Eliza Kempe Dorley is always left in the background. As a female, being top inventor for the Alliance of Silver and Steam has as many draw backs as perks. She’s in charge of the creation of the many tools the Alliance uses in pursuit of the demons that run lose in the London Underground, which means without her, the demons would be harder to put down. It also means she misses all of the action and has never had the chance to really use any of her inventions.
Lucius Cooley Willan is a Nightmare Demon with a penchant for gambling and sleeping with women he shouldn’t’t and it’s landed him in hot water. Now he spends his nights slinking in humans dreams and unleashing terrors so strong it kills them so he can capture their soul for his boss. But when he’s ordered to attack the group that hunts his kind he’s enthralled by the feisty inventor he comes upon.
Eliza’s victim to Lucius in a way no others have been, a sensual dream that she can’t shake when she wakes up. When he bumps into her at the trains she’s an addiction he can’t shake. When he outright disobeys the demon who controls him for some out of dreams interactions with the Eliza, it will be up to him to save her from the nightmare he’s put her in.
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Excerpt: “I cannot do that Eliza. You lot wish to eradicate demons from the face of the earth and we have been around, just as you and every animal, for a purpose. I had every intention of sending her in circles, throwing her plans off and alerting The Alliance so they could handle it. But I will not aid in the destruction of my species as a whole.”
Her heart broke. They did need to reevaluate something but one thing was certain. If he would allow the creature to exist that was behind this, would protect her even, there was nothing left for them. She looked at the carpet, stained a vicious red from her blood and nausea swept through her. “Then you need to leave Lucius.”
“No. I will make you understand, I’m not leaving you.”
She was eerily calm as she looked up at him. “Yes Lucius you are. You crossed a line and showed me who you really are, deep down. But I’ve seen another side of you. A side that deserves to live, despite it all, because I choose to believe you will only harm those you have too until you can find a way out. I don’t even know if you will find away out. But the demon that I love would.” She hadn’t realized that she did love him until the words came out. It was natural really, that she’d finally found someone who was good for her, who made her happy and he would be a demon with a past too dark and corrupt to change.
“I love you Eliza. You have to believe me.” He sounded so different, pathetic even.
“ I do Lucius. I do not doubt anything you’ve told me. But I cannot be with you and the Alliance is coming, at least I have to hope they will be coming soon because I don’t think I will last much longer. You need to get out. You need to make sure that you keep on living. For me.” She wanted to kiss him, just one last time but she didn’t.
“Get out. Get out now Lucius!” She shouted as best as she could and she closed her eyes, the urge to sleep was overwhelming now. She felt a shift in the room and heard him turning. Whether or not he would actually leave she’d never know. With her eyes closed her brain took over and she breathed in deeply as she surrendered to unconsciousness.
About the Author: Lexi Ostrow has been in love with the written word since second grade when her librarian started a writing club. Born in sunny southern California she's spent time in various places across the country and can't wait to settle down somewhere in the French Quarter when she's able too.
Lexi has been a writer ever since the second grade in some form or another. Getting her degree in creative writing and her master's in journalism she couldn't wait to get a chance to put her fantasies down on paper. Her debut novel, Torn Between Two Worlds is something that was simmering in her mind since middle school and she's so grateful to put it out into the literary world. From paranormal romance to thriller there isn't a genre she doesn't love to spend her time reading or writing.
Reading and writing are her first loves but her passion for shopping, love for yummy food and her love for all her many pets. She hopes to one day help other readers fall in love with writing as she did.
1 ecopy of Les Vaporistes
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I'm so excited to share with you all that my tiny leaps into the world of contemporary romance keep growing! I've had the honor of being accepted into the anthology, Virtuality, by Hot Ink Press. Lust goes digital in this steamy anthology and aside from my own I've read one of the other stories and I can tell you this will be H-O-T!
When the submissions call for this was initially posted I was automatically drooling. However, I felt there was no way I could pull it off. Most of you know, I don't do contemporary. It just doesn't flow as easily for me because I love pulling off the larger than life plots and worlds. So I secretly drooled over it and filed it away. Then one day I was speaking with the lovely Felicia Fox and the antho came up. Felicia, being the fantastic doll that she is, was willing to sit down and bounce ideas with me to get the juices going.
After a horrible joke where a computer demon messed up dating files Cyber Room was born. Sadly, the pesky demon had no place in the story because he was honestly meant to be a joke. But between him and Felicia, Cyber Room Inc was born.
So how about a little teaser?
Matthew Cabal owns the most innovative and successful dating site; Cyber Room Inc. Cyber Room Inc. takes online dating to the cyber level. Accepted applicants can meet in private cyber chats to test out their sexual chemistry before deciding if they want to date. Matthew has never been anything but professional when he calculates matches until Virginia's photo pops up.
Virginia L. Quark is a widowed mother who is having trouble getting into the dating scene. Her friend tells her about Cyber Room and she nervously signs up. But in her research on the company she stumbles across the sexy CEOs photo and can't get him out of her mind.
Temptation leads to sin when Matthew throws professionalism out the window but it may all be thwarted when his cat, Gallie, steps on the wrong key.
Be sure to come and join in on the meet and greet with the author's on November 15th, 2014! https://www.facebook.com/events/960102340685512/
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