I've Been Tagged!
According to the rules, you're supposed to do a search in your work in progress for the word "look" and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s) and tag as many people as possible. This is Twilight's Eternal Embrace, my vampire tale. I'm still waiting for my first set of edits from my publisher.
So here goes....
So here goes....
He spoke the truth. Worry shadowed his eyes. Then she understood. It was not magic, but her body responding to him in a way she had not thought possible. She found him desirable. “No.” She stumbled back to get away from him and almost fell, but he was quick, lightning quick as he came to her rescue. She thought meeting his gaze was unsettling, but his touch proved more wicked than casual glances. His hands came to rest on her waist, his touch burning through her shirt with raw heat. Don’t look at him. Don’t meet his eyes.
Damn her curiosity. Her eyes opened and she met his gaze. His eyes smoldered with desire, mirroring her own. He pulled her closer. There was no mistaking the hungry sensual growl in the back of his throat as he pressed his lips to hers. He didn’t ravage, but took his time, savoring, tasting…seducing. She groaned beneath his tender assault before her brain registered what she was doing. Fear mixed with passion made her heart thump wildly in her chest. She pushed at his chest, but he held her tight. She had to stop this before it was too late, before she didn’t care her enemy kissed her. Her dagger hand sliced through his shirtsleeve, hitting flesh. He let her go with a startled curse, but it was all she needed. She fled, her feet moving with sure strides as she made her way back into the forest. She knew he could follow her, make her pay for drawing his blood, but he didn’t pursue her.
Her feet didn’t stop until she reached the safety of her village. Coomkeen lay calm and peaceful as the people slept. “Which you should be doing also instead of kissing a bloodsucker.” Her fingers lightly touched her lips, still tender from the Blue-eyed Devil’s caress. She hated him for what he was, but her body didn’t seem to care. With a touch of his lips, he awakened the woman in her. She didn’t scare easily, but this frightened her. He had not used glamour and yet he still held a power to make her knees weak. She turned, glancing toward the dark forest. The hairs on her arms stood up and she felt a tingle down her back. Had the Blue-eyed Devil followed her after all? The leaves rustled in the wind, but no one emerged from the shadows.
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