Red Fire [Eyes Of Darkness Series Book 4]
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by Christy Poff
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance Dream Realm Award Finalist
Description: Valeria thought she knew about wolves--after all, she was considered an expert until strange things began happening around her. After a life-altering event in her life, she finds out she had been mistaken about everything she believed in. Gabriel needed to leave his home, heading for the peace of North Carolina. He wanted to settle down and not have to worry about alpha politics. That changed within moments of his arrival. When their paths cross and they learn their destinies, will they be strong enough to survive a red fire and the ones who plot to destroy everything they believe in? This is the fourth book in the EYES OF DARKNESS SERIES.
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: December 2006
47 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [290 KB]
Reading time: 172-241 min.
"I was immediately engrossed in this story. The author combines vivid story telling skills with very well written love scenes. The characters of Gabriel and Valeria are very realistic, so much so that I found myself getting angry with them for some of their less than stellar decisions. The supporting characters, some apparently from previous stories, are as well drawn as the two main ones. The author provides quite a few plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end."_Maura Frankman at Coffee Time Reviews A 4 cup review
"The fourth book in Christy Poff's Eyes of Darkness series, RED FIRE is spine-tingling, attention-grabbing, and so hot, it will melt your socks off. Gabriel is a true alpha male and when he stakes his claim, it's for good. But there's also a tender side to Gabriel. And when that side comes out, grab a Kleenex. I won't say more because it will give the story away. Valeria is Miss Independent and doesn't like take charge kind of guys. So when Gabriel asserts his alpha side she gets a bit miffed. Heck! She gets mad! But there's more to this than meets the eye and there are extenuating circumstances that tear Gabriel and Valeria apart. The sex between the two protagonists is spicy, a little kinky, and very heated. After reading this erotic tale you might need a cold shower. There are a few secondary characters who are integral to the plot: Deacon, the Pack leader, a man of mystery with hidden depths; Damon, Gabriel's younger brother, who admires his big brother and is protective of him; Rhiannon and Sean McMurray (see SPARK OF A WOLF) and Julian Hawthorne, all friends and pack mates of Gabriel's; and a vile villain who has heinous plans too evil to mention. Once more Christy Poff has written a story of lust, danger, passion, and love, with her newest story, RED FIRE. Head on over to Whiskey Creek Press Torrid and order your copy of RED FIRE today. It's one you absolutely won't want to miss."_Sinclair Reid, Romance Reviews Today
"RED FIRE is the fourth book in the EYES OF DARKNESS series and is so intriguing that you find yourself eagerly turning the pages to see what will happen next. This story is certainly different from other werewolf novels because the female is in control and it makes for very interesting reading. Gabriel has a past that he must move past and Valeria has to deal with her heritage. They come up against many difficult odds and go through some major changes. This book will make you scream out loud at times, but it all comes together in a wonderful tale of love and passion. Christy Poff has created a story that readers won't soon forget and I will go back to read the other books in the series."_ Angel @ Romance Junkies, a 4 ribbon review
"Christy Poff is an author whose work I've enjoyed immensely. It has been an honor to continuously read her writings. RedFire, fourth book in the Eyes of Darkness series, is definitely a must read! Christy Poff knows how to throw a twist! When readers expect one thing to happen she switches directions which leaves her readers in a state of awe. The characters are outstanding. Gabriel is a wonderful character who is all male and knows exactly what he wants. And when he sets his sights on Valeria, he is sure to her for eternity. The dynamics between the two characters is amazing. They truly complete each other. The book is filled with lots of drama that is well known to keep audiences alive and awake until the wee hours of night. RedFire has a nice balance of action, adventure, intrigue and romance that all readers are sure to enjoy. "_Chantay at Euro--Reviews
"...Eyes of Darkness #4 Redfire positively vibrates with action and steamy romance. Author Christie Poff has created a wonderfully detailed recounting of the werewolf tale, their world and their laws. "_Kelly at AORAAG
"...Ms Poff has done a beautiful job creating characters which are alternately frustrating and loveable and I often found myself comparing them mentally to friends and relatives. Her sites and locations are richly detailed and intricately faceted, and give you a good sense of time and place."
