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USA Today bestselling author Tracey Devlyn writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense and mainstream thrillers. An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website

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Her sister might be the law and her brothers the brawn, but Riley Kingston is definitely the brains of the family. She’s a talented botanist well on her way to a PhD—so why does she feel like a failure? Fired from a dream project in Costa Rica, Riley’s stuck back in her hometown. Cataloguing plants on Steele land keeps her busy, but it’s far from compelling work. Until she discovers a fascinating new specimen. One with a body made for pleasure . . . and eyes filled with a pain she longs to understand.
Delta Force operator Coen Monroe doesn’t want to be studied. Not even by the sexy scientist whose inquisitive glances stir up desires he isn’t ready to handle. He came to Steele Ridge to be alone, to battle his nightmares and the memories triggering them. But Riley’s gentle seduction is as relentless as her curiosity. She soothes his wounded soul . . . and fires up his defensive instincts. But once her research sparks a deadly conspiracy, Coen is exactly what she needs.
When Riley is targeted by a sociopath bent on silencing her forever, Coen will do anything to protect her. But can he save the woman he loves without losing himself in the process?

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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

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After her carefully ordered world imploded, Paige Taylor cracks up. On her tenth self-help book, it seemed like a good idea at the time to reinvent herself––move from Manhattan to the tiny beachside town of St. Clair––and take over the local bookstore.
But instead of discovering her spiritual Nirvana, she’s neck-deep in a floundering business, the locals treat her like a plague victim, and her mom’s suddenly decided to visit––with no end in sight––and keeps coming home with one surprise after the next.
Added to that pot of crazy, the one guy who sets her pulse racing has sworn off women forever. He’s got a Samsonite filled with baggage, but damn he looks good hauling it down the street. And giving her those sexy half-smiles. And tempting her to take him for a test ride.
Soon Paige discovers that reinventing herself takes more than just a change of address and a pithy quote on Instagram. She needs to face the truth about her life, and that’s something she can’t do alone.

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Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all.

She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.

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For Alexa McIntyre, the answer to everything comes down to numbers. Three sons. One divorce. One great life…except her boys are getting older and they really need a man around. Enter the number twenty, as in after twenty minutes with someone she knows whether or not she wants them in her life. So, she hatches a plan to meet any man who remotely strikes her interest—for a twenty-minute date at her favorite coffee shop. It’s the perfect way to find her perfect match in the most efficient way possible.
Too bad coffee shop owner Marshall Calloway isn’t keen on her using his shop as her speed-dating zone, especially since she’s made it clear he’s too young to be a contender. But against her better judgement, Alexa finds herself drawn to Marshall in ways she can’t quantify. There’s no easy answer, and once the kids become involved, her well-ordered world threatens to fall apart—twenty minutes at a time.

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Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. She’s the author of more than twenty romances, and believes that stories of love and hope are important. Love can happen at any age and she often writes about vibrant and passionate characters finding love later in life. She’s a snowbird, spending the winters in sunny Florida, and the rest of the year in beautiful western New York with her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he’s her inspiration.
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Art professor Anita Delgado spends eleven months of the year working. July is her month to cut loose, paint, and pick a guy to make the summer memorable. But this year she isn’t in a tropical location with an exotic man like she’d planned. She’s stuck in small-town USA dealing with a lake house she doesn’t want, inherited from a grandmother she never knew. A summer fling might be the only thing to get her through the next few weeks.
Salvage specialist Noah Colburn is running for mayor. If he doesn’t, an absolute idiot is going to ruin his beloved town. So he’s stepping up. It’s what he does—with his teenage daughters, with the family business, and now with Lakeside. But when the newest resident of the town asks him to renovate her grandmother’s house—and have a four-week fling —he’s tempted. Tempted to step out of the mold and take just one thing for himself. But the gossip mill in the town is notorious.
Anita’s learning it’s hard to have a fling when the town follows your every move, and it’s even harder when the July guy makes it clear one month is never going to be enough…

