ANEW RELEASES NOVEMBER 1, 2014. HERE IS A LITTLE TASTE OF WHAT'S TO COME!
“Kendra. There is no other way. You will taste my blood, you will drink from me, and you will stop. Because if you don’t stop, I will die...” He tightened his grip. I tried to move, I should have been strong enough but the thirst, and my nature overrode my brain.
“I don’t understand why you are doing this.” I sobbed.
“I am doing this because you have to learn! You have to be in control. You cannot let your thirst control you or Malik will not be the last one to die by your hands. Is that what you want?” He knew it wasn’t, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t want to take any more lives.
“No.” I knew he was right. I thought about that hiker in the woods, the first victim of my lack of control. There was no way I could continue on this path or I would definitely become the beast that everyone feared so much. I had to find a way to hold on to my humanity. “Okay. I’ll do it, just, please don’t move.”
“Okay.” He took a deep breath and held it.
I eased in to him. I tried to hold my breath as well, to limit the scent that was still overwhelming me, but the moment I parted my lips to taste him, it sent me reeling. I bit down on him and begin to drink; I felt him tense up for a second and then relax. His blood flowed easily into my mouth, across my tongue and down my throat, infusing me with the musky flavor of man that emanated from him.
“Okay, enough. Stop now.” he stated firmly, his voice sounded far off but I heard him. I wanted to continue, to let the fury take over, but at that very moment, I got a flash of the man in the woods, the vampire in my bedroom, and then a glimpse of Max with that same empty look in his eyes. With that image, I shut everything off and pushed myself away from him. I flew half way across the kitchen and fell to my knees. I held myself there, and managed to take deep calming breaths, but the air was still thick with the scent of his blood.
“The blood, you have to clean it up, I can still smell you.” My body jerked, the thirst trying to move me back to feed on him. The wolf in me was holding me back to save Max. Max scrambled to find a towel but was coming up empty and I was losing my hold on myself.
“A little vampire saliva helps that.” Marc said from the kitchen door where he leaned against the frame.
“What the hell?!” Max growled. He covered his neck where the blood leaked.
“No need to be embarrassed. I completely agree with you. My little sister needs to learn to control those urges. But vampire feeding lesson number one, if you want to close that wound up, end the feed and get your thirst back under control, all you really need is one lick.” He held up a finger and licked it with the tip of his tongue.
“You are not licking me!” Max glared at Marc. He had finally found a towel and was pressing it against his neck, using pressure to staunch the blood flow.
“Ugh, gross, not me, her.” Marc pointed at me, still crouched in the corner like a rabid animal.
“I can’t.” My voice was deep, the thirst still strong. My back arched and I pressed further into the wall.
“Well you have to, or he will die.”
“The cut isn’t that bad, he’s not going to die.” I spoke with choppy breaths trying not to breath too much of Max in.
“Oh, he will die, because I haven’t had a meal yet today and the first thing I smelled when I opened my eyes was fresh blood. Maybe I will have a drink and maybe I won’t be able to stop, maybe I won’t want to stop. I’ve never had wolf blood before. I hear it’s incredible, hard to stop once you get going.”
“You would never.” I growled, feeling defensive, entitled, Max was mine.
“Oh, wouldn’t I?” Marc flashed and in a moment was standing behind Max with his fangs out.
“Stop!” I tensed as he licked his lips.
“No! You stop me if you want to save your boyfriend. Grow up and stop acting like a coward!” He bared his fangs and challenged me, giving me one more chance to react but I couldn’t make myself move.
“Stop, please.” I pleaded, trying to appeal to his brotherly side, the side that would never hurt me. It was no use.
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