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#ComingSoon Falling For The Succubus #SciFi #Holiday #TeaserTuesday

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Just in time for the holidays.

I had a super secret project that I was working on for the new year. And guess what? It will be available very very soon. Here’s a preview.

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Her name is Anika Kaleen. She’s a galactic bounty hunter.
My enemies call me Death. I’m her target.

Falling for her should be the last thing on my mind. Yet, she’s all I think about. It’s ironic that the only female I want, wants me dead. She’s no match for me. Her pride drives her to continue searching for me. My feelings for her keep me from ending her life and putting a stop to this madness.

I’ve tried warning her away. I’ve tried scaring her away. Nothing is working. The only thing her determination is doing is making me want her more. I told her to stop hunting me. I told her if our paths crossed again, I would take her. She didn’t listen. She never listens. But I always keep my promises.

She wants me dead.
I want her… period.
Let’s see which one of us completes our mission.

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“Death,” I call out. It feels weird calling to death. But if that’s what I have to call him to keep from angering him, I will.

“Don’t call me that,” he calls down.

“You told me not to call you Dylix. What am I supposed to call you?”

“Don’t call me. Period.”

Okay, now he’s just being a big baby. “Dylix, listen. It feels like there’s a lot you’re not telling me.”

“I don’t owe you anything.”

Ouch. “Uh, sure you do. You kidnapped me. You lied to me. You tied me to a chair. You…”

“You shot me.”

“The bullet went straight through. At least it didn’t get lodged inside your shoulder.”

“You’ve been hunting me for a year.”

“In my defense, my title is bounty hunter. This is what I do. If you didn’t run, I wouldn’t have to chase you.”

“You shot me with an arrow once…”

“You didn’t die.”

“You still shot me.”

“In the leg. It was more like a friendly request to get you to stop running.”

“You came all the way to Earth to kill me…”

“I’m here to apprehend you. Not kill you.”

“You called me a monster.”

“You are a monster.”

Silence.

Shit. Why did I say that? I’m not wrong. He is a monster. But me saying it aloud doesn’t help my current situation.

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Need a short eBook to read on your lunch break? Tease Me, Taste Me is just the book for you. Book 2 in this series, Kiss Me, Keep Me, will be available in February. Cover reveal coming soon.

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“Why spend your nights with a man, when you can spend them with a machine? Machines go harder, last longer, and don’t ask silly questions afterward like, did you come?”
-Hudson Innovations – Making your life better, one machine at a time.

Tiffanie Connerly is tired of men. They lie, they cheat and they break your heart. It’s time for Tiffanie to climb off her good girl pedestal and climb on top of a cyborg. She’s ready to give machines a try.

Machines don’t lie. They tell you what you want to hear.
Machines don’t cheat. Once you purchase them, they’re yours forever.
Machines don’t break your heart. They break your headboard…

Who needs a headboard any way?

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#Scifi Cyber Deals End Today #Romance #SFR

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Today is the last day to get over forty Sci-Fi romance books for either FREE or only 0.99. This deal features two books from yours truly. For only 0.99 you can get your hands on my steamy novel, Her Alien Protector.

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Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.

So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.

They called him The Destroyer.

Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through his enemies. However, a prisoner he was not. He’d only allowed himself to be captured so he could get close to his mate, Lark Valdese.

That task was proving harder than he’d anticipated. Lark is afraid of what lives inside of him, and she should be. Yet, when her planet comes under attack, the evil lurking within him may be the only thing that can save her and her people. He’s willing to protect her planet, but his aid comes at a price, a price only Lark can pay.

Will Beauty give in to the Beast in order to save her world? Or will she learn that the monster inside of him is the reason her planet is being destroyed?

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If you need a quick Sci-Fi romance to read on your lunch break, then my novella, Tease Me, Taste Me, is the perfect book for you. And guess what, it’s FREE for one more day.

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“Why spend your nights with a man, when you can spend them with a machine? Machines go harder, last longer, and don’t ask silly questions afterward like, did you come?”
-Hudson Innovations – Making your life better, one machine at a time.

Tiffanie Connerly is tired of men. They lie, they cheat and they break your heart. It’s time for Tiffanie to climb off her good girl pedestal and climb on top of a cyborg. She’s ready to give machines a try.

