Hauf applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, A Venetian Vampire, and reported the following:
I'll just include the text here and let you decide. From page 69:Visit Michele Hauf's website.“Maybe.” She leaned against the wall and crossed her arms.I think it say a bit about both hero and heroine, and makes the reader wonder what the heck is going on (and that maybe it could be fun).
“And where does this friend come in? I thought you said you’d picked up a piece of art for him. Or was that a lie you made up when we met at the bar? It is a him, yes?”
“It is. And it wasn’t a lie. But how can you know the art I told you about was the egg?”
“You’ve committed two heists since arriving in Venice?”
Kyler shook her head. The man was insufferable! “Just the one. What about you? You said you were casing the place the same time as me. You don’t strike me as particularly in need of pin money.”
“I am quite well off, thank you.”
No kidding. The palazzo must be worth a fortune, and she bet the suits alone set him back a couple thousand per outfit. “And I recall you actually said you weren’t a thief? I don’t get it.”
“There’s nothing to get, Kyler. I wanted the Nécessaire egg. I devised a way to obtain it, via you.”
“How’d that work out for you?”
“I can’t argue the night ending on a high point with you pierced by my cock.” He smirked and stroked his jaw. The move was so sensual Kyler’s body heat rose a few degrees.
Neither could she make the argument. And just the sound of it—pierced by his cock—ooh, it gave her a good shiver.
“And I do love a good adventure. Such as werewolves,” he continued. “They provide a challenge. Keeps an old vamp on his toes. And in this case, I’ve also the pleasurable challenge of dallying with a very pretty vampiress thief who wishes to thwart my mission.”
My Book, The Movie: A Venetian Vampire.