Running in Fear: Ghost Warrior
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by Trinity Blacio
Category: Erotica/Paranormal Erotica
Description: No matter what came her way, she's always been a fighter. Yet, when Lissa learns she is mated to four men, she swears someone is out to get her! Nikola, Castor, and brothers Adonis and Pierre all vowed to keep their mate safe, but Lissa has other ideas when their world is beset by dangerous magical enemies and violent zombies! As a vampire herself, she can hold her own- but with war coming ever closer, can Lissa and her mates build their relationship while they keep each other safe?
eBook Publisher: Ravenous Romance/Ravenous Romance, 2011 2011
eBookwise Release Date: February 2012
4 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [202 KB]
Reading time: 141-198 min.
Lissa Elam moved through the halls of Castor's old home. All was quiet and everyone was sleeping except for her. Yes, Suzanne was right, it would be a while before she ever felt normal again, but Lissa was slowly building herself back up. She knew her brother, Stephen, was worried about her. Hell, he hovered over her non-stop when he wasn't busy, but something was off about him and she shied away from him for now.
She pushed open the patio door and took a sip of her glass of wine; enjoying the fall air, her favorite time of year, and stepped out onto the deck. The night air was warm, the stars were out in full, as the crickets sang their songs filling the night. Fall had colored the leaves that blew off the trees reflected in the lights from the torches around the gardens. Lissa knew the men would be furious if they discovered she was out here alone, but right now she didn't care. Plus, she could take care of herself. Lissa's knife collection was well hidden and ready in case she needed it.
Taking the last drink of her wine, Lissa laid the glass down on the glass patio table before she strolled down the path towards the courtyard. Earlier she had seen the massive gardens from the car. Lissa missed the plantings and trees at her human home where she and her mother used to work outside for hours, plucking weeds and planting new flowers. Every year, something different would come up, surprising everyone.
The Kentucky blue grass path turned to the left. As she rounded the corner, a large oak tree sat to the left of the path. Lissa jumped when she noticed Nikola, a fae warrior, moving to block her path. "I'm sorry; I didn't realize anyone was out here." Under his gaze, Lissa's body awakened. It was the first time since before her ordeal, surprising her.
"Do you think it's wise to be out here alone when so many enemies are close?" He moved like a warrior and a man who knew every detail around him, full off confidence, but also so alone. Once more he leaned against the tree, his arms crossed over his bare muscular chest.
Lissa studied him under her long black bangs while she slowly ran her gaze up his body. Anyone could get lost in his dark green eyes. His hair was the color of wheat lit by the sun and it brushed his shoulders. He had to stand at least seven feet tall, but then she was small at five feet four inches. She raised her gaze to his, his lips curled up and Lissa blushed. He had caught her staring. She moved back a step. "Umm sorry, but, no I'm not important like Suzanne, Jaycee, Cecil or Shelly. If you'll excuse me..." Lissa waved to the path. "I think I'll continue my walk."
She moved back onto the path and once more concentrated on her surroundings. Lissa listened to the whispers of the roses, mums, lilies and all sort of flowers which lined the path, hastas mixed into the mix. They calmed her as nothing else could.
"You really don't believe yourself important enough to have protection?" Nikola asked from behind her. She jumped and frowned at him.
Lissa stopped, her full attention on him now. "It's not a matter of importance, it's more of a pattern, and I'm perfectly capable of protecting myself." She grabbed the knife from the back of her shirt and picked at her nails. "You see after being hurt, you learn never to trust anyone, for even family can turn on you if you are not careful."