Machines don’t lie. They tell you what you want to hear.
Machines don’t cheat. Once you purchase them, they’re yours forever.
Machines don’t break your heart. They break your headboard…

Who needs a headboard any way?

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As always have a great day and happy reading!

Grateful for sisterly love #Thanksgiving #Romance #BlackFriday

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Welcome to the Thanksgiving Romance blog hop. Today I’m sharing what I’m grateful for this holiday season. I’m grateful for my sisters. I have five older sisters and four older brothers. Yeah, I come from a big family. Growing up, my sisters were my first best friends. And they’ve remained my besties throughout the years. I can always count on them. As the youngest of ten children, yes they tormented me occasionally. Well, all the time. But they always protected me from others and still do today. I can tell them anything and they won’t judge me or think less of me. They are truly a gift from God and I love them with everything that’s in me. My love for my sisters is why I love writing series that feature sisters.

You have the Fantasy Diary series that features the Blakely sisters and their honorary sister, Tinsley. And you have the Beasts From Beyond series that features the Valdese sisters and their bestie, whose a witch, Farah. Lastly you have the Parks sisters, Lily and Beatrice, in The Ménage Club series.

Sisters have a bond that cannot be broken and in all of these series the sisters are pushed to their limits. The one thing that holds them together is that sisterly bond that nothing and no one can sever. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Her Alien Protector.

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Tears fell from Lola’s eyes. Lark tried to ignore them, she really did. She wanted to be mad at her sister. She wanted Lola to understand that letting emotions get the best of you was a weakness. There was no room for weakness in their line of work.

Their parents had worked hard to build a great life for them and everyone on Venus. It would be stupid to throw that all away just because you felt sorry for someone. But Lark loved her sister too much to continue this argument with her.

She didn’t know why she started it in the first place. She was feeling extra moody today. What she needed was a break, away from this place, away from being in charge. That couldn’t happen until her oldest sister returned from her mission. Until then, Lark had to keep her attitude in check and not go around hurting her baby sister’s feelings.

“Come here.” Lark opened her arms and Lola stepped into them.

No matter how much of a badass Lark pretended to be, she could never be that way with her family. That was her one weakness. She blamed her mother for that, instilling family first in all her girls.

“I’m sorry for sending that other prisoner away,” Lola mumbled, voice shaky. “I should’ve known he was lying. I’m truly sorry.”

“Hush now, I know you’re sorry and I know you want to save the world. But you can’t believe every sob story you’re told. Prisoners will do whatever they can to avoid being punished. They’ll lie, they’ll steal, and some of them would even kill us, if given the chance. Some lie and say they want to work here simply because they think they’ll be able to escape. Those particular beings will try to get you to see them as vulnerable. You can’t do that. Just do your job and ignore them. Don’t chat with them while you’re working on them, okay?”

Lola nodded.

“Good, now tell me what sob story this new prisoner has told you.”

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Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.
So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, she wouldn’t allow herself to fall for him, to trust him. Inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.
Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through his enemies. But a prisoner he was not. The only reason he’d allowed himself to be captured was so he could claim his mate, Lark Valdese.
That task was proving harder than he’d anticipated. Lark is afraid of what lives inside of him, and she should be. Yet, when her planet comes under attack, the evil lurking inside of him may be the only thing that can save her and her people.
He’s willing to protect her planet, but his aid comes at a price. A price only Lark can pay.

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G3S6SEY
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G3S6SEY
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01G3S6SEY

~Other books with awesome sisters.~

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Fantasy Diary series follows the lives of three sisters, Alyssa, Ashley and Adora, who all possess a fantasy diary. In their diaries they write down all of their wicked fantasies. This year they’ve gotten their best friend Tinsley to join in on the fun. Having a fantasy diary sounds fascinating, doesn’t it?
Well it is, until suddenly strange men and even stranger events take over their lives. These ladies go from simply writing in their diaries to living out their fantasies in real life. Unfortunately the men they’ve chosen to be their fantasy buddies have dark secrets. These secrets place the girls and their new guy friends in horrible danger.
Soon fantasies are no longer on their mind. They are now fighting to save not only their lives, but the lives of their loved ones also.
Secrets are revealed, bonds are broken and lives are lost. But the worse is yet to come. There is a dark force heading their way and if they don’t find the strength to stand together as one, they will lose everything

Bk 1: Christmas Fantasy – http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Fantasy-Diary-Book-ebook/dp/B00KXE6SF4/
Bk 2: Dark Fantasies – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OGPJ2KO
BK 3: Wicked Fantasies – Coming in the spring 2017.