"...Light bondage and D/s add to the heat between Gabriel and Valeria, adding some great spark to very well written story."
"Thanks, it's good to be back."
"We have so much to tell you," Elizabeth Hawthorne said.
"What did we miss?" Sean McMurray asked.
"Hunter traced the lab in Chicago after he and Gabriel opened the safe in that madman's house. Once the fire department put out the blaze leveling the rented mansion to the ground, they found a lot of evidence, along with the name and address of the doctor and the lab."
"What happened?" Sean asked.
"Since they couldn't come out and state the reason why they wanted the operation closed down, I persuaded Lockwood to let us take care of it. All the packs throughout North America have searched for that place for years. Gabriel and Damon went to Chicago, where they met several members from..." Julian Hawthorne explained.
"Julian, what happened?" Sean asked impatiently.
"The lab mysteriously went up in flames. The fire burned so hot, there was no evidence left. Those involved will never hurt us again."
Sean breathed a sigh of relief, but the Holts' involvement concerned him. The pack's mission had been to peacefully exist in the human world. At least, Julian had originally explained it as such.
"I want to talk to Gabriel and Damon."
"We figured you would, plus they have information for you and Lockwood, also."
"Good, I'll take care of everything when I go back to the office."
* * * *
Gabriel Holt waited impatiently to see the new prince of the pack. Although Gabriel respected him and had come to like him, Sean McMurray intimidated him. Of course, one reason could be McMurray almost ripped his neck out when they fought over McMurray's wife, Rhiannon.
He went over everything he needed to tell Sean about their mission in Chicago to make sure he wouldn't forget anything. He looked at his younger brother, Damon and hoped he'd make it through this in one piece. Gabriel knew he could handle his future but his brother worried him. Gabriel smiled knowing his brother would, more than likely, remain in Colorado while Gabriel himself could not and would head east.
"Gabriel, how are you feeling?"
"Fine, Julian, no worse for wear. How did the prince take the news?"
"How else would you expect? He's pleased the threats are gone but worries about the notoriety."
"We did what we had to do. No one..."
"I know, but if it were me, I'd have the same reservations."
Gabriel had to agree with Julian--Doctor Julian Hawthorne--the pack's former leader, though after stepping down, he remained as their physician. A wise man, Gabriel respected him.
"Gabriel, Sean's ready to see us," Damon announced.
"Here goes nothing."
"I know," he said, "I've already come up with a solution to all this."
"Don't do anything foolish."
"It's not, honestly," Gabe assured Hawthorne. "For once in my life, I've made a good decision."
* * * *
"Gabriel, Damon, good to see you both."
"We're glad to be home," Damon said, smiling.
"Tell me what happened," Sean McMurray, prince of the Aspen Pack, wanted to know. Thanks to his investigative training, Sean treated this session as that--an investigation on an informal level.
"Damon, Ryman and I followed the information Lockwood and I found in the safe at the estate. It led us to the lab outside Chicago where Gliickman threatened to send your wife. Several members of other packs helped us take care of it, and the doctors--thanks to Julian's network."
"How?" Sean asked. An Aspen detective and former Special Ops in the military, he had to make sure Gabriel Holt's actions would not come back on the pack he now led.
"Trust me, Prince. We made it look like a lab accident. Once the guys from a Canadian pack set the high temperature fires..."
"Will any evidence lead back to the pack or Lockwood?" Sean asked, needing reassurance. Hunter Lockwood partnered with him in the police department while being Sean's closest friend and ally. Lockwood knew their secrets, the only human outside the pack with that kind of explosive knowledge.
"No, we're all safe. The fire burned extremely hot leaving no evidence except the point of origin. The heat obliterated everything."
"Good," Sean said quietly.
"I'm leaving here."
"Too many memories and you don't need me competing with you for her, or as Alpha..."
"But what about..."
"No, Damon will be fine here with the pack. I learned my lesson when you damn near ripped my throat out over your mate."
"You have everything here though."