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“Are you revived, Theron?”
Ryver screamed and scrambled off of Theron at the sound of Lamon’s voice. She tried to cover herself as she searched for a blanket that wasn’t there. She managed to pull her blouse closed, but her skirt had twisted, and she couldn’t pull it down. She settled for sitting on her knees and hunching over so her blouse covered her crotch.
Theron laughed as he sat up. “I’m free, for the moment. We need to find a way to remove this damned thing.” He tapped the charm. “If my powers revived it, I won’t be able to use them. That will leave me defenseless. There are too many opportunistic vampires in my household to be that careless.”
Lamon said, “I agree. The generals await you.” He spared Ryver a glance. “Unless you want to finish.”
She hunched over further. How much had he seen? He didn’t even act embarrassed or apologetic.
Theron looked over his shoulder at her. “Tell them I will be there shortly.”
Lamon left without agreeing or any sign to confirm Theron’s orders. At least he closed the door behind him.
Ryver huffed a few times before she snapped, “Doesn’t he know how to knock?”
Theron grinned at her. “Why didn’t you ask him that to his face?”
She pulled back, her instant anger dulling to mild annoyance tinged with fear. “What? No way. What if he got mad?”
“You have no issues speaking your mind around me. You give me orders and abuse me, as well. You don’t worry that I might get angry.”
Her heartbeat sped up a little. She asked in a small voice, “Are you angry?” She pulled back with a small whimper of fright when Theron suddenly appeared near her with his face close to hers. “Theron?”
He kissed her nose and then laughed in her face. “You’re cute when you’re scared. I like it.”
“Bad.” She reached out and bopped his nose, hoping to shift the mood back to playful. She didn’t like being scared of Theron. He was her only ally in a house full of potential enemies.
He said, “I’m a very bad boy. I look forward to how you punish me later.”
"This author is such a tease... Great characters and they grow stronger with each book."
~ Starla Kaye, Got Erotic Romance Reviews
"This short story is a nice read, giving us a good insight as to how Ryver and Theron love one another... Many of the sensations can be felt as you read, and I was surprised by the ending."
~ Dyanne Doezz, The Romance Studio
"The feelings of uncertainty and the fear Theron leaving her, stood out for me. Not only were her feelings strongly portrayed , I myself actually began the believe that Theron wasn’t the same person I got to meet in the previous installment."
~ Rasia, You Gotta Read Reviews
In this world, the humans are caught in an on-going conflict between the vampires and the mages. There are those who want to live together in peace and those who think fighting is much more profitable. The Caveat Emptor series follows three couples as they struggle with love during this unstable time.
[Book 1] Charmed Lover ~ His body is hers to control. Her passion is his to enjoy.
[Book 2] Trapped Lover ~ Has she fled one danger only to be embraced by another?
[Book 3] Provoked Lover ~ Emotions become confused when sex is the price of his protection.
[Book 4] Anguished Lover ~ To save their love, Sicily may have to sacrifice her life.
[Book 5] Forgotten Lover ~ Can Medusa allow herself to love a man who's supposed to be her enemy?
[Book 6] Determined Lover ~ Medusa must decide if dealing with her past is a fair price to love the man who will be her future.
[Book 7] Eternal Lovers ~ Three couples caught in one war have only one solution -- peace. Si vis pacem, para bellum.
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Caveat Emptor: Ryver & Theron
Ryver convinces Theron to give her massage a happy ending.
(Timeline Note: This free read is an extension of the Eternal Lovers closing scene in Chapter Seven.)
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