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Vampires Among Us (MF)

Vampires Among Us 1

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: SIZZLING
Word Count: 121,024
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[Siren Allure: Erotic Paranormal Romance, vampires, HEA]

Erica Harper is a human trapped in an abusive marriage with a rogue vampire.  Trusting the only friend she has, she runs to him to escape the wrath of her husband.  Unbeknownst to her, she runs straight into the arms of another vampire.  

Kevin O’Rourke is the leader of the VCTF (Vampire Crime Task Force) and a prominent figure within the vampire society.  When he discovers his true mate is being abused by a rogue vampire, he must protect her and convince her that they are meant to be together.    

As Erica begins to heal both emotionally and physically, she realizes that not all vampires are evil creatures.  It is during this time that it is discovered she holds a few secrets of her own.  But will that be enough to overcome her fear?  Can she let go of her past long enough to embrace her future within a society of vampires?

A Siren Erotic Romance

User Reviews
Excellent Start to a New Series What did you like: The author did a good job setting up this new world. There was lots of information and a believable community. There is a good basis for a series...

- KittyWoods88

Author did a very good job at showing how an abused person would react. Loved the hero. He was so sweet to the poor heroine. Looking forward to Alice Brown's next book.

- jrobe10689

Excerpt

 

STORY EXCERPT

 

As Jennifer reached over and pushed a button on the dashboard, she was regretting having to make this call. She knew her brother would be livid the second he found out they were in trouble. There were only two options though, call Kevin, or take care of the problem herself. The safer option was to call her brother. She felt fairly confident she could wipe Shawn’s face across the pavement. After all, he didn’t have a clue she was a vampire. The problem was, neither did Erica. Better to let Sir Romeo take care of this situation. Kevin’s voice was immediately on the speaker.

“Jennifer, what is it?” His voice came across low and stressed. He knew instantly something was wrong. Jennifer never used her car phone. His father had installed a phone in each family member’s car for emergency use only. The fact that Jennifer was using the phone instantly told Kevin she was in trouble.

“I’ve got company following us home. Shawn picked us up as soon as we left the mall,” Jennifer stated. She purposely kept calmness in her voice, and tried keeping a calming atmosphere going in the car, but she knew after one quick glance at Erica that her efforts were in vain. Erica was sitting in the passenger seat with her arms wrapped around her middle, rocking gently back and forth, all the while moaning, “Oh God, we’re not going to make it!”

“How far away are you?” Kevin inquired.

“About seven minutes out. I can make it safely, just be ready for when I pull in.” Jennifer informed him.

Kevin was relieved to hear Jennifer keeping a calm head while she was driving, and she seemed confident that she could get the two of them back home safely. It was Erica who wasn’t so calm. He could hear her mumbling about not making it through the speaker in the car, and he knew his sister would have already tried throwing a calming atmosphere around her. Erica was fighting the imposed atmosphere. She was scared, and rightfully so.

As Jennifer continued talking with Kevin on the phone, Shawn came around to Erica’s side of the car, trying to force their car off the road once again. Erica could see the road narrowed up ahead, and terror caused her to freeze up. She shut her eyes tight and sent a quick urgent prayer above that they would live through this nightmare. Erica forced one eye open and looked Shawn directly in the eye. There was only one word to describe the look on his face, murderous hatred. As the next minute ticked by, it was blatantly obvious that Shawn was not going to stop until he had succeeded in killing both girls. He was irate over Jennifer outmaneuvering him, which was causing him to act irrationally. He continuously veered sharply over, trying to ram his car into Jennifer’s, only to become even more enraged that Jennifer was able to avoid him every time. Even Erica was amazed as she realized that he hadn’t been able to hit them once.

As Shawn became more aggressive, his actions became more violent. Finally, feeling she couldn’t take another second of torture, Erica screamed at Jennifer. “Slow down so I can jump out, and then you can make a run for it. It’s me he wants. Let me out and he’ll let you live!”

The next sound that was heard was Kevin roaring over the speaker, “Hell no, don’t stop!”

Kevin’s roar was deafening, and Erica barely heard Jennifer calmly tell Kevin that she had everything under control. The calmness Jennifer displayed while speaking to Kevin confused and bewildered her; but she had no time to ponder on it.

As for Kevin, he lost all self-control when he overheard Erica tell Jennifer to stop the car so Shawn could have her, and then drive away. As if his sister would actually ever do such a thing! He knew as soon as he roared that it was a mistake, and quickly concentrated on controlling his temper and calming himself down. It was imperative that he communicate to Erica that they had the situation under control.

Kevin could be heard taking a deep breath over the speaker, and then with deliberate calmness, pitched his voice to softness before speaking again. “Erica, Jennifer is bringing you back to the house. When the two of you arrive, she is going to pull up to the back door. I want you to jump out and run into the house as fast as you can. Charles and I are ready and waiting for Shawn. I need to know you are safe and sound in this house before anything happens. Trust me sweetie, we have been waiting on him to show his face. I have this situation under control.”

