Andrea Blair and Damien King are childhood friends, although their destinies couldn’t be more different. Andrea is human, while Damien belongs to a breed of powerful vampires who are born to immortal parents and live seemingly ordinary lives until they turn thirty, when they are bound by the timeless moon ritual to find a mate among their own kind or risk losing their immortality.
Despite being an irresistibly attractive uptown executive, Damien is a ruthless predator with an insatiable craving for human blood. But his craving for Andrea is equally as strong and he will stop at nothing to make her his mate against all odds, even if it means breaking ancient rules or saving her from other vampires. However, Andrea fears the consequences of loving a bloodthirsty vampire and desperately fights her secret longing to give in to his increasingly sexual demands.
Now, with his thirtieth birthday just a month away, Damien is racing against time to consummate the ritual before the last phase of the lunar eclipse, when must convince Andrea to give herself willingly to him in flesh… and blood.
But humans are off-limits to vampires, except to feed on.
Warnings: This title contains some graphic language and explicit sex scenes (heterosexual).
Word Count: 12,342
Maura, Coffee Time Romance
"I really like this author’s style of writing and her characters are very complete... this is a fine example of a vampire romance, and the plot is full of sexual tension and romantic ups and downs with a paranormal twist."
Kiki, Two Lips Reviews, 4/5 Kisses!
"Loving Damien is a great vampire romance that moves along at lightning speed...The characters are engaging and the storyline flows along at a fast pace. This is definitely a must-read for all of those vampire romance fans who like happy endings."
Eta, The Romance Reviews
"This sweet short novel will refresh your one afternoon. This book has passion, love and intrigue to warm up and to keep you on edge…. I liked [the] love between Andrea and Damien. Something pure and complete honesty and yet a lot of desire and passion lies between these two characters."
L.T. Blue, Just Erotic Romance Reviews, 4.5/5 Stars!
"Loving Damien is a quick story with a lot of emotional depth... there are plenty of sexual sparks just waiting to be set aflame... I really enjoyed reading Loving Damien and look forward to reading more from this Ms. Adams."
Hockeyvamp, Bitten By Books, 4/5 Tombstones!
"The sexy and dangerous vampires were very edgy and exciting, their blood thirsty way of life not pushed aside and fluffed over... I really enjoyed this brief escape, the arc of the storyline and the deadly and formidable vampire who forces his one true love to see the that they truly have a future together."
Not seeing any other possibility, Andrea hoisted herself up onto the table, got onto her knees and started to crawl over the top to the other side. Laughing, Damien quickly grabbed her by the ankles and dragged her towards him, swinging her around. Andrea fell flat on her back and he pinned her arms down over her head, leaning over her so closely that she could feel the warmth of his body through his cotton shirt. His male scent was intoxicating. She was suddenly aware that she was lying there with her legs sprawled open and could feel his hard erection pulsing in anticipation to be inside her, matching her own need.
“You’re not escaping this time!” he teased, starting to move against her.
Andrea felt a wave of heat suffuse her. She struggled to free her wrists, although tempted to give in to the exciting sensation of being his captive. What she didn’t know was that Damien was also struggling with his own mixed feelings. He wanted her in body and soul and longed to complete the ritual there and then, sink his fangs into her lovely throat and make her his forever. But what if Andrea wasn’t willing to give herself to him? If only he could be sure. He lowered his head to her neck and gently kissed it, feeling the racing pulse under her silky skin. His tongue trailed the thick vein that throbbed invitingly up to her jawbone and then kissed her slowly, a deep kiss full of longing and desire.
