LONGING PULSE SERIES by Sam Y Cats
available in March on Amazon Kindle
A brief look at Corrin, the beautiful vampire leader of the House of Croscova
Suddenly, a large man stepped out of nowhere, blocking her path. She stopped in her tracks. Just then, the two men behind her grabbed a hold of her. She struggled at first until she recognized the large man in front of her from the card game she won earlier. Judging from his expression, he had come to even the score with Corrin. It seemed to her that most people didn’t particularly care for travelers, as they were called. Nor did they appreciate losing their money to a lady.
The man quickly escorted a willing Corrin off into a local tavern owned by the town’s richest man. Corrin had unknowingly upset the balance of things. She knew that she could easily escape but she’d have to use her powers which would definitely alert the locals to her true identity. She would need to escape using other means. She was still willing to make a run for it instead of allowing things to escalate any further, even though they had put their hands on her body, a huge rule breaker for her. But then one of the men touched her backside, trying to feel the goods.
That’s when Corrin lost it. She snatched the man’s hand off of her backside and broke it in one move. The man screamed as he fell to his knees gripping his mangled hand.
The other men, a dozen or so, lunged at Corrin. She instinctively used her super-speed as she ran circles around them. They bumped into each other, as they tried to grab her, to no avail. She knew she had just revealed herself to them and that she and the others would need to leave immediately as it was the only way for them to remain hidden, from the humans.
“I had forgotten just how absolutely stunning you are my darling, Corrin.” Landry stood locked in a fierce gaze with Corrin.
“Well, don’t just stand there staring at me, my sweet Landry, give me a hug.” She winked.
He immediately hugged her tightly. He had forgotten just how wonderful she felt in his arms. The comfort there was endless. And in that moment he realized that he had missed her greatly.
“Oh Landry…” She squeezed him as she looked into his eyes. “You are still the only one I feel safe with, you know?”
“If you would forgot about your “No touching” rule, then others could offer you safety as well.”
“Never. You are now, and will remain the only person who can place their hands on me. You know that, silly.” She playfully touched the tip of his nose with hers.
“I know.” He couldn’t help but grin. “That’s why I know you are the only one who can help me now, Corrin.”She instantly pulled away from him and walked over towards a huge bay window. “So right down to business then, Landry?” She looked out the window with her back to him.
“I’m sorry. We can catch up later. But Maya needs our help now.”
“Maya needs…why should I care what your murderous lover needs?” She turned her head towards him. “Maya killed two members of my family, your brothers, Todd and Robert. Or did you forget about them?”
“Of course not! I could never forget my family bond and my oath.”
“That’s nice to hear. I thought maybe your love for Maya had made you forget the vows you took.”
“Maya isn’t the killer you seek. There is something else inside of her that is at fault for this crime.”
“I know about the evil, as you call it, hiding inside of her.”
“Okay, than you understand that she’s not a murder, she’s an innocent victim and we have to help her.”
“Help her?” She turned to him. “How can we do that, Landry? We have no idea what we are dealing with. Plus, there’s the safety of my family I must consider.”
“I understand your concerns. That’s why you should let me take her from here. I can take her far away from everyone so the thing inside can’t hurt anyone again.”
“Just the two of you? You’re the one that will be in danger.”
“I can accept that I will do what it takes to help her.”
“You really have no idea just how bad of an idea that is do you? No, don’t answer. I can see that you have your mind made up already and there’s no changing it. I remember that from personal experience. I will give you my decision after dinner and some entertainment.”
“Yes. Bran!” She yelled to Bran in the hallway. Bran opened the door. “Please show our boy, Landry and his guests into the dining room.”
“It was good seeing, Corrin. I will see shortly then.” Landry walked over to the door. She turned back towards the window as they exited.
She hadn’t wanted Landry to see that he’s words had brought tears to her eyes. Seeing Landry’s vigor and intense love for Maya had made her remember a time that she since had all but buried. It seemed that even a thousand years could not wash away the flood of memories of Sven’s face from her mind. She could recognize the same look on Landry’s face as she had on her face the last day she saw Sven. That endless love look. The kind of love that you would do anything to hold on to. She could relate to Landry’s love deeply but his lover had killed two members of her family, and that was a fact she would not gloss over. She knew she would have to decide soon what to do. Keeping Maya under her roof could prove hazardous for all of them.
I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into the world of Corrin Croscova vampire leader of the House of Croscova. Look for the full story of Corrin and the others in the Longing Pulse series coming this March to Amazon Kindle.