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Julie Hammerle writes young adult novels that focus on nerds, geeks, and basket cases falling in love. On the YA side, she is the author of The Sound of Us (Entangled TEEN, 2016) and the North Pole romance series (Entangled Crush, 2017). For adult romances, look for Knocked-Up Cinderella in the fall of 2018. A graduate of Butler University with degrees in secondary education and Latin with a minor in music, Julie lives in Chicago with her family and enjoys reading, cooking, and watching all the television.
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I’m a walking contradiction.
School principal who liberally drops the F bomb.
Fiercely independent yet willing to auction myself off for charity.
Serial monogamist who’s down for a no-strings one-night stand.
Except now I’ve gone from one-working-ovary to co-parent in the time it took a stick to turn blue.
F. Bomb.
Ian Donovan may be a richer-than-hell venture capitalist, but he’s no Prince Charming ready to sweep me off my feet. Good thing I don’t need him. I’ve been doing fine on my own for forty years, and I’m not about to start changing that now.
Ultrasounds, swollen feet, midnight cravings? Bring. It. On.
But why is it when you finally swear off men, you meet one who’s too sexy—and determined they can make it work.
F. Bomb.

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From New York Times best-selling author Denise Swanson comes DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS, the second installment in her Delicious Love series. It takes one dedicated wildlife veterinarian, plus an impossibly handsome nightclub manager to prove that love always wins. Fans of Jill Shalvis, Bella Andre, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips will devour this sweet and sexy romance.

Marco Thorne was hired by Club Wilde’s owner to open up the newest, most outrageous venue yet. He is absolutely certain that he can handle all the competition Las Vegas has to offer until his overbearing boss contracts with Lions and Tigers and More sanctuary to have live exotic animals present in the jungle-themed club. Still, he has no choice but to go along with his boss’s idiotic scheme, even if he thinks it’s the worst idea he’s ever heard.


Dr. Sage DeSantis’s entire life is devoted to keeping the animals under her care in the sanctuary healthy and happy. After the sanctuary’s owner announces that he’s renting out some of Sage’s babies to Club Wilde, she’s sickened that they will once again be exploited.


When Marco and Sage meet, the chemistry between them nearly knocks them off their feet. Although they both have experiences in their past that make them leery of love, and Sage is determined to guard her heart, Marco is all in. But will Marco be able to convince Sage to give them a chance?


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Sage DeSantis held the rifle loosely in her arms. Charlie had gotten free again. The old rascal had somehow learned to pick the lock on the ranch’s gate and had taken to strolling along the side of the highway.

Sage worked as a veterinarian at the Lions and Tigers and More wildlife park. It was a nonprofit originally established to take in big cats that had previously worked in movies and live performances. All of the refuge’s guests were well socialized, and as long as no one got stupid, everyone was safe. Well, none of the humans were in danger.

Lately, Sage had been a bit worried that the animals’ safety, or at least well-being, was at risk. Her bosses had been discussing the diminishing contributions and skyrocketing costs and she had a bad feeling that today’s staff meeting was about that very subject.

However, all thoughts of the looming announcement fled when Sage reached the end of the driveway and spotted Charlie standing over the prone form of her best friend, Deanna Sloan Thorne.

Deanna was as still as a princess in a glass coffin and almost as pale. Charlie, on the other hand, was grinning like a fool and licking Deanna’s cheek. Each time his pink tongue made another swipe, Deanna’s beautiful green eyes widened a little bit more, and as Sage got closer, she could hear her friend’s frightened little squeaks.

Immediately, Sage depressed the button on the tiny device in her pocket. At the sound of the click, Charlie raised his head and glanced around. Another click and he reluctantly trotted over to her. She clipped on his collar and leash, then fed him the treat he expected for responding to the signal.

As the lion ate the chunk of chicken, Sage heard Deanna’s faint voice ask, “Can I get up now?”

“Absolutely.” Sage looked at her friend. “Why are you on the ground?”

Deanna rose to her feet and brushed the dust from her pink capris. “Well, I was waiting for you at the entrance like we arranged and suddenly the gate swung open and that beast ran toward me. When I realized there was a lion coming at me, I think I might have passed out.”

“Running?” Sage raised a brow. These days, Charlie barely made it to a fast walk.

“Running.” Deanna nodded firmly, then relented and said, “Okay, maybe trotting.” She put her hands on her hips. “Why weren’t you there? You were supposed to meet me at ten.”

“Oops!” Sage put her hand over her mouth. “I am so sorry. When I found out that Charlie was missing, I forgot about your tour. Do you still want to see the place?”