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“I hope you’re calling me to tell me you’re a few minutes away.”
“Good morning to you too Beatrice.”
“Why are you not here? It’s Christmas.”
“I know. But I said I may come, not that I was definitely coming.”
“Same thing.”
“No, it’s not.”
“So, where are you? You better not say home alone.”
“Well, I am alone…”
“Lily…”
“But not for long,” Lily added, her face heating in embarrassment.
“What do you mean not for long?”
“Well…” Was she really about to tell her sister that she was going to have a threesome with her ex-husband and his new boy toy.
“Lily Parks, talk before I hit the highway and come find out what the hell is going on.”
“No need to come this way. I just… well, I’ve made some last-minute holiday plans.”
“Continue.”
“Okay, I, uh, invited Charles and Paul over to dinner.”
Silence. Lily waited for her sister to say something. That panicked feeling returning, seizing her and refusing to let go.
“Lily…” Beatrice started then paused.
Lily paced behind her counter. Maybe she shouldn’t have called her sister. Hell, maybe she shouldn’t have left Charles that voice mail. Perhaps the divorce and these feelings were driving her mad.
Her neighbor saw a therapist. She could ask Rebecca for the doctor’s number. But lying back on a couch talking about her problems didn’t seem like the answer to her problem. She was too private for that.
“Lily, did you hear me?”
Lily stopped pacing. “Uh, no, sorry. What did you say?” She’d been so caught up in her whole self-induced panic attack that she hadn’t heard a word her sister had spoken.
“I said, you have made me the proudest sister to ever walk this earth.”
“Wait, what?” Surely she hadn’t heard her correctly. “Why are you proud of me?”
“Because of your idea. I think it’s the best idea ever Lily.”

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Gethyon by Pippa Jay #CoverReveal #SciFi

Today I’m happy to be part of the cover reveal party for Pippa Jay’s new novel, Gethyon. The cover is gorgeous and I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do. Drum roll please…….

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Told you it was gorgeous. The cover combined with the synopsis has me anxious to get my hands on her latest work.

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Abandoned. Hunted. Out of control.

Gethyon Rees had always felt at odds with the universe, and hoped for an escape among the stars. But discovering he has the ability to cross time and space with just a thought brings more problems than it solves: a deadly bounty hunter who can follow him anywhere, the unwelcome return of Tarquin Secker—the mother who abandoned him—and an ancient darkness that seeks him and all those with his talents.

When an unforgivable act sets him on the run, it’ll take more than his unearthly powers to save his skin and the lives of those he cares about. It’ll take a sacrifice he never expected to have to make.

A science fiction adventure novel previously published by BURST (Champagne Books), and part of the Travellers Universe. A 2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner for Most Awesome Psychic Talent and a 2015 EPIC eBook Awards finalist in the Science Fiction category. Also now includes the SF short story The Bones of the Sea.

“With colorful worlds full of nuance and dimension, characters that walk off the page, and themes that anyone who has been either parent or child can relate to.” J.C. Cassels, author of The Black Wing Chronicles series

“This fast-paced, gripping ride zips through time and space, love and loss, rebellion and acceptance.” Anna McLain, SFR Galaxy Award judge

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“Hello, there.” The bright voice snapped Gethyon from his brooding, and he glanced up. A girl with silver skin and black tiger-stripe markings smiled down at him, her crop of red hair almost blood-colored in the twilight.

He lifted a hand in silent greeting.

“You’re Gethyon, aren’t you? Gethyon Rees?” Despite the blandness of his welcome, she hunkered down into the sand, wiggling her backside in an effort to get comfy, with a crooked grin on her lips. Unease coursed down his spine at her expression. It reminded him all too closely of another face, one with hair a paler shade of auburn and sapphire eyes.

He nodded confirmation.

“I’m Jinxuri Chei-har of the Veen,” she said.

This time Gethyon couldn’t restrain a smile. “That’s some name.”
The girl shrugged. “I didn’t choose it. But you can call me Jinx, if you like.” At that, she thrust out a hand, and after a moment, he took it.

Sudden pain splintered through his arm into his chest, and he yanked his hand free to massage the feeling away. He stared at Jinx, but she just continued to grin at him.

