An excerpt from the book – A Vampire for Christmas.
It wasn’t the job Georgia longed for, but it was something. As she stepped out of the coffee shop a few minutes after eleven, a passerby grabbed her purse.
“No,” she shouted, clutching the leather strap. He pulled so hard, she toppled over. But Georgia remembered her lessons at the dojo and struck at the robber with her feet. He tripped sideways.
Then he pulled a knife. In a blur, the strange man from the store window had one foot on her attacker’s hand and the other on his throat.
Georgia scrambled to her feet and in a fit of rage yanked her purse free then punched her rescuer in the jaw.
He swayed a bit but remained steadfast on her attacker. Shocked, Georgia rubbed her knuckles. She’d broken boards with that fist, so it should have had more impact.
A siren later and the police arrived. They arrested the mugger, and the questions began. Georgia was very interested in the stranger’s answers.
“Your name, sir?” asked the female officer.
“CEO of Stenwood Garments.”
“Could you tell me, Mr. Stenwood, what happened?”
“I was just walking by when I saw this woman being robbed.”
“He was stalking me,” Georgia interrupted.
“I was not.”
“Yes, you were.”
The officer glared at him with raised eyebrows. “Were you?”
“I just wanted to ask her out to lunch.”
The officer turned her attention to Georgia.
He just didn’t seem very threatening now.
“I’m sorry if I scared you,” said Trevor.
He seemed so sincere. Georgia smiled.
“I’m sorry I hit you.”
“You struck him?” The officer turned to Trevor. “Do you want to press charges, sir?”
“No.” He chuckled. “Do you have any more questions, officer?”
“Where can we contact you, Mr. Stenwood?”
He gave her his business card.
She turned to Georgia. “Ms. Blake?”
“I work at Donut Haven in the morning, and I live at 328 Cedar, Apt. 3B.”
“I don’t have a phone.”
“Thank you. We’ll be in touch.”
Trevor smiled. “So where would you like to go for lunch?”
Georgia’s heart pounded like a drum. She was about to say something when she realized the sleeve of her new coat was torn. “I can’t believe I ripped it.”
“I know an excellent tailor who could repair that in no time.”
Before Georgia could respond, a dark sedan pulled up and Trevor Stenwood opened the back door. She slid across the soft gray, plush upholstery and he climbed in beside her. A panel of glass separated them from the driver.
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