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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tempted: The Dark Hart Chronicles (Book 1, Excerpt) by Alexandra Anthony

Chapter 1-One Look Was All It Took

Nine years later….

Siobhan had dragged me to yet another Hollywood party.  They were typically boring, filled with egotistical actors, spoiled actresses and the occasional arrogant music industry type that had been lucky enough to mingle with the so-called Hollywood elite.  Personally, I think these events border on the ridiculous.  But I might be a tad biased since I grew up attending these parties, plastering on fake smiles and going through the motions of acting as if it all mattered.  Really, in the grand scheme of things it really didn’t.

I'm not an actress or a singer.  My name is Savannah Wood.  I've lived a relatively privileged life as the daughter of a high-profile divorce attorney to the stars, Carlton Wood.  Between my father and Siobhan, I know more dirt about celebrities than I really ever wanted to know.  And trust me when I tell you this: the celebrities that are marketed to be ‘America's Sweetheart’ or The ‘Boy Next Door’ usually have more secrets to hide than the train-wrecks you see in the tabloids.  And sadly those splashy rags in the checkout lanes at grocery stores are usually right on.

If I chose to, I could likely spend my time star fucking my way through Hollywood, cashing in on the sizable allowance my father sent me each month.  That wasn't who I was.  I didn't want to be famous for being a STD-riddled, D-list slut famous for nothing except how many celebrities I could bed.  I suppose I was the exception, not the rule.

It was bad enough that my mother had forced me into a brief modeling stint after my father divorced her when I was 16.  She thought it would be fun to live vicariously through me.  I'm probably best known for a series of controversial underwear ads for a famous designer known for his blue jeans.  They were only scandalous because I was 16 at the time and photographed in semi-compromising positions with a much older male model.

Draining the last of my lukewarm champagne, I placed it on a passing server's tray, smoothly grabbing another.  With a bored sigh I glanced around the room, barely paying attention to the conversations going on around me.

"You could at least pretend to look like you're having fun," Siobhan muttered under her breath.  She popped some sort of puff pastry in her mouth and nudged my arm with her elbow.

"Why would I want to do that? Bored is the new black," I grumbled back grouchily.  "You know I hate this ass kissing crap."

Siobhan Winters had been my best friend since we were both in diapers.  Our fathers were college frat buddies, both ending up in the entertainment industry.  It was ironic that Siobhan and I had followed in their footsteps in the business.  She ran a successful gossip blog, Private Eye.  I'd chosen to be a Personal Assistant, working my way to becoming an agent.

If I could find a job, I mused to myself.  More on that depressing subject later.

Siobhan shook her head and took a drink of her champagne.  "Whatever.  No one forced you here.  By the way, you have an admirer, Blondie.  2 o'clock."


When personal assistant Savannah Wood lands a dream job with up and coming rock star Nick Hart, it seems too good to be true. He’s devastatingly handsome, reserved and charming…but he has a secret he’s determined to keep.

Their attraction to one another is immediate and Savannah is determined to keep a professional relationship between them. She’s been burned before and has no desire to reopen old wounds.

The lines between professional and personal begin to blur when Savannah finds out Nick’s secret: he’s a century old vampire with a painful past. He’s also hesitant to open himself up to her, yet they find their temptation to one another is stronger than either can resist.

The paparazzi, a string of murders and cryptic, ominous letters threaten their budding relationship. Will their attraction and love be enough to keep them together…or will it tear them apart?

*This is an erotic, romantic book. It contains sexy vampires, graphic language, adult content and situations that aren’t for the faint of heart or those 18 and under.  Consider yourself warned.*

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Genre – Erotica

Rating – R

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