“Are you a friend of Dephon’s?” he asked, with a trace of suspicion. Was this something his old rival had set up to keep him occupied?

“Not really. I heard there was a party, so I stopped by.”

“You’re a gatecrasher?”

Jinx leaned forward and whispered in conspiratorial tones, “Not going to give me away, are you?”

Gethyon shook his head. Why should he care? It wasn’t his party.
She leaned back and eyed him carefully. “You don’t seem very happy.
Aren’t you enjoying yourself?”

Gethyon shrugged.

“Not your kind of thing, huh? I’ve been told you’re a bit of a genius with technology.”

“Who told you that?”

“Oh, I hear things. I’m good at it.” She smiled. “You live with Professor Rees, don’t you? Heard a lot about him. Well-respected man. Your grandfather, yes?”

“Yes.”

“What about your parents, what do they do?”

He stiffened and drew back. “Why do you want to know about my parents?”

Jinx held up her hands. “I’m just trying to make conversation.”

A fragment of guilt squirmed in his stomach. Give her a break. Not everyone is out to get you. After all, living with a grandparent was going to make new people curious. It wasn’t the norm. “My father was killed in an explosion. My mother…travels. A lot.”

“I’m sorry about your father. That’s kinda harsh. But your mother sounds fun! Don’t you get to go with her?”

“No.”

Jinx gave him a sympathetic look. “Bad choice of subject?”

“Yes.”

She chuckled. “You’re really making me work for this conversation, Geth. What would you like to talk about?”

“Where are you from?”

She paused as if she hadn’t expected such a question. “No one place,” she murmured. “I travel a lot too.”

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After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 22 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, and Broad Universe, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include YA and adult stories crossing a multitude of subgenres from scifi to the paranormal, often with romance, and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), the 2015 EPIC eBook awards, the 2015 RWA LERA Rebecca (2nd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

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Let’s Play #ThisorThat with Lark and Raynor From #HerAlienProtector #Scifi

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Welcome to This or That Saturday!

Today I’m asking the duo from my Sci-Fi novel, Her Alien Protector, three This or That questions. Their answers may surprise you… then again, if you’ve read the book, maybe they won’t. 🙂

Things are about to get a little steamy, so be sure to turn your fans on. Enjoy!

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This or That #1: Let’s start with something simple. Coffee or tea?

Lark: Coffee.

Raynor: I don’t know what those are.

Lark: They’re beverages imported from Earth. Tea is soothing. But I enjoy coffee.

Raynor: Why? What does it do for you?

Lark: It keeps me sane.

Raynor: Then I don’t need coffee.

Lark: Why not? It’s not like you’re Mr. Sanity. Sometimes you lose it and when you do, things get chaotic. Coffee would help keep you sane.

Raynor: That is why I have you. You keep me sane.

Lark: Oh. Ahh, that’s so sweet babe.

This or That #2: Moving on to number two. Boxers or Briefs?

Lark: I’ll let him answer first.

Raynor: I know what those are. I choose neither. They are too constricting. Lark purchased me a few of the boxers. I ripped them all in half.

Lark: It was an accident. He didn’t mean to.

Raynor: I did mean to. You were naked and they were a barrier…

Lark: What he means to say is that sometimes, when things get heated, he gets a little wild.

Raynor: No, I was saying I wanted to be inside of you and the boxers were in the way.

Lark: Let’s go with my reason, babe. We don’t want to frighten the readers. Okay?

Raynor: The readers understand that when it comes to sex between mates, there must be no barriers.

Lark: Let’s move on to the last question. Please.

This or That #3: Shower or bath?

Lark: Shower. Definitely shower.

Raynor: Shower. It’s more logical. Why would anyone want to sit in their own filth? Plus, I like to watch Lark’s body while we are in the shower together.

Lark: Babe, you don’t have to explain why you like showers.

Raynor: I was simply explaining that I love watching the water roll off your breasts and…

Lark: But that wasn’t part of the question.

Raynor: Understood. But is it wrong that I enjoy making love to you from behind while the water rains down on us?

Lark: Okay, I think we’re done here. My mate and I both have to get back to work.

Raynor: Or perhaps we could go take a shower.

Lark: One shower, then it’s back to work for us.

