Thursday, 14 June 2012
BAD THINGS by CASSANDRE DAYNE
Children of the Night welcome once again to The Crypt. Today I am honoured, and extremely proud, to bring you news of yet another Naughty Nights Press release.
This is the first book in the Bad Things Trilogy and has been written by a lady who knows bad VERY well. In fact she is one of the naughtiest, wickedest women I have ever had the pleasure to know, and I am so pleased to be able to call her a friend.
So pull up a seat, raise a glass of your favourite claret and let yourself be swept away by Bad Things: Hunger by Cassandre Dayne.
BAD THINGS – HUNGER
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In the conservative southern town of Charlestown South Carolina no one knew what was hiding in plain sight. Bad Things was not only a highly kinky sexuality training facility catering to the upper echelon of bible-thumping politicians, but was run by a woman most would consider to be a monster.
Anastasia Lucard was a tough taskmaster, in business and in pleasure. A very respected Dominatrix, she indulged in the practice of owning two slaves who catered to her erotic prowess as well as those of her clientele. She was also a very powerful and dangerous Were-Tiger poised to take over her family’s legacy.
Healing Souls was a well-respected religious group run by a savvy man who had his sights set on the Whitehouse. Determined to rid the city of vermin such as Bad Things,Christian Sowers made no bones about the fact he was going to destroy Anastasia and all she stood for, but he held secrets close to his heart. Unfortunately, Christian underestimated Anastasia’s Pride and their need to keep humans in check.
What no one knew was that an ancient group – believed to be direct descendants of the Devil – was ready to take back their rightful claim and control of the city, no matter the cost of human lives. As a series of horrendous mutilations put the city on notice of the evil swirling around them, only Anastasia could stop the slaughter.
Unfortunately, a series of lies and deceit brought the two factions together in a way that could destroy all they knew. As a mystery slowly began to unfold, more lives were lost and Anastasia was forced to face a dark horror kept from her for years.
Excerpt to tease:
I will hunt you down and finish what I started and this time you will die.
Anastasia Lucard’s breath caught as she stood glaring at the elevator, her hands shaking. This was the second time in as many days she’d heard the words. But had she really heard them? Turning her head slowly, she scanned the almost empty foyer of the steel office building as a trickle of fear raced down her back. It wasn’t like her at all to be terrified of ghosts but this one was back with a vengeance and ready to take her on until she and her kind were forced into oblivion.
She inched toward the bank of elevators and could swear she heard a dark chuckle from behind her. As she emitted a low growl she could feel her beast rise to the surface. Now wasn’t the time to lose control with several clients still in the upper chambers. Still, she was tired of being followed and being taunted. Her heels clipping on the marble floor she strode toward the elevator, slapping her hand on the up button. She tried to put the pieces together and had a distinct feeling she knew why this was happening now, but she was more than weary of fighting her nightmares and the damning visions, which seemed to haunt her every day. This was no way to live. Out of the corner of her eye a lone figure grabbed her attention. Anastasia stole a glance and had to admire the sexy man who gave her a smile and a silent nod before heading out into the darkened night. Recognition set in that she’d seen him before. “Tall, tanned and handsome” must work in the building. Then again, there were several tenants, though none nearly as stunning. Why did seeing him unnerve her?
Come on. Hurry the hell up. Willing the elevator wasn’t going to do the trick. She contemplated using the stairs but refused to allow irrational fears to overwhelm her. After all, she was a creature of the night. Chuckling, she heard the ping of the elevator and for a moment could envision the sensuous creature at her beck and call. Her lurid thoughts of fucking him hard gave her a shiver.
Stepping inside the steel box she eased against the back wall, the cool comfort of the wood paneling allowing her to exhale. Unfortunately she knew she was going have to face her ugly demons soon enough but she was terrified of the end. Swallowing hard, Anastasia brushed her hands through her damp hair and stepped off the elevator into the quiet of no activity. Her firm took up the entire floor and the unassuming entrance indicated nothing provocative went on behind the closed doors. Bad Things hid in plain sight.
Oh what the good people of Charleston, South Carolina didn’t know wouldn’t drag them into the fiery pits of hell. Right? Licking her lips she pulled out her keys and was determined to finish out the night with a smile on her face – even if it killed her. Entering the facility, she could hear the soft strains of Spanish guitar coming from the speaker system located in the main salon. Anastasia tossed her things into her office and thought about the guest list for the evening. Senator Pyle was among the top of the who’s who of the rich and famous venturing through her hallowed doors. Usually she maintained a low profile but given the recent turn of events with some veiled threats, she knew it was a good idea to make sure the powerful politician was aware that she controlled his destiny. Whether or not he liked the fact simply didn’t enter into the equation.
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