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by J. C. Wilder, Rosemary Laurey
Category: Erotica/Paranormal Erotica
Description: "Nova" by J.C. Wilder In the sequel to Heart of a Raven (Paradox I), Nova is on the verge of seeing her life's ambition come true when she wins a Merman in a card game. Now she's on the run with her unwanted companion, and with her future in the balance, she finds that the pursuit of her goals could cost this man his life. "Adriana" by Rosemary Laurey A lifelong vow of revenge, magic and a love that transcends both. Adriana has dedicated herself to the destruction of the invading Astrians who murdered her family and destroyed her village. But when she meets an honorable Astrian, she is torn between her lust for revenge and the unexpected love for her a avowed enemy. This book has been previously published. Product Warnings Warning, this title contains explicit sex.
eBook Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2006
eBookwise Release Date: January 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [267 KB]
Reading time: 173-242 min.
Mark knelt on the rocks by the stream bank and filled his waterleathers, drank deeply, then refilled them. He cupped his hands to scoop up the clear water and washed his face and neck. He dried them on the lining of his cloak. Refreshed, he stood up and looked around. There had to be another river, a waterfall even. This stream burbled over the rocks and gravel, but from nearby came a roar of a torrent. He felt no desire to explore; this little sun-drenched corner was haven enough. He'd wait for the fog to clear completely and proceed on his way. Rian seemed content to chomp the wide verge of new grass that bordered the stream.
Cloaking herself with invisibility, Adriana watched her prey.
He was travel-stained, and his rough-coated horse in no better condition. The animal hesitated, perhaps sensing the magick around, but her rider had no such qualms. After he finished drinking, he stood up and brushed his hood off his face. The sunlight caught golden lights in his long hair. A yellow-haired invader. The worst kind. The dark- haired mercenaries came, killed and returned to their own country. But the yellow-haired invaders stayed, taking lands and farms from the vanquished and inhabiting the houses of those they had murdered. Whole families of invaders now lived in Endholm, the village she'd fled those years ago. The invaders' slaves farmed the fields her slain uncles had planted with roots and grain.
After drinking and washing, her prey led his horse over to the swathe of new grass. He patted the beast's neck and talked to it, showing more concern for a horse than Astrians usually showed villagers and children. No matter, the invader had drunk from Rache's cool water; soon he would pay the debt for which Adriana yearned.