Cover & Excerpt Reveal
Underground Encounters Book Four
On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties rock cover band in Boston.
Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.
The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.
Genre: Erotic Paranormal RomancePurchase links: Amazon ARe Kobo B&N
Release Date: May 31, 2013
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Excerpt & More
As I watched Layla play, the sexy way she ran her hand over the mic stand. I pictured her tiny hand running over my body. Down the front of my chest, over the muscles in my legs, in between my legs, increasing the mounting excitement.
It’s just adrenaline building. Your body preparing for the capture.
The hard press of my erection in my jeans told me I was full of shit.
The music ended, jolting me back to reality. I wasn’t here to ogle her and fantasize about what she’d be like in my arms or in my bed. I was here to capture her.
I forced myself out of the mindset of a male attracted to a female and back into one of a predator on the prowl. She was prey.
I watched her say good night to the crowd, thanking them for coming, and then leaving the stage. Swarms of fans surrounded the band members to talk to them. While the females jostled to get closer to the guys in the band, males vied for Layla’s attention. Unfamiliar jealousy stabbed me square in the gut and I forced it away.
I could wait for her fans to subside. I’d wait for her to be alone or lure her someplace alone if I had to. No rush. Besides, I liked to take my time. Like a cat playing with a mouse. The thrill of the hunt.
I smiled at that thought. Like a cat.
The woman who’d introduced them came back onto the stage. “How about a hand for Bloodlust Diamond?”
The crowd applauded with a bunch of hooting and hollering.
“I knew they could play, but I had no idea how visually appealing they would be. A feast for the senses, don’t you think? Did you hear the way she sang? And the guitarist? Yummy.”
More hollering and whistling from the crowd.
“Lucky for you they’re coming back for another set tomorrow night. So how many of you will we see again tomorrow?”
More cheering. “Great. We’ll see you again. And now our awesome DJ is coming back to get all your hot bodies on the dance floor. Give it up for DJ Stark.”
The DJ started up again with The Clash’s Rock the Casbah. People were already back on the floor dancing. I scoured the crowd for signs of Layla, but she’d disappeared. I figured I’d check outside, in case she was a smoker. The bouncer stamped my hand when I said I’d be right back. I opened the large wooden door and stepped out into the cool New England night.
A few people who were smoking had congregated near each other. I wondered if it was a camaraderie thing. With fewer people smoking these days than ten years ago, did they stick together? Complain about being ostracized from the clubs?
I walked down the alley to the main road, which was devoid of people. I saw a black van, which was nondescript except for a few Bloodlust Diamond stickers on the back portion. It must be the band’s van, or some hardcore fans. I hoped for the former, as it meant Layla Costa had not escaped me.
Although I wanted to hurry to get back inside the club, I resisted the urge to walk quicker. Part of the thrill was hunting her down and I didn’t want the excitement to end just yet.
Back inside, I searched the crowd for her, a petite woman with distinctive hair. One side so blonde it was almost white while the other as black as midnight. On each side strips of the other color. She’d be easy to spot in a crowd.
There she was standing near the bar.
She was talking to a few people, taking a sip of her drink from time to time.
I walked closer while staying behind the crowd so she wouldn’t see me approach. When I was in earshot, I tried to listen to their conversation. Even with my extraordinary senses, I couldn’t hear what they were saying over the sounds of a Siouxie and the Banshees song, Kiss Them for Me.
How would I get her alone?
As I pondered this question, she looked up and noticed me. When her eyes found mine, I froze. Not only did I feel as if I was caught doing something wrong, but something else made my chest tighten. Her dark, inquisitive eyes searched mine as if trying to figure out my secrets. Beyond making me aware that she might be more difficult to capture than a typical human, I was also now aware of parts of my body responding to her inquisitive gaze. My lips felt parched and I couldn’t get enough air into my lungs.
She was a vampire and vampires had that special ability to mesmerize humans, but I’m not human so she shouldn’t have any effect on me. So what exactly was going on?
Another part of me, the one that was former military and current bounty hunter, kicked in. Take control of the situation and seize any opportunity. Use whatever options you have to your advantage.
Now that she’d seen me staring, I’d play the part of a fan idolizing a band. I walked directly up to her and ignored the people around her. I didn’t recognize them as the band members on stage so this might fit.
Purchase links: Amazon ARe Kobo B&N
Other titles by Lisa Carlisle:
Lisa Carlisle Pinterest page
Lisa Carlisle Facebook page
Lisa Carlisle Goodreads author page
Lisa Carlisle YouTube channel
Lisa Carlisle Amazon author page
More Lisa Carlisle on Cover Reveals
Be on the lookout for Lisa Carlisle's upcoming releases: A Marine's Proposal coming Summer 2013 and Gargoyle's Embrace coming Summer 2013
Interested in this book? Let your friends and family know about it. Use the buttons below to share this post with them.