What does it mean to be sexy? This week’s theme for #MySexySaturday is “Sexy Today,” and that got me thinking about what is sexy today, and how might that be different from what was considered sexy 50, 100 years ago…and how that might impact a vampire finding that he doesn’t fit in with the modern world.
In A Fading Amaranth, Nathaniel has been a vampire for over a hundred years. He’s starting to realize that he’s falling prey–like all other vampires like him–to the stresses of living in an era he wasn’t born into. The more the world changes around them, the more most vampires begin to unravel, and he’s starting to feel himself getting closer to the edge. He’s hanging out after an opera on the hunt for his evening’s blood donor when he meets a woman that is immune to his glamour. Though he wasn’t looking for a lover, she’s sexy in every way he can think of.
Alexandra is human but psychic, and she’s been alone for a long time. She’s unable to bear anyone’s touch otherwise she hears what they are thinking. She, too, has given up on a happily ever after. When she runs into Nathaniel, she realizes that not only is he meltingly hot…but she cannot hear his thoughts when they touch.
Nathan couldn’t resist nuzzling his cheek against hers, brushing his lips across her neck…ah, the taste of her. He stepped back, shaking, and Alexandra reached up to pull him closer. He shut his eyes and gave in, kissing her, trying to keep his fangs from cutting her lip. She slid right up against the line of his body, and he growled, opening her mouth to his, hauling her against him, wanting her, wanting inside her, cupping the curve of her ass to grind her against his erection until she mewled in pleasure. She tasted like heaven, and her lips were hot silk against his.
Moaning, she kissed him back, pulling herself against him until he wrenched himself back. “I must go,” he snarled; her desire nearly shattered his control completely.
Nathaniel’s been a vampire long enough to grow weary of glamoured seduction, and he’s lost his poetic muse. He meets reclusive artist Alexandra—her telepathy has overwhelmed her for years, and she can bear no one’s touch. However, she can’t hear Nathaniel’s thoughts, and she’s immune to his vampire glamour. During scorching nights together, they rediscover their passion for life.
When a Faerie creature stalks Alexandra, the lovers find themselves snared in a paranormal battle alongside Chicago’s mage guardians. Worse, Nathan’s rising bloodlust places Alexandra in danger. Will she master her abilities before going insane? What will they risk to be together?
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#MySexySaturday Blog Hop
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