Night Train Chapter 9

~o~o~o~ . Bella hadn’t slept so well in years. She felt … good. It was so sinfully divine to just lay all nestled in her bed—she inhaled deeply and snuggled even farther into her pillow. It smelled heavenly; making her glad she had washed the bedding. Then she remembered she…

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Night Train Chapter 8

~o~o~o~ . “You … what?” Bella stared in stunned disbelief at the blond vampire. And, God help her, she couldn’t think of one single thing to say. Her poor, overloaded brain had shut down. He wasn’t anything like them. How could he know them? She needed another drink. Plucking Peter’s…

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Night Train Chapter 7

~o~o~o~ . Easing away from her, Peter’s not-quite beard tickled Bella’s cheek. The only experience she’d ever had with a man’s facial hair was when her mustachioed dad kissed her cheek or forehead. She wondered what kissing Peter would be like. Would it be scratchy? The hairs brushing over her…

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Night Train Chapter 6

~o~o~o~ . “Ruined the mood?” Bella snatched her hands from his and climbed awkwardly to her feet, steadying herself against the cupboards. Hand braced on the top, she scrambled around the island, and away from Peter, to the opposite side of the L-shaped kitchen area and yanked open the drawer…

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Night Train Chapter 5

~o~o~o~ . Mortified, once again Bella was left speechless and standing like a stump in the side yard, watching Peter tug her little wagon along as he sauntered toward her shed. Besides noticing he was as attractive from behind as he was from the front … and the T-shirt ……

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Night Train Chapter 4

~o~o~o~ . After Peter left so abruptly, Bella just sat at her table, dumbfounded, mouth hanging wide open. She’d been sure she was going to die, even though she hadn’t told the story about the scar yet. Maybe he did want to hear it. She still wasn’t certain if he…

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Night Train Chapter 3

~o~o~o~ . “What is it with you vampires and dissing my choice of vehicle?” Bella left Peter standing there and stomped off down the gradual slope to her little red truck parked on the gravel shoulder. “I didn’t really mean nothin’ by it, sugar. It’s just it’s … kind of…

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Night Train Chapter 2

~o~o~o~ . Keep her? What did he mean by that? Should she be scared or outraged? He could easily grab her and hide her away … make her disappear. Thoughts of being kept by another vampire froze the marrow of her bones. Memories of having everything, from what she put…

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Night Train Chapter 1

~o~o~o~ . Bella’s mind wandered over the last several years, reclining in her Special Sitting and Thinking Spot. Yes, she mentally capitalized the name. It was the middle of June, but the night air was cool. She tugged the old flannel shirt she’d snagged from her father a little tighter…

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