Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Shauna walked in, and the thick presence of unrest made her nervous, putting her on edge. A beautiful woman—with a pale porcelain complexion, long dark hair, and the most curvaceous body she’d ever seen—sat at the wooden table.
Ascher visibly trembled, his face an unfamiliar mask.
Shauna spoke to Ascher while concentrating her glance on the mysterious stranger. “You never came back. I was worried.”
Ascher pulled Shauna behind him, his stance clearly a protective one.
Shauna couldn’t understand why. Surely, she didn’t need protection from her. His grip tightened around her arm, his knuckles straining with tension. Finally, she registered his firm hold and sent messages to her heart and eyes. She wiggled away from him. “Let go of me, Ash! What’s wrong with you? Who is she?”
“I’m fine and she’s nobody. Ursula was just leaving.”
“The hell I am…” The strange woman mumbled, an unsavory smirk turning up the corners of her pouty mouth. “Tell her, Ascher. Tell her who I really am!”
“Yeah, Ascher,” Shauna spoke in a mocking tone, her eyes becoming pieces of wet coal in narrow sockets. “Why don’t you tell me who she is?”
He froze, his youthful face chiseled with a mixture of shock, horror and anger. “There’s something you need to know.”
“Spit it out, Ascher. Tell her! Or, I will!” Ursula growled then flicked the shades away from her face. Her crimson eyes glowed at Shana with a demon's light.
Terror set in, worse than any horror movie Shauna had ever seen, more ghastly than any monster a mind could conjure. Shauna clutched her chest, stepping away from both of them. “Her eyes!” she screamed. “Ascher, what’s wrong with her eyes?”
The stranger giggled and continued piercing her demonized stare into Shauna.
* * * *
Ascher struggled to control his mounting rage. Not only was Ursula ruining his chances with Shauna but also her stupidity might expose them. He clutched Shauna closer. “Do you trust me?”
The floor vibrated underneath their feet. Shauna’s eyes became cold, the glare of distrust swimming in them. “No, I don’t! Why are you so nervous?”
“You left Katy alone. You should go back up with her. I’ll be up there in a little while. Okay?”
“No! I’m not going anywhere. I want to know who she is, right now, Ascher!”
“Please, Shauna.” He huffed with impatience. “Just do it!”
“No!” Shauna shouted while standing her ground.
“For cryin’ out loud…” Ursula groaned.
“I warned you, Ursula.” He growled, every part of him aching to rip her to shreds. She had nerve.
“You don’t warn me. Looks like you’ve been keeping a lot from her. Afraid she might not want you, if she knows about the real you?”
Ascher’s lips strained against clenched teeth, begging to curl up and release a menacing snarl. Control. He needed to stay in control. Push the anger back down and stem the raging desire to lash out at Ursula.
Ursula’s red eyes narrowed, taunting him, daring him to expose himself. He was strong in his gifts, but rage made her stronger. Her mind turned, fighting off the subliminals he hurled at her.
Ursula cackled. “That won’t work, dearest. It’s time she knows the truth.”
“Dearest?” Shauna questioned, her hands curling into tight fists.
Ascher reached for Shauna, but she moved away from him. “Don’t touch me!”
“Ursula, doing this won’t change things between us,” he uttered, knowing she’d never listen to reason.
“She still deserves the truth, Ascher.”
Ascher knew that Ursula wasn’t interested in Shauna knowing the truth. She wasn’t interested in Shauna’s feelings, at all. She only wanted revenge for what she considered a threat to her happiness. “Ursula, please don’t do this.” He couldn’t believe he was begging her for anything.
Ignoring his pleading, she continued, “My name is Ursula. Ascher and I are to seal in two days.”
Shauna drew in a staggered breath. “Seal, as in marriage?”
“Is this true?” Shauna demanded.
His head dropped in shame. “Yes, but…”
“So she is your fiancée? And let me guess, she’s the first.”
“Shauna, I can explain.”
* * * *
Shauna clutched her head with both hands while screaming, “No!” The windows cracked as she ran towards the door, fresh tears flooding her face.
Ascher grabbed for her—missing.
“No!” she shouted again. The ceiling rumbled, water raining down from the sprinklers. “Move!” she shouted, pointing towards the door. At her command, it flew open, nearly ripping off its hinges.
Ascher appeared in front of her.
She scowled. “Go away!” An unseen force moved him from her path. She turned, backing away from both of them, her eyes fixated on the two. Her finger twirled and pointed at each of them. “Stay!”
“I hope you’re happy now!” he seethed at Ursula then sprinted after Shauna, catching her before she hit the stairs. He clutched her, turning her to him. “Shauna please, just let me explain!”
A strange burn started in her legs. What’s happening to me? She’d had rage issues all her life, never anything like this. Her clear eyesight was now blurry and grey. The hall she’d seen for three months, and knew like the back of her hand, became an unfamiliar maze veiled by her fuzzy vision.
