Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Hump Day Hook #HDH – The Darkness of Love


Hello and welcome to another Hump Day Hook. I have finally decided to tear myself away from the Redcliffe novels and offer you a little something different. Here is an excerpt from my as yet unpublished novella The Darkenss of Love. It follows the story of Marcus Scott, who appears in Redcliffe, and is set during the industrious Victorian era. This snippet is an intimate scene between Lord Gregory Stockton and his beautiful young wife, Sarah.



“My dear, I am sorry,” he said quietly, “I forget how sensitive you are to cool temperatures.  Allow me to warm you.” 
            He slid his hands down her sides, smoothing over the rich taffeta, and she stood very still, enjoying his caress despite her embarrassment at his bold behaviour.  Resting his hands on her hips, Gregory lowered his handsome youthful face and tenderly kissed her rosebud lips.  His body reacted as it always did to her tenderness.  She was delicate, so beautiful, and always so compliant for him.  His teeth itched as his fangs fought to free themselves, and it took all his self-control not to bite her white skin, and drink deeply of her sweet blood.


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24 comments:

  1. I love that he's trying so hard to control his urges! :)

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    1. Yes, but does he try hard enough? ; )

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  2. Oh I think he should give in to the urge. Great hook. ��

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    1. Ha ha, that's naughty but I have to agree! Thanks!

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  3. pretty wording. liked the tension he's feeling with his urges. Thanks for sharing! :)
    C.R.

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    1. You are welcome, thank you for the lovely comment!

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  4. He should definitely bite her....(((Fanning self))) Nicely done. :)

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    1. Ha ha, we are such a naughty lot here at HDH! Thanks!

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  5. oooh, I like that he's holding himself back for her sake. It makes me want to see what happens when he lets loose! Looking forward to more.

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    1. You don't want to see him when he lets loose! But, being a vampire, it is bound to happen eventually... Thanks for commenting!

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  6. Oh my...steamy and sweet and...again, need to know more. Lovely hook!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I do quite like the mix of romance and roughness in this one.

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  7. Oh, yummy. Sounds like he's got it tough. Just love the picture <3

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  8. lol, my men shrug and say: "When you have to bite, you have to bite." I think they bless the inevitable next step.

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    1. Ha ha, well your men are just plain naughty Ciaran! Lord Stockton has a public reputation to uphold, and his wife cannot be ill all the time... ; )

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  9. Hmm, after reading that, my vamps and I have two things: First, does she know? And second, why would he hold back (unless she doesn't know, as that would be a good reason)? Bloodplay makes for excellent foreplay...I'm sure that they would both be completely satisfied with the experience. ;)

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    1. She is completely innocent and clueless about her husband, but she has her own secrets as well!

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  10. A tender moment for a vampire! Such restraint shows a lot about his character!

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    1. It certainly does, although as I said, this is only the beginning of the story and Gregory shows his darker side very soon... ; )

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