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Leia Shaw (leiashaw) | 9 comments Below is the description and an excerpt from my new paranormal romance novel, Destiny United. You can read the first chapter on my website.

Erin Bolton knows her former foster sister is a sorceress and a witch, but she wants nothing to do with that world. Fear dictates her life, panic attacks disable her, and only alcohol gives her the freedom she craves. The day before her twenty first birthday, a tall, dark, and terrifying vampire, Marcelo, turns Erin's world upside down. He convinces her that he was sent to escort her to the safety of the Underworld, where her sister is waiting. But she wonders, who will keep her safe from him?


Aila lay passive in Marcelo’s arms as he whisked her through the castle hallways. A moment later she was airborne then bouncing on her ass in the middle of a mattress. Marcelo’s heavy body followed her down. He placed urgent, wet kisses over her face and neck while admonishing her.

“You left me, Aila,” he said, lips grazing her forehead. “Do you know how scared I’ve been?”

“I –”

His lips descended on hers, cutting off her defense. Too soon he pulled away, leaving her bare and empty.

“Don’t you ever do that again. Do you hear me?” He kissed her eyelids and the tip of her nose. “You could have been hurt. Or worse. I’m so angry I could strangle you!”

She couldn’t hold back a snicker.

He lifted his head to look her in the eye. “Don’t you dare laugh about this. There’s nothing funny about it.”

“But –”

A heavy, punishing kiss covered her protest. “It was a dangerous, reckless thing to do,” he scolded against her mouth.

When he let her breathe again, she asked, “Should I act repentant?” She had to force herself to stay still under his assault. “‘Cause I’m not.” She gasped when he nipped her earlobe. Goose bumps rose on her skin. If this was the wrath of an angry vampire, she should shoot him in the neck more often.

“If you had any sense of self-preservation you would.” He pushed up to look her in the eye again. His expression was hard but she could sense a softening underneath. “I am but a breath away from tying you to this bed and lecturing you.”

The fact that he was so serious about such a ridiculous threat made her laugh out loud. His brows arched in challenge but she could see a sparkle of amusement in his eyes. He had forgiven her.

“It’s hard to take you seriously while you’re kissing me all over,” she said between giggles.

“Make no mistake, querida, I am very angry with you. But my relief exceeds my anger at the moment. Consider yourself lucky.” His mouth moved down her neck where he pushed the fabric of her yellow sundress aside and planted kisses on her collarbone. “You’re so damn irresistible,” he breathed against her skin. “I’ve missed you so much, mi amor. It felt like my heart was gone from my chest.”

She threaded her fingers through his hair and pulled his head up to meet her gaze. Her fingertips trailed from his temple down his cheek and landed at his lips. One finger stroked along the bottom. He gazed deep into her eyes, tenderness and love pierced her soul. She didn’t want to leave this moment.

He claimed her mouth again, more forceful this time. She tasted his passion, felt the fierceness of his hunger. Teeth clanked together, tongues intertwining. How she missed his taste. When he pulled away, both of them were gasping for air.

“Well,” she said between breaths, “do you really want to waste time yelling at me when there are more interesting things we could be doing on this bed?”

His body stilled. His eyes locked onto hers with a darkness that promised wicked things. A shiver crept up her spine. “You’re right,” he rasped then yanked her to a sitting position and pulled her dress over her head before she could utter a single word. “This time we finish it, Aila, yes?”

He didn’t allow her to answer. His mouth was on hers with a searing kiss that melted her body all the way down to her toes.


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Leia Shaw
http://www.leiashaw.com


message 2: by Rayna (new)

Rayna  | 1785 comments the exerpt makes me want to read it.....please tell me its not YA?


message 3: by Leia (new)

Leia Shaw (leiashaw) | 9 comments Nope. Its...uh...very adult :)


message 4: by Rayna (last edited Jul 16, 2011 08:33PM) (new)

Rayna  | 1785 comments oh thank you......lately all the promoting has been in the YA genre and to tell you the truth......vampires should not be written for YA! It takes all the fun out of their naughtyness..... ill check it out for sure then!


message 5: by Leia (new)

Leia Shaw (leiashaw) | 9 comments Lol! Who doesn't love a naughty vampire. I'm glad you're willing to try it. I'm always happy to receive reader feedback so let me know what you think. And if you love it, spread the word!

Thanks!

Leia Shaw
http://www.leiashaw.com


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