Snippets from Demon and Angel Within

Hey peeps!

Just thought I’d drop in with a couple of scenes from both Demon Within and Angel Within.

First up…Demon Within..Demon Within

Slender fingers pulled soft hair and rocking against his hips, Eloise ground against his body. Kai‘s hands traveled over her wet skin and cupped the soft flesh of her breasts briefly before sliding lower to her cheeks. Breaking the kiss and catching his breath, his eyes opened to see Eloise’s plump lips waiting for more. He wanted to kiss her, and show her what she did to him, but that couldn’t happen here.

Interrupted by Kai’s absent lips, Eloise opened her eyes and gazed at the man cradling her. Tender and gentle she had no fear that he’d take care of her needs once married. Fearless and brave, his qualities were admirable. She wondered if his bravery ever wavered, left him for even a brief moment or was he always courageous under every circumstance.

‘What do you fear?’

His forehead crumpled at the question.

‘Ask me something else, please.’ He urged huskily.

Eloise slanted her head to the side.

From her seat in the shadows Teila leaned forward. It was against the rules to retract a question; Kai’s deflection highlighted an issue.

‘Kai, you must reply to her question.’

The stern voice echoed across the water and Kai nervously licked his lips before hissing in a deep breath. It was going well until this moment. Kai couldn’t lie, nor would he wish to, but confronting an issue that lurked deep inside his psych wasn’t something he wanted to admit.

‘I’m afraid of dying alone.’

Eloise frowned. ‘Alone? You mean, with no one fighting with you?’

He shook his head. ‘No, I mean… alone, without love.’

He puffed out an agitated breath, and glanced up to the ceiling to wait for the light; even the temple didn’t understand his reply.

‘I don’t want to die knowing no one will miss, or weep for me.’

Tears welled in Eloise’s eyes and a lump formed in her throat; unable to speak when seeing Kai’s pain. His adopted mother had torn his heart in two, and filled him with sadness that would haunt him forever; rejected and alone, bereft of love.

Eloise’s heart couldn’t bear for his fear to come true. His true mother loved him; when she realized Kai was her son, Eloise noticed how emotional she was. If he opened the shattered remains of his heart to his real mother, he’d know that her love would make it whole once more.

Illuminated by intense light, the roof flickered and even the robed women were no longer hidden in the shadows it was so bright.

Looking up, Eloise gasped.

‘Oh Kai…’

Leaning forward and brushing her cheek against his, her voice faltered; unable to tell in words, her arms were around him tightly. She kissed her way across his brows and closed eyes, tears fell down her cheeks; regretting the question, her broken words fell against his face.

‘Forgive me… I’m sorry I asked that.’

Kai squeezed Eloise firmly and nestled his face against her neck.

‘Don’t be, it’s part of why we’re here.

Kai’s admittance to Eloise proved to himself, they were meant for one another. Never feeling comfortable with anyone, as he was with her, he groaned softly against her neck and playfully nipped her.

Burying her face to the side of his, she wiped away her tears before sitting back to look at him.

‘You’re not alone Kai, and you are loved.’

And now a sneaky peek from Angel WithinAngel Within cover

Kai’s body sent a rush of heat over Eloise when he settled close and curled his arm around her swollen belly. Nuzzling the soft, sweet-scented skin, he raked his face across her shoulder with flaring nostrils.

‘You smell so good.’

Aroused from a contented state, Eloise stirred when whispered words fell to her ear. Sighing at his touch, she curled against him and slowly turned her head. Her mouth sought his to lazily kiss him, and unable to resist his attention, her hips ground against his hardening cock.

His arm tightened, drawing her closer.

Although in her sixth month of pregnancy, her condition did not suppress her appetite for passion and Kai could not refuse her demands.

Gentle hands lowered and rested between her legs, before searching fingers slid between sensitive folds to brush gently over her clitoris. Probing fingers slid easily, and her body reacted instantly to his gentle touch. The soft caress of his fingertips awakened every nerve ending with expert precision, bringing her close to release in little time.

As he nudged the tip of his cock to her entrance, she gasped softly.

Husky words barely left Kai’s lips, ‘I need you.’

With a gentle rhythm, he rocked into her heat.

‘Kai…’

Kai’s lips pampered her flesh as they trailed down her shoulder, encouraging further gasps to escape her lips as her responsive body yielded to his touch. With every slow thrust of his hips, she affirmed her pleasure.

To touch, caress, and make love to Eloise, carried satisfaction beyond reproach.

She groaned loudly, causing Kai to hesitate.

‘Am I hurting you?’

‘No,’ A slender hand touched him, ‘Please, don’t stop.’

With delicate strokes, he gave Eloise what she needed, and quickening his pace, he ground against her with satisfying precision.

‘I love you, Eloise.’

Eloise completed him. Never in his life did he dream he would find anyone who filled the void in his heart. Lustrous chestnut hair appeared silkier, brighter eyes and radiant skin bloomed with each passing day as pregnancy reshaped her body.

Quickening breaths changed to gasps as Kai’s thrusts became more urgent. Her body shook and trembled when ripples of pleasure spread through her. Kai’s release followed hers and he groaned loudly against her neck in satisfaction.

Lying in loving embrace, husband and wife, king and queen, they drifted into a comfortable sleep.

Hours later, Eloise abruptly lifted her head from the pillow, subconsciously aware of the empty space next to her. She frowned at the sight of Kai at the window seat, idly gazing out.

‘What are you doing over there?’ Dragging the fur off the bed, she moved towards him.

‘Stay there.’

Ignoring Kai’s orders, she approached, ‘I know what’s troubling you.’

‘I couldn’t sleep, and didn’t want to wake you. There’s no trouble.’

Eloise wrapped the fur around them as she climbed up next to him.

‘You will be cold, return to bed.’

‘Not if I have you.’ Eloise touched her fingertip to his cheek, ‘You miss your home.’

He frowned, ‘I’m fine.’

Pulling her close and tightening the cover around her shoulders, his gaze fell to silky hair caught by the moonlight. Falling against his chest, the soft tresses caused contented eyes to fall shut.

‘You should visit Blackhill, you miss your friends.’

Kai stiffened, ‘You want to send me away?’

‘Never, however, if seeing Sabe and Kiera will bring comfort, I would send you away.’ Eloise’s gentle smile caused a deep inhalation.

His chest expanded then fell slowly as he exhaled, ‘I’m not leaving you.’

Delicate fingertips swept over his hair as she smoothed a stray lock away from his face. She wished she could smooth away the furrows gathering on his brow despite his denial they existed. Her eyes searched the flawless skin; now bronzed and smooth after the scars were erased by the angel Anael. She was now able to study his face without her stomach twisting, wondering how much pain he endured at the hands of the slavers, and it brought a smile to her face.

She sighed when penetrating green eyes narrowed, questioning her thoughts.

‘Not a single scar.’ Her finger idly traced over his brow, then down his cheek and across his stubbled chin.

He grasped her finger and kissed the tip, ‘You miss them?’

‘No.’ Shaking her head gently, her eyes enlarged with her smile, ‘I never thought they marred your handsome face,’ she paused while examining his features, ‘and I’m proved right. Scars or no scars, you are without question the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.’

Chuckling, Kai pressed his nose to hers, ‘Thank you, and I know what you’re doing,’ he whispered, ‘and it’s not working. I’m not leaving you.’

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