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Blood Bond: Cora’s Choice 5

Filed in Vampire Romance by on November 24, 2014 2 Comments • views: 10642

The Fifth Episode of the Billionaire Vampire Serial

The bite of a vampire saved Cora Shaw’s life—but at the price of an eternal bond that gives him complete power over her mind and body. Dorian Thorne offers worldly riches, eternal youth, physical pleasure, and even a kind of happiness. But the vampire has already shown that he will change even Cora’s innermost thoughts when it suits him, so Cora knows she has everything to lose.Cora discovers that the bond may not be eternal, and she finds herself facing a choice: to break the bond and resume her old life—or to keep it and choose Dorian at the risk of losing herself.

The bond, once broken, can never be repaired, so Cora is playing for keeps with the most important decision of her life. But each choice comes with its own terrible price.

Reviews

My oh my. This is definitely my favorite episode of the series so far. It was chock full of yumminess via Dorian. Wow. Wow. Wow. If you haven’t started the series yet, I recommend you do so. It’s so good.

Emily

Just when you think this book cannot get better than the last, it rocks your world. Would recommend it 100 times over and the series is just amazing. I cannot wait to see what Cora does!

The best one yet. It leaves you on the edge wondering what Cora will do. If you haven’t read this series you need to. You will love it and it keeps getting better with each book.

Cj

Excerpt

Dorian’s hand slid up to cradle my cheek. Despite everything, or maybe because of it, I turned my face into it, kissing his palm. It smelled of him, the scent that had covered my body a few days before. I thought of all he had already done to me—with me. It was overwhelming, even the memory of it almost too much to bear.

And I wanted more. More of his touch but also his presence. His smiles. His solemnity and the ineffable sadness that came of regrets I didn’t understand. I wanted to lay those haunting memories to rest.

I wanted his body, his kisses, his sex. And as foolish as it was, I wanted his love.

With a low sound, he pulled me toward him, meeting me across the high console that separated the seats. His mouth was impatient, hungry against mine. The dull heat in my abdomen roared to sudden fire, my groin aching with every touch of his lips and stroke of his tongue.

“Cora—” he said roughly as he broke off, a warning in his voice.

“I want it, too,” I assured him.

But he shook his head. “You don’t understand. It’s been almost two weeks, Cora.”

Two weeks? My mind went back. Oh. Two weeks since I had first given him my blood.

“I thought you could go for months,” I said faintly, my heart accelerating.

His chuckle was ragged as he caressed the line of my jaw. “It is one thing to avoid all temptation and quite another to indulge some desires and ignore others.”

I could feel his need now. It washed through me, calling up an answer from my own body, one I couldn’t refuse. I could feel my breath come faster, my blood rushing through my veins, and I knew I would give him what he asked. I must. I wanted nothing else.

“Would it be like the first time?” I asked quietly. “Will I be unconscious for days?”

“No, of course not.” His frown was a flat rejection. “Conversion only happens once.”

I swallowed, closing my eyes, feeling the expectation twisting tighter and tighter inside me. I was going to do this thing again, knowing what was coming. I remembered the insanity of that first night, the madness and the pain and the ecstasy, the glory and terror all flowing together until I didn’t know where one stopped and another began.

It really was going to happen. Again. Tonight.

“Then show me,” I said, opening my eyes and meeting his gaze. My vampire. There was nothing human about him now. And somehow, it made me want him more.

Desire flared deep in his eyes.

“Your arm,” he said, and he held out his hand.

I unbuckled then and turned in my seat, putting my hand in his. My insides shivered a little at the contact, my skin flushing. He pushed my sleeve up my arm, and I was reminded of our first encounter, when he had drawn my blood.

“You’re willing?” he asked, looking at me with those haunted eyes.

“Yes,” I breathed. “You know I am.”

He lifted my wrist to his mouth. I didn’t realize how tense I was until I felt the first brush against my skin, and a sizzle of reaction jolted through my body.

It was a kiss—only a kiss, a gentle caress of his lips against my skin. I took a shuddering breath. Holding my gaze, he moved up, toward my elbow, deepening his kisses until I shivered with need, heat from my center running in prickling waves across my skin.

The pressure increased, and I felt his tongue and teeth working across my arm. My breath came raggedly. And then, just above my wrist, the sudden, sharp pain as he cut into my skin.

I gasped as the heat roared up, tangling with the pain, consuming and transforming it as it surged up into my brain. His mouth set a rhythm against my arm, sealing the wound, sucking against it, and my body was seized with it, throbbing in time, need mounting higher and higher.

And his eyes never let me go. I could feel him inside my mind, could feel his need washing into mine as he drank from my veins. Finally, he broke the kiss and lowered my arm. I blinked, breaking away from his eyes, still reeling with unfulfilled desire, as he turned my wrist toward me.

My skin was whole already, only bright silvery lines showing where he had taken from me with a few faint blood-streaks on the unbroken skin.

“We’re made for each other now, Cora,” he said, and then he pulled me across the console into his embrace.

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  1. Naomi T says:

    This series is magnetic. I read the first three and just had a fit until I got the second set. I have not been able to put it down yet I hate reading it so fast, not wanting it to end. It definitely is a MUST read.

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