“Definitely!” Deanna refastened her ponytail. “But can I carry the gun?”

While Sage showed her friend around, they chatted about Deanna’s recent marriage and Sage saw the love shining from her friend’s eyes. Sage was truly thrilled for Deanna, but a small part of her wished she had been the one to find Mr. Right.

But that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. After her disastrous affair at her last gig, she’d given up on men and completely stopped dating. Her ex had been the director of the zoo where she’d been working, so when things fell apart, she’d not only lost her boyfriend but also her job.

New York Times Bestseller author Denise Swanson was a practicing psychologist for twenty-two years. She writes the Delicious Love and Change of Heart contemporary romance series, as well as the Scumble River, Devereaux’s Dime Store, and Chief-to-Go mysteries. Her books all feature small-town heroines with lots of heart.


Denise’s books have been finalists for the Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, RT Magazine’s Career Achievement, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She has won the Reviewers Choice Award and was a BookSense 76 Top Pick.


Denise Swanson lives in rural Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr.


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Releasing today! Maxon’s New Moon by USA Today Best Selling Author Cyndi Faria is the first book in her new Timber Cove Wolves series and her first foray into the world of Bad Alpha Dads.

USA Today’s Best-Selling Author Cyndi Faria, introduces book one of her new series, Maxon’s New Moon, Timber Cove Wolves MC Series (Bad Alpha Dads)


One kiss started a war.


Breed or Die.


Thanks to my biological clock racing toward twenty-seven, the year life ends for us she-wolves if we don’t reproduce, I risked war to have a child. But my precious baby isn’t safe with me. There’s only one Alpha wolf who can protect her—her ruthless and scarred father, Maxon Salvador.


Kill or Claim.


As Executioner for the Timber Cove Wolves MC, my pack master ordered me to kill Naomi Sloan, but instead I set her free. He doesn’t know she’s the mother of the squalling baby left abandoned on my doorstep—my child. I have to find Naomi, but when I do, if I’m not strong enough to return the child and walk away, it could spell the death of us all.


If you like searing passion, pumping action, and unbreakable pack bonds, like those created in Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten (The Other World Series) or Carrie Ann Ryan’s Tattered Loyalties (Talon Pack Series), then you’ll devour USA Today’s Best-Selling Author Cyndi Faria’s Timber Cove Wolves MC series.


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Chapter 1

Nine months earlier…


The rumble of motorcycles draws me to the raging bonfire clawing at the canopy of the pines. I should be anywhere but on Timber Cove wolves’ property, trespassing, but here I am, checking out two members. They might spot me through the rising ash and curl of smoke, and my heart races as I approach the clearing in my full wolf-shifter form. I slither under the brush in lieu of stalking the two upright, praying neither of the remaining men I snuck through to get here sense my presence. I have only one shot at saving my life, as well as my twin sister, Alina’s.

I inch forward, doing my best to minimize the crunch of leaves and twigs beneath my pads as I spy on Maxon Salvador. He’s the hot alpha wolf I’ve set my sights on. The males of my pack are sterile, but there’s a nasty twist. If I’m not with child by my twenty-seventh year—the age all she-wolves must imprint and breed with their mate—I’m as good as dead.

I’m hoping the man I’ve come to know as Maxon’s pack leader, Acheron, heatedly discussing something next to the snapping flames, heads out soon, so I can finally approach Maxon face-to-face.

His coffee-colored hair skims the side of his head, made slick from his recent shift. Even his body shimmers like he’s made of polished bronze. My belly flutters, and that’s not all. My core quivers with need for Maxon.

Never has my promised mate, Tavin Ruslor, aroused me when he binds me within his greedy clutches. Still, I’m reminded by my desire toward Maxon how much I’m betraying my own pack, but I press onward.

Maxon swivels his head in my direction, puffing his breath, which forms white clouds quickly carried away by the brisk night sky.

Every muscle in my body turns to rock, I’m so tense, as I hold onto my wolf form. I dart behind a twisted oak tree large enough to hide my human form. I need to avoid discovery a little longer, until Acheron departs. Downwind, I summon my change. As my human form spills onto the damp moss at my feet, I grit through the stab of pain until my skin reflects the moonlight.

