I'm glad you guys like this one! The book is part of a Halloween anthology releasing October 29th with Silver Publisher. Continuing on to finish out this little scene:
He said nothing, just leaned close and flicked his tongue across my cheek, absorbing the salty tear escaping my eye. “Shh,” he whispered, raising a long claw to wipe the tears away. “Don’t cry, Billie, I don’t want to hurt you. I’m going to keep you.” Smiling, he tilted his head. “You’ll be my greatest treasure.”
Ooooo-weeeeee-ooooooo. lol, have a great week!