Sharp Bite of Pleasure by KT Grant
Sometimes the sharpest bite brings the sweetest pleasure.
Alexa Dangelis has returned home after eight long years to attend her father’s funeral and take the throne as vampire queen of the East Coast. The public believes their king committed suicide, but Alexa knows better–he was murdered, and she’s determined to prove her half-brother did it.
Werewolf Penny Seiler was once Alexa’s secret lover, until Alexa betrayed her to marry the vampire king of the West Coast. When they meet again, sparks fly.
While Alexa focuses her attention on regaining Penny’s trust and love, her half-brother plots to wrest the throne from Alexa’s control. To stop him from destroying the capital city and her future with Penny, Alexa must broker a peace treaty with the werewolves and convince the vampire community werewolves are more than mere animals.
CONTENT WARNING: Sharp bites, sweet kisses, and death defying acts of the immortal kind.
A Lyrical Press GLBT Paranormal Romance
- ISBN: 9781616504625
- Genre: Romance / Erotic / Paranormal / Vampire
- Length: 67,000 words
- Ebook Page Count: 167
- Publication Date: August 5, 2013
- Available Formats: pdf, epub, mobi
- Series: Pleasure Bite, #1
Copyright 2013, KT Grant
All rights reserved, Lyrical Press, Inc.
The kitchen was a bubble of humidity and steam as she ran past ovens and cooks calling out orders. Confusion appeared on their faces at seeing her tear through their area. Her heart pounded violently and her back tingled with the demand to shift, as was the case whenever her blood pressure rose and she became agitated. Better to shift and run back to her apartment.
Her thoughts were a jumbled mess, her stomach tossed and turned from the rich food, though she’d eaten little. Throwing open the back door, she darted into a dark alley, surrounded by hulking garbage bins and the smell of rotting meat and other unknown refuse. She covered her mouth, glancing left and then right. She walked onward, listening for any unusual sounds. Not that it would help; Alexa was a pro at sneaking up on her. The vamp’s speed was something that worked in her favor.
She stuck her head out of the alley, sighing in relief at the vacant street. She cracked her shoulders and dropped her head to start her change.
“I never had you in your wolf form before. This should be fun.”
Fur covered her hands and her nails curled into claws. “You’ll be waiting a long time then,” she snarled behind her and shot out into the street.
She ran at breakneck speed, glancing over her shoulder to see if Alexa followed. When a car flashed its lights behind her, she turned the corner to catch her breath. Pressed against the wall, she wiped away the sweat dripping into her eyes. Her heartbeat pounded in her ears and she flexed her hands, annoyed her claws had scratched her palms. When her breathing dropped to a more normal level, she concentrated on her shift. But then she was no longer alone.
Not taking the chance, she darted away, but Alexa grabbed her. She fought the hold, lengthening her incisors to bite down on the arm wrapped around her throat.
“Let me go!” she barked and sank her teeth into her assailant’s flesh. The moment she struck and drew blood, she was slammed against a brick wall and faced an enraged Alexa.
Drops of Alexa’s blood pooled on her bottom lip, and she licked it away. A shudder flowed through her body. It had been too long since she’d tasted Alexa in such a way, and now she wanted more.
“You’re going to pay for that,” Alexa announced and wiped her face with her arm. Blood covered her cheek.
“Bring it on, vampire bitch,” she taunted, and swiped at Alex with her claws.
Alexa pounced with superhuman speed, grabbed her wrists in one hand and slammed them high above her head against the clammy wall.
She whimpered from the tight hold and the burn of the bricks scraping her skin.
“Now that I have you, I won’t let you go.” Alexa inched forward with puckered lips.
Penny snapped her teeth. “You’ll have to catch me first,” she said and tried to twist away.