An aroma much like incense wafted through the room. He remembered that scent — her scent. “Anna?” he said, sitting up and glancing around the room.
Her smoky image appeared seated at the foot of his bed. She solidified, this time wearing a tight dress of purple leather. Fingerless lace gloves covered her hands and arms up to her elbows. She moistened her full, red lips with the tip of her tongue.
“I told you my name,” she said, gazing into his eyes with her dark, hypnotic ones. “Now answer my question.”
“How did you know I was here? When you grabbed me?”
“I felt you.”
She tilted her head slightly to the side. “You’re an unusual man. You’re not afraid of me.”
He gave a wry laugh. “It takes more than a beautiful woman to scare me.”
“I’m so much more than that.”
“And you’re still not afraid?”
Justin rested his back against the headboard. He wanted to touch her, but he didn’t want her to disappear again. “What are you?” Justin asked.
“I’ve been called many things.”
“I’m sure. The question seems to be, are you afraid of me?”
Anna looked almost insulted. Curling her lip, she said, “Of course not.”
“Then why are you still so far away?”
She didn’t move, but if possible her gaze smoldered even more. “You don’t know what you’re asking.”
“Maybe not, but I’d still like you to come closer.”
She remained still for another moment, and then she shifted onto her hands and knees and crawled between his spread legs. Kneeling between them, her cool hands on his chest, she leaned closer to kiss him.
Closing his eyes, Justin let her take the lead. He was used to being the aggressor, and her fearlessness aroused him. It had been a long time since a woman had dominated him.
Ben wants Laura to reconsider staying overnight at Demon’s Grotto, and he has information about the club’s history that should convince her. He tells her three creepy love stories, hoping she will change her mind.
Rise of the Creature: When a mad doctor brings a dead man back to life, only his beautiful assistant can make that life worth living.
The Demon Within: A man on the run stops to rest at a rooming house, not knowing that it’s the hunting ground of a gorgeous succubus bent on devouring handsome guests.
Don’t Cry, Wolf: An ad for a maintenance man at a bed and breakfast is answered by a former soldier who’s harboring a hairy secret. The business’s lovely co-owner becomes involved with this sullen hunk who’s more than she imagined possible.
After hearing these stories of love and murder, will Laura decide to spend the night at Demon’s Grotto?
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.
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