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This week I’m snipping from The Choice, book 2 in my vampire trilogy, that’s out today!
This is a scene from Chapter 4. Two people, Dennis and Cameron, have become a risk to the vampire faction, threatening to expose them. They are being presented with a choice. Join them—and have as much to lose by exposure as the existing vamps—or die. In this scene, faction leader Albert is confronting them.
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From Albert’s 3rd-person POV:
This week’s snippet:
Cameron sat ramrod straight and still as the dead. His eyes had widened more and more with each word Albert had bitten out. Dennis’s chin trembled.
For good measure, Albert added, “Don’t fuck with me, Dennis. Don’t fuck with any of us. We’ve seen it all, lived through it, and just want to be left the fuck alone to live our lives in peace. As Neil pointed out earlier, nobody is harmed for us to continue to exist.”
At least it wasn’t a cocky eyebrow hike, but Dennis twitched one up a smidge, perchance reflexively considering how he was fighting to keep his shakes under control before they reached seismic proportions.
“Obviously,” Albert added, “exceptions exist for those who threaten our existence. That being said, we don’t like having to harm anyone, and go to great lengths to avoid it.”
“Yes, sir. We appreciate it.” Cameron elbowed Dennis. “Don’t we?”
Blurb & Links
As a freshly turned vampire, Neil had frozen in panic when he’d found himself face-to-face with his ex-boyfriend, Cameron. Neil thought that misstep and its associated danger was all in the past, but Cameron’s current boyfriend, Dennis, is like a dog with a bone, and a keen imagination. When the two men’s curiosity progresses to the point the vampires consider their secrecy to be endangered, choices must be made.
Now that faction leader Albert has a blood-mate, he finds himself second-guessing his decisions. Neil would be crushed knowing his mistake led to human deaths, but Albert shouldn’t factor that into the difficult choices he must make. Will Albert’s indecision put the entire vampire establishment in danger? Or is redemption only a flamethrower away?
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The Choice is a 28,700 word novella, book #2 in The Faction series. While I tried to include enough backstory so readers who start with this book won’t be completely lost, I highly recommend first reading book #1, The Recruit, which sets up my unique vampire world and the drama that wasn’t as resolved as our heroes had thought.
16 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets – January 5, 2019 – The Choice”
Heh, it sounds like Albert is getting through to one of them. :)=
Ha! Yeah, Cameron appreciates the danger they’re in! 😳❤️ Thank you!
Sounds like Dennis is starting to realize what he’s dealing with — or what’s dealing with him. Reality bites, eh?
Quite literally in this case! 😁🧛🏼♀️
Lol – love the last line! They’re finally buying a clue. ;D
Thank you! ❤️ (Or at least one of them is.)
I really like Albert’s character – and at least Cameron is starting to ‘get it’ ! Great snippet 🙂
Thanks so much! 💞
I love the word ‘seismic’ for his trembling…yikes! I can just imaging his anxiety level
Thank you! 💖
I like Albert, and that last line…
Thank you! I like Albert, too. He tries so hard to do the right thing, and he has to sort out difficult decisions.
Oh so very tense.
Thank you! It’s meant to be, so I’m glad that was conveyed. 😁
Sounds like Cameron is seeing how serious the situation is at least.
He sure does. 😁