With the release of Reaper Mine yesterday I thought it would be appropriate if today’s Sunday Snippet be from Reaper Mine. ENJOY!!!!
“What’s it like in the Infernos?” she couldn’t help but ask.
“Home,” he whispered.
“That doesn’t answer my question.”
“It’s a feeling.” He released her and placed a hand just below her collar bone. “Just
here, a warmth that seeps into your soul. Warms you from the inside out. Makes you
heavy and light all at the same time because you know it is where you truly belong. Then
the colors burst before you like an artist’s palette exploding, oranges, reds, yellows,
purples and blues and black flowing through each other to the point it’s almost painful to
watch but you can’t look away. Because you know if you look away you’ll miss the most
amazing thing you’ll ever see.”
“The Infernos are a contradiction, Elle.” His voice caressed the skin of her cheek. “It
is the most beautiful and horrible thing you will ever see in all your existence.”
She turned into him, so his lips brushed against her jaw. And they both caught their
“One moment you will see colors race across the sky that will take your breath
away.” He ran his thumb along her collarbone and Elle leaned toward him farther until
his lips connected with hers. Victor moaned, and pressed closer capturing her lips with
his. Elle didn’t think she had ever been kissed like this before. Colors cascaded through
her brain as Victor deepened the kiss.
As his lips pressed hers opened, reds, oranges, pinks and purples flooded her brain as
his tongue swept into her mouth. He tasted of exotic forbidden fruit. And she soaked it
deep into her bones. Elle wrapped her arms around Victor sinking into him, anchoring
herself to him. She felt safe this close to him and didn’t want to let go. How had she
come to trust him, this Reaper, in so short a time?
Elle pressed herself closer to Victor wanting the kiss to go on forever. Wishing it
would erase all the darkness surrounding them. She wanted nothing more than to drown
in those colors Victor painted of the Infernos, wanted to drown in Victor. But she knew
this was fleeting, he was a Reaper and her life was limited to snatches of life and death.
One moment here, and then those horrible bone-breaking and soul-stealing moments of
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