Head raised, Maxon scents the air, trying to get a bead on my location. A second later, Acheron raises his cell to his mouth. “Check the perimeter for a breach. Female. Find her and bring her to me.”

Both men hunt their surroundings, crouching, each step plotted and calculated so they don’t miss a thing.

I make myself so very small in an effort to stay concealed, but I know I can’t and won’t evade their search forever. I change tactics and decide to delve headlong into my plan, even though most likely, it will get me killed.

My suddenly slippery nerves are doing their damnedest to escape, but I stubbornly rein them in. This is what I’ve risked everything that matters to me for.

Naked, and praying my needing scent reels both men in, I slink around first one tree, then another. I position myself where I have a chance of escaping if this backfires before revealing myself. I scrape my hip on the rough bark of a rather large pine and bite back the hiss of pain that threatens to escape.

My nerves beg me to bolt once again, but I refuse to give up and die like my older sister did her twenty-seventh year. There is hope. I fully intend to prove it, providing I survive this night and succeed with Maxon. Not only is Alina depending on me, so is every female of my pack. The males too, whether they realize it yet or not.

I dart my gaze from one man to the other, but my wolf compels me back to Maxon. He’s holding an ax mid-body, and the wood handle has a bold curve, as does the black-faced blade with the glistening silver tip. He’s the executioner of his pack. He could kill me with his hands. I believe he would, if his pack master ordered him to. Traitors aren’t tolerated, and I’ve committed the ultimate crime, punishable by death, by leaving Tavin. I’m about to break a decades-old treaty that could rekindle pack war between rivals, once I make myself known.

Inhaling deeply and steeling myself, I step into the clearing. Losing my sister and my pack aren’t an option. I have to do this.

Maxon doesn’t know it yet, but his acceptance of me could save our species, even if I question his ability to be a good dad. But here goes nothing.

I clear my throat, try to look alluring and sexy when I know I’m a far cry from resembling a runway model, and emerge from the shadows. “Looking for me?”

The powerful male spins to face me. He pumps his chest and draws out his arms, crouching slightly as if readying himself to pounce. The rumble from his throat makes me squirm.

I imagine a strong jaw hidden behind his thick, triangular beard. I can’t tell the color of his eyes from where I’m standing, but they reflect golden firelight, he’s so close to the fire.

Mesmerized, I trip over a low lying branch that snags my toe, and the ground disappears from under me. I fan out my arms, grabbing at the air as I roll out from the shadows, naked and ass up.

Embarrassment rushes through me, but I refuse to have my mission thwarted by my sudden onset of klutziness. I am going to convince Maxon to mate with me or die trying. At least if I die, I won’t have to watch helplessly as my twin does.

Maxon’s on me quicker than I could’ve ever predicted, curling over me and sending my senses into overdrive. Suddenly, he’s all I can see and hear. My mouth salivates, eager to taste his gleaming skin. My fingers tingle in anticipation of exploring every male inch of this alpha wolf. Fear and arousal beat through my veins with every thump of my excessively beating heart, the combination intoxicating. It isn’t until Acheron clears his throat that I’m brought back to my senses, remembering we’re not alone.

Desire fills Maxon’s eyes as they meet mine, but it’s warring with his sense of duty to his pack leader—and the rest of his pack, I suspect.

Unsure whether he’ll choose to chase desire or honor his duties, I open my mouth to speak but am quickly cut off when he pushes his stout finger against my parted lips.

“Don’t speak,” he orders, which immediately raises my hackles, or would if I was in my wolf form.

I bat away his hand. “I’ll speak when I want, how I want. No man controls me.”

My temper sparks and we begin circling each other, turning me on even more than I could’ve ever believed possible. His massive size over my petite one adds to the sense of foreplay for me. I know he senses my need for him, but he doesn’t back down for a second.

I feel the undeniable chemistry flowing between us and begin to wonder just how strong my calling to him really is. “I have no choice but to be here. I need you, and whether you want to admit it or not, you need me too. Our species needs us for its survival.”

We continue stamping a round path into the tender grasses, desire building like an inferno. “I’ve felt the wolf in you calling to me. I’m answering your call. Claim what’s yours,” I chide.

He winds his fingers in my hair, drawing me to him and impaling me with his hungry gaze. “When I claim you, little wolf, it’ll be on my terms, and you’ll know it.”

