Meanwhile, she must live with her family, pretending to be human. She tries to ignore her basic vampire needs, and begins to waste away. Alexis nearly takes out her entire family at a holiday meal. She knows she needs to take care of herself, but can’t find the motivation until another supernatural steps in, concerned for her well-being. He’s gorgeous, so what could go wrong? Other than the fact that he’s a werewolf …and her teacher.
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Hi, Alexis. Thank you for joining us today.
Thanks for inviting me. I always appreciate the chance to get away from my life for a while.
Your life gets to be a bit much for you?
It sure does. At first, my only concern was that I couldn’t wait to get away from my family and this small town. I had gotten away, but now I'm back and I don't know why. I keep having memory losses which makes matters even worse.
What bothers you the most about your family?
It used to be that my parents blatantly favored my little sister. They threw it in my face all the time, but now everything is different and I haven't figured out why yet. Now we're on equal ground, and I'm not sure what happened. Story of my life these days.
Do you have any ideas why you might be having all these memory losses?
One thing is clear. Someone is trying to keep things from me. The question is, what? It has to be pretty major to go to all of this trouble. You know what I mean? It's not only the memory losses, but also all of my vampire friends and family have disappeared, and my human family has no memories of the ways things used to be.
Do you have any love interests?
I didn't used to, but now I'm in over my head. There's the love of my life, who I'm looking for. I don't understand why he hasn't found me yet. He knows where my human family lives. That should have been the first place he looked.
There's also an ancient vampire who thinks I'm the one he was prophesied to marry thousands of years ago. He hasn't found me yet, and for that I'm grateful.
As if those two weren't enough, one of my teachers...a werewolf...is suddenly becoming more interesting. Especially with all the vampires out of my life. Ugh. What I wouldn't give for my old life.
My body needed blood, but for some reason I hadn’t realized it. Most likely because my other needs were being ignored as well. But now that they were filled, I had a craving that was growing stronger by the moment. The heartbeats around me were getting louder and smell of blood was dancing around my nose. I could feel my eyes turning red.
Keeping my gaze on my plate, I weighed out my options. I could get up and run out the door, making a huge scene. Then my parents would be angry with me, forcing me to sit through a lecture when I got back. I knew that I’d put them through enough with my abduction and then leaving so soon after.
No. I would have to sneak out unseen. Even though I was full, I kept taking small bites, hoping to stay off the radar. What I needed was an excuse to get up. I could fake an upset stomach, run to the bathroom, sneak out and feed, and then return before anyone was the wiser.
My mouth started watering and my fangs extended as the heartbeats got louder, pounding in a rhythmic beat, practically calling my name. The scent of everyone’s blood was teasing me. The last thing I wanted was to lose control and feed on my family. There was no way that could end well. But it had been so long since I’d had any blood—far too long, in fact—and I needed to get some fast.
I couldn’t hear any of the discussion over the noise of their hearts pumping blood so loudly. If my fangs extended any further, there would be no hiding them. My eyes were sure to turn deep red if I didn’t act soon.
About the Author
Now she saves her stories for novels. Whether Stacy's writing paranormal romance or thrillers, she always has suspense, twists, and turns. You can count on surprises and an enjoyable escape. She also likes to keep her stories blush-free.
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