Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ah-haa! Excerpt

I've been struggling to come up with a topic for my blog day. It wasn't that I couldn't think of anything. I had too many ideas and couldn't settle on any one idea. I thought about maybe writing about my favorite and least liked hero types. I thought about talking about what inspires me. If I was really desperate, I thought about putting up a picture of my kitty Siri cause you can't beat cuteness, even though the cuteness masks a bit of mean kitty.

But then, I found this great review for Primal Pursuit and received an acceptance for Vampire's Witch from Ellora's Cave. Instant inspiration plus massive celebration. Vampire's Witch is set in the same world as Devon's Vix, short story in Ellora's Caveman: Season's of Seduction II. So I thought I'd give you a little excerpt of Vampire's Witch.

This is a bit with just the heroine, Serena. When I get a release date for it, I'll give you a spicier taste with the sexy hero, Marcus Castillo.

"Damn it, that’s impossible. It practically goes against the laws of nature!" Serena stared straight ahead at the white, textured wall not really seeing it. She felt numb, her mind in total shock from the words the doctor had just said.

Doctor Alexander waited patiently, his head tilted to the side, green eyes compassionate. When she finally glanced at him, he was frowning. The trim man looked like he wanted to roll his eyes. "You’re not the first witch who’s been bitten and begun the change."

She knew he was right and maybe her reaction was a little over the top. He dealt with all kinds of ailments in the groups of paranormal beings. She’d never expected it to happen to her. Grimacing, she admitted she hadn’t even thought it was a possibility. He probably didn’t see this as anything out of the ordinary. It wasn’t like she was the first woman to be transformed into a vix after a bite, but for her it was catastrophic. This was something extraordinary, at least for her. She wasn’t just a woman. She was a witch with a family who just wouldn’t understand. Not very many people could even be changed into a vampire. What were the chances of a single bite changing her? She hadn’t thought that they were even minimal.

"Your case is very advanced. You’re almost fully transformed. I can give you some meds, but it will only slow it a little. It’s too late for the meds to do as they were meant to do and practically halt the progression. All it will do is give you a little time to think, to adjust." Doctor Alexander walked over to one of the cabinets and pulled out four pill bottles.

Crap! Serena stared at the wall aware of what he was doing, but her mind raced. All her magical abilities wouldn’t help her now. She couldn’t cast a spell or perform a ritual to push back the changes in her body. She couldn’t have done it even if she’d guessed right after the bite that she’d be one of those who would change. At least, she didn’t have to worry about Doctor Alexander telling the Vampire Council as some other doctors did. He was one of the best doctors for witches in the city. He was extraordinarily discreet.

"How long until the transformation is complete?" She asked. She was amazed at how calm her voice sounded. A vampire witch. Who had ever heard of that? The two groups very seldom even mixed. Although not by the vampire’s decree. Witches just tended to keep to themselves.

"Maybe two months." Doctor Alexander leaned against the wall near the exam table. His gray-streaked black hair looked a little ruffled as if he’d run his fingers through it one too many times. He began rattling off instructions on taking the pills.

Serena tried to pay attention, but part of her mind was still focused on what she’d just learned and the changes it would make in her life. She didn’t know what changes she’d have to make as a whole and the drinking blood thing made her want to gag.


jean hart stewart said...

Sounds fetching... a new slant on vamps... would love to read more. Jean

Scarlet Pumpernickel said...

Congrats on the new contract! Very interesting excerpt. Will definitely want to read more. Followed Mona over here, enjoyed the visit. You have a very nice site.


Fran Lee's Romance Blog said...

I will be there on release day!