Storm Crossed by Dani Harper

 

 

Storm Crossed

Grim Series
Book 4
Dani Harper

Release Date: January 9, 2018
 
Publisher: Montlake Romance
 
ISBN-10: 1503948943
ISBN-13: 978-1503948945
 
Book Description:
 
The latest stand-alone novel in Dani Harper’s Grim Series will delight old and new fans alike, transporting them to the ancient fae realm beneath the modern human world, where magic rules and menace abounds . . .
 
Heir to a noble fae house, Trahern is forced to watch helplessly as his twin brother is cruelly changed into a grim—a death dog—as punishment for falling in love with the wrong person. Trahern doesn’t believe love exists, but he will do anything to keep his brother alive—even join the Wild Hunt and ride the night skies of the human world.
 
Lissy Santiago-Callahan believes in love but has no time for it. She’s busy juggling her career as an academic and her home life as a single mom to a young son with Asperger’s. Her hectic life in sleepy Eastern Washington is made even more chaotic with the sudden arrival of a demanding fae and his unusual “dog.”
 
Mortal and immortal have nothing in common, and the attraction between Lissy and Trahern surprises them both. But when their desire places Lissy and her child in the path of a deadly faery feud, will the connection last, or will their separate worlds prove too great a divide?
 
 
Excerpt 3
 
He shook his
head and wished he hadn’t as a trickle of fresh blood escaped his wound. The
rock that surrounded them was the same that formed the palace foundations,
rendering ineffective any spell that could whisk them away.
“Hold!” an
imperious voice shouted, and the warths left off their attack, reluctantly
crouching in place. Trahern narrowed his eyes, straining to focus—and saw a
large band of mounted soldiers in ragtag armor. Gray skin was visible behind
their strange helms, and their eyes shone green. He didn’t recognize them at
all, but his sorcerer’s sight could not mistake the crimson aura that
surrounded their swords and spears. Iron weapons. Very few in the Nine Realms
could approach such things, and the cut of an iron blade was a slow but sure
poison to any Tylwyth Teg. Faint and dizzy, he held on to Braith with one hand
to steady himself and pressed himself harder against the rock to bolster his
remaining power. Last, he eased off his boots. The ground was cool beneath his
bare feet, and he drew in energy like drawing fresh breath, pulling it up from
the very bedrock, renewing him, aiding him for one last—
A deep shadow
abruptly fell across the forest, and thunder rolled from a formerly clear sky.
The soldiers glanced around uneasily as their horses twitched and danced
beneath them. The warths slunk silently away, and Trahern felt the hair on his
head prickle and rise. Braith, get down!
The entire world
erupted into white light and noise beyond hearing as a bolt of lightning
crashed to earth before him.
Trahern wasn’t
certain if he had lost consciousness or not, but it was an abysmally long time
before he could see and hear again. Braith was on top of him, apparently trying
to shield him. Move, he said in his mind.
Are you well?
I would be
better if I could breathe. Move!
The great dog
slid his bulk from Trahern’s chest, and he rolled over with a grunt, gratefully
filling his lungs. His vision blurred and cleared, blurred and cleared, but he
could make out that only a handful of the mercenaries remained, and most looked
like they wanted to leave. He had to give the leader credit for nerve—but the
man no longer looked at him at all.
“In the name of
Eirianwen of the House of Oak, we have come to arrest the fugitive Trahern,”
the man shouted.
“Her name means
nothing here.” The new voice came from high above, and Trahern struggled to
see. A burly stallion, as glossy and black as obsidian, stood upon the rocky
outcrop behind him, and its tall rider was dressed in dark leathers. His hair
was as black as his mount, falling to his waist in hundreds of braids and
stirred by an unseen wind. Save for the dangerous glitter in his jet-colored
eyes and the glow of the light whip resting on his thigh, it was like staring
at Death itself.
“He—he is a
traitor, My Lord, sir. We have a right—”

 

“As trespassers
in the Nine Realms, you have no rights.” The great horse stepped down from the
steep rocky outcropping as easily as if walking across a meadow. The mercenary
captain paled visibly as Lurien, Lord of the Wild Hunt, placed himself squarely
between the soldiers and their intended quarry. “Our laws state that betrayers
and traitors are the rightful prey of the Wild Hunt,” said Lurien, then leaned
forward in the saddle, his next words measured and menacing. “If he lives, he
is mine. If he dies, he is also mine. Stay if you wish to join him.”

