Today, This Time Next Year OFFICIALLY hits virtual shelves. In celebration, I wanted to share an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the story. Also, read to the end for your shot to win a free copy!
“Are you certain you want this?”
“It’s what we signed up for, right?” she asked with a weak chuckle.
“No. It isn’t. We don’t have to.”
Moira sat up and reached for his hand. “I’m sick of being afraid.” She pulled him to the bed with her. “Aren’t you?”
Kiernan stretched out next to her, allowing her to appreciate the full length of him. She tangled her hand in his curly brown hair, forcing a guttural purr from him. “I am. I’ve spent all this time fearing you and your hatred of me.”
Rolling onto his side, he faced her, his hand on her hip again, flirting with the waistband of her slacks. She groaned when his fingertips brushed the sensitive part of her stomach, and she ached for him to move lower.
“Yes, you.” He shifted closer until no space remained between them and every hard part of him pressed into every soft part of her. “The idea of meeting you again terrified me. It still terrifies me.”
“I’m scared, too. I should be running right now.”
“Then why aren’t you?” The red rim around his eyes returned.
Blood tears? “Kiernan?”
“You shouldn’t be here, so why are you?”
“Because we need the same thing.”
Moira stroked his jawline with her fingertips and enjoyed his shivers beneath her touch, how she made the beautiful, strong creature putty in her hands. Did he seek more than forgiveness?
“Closure,” she said. “We need closure.”
About This Time Next Year (now with official blurb!)
Ever since surviving the vampire attack that killed her parents, Moira Curran has dealt with the resulting nightmares and abandonment issues the only way she could—by throwing herself into her biochemistry career, preferring a life of a hermit in her lab to facing the reality of her lonely life.
Madame Eve brings them back together for one fateful night. An immediate bond of sizzling chemistry and respect forms, but can it heal her fears and his guilt?