Relish Scavenger Hunt
Welcome to the Relish Chapter 1 Scavenger Hunt!
The first chapter of the sequel to Savor, the first book in the Vicious Feast series by Kate Evangelista, was divided into 11 pages. To read the whole chapter you have to go on a hunt starting at Kate's website. You will visit 10 blogs in total and at the end, a giveaway feast will be waiting for you!
“You put way too much sugar in your coffee, Larry.”
Yes. I rebounded on Laurel Hardy, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Gossip, our ironically named college paper. I’d insisted on no strings attached and he’d agreed. Now he spent most nights at my apartment, and I let him because I couldn’t stand sleeping alone. The dreams…I shook my head. I needed someone to be there when I woke up. I needed the warmth of another body beside me, the feel of hands on my body, the oblivion an orgasm brought. I got all of that from Larry for the low, low price of $9.99. Figuratively speaking, of course.
Another thing to hate Luka for. In thirty days, he’d made me codependent. The guilt of using Larry for my comfort twisted my insides. Larry knew this. I’d made it clear from the start. Still he stayed. I got the feeling he suspected my recklessness with his feelings came from my stay with Vicious. He’d been the one to help me negotiate the terms of the NDA, so when I came back broken he must have put the two together.
Larry snorted at my criticism of his taste in morning pick-me-ups. “Miss Sweet Tooth? I don’t get why you’re drinking your coffee straight up these days. You used to put at least three packets of the white stuff in your mug.”
“Don’t make me sound like a sugar addict.” I stared into the dregs of my cup. In the background, the video had ended, displaying smaller screens featuring other Vicious music videos. I curled my fingers into my palm to suppress the need to click Replay.
“Alright,” he sighed out, smoothing down my hair in a sweet caress. “I get it. I won’t push.”
“Thanks,” I mumbled, not really feeling the gratitude today. That fucking dream, man, it messed something up in me.
“Want another cup?”
I left Lunar Manor broken, seeking comfort in the hands of Laurel “the Dragon” Hardy, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Gossip. Okay, I may have used him to ease the pain He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named caused by his confession of loving someone else. On New Year’s Eve! Granted, he was drunk off his ass, but still! I stay with Larry mainly because the dreams are getting worse. Worse enough to wake me in the middle of the night needing the touch of another to save me from losing my mind.Unfortunately, the handsome bassist of the uber successful indie rock band, Vicious, is never far from my mind. I thought I was rid of him once and for all only to have him show up at my hotel in London. Luka Visraya’s power over me is intense. No matter how far I run, I always end up circling back to him.If you think my story is just some romance about two lovers getting back together, think again. Little did I know that returning to Luka meant I’d be plunging myself into a world more familiar than I ever thought possible. Trust me when I say I didn’t believe it either when the truth finally came out.
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University - Manila with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full-time and is based in the Philippines.