It starts as an intervention for a friend, but it ends in bloodshed, lust, betrayal and death…as love often does after dark.
When Emily’s husband, Land, calls her to come down to the warehouse district at sunset, she thinks it’s just another job for their para-extermination company.
However, he says that he’s finally caught Matt, the third member of their team, who was bitten by a werewolf a few weeks ago and has been missing ever since.
Emily races to the warehouse, where instead of the friendly intervention she and Land had planned, she finds Matt wild in his cage, a creepy vampire duct-taped to a pipe, Land covered in blood from a bite mark on his neck—and not a single easy answer in sight.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of horror, gore and death.
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Wild After Dark anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
General Release Date: 25th August 2015
“Land, what time is it?”
“What do you mean it’s seven? Why didn’t my alarm go off?”
“You needed the sleep, Em,” Land replied.
“So you decided to go off on your own at night just so I could get a little shut-eye? Land, we’ve watched enough horror movies to know that splitting up is not a good idea.”
“I know. But we’ve also watched enough reality TV to know that not getting enough sleep also isn’t a good idea.”
“Touché. Did we get a call?”
“No, Em. I found him.”
Emily sat straight up in bed. “You found Matt?”
“The lures worked. He’s in the trap.”
Emily rocked out of bed and yanked on a pair of leggings. Then she did some fancy moves to get a sports bra on without taking off her long tank sleep shirt. “That’s great. That’s really great. Is he okay?”
“More or less,” Land replied.
Emily stopped rushing through their dark bedroom. “Is something wrong? You sound weird.”
“The important thing is that we found him. You should come down. We need to do the intervention together. He won’t listen to me. He’ll listen to you.”
“Um, okay. I’ll get my coffee and drive right over.”
“Love you, Em.”
“I love you, too, Land. Are you sure—”
The call abruptly ended.
Land had never hung up on her like this, not unless they were in a knock-down, drag-out kind of fight, and they’d only had that twice in their relationship. And both times, Emily had known they were in one.
Her stomach tightened, but she forced herself not to overanalyze.
That didn’t mean she couldn’t hurry. By the time she made it to the warehouse, it would be full-on dark.
She grabbed a large bottle of iced coffee from the second shelf of the fridge. Then she hopped into her subcompact. Land had the company car, but hers had an extermination kit or two for emergencies, so she wasn’t going out to the warehouse district half-cocked.
As she drove away from the glittery, bustling part of the city, the blue velvet of the sky went black.
“Ladies and gentlemen, lock your doors,” she whispered.
Word Count: 14,994
Book Length: SHORT STORY
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Aurelia T. Evans is an up-and-coming erotica author with a penchant for horror and the supernatural.
She’s the twisted mind behind the werewolf/shifter Sanctuary trilogy, demonic circus series Arcanium, and vampire serial Bloodbound. She’s also had short stories featured in various erotic anthologies.
Aurelia presently lives in Dallas, Texas (although she doesn’t ride horses or wear hats). She loves cats and enjoys baking as much as she dislikes cooking. She’s a walker, not a runner, and she writes outside as often as possible.
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