He released his grip on her wrists in order to free his hands, sensually moving them down her arms, over her full breasts and down to her arching hips, holding them to push himself harder against her. Andrea wrapped her legs around his body and longed to feel him moving inside her. Impulsively, she reached down to feel his hardness, unzipping his trousers and slipping her hand inside, feeling for the opening in his briefs and pulling out his fully erect cock. His need for her became unbearable as she gently stroked him and he lifted her dress, revealing black silk panties. He pulled them off easily and spread her legs open again, touching her wetness with a finger and gently easing it inside to feel her readiness for him. She was already soaked. Andrea moaned and arched her hips as he softly teased her clit with his thumb while reaching deeper inside her. He withdrew his fingers and lowered his head, taking the engorged bud into his mouth and teasing it with his tongue. He slipped his free hand underneath her dress and pushed her bra above her breasts, feeling her nipples hard with desire.
“God you’re beautiful. I was going crazy not being able to touch you.”
Damien took one rosy tip into his mouth and hungrily suckled it, making her body arch against him. When he felt that she was almost ready to peak he felt for her wet entrance and, unable to hold back any longer, thrust himself deep inside her body. Andrea cried out when she felt the sharp penetration of his full erection, moaning as he unrelentlessly made her his.
“Let yourself go love,” he whispered softly, kissing her to drown her shouts as she climaxed. Dizzying waves of pleasure swept over her as he plunged into her again and again.
After one final thrust Damien groaned and shuddered against her, holding her tightly pressed against him. He rested his head on her chest, breathless, as Andrea fondled his hair, pushing it away from his sweaty brow.
“I love you so much Andrea,” he said without lifting his head. “I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it.”
“I love you too Damien. I have for a long time,” she confessed.
Damien felt his heart leap with joy. “I didn’t dare hope. I was afraid you only thought of me as a friend.”
“Well that’s how it was at first. But things changed. Lately I just couldn’t get you out of my mind,” she said, smiling mischievously.
Damien pushed himself up and kissed her lovingly.
“So what do we do now?” she asked.
“I’ve already made my choice. I’d rather give up immortality than be with anyone else but you.”
“No Damien, you can’t. I won’t let you do it,” she protested. “You only have one chance. What if it doesn’t work?”
“There’s only one way to find out.”
At that moment, the black sun withdrew just enough for a moonbeam to shine through the window and illuminate them with a silvery halo.
He was still inside her and could feel himself growing hard again. He started moving against her, slowly at first. Andrea’s whimpering sounds of pleasure awakened a primeval yearning to sink his fangs into her neck and complete the ritual as passion turned into savage desire. Damien eased himself up and looked down at her, incisors elongated, his blue eyes now dark with primitive need. He was struggling to restrain himself and threw back his head, a deep guttural roar shaking his body. He looked down at her, his body trembling as he visibly controlled his need. On an impulse, Andrea reached out a hand and ran her fingertips under his fangs, touching their sharp tips and unexpectedly feeling aroused. Instinctively, she exposed her throat to him.
“Do you offer me your blood freely?” he asked, his voice a low growl.
“I, uh… yes,” she faltered.
Damien lifted her arms over her head and held her wrists firmly. His fangs glistened in the moonlight and she suddenly panicked as she realized that she had willingly placed herself at the mercy of this blood-sucking demon. She knew he had to drink most of her blood to convert her, but what if he lost control and crossed the limit? He could easily kill her. Regretting her impulsive offering, she struggled to free herself but couldn’t move, pinned down by his weight.
“Don’t fight me honey. I won’t hurt you,” he whispered, nuzzling her neck.
He knew that wasn’t exactly true. A playful bite was one thing, but her efforts to free herself and the intoxicating scent of her fear were arousing his most savage instincts in anticipation of feeding as his tongue found her pulse. Damien struggled to keep the bloodthirsty animal she was unconsciously awakening under control, thrusting himself deep inside her and feeling his body tense and shudder as her sweet blood filled his mouth when his fangs broke through the soft skin. Andrea stifled a scream but the pain quickly turned into intense pleasure that made her climax without warning as he drank deeply, leaving her body trembling in sheer ecstasy. Damien finally drew back, the taste of her still in his mouth as he spent himself inside her.
The eclipse was over and the full moon shone in through the window. They gazed into each other’s eyes in silence, breathless.
This book was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 July, 2011.