I hope you enjoyed This or That with Lark and Raynor. I know I did. Return next Saturday to see who else joins us to answer three random questions. Until then, be safe, be happy and read past your bedtime.

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Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.

So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.

They called him The Destroyer.

Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through his enemies. However, a prisoner he was not. He’d only allowed himself to be captured so he could get close to his mate, Lark Valdese.

That task was proving harder than he’d anticipated. Lark is afraid of what lives inside of him, and she should be. Yet, when her planet comes under attack, the evil lurking within him may be the only thing that can save her and her people. He’s willing to protect her planet, but his aid comes at a price, a price only Lark can pay.

Will Beauty give in to the Beast in order to save her world?
Or is he a greater threat than her enemies?

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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G3S6SEY
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G3S6SEY
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01G3S6SEY

**Novella coming soon: Silver – Bk 1 of the Beastly Bites mini series. You’ll get to meet Lark’s shy cousin, Malia. You’ll also meet Malia’s sexy Time-Dweller mate, Silver.**

Sparks ignite when Beauty meets Beast #4thofJulyRomance #Scifi

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Happy 4th of July weekend and welcome to my stop on the 4th of July romance blog hop. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my latest Sci-Fi novel, Her Alien Protector.

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“Shut the door behind you when you leave,” he told her as he slid the glass stall door closed. She really needed to get a see through door placed on that stall. Once again, he was shutting her out.

Yeah, not happening. She might seem desperate, but to hell with it.
Lark slid the stall door open. “So you’re going to shower with your pants on?”

He was covered in water. His pants soaked. It was really kind of humorous and she would’ve laughed if his chest didn’t look so sexy with water dripping down it.

“I would’ve undressed completely but you’re in the room.”

“I’ve seen you naked before Raynor, remember the bathing pool?”

“How can I forget,” he mumbled as he picked up his bar of cleanser and rubbed it over his chest.

“This is ridiculous. You can’t shower with pants on.” Before he could reply, she reached for the button on his slacks, ignoring the shocked expression on his face.

“What are…?”

Button undone, she quickly pulled his pants down. What sprang forward made her mouth water and it wasn’t just because the spray from the shower was dripping on her head and running down her face.

“Step out of them so I can wring them out and put them in the hamper.” Thank the stars her voice sounded normal because she wasn’t feeling very normal right now. She could feel his eyes on her, hear him breathing and she wondered if his heart was thundering in his chest the way hers was.

He slowly stepped out of the slacks. She picked them up and then walked over to the sink, leaving the stall door open. As she wrung the pants out their gazes once again met in the glass. He was still confused, but his eyes were swirling faster.

Stars, he was the sexiest being she’d ever seen in her life. Nervous, she stared down at the pants. She’d already wrung out every drop of water that she could, but still she twisted, unsure of what to do next.

In the shower, Raynor stood still, water cascading over him as he watched her. Done stalling, she took the wet pants over to the hamper chute and tossed them inside. Now what? With nothing to do with her hands she rubbed them through her hair. The nervous energy coursing through her was making it impossible for her to be still or quiet.

“Now you’re free to shower without getting your clothes wet,” she pointed out the obvious.

A jerk of his head was all she received as a response. He made no move to start showering. Naked they just stood there, both too nervous to make the first move. Lark knew her actions were confusing the hell out of him, especially after what he heard her say on his brethrens’ spacecraft that day.

“Do you need me to wash your back?” She didn’t wait on him to answer, she simply entered the stall and closed the door behind her, shutting them into the small space. Steam rose around them.

Instead of turning his back to her, he turned to face her. “Are you trying to destroy me,” his deep voice rumbled.

Lark shook her head.

“Then why are you doing this?”

“I only want to wash your…”

“Not just this, all of this. Why are you tempting me, reminding me of what I will never have?”

“It’s already yours. All you have to do is accept my apology and claim me.”

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Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.

So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.

They called him The Destroyer.

Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through his enemies. However, a prisoner he was not. He’d only allowed himself to be captured so he could get close to his mate, Lark Valdese.

That task was proving harder than he’d anticipated. Lark is afraid of what lives inside of him, and she should be. Yet, when her planet comes under attack, the evil lurking within him may be the only thing that can save her and her people. He’s willing to protect her planet, but his aid comes at a price, a price only Lark can pay.

Will Beauty give in to the Beast in order to save her world? Or is he a greater threat than her enemies?

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