With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought…
When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?
Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
And the lovely cover:
palms and Chansey mimicked my position. She reached for her dress and scooted
it up her thighs until she was satisfied with the amount of sun exposure on her
legs. She enjoyed being in the sun and I wondered if she had given any thought
as to how she would miss it if she became a vampire.
thought aside and asked, “Are Gia and Lairah being overbearing about the
she laughed. “I think I might want to elope.”
convince me. I’ll take you to Vegas and make you my wife right now if it’s what
dream of marrying you at the top of the open arm staircases.”
enough favor with the gods to be given such a beautiful gift as Chansey?
you if that was what you wanted.”
perfect,” I reminded her.
Rachel and Christian’s wedding reception, you told me how you pictured your
wedding. We didn’t get far into the conversation because that jackass, Evan
Finley, interrupted us.”
out more in my mind than our conversation,” she apologized.
boiling, so I thought it was a great idea to steer the direction of the
conversation back toward the wedding. “Have you thought about a date for our
a lot of thought and I have a date in mind. How do you feel about a November
it if this was the end of October. I know four months isn’t forever, but it
sure feels an eternity to me right now.”
me enough time to plan a small wedding. We haven’t even told Granna and
Granddaddy about our engagement yet. Have you forgotten that?”
hasn’t slipped my mind.”
marry someone before,” I admitted.
mine. “Well, that’s good to know, but we’re telling them we’re getting married,
not asking permission.”
That’s not what I need. It’s their blessing I want. I may be three times as old
as Grady, but I still want to be respectful,” I said.
shoulder as she laughed. “That is so bizarre to me.”
just seem like a 26 year-old to me.” She sat up and leaned closer to brush her
lips across mine. “A very robust 26 year-old.”
leaving me with an intense urgency to be closer to her. I reached for her,
pulling her against my chest a little too quickly. I heard her gasp and then I
saw the smile across her face, proving the sudden catch in her breath resulted
from delight instead of fear.
pulling me on top of her to rest between her bent knees. This was our first
private moment since we arrived at the compound and it caused me to be overly
enthusiastic. I knew I shouldn’t, but I placed my hand behind one of her knees
and pulled her leg to wrap around my waist as I pressed my body into hers. A
sigh escaped her lips and she pulled her other leg up around my waist. The
thoughts of what I wanted to do to her returned me to my senses and she
recognized the look she had become so well acquainted with when things between
us had gone a little too far.
and locked her legs around my waist. “Don’t you dare stop because you can not
keep doing this to me. It’s totally unfair!”
the wedding up and I’ll be more than glad to become totally fair. In fact, I’m
quite anxious to be totally fair.”
“October. It’s the earliest I can pull it off even with help from Gia and
still three months away,” I complained.
I loved tried to use her power of persuasion on me just like Sebastian said she
would. “I know a way to make the next three months pass much faster.”
Risky because you are playing with a fire you highly underestimate,” I assured
not sure I’ll ever find out if I underestimate you or not.”
month earlier, I thought I might push my luck a little further. “Looks like you
won’t discover the truth for months, unless you want to move the date closer.”
I took my hand and placed it on her thigh, moving it slowly under her dress as
I said, “Come on, let’s do it.” I allowed my words linger as I gazed into her
eyes and then I added, “In August.”
away from under her dress to show her unhappiness with my joke. “I can wait if
you can. Maybe even until the end of December. I’ve heard Christmas weddings
when she showed me how she could beat me at my own game, so I conceded. “I’ll
take the October wedding.”
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