His intensity renders me speechless, and he suddenly breaks our stare. He drags me over to where Acheron is watching astutely.

Unable to focus on Acheron with Maxon’s hand in my hair, I notice when he slides his gaze toward the fire where a charred leg and foot stick out. I can’t tell if it’s human or one of our kind, male or female. I fight against a fear-filled tremor.

Acheron grips my chin, forcing my attention on him. Instantly, when I see the dominance of the leader’s glare, I realize the severity of my mistake by not waiting for him to leave before approaching Maxon.

“I apologize for trespassing. If you allow me to leave, I promise I won’t do so again.” Hopelessness rises inside me as Acheron tilts his lips in amusement as I direct my statement toward Maxon.

“Maxon doesn’t make the rules, I do.” Even though it’s night, as soon as the wolf lowers his dark glasses, I glimpse Acheron’s mismatched eyes—one black, one clouded white like the smoke rising from the fire. The Blind Leader.

“She’s my responsibility, since my guards allowed her to slip through our borders. I’ll return her to her pack and they can deal with her.” Maxon jabs a thumb in the direction of Silver Bend, as if he knows exactly where I’ve come from. Maybe he does.

I swivel my head over my shoulder and sniff myself. Can he smell the wild lilacs, the manzanita grove, the mock orange flowers that blanket the hills in white where I’m from, which I rolled in to mask my scent so Tavin’s lackeys couldn’t track me?

I jerk free, asserting myself the best I can. No wussing out now. “I’m a lone wolf. I belong to no one,” I snap out. “I’ll be on my way—”

“Not a chance.” In a bruising hold, Acheron sinks his fingers into my arm.

His assessment gives me a moment to conjure up ideas. I can’t let on that I’m from Silver Bend and have broken the treaty between the rivals, putting my sister in further danger if I don’t return before she experiences her final needing period. “I’m sure we can work out a civilized agreement.”

Acheron encroaches into my space, no more than six inches from my face. He pulls back his lips, revealing pointed canines.

There’s a fleck of what looks like red algae wedged between two teeth. I’m certain it’s raw flesh. The hairs behind my neck prickle, looking for a place to hide.

“I don’t barter, and neither does Maxon. He takes orders and sees them carried out.” Acheron crowds Maxon, asserting his supremacy.

Maxon flares his nostrils and scowls. “She smells of our enemies. Why have you left your pack? Why are you nosing around on our lands?”

I can’t tell if his displeasure is because of me or the one dominating him. Either way, with their ability to pick up on my fertility, both men have to know why I’m here.

Acheron folds his arms and turns away from me, as if hiding something. “No one’s claimed her. We can’t allow her to leave and risk her divulging what’s come to light here tonight. Plus, her time is near the end. Best we put her out of her misery before it begins. You know what must be done.”

Acheron’s unfinished sentence strikes me cold, and I fill in what he left off. Our numbers are dwindling. I’m next if I don’t mate soon. I wonder if Timber Cove males are as sterile as Silver Bends,’ and the last of their line, like the pack to the north of Silver Bend, but I don’t dare ask.

My thoughts take an awkward turn from my current predicament. For the first time, I gaze into Maxon’s eyes, which no longer capture the firelight’s reflective glow. His eyes are the color of the forest when the early-morning mist softens the hunter-green tones to look like dreamy clouds. I want to believe his soul is as peace-filled as the brush of his hand that he floats down to the small of my back as he finally releases my hair and pulls my body toward his. I imagine him as my mate, my husband, and the father of our future child.

The wolf in me has never trusted anyone, but suddenly, she is rising up and begging to submit to Maxon in a way she never wanted to with Tavin. “I saw nothing, only you two conversing. I couldn’t hear what you were saying from twenty feet away.”

The elder swipes his hand through the air, sentencing me with a nod, while I try my damnedest not to look at the burning leg.

Maxon grips my arm, pinching off the blood flow through my skin. His eyes are fire, but I’m not exactly able to read his thoughts through them, which excites and terrifies me all at once.

Once, I was the daughter of our pack leader. I’m obligated to save my pack when no one else will. I cock out a hip, daring Maxon to choose. “There are always choices. I can offer you something valuable: my womb. My ability to produce young. I know your pack has had less and less pregnancies, the same as mine.”

