Apologies for the late posting this week. I’m still jetlagged and in vampire mode–awake by night and asleep by day. We’re going to take a brief break from Becoming Clissine: Bastia, Book One and preview “Complicated Gifts,” the short-story sequel to Simple Gifts that will premiere in October along with stories by Cassandre Dayne, Lucy Felthouse, Kate Richards, and Olivia Starke. Look for Love’s Reprise, a story about second chances!
This scene is part of the prologue, and it is an intermezzo between the two stories. “Complicated Gifts” takes place several months after Simple Gifts, and by the time the story begins Leila and Carene have become an official romantic couple. What happens next is…shall I say? Complicated. 🙂
(Punctuation has been altered to comply with the 8-sentence rule.)
Carene gripped Leila’s shoulders, pulling her closer.
“Shh,” Carene lay her head against the pillow and focused on the dark brown eyes watching her with such tenderness a huge lump filled her throat. “I should spank you for this.” She meant for it to be a threat, to re-establish control, but the thrill of electricity snapped through her.
“Please…spank me..I like it,” Leila murmured, lifting Carene’s hand toward her own bottom.
Carene let it fall against the rounded softness, the silky skin that had distracted her at Leila’s last spanking. Carene had meant to punish. Not for a rush of warmth and wetness to carry her to a plane where all she could feel was Leila next to her, moving as one with her, caressing her and telling her she was beautiful.