Tackled: Vampire Addiction by Veronica Miller
Warning: Intended for an Adult Audience
I’m not into reading fiction story I rather read action books or educational stories. But the story between luna and luke captures me. A vegetarian vampire that never taste a blood until she met the man that opened up her thirstiness. I love the suspense and the sexual content of it. It all fits with the story. I also enjoy the inclusion of some comedy scenes. Over all thumbs up to this book.
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Book Description: See Excerpt below (Chapter One)
Luna belonged in a vegetarian vampire clan. She had never consumed human blood ever since she was born. It was one of the things she was proud of. When she turned twenty-one, she decided to live amongst humans and study in a university to experience new things.
Everything was going very well. Until, she met her best friend’s brother, Luke. The only human being who has a blood that awakens the thirst she had never experienced for humans in her entire life.
Aside from his blood, Luna was attracted to him with a hope that it’s not impossible for a human and a vampire to be together.
But how was she supposed to be with Luke if every time he’s around a monster inside her wants to suck the life out of him? Will Luna find a way to quench her thirst?
BIOGRAPHY: Veronica Miller
Veronica has always been passionate about reading and writing. She is in love with the notion of being able to instantly travel to a complete different world; what’s best is that there’s no need to worry about any inconveniences – be it security controls on airports, delayed flights or just leaving a warm bed.
Veronica has just begun publishing her own work, and her first books has been on romantic novels. However, any topic, wheather it be fiction or non-fiction, is able to catch her interest.
She enjoys helping people solve their problems; therefore everything she writes about has a core purpose of providing happiness and delight to her readers. The aim is to offer a source of valuable information, inspiration and reassurance, which is inarguably extremely rewarding to any writer.
Veronica sincerely hopes her books will withstand the test of time by making a difference to people’s lives.
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EXCERPT: Chapter 1
It was early and Luna was sure that when the train drops by the next stop, a whole pack of workers and students were coming in. She took another glance at her digital wristwatch, humming with the music playing in her iPod. Twenty minutes left, before the next stop, she thought, closing her eyes.
Releasing a deep breath, she felt excited and nervous at the same time. She was going to college. And it was her first day in school. It’s going to be so exciting!
Luna opened her eyes again, straightening her skirt once more. For twenty-one years, she was never around many humans. And she has always wondered what it was like to be human. She wanted to explore and learn more about being a mortal.
With her very striking features, Luna made sure that she did her best to hide some of it. Her shoulder-length blond hair was fixed in to a pony tail and her ocean deep blue eyes were hidden under a pair of thick eyeglasses. She wanted to dress up fashionably, but as a vampire, she was born with physical attributes that could lure any human to be her prey. She would rather defy her fashion sense than to harm humans and most especially herself.
For centuries, the clan where she belongs remained to have a pact between the humans. They believed that an agreement between different species could lead in to a more peaceful living. Co-existing was what her clan wanted for the last four hundred years, and Luna was sure she would never be the first to break the pact.
Human blood was the last thing she would ever want to eat. It was her wish to live normally. She wanted to have her own place in the city where the sun would shine brightly without getting scared of getting burned into ashes.
Feeling the heat coming from the sunrays that were touching her skin, she shook her head. She’s not going to get burned – not in this era.
Luna was in the middle of practicing her introduction speech in her mind when her cellphone started ringing. “Honey, did you have UV Protection shot before leaving?” her one-hundred-and-seventeen-year-old mother immediately asked the moment she picked up.
“Yes, Mama. I did,” Luna answered politely. She could hear a bustling sound from the other end of the line. She raised a brow, “Why is it so noisy?”
“Your older sisters wanted to go to school like you do,” Katrina said. She could hear Adrianna and Marchesa who was eighty-seven and fifty-six respectively, speaking in straight Italian, trying to convince their father.
But she found herself giggling at the thought. “Really? È fantastico!” she said excitedly in her mother tongue as well.
Looks would never be a problem for them, because her sisters looked as young as she does. A female vampire stops aging at twenty-one and going to school at eighty-five was like a tour in the park. She knew her sisters would be able to handle themselves. With their experience and knowledge, getting in to the human world would be a piece of cake. Luna on the other hand, was just a little girl and there’s still a lot ahead of her.
“There you go again. You, going out, are enough but another two? I don’t think I can ever sleep,” her mother complained.
She chuckled. “Just let them experience what they want, Mama. It’s good for our clan as well.”
“Sì sì, I will talk to your father. I have to go now, take care.”
“Grazie Mama,” Luna spoke before the line went dead.
Luna stretched out her arms to feel the sun on her skin, smiling. She was going to make the best out of her life. And there’s no stopping it.
