Guest Blogger: Susan Hanniford Crowley
What makes a character sexy?
With Maximillion Vander Meer, Vampire King of New York, it was easy. Not that Max is easy by any means. He has 16 progeny, none of which were or are lovers. So he hasn’t gone the usual route that vampires choose to find or make a mate. He’s kept his sexual liasons just that.
Ladies remember the tall, blond, well-built and wonderfully endowed, past Viking and current CEO with a smile. He is famous for his champagne baths. Max is class all the way. He’s good natured, has a sense of humor, and really listens to what his lady has to say.
Here is a love scene from Vampire King of New York. Max has been injured in battle and one of the ways of healing is through sex with one’s lifemate. Evelyn doesn’t believe she’s his lifemate. (If a human touches a vampire, and that vampire is warm then they are lifemates.) ~
Max tried not to moan, while his body healed itself internally. She rubbed his back and he turned.
“I cannot sleep. I should go home rather than keep you up.”
“I don’t want you to suffer anymore.” She brushed her lips against his.
He pressed against her possessing her mouth. “Evelyn, I love you.”
She didn’t say it back. Evelyn just kissed him again. For an instant, that bothered him. He wanted her to say it, but perhaps it would just require more patience and coaxing on his part. Tonight it would be enough that she didn’t want him to suffer. Since that night in the museum, his hunger for her grew exponentially, but he had to restrain himself and go slow. He couldn’t afford to scare her away.
Their lips parted and he realized that she was looking at him, gazing straight into his eyes. She caressed his shoulders and it felt wonderful. Evelyn kissed every bit of his skin she had access to. His hands slipped down to her breasts, his thumb rubbing her nipples into tight peaks. Evelyn threw back her head, her eyes closed. A small smile curved her lips.
He lifted himself up then lowered his head to her breast where his tongue could take full advantage. He suckled and she whimpered. Max didn’t want to show his amusement when her hands seem to wander aimlessly over his body. With one hand, he caressed between her legs. She was already wet.
He was ready, too. More than ready. He slid inside her, filling her soft, moist velvet sheath. Evelyn gasped then moaned. Her eyes opened and gazed into his. Max paused mid thrust. A small sigh escaped her lips. She reached up and, grasping his hair, urged him down into a kiss, a deep lingering kiss.
He pushed into her, driving them both into a hot ecstasy. Her every kiss on his skin ignited the fire in his blood. His every kiss on her satin skin made her whimper. Her every movement and sound spurred him on, made him wild with passion. Still he held back, not wanting to hurt her. Evelyn was human and he had to protect her.
Even if it meant from him.
He nuzzled her neck and pushed deep into her. “Max,” she whispered. He kissed her taking her sweet breath into him. Faster he rocked, driving their love into a frenzy. Her gasps grew more frantic. He felt her shudder. A wave of shivering satisfaction flowed into him. Max smiled, and increased his speed.
Her fingers fell to the sheets clawing them, as another release spread through her. He basked in her enjoyment. Max continued, every part of him wanting to pleasure her further. She moaned, her fingers desperately clutching his back. The moment hit them and together they rode the delicious wave of contentment together.
Max moved onto his side, pulling her into an embrace. Evelyn rested her head on his chest, and he stroked her hair. Her life force moved through him in a funny way, healing him, but caressing him from the inside at the same time. He wanted to say a million things to her, but it was obvious that the day’s events and their passion had exhausted her. Evelyn wore the sweetest smile while asleep…
Vampire King of New York is available at Amazon Kindle & Barnes and Noble Nook. When Love Survives from my first series Vampires in Manhattan has recently been re-released and is available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, and other fine ebook stores.
Thanks so much for having me, Margery!