Once Bitten . . .

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One minute Leigh is walking house in the early on hours of the morning, and also the following a vampire is sinking his teeth right into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, however it does Leigh bit excellent bereason the damage"s already been done. She"s become one of them.

Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has actually been alive for over two thousand also years, and there"s exceptionally little to exmention him anyeven more. Food has come to be tasteless, sex is simple. Then Leigh drops into his life. Suddenly he finds himself craving coffee . . . and imagining the sassy brunette aheight the black satin sheets on his nice big bed. It"s Lucian"s task now to enlighten Leigh on the inner wormajesties of being immortal . . . and also tutoring her is igniting a fire in him that hasn"t melted in centuries.

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But until they speak a renegade bloodsucker from ruining the huguy race, passion will certainly need to wait!


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Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, and countless historicals and anthologies. She’s been composing considering that grade school and also considers herself incredibly lucky to have the ability to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers have the right to get ameans from their daily tension through her stories, and also if tbelow are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a huge bonus. Please visit her on the internet at www.lynsaysands.net.


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Leigh was only a block and a half from home as soon as she noticed the footactions echoing her own. At first she didn"t think anything of it. This was Kansas. Nopoint ever before occurred right here, particularly not at five in the morning. Even Dorothy and also Toto had actually to acquire picked up by a tornaperform and dropped elsewhere for adventure to come their means.

Of course, this was Kansas City, not some backwater tvery own. Tright here was crime in the city. It was also five o"clock in the morning, and she was a lone woguy walking dvery own a dark street that--while a residential location of old homes via families--was also only a pair of blocks from the downtown core where the homeless and also druggies tended to concentprice.

A shiver of unease crept up Leigh"s spine as she became aware that the footprocedures behind her had picked up speed and also were illustration nearer. She"d walked this course numerous times over the last five years and also never before as soon as felt uncomfortable . . . and also didn"t favor that she currently was. Telling herself to remain calm, she tried to recall what she"d been taught to carry out in self-defense course, but, of course, currently that she required it, her brain was blanking on her.

Wasn"t that constantly the way?

She felt her muscles start to tense as the footprocedures ongoing to attract nearer, and also feared if she didn"t perform something shortly, it could be too late.

The believed spurred herright into action. Changing direction, Leigh cut toward the curb to cross the street, spreading a nonchalant glance earlier as she did, as if looking for website traffic. The look didn"t reassure her. The perboy approaching was a man; tall, slender, and dressed in dark apparel. She couldn"t see his challenge, however; it remained in shadow, thanks to the hood of his jacket. All she"d managed to execute through her quick glance was make herself even more uncomfortable, more on edge. More scared.

Acting as if she weren"t troubled by his existence, Leigh started across the street, her mind currently considering and also discarding possibilities of what she should perform. A glance roughly the dark house-lined street ahead told her she was on her very own, tright here wasn"t a automobile or pedestrian to be checked out. No assist tbelow.

She really have to have taken a taxi home, she acknowledged, however had actually never had actually a trouble prior to, why must she have actually assumed this morning would certainly be any kind of different? Besides, it was as well late for regrets, they weren"t going to acquire her almost everywhere.

Leigh felt her heart squeeze tight as the footmeasures followed her throughout the street. Now her gaze was sharp as she scanned the dwellings she passed, searching for any sign of life, trying to deduce which she have to method for help. This was a quiet residential street, the homes in darkness, people having actually lengthy reworn down for the night and not yet increasing. She showed up to be the just perchild in this location that operated late and also was still up.

Coco"s, the restaurant/bar she owned, closed at 3:00 A.M. Well, the bar closed then, the restaurant location closed much previously. Leigh regulated the bar at night. Once the last customer trundled out and also the cleaning crew set to work-related, she reworn down to her ago office to execute paperwork; filling out the work-related schedules, checking time cards, composing up orders, checking the day"s receipts, and so on. She was typically done around the very same time as the cleaners. Otherwise, she waited for them to end up, saw them out, locked up and headed house . . . always in between 5:00 and 5:30 A.M., that dark predawn time as soon as the majority of criminals were tucked in bed.

Just as everyone on this road showed up to be, Leigh believed, her heart sinking. Then she spotted a porch light pop on numerous homes up. A minute later on the front door opened up and an older lady in a housecoat showed up. The woman didn"t notification her coming up the street, her attention on the Germale shepherd that slipped past her to pad eagerly dvery own the procedures onto the front lawn.

"Waking me up prior to dawn." The woman"s annoyed mutter lugged clearly in the close to silence. "You should have gone when I took you out for your walk previously."

Leigh"s heart lifted. A safe port in the storm. She might look for sanctuary from the woguy and also call the police, or maybe just a taxi. Surely the dog"s existence would discourage the man adhering to her from making a nuisance of himself?

She put on a burst of speed and opened her mouth to speak to out, however that was as far as she got. She never before heard the guy behind her pick up rate, never realized he"d ruburned forward. Suddenly he was there before her, forcing her to an abrupt halt.

"Hello, Leigh."

The sound of her name made her pause through confusion, then the man shrugged the hood off his head, revealing his face.

"Donny?" She sassist via surprise, relief coursing via her. Donny Avries had actually operated the bar at Coco"s for a year. He was always eager to please and a tough worker. Milly--Leigh"s friend, and also her day manager in the restaurant--asserted he had actually a crush on her and had begged for steady night shifts to be near her, but Leigh assumed that was nonfeeling. They just obtained along well as friends. She"d been terribly upset as soon as he"d gone lacking even more than a week ago.

Usually prompt, and also often also beforehand for his change, Donny simply hadn"t displayed up on Monday night. Leigh had actually tried calling his apartment, however there"d been no answer. When he hadn"t presented up the following night, she"d called aacquire, then grown came to and referred to as his landlady to have her examine on him.

The woman reported that while every little thing looked fine in his apartment, his cat was obviously hungry and also the litter box had been overflowing, saying he hadn"t been home for a while. While there were no signs that he"d left . . .