Title: Awakening 2
Author: Jeanie Grey
Series: Lilly Frank (Novella)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 1 2013
The second book in The Lilly Frank series joins Torren and Lilly in northern Italy, where Torren tries to help Lilly adjust to her sensitive new vampire body and win her love before she discovers the real reason behind his interest in her.
A newly made vampire requires a certain amount of time to get used to her new body and heightened senses. But Torren's worried that if Lilly doesn't hurry up, she'll be dead before she ever gets the chance to adjust to life as a vampire.Word among vampires is that someone's hunting their kind, and it's not a quick death if you're caught. This killer likes to torture the victims first, and all signs indicate that he or she is circling ever-closer to Torren and Lilly.
Torren needs Lilly to stop fighting him and start trusting him. Maybe he shouldn't have deceived her...
Jeanie Grey is a feminist reader and writer of romance and erotica who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her short stories have been published on deadlyeverafter.com and thedarkerhalf.com. To date, over 1200 copies of her first novella, Awakening (2012), have been downloaded. Awakening 2, the second book in the Lilly Frank series, joins Lilly and Torren in northern Italy, where Torren attempts to win Lilly's love before she finds out the truth about his interest in her. The final installment in the Lilly Frank series, Awakening 3, is slated to be released in 2014
They’d only been standing there for about five minutes when Lilly’s head shot up toward the far end of the alley. Two men came around the corner, yelling at each other in Italian. Torren’s attention was immediately captured by the second man, who was broad-chested and a little heavyset. He wore a light gray suit with matching fedora. He had the first man by the back of his jacket and was shaking him, and yet he still managed to walk with a swagger. But what caught Torren’s attention was the fact that he was also a vampire.
“You think you’re so brave, huh?!” the vampire yelled. His blue eyes flashed dangerously. He shook the other man again so hard his teeth rattled.
The other man was thinner and shorter, practically a scarecrow compared to the vampire. He wore black jeans and a blue button-up shirt. had his hands over his head and was yelling back, “Are you crazy? What’s the matter with you? I’m minding my own business. What’s wrong with you?”
The vampire shoved the small man face-first into the stone wall, then grabbed his shoulder and spun him around. The vampire towered over him, using his bulk to keep the man from getting away.
“What’s the matter with you?” repeated the man, shrinking back into the wall as well as he could. “I’m minding my own business, I say, and you come—“
The vampire hissed and bared his fangs.
Torren started toward them.
The scent of warm urine rose up to meet his nostrils. He looked at the man’s crotch and saw a patch of wetness form a rough circle and then spread down his trouser leg.
“You shut up and listen good,” the vampire was saying. He spoke Italian with a strange accent, the vowels not well-defined. “You scum. You piece of shit on the heel of my shoe. You deserve to die. If I ever—“
Torren reached them and pushed the vampire back from the man. “Leave him alone,” Torren said in Italian. His whole body was taut.