Today’s featured author is Andrea R. Cooper with Lyric.
by Andrea R. Cooper
No man can resist a siren’s song…
Cassie must convince a CEO to give her interior decorating company a chance at his offices in order to stay in the black. But even using her half-siren voice, he refuses. What can she do to change his mind?
Daniel Davis has a secret he’s paid hundreds of thousands to keep that way. Now when exotic Cassie marches into his office, he can’t stop thinking about her and makes her an offer. Be his date for a high-profile party and he’ll consider her company for his office redecorating project.
After an accident, Cassie gives Daniel her blood to heal him. Trouble is, if she can’t keep him alive, he’ll become a soulless ghoul.
Worse, someone is out to kill him. Can Cassie keep him alive…both in fighting her nature and from whoever is after him?
“Thank you for not telling my mom.”
What was he talking about? Him falling asleep on his feet? Or her nearly running over him? If that damned soothsayer hadn’t forgotten her appointment, she wouldn’t have been so furious or driving so recklessly. “About what?”
He gave a crooked smile that sent her heart hammering. “Our arrangement for this weekend.”
Oh, that. Heat crept up her neck and into her face. Why was she blushing? She’d been with human men lots of times. “Of course.” Her throat dried and she took a sip of her coffee.
“I know you might think it was strange, my offering you the design contract in exchange for a date.”
She shook her head; humans had done more bizarre things over the centuries. Like the dehumanizing of the Japanese in World War II, where American Marines kept Japanese soldiers’ body parts as souvenirs. Or Vlad the Impaler, or even Betsy Ross who had women sleep with enemies during the revolutionary war, for Intel.
“It’s just that,” he frowned, “I forgot about the party. Me and my cousin have this love/hate relationship. Even when we were little, we competed against each other. He married well, while I pursued business.”
“So I’m eye candy to show up your cousin?”
She’d been worse. Or that time she was a spy against Russia in the Cold War. Of course, she’d gotten too close to her target and because of her nature, devoured him. The same growing attraction trickled through her with Daniel, but she pushed down the desire to kill and eat him. Strangely, part of her was relieved it wasn’t an ex-girlfriend he was trying to make jealous. “Is that the only reason you asked me?”
“No.” His eyes widened. “I-I thought the time together would give us both the chance to get to know each other. We kind of started off not on the best terms. Plus, you can provide me with your portfolio and suggestions for how you’d decorate my other buildings. My penthouse too, especially after you promised my mom you would?”
“Sure, if you enjoy living in a sterile, bland environment.” She leaned forward, her arms resting on the black metal table. “Let me show you what I can do. I guarantee you’ll be so pleased with my work that you’ll even have me redo your headquarters, no matter what my competitors have done to it.”
Was he thinking about kissing her? He stared at her lips as if mesmerized. Yet, it was her vocal sound that should have him begging to please her. He glanced up, and the sunlight reflected gold specks in his russet eyes. It was refreshing to talk with a guy and not catch his attention wandering to her chest while she spoke.
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Andrea has always created characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.
What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).
Andrea writes paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba.
She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.
Author Website: www.AndreaRCooper.com