Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WINNER: JANET RODMAN
 
Excerpt from "Crimson Psyche," Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist book #3
This is from the UK version.
 



Devereux and Kismet, finally alone, after a terrifying night . . .

‘That is music to my ears.’ He sat up, pulled off his boots and tossed them onto the floor. Then he stood and gazed down at me, an unfamiliar – almost hungry – expression on his face. ‘Since that is the case, I would like to share something new with you.’

‘New?’ What now? More paranormal delirium? ‘Well, don’t keep me in suspense.’

He gave a slow blink. ‘I was recently surprised and pleased to discover that there is a lustful part of you that enjoys being restrained. That appreciates sexual games, and likes to play . . . rough.’

My cheeks warmed. Even though I hadn’t sorted out those desires yet – or the sexually aggressive part of me that liked that sort of thing – I couldn’t deny them. If he only knew what I really fantasised about . . . At least he wasn’t inviting more naked vampires to perform a ritual around the bed. I hoped. ‘That’s true. I was surprised by those urges too.’

He tugged his shirt over his head, and threw it across a chair, baring his sculpted, smooth chest. ‘And were you pleased?’

Even without the enticing view of his muscles, the sensuous tone of his voice sent shivers down my body. My nipples hardened and my toes curled. I sat up. ‘The jury’s still out about that. Why?’

He lowered his voice. ‘You have often mentioned the fact that I am domineering and bossy.’

‘Yeah, so? I think everyone who knows you would agree with that.’

‘Are you familiar with dominance and submission?’

‘What?’ Yikes! My brain froze, but my traitorous body immediately reacted, becoming so acutely turned on that my breath caught.

‘Breathe, Kismet,’ he whispered.

I blew out a deep breath and tried to calm my pulse. ‘Dominance and submission?’ Totally flummoxed by my own dissonant emotions, I gave a hysterical laugh. ‘Is that a new video game?’ I began practising the mental hum so I wouldn’t blurt out any more ridiculous words. Cerridwyn’s mystical sound-healing tool came in handy, not only to keep vampires from damaging my brain, but to relax me.

‘Answer me, Kismet.’ His voice shifted subtly and now held a dangerous edge. ‘Do not deflect. Are you familiar with the terms?’

I cleared my throat and licked my dry lips. I’d seen Devereux in his Lord and Master persona many times, but there was something extra dark and unsettling about his behaviour now. What’s up with him? ‘Yes. I have many clients who explore the lifestyle.’ I sat up straighter. ‘Why are you talking about this?’

‘I am excited to unexpectedly be in a position to talk about it.’ Charm once again permeated his tone. ‘Until the events of the last week, I had not given much thought to the topic. Previously, you gave no indication that you were interested.’ He combed his fingers through his hair, pushing wayward strands back from his forehead. ‘As it turns out, I have quite a bit of experience as a dominant – a dom. My need to control is likely why I chose to be a master vampire. I find the role enjoyable and arousing.’

Oh. Shit. A dom. My brain sputtered. Devereux’s secrets were apparently endless. ‘What’s this got to do with you saying you want to make love to me?’ As if I didn’t know.

‘I thought it might be time for us to push the boundaries of our sexual relationship, since you have opened the door, so to speak.’

Push the boundaries? Terror and excitement wrestled for control. ‘What does that mean, exactly?’ Why was I being coy? I knew precisely what he meant.

He gave a wicked grin. ‘It means I would like to tie you up, have passionate sex with you, and then partake in a little blood-play. And I would like you to struggle. Merely a simple introduction to another level of pleasure. If you are emotionally able, that is.’

I sucked in so much air, I bent over in a coughing fit.

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Leave a comment about the excerpt, the series, or anything about Kismet's world and I will give away a copy of one of my books [your choice] to a commenter here. I'll choose the winner on Tuesday, July 16.

 

 

13 Comments:

Blogger Janet Rodman said...

When is that book coming out? I love this series. Kismet's relationship with the vampires is very interesting. She is afraid of them, yet the professional in her makes her want to help them with their problems. The problems are interesting too. A vampire who is bothered by blood. Excellent.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Janet Rodman said...

When is that book coming out? I love this series. Kismet's relationship with the vampires is very interesting. She is afraid of them, yet the professional in her makes her want to help them with their problems. The problems are interesting too. A vampire who is bothered by blood. Excellent.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Lauren Sweet said...

You certainly left me wondering how THAT scene was going to turn out! (My mind was already filling in the blanks...) :-) I love the book cover, too!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Vanessa N. said...

Dev and Kismet are one of my favorite couples. I can't wait to read this one when it comes out. I love this cover. Thanks for the chance.

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5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah. Things are heating up with my favorite Denver vampire. Can't wait to read this book!

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7:41 AM  
Blogger Melissa Keir said...

What an exciting excerpt. The series looks fun! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa
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7:21 AM  
Blogger gracediva16 said...

SO EXCITED for Crimson Psyche!!!! I really don't want too wait till 2014. All I can do is hope I don't have to wait long because the series is getting more exciting.

12:48 PM  
Blogger MELYSSA STEVENSON said...

I'm super excited for Crimson Psyche to come out it will be absolutely amazing when it does because the series always is :D That was like Wow!! Can't wait to find out what happens next ; D Thank you Lynda for an kick butt series.

Melyssa

2:43 AM  
Blogger Eleanor Harrington said...

I cannot wait for the new book. I love the Kismet book's and can't wait to know what happens next after that sneak preview. I don't think I can wait until 2014 !!!!!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Janelea said...

If an excerpt would leave you desperate to read more, it would be that. You definitely chose to leave a small part that doesn't require previous knowledge of the book and draw the reader into your spider's web. I can't wait for this to come out..!
(I've just started to read the first book, looking great so far.)

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Irvin said...

This is fantastic!

1:57 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Thank you so much, Janelea!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Hugs, Irvin!

5:55 AM  

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