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When consumed by ecstasy under the blood moon, will Rayne surrender to her inner demon?
Sharayna “Rayne” Piers has been plunged into a world of darkness, and stripped of her humanity. Half angel and half demon vampire, she is the mythical Dragon Queen, a birthright she finds difficult to accept. She struggles with the dual side of her psyche of good and evil, while fighting the growing urge to sate her unnatural hunger for human blood.
Lucius, the powerful spawn of Satan has risen from hell and released his demons to scour the earthly realm in search of the Dragon Queen. He’s determined to claim her as his mate and use her blood to overthrow his father, so he can take command over the seven levels of hell.
As Rayne’s protector, Demetri Bithanos fights to prevent the master demon from claiming his Queen. As her consort, he struggles with his aching need to be loved by her. But the dark lust of her vampiric nature reaches for the creature who desires to use her blood to fulfill his evil ambitions.
Can Demetri destroy Lucius before Rayne embraces the dark forces growing within her?
Demetri released her and pulled back. “Sharayna, what are we doing?” Blue-green irises melted through the lifeless puddles of black in his eyes.
The dancing flames along the ceiling died down until there was no light left in the room. The scarlet glare from the full moon peeked from the opening in the curtains and veiled their bodies in red.
Demetri took in several long shuddering breaths like it was his first time drawing in air.
Unconsciously, she did the same.
For the longest, they stared at one another, not saying a word.
Leaning over her, he pressed his forehead to hers and wrapped his arms around her. “What are we doing?” he asked again on a harsh whisper.
“I think we’re having angry sex. At least that’s what it felt like.” Trembling, she curled her fingers around his biceps and slid her hands up over the bunched muscles in his shoulders. “What I said before… I didn’t mean it. I—I don’t know why I said those things, or why I picked a stupid fight with you.”
“Your ire is justified. I have yet to fulfill your demon’s desires. My fear…” He lifted his head like an idea suddenly came to him. “The blood. It has possession over us.”
“What?” Chills crept beneath her flesh.
Lucius. His blood had fueled anger between them, preyed on her fears and doubts in an attempt to tear them apart. And he almost succeeded.
“Oh God, you’re right.” Damn, the things I said… “Demetri…”
All the pain he felt for what just happened spilled from his saddened gaze. Seeming lost in his grief, he pushed up off of her, got to his feet and adjusted his pants. “Sharayna, I don’t know if I can―”
Rayne shot up from the nest of pillows and pounced on him like a cat. She wrapped her arms and legs around him, and then slammed him onto the pillows, using her body weight to bring him down.
In a swift response, he flung her onto her back, pinned her arms out to her side and straddled her.
She erupted into a fit of giggles at the shocked look on his face.
“What is this?” His eyes were as wide as saucers. “Why did you do that?”
“I dunnooo,” she chortled, tears filling her eyes.
“Are you mad, Sharayna? After what just occurred, you want to rough house with me? Good God, woman!”
“Can’t you see? I’m bugging out here.” Delirious laughter turned into panting sobs. “I’m scared outta my damn mind, D. You see this mess? He got us going at each other like crazed fools and he’s not even here!” Her voice lowered to a shaky whisper. “What if—what if we don’t snap out of it next time? What if we really hurt each other?”
He pushed up and nestled his torso between her thighs. “Ohh, sweetheart…” His body, hot and heavy, rested on top of hers. “This is not the end. He has not bested us.”
She rested a shaky hand on his head. “How do you fight what’s a part of you?” Wetness bubbled up under her eyelids and trickled down her face. “How do you resist what’s in your blood?”
“Remember we’re not only connected by passion and desire.” He lifted up and sat back on his heels. “We are connected by something much stronger.” He placed her hand to his chest. His heartbeat and warmth radiated through her palm. “We will get through this, Sharayna.”
Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013
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Be sure to check out the first 2 novels in the Dragon Queen Series before reading Scarlet Moon!
R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.
Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.
Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?
When darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.
On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.
But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.
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