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are Goddess touched can complete the warriors who fight to protect the world
from the creatures that go bump in the night.
the Fey chosen by the Goddess to be the queen of her people for the past few
millennium, is tired and wishes for a break, but hadn’t counted on being
reduced to almost mortal thanks to a dark stranger. They say you should be
careful what you wish for. The last time she’d taken a break, her Fey had left
their realm, resulting in shifters on Earth known as the Mystic and Iron Wolves
and even more she was still searching for.
Lucas Cordell knew they’d share a Hearts Love when the time came. As the twin
sons of the Vampire King who’d mated a shifter, they were the first of their
kind. When they’d thought their mate was finally within their reach and was a
shifter like their mother only to realize she wasn’t theirs, they’d almost lost
their lives to the alpha of the Iron Wolves, Kellen Styles. Instead, the error
led them to the being that was…the Fey Queen Jennaveve. Only she was even more
elusive than the wind.
patience was something Damien and Lucas had in spades, until the female they’d
already laid claim to, even if she hadn’t accepted them yet, was taken by an
enemy. Saving Jenna became their one and only focus. As time and realms slip
between them, their fear for her had them forgetting about patience and made
claiming Jenna as their Hearts Love, hoping she accepted their Dark Embrace.
Cordell Twins be able to rescue Jenna from the evil who has taken her? Will
Jenna get her powers back? Who is the dark presence and how will they defeat a
being who is strong enough to bring the Fey Queen down to her knees?
as one toward the door as a commotion swirled into the room.
done?” Raina asked.
the tall man who followed behind their sister, waiting to see what Creed, the
son of Satan, had to say. Hellboy himself would be a good one to have on their
side. “Shit, how’d you get in?” he asked as realization dawned.
his sister. “Where did you come from?” He held her by the arms, giving her a
came from Creed. “Boy, I suggest you unhand my Eros, or I’ll remove your arms
from your body.”
stand next to his brother. “Our Hearts Love is missing along with our father.
We’ve been locked into this fucking castle and you two just strolled in like
it’s nothing. We just want to know if you can get us out.” The last was yelled
at a decibel that bordered on a roar, but Lucas was at the zero fucks giving
seconds before I start dismembering your brother. Tell him to get his fingers,
palms, and any other body part off my Raina if he wants to keep them.” Creed’s
voice had become the deep tone of his demon side.
might want to take a step back before we have to rumble with our brother-in-law
in front of baby sis here. Raina, please answer the damn question while our
brother is letting you go. Now, Damien, release her.” He put as much order
behind the last part, hoping to reach his twin, but he’d never seen his twin’s
eyes turn such a dark obsidian like their father’s.
arms around their brother, stilling Creed from going killer beast. “Damien,
calm down. We popped in like we always do. I felt mama’s distress and told
Creed I needed to visit. He of course insisted he come with. When we got here I
couldn’t find her, so I followed you two morons’ scents. There’s another, not
quite the same, but familiar smell here too.” Her voice shook, the slight
tremor more an indication of her rising worry. She released Damien and went to
the same corner. “It’s like dad but toned down.”
him?” Damien asked.
Jennaveve and our father went after him, alone. He’s our…brother,” Damien said
in a barely there whisper.
face them, her hand going to her throat. “What?”
her side. “She will not be your sniffing dog.”
another son. Goddess, its messed up to even say that. He’s the one who hurt
Jenna. He nearly killed her the last time he had his hands on her. Somehow
that…bastard traced her back here and took her out from under our noses. Now,
our father is tracking them alone while we stand here arguing. We can’t breach
these walls, but you two can. You can sense him, Raina. Please.” Lucas held his
hand out, holding the pillow with Jenna’s scent still on it.
mother is hurting.” She moved forward, a tear slipping down her cheek. “Creed,
I can’t stand here and do nothing when my family is falling apart.”
this family stuff was going to be a pain in my ass.” Creed jerked the fabric
out of Lucas’s hand. “It’s the Fey Queen. I can scent her as well. We go
together, all of us on one condition.”
and Raina is not to be harmed.”
call all the shots as long as we find our Love.” There was nothing he wouldn’t
agree to in order to find Jenna.
regret this.” Creed dropped his chin to his chest.
the two. “No making out with our sister in front of us. Save it for the
bedroom. Let’s go people, times a wasting.” He changed into all black clothing,
and although his words were teasing, the hardness behind the tone was anything
head. “You promised to be nice to my family.”
snorted. “No, you told her she couldn’t do that either. Come on, boys. Let’s
get this party started.”
Jenna’s sweet smile and promised himself they’d have her tucked between them
soon. When he opened his eyes, his brother was staring with that same single
minded intent on his face. “We’ll get her back and make sure she can’t escape
without one of us always knowing where she’s at.”
“You two will learn, a woman like Jenna won’t take to being caged or coddled.”
dark stare. “How’s that working for you, Hellboy?”
middle finger. “You still wanting a way out of here, or we gonna sling insults
back and forth? Believe me, your little nickname is nothing compared to the
things I’ve been through and trust me, boy, I’ve definitely had much bigger
beings say much nastier things than that to me.”
punched him in the gut. “Damn it, I’m sorry man. You’re right. Hellboy isn’t
meant to be a…bad thing. Shit! I like you and I think you’re great for our
tilted his head and nodded. “Good enough. Let’s go. One big circle like…well,
one big happy family.”
“Son of a bitch, not you, too.”
clapped like she was proud to be part of the crazy, wrapping one arm around
Creed and held the other out. He moved forward, slipping his hand in hers,
waiting for Damien to grab onto his other one.
a circle, Creed’s lips formed a straight line. “Here we go boys and my girl.”
quickly. The opulent bedroom replaced by a forest that had gone eerily quiet.
Creed moved next to Raina, waving his hand around her, changing the sexy dress
she’d had on into all black, making her resemble a character from the movie
Underworld. He didn’t have time to question the man as they all seemed to
notice the unnatural quietness.
exactly where we are?” Damien’s voice echoed around them.
eyes, then opened them quickly. “We’re still on Earth. Something is unnatural
here, but it’s not demon born.”
lives in Middle-Merica as she likes to say…with her husband, two kids, and a
black lab who is more like a small pony. She’d never planned to be a writer,
but when life threw her a curve, she swerved with it, since she’s athletically
challenged. She’s known for saying “Bless Your Heart” and dropping lots of
F-bombs, but she loves where this new journey has taken her.
what she loves to read, and that is romance, whether it’s erotic, Navy SEALs,
or paranormal, as long as there is a happily ever after. Her biggest hope is
that after readers have read one of her stories, they fall in love with her
characters as much as she did. She loves creating new worlds, and has more
stories just waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever afters, and
can guarantee you will always get one with her stories.
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