A Vampire Blood Bonus Fairy Tale.
He laughed. “It’s no secret, my lady. That I am. Your friend likes to dance, does she not?”
“Oh, yes. My cousin does so love to dance. But I prefer not to.”
“Then what do you prefer to do?”
“I like to walk and watch the festivities. This is my first Harvest Holiday.”
He offered her his arm. “Then will you walk and watch with me?”
“Yes, I will.” Taking his arm, they spent the evening strolling from one bonfire to the next, laughing at the jugglers, listening to the bards, and talking to one another until finally they stood on the periphery of the last bonfire, closest to Silvane Forest.
“Do you believe there is magic in there?” she asked, peering into the mysterious darkness.
“Yes. I know there is.”
He peered down at her in such a way Josephine felt her pulse trip faster. So fast that when she spoke again, she was out of breath.
“I would like to see magic, if it is there.”
He lifted her hand to his lips, brushing a kiss across her knuckles. “Will you let me show you?”
“Yes, I will,” said Josephine.
Copyright: Juliette Cross.
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And don’t miss The Red Lily by Juliette Cross! A red riding hood vampire retelling, featuring Sienna, Josephine’s granddaughter.
About The Red Lily:
When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf…
The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close…even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.
Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it’s the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying…not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.
About Juliette Cross:
Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona.
Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes.
From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.