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Final Day

Eternal Embrace

CONTEST: This is the final day of excerpt posting in celebration of Eternal Embrace's upcoming release June 9th. Please stop by each day to read a new excerpt and make sure to leave at least one post one day this week. Along with your post please leave your email address so you can be entered for a chance to win. I'll be drawing 2 winners.

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As soon as the sun disappeared from the sky, Dimitri rose from the bed. He frowned as he mentally surveyed everything in the house. The cat. Muttering an oath, Dimitri stalked across the chamber to the bathroom, cursing the entire way that Cassie had brought her pet to his home.

After bathing, Dimitri dressed in snug black pants and a long-sleeved, open-collar, black silk shirt. When he stepped into his study, he answered the growl that greeted him with one of his own. There, in his favorite chair, sat Patches, staring at him with defiant green eyes.

“You are in my chair, cat.” But Patches stretched leisurely, lay down on the soft cushion, peering at him as if daring him to move her. Despite his words, Dimitri tried to gently push the cat from the chair, but she wouldn’t budge. They glared at each other, neither one backing down. Dimitri intended to win, however. “My house, my rules, cat.”

Patches yawned, and began to lick her paws, clearly determined to ignore him.

“What’s going on?” Cassie entered, a quizzical look on her face. Both Patches and Dimitri faced her guiltily.

Dimitri quickly forgot about the nuisance in his chair, his full attention on her. She was dressed in a familiar red satin teddy.

Cassie looked at Patches. “I hope it’s okay that I brought her with me. I didn’t want to leave her behind.”

Still distracted by her outfit, Dimitri shook his head to clear his thoughts before glancing back at the cat. “Oh, yes, that’s fine.”

Cassie snapped her fingers. “Patches, go upstairs.” The cat twitched her whiskers, stood, then jumped from the chair. It seemed to Dimitri that the animal gave him a little smug feline smile as it flipped its tail stalking from the room.

Cassie handed Dimitri a glass of wine. “I’m sorry.”

Setting the glass aside, Dimitri pulled her body against his. “I’m sure Patches and I will come to a happy compromise in the near future, but there are more important things than that. You are breathtaking.” His gaze roamed over her satin-clad body; he was sure his eyes must glow with his appreciation.

Cassie’s smile was seductive as her hands traveled over his chest, then slowly began to undo each button of his shirt. Dimitri groaned as her fingers skimmed lightly over his skin, teasing him as she bared his flesh. He grabbed her wrists and held them together between them.

His voice was husky when he spoke. “You are playing with fire.” As he said the words, a blaze roared to life in the hearth. Cassie touched her lips to his chest, her tongue grazing his nipples. She looked up at him with vibrant purple eyes. “Good,” she whispered. “I want us to burn.”


Anonymous said...


Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful excerpts this week. I love the descriptions in this one.

Pam S

Caffey said...

I'm picturing Dimitri as he dressed in all that black! You do that great, I'm able to see and feel it all. I used to have a cat named Patches who passed away a few years ago so this is so neat they have the same name!

Thanks for all these peeks Ann! This rocked!


Ann Lory said...

Thanks Pam and Caffey.

Caffey, yesterday we had to put our cat, Trouble, down. I bawled like a baby. He was born the month we got married and a few months later we got him. It was like he'd been custom made for us and we had him for 13 years and he became very ill on Monday, found out Tuesday he had Liver Disease and we had to put him down on yesterday, Thursday. It broke my heart.


Christine S. Morehouse said...

Okay, need more! That's about all I can say. Eternal Embrace is well on it's way to being a one of the H-O-T-T-E-S-T book I've read.

Ann, I love the sexual tention you've created. These excerpt are not enough, but thanks for the peek. Like I said, I want...no I need more!

Happy Writing,

Holly D'Amato said...

Thank you s much for the excerpts from the new book, I realy cannot wait to read it, thank you so much:)

Holly D'Amato


Amy S. said...

Great excerpt!

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