A Vampire Blood Bonus Fairy Tale.
The Final Part.
Her vampire led her into the woods, the full moon shining bright through the bare branches. She was not afraid. Quite the opposite. He led her to a pool where steam rolled off the surface.
“Will you swim with me?”
She smiled. “Yes, I will.”
Removing their clothes, they swam in the warm pool. Josephine let her vampire kiss her under the moonlight, his star-bright eyes capturing her heart. He whispered to her of beautiful things in this world we do not understand. Things we cannot see but we know are real.
“Like love?” she asked when he pressed his lips to hers again.
“Yes, my sweet. Like love.” He held her close, their bodies molded as one. “Will you be mine, Josephine?”
His fangs glinted sharp under the moonlight. She understood this last request would seal her to him forever. But the apothecary was right. There was only one answer to give.
“Yes. I will.”
Her vampire sank his fangs into her neck, releasing his elixir, pouring pleasure into her body, a river of ecstasy. And love. She gazed up at the stars, and they twinkled not blue but vibrant, emerald green.
“Magic,” she whispered to the woods.
They heard her and blessed her for it.
The next morning, the apothecary found upon his stall a jar full of silver leaves from the black oaks of Silvane Forest. And a red satin ribbon tied around the top.
Copyright: Juliette Cross.
The Love Potion: A Vampire Blood Bonus Fairy Tale.
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.