Saturday, June 05, 2010

Demon Lovers: Haley by Leila Brown

Demon Lovers: Haley's Demon by Leila  Brown

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Demon Lovers: Haley's Demon

by Leila Brown
cover art by Marteeka Karland
ISBN: 978-1-60521-432-0
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action/Adventure, BDSM
Theme(s): Interracial, BBW
Series: Demon Lovers
Length: Novella


Tired of being alone, Haley Dixon's let her IM friends talk her into something really crazy -- casting a spell to trap a demon lover for the night. She doesn't really expect the spell to work, but when it does she gets more than she ever bargained for.
Haley Dixon's trapped a demon -- but every spell has its price, and turnabout's fair play. Taron, the fifth heir of the Severin Dynasty, just may be exactly what she needs.
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Haley Dixon looked over the website one last time. Candles, check. Salt circle around the bed, check. One blood red rose in full bloom, check. Okay, she was ready. Or as ready as she would ever be.
She glanced at the clock on the wall. Five minutes until midnight. Taking a deep breath, she wondered if she was crazy. Yeah, crazy, lonely, and most of all horny. At least she wasn't alone. Her two best IM friends should be doing the same spell. If this spell worked she would have her own fantasy man to please her all night long. Hell, if it didn't she hoped it would at least inspire her subconscious to give her a good erotic dream. Not to mention they would laugh and blog about it tomorrow.
Raising her wineglass to her lips, she downed the rest of the sweet golden liquid. She had to be the most desperate woman in the world to resort to conjuring up a man to satisfy her. Doubts pounded her. What was she doing? She could just go out and find any man off the street.
No, he might expect more than she had to give, and right now she wanted a no-strings-attached night of bliss. She had enough to worry about. Family, friends, co-workers -- the list went on and on. There was no way she was going to add one more responsibility to her already overcrowded life.
Her alarm clock went off, making her jump and spill a few drops of wine over the rim of her glass. Too late for doubts now. Suck it up and just do it. She pulled the paper from the counter beside the empty wine bottle.
From deep beneath the surface rise
Demon lover, heed my call
Come satisfy my heady lust
Stay until my passions wane
Come to me in all your glory
Provide a happily ever after
To my bedtime story

That was the dumbest sounding spell she'd ever seen. Not that she'd ever seen one before. She shook her head. Had she really expected this to work?
A slight breeze blew through the room ruffling the red sheer curtains of her bedroom. The candlelight flickered for a second before blinking completely out. She didn't have a window open, did she? No. She never kept her windows open at night.
Where the hell had that gust of air come from then?
"Where am I?" A deep voice asked. A very male voice.
Her chest caved in as every muscle in her body froze. There was someone here, in the room. It would be more than ironic if a burglar had chosen this exact moment to break in. Haley broke out of her terror induced stupor and tripped over her computer chair in a rush to turn on the lights. Wasn't that how the stupid woman always died in the movies? New plan. Run for the door and don't look back.
She hurried toward the door, flicking on the lights on her way out. Chancing a glance over her shoulder what she saw almost stopped her in her tracks. There in the center of her bed crouched a man, naked from the waist up. Her jaw dropped and she stumbled over her own feet. She'd seen naked men before, but they were a poor imitation to the one currently staring at her. He crawled across to the edge of the bed and stood.
Oh my God. The skintight black pants he wore outlined a massive bulge. That could not be real. Saliva pooled in her mouth as her mind burned his image into her memory. The chances of her ever seeing such masculine perfection again were approximately zilch to none.
"Human. Did you summon me?" His question was full of righteous indignation.
This had to be a joke. It had to be. If it were possible to conjure a man up just for sex, every woman in her right mind would be doing it. No muss, no fuss, do the spell, do him then make him disappear.
"Did you summon me, human?"
"Tell me this is a joke. It just isn't possible." Her mouth went dry and her throat closed up.
"Why did you summon me, human?" His eyebrows slanted as his gaze turned threatening.
"I just read a stupid spell. I didn't think it would work." She inched her feet backward.
The man's head turned as he looked toward the candles surrounding him then to the rose lying in the center of the bed. "This looks like more than just a spell to me."
"I didn't think it would work," she repeated. Her voice was getting smaller and she was getting closer to getting the hell out of here.
"Well, obviously it did. Now tell me why I'm here so I can go home." Pissed was too mild a word to describe his tone. A muscle jumped up and down at the base of his jaw.
Haley swallowed but couldn't budge the lump in her throat. There was no way she was going anywhere near the guy. "I don't know..."
The man clenched his hands at his sides. "How about you read the spell to me then?"
She bit her lip. If she said the spell again she ran the risk of conjuring another male. And that was simply not acceptable. Definitely not acceptable. No way. No shape. No form.
"Human, I will not wait forever." He took a step away from the bed.
If he took one more step toward her she was out of here. Fuck trying to be subtle. The man moved to take another step but ran into an invisible wall. He stumbled back into the bed. Thank goodness she'd followed the spell to a tee. She hated to imagine what would've happened if she'd omitted that circle of salt.
"So, you took precautions did you?"
"Look, I'm sorry I called you. You can go home now." Concentrating hard, she just barely kept the tremor out of her voice.
"The magic does not work that way. I am stuck here until I fulfill the original request." Disgust flowed right alongside his anger now.
"Totally not necessary. You go away. I'll stay here. It's a win-win." Hell, she wasn't even horny anymore. Not really.

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