She took a step, stumbled and then regained her balance against the wall. “I told you how important honesty was to me, and you’ve kept this from me the whole time? You told me she was nobody—that it was only physical curiosity. It doesn’t look that way to me. She talks as if she owns you. You told me it was over between the two of you. How were you going to cover up getting married to someone else?”
“I wasn’t, please just listen to me---”
Shauna shook her head. “I’ve listened enough, I can’t trust you. Without trust, we have nothing. All you’ve done is feed me lies. You’re a liar! I despise liars! I can’t believe I was going to sleep with you, allow you to be my first.” She gripped her stomach and doubled over as she felt the nausea rising. “I’m going to be sick.”
He reached for her, again.
“Don’t touch me!” Every ounce of restraint left her body. Chaos now flooded her brain. She wanted to lash out. No, she needed to lash out.
“Shauna, just let me take you home. I promise I’ll explain things to you.”
“What part of I don’t want to hear your lies don’t you understand?” she growled through clenched teeth, her anger blazing directly into him. “Back!” she barked, pushing her hands away from her body and toward him. He flew back against the wall. “I don’t want to hear anymore lies!” She sobbed into her hands. “I hate you. I wish I’d never met you!”
“Shauna?” he whispered with pain and disbelief creasing his face. “You don’t mean that. You’re just upset. Let’s talk things through.”
“There’s nothing left to say, Ascher. Just leave me alone, I never want to see you again.”
“Shauna, I love you. Please. You don’t---”
“Oh, yes I do. I mean it and I quit! I can’t work here anymore.” She ran out the emergency exit, setting off the door alarm, sprinting into the night.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
From the Shadows: The Progeny Series Character Interview + Giveaway: Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Ashlynne Laynne. Ashlynne is the author of The Progeny and Blood Bonds. Keep reading for...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Sunday, July 8, 2012
Fire and ice now coursed every sinew in her body, existing everywhere at once, just as pain and pleasure sometimes inhabited her when they made love—each exerting its will, refusing to be conquered. She felt powerful and submissive. He did that to her, made her conflicted and his morphing eyes did nothing to remedy that affliction.
He growled then grabbed her to him, claiming her mouth with his demanding kiss and impatient tongue. Her neck fell back in invitation, and he obliged her with tender kisses and gentle sucking against the soft skin, while his touch sent sensual voltage to her core.
He flashed his bright red eyes as their bodies hovered and flipped with his body on top.
The sexual tension coursed heavy with the shockwaves of current passing between them. Each touch was a jolt, burning her wherever his fingers lingered. Clothing disappeared amidst a soundtrack of the falling rain, ravenous moaning and the ripping of fabric. She didn’t care about anything but being closer to him and having his hands on her, their bodies together with no boundaries obstructing their passion. Her heart raced—beating so furiously that she thought she might have a heart attack. His cock breached her waiting pussy, fueling and quenching her yearning for him with deeply penetrating thrusts.
“More,” she pleaded in a voice thick and heady with hunger. She couldn’t get him close enough. No depth of penetration seemed to reach the fire blazing inside her. Her frustrated arms forced him closer, cementing their bodies until their pelvic bones rocked against one another. He was a perfect fit, completely filling her with the reassurance that their lovemaking always brought.
His body quivered as he pierced her with crimson colored eyes.
“Faster!” she demanded, thrusting her body against his, intensifying the strokes.
His breaths quickened as his eyes rolled in his head.
Twining her legs around his waist, she meshed him to her, squeezing herself around him. The tingle was there, taunting her, spurring the itch that only her orgasm could scratch. She wanted it and she wanted him deeper.
He plunged inside of her, the slow movements stirring and bringing her closer to the brink.
Ascher groaned, “Shauna,” through clenched teeth while clutching her hips to control her wild thrusting. “What’s with you tonight?”
He was stiff as steel, his heart hammering and pulsing out a pleading rhythm. She was anxious and squirmy, her nails tearing at his flesh. He’d never seen her so voracious. The pulsations inside her and the rough thrusting lashed at him, bringing him into the danger zone. She’s your human wife and you can’t hurt her. Slow things down. “Sweetheart, wait. I could hurt you if we aren’t careful.”
“You won’t hurt me. Don’t worry and whatever you do, don’t stop!” Her neck craned back, the skin taut and her carotid pulsating. “Oh, God.”
Thunder boomed outside.
She pulled his lips to hers, driving her tongue into his mouth. Each flick forced the fire closer to his shaft, the stiffness turning into an engorged type of pain. He was worried about hurting her, but she was hurting him.
Lightning flashed outside and rain crashed against the window. The raging storm only mimicked the surge of adrenaline, hormones and fever erupting in him.
A string of demands flew from her mouth. “More…deeper…faster…don’t stop!”
His heart thundered as he pounded into her with everything he had, his head still foggy from the crash. He stroked her deeper, harder, with as much force as he could muster, the lightheadedness blurring his thoughts and vision.
Release was coming—hers and his.
Another bolt of lightning flashed outside, striking a tree near the pool. A loud swoosh came as a limb plummeted into the water.
Goosebumps prickled the surface of his skin as her nails dug into his back. “Oh God, baby.” The prickles became currents of pure ecstasy rushing along his nerves.