Acheron raises his head and briefly sniffs the air that’s thick with smoke from the bonfire, as if he’s validating my fertility. I’m certain he knows what’s going on, and Maxon’s already clued in.

“I suspect she’s a half-breed. Best you kill her now. We don’t want her watering down our bloodlines.”

A hurt and startled gasp escapes my lips before I can prevent it. Doubt begins to cloak me, dousing my arousal and killing my confidence that I’ll succeed with my mission. Am I that damaged? Undesirable? Repulsive? Tavin doesn’t seem to feel those things toward me, but maybe he’s the exception and more accepting of our forced union than I am. Lost in my thoughts, I miss what passes between Maxon and Acheron until I hear Maxon speak up.

“I’ll make it quick.”

I wilt beside him, I’m so hurt. Even though my acute hearing picks up Maxon’s quickening heartbeat, my libido further nosedives as Acheron waves us off.

Without a debate, Maxon tosses the ax over his shoulder, like an obedient executioner. I stumble along beside him until we both breach the wall of manzanita and deer brush. Once we’re deep into the forest, he loosens his grip a bit and pins me against the smooth bark of the nearest alder tree. “I told you not to engage.”

“That’s not who I am. I’m Naomi, once a pack master’s daughter.”

He slides his thick fingers and hardened palm into mine, as if my reveal means more to him than I intended.

I pause, glancing up at him as he settles his heated gaze on mine. Maybe it’s my imagination or my hormones or the lure of possibilities, but I suddenly no longer see a killer. Maybe he sees a future in our bond?

The ax lands on the ground with a thud. His muscles quiver as we share the magic sparking between us. “You won’t die tonight, and I won’t force you to return to your pack. I have another plan.”

He grips my hand, and I hold on as he leads me deeper into the shadowed forest, deeper into something else altogether.

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ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY by Nalini SinghArchangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #11
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal


Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy…

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind—and now they are failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering across the world. In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

The last few years have been good ones, with the Cascade on some sort of pause.  It’s been business as usual for both Elena and Raphael, but it’s been like looking constantly over your shoulder for the next shoe to drop.  And drop it did, when Elena’s brother-in-law was attacked and left for dead in his home, and threats were left for Elena’s sister and niece.  To say Elena was in the hunt didn’t quite cover it.   Like that wasn’t enough to shake things up, the Cascade just roared forward again and it’s nastier than ever.

As Elena continues her hunt for who almost killed her brother-in-law and to protect her sister and niece, she finds that the attack is part of a series of killings. The question is who is behind them and why.  At the same time the Cascade has attacked not only New York, but also Africa and something crazy is going on in China.  So Raphael and Elena are working overtime to figure out what is going on.  Now you would think that would be more than enough, but no – another strange thing is Elena seems to be regressing and becoming more and more human again.  Plus there is a voice telling her she is part of a prophecy and one will have to die so the other can live.  So who has to die and who is going to live?

As the days go by the answers to who is behind the killings and brutal attack are beginning to point to someone that will hurt Elena to bring down.  And each day she is getting weaker and her wings are being threatened.  Everyone knows her day and night wings might be at risk with everything the voice is saying.  Raphael is trying to move heaven and earth to find the answers to save Elena, but everyone is coming up empty.  It’s becoming a race to see if Elena will capture the killer before she goes down herself.  When all the answers are known, will everyone come out safely on the other side, or will New York be rocked harder than ever before?

Love can conquer all they say, but is it stronger than the oldest and most famous seer in history?  I know that whenever I open a book featuring Elena and Raphael the action will be fierce and the love even hotter.  Archangel’s Prophecy was no exception.  I loved the hunt to find and end the threat to Elena’s sister and niece. I have to admit that I never expected who it turned out to be.   I also lost it several times as Elena was so affected by the Cascade and prophecy.  I saw the true love between Raphael and his consort as the pages became fewer and fewer.  I have to say that the ending was very bittersweet for me and I had to re-read the last couple of chapters several times because I thought a hard rule for me in romance had been broken.  I will also tell you that there is one hell of a cliffhanger.  If you don’t handle those well, you might want to wait until the next book comes out and read them back to back.  Over all, Archangel’s Prophecy is another excellent example of Ms. Singh’s storytelling.  It will challenge all of your emotions before you are finished.  I can promise you this.


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