CLOAK AND DAGGER
by Saloni Quinby
Heat Level: Erotic
Publisher: Changeling Press
Cover art: Bryan Keller
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When police detective Bryce Tarunson arrests a man who's identical to his lover from two thousand years ago, he's pulled closer to the vampiric master he hates.
Vampire hunter Shane will do anything -- including tempt a vampire -- to rescue his brother who has fallen into enemy hands. He doesn't believe he's capable of falling for the object of his seduction, until he meets Bryce.
The bond between Bryce and Shane forces them into a battle that might end in the destruction of the Weapons of Redemption.
The following excerpt from CLOAK AND DAGGER is for readers 18 and over.
"I want to help you, Shane. I do, but I have procedures I need to follow."
Shane took a step closer to him, so close that their chests nearly touched. He could see the pale gray ring around Shane's blue irises. He noticed the thickness of his dark lashes and pattern of stubble on his chin. It took all his restraint not to kiss Shane's sexy neck or claim his sweet lips.
Bryce's heartbeat quickened. For two thousand years he'd dreamed of kissing and holding Ronan again. He'd thought his lover was lost to him forever. This man might not be Ronan, but he was so much like him. It was sweet torture being this close to him. Remembering.
Bryce cupped the back of Shane's head and covered his mouth in a kiss. Shane stiffened at first, then relaxed. His lips opened to Bryce and their tongues thrust against each other, tasting and exploring. When the kiss finally broke, both were a little breathless.
"I'm sorry. That was completely out of line." Bryce closed his eyes for a moment and shook his head. He'd risked his job, his --
All thoughts vanished as Shane kissed him again, even harder and deeper than before. Bryce clung to Shane, loving his taste, his warmth and his scent. He relished the lean hardness of his body and the pressure of his cock. Grasping Shane's arms, Bryce reluctantly pulled away.
"This isn't right," Bryce breathed. "I'm sorry."
"No. I'm sorry," Shane said, his voice huskier than usual. "It's just from the minute I saw you...I can't explain why, but I'm drawn to you. I've never felt anything like this before."
"I have," Bryce murmured. "Just once."
They locked gazes and again reached for each other simultaneously. Their hands traveled over each other's bodies, tugging shirts from pants.