“Kevin, no, you don’t understand.” Erica wailed at the speaker. Again, she caught her middle with both arms wrapped tightly as her tears streaked down her cheeks. Oh God, how was she supposed to tell Kevin that he was getting ready to die, right along with his father, and probably Jennifer also, for just trying to help her? How was she supposed to tell him that he was getting ready to face the devil himself, literally?

Kevin, knowing she was scared, tried to maintain a soothing voice. “It’s going to be okay, please trust me. We know what he is, and we are ready for him.” That was as close as he could come to telling her he knew Shawn was a vampire and he and Charles could handle him! Unfortunately, Erica was too upset to comprehend what was being stated.

The enormity of what Erica had caused hit her stomach like a sucker punch. She was now putting the safety of Kevin’s entire family at risk, just to keep away from Shawn. As tears streamed down her cheeks, she knew she would never forgive herself if Shawn hurt any member of this kind family in his attempt to reach her.

 

ADULT EXCERPT

 

They were sitting on the couch in his living room. The television was on, and they were watching a movie. A bottle of wine sat on the coffee table in front of them. “Would you like some wine?” He asked solicitously, as he reached over and poured a bit of the dark red liquid into two glasses. Out of habit, he sniffed the contents, just to be assured it was pure wine they were drinking, and not a blood mixture.

“Are you trying to get me drunk?” She asked softly, as she glanced up at him through her lashes.

Not necessarily drunk, but loosened up couldn’t hurt. “Would it help?” He whispered seductively in her ear.

He watched as she closed her eyes and a light shiver went up her spine. He leaned towards her, placing a gentle kiss on the side of her neck. A slight “mmmm” vibrated up from deep within her throat.

He let his tongue swirl around the spot he had just kissed, as he listened to her heart beat pick up in intensity. She turned her head in his direction, as he lightly nibbled his way to her lips. When he reached his destination, he started their kiss tenderly, seducing her with his lips as he went. He waited until she was comfortable enough to wrap her arms around his neck and pull him tighter against her, and then he picked up the intensity.

Although it took a minute, she quickly gave herself over to him, returning his kiss with relish. When his tongue seductively begged for entrance into her mouth, she willingly complied. Within minutes he had her panting for air. He released her lips, but continued trailing kisses down the other side of her neck, moving on down to her chest. His finger lightly caressed her skin just above the top of her breasts, and was quickly followed by his tongue. The two top buttons of her nightshirt were undone thanks to his teeth, and he trailed his tongue down the dip between her breasts.

“Oh God Kevin, I want you, but I….” She started, as she grabbed both sides of his head, forcing it upwards.

Because he was participating in her dream, he had access to all her thoughts and feelings. Her sudden fear was a palpable thing. It would take some time for her subconscious to learn to fully trust him.

“Shhh, baby, I am not going to hurt you. I won’t do anything you don’t want to do. You are in control tonight. Just tell me to stop, and I won’t go any further.” His words came out as a seductive whisper as he trailed kisses down her cheek. Yes, he was well aware of her cautiousness, but he was also a man on a mission.

He waited, allowing her to relax in his arms again. He didn’t need to wait long. As he continued running his fingers lightly through her hair and across her forehead, she seemed to melt into him. “That’s it, sweetheart, just relax and enjoy. I’ll always take care of you.”

 After a moment she turned her head openly seeking his lips for a kiss. He complied, kissing her softly as he moved her so that they were both reclining on the couch, bodies pressed against one another. He enjoyed the feel of her breasts being pushed up tight against his chest. His rock hard cock nestled firmly between her thighs. He stroked her cheek, as he kissed her lips tenderly, enjoying the wonderful sensations of just being able to kiss her, to hold her.

He reached over to the coffee table and picked up her glass of wine. Bringing it to her lips, he stated, “Take a sip. I want to taste the wine on your lips.”

She quickly complied, taking two swallows. His lips were replacing the wine glass almost before it could be moved out of the way. She tasted decadent. She tasted divine.

He wanted to show her that not all men were monsters. She hadn’t told him yet, but he knew that Shawn not only abused her and used her as his primary food source, but from what he had extracted from her memories; Shawn Harper was an unusually cruel man in bed. Kevin seriously doubted that Erica had ever been shown what real love making was all about.

As he kept her busy kissing her, he allowed his hands to explore her perfect body. When he moved his hand up under her nightshirt, he felt her belly muscles clench. He went slowly, allowing her the time to get accustomed to his touch before continuing. He slowly climbed upward, until he reached the underside of her breasts. Each filled one of his hands, and he marveled at their weight. His thumb slowly stroked over her nipple.

And then he decided to turn things up a notch. Because he was controlling all aspects of this dream, he had the luxury of paying attention to more than one body part at a time. In dreamland, the fact that his hands were tied up playing with her breasts didn’t stop him from adding an imaginary set of fingers slowly trailing up her leg until they reached her mound. Sifting through the curls, they worked their way down until they found her clit.

She stiffened, her breath caught in her throat. Instinctively she attempted to clamp her legs shut.

“Baby, I promised you I wasn’t going to hurt you. Open back up baby. You’re going to like this, I promise.”

The look of confusion was clearly on her face. “I don’t know…” she stopped there, unable to speak because Kevin’s tongue had snaked back into her mouth, exploring every crevice he could find.

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