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If you’re new to my blog or not already familiar with my work, I’m currently writing a YA paranormal romance series called Vampires of Crescent Cape. It’s basically like a mashup of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The Selection.
Book 3 is coming soon, and I think it’s the best one yet! If you’re new to the series, be sure to start with Curses and Crowns. You can also snag a free copy of the origin story, Blood Heirs, by joining my Readers’ Group.
Enjoy this excerpt from my upcoming release, Stakes and Daggers.
I propped myself up on my elbows. “I mean it. The thought of eternity… it makes me sick to my stomach. How has being alive for so long not driven you into complete madness?”
Julian arched his eyebrow, giving me a devilish grin. “Who says it hasn’t?”
I swatted his arm, fully aware of how rock-solid his biceps were. “I’m being serious.”
“Why do you think I’ve never laid a finger on my siblings? Even after they locked me up. Even after years of treating me as second-best?”
“The thought of being alone, utterly alone in this world, terrifies me.”
I gulped, surprised by how frankly he was speaking.
“Why do you think we’re so fiercely protective over one another? We fight and bicker like all siblings do—more so, as our history goes back so very far—but deep down, we know we need each other. Otherwise, what’s left for any of us to live for? We’ve seen the world. We’ve had adventures. We’ve loved, and watched hundreds upon hundreds of people we’ve cared about move on into the afterlife.” He trailed his finger along my cheekbone, tickling my skin. “I’d almost forgotten just how lonely I was until you came along.”
I studied him for a moment unsure if I should ask him what was really on my mind. But being in a relationship with someone meant being vulnerable with them. Asking the hard questions. Even if it was uncomfortable.
“What was the point of the Choosing Ceremony?” It wasn’t something we spoke about often. I knew how much guilt he felt over the whole thing. And yet, I needed to know…