One Night in Daytona Beach

One_Night_in_Daytona_Beach_by_Dellani_Oakes - 500I’m thrilled to announce that my newest book, One Night in Daytona Beach, an erotic romance, is now available for pre-0rders! Part of the City Nights Series from Tirgearr Publishing, One Night in Daytona Beach goes live October 28, so save your copy now! If you order from Amazon, the book is only .99¢ (.99p/ .99euc)

Below is a short excerpt from One Night in Daytona Beach. Enjoy!

The night air had a storm in it. Draven didn’t really want to ride his bike in the rain, but he didn’t have time to go home and get his car. He rode, as quickly as he dared, thirty miles south to Edgewater, rumbling down the dark street just after nine. There wasn’t another soul around, but that wasn’t surprising. Despite its growth over the last twenty years, it was still a sleepy small town in some respects. Rolling up the sidewalks early was one of them.

Lowering the kickstand, he got off the bike and walked up to the house. His instructions were to go to the side door of the garage. It was dark, so he lit the flashlight on his phone and walked carefully to the door, dodging loosely stacked lumber.

Tapping on the door, he waited. There was music playing loudly. He knocked harder. Nothing happened, so he tried the door, finding it unlocked. The room was dark, except for two orange lava lamps in the far corners of the converted garage. Heavy leather furniture dominated the room. A scarred coffee table filled the space between the couch and loveseat. A cigarette smoldered in an overflowing ashtray. A glass of Jack Daniel’s on the rocks sat next to it. The ice had barely melted and the cigarette was halfway down, so Moose couldn’t have been gone long.

“Moose?” he called, trying to be heard over the slightly creepy music. Careful with that Ax, Eugene by Pink Floyd wasn’t his idea of soothing nighttime listening, but who was he to criticize? “Moose? Just like him to demand I show up and then leave.” He thought about knocking on the house door, but he didn’t want to bother Moose’s wife if she happened to be sleeping.

Loud screaming started, giving him a turn, until he realized it was the song. Played at that volume, it was quite terrifying. Shuddering, Draven left. Moose obviously wasn’t there. Whatever he wanted could wait. Draven had more important things to do—all of them involving a gorgeous redhead.

Starting up his bike, he rolled out of the driveway, heading back the way he’d come. It was around 9:40 by the time he got back to Jamie’s. There were no lights on and he was afraid she had gone to bed. Tapping on the door, he waited. The light blazed by the door and the drape over the window jerked aside.

“You decided to come back, huh?” Jamie stalked away from the door, throwing herself onto the couch.

“I said I’d be back. Jesus, baby, what did those other guys do to you?” Draven sat next to her, reaching for her cheek.

Blue eyes blazed. “They left, okay? They fucked me and left. Every man I’ve ever been involved with has left me.”

“Baby, that’s not me. I’m sorry about that. It was unavoidable. But I’m back now.”

“And if that person calls, will you leave again?”

“I have to. But I will always be back.” He kissed her deeply. “You taste amazing. What is that?”

“Toothpaste,” she snapped.

“Yum. Sorry, babe. I’m kinda stank. After you worked my ass off, I didn’t get a chance to shower. Care to join me?”

“Got clean undies?”

“Thought I’d go commando.”

Giggling, she dug around in a drawer. “Just so happens, I have a pair of boxers that might fit you.”

He held up the black, silky boxers with big pink lamé lips on them. “Do I wanna know?” He raised curious eyebrows as he held them up under his chin.

“A bridesmaid gift.”

“Sure…”

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He hadn’t seen her in 10 years, but there she was, dressed in black leather, straddling the Harley. Draven Wick is back home, on a break from filming his vampire themed TV show, when he spots Jamie Humphrey at a Bike Week raffle. The love of his teen life, Draven never thought he’d see her again. Rekindling their romance after 10 years is the easy part. Unfortunately, Draven has been blamed for the death of a notorious bike gang leader. Staying ahead of the police, and the biker gang bent on revenge, takes Jamie and Draven to the brink of disaster.

© 2015 Dellani Oakes