About the Author:
 
Legend, lore, love, and magic. These are the hallmarks of Dani Harper’s transformational tales of faeries, shapeshifters, ghosts, and more, for a mature audience.
 
A former newspaper editor, Dani’s passion for all things supernatural led her to a second career writing fiction. There isn’t anything she likes better than exploring myths and legends from many cultures, which serve to inspire her sizzling and suspenseful stories.
 
A longtime resident of the Canadian north and southeastern Alaska, she now lives in rural Washington with her retired mountain-man husband. Together they do battle with runaway garden gnomes, rampant fruit trees, and a roving herd of predatory chickens.

Dani Harper is the author of Storm Crossed, Storm Warned, Storm Bound, Storm Warrior (the Grim Series), as well as First Bite (Dark Wolf), for Montlake Romance. She is also the author of a Yuletide ghost story, The Holiday Spirit, plus a popular shapeshifter series, which includes Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream, and Changeling Dawn.
 
For more, visit her website at http://www.daniharper.com
 
 
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Dani_Harper  or @Dani_Harper

 

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One life, one mate.That is the rule for Lycans, and after waiting for over a thousand years, Nicholas Konstantine has finally found his. But Kristen O’Connor doesn’t know she is a Lycan. He wants to claim her, but she’s scared. Will they face everything together, or will her fears be stronger than their love?

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About Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen

Title: Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen

Author: Candace Blackburn

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: January 16, 2018

Publisher: Candace Blackburn

Series: Return of the Lycan King

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: 9780692994450

One life, one mate. Nicholas Konstantine has been waiting over a thousand years for his mate. But when he finds her, she’s completely unaware of her Lycan biology, and she’s battling her own personal demons.

Kristen O’Connor is a recovering addict, with some major trust issues. By not letting anyone get close, she won’t get hurt. Yet after one meetiing with Nicholas, her walls are crumbling, and she wants more with this man.

But Nicholas reveals his Lycan side, and hers as well. In addition, ghosts from both of their pasts come back to haunt them. Will they face everything together, or will Kristen’s fears be stronger than her love?

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Excerpt:

“No.”  Repeating the word over and over, as if that would negate the reality, Kristen walked to the bathroom and turned on the lights. The fluorescent bulbs weren’t needed to highlight what was there.  Her pupils were, indeed, a deep yellow.  The color was framed by her thickened eyebrows.  She swung her hair around and…dear God.  Her hair was at least a foot longer than it had been that very morning.  Her fingers shook as she held a thick section of red hair.

All she saw were the claws.

The scream was primal and Kristen sobbed as she sank to the floor.  Nicholas was there instantly, wrapping his arms around her.

What is happening to me?

He rocked her back and forth, rubbing her back in circular motions.  “Your body is going through a change.”

“No shit, Nicholas.  But why me?  God almighty, I’m waving the freak flag high enough as it is.  Now I’m part animal?”  She held her arms in front of her face.  “I’ve got fucking claws!”

“I know, beautiful.  I’ve seen them.”

“Don’t!”

“Don’t what?”

“Call me beautiful.  I’m anything but.”

“You’re incredibly beautiful.  Even now, with all the things that are disturbing you so badly.”

“They aren’t disturbing to you?  You spent the night fucking a Lycan, werewolf, whatever and you’re perfectly calm.”  The sobs slowed as she turned to look at him.  “Why is that, Nicholas?”

“Because,” he said as he held out his hand.  Kristen gasped as claws extended from his finger tips.  “I’m a Lycan too.”

Copyright © 2018 Return of the Lycan King: Book 1 Nicholas and Kristen by Candace Blackburn

About Candace Blackburn:

Candace makes her home in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart husband and their two sons.  She’s an indie author who has published two previous romances (with a bit of fantasy in each), Tristan’s Redemption and Nate’s Forgiveness.  Her current works are all paranormal romance (her favorite genre to read!) and are set in her home state.  She loves coffee, cold weather, the Boston Red Sox, the Carolina Panthers, and hearing from fans.

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Eliza Knight’s The Sea Devil

Celebrate the release of THE SEA DEVIL, the newest installment in USA Today Bestselling Author Eliza Knight’s  swashbuckling series, Pirates of Britannia: Lords of the Sea.

