BANNOCKBURN BINDING (Beloved Bloody Time: Book 1)
A Vampire Menage Time Travel Futuristic Romance
“Oh wow, is this a great read!” — J9 for The Romance Reviews
EXCERPT FROM BANNOCKBURN BINDING
COPYRIGHT © TRACY COOPER-POSEY 2011
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“Ah Christ, Tally,” he said breathlessly. “I should have known ye would find a way to surprise me.”
She sat up. “Just surprise you, Rob?”
He hoisted himself onto one elbow and looked up at her. “I’ve given up on trying to judge ye, or anything we do, sweet Tally. How can any of it be wrong or evil if it feels so good?” He gave a half smile. “I just wonder when yer going to run out of ideas.”
She leaned over and kissed him. “There’s always more where that came from.”
“Ye are such a beauty,” he murmured and his big hand reached up to brush her hair away from her face. “The kind of beauty that drives men wild and makes them fight wars for the lack of it.”
“There is no such thing. You’re teasing me,” she whispered. All the same, she felt a glow in her heart that he would think such a thing of her.
“I would fight for ye.”
She laughed a little and he shook her to silence her.
Then she really looked into his eyes and her amusement faded. There in his eyes, she could read his heart, his soul….
“No, you cannot. Not for me.” She gripped his shoulder. “Not for me, Rob.”
“For you and no-one else.” His voice was a low rumble that she could feel against her hand.
Abruptly, painful tears pricked at her eyes. “I would break your heart,” she whispered.
“No, you wouldn’t.” He spoke with complete assurance. “I have watched ye for a week, Natália mine. I know ye. Ye would not deliberately hurt me. Ye think I don’t understand women, that I have not seen the glances you have sent me. Ye’re wrong.”
Real fear leapt in her chest. “You can’t possibly know me.”
“Not the facts, no. They still remain a mystery, but the truth—that I know. I know who ye are puts you in a dilemma you’ve spent a week trying to sort out in ye mind.”
She drew very still. “You know that?” she whispered weakly.
“I’d be the fool if I dinna notice what’s before my eyes.” His fingertips swept across her brow. “I’m not as foolish as all that.”
The prickling in her eyes turned to hard, searing tears. “There is no future for us,” she whispered. “None.”
Rob sat up and cupped her face with his hands. “Hush, my lover.” His lips touched hers. “D’ye know nothing of the Scots? We’ve been fighting against the longest odds this blasted world could throw at us for generations. Ye think a little thing like ye heritage could keep me from ye?”