Here is the first of my Wednesday Whispers. Each Wed I’ll post up a small tidbit from one of my books. Just a little something to help get you through the rest of the week. First up, is Harrier’s Healer.
Genre: Contemporary, interracial
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“Good for her.” Alexis stretched. “Well, now that you have eaten all the cake, let’s go.”
“I ate? Me?” he huffed. “I know you ate most of it.”
“You had the fork, buddy, not me.”
He waved the waiter over. “Check, please.” His blue eyes moved over the woman next to him, an action that brought a smile to his face. Scott never believed how much enjoyment he derived just by being in her presence.
After paying he slid his wallet back into his jeans, then he slipped out of the booth, waiting for Alexis to do the same. He escorted her through the restaurant, his strong hand resting on the small of her back. Many stares followed them as they maneuvered through the tables. None of their audience seemed to wish them ill or challenge the man who carried himself with such authority.
“Let’s go to a movie,” Alexis suggested as they reached her newly cleaned Expedition.
“Sure. I’m game.” A smile appeared on his features as he pic-tured her mood after a romantic movie. Although he couldn’t claim to be fond of them, Scott was willing to sit through a “date” movie just for her.
“Great.” Alexis slid her arm through his as they left her vehicle where it was and headed towards the multiplex at the other end of the mall.
Stopping in front of the sign, they both scanned the featured titles. Glancing up at the handsome man beside her, Alexis waited for him to say something.
“What do you think, Lex?” he asked, pulling her to rest against his chest, unaware of the envious looks other women were sending her.
“You tell me.”
“No.” His chin came to rest on the top of her head. “Ladies’ choice.”
Casting her eyes back towards him she wondered, “Does that hold up for later as well?”
“Anytime, anyplace,” he responded, pinching her ass.
“Ohhh. Stop teasing.” One manicured finger pointed at a new vampire movie. “How about that one?”
I’m impressed. “Are you sure?”
If her head hadn’t been underneath his chin, his jaw would have dropped open at the sound of her “bloodlust”. “Hell, yeah! ’Posed to be lots of blood, explosions, you know…good movie stuff!”
“I take it you don’t go in for the fluffy movies?” Scott asked as he steered them into the line for tickets.
She grinned at him. “Wouldn’t be my first choice. I like my gore.”
“And the surprises keep on coming,” he said, getting their tick-ets and then going in line for snacks.
“What? You thought I would like romantic movies, all the heart-felt goo?”
“Well, yes, I did. I mean, that is what most women like.”
She laughed as she moved up another place in line. “And just when did you think I was like most women?”
His eyes raked over her backside. “Never, which is why I love you.” Scott picked her up from behind and growled into her neck.
She squealed. “Put me down, Commander!”
He did so, albeit reluctantly. “What do you want?”
“Nachos, chocolate, popcorn, and a drink.”
“Damn, didn’t I just feed you?” he questioned lightheartedly, before relaying her order to the concession person. “What kind of chocolate?”
“Junior Mints and those Nestle Bites,” she said, smirking. “That’ll teach you to eat all a woman’s cake.”
“Would you like a pickle with this?” Scott teased.
“Why would I…? Oh, shut up.” Her hand snaked out to hit him in the arm, but instead, she found herself pressed up against his broad chest.
“Ever hopeful.” He kissed her quickly before turning his atten-tion back to the pimple-faced kid behind the counter.
Loaded with their snacks, Scott and Alexis walked to the theater where their movie was showing. Climbing up to the back, they sat down. “Sure you don’t want to be closer?” Scott asked. “Not that being in the back wouldn’t have its benefits.”
“I don’t like people behind me.” Her response was so fast he knew she wasn’t being coy.
“Understood.” He placed their spread of food out so she would have easy access to it all and they played the trivia game that was scrolling across the screen.
Alexis had answered the last question right and was one ahead when the lights dimmed and the previews began. The movie was horribly gory and great fun, right up both of their alleys.