Nothing works up this princess more than shopping. Well maybe one thing. Heiress Noblesse Vander Meer shops with a passion. Donovan Dupre helping her just adds sparks to the fire. Donovan being human doesn’t matter to her; he’s still a sexy mysterious Cajun and she wants to reveal his every secret. Here is an excerpt from the Vampire Princess of New York.
Opening the door to her suite of rooms stunned him flat. “Sha, do you realize what you’re doing here?” He put the packed food on the dining table in front of the fireplace. Someone had started a fire to take the chill off. Though only October, the cold had set in.
“Oh, my! While we were away the new furniture arrived.” The mirror stood in the far end of the room. Partially opened packing sheets revealed the glass. Noblesse walked over and pulled off the rest.
Smiling, she gazed at their reflection. “It’s grand. Thank you for helping with that negotiation.”
Donovan stood behind her. “I still say it’s ugly.”
“Oh, look at that.” She was off across the room before Donovan turned around.
A glimmer of movement flickered across the face of the mirror.
“I saw something in the mirror.”
Noblesse hurried to his side, leaning up to peer into it. “I don’t see anything. What did you see?”
“A flash of gray moving inside the mirror.”
“Are you sure it wasn’t a reflection of me rushing across the room?”
“You’re not wearing gray.”
Noblesse looked closer. “I don’t see anything except our reflections. There’s some wavy lines. But that’s common with older glass and they aren’t moving.” She took his hand and pulled at him. “Come on. Look at this.”
They walked together to a little alcove of windows that looked out over the city, where the French lady’s desk was placed. Noblesse sat in the chair. Donovan covered his smile with his hand. He couldn’t help admiring her beautiful shape.
“I love all the drawers, especially the almost hidden ones.” She opened up each and every one of them, as if looking for a prize but found them empty. Leaping up, she hugged Donovan.
“Thank you for my desk.” She kissed him on both cheeks and then kissed his lips. Donovan surrendered to every feeling from lust to tenderness and kissed her back. They lingered in this position, until he whispered to her mind, ma chérie, our dinner is getting cold.
She laughed and went over to the china cabinet to set the table. They unpacked their dinner into bowls and plates. Wonderfully, the food was still hot. Noblesse placed the insulated pouches on the sideboard to return later to Lee.
Now for the duck. It’s what they’d been waiting for. She fed him a piece, and he fed her. Her eyes closed savoring the taste.
Having eaten in all the best restaurants, he enjoyed watching the woman eat. His own sensory appreciation was enhanced in her presence. Donovan wondered if it was just because Noblesse turned him on in every way imaginable.
When finished, they cleared everything away and sat on the settee in front of the fireplace. He shook his head.
“This is not comfortable, Sha. Please, stand up.” He moved the antique Louis XVI settee against the wall.
Disappearing for a moment into the bedroom, Donovan emerged with a blanket and two pillows and plunked them down in front of the fireplace.
“Now this is comfortable. That’s the problem with most antiques, ma chérie, they’re too hard to sit on.”
Noblesse laughed and flopped down on a pillow. Donovan sat on his facing her.
“Noble, I’d like some truth now.”
She sat up straight. “What do you mean, mon cher? I always tell you the truth.”
“When you don’t want to tell me, you avoid the subject by changing it. Why does your apartment look like rooms from the palace of Louis XVI? I know you hated the royals, so why would you do this?”
A blood tear dripped down Noblesse’s face. “My mother went to Paris to get a job. She sent letters with money back to my grandmother for us, then the letters stopped. It hurts me to talk about it.”
“You’re still searching for her?”
Donovan took off his boots and socks, laying with his feet near the fire to warm them. “I want to help you search. Do you think her disappearance had something to do with the royals of that time?”
Noblesse nodded, kicking off her shoes and doing the same. She wiped her hand across her face, not wanting any tears to escape. Crying only caused blood stains and she hated that.
He bent downward and ever so lightly brushed his lips against hers. She leaned up accepting his kiss. They relaxed into each other. I wish his kiss could last forever. Donovan heard her wish and pulled her closer to his heart.
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