Born with a rare blood disorder that means she cannot go out in daylight, Accacia has learned to live in the dark, even if it has been incredibly lonely. Determined to find a cure that will finally allow her to walk in the sun, Accacia has spent her days and nights holed up in her laboratory doing just that.
After a freak encounter with a tall, dark and ridiculously handsome stranger, Accacia might just have found her cure, but not in the way she expected. Drawn into a parallel world of paranormal creatures and a Queen who wants her dead, Accacia has to put her trust in three vampires who, seemingly, want to devour her in more ways than one.
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“Get out of my house!” I scream. My own hand is shaking in earnest now.
“I’m sorry,” he starts, then leans over, placing his hands on his knees. “I just need a moment.”
“What are you doing?” I stutter, confusion ramping up my fear. “You almost bit me!” I say, pressing the point.
“You almost did what?” another, deeper, male voice says as a second man strolls into the kitchen.
“WHO ARE YOU?” I shout, pointing the knife in his direction. I can feel my heart thundering like a train through a tunnel.
The ridiculously tall man with serious eyes, chiselled jaw and cropped brown hair ignores me and turns his attentions to Rhain, who is looking more sheepish by the minute. Rhain holds his hands up.
“Ezra, no harm done,” he says. “I lost control, just for a moment.” I notice the pointy teeth have now gone. Surely I didn’t imagine them too?
“You don’t lose control,” Ezra says. “That’s normally Devin’s style.” He points over Rhain’s shoulder to another handsome man walking into the kitchen.
“Not this time it seems,” the new arrival says. I flick my eyes in his direction and see the man named Devin looking at me lasciviously. He narrows his eyes, running a tongue along his lips. It is both creepy and incredibly sexy. He’s taller than Rhain but slightly slimmer with longer, darker hair that curls about his shoulder. His eyes are so dark they are almost black. I gulp.
“Would someone please tell me what the hell is going on here?” I say, swinging the knife in front of me.
Ezra holds his hands up and walks towards me. “We won’t hurt you…” he says, his grey eyes flashing with something that looks close to impatience.
“Right!” I say. “Tell that to Rhain and his mouth, and his…. his pointy teeth!”
I hear Devin laugh, then quieten when Rhain tells him to shut up.
Ezra continues to walk towards me. I feel like a mouse about to be devoured by a panther. “Accacia, child, we won’t hurt you.”
“Child? I am not a child. What a ridiculous thing to say. Now back off!” I say, but he keeps coming and I have nowhere else to go. I can feel the handle of the kitchen door digging into my back.
“Yes, you’re right, my mistake. You are far from a child,” he says, looking at me intently, his grey eyes stormy and unreadable.
“Ezra, don’t crowd her,” Rhain warns. I flick my eyes to him. If Rhain looks worried, then I most certainly should be.
Ezra stops walking, but remains only an arm’s length away. He sighs. “Let me formerly introduce myself. I am Ezra,” he says, bowing slightly. My mouth pops open but I shut it quickly, realising how ridiculous I must look. “You’ve already met Rhain, and over there,” he points to the far corner of the room, “is Devin.” They both drop to one knee, lowering their heads before standing again. I want to ask what they are doing but my mouth has suddenly gone incredibly dry.
We stand like that, staring at each other before Ezra suddenly lurches forward. I react without thinking and slam the knife directly into his chest. He stumbles back with a look of horror and shock on his face.
Then I open the door and run out into the sun.
Accacia’s Curse is book one of the Sister of Hex – reverse harem series and for 18+ readers. You can grab a copy on Amazon now!