It’s Saturday night and I’m lying in bed with my Kindle when my phone buzzes. A quick glance makes me SQUEE because it’s Vance Mangum, resident bad boy HOTTIE from the Of Witches and Warlocks series. He’s wondering if I’d like to go to Denny’s for a late night snack. I’m all for a little one-on-one time with my favorite book crush so here we are…..
Belinda: So what did you end up ordering?
Vance: I’m going with the Super Bird and Onion Rings… hmmm maybe I should rethink the rings seeing that’s not good for kissing breath.
Belinda: We’re going to kiss??? *I start to hyperventilate*
Vance: Umm? *he scratches behind head and looks away* Not what I had in mind but….who knows the night is young *chuckles nervously*
Belinda: So where’s Portia tonight? It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to chat with her.
Vance: I put her to bed early. Poor girl’s worn out *chuckles again*
Belinda: Well, this was a surprise. I know you guys have had a lot on your plate with family and stuff. It’s really good to see you again Vance. So what’s up?
Vance: You’ve been a good support and friend so I just wanted to check up on you and make sure everything going ok. *He leans back against the booth seat, resting his chin on his knuckles*
Belinda: Oh you’re such a sweetheart! Things are doing pretty good. Still blogging and writing, causing mayhem and mischief wherever I go!
Vance: Oh yeah, I heard about RomCon and your photos! Who knew you liked it rough? *winks and grins*
Belinda: *I can’t help but blush a little* Hey that was all Lacey!! I plead my innocence.
Vance: Yeah, she said you’d blame her. I think you’re both wild!
The waitress brings our food and almost spills it all over me as she gives googley eyes toward Vance. The hot bus boy comes by to clean the neighboring table shortly after. He gives the same kind of eyes and almost trips over his feet.
Belinda: Lol doesn’t that bother you? The constant staring?
Vance: Someone was staring? *he shakes his head* They must have been looking at you.
Belinda: Yeah, I have that effect on women *I roll my eyes at him* Gosh, you’re a dork Vance! You’re a walking testament to sex on a stick. Look! *I point at the 80 year Grandmother trying to discreetly stare over at Vance over her menu* Do you see the drool?? Oh wait, her dentures fell out! *I gag a little* No, you’re right, Grandma’s looking at me! * I wink at the old lady and get an angry glare in return*
*Vance chokes on soda from laughing and almost shoots it out of his nose*
Belinda: HAHAHA now that’s attractive!
Vance: I see eating with you is going to be a dangerous adventure *he tries to stop coughing*
Belinda: You should see me in bed!!
Vance has to excuse himself from the table while he goes to the restroom to stop choking. I can’t help but lean over and watch him leave. Man, he has a fine looking butt! I notice I’m not the only one and I seriously hear a huge sigh in stereo. Waitress rushes over
Waitress: Is that your boyfriend? My gosh, he's HOT!
Belinda: No, just a good friend, but I do sleep with him every night in my dreams. Dude kisses like a God!
Waitress: Oh I bet, I’ve been having fantasies of … *she looks away embarrassed* never mind...
Vance: Fantasies of what Belinda? *he cocks his eyebrow with a mischievous grin as he returns*
Belinda: *I stammer* Ummm… nothing. *blushes 100 shades of red*
Waitress excuses herself and Vance slides back into the seat. He picks up half the sandwich and takes a bite. Awkward pause as Vance’s eyes never leave mine.
Vance: My, what a lovely shade of red you are Belinda *he chuckles* What color is that exactly?
Belinda: It’s “shut up Vance and eat your food magenta”
Vance: So is that the face your husband wakes up to each morning?
*It’s my turn to choke on my food*
Vance: Whoa, take it easy there… do you need mouth to mouth? *he leans forward real close, grabs my hand intimately* It’s called chewing Bels... you should try it. *He grabs my face and smacks his lips on my forehead* You crack me up!
Belinda: That’s me. I aim to entertain! *rolls eyes* I think you owe me for making me choke so badly. You should let me ask you any one question and you have to answer it honestly.
Vance: Fine by me but the street goes both ways. If I answer a question, you answer a question. Deal?
Belinda: Okay, bring it! Rock, paper, scissors?
*Vance and I assume the position. I do rock and Vance does paper. Vance points to me with a grin*
Belinda: Okay… let’s see. What went through your mind when you saw Portia walk down the aisle toward you at your wedding? I loved how Portia said your eyes lit up.
Vance: *sighs and leans back in his seat with a secretive smile on his face and for a moment, I knew he wasn’t here with me as he remembered. He leans forward and rests his chin on his hands* That was probably one of the single most moving moments in my life. Are you sure you want to know everything?
Belinda: *I lean in closer* Yes please!
Vance: I couldn’t believe this girl had chosen me. I’d wanted her for years and now, she was finally going to be mine. In all honesty, I just wanted the wedding to be over. I wanted to sweep her off her feet and get her back to our room where I could make love to her all night long. This whole time I’ve had this amazing connection with Portia that I’ve never had with another human being. To be able to consummate our relationship in this way, to me, took everything to a completely whole new plane. I never knew a person could love a person that much. I want to say she completes me but maybe it’s just that we complete each other.
Belinda *deep sigh, swoony grin and I reach for the menu to fan myself*
Vance: I’m not sure if this is the answer you were looking for but just know I’d be lost without her. She’s one of the most pure and beautiful things I’ve ever known. *he glances away before turning back with a grin* Sorry I didn’t mean to get sappy.
Belinda: Wow *I’m a little speechless* You’re so perfect Vance. No wonder you have girls swooning all around the world. Portia’s such a lucky girl.
Vance: Oh believe me, I’m the lucky one. So, ready for your question? Remember you promised honesty.
Belinda *sweats a little* Okay, I’m ready… I think.
Vance: *He leans across the table and he draws lightly on the back on my hand with his finger. He stares at me without blinking, his eyes twinkling with mischief* If there was no Portia, and you had the opportunity to go out with me and you could do anything you wanted, what would happen on this date?
Belinda *I gulp, all flustered and search for the waitress* CHECK PLEASE!!
What do you think MY ideal date with Vance would be?
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YA Paranormal Romance
When love came knocking on the door of novice witch, Portia Mullins, in the form of handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum, she had no idea how quickly the attraction between them would escalate. Now she finds her relationship with Vance taken to a whole new level, in a way she had never dreamed possible at this point and time of her life. Yet even as the personal connection between them explodes, the two quickly find themselves in a world of shifting balances. While searching for Vance’s missing mother, they realize they are suddenly unsure of who to trust, learning that sometimes things are not always as they appear. When Vance’s demon characteristics abruptly begin to resurface again without warning, the horrible truth comes out, crashing down upon them and shattering some of their most precious dreams. Once the deadly plan is uncovered, Portia and Vance find themselves hastily rushing against the hands of time in an attempt to stop an ancient ritual from being performed. But will they be successful before fate reaches out to twist them cruelly, possibly separating them and changing magic forever? Passion, loyalties, powers, and family ties, will all be tested when dangerous adventures abound in this third installment in the Of Witches and Warlocks series, Blood of the White Witch.
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