Lucas’s shoulders relax a little as he pushes out the last few chords. He scribbles something into a tattered blue notebook, reading over his notes a few times before he lifts sleepy, hazel eyes to mine. Locks of his messy, dark hair flop into one of them. “I didn’t call for you,” he says huskily. “What do you want?”“I-I didn’t realize you played,” I whisper. God, where’s my voice? My nerve? Why the fuck do I come apart when I’m around him?“Google is your friend.”I feel my body ignite, but when I turn to leave, he says softly, “Stay. I don’t want to . . .” And though there’s a part of me that wants to take advantage of the vulnerability in his voice, there’s another part that’s reminding me of my deal with this man. I’m at his beck and call for the next week.And now, he wants me with him.Tentatively, I walk forward. The tile is cold under my bare feet, and I wish I’d never gotten out of bed. I stand next to the piano and cross my arms over my chest. “How long do you need me for?” I demand, glaring down at him.He’s writing in his notebook again—shorthand lyrics from the look of things—but his lips move into a slow grin that makes those uncomfortable flutters start in the pit of my stomach again. Does he realize how much these gestures--small as they may be--screw with my resolve?Of course he does. He wants to screw with my resolution so he can get down to screwing me.“Long as it takes,” he says.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
TEN DAYS of DEVOURED: Day 1 and a Teaser!
As of today, we're officially down to 10 days until DEVOURED is released. Since one of the main themes of the book is 10 days of Lucas's rules, for the next several days I'll be posting teasers, mini-giveaways, character profiles, and character playlists. On today's agenda . . . Sexy Sunday Snip. Hope you enjoy and check back often over the next 10 days for a look into Lucas and Sienna's story and for a chance to win DEVOURED swag!