From Inside the Grey House:
“Lick your lips clean, vampire. Sample the consolation prize.”
He did as instructed and nearly broke. The taste of human blood left him wanting much more. He reeled in his hunger and opened his eyes, allowing his desires to show. The first round had taken a good deal of his blood. He allowed her too many slashes, wanting to test her skills. He underestimated how much the rapier cuts would cost him. A great thirst was upon him and she offered no more than a drop of the precious liquid.
“Is that all you offer?” There was a tinge of barely concealed aggressiveness to his desperate voice.