26 October, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Demon’s Life by Shari Sakurai - @ShariSakurai #Horror #LGBTQ



About the Book:

Out of respect for the relationship we once had I will spare your life. However, if you try to obstruct me again then I will kill you

Vampires are now an endangered species. Possessed by the demon Kurai, Kokawa Taku has sworn to eradicate all those whom he deems inferior.

Determined to free Taku from the demon’s corruption Thane seeks help from Taku’s sire, Takata Koji. Thane’s search for answers takes him to Hong Kong where he learns the devastating truth. That in order to save Taku, Thane may have to kill him.

Refusing to accept this, Thane makes a decision that places the fate of all vampires in the balance. However Thane is unaware of the betrayal around him and that his actions will either save Taku or destroy him.

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Read an Excerpt from Demon’s Life


It hurts…Taku…

Kurai silently stared down at the unconscious younger vampire for what felt like hours, but in reality could have only been a few minutes. Anger and regret warred inside of him. Anger that the pitifully weak and inferior being had dared to think that he could get away with lying to him and conceal Takata Koji’s whereabouts, and regret that he had hurt Thane so badly. The latter had not been his intention. Whilst the intrusion into Thane’s memories would have been uncomfortable, painful even, it should not have caused him so much distress. This had brought Kurai to the conclusion that he had already been exposed to something similar. Of course Kurai recalled the events that led to the demon claiming Taku for his own, but Akito had freed Thane from his thrall. This was something new.

Intending to find out what had happened, Kurai laid a hand on Thane’s forehead. Tentatively he reached out once more, searching for Thane’s most recent memories. Yet as he made this connection, his mate cried out in his sleep. His body jerked under Kurai’s touch and Kurai felt a similar spark of agony jolt though him. Alarmed, he recoiled from the futon.

Taku…please…

Gritting his teeth in aggravation Kurai stood up and went through to the bathroom. He ran a hand-towel under the warm tap before returning to the main living area. Kneeling down beside Thane once more he cleaned the drying blood from his face. Kurai knew that it would be several hours before Thane recovered. It was fortunate that Kurai himself was more than a vampire or he might have been in a similar state.

Setting the towel to one side he touched his mate’s face, his fingertips stroking a path from his cheek down to his jawline.

Out of respect for the relationship we once had I will spare your life. However, if you try to obstruct me again then I will kill you.

As much as he hated to admit it, Kurai knew that it was more than that. He remembered their connection back in Norfield. He had felt everything that Thane had in those moments when he had recalled their meeting in Nagasaki. These feelings, together with that connection, had stayed with Kurai. Poisoning his every thought. He should kill Thane whilst he had the chance, self-preservation warned him but Kurai knew that he couldn’t. Despite everything he could still feel his love for Thane. 

They would both need blood to regain their strength, he decided as he forced himself from Thane’s side. He knew who had done this to Thane. Whilst Akito wasn’t entirely unique in his abilities, he was the only one of his kind who would dare to disregard Kurai’s protection of Thane. Once Thane was sufficiently recovered Kurai intended to make Akito regret it.  


About the Author:

Shari Sakurai is a British author of paranormal, horror, science fiction and fantasy novels that almost always feature a LGBT protagonist and/or antagonist. She has always loved to write and it is her escape from the sometimes stressful modern life!

Aside from writing, Shari enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to (loud!) music, going to rock concerts and learning more about other societies and cultures. Japanese culture is of particular interest to her and she often incorporates Japanese themes and influences into her work.

Shari loves a challenge and has taken part and won the National Novel Writing Month challenge eleven times!


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