Thursday, 10 June 2010

Excerpt Day - Pack of Lies © Vanessa Vaughn

Excerpt

The moon.
That soft sensual glow is always with me. Even when I can’t see the night sky, I feel
its dark caress.

As the moon’s phases change, it breathes a coy suggestive whisper in my ear. It
presses close, and I feel its fingers brush my skin. That light sparks something inside of
me. Something primal. It starts a fever somewhere deep and spreads like slow-burning
fire through my limbs.

I can always sense the Change starting. The full moon’s strong hand curls around my
throat. I feel its grip tighten like a man’s thick fingers on my neck. When that grip makes
me suddenly lightheaded, my pulse quickens, and I sink quietly to my knees. I know I
have to give myself over, and I know how impossible it is to resist.

Some humans dream about submission. They crave it, complete with soft tortures and
the smooth caress of expensive leather. They want to be bound and made to feel
wonderfully, blissfully helpless. They enjoy feeling compelled to give in.
Humans like to play with their toys.

But what do they know about pleasure and pain so naturally intertwined?
When the animal in me takes over, I feel sensations more intense than any whip could
offer. My teeth descend to sharp lethal points against my tongue, and I feel the lovely,
horrifying ache as bones lengthen and skin is stretched.
But that ache only makes me smile.

In that instant of agony, my instincts wash over me like a hard drug flooding my
veins. Desire takes over—the desire for sex and for the hunt—obscuring all logical
thought, all worries, absolutely all guilt. I feel ecstasy as I flex my teeth and claws. I feel
a need building urgently and unstoppably between my legs with an intensity that few
experience.

So, you see, as the gut-wrenching agony of the Change grips me, so does the allconsuming
pleasure.

Perhaps that is why we wolves prefer our hunts so vicious.
And our sex so rough.
****
The night I first saw Jack began like any other.
As the full moon rose, glowing brightly through the thin clouds on the horizon, we
were all falling quickly under its spell.
As usual, the entire pack waited together in our den, a sprawling warehouse large
enough to accommodate all two dozen of us. Some sat on beds, others on scattered chairs
or on thick luxurious pillows along the floor. For an abandoned building, the interior that
we had managed to create was actually quite plush. Sculpted naked bodies reclined
beautifully, breathing deeply and hardly speaking a word. Most of us were silent in the
moment; we were waiting.
Lust was very palpable. Most members of the pack were difficult to resist. All of
them looked beautiful and vital—flawless visions in the prime of life—even if in reality
some were centuries older than they appeared.
We wolves are not mortal. In fact, barring a sudden injury during the day, there is not
much that can kill us. Each night, we regenerate. Injuries—whether deep lacerations or
tiny scratches—all heal perfectly. For that matter, so do wrinkles or blemishes of any
kind.
Each pack member’s skin that night was smooth and perfect. Even the twins, the
eldest of us at over 300 years old, had pert round breasts, bellies that were smooth and
flat, and wild black hair that tumbled beautifully down to their hips.
Yes, the hunt, the Change, and everything else that was physical and feral in our lives
kept us looking lithe and toned. But it was not our fitness that made us remarkable.

Pack of lies © Vanessa Vaughn

Review first ten pages HERE

Pack Of Lies
Author: Vanessa Vaughn
Publisher: Ravenous Romance

Genre: Paranormal M/M Erotic Romance

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When Jack is attacked by a powerful werewolf one moonlit night, his world is forever changed.

Marcus is that wolf, the strong leader of his pack, who never imagined a mere mortal could ever escape him, much less ever become one of his kind. And yet, as time passes, he can't deny the handsome human is slowly beginning to change.

No longer the civilized architect he used to be, Jack feels a new power coalescing inside of him. He barely even recognizes himself as he becomes more sexual, more impulsive, more wild in every way.

But as the bite transforms him, it also binds he and his attacker together forever. The two share a powerful unbreakable link, no matter how forcefully they may each try to deny it. Marcus is already hiding secrets from the other wolves, and his position as Alpha is threatened. Could Jack be the new ally Marcus needs to set things right, or will their desire for one another draw them away from all they know and alter the course of their lives forever?

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6 Speak To Me:

Chris on 10 June 2010 at 16:44 said...

I'm intrigued, but a bit nervous because of who the publisher is...

LilyofDarkness on 10 June 2010 at 17:08 said...

I am interested in this book. I love how well written the introduction was.

Vanessa Vaughn on 10 June 2010 at 19:01 said...

Lily, thank you so much for the compliment! PACK OF LIES is already getting rave reviews. This novel also had the highest first day sales of any new release Ravenous Romance has EVER had! I hope you give it a try. Enjoy!!!

Erotic Horizon on 10 June 2010 at 20:32 said...

@Chris..

I have seen and heard all the drama regarding this publisher..

One of the first book I read by them was EM Lynley - Sex Lies and Wedding Bells and it was so good as were all the others I have read since..

I probably have been lucky with my choices but - I am always willing to take a chance on discovering a new author...

I love the blurd on this one - and I am liking what I have read so far...

I'll have a review up next week..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 10 June 2010 at 20:32 said...

@Lily..

It did grab me as well - let me know if you give it a try..

E.H>

Chris on 10 June 2010 at 22:30 said...

I really liked EM Lynley's book from them, too. And I liked one by Brit M. The others I've read... eh.