Monday, April 26, 2010

Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - failing to kill an enemy

Nessa fails to kill an enmey.


I had just stepped outside my house on a moonless night, when a pair of hands grabbed me around the neck. Caught off balance, I was pulled into bushes next to my home. When I fell to the ground, I saw an open mouth with four fangs descending towards my throat. I put my hands around the other vampire's chest and thrust upwards.

The vampire staggered backwards, and I stood up. Though larger, my opponent was weaker. She snarled and tried to grab my throat, but I pushed her to the ground. I fell on top of her and pinned her arms to the ground.

“Who are you?” I asked.

She didn't answer, but struggled to get out of my grip.

When I hit her on the side of the head, she lay still. As I examined her unwashed face and dirty dress, I remembered her. Narice, I thought.

I held her jaw to get a better look at her.

“Narice, why did you attack me?”

“You killed the master.” Her open mouth revealed her fangs and her slit-like eyes glared at me.

“He was a monster that deserved to die. Why are you angry at me because I killed him?”

“When he died, I suffered great pain for many days. You had no bond with him like I did.”

“Bonded to him? I despised him. He killed my husband and took away my life. I should kill you, but I will let you live in your misery. If I ever smell your scent again, I will find you and tear out your throat.”

 I let go of her jaw and stood up.

After she arose, she stared at me for a few moments. Then she turned and ran into the woods.
I stayed outside until dawn, making sure she was gone

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - vampire seduction

Frank finds out what alpha female means with a vampire

“May I look through your library?” she asked, examining my bookcases.

“Sure.” I was uneasy with her tendency to ask permission after the fact.

She looked at the titles for several minutes then pulled out Dr. Bova’s book on immortality and extending life. “Immortal life holds a fascination for you,” she said. “You’ll find living a long time doesn’t bring the answers to the questions you seek.”

“Am I to assume you know that from personal experience?”

She put her finger under my chin and kissed me on the lips. “I’ve seen the passing of more seasons then you could ever imagine. Perhaps, if I like you, I’ll tell you about them.”

“That would be interesting.” I'm being seduced by a vampire. Am I out of my freaking mind?

“Hush,” Nessa said, as if she could hear my thoughts. She brushed my cheek with her fingertips, pressed her lips to mine, and parted them with her tongue.

“Come.” She led me to my bedroom

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - waiting for her mortal lover

Nessa waiting for Frank to return to her.  A vampire has eternal life, but waiting during the most important times can be excruciating *************************.
I hoped, under the right circumstances, I could explain to Frank that even though I was a vampire, he had never been, nor would he ever be, in any danger from me. If I have learned anything in over four hundred years, it's that life rarely works out as we would like it to, but rather in random, unpredictable ways we neither want nor expect. It's at those moments, we must be flexible and adapt, or watch our hopes and dreams evaporate before our eyes.

The argument between us over the circumstances of our coming together was pointless. Although I manipulated him to some degree, it was unfair for him to blame everything on me. I tapped into a sexual side of him with which he had not been in contact. Although not shy, there is a cautious and, at times, distrustful side to him. He not only let go of his inhibitions with me, but he got in touch with levels of passion he had never experienced before.

In a way, it would have been simpler for me, and for us, if Frank had accepted my offer of immortality. But did I want to condemn Frank to an eternal life living at the fringe of humanity, living only at night, never seeing the colors of the world during daylight? I knew he would be tempted to accept my offer based on the books he had in his apartment. But I couldn't be sure, and I didn't want him to make that choice. I fell in love with a mortal man, not with another vampire. The qualities I loved and admired such as his honesty, tenderness, and his passion for life were based on his humanity.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - Nessa becomes a vampire

                                                                                                                                                                      Nessa continues her tale of how she bcame a vampire. **************                                The vampire walked swifter than any human, covering several miles before we approached a cave. He set me on the ground. Then he pushed aside a boulder that would have taken four strong men to move. We entered a dark cave, but he moved without hesitation until a woman called out to him.

“Narice, I have brought you a companion,” he said in a deep, raspy voice, and then dumped me on the ground.

