Blood of the Wolf [Cruentus Dragons Series Book Three]
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by Brynn Paulin
Category: Erotica/Paranormal Erotica/Dark Fantasy
Description: For centuries, there have been legends of Vampires--the fault of one careless dragon. But humans only know part of the story. Walking amongst us are Dragons, shape-shifters who feed on blood. Once upon a time, Lucan Aventech thought he was human. Then the day of his changing arrived. As his skin ignited and he shifted to Dragon form for the first time, he was in a horrific accident--or so it appeared. He survived, but everyone, including his beloved Meda, believed him dead. Now that he's finally come to terms with being a Dragon shifter and he's no longer a danger to others, he's ready to reclaim his life and reclaim Meda. Reigniting the love between them should be easy, right? But Meda's deep-seated anger and pain as she comes to terms with who he is and the fact that he abandoned her makes things far more difficult than Lucan ever imagined. Nevertheless, nothing can stop the passion still burning between them. Not even the Djinn who wants to claim her as his own. Now, Lucan has only to convince her that this time is forever.
eBook Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC, 2010 December
eBookwise Release Date: March 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [153 KB]
Reading time: 91-127 min.
Lucan Cooper tapped his fingers on the steering wheel of his midnight-blue Porsche as he navigated twisting mountain roads by rote. Though he should pay more attention to the familiar route, his mind lingered on the intimate scene he'd played out with Meda that morning after he'd woken from that horrible dream. She'd made that awful foreboding go away.
God, he loved her. Every day with her seemed the greatest gift a man could be given.
The love they'd shared this morning surpassed any other. He wanted to turn around and get another dose of that perfection.
That was his life. Perfection.
Great job. Fantastic woman. Wonderful home. A promising future... And hopefully soon, a family on the way. Not bad for a man who'd started out with nothing as an abandoned infant.
He navigated another turn which would take him east toward town. The sun was beginning to break the horizon, the glorious beams of dawn promising another balmy, cloudless, blue-skied day. Maybe he and Meda could eat outside on their deck tonight. It might be slightly chilly, but he was aching to use his new grill.
Absently, he pulled his sunglasses from the visor before the growing light blinded him.
"Man, it's hot this morning," he muttered. He rolled down the window, wondering why he was so warm when the forecast had called for sixty-degree weather. The fresh air rushing past the car did little to help cool him. As he went around a slight curve and sunlight filtered through the open window, he bellowed in pain.
On fire! He was on fire! His skin bubbled under the sunlight. Tongues of flame erupted down his arms, and he screamed, his voice a higher, more terrified pitch than he would ever have imagined. Almost immediately, his clothing ignited, and the scent of scorched skin and hair filled the vehicle. He clawed at his garments to get the material off his body and slapped at the blaze engulfing him.
Unable to recognize anything through the blinding pain and the desperation to make it stop, he couldn't avoid the guardrail designed to keep travelers from plummeting down sheer cliffs as they navigated hairpin turns. The screech of metal ripping metal melded with his shrieks as the car tore through the barrier.
Even through his terror and pain, dread and desolation filled him, empty finality filling his soul. As he fell and blackness overcame him, he knew he'd die. Just like in his dream. And he'd never hold his beloved again.