River of Time: Heart of the Bear
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by Gabrina Garza
Category: Erotica/Erotic Fantasy/Fantasy
Description: A dream vacation could prove to be the highlight of one woman's life ... or maybe just the end of it. Birgir Thorsson doesn't belong with the rest of humanity. He's the son of the Norse god Thor, cast through time to elude his jealous half-brother Wir, who wants his father's power for himself. The brooding, quiet artist hardly feels rescued, even if he and his brother and sister have been saved from the power-hungry Wir. Separated from his two older siblings, he's taken to living alone in Scotland. Until now... On the coast of Scotland, the trip nearly turns to disaster for Territory Hail. Alone on vacation, Teri tries to save time and snap a photo of Incholm Island when waves drag her into the sea. A tall, blond, and handsome man comes to her rescue, but Teri never dreams the person who saved her life might just be leading her into a dangerous family rivalry spanning the ages and time itself. Birgir can heal her in all the right ways, but being with him puts Teri in mortal danger from another demi god who will stop at nothing to get what he wants... Genres: Fantasy / Shapeshifter / Time Travel / Paranormal / Psychic Phenomena / Action / Adventure / Some Gay (M/M) Content / Exhibitionism / Public Places / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: June 2008
5 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [172 KB]
Reading time: 107-151 min.
With her eyes still locked on Birgir's blue-gray gaze, Territory sat forward until their knees touched. Her heart was pounding as she felt the moment slowly inch from casual conversation to something wordless and much more heated and primal. She wanted him closer, his arms around her, her fingers in his hair, his lips to hers.
"I should get some extra blankets," Birgir said. He cleared his throat and squeezed her knee gently, then immediately apologized. "I forgot about your bruises."
Teri rose with him. "It's more my hip than anything," she said, looking down. Her tangled hair fell over her shoulder, her lip catching a few strands.
This was crazy. She was acting like she hadn't got laid in six months, which may have been true, but she didn't need to act like it.
Birgir reached up and brushed Teri's hair back from her face, his fingertips teasing the shell of her ear. His gentle action garnered her attention, and in one steady gaze, Teri knew he wanted her with greater urgency than his actions revealed.
"I didna pull ye from the water expecting anything in return," he murmured, caressing her earlobe.
"I know. I wasn't expecting anything either." She sighed, her hands balling into fists around his shirt as she drew herself nearer.
"But ye want it?" he asked, his lips against her ear.
"Yes, I want it. I want you."
Immediately she smelled him, a mixture of seawater, sawdust, and his own masculine scent. Her breath hitched as Birgir's soft lips pressed against hers, a slow, tender kiss that left her knees weak. She was surprised at how soft his goatee felt against her skin, his whiskers tickling her and piquing her senses until all she wanted to do was unravel in his arms.
A little sigh escaped as Birgir grazed his thumb along her jaw from her earlobe to her chin.
Lips parting slowly, Teri deepened the kiss and tasted him. Her hands explored his defined chest through his soft cotton shirt, fingers pressing to muscle. He had the body of a laborer, his arms strong, shoulders sinewy and chest rock hard, begging to be licked and kissed.
"Say it again," he said against her lips.
"I want you," she told him.
Birgir kissed her hard, his breath hot against her face as her hands slipped under his shirt and touched the light dusting of hair along his midsection. His stomach tightened as her fingernails skimmed down to his belt.
Pressing her torso to his, Teri moaned as Birgir's long, thick fingers massaged the back of her skull. With no space left between them, she felt his cock pressed high against her belly, stiff and ready.