BOOK TOUR SPOTLIGHT: As Night Falls by S.M. Blooding
As Night Falls
A Scarred Skies Novel
Available: March 13, 2012
Raven Dubois refuses to allow himself or his Vampiric Nation to dissolve into myth. He’s trying to find a way to save his people from the President’s New Order. With sanctuaries disappearing continuously and his people dying in numbers, his only hope lies in the ancient texts of the Watchers.
Raised by the Watchers and by the President, Becca is torn by two mortal enemies. The Watchers have raised her to protect the very people the President is trying to destroy. She holds the key to the ancient texts that Raven so desperately needs. However, can she believe that the man so like a father to her is trying to murder innocent people?
Raven’s only hope for turning her already chaotic mind is to use her highly sensual nature and bind her to him using her heart instead of her mind.
Most of the drinks had special vitamins added since the caffeine, which the President was trying to outlaw as a controlled substance, stripped the body of needed nutrients. Coffee was an addictive thing. Once hooked, it was hard to pass up. She placed her order and waited as Raven paid and the bistro made their drinks.
The server was a teenage boy with a pock-marked face.
Acne was starting to strike, a rarity in the community and a symbol to show the poorer genes the genetic engineers had chosen for him. He was designed to be of the lower class, to be a servant. The boy looked at her and smiled as he set down Raven’s coffee.
Raven left his coffee to cool on the counter as the server talked incessantly.
Becca had to figure out what she was going to do about Raven. She scanned the crowd for an escape. Raven would undoubtedly be arrested for his crime, and she couldn’t afford to be arrested as an accomplice. She had a secret, and she couldn’t jeopardize that.
Raven came up behind her, his arms wrapping around her waist.
“What are you doing?” Making a scene was not a good way to keep a low profile and having his hands on her wasn’t helping her attempt to escape.
His hands slid under her shirt, running his slightly calloused hands over her abdomen. “Shh,” he whispered, his breath hot on her ear. “Don’t do anything out of the ordinary unless you want everyone to notice.”
Her eyes bulged. “How wouldn’t they?” she asked as she turned back to the server who had his back turned toward her, still chatting away. “Fornication in public isn’t allowed by law.”
“You forget, little one,” he said, his head dipping lower along her neck, his breath sending rivulets of sensation coursing through her blood and touching parts of her core that had never been touched before, “that I am a vampire. I have,” he whispered, raising his head and raking his teeth lightly along her throat, “certain powers at my disposal.”
The server turned and handed a mixed coffee to a lady standing beside them. He looked at her and smiled, telling her something about what had happened to him earlier that day at school. He seemed oblivious to Raven or his inappropriate behavior.
Becca’s eyes widened. “How are you doing that?”
“A spell of sorts.” His fingers began to unbutton her shirt. “Do not move. Do not speak. Do not make a single sound, or you will break the spell.”
“And then?” she asked breathlessly.
“And then everyone will notice you,” he murmured against her neck, his hands working to unleash the other buttons on her shirt, revealing her brazier, “and we will have quite the audience.”
About the Author:
SM Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie and Mr. Bird, who’s a real bird. She likes to hike the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and is learning to play the piano and guitar. Currently, she’s trying to MURDER them both.
She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.
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