TITLE: The Mark of Abel
GENRE: paranormal romance
From behind the tree in the center of Eden, Lucifer reached for Eve. Her warmth teased his fingers, and thunder rumbled. He yanked his hand back, and his shoulders sagged. God may not have specified Eve, but the spirit of his command was clear.
Despite the warning, his fascination with her continued unabated. It had done so since her unexpected arrival. Eve hadn’t been part of the original plan. Lilith had been there first, but Eve was unlike Lilith in practically every way. They had the same brown hair so dark it was like the night and the same olive skin that stood in stark contrast to the luminescent white of the angels. That’s where the similarities ended.
Lilith strode through the garden. Eve gently strolled. Lilith proclaimed her dominance with every action. Lucifer chuckled. That seemed to irritate Adam to no end. Eve, on the other hand, explored and was part of Eden.
The best part.
Eden. The Garden of Delight. The name fit. It should. God didn’t name many things, but when he did, the words were magical. They became power words humans couldn’t even comprehend. Eden.
Eve glanced towards Adam, and Lucifer’s gut knotted. If there was one thing in Eden that didn’t make sense, it was Adam. Lucifer had been there when God had created Adam, but couldn’t figure out why he was necessary. Lucifer could have named everything. He’d already named the angels.
Of course it wasn’t his place to question God’s actions, yet the thought lingered.