By- Judy Serrano
Genre- Adult Paranormal Romance
Daphne Foster is a substitute teacher stuck in an English class, waiting for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized crime make his continued disappearances disturbing.
In walks Heathcliff Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.
And now an excerpt from Linked-
“Did you have to kiss him?” he asked me. “I mean, you belong to me now. You know that right? And in case you haven’t noticed I am insanely jealous.”
“Aren’t we suddenly possessive.” I walked over to him and wrapped my arms around his neck. “I think I need to accept all this. It still hasn’t sunk in.”
“I’ll tell you anything you want to know,” he offered. “Is there wine?” I laughed and went to the kitchen. He followed me. We sat down at the table.
“Is this real?” I asked. “I mean, can I see you as a vampire?”
“Yes,” he answered. “And no.” I handed him a glass of the wine he brought over the night we first made love. We never did get to drink it. He smiled when he realized what he was drinking.
“Why won’t you let me see you?” I asked.
“It’s too soon, Daphne. You will be most certainly be frightened.”
“Not of you,” I assured him.
“I’m not convinced.” He took another sip from his glass. “Do you want to know why I didn’t bite you?” he asked. “Are you scared to be with me now?”
“No, I’m not afraid of you,” I told him.
“Maybe you should be,” he answered. “Maybe you should run like hell.”
“Why didn’t you bite me?”
“I am very serious about self-control,” he started. “Besides I didn’t need to. I got what I needed just like you did.” I could feel my face flush. He smiled. “Love.”
“It changes things.”
“Is that what linked means?” I asked.
“It’s complicated, Daphne, and I have no idea how it happened so quickly. One minute I was taking you to bed and the next… well… I can’t get you out of my head. And the strangest part about this is we’ve only been together a few times. I didn’t know it could be like this.”
“I don’t understand.”
“Joe’s right, I no longer have a soul.”
“I don’t believe that,” I told him. “I just don’t believe that.”
“The soul you possess…” he reached out and took my hand, “it used to be mine.”
About the Author-
Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is the owner of Make Cents Editing Service, and is an adjunct professor at a local college. She is a freelance writer for certain on-line publications and writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, the Linked Series, and Ivy Vines, Visions.
Although she is originally from New York, she currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children, (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.