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by Faith V. Smith
Description: A VAMPIRE WITH MORALS AND A DOCTOR WHO'S AFRAID OF MONSTERS. "Sexy, dark, and irresistible. Dunbar's Curse blends danger and scorching passion into a fast-paced, wicked hot story. Faith V. Smith writes vampire heroes to die for. But be warned ... readers who enter her paranormal world, won't want to leave!" ~ Sue-Ellen Welfonder, USA Today bestselling Erotic dreams haunt Dr. Hope Morgan. The man who makes her burn with desire is only a figment of her imagination--or so she thinks until she meets him at a party. She fears she is losing her mind and flees the handsome stranger but finds she can't seem to get him out of her heart. Miles is over four hundred years old and a bit long in the fang department to fall in love. But when the child he rescues grows up into a beautiful and sensual woman, he can't keep his heart or desire under control. When Hope's life is in danger once again, he moves Heaven and Earth to protect her but wonders who will protect her from him.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Black Rose, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: April 2010
18 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [352 KB]
Reading time: 227-318 min.
She stepped off the bottom step and almost tripped over an uneven patch of floor. She aimed the beam of light at where the window should be. What on earth? A bookcase blocked out her expected light source. Miles was the only one who could have done that, but why would he?
The cold penetrated deeper, spurring Hope toward the furnace. Her foot caught on something soft but unyielding. She stumbled and ended up sitting on the something. Her hand recognized the contours of a mattress. A mattress that should have been stuffed in a corner, not lying out in the open.
Once again, she sent the light spiraling over the basement, nothing else seemed out of place. She brought the beam back to shine on the mattress and a body.
Her heart beat triple time before she recognized the body resting on its side, a scant two feet from her hand. Miles! Why was he sleeping in the basement and not upstairs? Her hand reached out toward his arm. Should she wake him or let him sleep? Common sense won--he had to be freezing. He didn't even have a sheet. This time her palm brushed his sleeve before she gently shook his shoulder.
A hand caught her wrist in a cruel grip.
She bit back a cry of pain.
A second later she was flat on her back--Miles' face above hers. But not the face she loved. His eyes were so dark they were almost black. His beautiful lips were drawn back in a snarl. A snarl that revealed one-inch incisors. The hand that held her down sported claws.