I gasped in shock, spun in the circle of his arms and slapped his face as hard as I could. I knew that it was ineffectual, he was an ancient vampire but I had to do it. "Don't touch me!" I snapped.

"Our honeymoon is going to be..." he breathed deeply in anticipation before finishing his thought. "...pure... pleasure" he smiled beguilingly as he gazed down at me. He was an attractive guy, with blonde hair that fell over his forehead and his smile was to die for but I wanted to hate him... he had no right to do this to me and I had foolishly issued an invitation to him in the most basic of ways, by slapping him.

"Banriona" I heard Mia's stern disapproval and I realised that Ahern and I had been staring into each others' eyes for long, long moments."

I flushed guiltily and lowered my face.

Excerpt from Danann Frost Embraces the Darkness, copyright 2009-2010 Joanne Valiukas

Danann Frost Embraces the Darkness is the sequel to Danann Frost Falls from Grace. Release date: June 12 2011


Joanne Valiukas