Welcome to the 92nd week of My Sexy Saturday.
This week’s theme is Sexy Forever. Think of couples who live forever. You know, your favorite vampires, werewolves, even angels or ghosts.
So without further ado, here's an excerpt from "Rose of Crimson"
Darkness surrounded Miles. Days blended into nights but he would not leave her grave. He lay there, listening for any sounds of Dobrila coming to life. Yet only scratching of a scurrying church mouse broke the silence. Had the damn vampire lied? No, the creature of the night would not feed from the corpse. She would awaken, he must be patient.
Her heartbeat came in so weak he almost mistook it for a mouse’s, but the sound grew louder and stronger. Joy swirled through him. She came back to the living.
He spurred onto his feet and pushed the flat slab, opening the grave. His fingers worked fast to loosen the nails holding the lid to the coffin. She clawed at the wood, struggling to breathe. He pulled the coffin open. “Thank God and all deities, you are awakened.” He helped her to sit up.
Her mouth hanging open while she stared at him, but at least her breathing steadied. “Do my eyes deceive me?”
“No, dove. Eyes cannot deceive.”
She scanned the church’s interior. “Are we in Heaven? For it looks an awful like Earth.”
“We’re not dead…if that is what you’re asking.” He swallowed down the fast forming knot in his throat. The hard part of explaining what exactly they were was upon him. “We are alive, but a different kind of alive.”
She shook her head and a deep crease marred her beautiful forehead. “You’re not making any sense, Miles.”
“There’s a lot I must explain and I will in time, and time is all we have from now on.” He wrapped his arm around her shoulders and lifted her out of the grave, then replaced the cover over the gaping hole. “There, let them think we’re forever buried here together.” He dusted his hands off and wrapped his fingers with Dobrila’s. “I’ve secured us a ship passage to another town where no one knows us. Still we must abolish all ties to our families and live as ordinary citizens, not as nobilities. Can you do this for us, Dobrila?”
KATE ROKOV‘s grades are plummeting. She needs to get the voice out of her head or she will flunk her finals.
MATTHIAS ZRIN, a three centuries old immortal, born into an aristocratic family as Miles Rušinić, is enthralled with Kate. It is his voice preventing Kate from sleeping and her ignorance is testing his limits. He wants her to write down his story to settle his wife’s earthbound spirit. His tragic love story has become Kate’s obsession since fifth grade during her summer trip to Rušinić castle.
Their coming together settles the old spirit and breaks an ancient curse, and in doing so, a flame spanning over three centuries reignites and burns with wild desire. In this tale of two life times and desire versus emotional need, both know some dreams will have to wait for the right time, but the magic between them is impossible to withstand.
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