Sorry I don’t have time for a more detailed post (deadlines, anyone??) but as promised, here’s another scene snippet from FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON. This one’s written in Spade’s point of view. Hope you enjoy!
The cab jerked to a stop. Spade handed over a twenty, then was outside opening Denise’s door before she’d finished lowering her hand to tug on the handle.
“You don’t need to keep doing that, I can get it,” she murmured, looking embarrassed. She tucked a strand of her hair back, the color in her cheeks darkening ever so slightly.
It was such a lovely, feminine response, without the wariness she normally had with him. Though he would have done the same with any woman – no amount of time could erase the strict etiquette he’d been raised with – Spade found himself enjoying her reaction.
“Just because a lady can, doesn’t mean she should,” he teased, amused to see her color deepen as she glanced away. Christ, she was lovely.
He slid his gaze over her, unable to help himself. Under her coat, Denise wore a cowl-necked sweater and a long black skirt, her boots peeking out from under its hem and gloves covering her hands. The only skin visible on her was her face and neck. Spade found himself staring at her pulse with a hunger that had nothing to do with blood. What would she taste like, if he placed his mouth there?
And what would she taste like everywhere else he put his mouth?
Denise shivered, snapping his attention back to the fact that they were standing outside on a sidewalk when they should be inside looking for Nathanial.
“This way,” he said, extending his arm.
She placed her hand in it with another shiver, not meeting his gaze. A good thing, too, because his eyes had probably gone green with lust.
“What’s it like in this place?” she asked, still looking away.
Spade forced his control back into place. “It’s exactly what you’d think a vampire bar would be like, if you didn’t believe in vampires
That made her look at him. “Huh?”
He grunted. “You’ll see.”
SQUEEE! I love it. I can not wait any more! Time, please speed up… 😀
Completely agree. Great snippet. 😀
I love it!!
It’s very exciting! I can’t wait until the book comes out!
OMG can’t wait till it comes out!! it’s that good!
but you’re so unfair. don’t cut the snippet off when it becomes the most interesenting..
and one little request: please make the snippets longer or put them more often…i know, i know. i’m a crybaby but pleaseeee!!!
love your work.
Oh man! I sooo better NOT start this book on a weekday. Or me thinks I will need to take a sick day or two in order to finish 🙂
Jeanine do you really need to sleep…like ever? I’m thinking you stay up ALWAYS and just keep dishing out these books. I can’t get enough! Seriously! Bones and Cat. Denise and Spade. Mencheres. Ian so needs a book with his naughty self. Don’t you think poppet? : )
I SO agree! I just love Ian! He s so funny and yet very powerful!
Heehee..and don’t forget Vlad..
THNX! THAT WAS GREAT. 😀
BUT I NEED MORE, YOU SHOULD POST
CHAPTERS INSTEAD OF SNIPPETS. ;D haha.
Oh, I just can’t wait to get my hands on this book! *sigh* I already loved Spade, but now I’m just dying to read more about him!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Book can’t come soon enough.
That was great!!! I love Spade, he is one of my favorite characters – besides Bones, Nobody beats him. I can’t wait until the book comes out. I’m looking forward to reading it, but it can’t come out fast enough!! 🙂
It’s killing me this book looks awesome! I can’t wait until Tuesday!!
Checked with the local bookstore (I think they think I’m nuts) they’re getting 9 copies, but I can’t get there until after 5pm. I’m trying to get my husband to pick the book up for me, but he says sending a man to buy a romance novel, paranormal or otherwise, is like sending a man to buy tampons.
Hurry up Tuesday!!
Gahhh! Totally thought FDOC came out on the 2nd, now I have to wait until the 9th!!
The above still applies, especially the part about my bookstore thinking I’m nuts.
Just saw a pole on ‘bitten by books’ website where cat was voted most sexy female. Love the cat&bones books but I am looking forward to seeing if Denise is just as strong willed.
Heather Hann says
ok i so wanna read the 20% but i cant cuz i know how i am i’ll drive myself crazy till i get the whole book inmy hands but love the snippet keep them comeing girl
Easter Gluth says
Thank you so much for your blog…