Danny never paid much attention to the dark, empty house next door. He and his friends all believe the old Victorian is haunted, though, and would probably be a great place for vampires to live. But with his high school graduation coming soon, Danny has other important things on his mind.
But then the neighbors move in. The very hot neighbors, brothers who look barely older than Danny. And Gabriel—the tall, dark and handsome oldest brother—is enough to send Danny to his knees and make his vivid imagination run wild.
Soon, Danny starts hearing noises coming from the neighbor’s house, noises that sound like screams. And when the brothers come to his rescue one dark night, something mysteriously scares off his attackers. So when rumors start, ones that claim Gabriel and his brother Samuel are vampires, Danny is fully determined to find out the whole truth about the sexy pair…
Genres: Gay / Dark Fantasy / Vampire / Paranormal / Suspense / Thriller
Heat Level: 3
Length: Novel (41k words)
..Walking across both lawns to his house Gabriel stopped halfway. He looked back to make sure Danny was not looking out a window and reached into his back pocket to take out a red-stained handkerchief. He held it to his nose and breathed in. Shivers ran down his spine. There was absolutely no doubt at all, but he would have Samuel smell it as well. It was unbelievably convenient Danny had left so much blood for him to wipe up. He looked up to see Samuel watching him from the porch.
“What do you have there, brother?”
“The blood of my blood mate.”
“Your blood mate? Again?”
Gabriel jerked his head up. “It’s been six hundred years!” He huffed. “Besides, she really wasn’t my blood mate. You know that.”
Samuel chuckled. “Yes, but you’re so much fun to tease.” He pointed to the handkerchief. “Looks like you already tasted her?”
Gabriel smiled as he breathed in the aroma again. “It’s not a ‘her’ and, yes, just the tiniest of samples. But, unfortunately, at least for the moment”—he held up the cloth—“the sample was the result of an accident.” He walked up the four steps and handed the cloth to Samuel.
Samuel’s eyebrows went up as he took the cloth. Clearly he was confused why Gabriel would share this moment. He would find out in a moment. Samuel held the cloth to his face and breathed in. Then he closed his eyes as he breathed in a second time. “Oh! Is it Sânge de viață? The living blood?” He opened his eyes and gaped at Gabriel. “You’ve found living blood?”
“Yes. I have.”
“Thank the coming Vampire Moon.”
“Oh, Gabriel, I may have to challenge you that he is your mate.”
Samuel sighed and held the cloth to his nose again. “Ahhh, so good, and with the Vampire Moon rising, too. You’re too lucky.”
A foreboding fell over Gabriel at that moment, though. Lucky? He wasn’t so sure…
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Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every – single – time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
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