ELEMENTAL PALADINS : BOOK THREE
Redemption. Lust. Taboo.
Cali’s easy-going, slightly cynical façade hides a scarred woman who yearns to be accepted. She doesn’t have time to for a pity party though, because the arrival of her new liege, Max, has sparked controversy within their society. For some, the looming, inevitable changes instill fear and suspicion. For Cali, they are a blessing because she is finally free to be herself; a knight, a woman … a lover. But when she meets a sexy, intriguing stranger for a single night of passion, she never could have predicted the consequences. For her mysterious stranger hides a dark secret and could be the key to solving one of society’s most shameful mysteries.
Once one of the most noble and famous members of warden society, Dex’s fall from grace decades ago has left its mark on the once proud warrior. Years of torture and self-imposed exile have left him with no friends, no family, and a menacing predator haunting his every step. One night of spontaneous desire with the woman of his dreams leads to his possible redemption – but also to his possible death. Will old loyalties and new hopes be enough to save him? Or is his soul lost forever?
Here’s a little taste..
“Beyden!” Cali yelled breathlessly and launched herself at him the moment he was within reaching distance. She twined her arms and legs around him and did a fair impersonation of an octopus.
Beyden chuckled a little, but his grip was firm. “It’s okay, Cali. He’s not going to hurt you.” He turned to get a better look at the shark, and she held on tight, not willing to give up her saviour. “Wow! Would you look at him? It’s a Great White. Isn’t he gorgeous?”
Cali lifted her head and shuddered at the sight of the huge dorsal fin and the tip of the tail peeking out of the water. Gorgeous is not what she would use to describe the terrifying animal. “Beyden, can we please go?” she asked.
“Huh? Oh yeah, sure.” He released her, but she held on. “Cali, you’re going to need to let go if you want us to swim back.”
Did she really need to? The man was a giant. He would be strong enough to drag her cowardly butt through the water all the way to shore. And then he spoke again, and Cali couldn’t release him fast enough.
“I just want to touch him first. Hi big boy. Aren’t you handsome …” Beyden practically cooed as he moved slowly toward the shark.
She almost pissed herself when Beyden dived beneath the water to pat the one animal that hadn’t needed to evolve since the time of the dinosaurs. That’s how much of a perfect predator it was. The only thing that stopped her was that myth about sharks being attracted to your urine. She never peed when she was swimming.
Beyden’s head popped up, long hair slicked against his bare shoulders, grin a mile wide. “Wow. That was incredible. He must be at least five metres long. Do you know how old he must be to get that big?”
Bloody hell. He sounds like he’s talking about a kitten instead of Jaws! And she’d thought Beyden was one of the saner knights in the house. Illusion shattered. “I’m very happy you made a new friend, but perhaps we could move along …?”