I’ve been pounding away at the keyboard trying to get Luken’s story finished. It’s loosely titled When Lust Rules at this point, but that could get shot down by EC when it goes in for title approval.
I’ve had a lot of fun writing this book. I love reading and writing series books. This particular book though gave me a major explosion of ideas for the forth coming books in this series. I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Next book in this series will be Javin. After Javin, you will get a story on a new wolf you meet in Luken’s book named Jasmine. I can’t tell you much about her yet, or how she will meet her mate, but I am really excited about the direction this series will be going. I am also laying little pieces of ground work for a pair of teens that will surface later in the series.
In Luken’s story I bring in a lot more wolves that you haven’t yet seen and some are from different packs. You will finally get to see the alpha Brock in Luken’s story that Konrad had only mentioned in thought in his story. You will also get to meet a few members of Brock’s pack.
So I will leave you today with an unedited excerpt from Luken’s story. **Copyright Virginia Cavanaugh all rights reserved**
This scene takes place near the start, when Julie runs into Luken behind Harry’s Bar.
A warm hand clasped her arm before she could grip the door handle. She looked down. Strong fingers encircled her wrist. Warmth radiated into her skin from the contact and her heart rate increased. She turned to look at him.
“Don’t go yet.”
She sighed, wishing she could ignore the tingling awareness his touch brought. It radiated up her arm and settled in her chest. She recognized the mix of hope and anticipation. Such a dangerous mix. “I’m working.”
“I meant to call you.”
She gave a half hearted laugh. “Meant to? But didn’t. I really need to get back inside.”
“I’ve thought about you a lot.”
“Why are you saying these things now? I mean, you could’ve just called.” Damn if she didn’t hate how wounded her words sounded in her own ears. He would probably think her pathetic. She sure as hell thought of herself that way right now.
His lips scrunched into a slight grimace. “Things have been busy.”
“Well, now’s not a good time for me.” She shivered as another gust of air whirled past. According to the weather report a cold front was supposed to be moving in. Her gaze followed his to the front of her soaked t-shirt. Her nipples drew into pebbled peaks, now visible beneath the material. She pulled out of his grasp and crossed her arms in front of her chest, glad the ugly yellow lighting wouldn’t show the blush rising in her cheeks.
Luken’s gaze snapped back up to her face as he shrugged out of his jacket and swung it around her shoulders. He gripped the lapel and pulled it closed around her. His body heat seeped into her skin as the intoxicating scent of him entered her nose. A scent like none she’d ever smelled before. Warm summer nights mixed with a hint of spice. Her lower tummy tingled, spreading to that spot between her legs that had her clenching her thighs together.
“I’m sorry I didn’t call.”
She met his gaze. Dark brown eyes stared down at her. It had been awhile since she felt the quickening of desire that now began a slow roll through her. “Why didn’t you?”