Sacrifice in Blood
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by Stephani Hecht
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Because of his turbulent childhood, Kale tries to make safe life choices. He stays by his twin's side, serves his coven leader and never sleeps with the wrong kinds of guys?until he finds himself drawn to the most unsafe man in the world--fellow warlock Ian. Once, Ian was part of the most dreaded coven known to the supernatural world. Although he left the coven at the same time his brother and cousin did, Ian still feels as if those years surrounded by evil stole all the good from him. Many fear him, and Ian likes it that way for he never wants to be seen as weak or vulnerable. He's confused when he falls for a quiet warlock with a noble spirit, but that doesn't stop Ian from making a great sacrifice in order to save Kale?a sacrifice that leaves Ian weaker and more vulnerable than ever. Now, Kale must protect Ian from the enemies hunting them. As death draws closer, Kale discovers that maybe the safest choice isn't the best. Still, will he be strong enough to save both of them, or will they become the next causality of the war?
eBook Publisher: eXtasy eBooks/eXtasy Books, 2012 2012
eBookwise Release Date: March 2012
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [101 KB]
Reading time: 63-89 min.
Alone. Empty. Vulnerable. And most of all unloved. That's not exactly how Ian had expected his life to end up. Yet, there it was, all sitting out in front of him, like some macabre buffet that nobody wanted to touch and he found himself at a loss as to how to change anything.
Sure, he'd always expected to die alone. Especially since his brother Donavan had found his mate. After all, who wanted a bitter, evil warlock hanging around to drag the mood down? While their cousin Lachlan was still there, Ian knew it was only a matter of time before the kindhearted healer found his own mate.
So yeah, there was no doubt about it. Ian was fucked. Well and truly fucked. The worst thing was, he couldn't even find it in him to be sad about the fact.
He was sick of it all. The war ... the death ... the suffering ... the memories ... and most of all, the fucking regrets.
He rolled to his side, trying to find a comfortable position on the hard hotel mattress. It was daylight, which meant it was bedtime since part of his travel party was a vampire, but he was too jacked up to sleep.
The door opened and he knew from the sensual, musky scent that it was his friend Lilith. The succubus walked across the room, climbed into bed and began to spoon him.
Ian didn't say anything, just continued to stare at the wall that was covered in some god-awful wallpaper. It looked like something straight out of the seventies, which was kind of fitting since that was about how old the porn was that they were offering.
"When are you going to tell them?" Lilith finally asked.
While her voice was all smoke and sex and her body was hot, there wasn't even the slightest spark of arousal in Ian. Not that he didn't think Lil was attractive. After all, she was a succubus and sex was what she did best.
No, it was because Ian, sap that he was, had made the most fatal mistake in his life. He'd gone and fallen in love with somebody ... somebody that would never return his feelings. The saddest thing of all was that Ian had just literally sacrificed everything for the other man.
"I'm not going to tell them," Ian replied dully.