I can’t believe November is nearly gone. I’m within 15K of finishing nano but this SUCH a busy time of year for me (and for many of us).
Blood Red Roulette came out last week and has gotten some nice reviews. Wish I could track sales a bit better but mostly I’m hoping people enjoy it. I think this will be the last snippet from Blood Red before I switch to the my holiday fic. This is from much later in the story after the villain of the piece has messed with Luc badly.
Luc lunged for her, hearing Arrigo warning him to be careful. All Luc cared about was that Arrigo let him deal with this bitch who had turned his life inside out. He grabbed her, trying to drag her down. Eleni twisted in his grip, her hand coming up. Luc stepped back thinking she had a Taser like George had.
He was completely unprepared for the loud bark of a pistol. Fire tore into his belly. Screaming, Luc hit the pavement. Michael kicked him as he tried to leap over Luc. Eleni fired again, and Michael dropped.
“Luc!” Arrigo cried.
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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