Enter into a world of darkness, where danger stalks two lovers as their passion burns out of control.
Struggling to understand the weird things happening around her, Liana is looking forward to a night of mindless abandon. When she encounters a stranger that comes to her only in the darkness, she is helpless against his drugging kiss…eager to explore the promise in his eyes.
Nikoli has given up on love and family. With the growing threats against his people, his time is better spent fighting. But when his attention is caught by a beautiful human, he is consumed with need. Unable to help himself, he abandons his duty, and together they embark on an erotic journey as danger slowly closes in around them.
General Release Date: 21st November 2011
Liana froze just inside her apartment at the words.
"That’s it, baby! Just like that!"
More words, accompanied by grunts and groans and the slight squeaking sound her bed made. Somehow, she didn’t think someone had broken into her apartment just to have sex, which meant only one thing. A glance at the table by the door confirmed her suspicions. There, in the silver tray, were John’s keys.
Damn him! That bastard wasn’t just cheating on her—he was cheating on her in her apartment, in her bed! Anger boiled in her veins. Throwing her purse and keys onto a chair as she went, she stormed across the living room to the bedroom door.
There, on her new cotton sheets, was her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend—flat on his back with a skinny, pale blonde straddling his waist. The woman was sitting up, her body arched like a bow, head hanging between her shoulders while she rocked forward and back. John continued to encourage his partner with words, rolling her pebble-sized nipples between his fingers. Engrossed in their own pleasure, neither of them noticed her as she stomped to their side.
Rage engulfed her and, with a cry of outrage, she raised her arms, unaware of what she intended. Focusing on the woman because she wanted her to know that John was a cheating bastard, Liana was shocked to see her go flying across the room, hit the wall with a loud thud, and fall to the ground.
"What the hell?" John jumped off the bed, glaring at Liana. "You bitch!" Before she could get out of the way, he backhanded her across the face. "What the fuck did you do?"
"Get...out!" Liana stood her ground, ignoring the trickle of blood she felt at the corner of her mouth and the strange looks John was giving her. She had always known he had a violent streak, but he had never turned it on her before.
"Gladly"—he stepped into his jeans and grabbed his other clothes—"you crazy bitch!"
The woman, who thankfully hadn’t been hurt by her flight across the room, pulled a skimpy red dress over her head and followed John out. Liana wasn’t shocked to find that the woman didn’t have any undergarments. Leaning back against the wall, she listened to them complain until they slammed the front door firmly behind them.
Once she was sure they were gone, Liana went into the bathroom to check her sore face. Clearing away the blood, she was glad to see that he hadn’t split her lip. The blood was from where she had bitten down when he had hit her, but the bruise on her cheek would definitely be visible for a few days. She returned to her bedroom, gathered all the bedding and shoved it into a garbage bag. Once she had sanitised her mattress with disinfectant and put on new sheets and a blanket—a new quilt would have to wait—she gathered her garbage and headed down to the dumpster.
After tossing the garbage, literally, she stopped by the manager’s office to order her lock changed. Thankfully, the man didn’t ask about her face—an explanation would be a struggle right now. Unfortunately, before she could make it back to her apartment, her neighbour and friend, Carrie, stopped her.
"Hey, are we still going out tonight?" Carrie’s bright green eyes widened when she saw her face. "That isn’t gonna go well with your costume!"
Word Count: 34,018
Book Length: SHORT NOVEL
Nikki, originally from sunny California, now lives in the southern region of the United States with her husband and son, along with an array of family pets. An avid reader in her youth, she has always enjoyed hearing and telling a good story. Her love of reading spicy romance has led to an adventure in writing. With a background in education, she strives to create strong characters in exciting, and sizzling, situations.
In addition to her family and writing, she absolutely loves chocolate! On most days she can be found curled up on the couch with the cat, working on her latest novel with a chocolate snack at her side!
Reviewed by Miz Love Loves Books
This is a tale about how love grips. The couple are fully aware of what is ahead. I wished there wasn't any danger just so they could get on with their affair and explore what they meant to each...
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