5 Reasons to Read Fangs, Fur & Mistletoe
I especially love excerpts that draw me into the story and let me get to know the characters. Sometimes a single, big excerpt will do the trick. Sometimes I find that quick, shorter snippets from deeper in the story really make me excited about a book.
So rather than give you a single, longer excerpt, I thought we'd try something a little different. Option 2: A deeper look through shorter excerpts.
I'm calling it: 5 Reasons to Read Fangs, Fur & Mistletoe.
And just so I don't throw you in at the deep end, here's the blurb:
Vampiress Coco Jeffress has one week to get her mojo back. After a long sexual drought, Mystic Isle, the exclusive pleasure playground for paranormals, is just what the doctor ordered. For once she's choosing lust over love.
Tall, dark, and oh-so-handsome werewolf Grayson West is well versed in the arts of war and women. He's got one week to blow off some steam before he heads back into the field and he's more than willing to help a lady find her inner vixen.
Especially when she's the same beautiful blue eyed vamp he met one hundred years ago and has never been able to forget. They were once sworn enemies, pulled apart by war. Now they're lovers. But history has a way of rearing its ugly head and their new relationship will have to stand up to the test of loyalty, friendship and even time itself.
Reason 1: Grayson West is well versed in the arts of lust and war.
“I remember everything,” she whispered, her fangs lengthening.
“This?” he whispered, a large hand splaying across her lower back. Hot. Strong. Possessive. Pulling her closer until their hips brushed.
“Yes.” The word came out as a hiss.
He took her hand and laid it over his heart. The organ beat out a steady rhythm against her palm. She soaked in the heat of his skin, the strength of his chest. “And this?” he asked, his deep voice seducing her as easily as his touch.
She remembered the sound of his heartbeat thundering in her ears. His pulse, visible in the strong artery in his neck. She’d wanted to taste his blood, sink her fangs into him as he entered her.
She still wanted that.
He cupped her cheek with his other hand and dipped his head. The light from a nearby lamppost lit his eyes. Just as they had all those years ago, his irises flared, and for the briefest of seconds she thought that maybe he could see to the depth of her soul. No one, not even Valencia and certainly not Dmitri, had ever studied her so intensely.
“And this?” he murmured again, their lips less than a centimeter apart.
She smelled whiskey on his breath, one more memory of this night. All she had to do was close the distance and find out if he kissed as well as he did in her dreams.
Reason 2: Grayson's a romantic werewolf, but don't tell anyone I told you.
“Where are we going?”
He stepped onto the boat and let her down. “You’ll see.”
It took far too long to reach his destination, though in reality it was only a ten minute ride. Steering the boat toward the shore, he gave it just enough gas to skim the sand.
When he turned for her, her gaze was fixed on the fire, the blanket and the basket on the beach.
“I would have never pegged you for a closet romantic,” she murmured, stepping closer. Cupping his face in her hands, she kissed his cheek.
“Me either.” But there was something about her… She gave him fantasies he’d never had before.
Reason 3: Grayson is the protective sort. He defends his woman (and her friends.)
In all years Coco had been alive, she’d never been so pissed off before. Her anger was a living breathing cancer inside of her, cutting off her air supply, making her lightheaded.
She lowered her head, glaring at him through her lashes, and hissed for good measure. They reached for Izzy at the same time. But he fell short as a blur of muscle tackled him from the left.
Coco pushed Izzy behind her and took a defensive stance.
The two wolves sprang up and glared at each other, Grayson on the left. Grayson had the other man by the scruff of the neck, his expression lethal. “Leave them alone, Dick. They’re not interested.”
A rush of emotion flowed through Coco. He was defending her, them, even after she’d shut him down.
Reason 4: He's confident enough to buy his woman gorgeous clothes. (Really gorgeous clothes!)
Coco shut the door and stared down at the box. A trickle of excitement made her tremble. The handsome wolf was up to something. She headed straight for the bathroom and hit the light switch with her elbow.
After laying the box on the long, granite counter, she removed the lid. Holding her breath, she pulled back the tissue and saw lace. Black lace, encrusted with tiny black stones that winked up at her.
Sighing, she pulled the garment from the box and a note fell to the floor.
An exquisite dress for an exquisite lady. Meet me on the beach behind the hotel at 11:30.
Reason 5: He doesn't mind giving the voyeurs a little show. (Watch out, steamy excerpt ahead.)
He liked that she knew her own mind and body. Wasn’t willing to wait around all night for a performance she wasn’t really interested in. It was just one of the things he found surprising, appealing, about Coco Jeffres.
Removing his hand, he couldn’t resist giving the demon an encore. Fingers still damp with her juices, he clasped his hand around her throat, tightened his grip a tiny bit and devoured her mouth.
She made a sound of surrender, small but intense. Grayson broke off the kiss and stood. Reaching for her hand, he caught the red flash of disappointment in the demon’s eyes.
So there you have it. 5 excerpts and 5 reasons to get your copy of Fangs, Fur & Mistletoe.
ABOUT SELENA BLAKE
An action movie buff with a penchant for all things supernatural and sexy, Selena Blake combines her love for adventure, travel and romance into steamy paranormal romance. Selena’s books have been called “a steamy escape” and have appeared on bestseller lists, been nominated for awards, and won contests. When she’s not writing you can find her by the pool soaking up some sun, day dreaming about new characters, and watching the cabana boy (aka her muse), Derek. Fan mail keeps her going when the diet soda wears off so write to her at Selena@selena-blake.com
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