She gasped as he bit her neck, and pushed him away from her. But he didn’t budge despite her efforts, and stayed nestled in her neck as he breathed her in. “Ask it of me,” he told her softly, and she looked down at him, confused. “What do you mean?” she asked. He whispered again, “Ask me to protect you, and I will.” *** Gisella is a poor girl who dances for a troupe of travelling performers, wandering from kingdom to kingdom. They have come to Farrador just to perform for the king, and then leave. But everything changes when Gisella meets Ryre. The attraction between them is instant and powerful. But Ryre is no ordinary prince—he is sanguine, a creature of the night, and a dangerous and powerful man with enemies all around him. Soon Gisella’s whole troop is caught in the court’s web of conspiracies and secrets. Can the love she shares with Ryre make it into the day’s light? Vampire Prince's Dancer is created by Bella Gold, an eGlobal Creative Publishing signed author.
5[Excerpt] “You haven’t killed me yet. So I am going to trust that you can control your hunger when you are around me. Everything else will work out eventually.” Anastasia was doing everything in her power to convince him to let her stay. Caspian intensified his glare on that foolish woman and spoke in his low and threatening voice, “I haven’t killed you yet because you haven’t met me when I am hungry, Princess. Meet me when I am hungry and you will know how many seconds you will last before I lose my control.” “Then I will give you a reason not to lose your control. I will make you fall in love with me!” *** Princess Anastasia of Orsenia is regarded as the kingdom’s treasure. However, she carries a heavy secret— she is diagnosed with an incurable illness. She is fated to die before she turns 18. For years, her parents desperately searched for a cure but to no avail. That is, until a mysterious letter arrives, claiming that the only way Anastasia can escape her cruel fate is to send her to a monster: King Caspain, the ruler of Sorvando, a vampire kingdom. The letter prophesizes that Anastasia will live, only if she makes that bloodthirsty King fall in love with her. However, Anastasia knows it’s nearly an impossible task. Sorvando is filled with dangers. And she is only but a weak human. Yet, her will to live won over her fear. No matter how cruel the king may be, Anastasia will still try to win his heart. Now, if only she can keep her own heart from falling for him as well. *** [Excerpt] “Cas-pian…” And he looked back to see that she was biting her lower lip as though she greatly enjoyed that kiss. He smirked again and whispered in his deeply seductive voice, “I like my name even more ever since I started hearing it from your beautiful lips. And I like it even further when you say it in that hushed tone.” Anastasia had no idea what Caspian was hinting at yet. So he dropped some more hints, “Wife, weren’t you asking me what the first night meant? Let me show you.”
“Sometimes I think you’re an actual Angel sent down from the gods.” *** Sybil had always been the quiet orphan girl who lived at the local church. She never stood out and was easily forgotten by everyone, and due to a magical secret she had been hiding most of her life, she preferred it that way. She figured she would never leave the church, but when a mysterious stranger on the brink of death came crashing through the church doors one night, everything changed. Andrius, the Crown Prince of Ignis, was loved by all his people, but he was especially loved by the ladies. He was the courageous warrior who was able to charm anyone and everyone. He always put himself first until a simple girl from the village changed how he saw life, and gave him hope for a better future than he could have ever envisioned. Now Sybil must learn how to navigate living in the public eye, jealous and scorned foes, her mysterious past, wars among the lands, keeping her secret, and falling in love for the first time. *** “Now, how would you like to be rewarded for finding me?” Andrius trailed the ends of his fingers up Sybil’s arms, over her shoulders, until he reached her neck. He gently held her neck in one hand while the other came up to tuck a golden curl behind her ear. Sybil’s heart erratically beat in her chest as she remained motionless. All the while, their eyes never left each other’s. “If you don’t have any ideas, I certainly do,” he told her in a silky voice. “How about a kiss?”
4.95“I think I'd miss you even if we’d never met,” Azrael whispered as his fingers trailed the side of her face, leaving an alluring warmth. Anna’s throat became dry, “We shouldn’t have met then―” “No,” he said, “Even if it means losing everything, I would rather have you.” They were destined to fall from the start. A forsaken bond. A hopeless cause. And yet, in that stolen moment, Anna didn’t care anymore, neither did he. * * * Anna is a human in a world where her kind is treated like dust, while Azrael is the demon duke infamous for his ruthlessness and bewitching looks. On a fateful night, her life gets entangled with him. Azrael takes her as his fiance, however, theirs is a relationship formed over a contract; a marriage of convenience. In a land where the hatred between humans and demons runs deeper than blood, she can not let her guard down. Anna harbors no feelings for the handsome duke, nor for his kind. Though that doesn’t stop her heart from stuttering whenever he’s near, nor the ghost of a familiar fear to surge at the sound of his voice. But he’s always near. Telling her what to do. Making her feel warmer, hotter than he should. * * * To yearn for someone who is forbidden to you is a terrifying feeling. To burn from desire and never speak of it, to have a secret that is horrible to almost everyone, to hide something that could ruin everything. This is a story carved in hidden desires, inked in blood, and sealed with a fatal sin. Will Anna make it out alive? Or will her heart lead to her downfall?