HERE IS A SNIPPET FROM MY NEXT NOVEL, EVERMORE.
“You didn’t have to do that,” Avery said.
“What?” Emeline opened the water, ready to pass it to him.
He turned, finally giving her his fully attention from his crouched position. Flames danced across his skin, turning him into a molten god. “Serve me. You’re not working and I’m not a customer” he said with a scowl.
His words slapped her. “You asshole. I would feed anyone who came to my home. It’s call common courtesy. Having manners which you have none.”