First Kiss Friday – “Vampnapped” in Must Love Vampires by Heidi Betts

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Heidi Betts, author of the paranormal romance story Vampnapped in Must Love Vampires.  Welcome Heidi!  Here’s the first kiss between Charlotte (Chuck) and Sebastian.

“What are you doing?” she asked breathlessly, feeling the heat of his body radiating toward hers, and the laser-sharp intensity of his gaze tracking her like prey.

“Getting ready to seduce you . . . and make some of those fantasies come true.”

She opened her mouth to protest–mostly because she thought she should, not because she didn’t want the seduction or any hot and sweaty fantasies he felt compelled to fulfill. But before she could get a word–or even a squeak–out, Sebastian covered her mouth with his own.

The minute their lips touched, she was a goner. He felt like warm velvet, and tasted of thick, blackberry wine and dark, secretive vampire.

Not that she had a clue what vampires tasted like, other than the one she was slurping at right now. She would have thought he’d taste like blood–that was what they thrived on, right? So she’d expected a metallic, coppery flavor.

Instead, she got warm and spicy and just . . . male.

Her fingers kneaded his shoulders, and she pushed up, wanting to get closer, wanting more. A low mewling filled the air, and it took her a moment to realize the sound was coming from her. She never mewled. Or moaned or groaned or panted or begged. At least she hadn’t in a very long time.

But he had her doing just that. She was making noises in the back of her throat–desperate, sexual noises. And in her head, she was doing even more. Panting, begging, all of the above.

His hands found the hem of his own oversize undershirt and delved beneath, stroking the smooth skin of her waist. They were so big and warm, even against her rapidly rising temperature.

When they found her breasts, she gasped, letting her head fall back and struggling for breath while his thumbs ruthlessly teased her stiffening nipples. She let the sensations wash over her, long-denied feelings of lust and longing coming alive and battling like a couple of prizefighters to get out.

“Wait,” she gasped when she could finally catch her breath. And it took a couple of tries, as well as a lot of licking of her dry, parched lips.

His hands continued to squeeze and torture, his mouth joining the fray to suckle a line up the length of her throat.

“Wait,” she said again, using the hands at his shoulders to push him back just a smidge.

He made an unhappy sound deep in his throat, but finally lifted his head and met her eyes. His glittered, dark and dangerous, and behind his slightly parted lips, she was sure she saw the glint of long, sharp canines. Longer and sharper than normal. Longer and sharper than they had been even earlier.

“You’re not going to bite me, are you? Suck me dry?” she asked.

“Oh, I’m going to suck you. And probably bite a little, too.”

His erotic threat made her stomach clench. Along with muscles that fell much lower and wanted nothing more than to wrap around him and squeeze.

“You know what I mean. Real biting, the kind that breaks the skin and makes you anemic. You’re a vampire and I’m a human, and that’s what vampires do to humans. Right?”

“Not necessarily. Unless we’re feeding. Otherwise, it’s . . . optional.”

Tipping her head, she pondered that for a minute. All kinds of images spilled through her mind. Sexy ones, scary ones, ones that fell somewhere in between. But of course, she had no way of knowing how accurate they were.

“Is it good?” she asked with only a slight hitch to her voice.


For him, sure. It was probably right up there with achieving an actual orgasm. But since he was the only one with fangs, she suspected he was biased.

“For both parties, though, not just the . . . heavy biter.”

“I can make it that way, definitely.”

“How?” she wanted to know, eyes narrowing with curiosity . . . and no small amount of self-preservation.

“I’ll show you,” he said, grabbing her up again and kissing her until she forgot all about being bitten, or losing too much blood, or even her own name. His fangs scraped against her lips, but she didn’t care. If anything, knowing they were there, how dangerous they had the potential to be, turned her on even more.



6 Responses to “First Kiss Friday – “Vampnapped” in Must Love Vampires by Heidi Betts

  • Sigh… I can’t wait till Tuesday.

  • Dang it! Dang it! Dang it!!!

    I was not going to read this. NOT going to read it! But do I listen? NO!!! I read it. Dang it! Dang it! Dang it!!!

  • Hi Heidi!! I cant wait until I read this!!! Then I can FINALLY read the prequel on my kindle!!! Big Hugs…and congratulations on another winner!!! 🙂

  • Heidi, thanks so much for being todays featured guest!

  • Thank you so much, everybody! I’m delighted to hear you’re all so excited about the book. (I am, too!)

    And thank you to Laurel for posting this! Such a great idea, I’m kind of bummed I didn’t think of it first. 🙁

  • Excellent excerpt! Great way to open my eyes this Friday morning. 😉
    Best of luck with Vampnapped!