Stunned, but not hurt, when I landed on the floor, I discovered it was covered by several inches of dirt. Terrified because I couldn't see anything, I tried to move away when the woman's hand touched me. I backed into a wall, remaining motionless, shivering until I finally fell asleep.

When I awoke, I heard no noise or movement. I crawled along the floor until I felt the vampire lying with his arms folded across his chest. He and the woman lying next to him were still. I sat back against the wall and cried, unable to believe the nightmare in which I found myself.

I could not shut out the image of my beloved husband with his throat ripped open. Later, I felt disoriented and feverish. There was a throbbing sensation on the right side of my neck. I felt two puncture holes, and I realized he had taken some of my blood. The fever worsened, and I lay on the ground semiconscious for several days.

When the fever passed, I regained my senses. I knew I had changed because I could see in the dark and experienced a craving I couldn't explain.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unholy Embrace vampire novel By Neil Benson- sex with a vampire

Frank can resist no more.Why should he?She's beautiful, everything he ever dreamed of. Except, she's a vampire.  

I'm being seduced by a vampire. Am I out of my freaking mind?

“Hush,” Nessa said, as if she could hear my thoughts. She brushed my cheek with her fingertips, pressed her lips to mine, and parted them with her tongue.

“Come.” She led me to my bedroom. As Nessa moved me to the foot of the bed, I reached for her. However, she was quicker, putting her arms around my neck and pulling my head toward hers. Her mouth sought mine and we kissed passionately for several moments. She broke off the kiss, stepped back, reached for the bottom of my dark blue merino sweater, and pulled it over my head. Nessa kissed my chest and flicked her tongue over my left nipple, causing me to tremble with pleasure. She unbuckled my pants, dropped them to the floor, and pulled down my briefs. She lowered me to the bed, handling me like a small child, despite my outweighing her by more than seventy pounds.I'm being seduced by a vampire.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - the origins of the vampire

Nessa, the vampiress, talking about the origins of the vampire with Frank.**************************

“According to some versions of the Bible, Lilith was the original woman. God created Adam and Lilith from the Earth, but there was soon trouble between them. Lilith refused to take a subservient position to Adam, since she came from the same place he did. She left Eden and birthed her own children. God sent angels to bring her back, and when she refused, they promised they would kill one hundred of her children every day until she returned. Lilith in turn, vowed to destroy human children.”

“That's quite a story. Do you believe it?”

“I don't know whether it's true or just a legend. It doesn't have any bearing on my life, and it's not something I think about. On occasion, I have heard some talk about 'Pure Bloods.' I suspect they would be the direct descendents of Lilith. I've wondered whether the one who turned me might have been a pure blood. He barely resembled a human being. It gets confusing. There are legends from most areas of the world, and they describe vampires in many different ways.”

“You're not like any I read about this afternoon.”

Nessa laughed. “So you went to the library and read the reports of fools and idiots who dug up the corpses of poor humans. It never dawned on them there couldn’t be corpses of vampires because when they are killed, the body turns to ashes within a few minutes

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

An Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - an excerpt- attacked by werewolves

Nessa stared at me. “Frank, are you okay?” I nodded. My heart still beat rapidly, and I could barely swallow. I looked up at the night the sky, noting the three-quarter moon.

“No full moon?”

“They can inject themselves with a serum that enables them to take on a werewolf shape whenever they choose,” she said.

The werewolves terrified me, but the creature Nessa became frightened me almost as much. I stepped back and watched her fangs disappear as her eyes returned to normal.

She stared at me, and then reached out. I moved away from her.“What's the matter?”

“Seeing you like that. What you did. I'm shaken.”“I never wanted you to see me as a vampire. I am sorry the attack by the werewolves put you in danger. Please come to my apartment so we can talk about what happened.” Nessa rubbed my back. “A strong drink will calm you.”

I took another step backward, not sure if I was safe with her.

“I would never hurt you.” She sighed. “Please trust me.”“Okay,” I whispered, still numb from what I had just witnessed, wondering what she would tell me.