
From there it was just a short jump to creative writing in university, where Daniel really indulged his love for the gothic, particularly the vampiric. And plenty of essays on the topic gave it all an air of respectability.
After university he used his skills for good. He wrote about wildlife conservation for eight years before taking a break to explore Canada with his partner. It was while in this great northern frontier that Escape Publishing accepted his first book, Beckoning Blood, for publication.