Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop Contest

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa comes down the chimney to deliver presents and place them under the tree. And where Santa gets a gift of milk and cookies so do you.

This contest is quick and easy.  Just leave a comment on the below snippet and let me know what you think. Please leave your name and email address. Prizes are the first two books in pdf format of my Hell's Gate Series.

There was a knock on the door echoing through my apartment. My eyes glanced at the DVD player and I sighed debating if I wanted to press play or answer the door. Guess which one I chose? Yes, I opened the door and there was Dante in tight black jeans and a red T-shit. He took my breath away as his dark hair was swept up in a ponytail and his dark eyes sparkled.  He looked up at me and held my gaze and produced a single purple rose. It was the most thoughtful thing. I took it and nicked my thumb so that a bubble of blood came up and before I could clean it Dante snatched it up and sucked on it. The look on his face was pure ecstasy. He looked up at me, smiled, and ran his tongue over the flesh and yeah it was weird, but it was also the sexiest thing I ever had done to me.
            Without another word, he pulled me to him and locked me in a deep throat kiss. Finally he pulled away leaving me breathless. “Wow. What prompted that?”
            He came in, locked the door behind him, and led me to the couch. His hands slid over my shirt searching for a way to get under it. I nearly fell into his embrace, but decided that the evil flying monkeys were gnawing at my conscious. Something about this was all wrong. “Dante. This is great and all, but what the hell did you want to tell me. I get the feeling that your mother is not dying. So fess up.”
            He laughed richly reminded me of dark chocolate rubbing over silk, sweet and soft, but it would still go to my thighs. “You’re very perceptive or I’m losing my touch.”
            “Let’s go with I’m perceptive. Now what gives? You run off on me, break my heart and then come crawling back lying about a dying mother. So what’s up?”
            “Okay, so you got me. I lied about my mother, but there’s something that I wanted to tell you. Show you.”
            I leaned in close and kissed him lightly and he kissed me harder. I fell over onto him and ran my tongue across his lips. As I did, I felt something sharp. I pulled away quickly and came back tasting blood. Dante just looked at me and smiled seductively.
            “That was what I wanted to talk to you about. You see. I’m a vampire. I fell for you hard and I wanted to be sure about you. And I think I am.”
            I stared at him and laughter bubbled up. We were certainly not in Kansas anymore. “So you’re a vampire.”
            Anger crossed Dante’s face. “Madison I’m serious. More than you know. I hoped that it wouldn’t come down to this, but—” He pulled back his lips into a snarl and I saw his fangs growing and he struck, biting into my neck. The pain was so abrupt that it hit me quickly and took me a moment to react and then the pleasure of his mouth on my neck. Okay, this guy was for real. No normal human being could make teeth grow like that and then move so quickly. Hmmm..the twister had picked up my house and landed me on top of the wicked witch herself. Finally, I came to my senses and started beating him on the chest to get him off of me. Not that I wanted him to stop, but a girl has to talk.
            Dante moved back and I saw the smear on his lips and on his teeth as he preened the vestiges with his tongue. “Okay, I believe you. So what? You going to make me into a vampire or what?”
            He just looked at me as if I had shot him. “You know, Madison. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have come here. I thought. I don’t know what I thought.” He looked as if he had come to some horrid realization. He bleached out like stone and I was a statue that he didn’t see. He moved toward the door and I looked at him puzzled and moved in front of him before he could get to the door.
            “Whoa, you come over here, tell me you’re a vampire, and now you’re just leaving. What the hell?”
            He signed and stared me straight in the eyes. “Honestly, you’re just not my type.”
            He pushed me out of the way and in an instant he was gone evaporating into mist. I was left open mouthed, gaping at where he had gone. I turned on my heel and went back to the freezer, still in disbelief. I pulled out my last pint of ice cream and took out a spoon. I was more in shock as I opened up the pint and picked up the phone. But I hung it back up and knew that Chris would never believe me. Damn, it was just my luck.
            Boyfriends sucked. Literally, it seemed.
            I flicked the DVD on and even before the Technicolor cornfields came on, I decided to switch out the disc and put in a vampire movie that I had bought on a whim. Yeah, it was definitely time to find a new movie. No more trips over the rainbow for me.
             From now on, I was sticking with my girlfriends.

Hope you have enjoyed this. It's a short I'm thinking about expanding. 
Happy Holidays


Sweetpea said...

You have laid the ground work for a full novel here. This is definitely a teaser. Good luck with expanding it. I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

sweetpea122 at rocketmail dot com

June M. said...

Nice teaser. I want to know why he decided she wasn't his type, did he not want to have to turn her into a vampire? I would love to read me.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & new year.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Whalehugger said...

Sounds intriguing and now I'm feeling a little sad because there isn't any more (yet ). Looking forward to seeing what comes up with this.

kagashi at fmtc dot net

Julie W said...

I loved it! If you made this into a full length novel, I would definitely read it! Thanks for the tease, and for the giveaway! And thanks for participating in this very fun blog hop:)

jwitt33 at live dot com

Megs said...

I liked the teaser. Wish there was a little more of it though. Happy hoplidays!

Lisa said...

Great teaser. Would love to read this as a full novel.
Happy holidays


VampedChik said...

Sounds yummy, would love to read more!

JoAnna said...

What he didn't like her blood type? First he's sure about her and then he leaves after dropping that bombshell. I would love to know what she does next.

Thanks for the giveaway!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

nancy said...

Good hook, could really expand on this.

Anonymous said...

Definitely think you should expand!! Wow! And I cannot wait to read your other books! This hop has helped me find so many amazing authors. Pleased to meet you :0)

Merry Christmas <3

stacey siferd

shadow_kohler said...

Its quite a teaser! So intriguing i cant wait for more! Thanks for sharing it with us! Cant wait to read it! Its definitely going to be a great book! Thank you! Happy holidays!

Eva's Flowers said...

You really caught my attention, sounds really good! Happy Holidays to you ;)


Holly said...

Sounds goof to me, I was ready to read more!

hhollyhal at gmail dot com

Julianne said...

I liked it a lot. Can't wait to read more when you make it a book.
Merry Christmas.
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mcv said...

I like your writing. Hoping to win your prize!

Crymsyn said...

Thanks to everyone who participated and left a comment. From all the wonderful feedback that I received, I am definitely going to pursue the short I posted into a full novel. Of course have to add it to the list of things to do.