Still been running a little weak on new material, but I was able to dig back into the WIP files and found an old Aston West novel that never went anywhere. I have been silently contemplating turning it into another of my novellas, along the line of Seeker. As a little setup for this snippet, from the opening chapter, Aston has just woken up in a bed he doesn't recognize, and finds himself in the company of a woman (sans clothing...who says his luck and timing are always bad?). Again, all the usual warnings about first draft material, but here's a snippet from the (title still in progress) Aston West piece, The Blood That Binds:
She walked towards the bed, skin glistening while her hips swayed with each step. I concentrated on her face, where it would be easier to maintain a conversation, as her frazzled hair started to move in rhythm with the fan above.
I needed answers, and prodded, “Who are you?”
Her forehead crinkled with puzzlement as she sat down, then a look of playfulness came upon her. “Baby, after last night, I’ll be anyone you want me to be.”
She started to run a slender finger down my chest. I gripped her wrist before she traveled too far.
My voice was stern. “What happened last night? I don’t remember a thing.”
Hope you enjoyed it, and again, I always enjoy your comments!