Monday, 2 August 2010

Manly Monday- Drake Vireo

My book boyfriend love afair with Drake Vireo satrted many years ago when I fisrt read Katie MacAlister's You Slay Me, the first of the Aisling Grey Guardian Books and I fell completely head over bookboyfriend heels into lust with the possessive and grouchy leader of the green dragons. This is one of my favourite scenes from the book, it is their first kiss, I love how the chemistry sissles, how she doesn't back down, the inuendo and how she literally takes his breath away.It is also when he discovers that he is more than just attracted to her, she is his mate.

If you have never read these books, go find them!

Minxy out!

A smile flirted with his lips. Dangerous lips, I reminded myself as my heart started beating faster. He might be a dragon, he might be someone whose name instilled
fear in other people, but boy howdy, he sure turned my crank. "Are you by any chance threatening me?"

I lifted my chin even higher. "Only if you intend on making things hard."

His gaze raked me as he took in the pretty poppy dress."Things are already hard, sweetheart."
My knees almost melted at the double entendre, but I stiffened them and reminded my libido that he was a thief who had cruelly stolen my aquamanile and left me at the mercy of the gendarmes. "I doubt you're going to die from hauling a little wood," I said, purposefully misinterpreting his statement. "Let's stick to the point, shall we? You have my dragon. I want it back."

"I am immortal, Aisling—I cannot die. You, however, are refreshingly mortal." As he spoke, his fingers slid around my neck until his hand was gripping me in. a hold that was borderline strangling.

The silence in the club was so thick, you could have cut it with a piece of toast.
"You can huff and puff and breathe fire on me all you want, Drake," I said, my voice hoarse as his fingers slowly squeezed the air from my windpipe. I kept my chin up, my gaze firmly on his. "I'm not going to back down. I am not afraid of you."
"No? We shall see about that, shall we?" He moved closer, and every nerve in my body screamed a warning, but I just stood there as he pulled me to him, his arms hard as steel behind me, his mouth swooping down to claim mine. One part of my mind protested the fact that he was kissing me in full sight of everyone in the bar; the other part felt a moment of fear flare to life as I understood the true
relationship between a dragon and his fire.

Heat burst through me the second his lips touched mine, the flames of his desire scorching me, licking along my skin until it started infernos within me. Pinpricks of sweat formed along my brow and spine as his fever consumed us, wrapping me in a searing cocoon of fire that stripped the air from my lungs. His tongue touched mine, and the heat that swept through me started to boil my blood. My flesh caught fire.

Smoke from my body and the incandescent shimmer in the green eyes before me obscured my vision. I was dying, burning from the inside out, Drake's fire setting every atom within me alight. Just as I knew I was literally going to burst into flames, something miraculous happened. A door within my mind opened, a doorI didn't know was there, one tucked away in the dark recesses of my consciousness. The door opened, and suddenly I had leashed the fire, controlled it, changed it from a destructive element that was meant to consume me into something that added fuel to the desire that flared between us. I turned the fire back on Drake and began to kiss him in return, reveling in the power that was flowing through me as if I were a conduit. He jerked but didn't stop the torturously wonderful touch of his mouth.

Everyone was still watching us, I knew, but that didn't stop me from leaning into Drake and rubbing my hips against him, fitting all my soft curves to the hard planes of his body. I wanted him, all of him, his fire and his body and his soul, right then and there, and I hate to imagine what would have happened if Drake hadn't had the strength of purpose to pull back from me. Unable to look away—let alonethink —I
stared into his eyes, seeing the flickers of our shared fire in their emerald depths mingled with something that looked very much like surprise, surprise that quickly changed into speculation. Slowly, atom by atom, the fire he'd started within me dropped down to a simmer.

"I believe that round goes to you," he said softly, his voice thrumming through me, threatening to stir the newly banked embers.

I untangled my fingers from his hair and took a step backwards, extremely aware of the voyeurism that I had paid no mind a moment ago. "Yeah, well, maybe you'll think twice about messing with me again," I said with bravado I didn't feel, gritting my teeth over the shakiness of my voice.

From Katie MacAlister's You Slay me


Sparklybearsy said...

NOM!! if i ever find time amid the towering pile that is my TBR i need to read this series since you speak so highly of it Minxy!

MarnieColette said...
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Bells said...

Ooooh me thinks I need to check out this Drake character. ;)

MarnieColette said...

I fell in love with Drake in that scene... I also like the storming after and pinning her to the wall one too!

Minx said...

@ Bear, you must! You must!

@ Bells Drake is so dragony you just want to lick him all over... *blushes* ok perhaps that is just me. It is a fab series, I love Drake and Aisling as a couple, and team them with Jim the demon dog and you have a ilarious read as well as down right sexy!

@ MarnieCollette OMG the wall thrusting! And the scene in her dream where she wakes in the night gown or well any of their shared dreams, RAWR!

Victoria said...

Well - After that I just ordered it up from the library ;). Thanks!

Minx said...

oh yay! I hope you love it as much as I did Victoria!

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