This is a random, unedited, out-of-context, straight from the manuscript with the original mistakes, sneak peek from REDEEMING THE WIZARD in THE BEAST WITHIN ANTHOLOGY (out Sept 2010).
...He leaned closer, crowding her, and said, “You felt it, my frigid little mortal. You felt the sexual charge between us. You want to hate me, fine, but don’t lie to me. Or yourself.”
She sucked in a breath and refused to meet his eyes. “I don’t fall into instant lust. You did something, maybe bespelled with your wizard gaze. Probably same thing you do to all women when you want to get laid.”
She was really starting to piss him off. He never used magic to get sex, hell he hadn’t had to. Women vied for his attention, for the chance to have sex with a wizard. “Close your eyes.”
She pulled her eyebrows together. “Why?”
“You accused me of using magic to make you want me. I’m going to prove I didn’t.” He leaned his head to her ear, inhaling the scent of his shampoo on her. “Close your eyes, Mira. Then you won’t be able to see my eyes when I kiss you.”
He felt her slight shiver, then she jerked her head to the side, away from him. “I’m not—“
Pulling his head back, he watched the flush that warmed her cheeks and made her eyes sparkle. She licked her lips and he fought back a groan. Instead, he said, “Unless you’re willing to concede that you’re turned on by me.”
She closed her eyes, her shoulders tensed and her jaw rigid.
Gage cupped her chin and stroked his thumb over her lips. They were smooth, slightly damp and warm from her tongue. His balls tightened and his dick hardened. Her feminine scent of warm vanilla mixing with his soap and his shampoo from the shower was arousing as hell. Using his fingers, he stroked along the sensitive line of her jaw to her ear and down the curve of her neck. Then he leaned down and brushed his mouth over hers…