Saturday, August 30, 2014

Snippet Sunday--Predator and Prey

Today I'm posting a Snippet Sunday excerpt of 8 lines from my upcoming reissue, MIDNIGHT CRAVINGS, a shifter romance. This short story is coming out in September. 

In this snippet, the hero, Stephon, a hunky Greek hotelier, is escorting the heroine, Audrey, a travel reviewer, to her lodgings in his remote Arcadian resort.


As they approached the row of villas, Stephon pointed out the many repairs that needed to be made: a path that needed gravel, motion-detector lights that didn’t always work, tree roots in the footpath making for hazardous trips, and a parking lot that needed lighting. The man was either a safety freak or a perfectionist.

“Keep inside your villa until sunrise and be sure
to lock your doors. We don’t have alarms—we have so few visitors.”

While he talked, his hand drifted across Audrey’s back—light as a feather. His accent, honey smooth, made her stomach flutter.

Too much wine. 

No, she couldn’t blame the booze. The guy made her drool, long before she’d felt a real buzz.


About MIDNIGHT CRAVINGS:


Audrey has a job most people only dream about, visiting exotic destinations. But her new assignment, writing a review of a remote villa in Greece, exposes more than she’d bargained for—the handsome locals are really murderous werewolves, and worse, her steamy new Greek lover is a lycanthrope with Midnight Cravings. Commitment-phobic Audrey wants nothing more than to prove her worth as a journalist in rustic Arcadia. Then she meets Stephon, a charming local, and wonders if she’ll be able to put the past behind her and learn how to say “yes”…to everything. But looks, money, and sex appeal mask an ancient evil. Beneath the quaint facade of the village, a curse as old as time keeps Stephon from giving his body—or his heart—to anyone but his true mate. Because when the moon is full, the cravings begin.

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10 comments:

  1. Great snippet. I love the list of repairs that need to be made -- it gives me visions of future problems for someone running...

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    1. Lots of dangers in Stephon's village, but the road hazards are the LEAST of her worries! :)

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  2. Great premise and smoking foreshadowing---with just a hint of danger. Nice! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Great snippet, Sandra. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Siobhan!

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  4. oooh, who doesn't love a honey smooth accent???? :-)

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    1. I'm a sucker for a foreign accent. ;-)

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  5. Nice work. The list of things that need to be done is a nice set-up for a building relationship.

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  6. I wonder if it's a dangerous place. Just after making a list of everything that's wrong, he tells her not to go out at night. Would he be here to protect her?

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