Man of War – Excerpt No. 289

Susanna giggled and ran a hand full of talons along his chest. Initially there was nothing, but after several heartbeats the wounds burned as blood welled up. Marc clenched his jaw, but he made no sound.

“We have many names, although vampire is the most common.”

“Why would anyone so powerful need me?” Marc began. “It’s clear you can operate with impunity.”

“Against you? Absolutely,” Susanna replied. “Against others of my kind?”

She leaned forward until her lips brushed against his earlobe.

“Many of whom would never think to show you mercy,” Susanna whispered.

A room filled with vampires performing a ritual. Background is a parlor appropriate for 16th century Venice at night.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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