"Cora Blu's Tuesday Teaser make-up day Wednesday"

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Love always seems to announce itselft after a big fight. Well the gloves have come off between Dagger and Drew.  After a particularly stormy day between them it all hit the fan.

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“I don’t mean them being here. I mean the protective king dance you do with me.”

Voice strained, he kept his calm, and she was upset. “Max’s emotions for you are—strong… familiar. What would have pleased you? Should I have left?” She stood to leave; he caught her hand pulling her around to face him. “Where are you going?”

“Down to the lab. I need to start testing the samples Blade sent; maybe I can save Clear Coral through science because waiting on true love from us will kill her.”

He grasped both her shoulders, lifting her off the floor to meet his hurt stare. “So you have no love for me?”

She cuffed her hands over his biceps as her tears formed. “The clan has a king. When do I get my husband?”

He felt the vein over his temple pulse and lowered her to the hearth where she sat knees up high before her. Drew spoke in riddles. Setting her foot on his lap he said, “You have tried the limits of my patience, Water Lily. You say I am a bully and I am arrogant. You speak of the sacrifices you have made to help my people… your people.” He inhaled and blew it out. “Love is an arrogant bully, dragging around the weak. Who is doing the dragging and who is being dragged around? I have made a lifetime of sacrifices for your love, Drew, and would gladly sacrifice my life for you… a woman that has no love for me.” With both hands, he clasped her calves and kissed the darker skin of her knees. “Tell me plainly. Why do you not love me?”

He said nothing as she brushed a thumb over his bottom lip, leaned in and rested her forehead to his chin her fingers flat over his heart. “You can sense sardines swimming a hundred yards away, yet you can’t feel how much I love you.”

He set her away to see her face, staring at her, the words still falling from her lips to his heart—she loved him.

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To hear the love story around this confession, because believe me there is so much more to this scene, pick up your copy of “Dagger” today.

Brothers of Element is now also available @ www.bibliocracy.com where you receive both epub and PDF. Give them a try, leave a “like”

Remember “Max” is exclusively @ amazon for the summer and “Blade” will be out by the fall. Also my Contemporary Interracial Romace line “Midnight Moaning’s Collection” will debut by the end of month. “Stranded but not Alone”.  Trying my hand at a short story, a free story will be released soon. “Desmond”. Ever wonder about Desmond, Dagger’s head of security and Carina, Dagger’s life assistant. Look for that steamy short to be released @ allromance.

Sincerely, Cora Blu.

Cora Blu's Tuesday Teaser

Today I will not be posting a Tuesday Teaser as “Dagger” is having his first hero interview today at Romance Lives Forever Blog. Click the jeweled button to your right and hear what he has to say.

Join me tomorrow and I will have a delicious excerpt for you. Now go give Dagger your support. Pick up his story and find out why he needed to call in for backup on their first love scene.

Remember, he’s a tiger shark shifter, she’s human.

 

Cora Blu

 

"Cora Blu's Tuesday Teaser"

 

The night club's swimming grotto. Where shifters can let their animals swim freely.

Double Teaser today. “Max” and “Dagger”

Today’s installment of “Tuesday Teaser” is from “Max” We find him and Chloe on their first true date. Sitting in the local night club/swim club things heat up between them right before they go for their first swim together.

—“The Open Room” local night club where shifters can let their animals out to swim—

The man stared longer than polite, Max thought. Tilting his head back, he put heat behind his eyes and watched the man blink rapidly before taking their orders and then hurrying from the table. He wasn’t certain if they glowed until Chloe spoke up.
“Refrain from doing that with me, Max.”
“The staring gets tiresome at times.”
“If you went out more, people would stop staring,” she said.
“Tell me about the showing at the gallery.”
“The young man is from The Indian Ocean. It is my three months of Hot New Artists show,” she started, crossing her legs, her knees pressed along his. “I try to introduce new talent with small shows, you know, sort of get their feet wet. I will have a few purchasers in from the Pacific and the Arctic.” She touched his arm. “Think you will be able to drop by?”
He closed his eyes for a brief second, thinking of his promise to Francesca… She asked for so very few things. He couldn’t disappoint her. He could feel Chloe tighten beside him.
“I’ll take that sigh as a no,” she groaned and looked away.
He moved in closer, cupped her chin turning her sullen face to meet his eyes. “I promised Francesca I would have dinner with her, but I will be there.”
She stammered under her breath and dropped her gaze to her hands fiddling over her lap. Her agitation caught him as beautiful. “I sound like a jealous teenager,” she said. “Something I haven’t been in years.”
Resting his arm over the back of the lounge seat, he waited for her eyes to meet his. Gripping the cushioned headrest along the top of the seat kept him from closing his mouth over hers. That soft smolder beneath her stare she aimed at him when he’d expected a shy smile kicked his pulse up.
“Your eyes do not offer embarrassment, Chloe.”
“What am I offering, Max?”
“Nothing I can accept in public.”
“Then I am embarrassed.” She lowered her eyes. “My eyes flirt before I realize what they are saying.”
“I am enjoying the conversation.” The woman made him aware of the gaping hole in his life. She brought a rhythm to his world—a song.
The waiter set their drinks on the table along with a small platter of appetizers, which they hadn’t ordered.
“We did not order…” he started.
“They are from the gentleman in the corner,” the waiter said, motioning behind him. Over the railing in the corner, Max could just make out a tall man angled over the bar his eyes focused on Chloe. His rusty complexion dark as blood under the shadow of the blue lights—Ayden.
Max served the waiter a stare and he removed the tray.
Chloe set her drink down. “Excuse me. I will be right back.”
“You are with me.” He placed his hand on her thigh and nodded toward the man.

