“Can’t,” was all he said. His eyes never left her, kicking her anxiety level up a notch or two.
“What do you mean you can’t? Can’t what?” Rhi had a bad feeling she wasn’t going to like this answer.
“I’m not an officer of any type of law, so I can’t arrest you.” His dark eyes still held their promise of danger, his face void of any expression. Finally, he moved off the bed, stretching to his full height before slowly approaching her.
Rhi’s breath caught in her throat as she watched him draw nearer. Caught in the chair with a towel barely covering her, she had nowhere to run. Her only choice would be to drop the towel and break for the door, but she wouldn’t even consider that option. When he leaned over her, snagging her panties with two fingers from the back of the chair, she sank deeper. His face never registered the first hint of emotion, but his eyes grew impossibly darker as he slowly lowered the silky scrap of cloth into her lap.
“You’re going to Casper.” He caught her eyes with his and she couldn’t look away no matter how much she tried. “Unless you’d rather stay here with me as your roommate.” Leaning forward, he placed a hand on both arms of the chair, smiling with that predator smile, more teeth than lips.
It wasn’t a particularly friendly smile, but one holding the promise of something deliciously wicked. Rhi nervously moistened her lips, still unable to tear her eyes from his, and tried to keep from sinking any deeper into the chair.
“At least in Casper you’ll have a room all to yourself.”
Dear God, she groaned to herself. That smile was a dangerous thing. When it wasn’t all teeth, being dangerous, it turned his dark eyes into fiery pits promising every exquisite torture a woman’s body could ever crave. Everything inside her wanted to find out what just one of those delicious tortures would feel like, but she knew better. The crackling energy around him seemed alive with a mind of its own, telling her even though a taste would be worth it, she’d likely get burned in the end.
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See How They Die
Mary Alice Pritchard
Today, we’re here with published author, Mary Alice Pritchard.
Mary: I’m a forty-something nurse from Mississippi. I love reading, writing, animals and gardening. I have seven cats and one dog.
I write mostly romantic suspense and paranormal romance but also write under another pen name some erotica.
Kage: What happened to the first book you ever wrote?
Mary: Believe it or not both of my first books are published.:)
Kage: You people that sell your first book have me totally jealous. What’s your backlist and coming soon bookshelf look like?
Mary: I have a total of four books out:
-See How They Die,
-Jaguar Nights, and
I have three short stories with The Dark Castle Lords and another book on the way in January.
Kage: So, what story are we going to talk about today?
Mary: See How They Die is with The Dark Castle Lords and can be found at FictionWise.com It is about a woman who dreams about people’s violent deaths and is powerless to stop the events that happen. She finally decides to try and stop a ruthless killer preying on teenagers. She teams up with the local Sheriff and his best friend to find the killer before he strikes again.
See How They Die
Mary Alice Pritchard
Most dreams don’t come true but Rhiannon knows her nightmares do. They haunt her until it’s too late for the victims. Rhi can’t hide anymore when the latest victims are found close by. Determined to help the local sheriff stop a madman before he kills again, Rhi has to set aside her own fears placing her trust and just maybe her life into the hands of another lost soul.
Kage: What would the story be rated if it were a movie?
Mary: It would definitely be rated R.
Kage: Oooh, I'm picturing lots of blood and gore. Which makes me wonder...If you HAD to fit this story into a cliché, which one would it be?
Mary:Hmmm it is a cross between whodunit and beauty and the beast.
Kage:Okay, now that we have a general idea which class to fit See How They Die under, what makes your story so unique from every other book out there?
Mary: Maybe the fact that there are three main characters in the book. The sheriff is one as he is very important to the theme in the book and then the hero and heroine are the central characters in the book. You also get an inside view of what goes on in the villan’s mind.
Kage:What was the easiest part to write?
Mary: Oh, I can’t choose on that at all. This book wrote itself from start to finish. The characters bloomed on the page and the plot twined all around them.
Kage:What do you like most about the main character(s) and what do you like least? Did you learn anything from them?
Mary: I loved their ability to learn to trust again. Their strength in doing what they knew was right.
They ticked me off more than once in changing the direction of the book from where I wanted it to go to where they wanted it to go.
Kage:I can relate. One of my heroes could be such a jerk, I just wanted to slap him a few times. But his lines were so "HIM," and his being "HIM" was one of the things I loved about him, so he pretty much had to say those chauvinistic, arrogant things!
Anyway, Mary, thank you so much for stopping by today and gracing us with your presence.
Now that Ms. Pritchard has totally made us want to buy See How They Die, she was kind enough to provide us with a a buy link From : DCL Publications
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