Published by Accendo Press (April 30, 2013)
Two guys who’ve stolen her heart.
Three races and only one of them worthy.
Countless enemies with insatiable bloodlust for power.
Will one girl's curse ultimately save her?
Half-vampire Brooke Keller barely survived the slaying of her worst enemy, only to learn that Zladislov—the world's most powerful vampire, leader of the vampire world, and her father—wants her dead. However, this time, she's not only fighting vampires but a raging monster within her that endangers what's left of her humanity. And when a deadly disease threatens to take her best friend's life, Brooke tries to convince Kaitlynn to accept a monster of her own: becoming a Zao Duh.
As a former slave to the Pijawikas, Mirko is driven to protect the innocent at all costs, but he has never faced a foe more formidable than Zladislov. And when the Commission bears down on Brooke, Mirko finds the stream of enemies runs deeper than he ever imagined.Excerpt:
She hops off the bed.
Her top rides up and I’m disappointed when she pulls it back over her exposed skin.
She grabs the blanket and skips back, a huge grin on her face.
Damn me to hell, but I’m a sucker for this girl.
I give her one of my pillows and put my arm out for her to lie down on.
She throws the blanket over herself and snuggles close, her head resting against my chest. She’s quiet as her breathing evens out and she eventually falls asleep.
I’m more than comfortable with her in my arms.
This is definitely more heaven than it is hell.
Well, at least until I wake up some time later as she rubs her leg across me. I reach down and caress her delicate, bare outer thigh. Her leg’s draped over my hip—under the blankets.
I freeze my hand in place and then remove it like it’s hot coals.
Heaven’s turned back into hell, but I still can’t bear for her to leave, so I lie still, torn between bliss and agony until the sun rises.
“Slatki,” I say. I nudge her shoulder, followed by a kiss on her cheek. “You have to get up for school.” It’s a little early still, but she has to be out of my bed before Garwin or her mom start looking for her.
Jaren can look for her all he wants. I don’t care if he’s the one who happens upon us. If he did, I’d lie here grinning up at him.
Brooke rouses a little and looks up at me with a big grin. “Hi.”
I chuckle. I love it when she’s pissed at me, but this sure as hell tops that. “Good morning.” I kiss her smile. “What happened to you staying on top of the covers?” I give her thigh a light smack.
She giggles and offers only a devious smirk in reply.
I’m going to have to watch her, and apparently grow some balls when it comes to her. Any other night and her clothes would’ve hit the floor within seconds of her bursting through my door.
I shove her lightly. “Go on.”
“All right,” she drawls as she sits up and drags herself out of my bed.
The loss of her body leaves me cold, but it lessens as I watch her pert ass jiggle when she walks away from me.
She looks back over her shoulder and grins.
She knows what I’m staring at as she leaves.
I throw off the blankets and take a cold shower.
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