 

 

—-“Dagger” Brothers of Element Series. —– Dagger and Drew after a meeting with the clan about a missing member. The big guy has a playful side.

 “You didn’t notice, did you?” Drew asked. “Genevieve knows where Cole is.” Gesturing out in the air, she added, “The woman’s body tension was all wrong.”

 “Wrong?” Pulling up a stool, Dagger dropped down and studied her. After the meeting with the women, pride for his mate soared. She gave the women a glimpse of what he already knew, quiet, humble, peaceful while in charge, focused, strong and unflappable. Clear Coral discerned his needs better than he. “I may have been distracted by my beautiful mate. I did not notice her—body tension.”

Drew stared at him then dropped her gaze to his groin. “Sweetheart, her tension was sexual, not maternal, like the other ladies. You were on her menu.” She lowered her voice. “Now. Serving. One.”

His explosive laughter burst out before he could stop it, and a kitchen towel came barreling at his head. He ducked and lunged for Drew around the counter, catching her around the waist, crushing her over the counter.

 “Dagger… stop. No… get off me. You’re heavy,” she squeaked over the hard surface as he reached down and smacked her behind twice. “Ouch!”

He loved this woman and she was threatened by a look. He pressed into her as she squirmed, gripping her hands out over the counter. Her movements only aroused him further. He trapped her legs with his, her body heat tortured him, but he needed to talk to her now.

 “Get this through your stubborn head, woman. I love you. I have never taken Genevieve to my bed, nor do I wish to.”

 “Alright… now get up, you’re heavy.”

 “I need to talk to you. Stop squirming. I am not above taking you this way… you know this.”

 “Were you this heavy last night?” she groaned.

 “I need to speak with you, Drew.”

 “True,” she agreed and relaxed against the cold slab, looked over her shoulder up at him. “You’re serious. Alright, I promise I’ll listen.”

Setting her on a stool, he snagged the other one and sat, pulling her between his legs. “I will have Desmond watch our Genevieve, and if what you believe is true, he will find out.”

“Thank you,” she said.

“You will not like what I have to tell you…”

Don’t forget to check out Pinterest for inspiring photos. And to learn more about the scenes outcome Dagger’s available most everywhere for 2.99 and “Max” @ Amazm for .99

Enjoy, Cora Blu

 

Cora Blu's Tuesday Teaser "He could feel her pain."

“Dagger” sitting in his office meeting with his security staff, father and Dirk, his brother and head Scientist. All he can think of is watching Drew and the pain she went through after their bonding and how helpless he felt.

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Loud voices bounced around the panelled office that backed into his home.

“Gentleman, wake my mate and my retaliation will be uncontrolled,” Dagger announced to the room. The quiet became louder than the voices.

“She suffered—” Dirk’s tone held a level of grief, sadness.

A bloody battle raged beneath her tender skin. Yet again, he claimed ownership for her wrenching agony. He smiled to disguise his pain. “She is strong, brother.” Shuffling the two folders, he dumped them on the black tray Drew placed on his desk.

The loving touch of her hands he saw throughout his office. A pitcher of sea grass tea, chilled in the mini fridge along with a bottle of Grey Goose, his vodka of choice. His gaze crossed the room to the fireplace where she replenished the firestones beside the hearth. Why hadn’t he seen the level of care she provided for him? Because he was an arrogant old man with a young, beautiful mate he wanted all to himself.

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“Men, help yourselves to the meal. Your queen has many talents.” He watched the men devour the food Drew made the morning before they mated, especially the bacon wrapped pretzels, his favorite. She cooked several dishes, waiting for him to come home that first morning. Plenty leftover to share.

“Charm must have worked,” Desmond teased, something he never does. “Bacon wrapped pretzels, rice and salmon and sea grass tea.”

“She enjoys baking,” Dagger said, eyeing the men loading their plates. “Says it’s scientific.”

“Son, Tiger Lily is strong enough for such a task as cooking?”

“No.” He scrubbed his forehead. “She made this on her first morning, seems cooking is another form of science. She cooked, waiting for me to come home from the challenge. Your new daughter is strong-willed.”

“Then she is the perfect match for King of the Atlantic,” Fer’nal added, his plate piled high with the casserole.

 

Thanks for joining me for Tuesday’s Teaser. Dagger was grief stricken but as king he held it inside. He’s discovering a gentler side of himself, through his mating, with his human female. Don’t forget to slip over to pinterest to see the many different scenes from that mating in Dagger’s head.

 Pick-up your copy today and see what it’s like to bond with a shape shifting tiger shark . The window scene alone will make you do your squats regularly. 

Sincerly, Cora Blu

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Novella, Max. Everyone suspected Max was different, but when he reveals his animal to the clan not everyone likes his kind. But one woman wants his friendship no matter how others feel about him.

But when he tries to protect her from the negative backlash of being associated with him will it threaten to burn the bridge that’s been heating between them for over a year? Or has someone else been sabotaging their relationship for fear of change?
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{Reading “Dagger” first will answer many questions about the people around Max.}

  

Sincerely, Cora Blu