Vanilla cigars and peppermint #WipItUp #MMRomance #paranormal #vampire #cowboy #Suspense 10


WIPsideimageHey, and welcome to another wonderful WipItUp Wednesday!

Last week A Good Family Man came out and on Monday the book cover was revealed for Discovery, my paranormal suspense romance. With it being released Sept 1, guess what you’ll be seeing for the next few weeks?

You may remember a little about Jaret from my posts on 5/20 and 6/3. Here’s from a little further on.

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Bored. He was so bored. And hungry. And that damnable sun still shown above. As it turned out, once the sun came up, the trees weren’t as complete a cover as he’d hoped and he’d had to half burry himself in the dirt to keep the sun off him. From the direction the light came that filtered through the leaves above, it looked as though it was finally headed down. “’Bout time,” he grumbled, watching the light as it grew less and less until he could finally crawl out.

“Bah!” Looking down at his clothes, he wrinkled his nose. “Ruined.” He’d rather liked this pair of jeans, but it was now caked in mud as they had still been wet when he dug into the ground. Growling softly, he waited until there was no longer any sunlight and darted back to the water he swam through the day before. While used to not exactly being clean all the time, he hated being incredibly filthy and right now, that was how he felt. After ripping off his clothes, he dove back into the water, burying the pieces of cloth at the bottom under a couple feet of dirt.

After cleaning up as much as he could, he crawled back out and dried off before pulling on his last pair of jeans and one of his shirts. Now he needed to find sustenance. Lifting his head, he inhaled. And everything stopped. A scent so wonderful, so enticing, so…captivating filled his nostrils. A mixture of vanilla cigars and peppermint filled his nose coupled with the sharp trace of lemon. Whoever was the wonderful cigar and peppermint scent was also a drakyl. Well, now. It had been years since he had run into another of his kind. He was a stranger in a strange land. Seemed just the thing to find a member of his species. Maybe they could tell him how to keep the vampyr off his tail. Pleased, and rather excited for he loved adventure, Jaret ran straight north, directly toward the lure, stopping only to feed when he found a human out riding by himself.

As usual, taking his meal was simple and easy. Stronger and faster than humans, he was able to run up, yank the man from his horse before he even knew Jaret was there, and had him on the ground with his fangs sunk deep into the man’s neck within seconds. Delectable blood filled his senses. While it held a slight tang of cigarette smoke, it was a taste he was used to. As the blood filled his body, any weakness he felt disappeared as once again human blood made him feel new, powerful, and unerringly strong. In addition to feeding him, the man also gave him some extras. Now, added to his jeans and shirts, he had a knee-length leather coat he instantly loved. After adding the man’s money to his own—and his hat to his head—he turned his mind and his body back to the aroma that called him. It wasn’t far, but strangely enough while he could still smell vanilla cigars and peppermint, the lemon tang had increased. Just how many drakyl lived up here? By tomorrow, he would find this drakyl and watch him. Once he’d figured out how many there were, he would decide what his next actions were.

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Hmm, just who could that smell be? And don’t you just love the cover? Jay Aheer did a super job!

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Discovery

Drakyl Ranch, Book 1

About This Book

Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.

Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.

Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.

 

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