Six Sentence Sunday

Today's six sentences are from Old Sins, Long Shadows book 2 in the Children of Night series.

Regaining what he could of his control, Armand banded more tightly around Julie's body. He backed her deeper into the now-deserted doorway, using his own body to shield her from the night, from prying eyes, from any harm that might threaten her. When he came up for air, just long enough to drag one ragged breath into his lungs, she bit softly on his lip. Venom spread swiftly through his system, a warm tide of want that left him reeling with desire.

Worth the risk, he decided as he fell back into her kiss; their hearts beat rapidly in tandem and now it was his own blood he tasted on her tongue. How was it, he wondered, that his thoughts could be this hazy yet still crystal clear, or that what once seemed uncertain, should now feel so sure? Definitely worth the risk.

And please join me tomorrow night, February 27, at 11 p.m. EST on Other Worlds of Romance with Linda Mooney on BlogTalkRadio where I'll be sharing more from Old Sins, Long Shadows  and discussing the Children of Night series. Hope to see you there!

Living forever is hard. Loving forever? Damn near impossible. 

1856, New York City. Moments after Conrad Quintano drives his life-mate away, heartache and guilt descend around his heart like a pall. Convinced that Damian’s hatred is as permanent as the scars Conrad has inflicted on him, Conrad steels himself for an eternity of emotional torture.

Present day, San Francisco. For the sake of vampire twins Marc and Julie Fischer, Conrad and Damian present a united parental front. In reality, their truce is a sham. Conrad, weakened by his recent ordeal, struggles against the urge to bring his mate back to his bed. And Damian misinterprets Conrad’s explosive temper as proof their relationship is irreparably broken.

When an old enemy’s quest to create a dangerous new breed of vampire threatens the twins’ lives—and the precarious state of vampire peace—it’s imperative the estranged lovers put the past behind them. Or the shadows of the past will tear apart everything they hold dear.

Warning: This book may not be suitable for readers with an aversion to emotionally damaged vampire heroes. Caution is advised if you have experienced prior sensitivity to any of the following: costume parties, fencing lessons, interspecies, inter-generational or intra-gender dating, occasional mild violence, and/or recreational blood-drinking.


Lexxie Couper said...

Damn, that was really good. And intriguing. And hot. (And I loooove emotionally damaged heroes, especially when they are vampires *grin*)

Gem Sivad said...

Conflicted vampire and emotional scene with sexual tension. Great six!

Kim B said...

WOW! I love it! Of course anything with Armand is great! I'd like to back him up into a corner. :)

Kelly Jamieson said...

Oh yeah, that was good! *sigh* Makes me want to read the book again. :-)