I’m heading off to mingle with readers at an Author Tea near Dallas today! I’ll check in later here and on Facebook and Twitter! In the meantime, enjoy!
“Is this the first time you’ve received a text like this?” His voice is steady and firm and cold as hell.
“Yes,” I say flatly. Once again I feel the weight of the real world pressing in around us. The thin glass of our protective bubble is starting to crack. I don’t know what will happen when the pressure is too much and those tiny fissures finally explode under the weight of the world. I fear, though, that I’m going to find out.
And when the explosion comes, I hope I can resist the urge to pick up one of the shards and grind it into my own smooth flesh.
A shudder runs through me. “Just delete it,” I say harshly. “Just make it fucking go away.”
“No. We’re going to trace it.”
“Later,” I say. “Please, Damien. Leave it for later. I don’t want to think about it now.”
He studies me for a moment, then he turns off my phone and slides it into his pocket.
I cross my arms over my chest.
“Trust me, sweetheart, you won’t need it tonight.”
I can’t help my responsive grin, especially when he pulls out his own phone and turns it off as well. “Now it’s just you and me.”
“Just how I like it,” I say, taking Damien’s hand and letting him pull me back into the protective circle of his arms. He slides his card key into the lock and I watch as the light flicks from red to green. My body is tight with anticipation. I am expecting lust and passion and Damien’s hands upon me, his cock inside me.
I am expecting to slide back into that magical fantasy where there really is nothing but the two of us.
But when he opens the door, I realize that the real world can follow us anywhere.
Because right there—sitting on the couch where Damien has fucked me so many times—is a woman I never thought that I would see again.
A woman who used to be in Damien’s bed.
The last two snippets have been decidedly steamy, so I thought I’d shift the tone and shake things up a bit this week–hope you enjoyed!. But if you’re a fan of the steamy-tease, never fear! I’m feeling generous and am going to do a #StarkOn
SaturdayTuesday this week — along with a (really fab!) contest! (Psst! Tell your friends! Sharing this post will earn you extra entries in the contest!)
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