It's so good to be back! I've missed the past few Six Sundays, first with father's day traveling and then because of the pre- and post-RWA Nationals frenzy! Today, I thought I'd celebrate my most recent sale to Harlequin Nocturne by sharing the first six sentences of my forthcoming novella, In the Service of the King, a dark erotic paranormal romance (vampires!) set in Northern Ireland to be released some time around Christmas.
Kael paced the length of his private sleeping chamber, avoiding the plush emerald carpet and keeping to the uncovered stone floor at the edge of the room. After an hour of ceaseless movement, the cold of the large polished slabs bit into the flesh of his bare feet and gave him something to focus on besides the Proffering, which he loathed but required. Three months had passed since his last feeding, and the Warrior King needed the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his immortality and the strength of his humanity. He had no mate, and no intention of acquiring one, but Kael the Fair never felt less like his name than when he stepped into his feeding chamber and found the Proffered waiting within.Two knocks preceded Liam’s deep voice at the door. “My Lord, it is time.”
Tricia "pickyme" Schmitt's artwork provides an incredibly good visual representation of my idea of Kael. She's the incredible artist who did my cover for Hearts in Darkness, so, as you can imagine, I'm a huge fan!
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