Friday, May 10, 2013

Riley's Vampire Prince #author Jess Buffett #SneakPeek #Excerpt

Today Jess Buffet is here and she's sharing a sneak peek at Riley’s Vampire Prince. Enjoy!

Hi all,

First I’d like to say a big thank you to Gale Stanley for having me here today. This is the second last stop in my blog tour, and I’ve had a great time promoting my two new books Always Been You and Riley’s Vampire Prince.

Most of my tour had been about Always Been You, which was released May 4th, but today I want to focus on my upcoming release Riley’s Vampire Prince, due out May 22nd.

This is the second book in the Hunter Clan series with Siren, and it’s based in Australia—my home.

Riley’s Vampire Prince picks up where The Kayan’s Mage left off. For those of you who don’t know, it went something like this:


You have got to be fraking kidding! Fate was not that cruel. Not only was his mate a big, domineering buffoon, but he was also a Vampire. This was extremely bad, like Adam Lambert with laryngitis and no eyeliner bad. Okay, maybe not that bad.

Peeping around the doorway, Riley looked over at the man who was his mate. No. The Vampire. He stood at around six foot six, and was built like a wide receiver. With blond hair and dreamy honey-gold eyes, Riley couldn’t help but imagine what those big, toned arms would feel like wrapped around him, those large, firm-looking hands pinning him down…Oh, cheese and crackers. What was he going to do?

And now I’m going to show you where the next book picks up:


If there was one thing Riley McLeod hated more than bad highlights, it was gatherings.

As he lent on the side of the main house with his hands shoved deep into the pockets of his skinny jeans, Riley stared out over the lands asking himself again, why he was still here. Sure his brother Sawyer was here, along with his beautiful niece and nephew. After everything the two of them had been through together, Riley was loathed to leave his twin, but the urge to run had always been there for him. And it was stronger now more than ever. He had also gained a pretty wonderful extended family, but he could visit all those people. It didn’t mean he had to stay. No, he was here because of him. Caleb Vaucluse. He was here and that made it impossible for Riley to leave.

“Watcha doing?” his twin Sawyer asked, suddenly appearing next to him.

Where the frak had he come from? Someone was seriously losing their edge.
Rolling his head sideways to glance at his brother, Riley was always surprised at how different identical twins could look. It was like they were both the same blank canvas and had decided to go in completely different directions. Sawyer was a classic, with its smooth lines and refined features, and he was an... abstract. Sawyer’s conservative appearance, compared to Riley’s more flamboyant one, never failed to turn heads when they were together. Even at that moment Riley’s jeans had the usually rainbow glitter down the sides, and he wore a too- tight Kesha top stating “‘Get Sleazy”’ in big, sparkling letters. He also loved his makeup, never leaving his room without at least some eyeliner and lip gloss on. “Contemplating my existence in the universe. You?”

“Nothing quite so deep,” Sawyer drawled, taking up a position next to Riley, slouched on the wall. “You know, while you’re there, you might want to contemplate what you’re going to do with your mate.”

Riley winced. Yeah, his brother just had to go there, didn’t he?

“I think I stand more chance with the first one,” he grimaced, running a hand roughly through his perfectly styled platinum locks.

It was so true. He was at a total loss as to what to do there. Riley could admit that Caleb was charming and sexy as sin. Oh, who was he kidding, the man was sex on a stick, no doubt about it. Riley had to stop himself every time the man walked into a room from running up and licking him like candy and begging him to use his push-pop. But the man was a Vampire. A fraking Vampire. And after one witnesses their entire family, save their twin, being slaughtered by Vampires, it tends to leave a mark or seven. Fate was seriously a cruel bitch.

Riley just knew there was a reason women did nothing for him.

“You have to at least try, Riley.” Sawyer sounded exasperated, which granted, wasn’t an unusual state when he spoke to Riley.

Hell, Riley was amazed at the amount of patients patience his brother had for him. He knew he could be a bit much at time, whether it was his lack of filter or inability to stay focused, but he didn’t always mean to be so annoying.

That wasn’t to say he didn’t do it on purpose sometimes, just not all the time.
Either way, the topic was making him feel extremely uncomfortable, so Riley chose to handle it like he did anything else. With sarcasm. “Not like it would work anyway. He is so clearly a top, and we both know I am too, dear brother.”
Another sigh came from his brother, and Riley had thought he’d hit the mark. Unfortunately for him though, Sawyer seemed to be on a real mission tonight and was able to ignore his efforts.

“One, you’re being bitchy. Two, you don’t know if he is a top,” Sawyer stated, blushing at what he had just said. Riley hid his snicker. His brother was so easy. “And three, are you telling me you can’t give up control every so often for your own mate.”

“I’m not the one who would have trouble with it,” he snarked. There was no way Riley could see mister caveman giving up the reins. There would be no equal partnership, not with a man like that.

“Are you sure about that? Besides, we both know this has nothing to do with who is on top,” Sawyer whispered, concern and sympathy in his forest-green eyes.

No. No it didn’t. Riley had enough issues and baggage to write an album worth of “you broke my heart, stole my car and shot my dog” songs. And the world already had a Billy Ray.

“It’s kind of a moot point, anyhow. The man hasn’t looked sideways at me for the past couple of weeks.” He frowned, trying to not show how much that hurt.
As far as the other man was concerned Riley may as well of not existed. The strange thing was, Riley had been so sure that’s what he had wanted, but now that he had it... God, he was a bitch. A scared, lonely bitch, who was too afraid to be anywhere near his own mate.

“Maybe he is just trying to give you space. Let you come around in your own time,” Sawyer suggested, placing a comforting hand on his shoulder.

That hand gesture meant more than his brother could ever know. It reminded him that he wasn’t alone.

“What if I can’t, Sawyer,” he whispered, voicing his true fears. “What if I fall for him but can’t get over my fears. Losing him after having him, even for just a little time in my life, would be so much worse.”

“I think maybe that is a conversation you need to have with him. Tell him everything, Riley. And then let your mate help you,” Sawyer said, wrapping Riley in his arms tightly. Riley sank into the embrace, excepting accepting the comfort his twin always gave him. “Remember, I nearly lost Jake because we weren’t honest. Don’t make that mistake too.”

Letting out a deep sigh, he nodded. “You’re right. I’ll talk to him, but that is all I can promise.”

“It’s better than nothing,” came from the other side of him. The hairs on the back of his neck raised at the sound of the voice that featured in most of his fantasies. Riley slowly turned to face Caleb. “If all you can offer me right now is talking, then I’ll gladly take it.”

Staring into his mate’s eyes, Riley nearly lost himself. The man was simply gorgeous, and those honey-golden eyes always trapped him. Oh, frak-a-doodle-do, he was in trouble. “How long have you been there?”

“Long enough to know we have a lot to talk about.” The man seemed rather unrepentant that he was eavesdropping.

“Well, on that note, I’ll leave you guys to it,” Sawyer said, chuckling nervously before hightailing it quicker than he had ever seen his brother move. Shoot, he didn’t even know the boy could run that fast.


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