“Ah,” she moaned against his neck, gripping his ass to urge him deeper.
“You want me deeper?” he asked in a husky voice that signaled his nearing the edge of the precipice. He fought to restrain himself, but found that his cock now had a mind of its own. He couldn’t stop. “Oh, fuck,” he whimpered as he delved deeper and pushed harder. In. Out. Each slick stroke forced more electricity to his spine, crushing his control and blurring his vision with blood. His head fell back as he felt himself swell inside her.
Shauna bent her legs, placing the soles of her feet on his shoulders until her pussy completely enveloped him with its warm silkiness. Her insides clenched then clamped down around him as she met each of his thrusts with one of her own. “Come on, Ascher.”
“It’s so good,” he groaned, darting his tongue into her mouth, absorbing the tantalizing taste of her. “Baby, you feel so fucking good.” His eyes rolled as he lost himself in the moment...in her. It was hard for him to believe that he went his entire existence without the extraordinary pleasure of a climax inside the woman he loved. Sensual explosions erupted as his release rocked him, bringing a satisfying surge of relief.
He stilled, bringing her legs down and around his hips, pressing his head against her chest to listen to the sweet thumping of her precious heart. Her fingers gently raked through his hair as they lay completely silent, listening to one another’s breaths. Repositioning himself so that they were side-by-side and face to face, Ascher fixated his stare on her eyes as he slipped inside her aching sheath. Their mouths joined, his tongue imitating the slow circling of his hips and strokes inside her, dipping and probing while slowly stroking in and out.
This relentless rhythm was the best way to make her come.
She moaned into his mouth and cried out his name as her body convulsed beneath him. The storm ceased with her orgasm, slowing as her heartbeat and breathing returned to normal—he’d never experienced anything like it.
From the Upcoming Blood Bonds
“You know...we never did make love in this bed,” she said, flopping down across the double mattress.
“You know...we never did make love in this bed,” she said, flopping down across the double mattress.
He joined her, lying back and staring at the cracks in the ceiling’s drywall. “That’s true but no chance of that happening today. No AMA sex.”
“Against Medical Advice...” Her frown tore at his heart and he considered giving in for a brief moment before shoving his hormones to the background. “Let’s just keep your apartment a little longer. After our honeymoon, we can come back and add your apartment to our list.”
With a salacious grin, she urged him closer, teasing him with lascivious tongue laps on his neck. “Olivia said no sex. She didn’t say anything about fooling around.” Shauna slipped her hands into his gray sweats, getting a handful of his hardening cock.
The intense sensation of her tongue skimming his spot, and the gentle kneading of her hand inside his pants, brought the crimson to his sight. Seizing her face in both hands, he crushed her lips with his as he rolled to lie on top of her. She should know better than to tease me. Ripping the shirt from her body, he grasped one breast, pulling it from her bra to fondle the perky globe. “You’re not playing fair.”
“Neither are you,” she breathlessly replied.
His mouth surrounded her nipple while his tongue teased the tightened tip. “You’re going to get it,” he seductively warned.
“I can take anything you dish out.”
“Is that a challenge?” His eyes scorched her with sensual intention. “We’ll see just how much it takes before you explode.” His tongue twirled a tantalizing circuit around her nipples, causing the breath to rush past her lips. A chorus of pants, sharp intakes of air and desperate moans filled the room as he unmercifully teased her, bringing her achingly close to orgasm.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Writing this scene scared the crap out of me...
“Elma di Lechio lived in a house on top of Gezza. No one ever went up there. The kids were too afraid. They said that she had all kinds of potions and herbs on her windowsills. I never saw them for myself. We called her il diavolo di morte—the devil of death. We learned from a young age to fear and avoid her. Marco Lorenzi swore that he saw a man go up to her house once, and he never returned. This man supposedly stole a gold bar from her. Townsfolk said you could hear his tortured screams down in the valley.
“It’s said that she cursed him with a single touch and word.” Her eyes narrowed. “She rubbed his arm and called him ladro or thief. No one ever heard from him again. A week later, they found his clothing with a satchel of dust on top. Only it wasn’t dust. It smelled foul and had teeth and bits of bone in it. The powder was ashes.” She flashed her glowing gray gaze. “His ashes...”
-Uma Meikos, Blood Bonds
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Epically Romantic by Ebony Dreams: Whos Who Wednesday Author Ashlynne: Everyone please welcome our Wednesday Author Ashlynne Laynne! Hi Nikki, let me just start by saying how thrilled I am to be here on yo...
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ascher’s shaft pressed against her stomach and Shauna’s lips parted to draw a much-needed breath. Everything south of her stomach clenched, catching fire and burning with need. She had to diffuse the bomb ticking inside her before they made a complete spectacle of themselves. “Ash.” His scorching gaze met hers and she briefly reconsidered her position on dance floor fucking. She wanted him so much and his dangerous, I want to eat you alive, expression fanned the flames. “Ash,” she repeated, glancing around and hoping that no one was watching. “This is not the time or place.”