“This series never disappoints, it just gets better, like a good bottle of wine, the more you have, the more you want.”—Goodreads Reviewer

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Title: The Sea Devil

Author: Eliza Knight

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: January 16, 2018

Publisher: Knight Media, LLC

Series: Pirates of Britannia

 

Synopsis:

A daring brotherhood, where honor among thieves reigns supreme, and crushing their enemies is a thrilling pastime. These are the Pirates of Britannia.

Thornley “Thor” MacLeod, captain of The Sea Devil and prominent member of the Devils of the Deep is out for one thing and one thing only—revenge against Santiago Fernandez, leader of Los Demonios de Mar. Tormented by the demons of his past, he knows the only relief to his pain will be spilling the blood of his enemy. When he learns that Santiago seeks to find a child he abandoned nearly two decades before, Thor is determined to find the precious treasure first. Which means, Thor may have to sacrifice his honor in order to exact the perfect vengeance.

Orphaned at a young age, Alesia Baird has grown up along the harsh coasts of Scotland, bearing witness to many a nightmare. With the hangman’s noose dangling ever closer to her neck, she has to find a way to escape the only life she’s ever known. When she overhears a pirate mention he seeks the child of Santiago Fernandez, Alesia takes the leap, knowing this could be her only way out.

Alesia must keep up the ruse long enough to escape with her life, and perhaps a sack full of jewels. But when it comes time to jump ship, she finds her destiny may have led her in a different path. Will the hardened Highlander allow a lass into his heart—or is she destined to be alone forever?

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Copyright © Eliza Knight 2018

 

“I’m a pirate, lass. What am I supposed to think when I come into my room and a lass has made herself at home, going so far as to take off her boots?”

She pushed against him more, and he did let go slightly, enough that she thought she might be able to draw a better breath, but it didn’t appear that his hold was what kept her from breathing. Struggling to speak without choking, she said, “I came here because I heard ye were looking for the bastard of Santiago Fernandez.”

“And ye claim to be that unfortunate offspring?”

She nodded solemnly. “I do.”

“Prove it,” he growled.

“How?” She wriggled against him. “Put me down first.”

“Say something to me in Spanish.”

He settled her in front of him, but not far enough away that she couldn’t still feel the heat of his body sinking into hers. Thinking quickly on her feet, Alesia frowned up at him. “My mother was Scots, and my father, the legendary Spanish pirate, abandoned me the moment he planted his seed, ye buffoon. Where would I have learned his language?”

“Point taken.” He studied her face, eyes narrowed. “Ye do have the look of him. In a feminine sort of way. Save for that hair. Tempestuous hair.”

Her mouth fell open at the insult. She moved to stomp on his foot but quickly found herself lifted off her feet, arms pinned to her sides by the steely strength of his own.

Fine, he wanted to play dirty. She’d already showed him once she knew how to take down a man. Alesia moved to kick him where she’d had the pleasure of socking him before, but Captain Thor clamped her legs between his thighs of steel.

“Uh-uh, princess,” he mocked.

Though she hated to head-butt anyone for the headache it always gave her, that was her next move. Alesia was fairly certain at this point she wasn’t going to be walking away with the silver, which meant she could at least walk away with her life—and figure out another way to escape the wharf.

Before she had the chance to make good on her decision to crack her head against his, she found herself flattened to the wood-planked floor, and his massive body on top of hers. Every hard plane pressed to the soft curves of her own. She sucked in a ragged breath, prepared to shout at him to leave off, but she found her throat too tight to speak.

“I’d have expected more from Santiago’s daughter, wee sprite.” His finger trailed over her cheek and along her jawline.

Alesia bared her teeth, trying to wriggle free but only managing to feel his body pressed harder to hers. “And I would have expected more from a pirate Captain.”

“Touché.” His grin was inviting. Unnerving. Disarming.

“Get off me,” she growled, trying keep her mind in the right place—the angry place. That was survival. To succumb to his disarmament was to lose.

His gaze shifted to her lips. “Not without a kiss.”

Alesia snorted and shoved at his unmoving shoulders. “I’d not kiss ye if ye were the last man on earth.”

“What if I were the second to last?” he teased.

She let out an exasperated groan. “Not then, either, ye ogre.”

He clucked his tongue. “Shame.”

“Why’s that?”

“Because, lass, if sparring with ye is this fun, kissing would be even better.”

About Eliza Knight

Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty sizzling historical, time-travel and contemporary romance novels. Under the name E. Knight, she pens rip-your- heart-out historical fiction. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain with her own knight in shining armor, three princesses and two very naughty puppies.

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