Feeling a bit sleepy, she closed her eyes and rested her back to her seat. There’s still a plenty of time before the train gets to the nest stop. A ten-minute nap would be great.
Luna nibbled on to her strawberry-flavored lollipop, savoring its very sweet smell. She didn’t know what’s sweet in human world was like, but having that candy in her mouth explained it all.
”Yummy!” she thought. She licked her lollipop once more, slightly biting it.
Feeling the light shake on her shoulders, Luna woke up. A pair of chocolate brown eyes looked in to hers. She felt her heart raced, smelling the sweet scent coming out from him.
“Excuse me?” the man spoke. He was handsome and was very close to her, that Luna could feel the warmth of his body.
Moving away from the stranger, Luna blinked a few times to recollect her composure. She fell asleep. She was not even able to notice that there were people in the train.
Remove ‘too much attentiveness’ in you vampire characteristics list, her mind told her. A mischievous smile escaped Luna’s lips, feeling like she was getting a bit humane.
Getting lost in to her own little world, Luna’s attention was caught when a voice broke in.
“Are you crazy?” the stranger asked in an annoyed tone. He was glaring at her.
Uh-oh, what did you do Luna? She knew she was not the most peaceful sleeper. It’s what her mother was scared of. Luna turns into a whole different person when unconscious.
‘Do not fall asleep in public’, Katrina would remind her whenever she goes out of the mansion grounds.
Luna fidgeted on her seat. “Look, whatever I did, I don’t mean any of it,” she explained in her Italian accent, fixing her eyeglasses on the bridge of her nose.
The guy cracked a mocking smile. “Do you what you did?” he asked, leaning closer to Luna. He was just a few inches away from her and she could feel his breath touching her face. People were staring at them with suspicious eyes.
Luna found herself biting her lower lip. The man smelled so sweet. It wasn’t his breath neither the perfume he was wearing.
It was his blood.
She felt her body trembled in excitement. Luna’s muscles in the neck contracted and her fangs were coming out. She felt her blood boiling as if it was making her head swell.
Luna moved her head into a slow circling manner. The blood lust growing inside her was taking over.
Blood… sweet… blood…
Luna’s vision turned blurry and all she could see was the figure of the man talking in front of her. She gripped on of the straps of backpack, knuckles turning white.
Licking her mouth, Luna released her fangs that were trying to come out from her throbbing gums. She had never felt the want to consume blood before. The burning sensation inside her was controlling her body.
Eyes turning violet, Luna was ready to taste human blood. She grabbed the man by the neck in an angle that her head would be hidden from the eyes of the other passengers. She could see his mouth was still babbling but not a word was coming through her eardrums. She licked his neck, enjoying the scent from the blood running through his veins.
Ahhh… How refreshing…
Without hesitation, Luna opened her mouth allowing her teeth to touch the skin of her prey when she felt the vibrating sensation inside her jeans pocket.
In a single snap the blood lust came off, waking Luna from her trance. She moved away from the human and shut her fangs back to where they belonged. Her contracting muscles started to relax and there were grains of sweat forming her forehead. Luna could still feel her racing heartbeat. She was nervous and scared. What if somebody saw her? What if she consumed human blood? What if she killed a human?
Breathing heavily, she answered Marchesa’s call. The man was still looking at her – flustered. “Pronto, Marchesa.”
“I was just checking if you fell asleep, amore mio,” her sister giggled on the line.
Luna sighed. She was not a good liar. She couldn’t get herself to lie to Marchesa who knows her more than she knows herself.
“Are you okay? Luna? Answer me,” Marchesa’s voice switched immediately into a worried tone.
“Well, yeah. I did. Mi dispiace,” she apologized. “But nothing happened.” Luna glanced at the stranger whose stares felt like daggers. “I will call you later. Ciao.” She hung up before Marchesa could say anything and faced the human.
“Nothing happened?” he raised a brow, scrutinizing her physical appearance.
“Mi dispiace. I am really very sorry Mister. I didn’t know what I was doing,” Luna explained. Well, you almost bit him with you pearly white fangs you idiot.
“Are you doing cocaine?” the man accused, looking at her very closely.
“Please don’t get too near me,” Luna said, leaning away. I might not be able to control myself. “And I don’t use cocaine.”
“You were just grabbing me rashly in front of these people as if there’s no tomorrow and you’re saying you do not know what you’re doing?” he smirked, “And now you’re telling me to stay away? You’re one insane young lady.”
“I am a very bad sleeper. I was just dreaming. I am really sorry,” Luna apologized in between deep breaths. She was really nervous.
The man fell silent and studied her for a moment. He shrugged, “Alright.”