Happy Scintillating Sunday!
Today I’m sharing eight paragraphs from my latest paranormal novel, Her Dream Lover. The story follows the lives of Brandi Connelly and Draken Barrand. Brandi is the new overnight ward clerk at the psychiatric hospital Draken is trapped in.
After being an unwilling patient in the hospital for years, imagine Draken’s surprise when he finds out his mate is now working there. Having thought he’d never have one, Draken is obsessed with learning more about her. What he learns makes him eager to claim her. But first, he has to break free of his cell. Enjoy this snippet.
“Do you miss him?” Draken asked her
Brandi shook her head. Surprised by the way he was staring at her. Boy was he jealous. Brandi wanted to reach out and touch him, to show him Nigel was definitely not the man she wanted to be with. “I don’t want Nigel and I don’t miss him. Good riddance to him.” She was rambling but she wanted to get her point across.
“Good,” He gazed down at her and when he licked his lips her breath caught in her throat, he was beautiful. She could stare into his dark eyes forever. “Do not fret over this Nigel. He does not deserve you. He wasn’t the man for you, trust me, your mate loves every inch of your body.”
His voice was so deep and sexy. She trembled as he held her captive with his gaze. “Thank you,” Brandi whispered, not knowing what else to say. Mate, what was a mate? Was he talking about pirates? Was she dreaming about a pirate? She was confused. Leave it to her to have a confusing dream.
“It pleases me that you are no longer with him.” He leaned closer to her.
“W-why does that please you?”
“Because it’s means I do not have to take his life in order to claim what is rightfully mine.” His words were cryptic and sort of scary, still they made her feel cherished. He would kill for her. Maybe she was dreaming about pirates. That would make her the beautiful sea siren. He rubbed his thumb over her lower lip and Brandi shuddered. Closing her eyes, she willed her dream lover to kiss her.
She felt him lean even closer to her. His breath caressed her cheek. Pressing his hand against her throat, he massaged the base of her neck. His long fingers trembled as if he was trying to hold himself back from ravishing her. He didn’t have to hold back. She wanted to be ravished. Please kiss me, I’m ready. She focused harder. Instead of kissing her like she prayed he would, he whispered in her ear with a voice that shook with desire. “It’s time to wake up. Someone’s coming.” And just like that… it was over. Brandi awakened just as Ryan, her co-worker came down the stairs.
Every time she closes her eyes he’s there…waiting for her.
Working night shift at a mental hospital was never Brandi Connelly’s dream job, but in order to pay her grandmother’s medical bills she’s willing to do whatever she has too. Her new job seems like a piece of cake, there is only one thing keeping her from enjoying it – Draken Barrand, a patient.
Thoughts of her patient haunt her night and day and she’s too embarrassed to tell anyone about the strange dreams she’s having about him. Partly because she’s afraid they will think she’s crazy…mostly because the things that go on while she’s sleeping make her blush.
As the nightly visions become all too real she’s afraid they’re not dreams at all. If these nightly fantasies are real, that means everything her dream lover has told her is real, which means that the little mating ritual she so excitedly participated in was real. Soon she will change into a demon and there is nothing she can do about it.
Claimed and marked, she now belongs to a creature of the night. There’s just one up side to this – he’s trapped behind the walls of a mental institution. That means she has time to figure out a way to stop the change… well she would’ve had time, if her mate hadn’t broken out of his cell.
**Her Dream Lover is FREE with Kindle Unlimited.**
***Coming soon from Siren Allen: Her Alien Protector. Bk 1 of the Beasts From Beyond Series.
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