Welcome to the Six of the Best hop! Kathryn R. Blake’s been nice enough to start it up since Sneak Peek Sunday is over. We share 6 paragraphs from a work in progress or published work.
This excerpt is from my book Discovery which will be out on September 1. Aaron has just explained to Jaret that he has an allergy to the sun. Understandably, Jaret’s a bit confused.
Allergic to the sun. Jaret didn’t know quite how to handle that excuse. There was no doubt Aaron was drakyl, but it was also obvious he didn’t know. If he did, surely he wouldn’t be so stupid as to go outside in the daytime.
Sitting in the kitchen at a long table made of marble, he watched Aaron as he took bowls down from the cupboards and ingredients out of the pantry. Shit. The guy even knew how to cook human food. It had been so long since Jaret imbibed anything besides blood—or alcohol laced with blood—that he couldn’t imagine it. From the few memories he had of when he first changed, human food had made him hideously ill. Remembering Aaron’s words from earlier, “Been too sick to eat. Everything makes me throw up,” he felt sorrow for the other man. Why hadn’t the other drakyl who lived here told him what was going on? Why would they let him suffer like this for years?
This house was definitely the lair for one who could not go out during the day. From what he’d been able to see from outside, the structure had few windows and those it had were covered in heavy material. The kitchen had no windows at all.
The absence of sound made him look up to where Aaron was looking at him nervously. “Is somethin’ wrong?”
“No. Just trying to make sense of everything.”
Aaron chuckled. “Don’t hurt yourself. Nothin’ makes sense to me except the land.”
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.