~ Part 2/5 of the Serenade Serial, a vampire romance story ~
After spending a night with Rachid, vampire Irene is in a state of complete confusion. She’s been living for centuries, has met and bedded countless men, and she can’t understand what is so special about this one human. Just like she can’t understand how listening to him play her music on the piano touched something inside her so that she’s able to compose again after decades of being blocked.
Needing to hear him play some more – and possibly enjoy his company again – she returns to the piano bar where she first met him. But while Rachid is there as she hoped, it’s another man who approaches her, a vampire, who happens to be Rachid’s companion: Oliver. His interest in her music should flatter her, but instead she finds herself annoyed that he thinks he knows her music better than she does. She’s intent on putting him in his place… but whose side will Rachid choose?
Please note - While it references a Male/Male relationship, the entire serial will not show these two characters exchange anything more ‘on the page’ than touching above the waist and kissing/biting.
For six centuries, the vampire Irene has hunted human prey to feed from their necks, sometimes taking them to her bed, too.
For almost as long, she has preserved her memories in music notes, composing on her piano but never sharing except with her offspring.
So when, during a trip to Paris, she stumbles onto a bar in which a pianist plays her music for the patrons, she’s flabbergasted that anyone might be enjoying her compositions and just as outraged that they’ve been stolen from her.
Her first instinct is to take the pianist’s life as retribution, but a few words exchanged with the talented, intriguing and insolent Rachid might change her mind…
LENGTH – 18.000 words / 50 PDF pages
PAIRING – M/F
RATING – Sexy
NOTE – This ebook is the first part in the Serenade Serial. It features Irene, a secondary character from Ward of the Vampire, and takes place at the same time as Ward although both books can be read on their own.
My most exciting accomplishment to date was to cross a few thousand miles and an ocean to pursue (and catch!) the love of my life. I have been writing for over fifteen years, and I’ve always enjoyed sharing my stories and listening to the readers’ reactions.
After playing with science fiction, short stories, poetry and fanfiction, I am now trying my hand, heart and words at romance novels and I am very excited to have my stories published as ebooks.
My first novels were published by Linden Bay Romance in 2005. The defunct Venus Press subsequently published a few of my short stories. Because so many of my stories are linked as series and part of the same universe, I decided it would make sense to have them all in the same place, which is why I decided to self-publish, first with Alinar then on my own. When I see calls for submissions that speak to my muse, I sometimes try for them, and was published this way by Samhain (Moonlust) and Torquere(Christmas Magic, The Thirteenth Halloween).
When I’m not writing – which isn’t all that often! – I devour books, work in my vegetables patch or at my real-life job, put small quilts together for friends, and try to exercise more. Where do I sign up for days that are 30 hours long?