Finally caught up with last week’s snippets. It was mid-terms and my college is in the throws of pulling itself apart so it’s been stressful. I still have a lot of catch up work to do but the local theater is showing the old Frankenstein movie for free so I might go do that.
Here’s more of Blood Red Roulette
Now that the sun tucked itself below the horizon, Arrigo strolled out of the MGM where he had been working off the day’s hours, unable to sleep. He might be old enough to withstand daylight, but the noonday Vegas sun hurt his eyes and made his skin tingle. That was the great thing about living in Cleveland. It was always overcast there! Granted, sunlight didn’t hold the terror it had in Arrigo’s mortal days, but the temperature tipped over a hundred degrees, not counting the reflected heat from the asphalt and cement. Arrigo knew he had been spoiled by air-conditioning and soft living. The Roman soldier in him only lived on when he took assignments for the Chiaroscuro.
So absorbed in what he was doing, Arrigo nearly passed right by someone he knew. For a moment all he could do was stare. Hawking water bottles on the sidewalk out of a cooler—something Arrigo considered questionably legal—Luc sat on the curb, sporting a black eye.
Blurb Arrigo Giancarlo’s friends think he’s a rich young man with the unusual job of paranormal investigator, working with his psychic assistant in Las Vegas. In truth he’s a two-thousand-year-old vampire and member of the Chiaroscuro, a group of Supernaturals dedicated to keeping humanity safe from the more dangerous of their kind. He’s also openly bisexual… but alone.
When he spots Luc St. John in a bar, Arrigo is intrigued. What begins as an effort to repay the kindness shown to him in the past quickly turns into much deeper feelings for the suffering and displaced Cajun. For Luc’s part, he feels too poor, too uneducated, and too bound to his hateful family to ever be worthy of elegant and cultured Arrigo.
An old enemy, Eleni, blames Arrigo for murdering her true love. On the anniversary of that death, she’s back to take revenge. As Arrigo’s closest friends fall victim to savage attacks, he fears nothing will keep Luc safe. Should he break both their hearts and let Luc go, or is it too late? If Luc’s already in Eleni’s sights, Arrigo knows that like most things in Vegas, the odds are against him.
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It releases November 13th!
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