(Immortal Guardians #6)
by Dianne Duvall
Paperback/eBook, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Zebra
The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out…
U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.
Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive…
“How’s that?” she asked, shifting to his side so she could see his face.
He raised his head. “Thank you.”
She swallowed. “Your eyes are glowing.” A beautiful, vibrant amber. “Is it from the pain?”
He gave his head a slow shake. “It’s from your touch,” he rumbled, his voice deep and husky. “I like the feel of your hands on me, your warm breath on my skin.”
Her heart kicked into high gear again, slamming against her rib cage.
Ethan took the hand she had rested on his shoulder and raised it to his lips. “Don’t be afraid,” he murmured and drew her toward him.
She nodded, pulse racing as his gaze dropped to her lips. When she licked them nervously, his eyes brightened.
Releasing her hand, he wrapped his free arm around her waist and urged her closer until she was pressed up against the back of the chair he faced.
With him seated, Heather could look into his mystical eyes without having to tilt her head way back.
His lips brushed hers. Featherlight. Sparking excitement and a desire for deeper contact.
“I am so drawn to you,” he murmured and kissed her again, lingering this time.
Heather leaned into the back of the chair and dared to touch his tongue with her own. Shocks of pleasure darted through her like little sparks of lightning.
His arm tightened a moment before he released her lips. Those brilliant amber eyes met hers. “What are you thinking?”
“I’m questioning my sanity.”
“Because I want to kiss you again, but I don’t want to frighten you.”
She gave him a slow nod. “Okay.”
Disappointment darkened his features.
“Then I’ll kiss you this time,” she decreed. Cupping his strong, stubbled jaw in her hands, she captured his lips with her own.
He tasted so good. Too good. Too tempting by far. As tempting as he had in those damned erotic dreams she couldn’t forget.
And the man knew how to kiss, how to stroke and tease until her body went up in flames. She had never in her life been so aroused by the simple touching of lips to lips, tongue to tongue.
Both moaned when she broke the kiss.
She pressed her forehead to his. “You don’t know how confusing this is for me.”
“I can hazard a guess.”
Leaning back, she studied his ruggedly handsome features, drew her thumbs across his budding beard, and sobered. “I just met you,” she told him, “but I’ve seen you in my dreams almost every night for a year. It makes you feel . . . familiar to me. As if we’ve lived next door to each other for a year, seen each other every morning when we stepped outside to fetch the newspaper, smiled and waved and retreated inside three hundred and sixty-five times, never speaking until you suddenly decided to round the hedges that separated our properties, introduce yourself, and ask me if I’d like to have a cup of coffee with you.”
“I wish that were how we had met,” he replied.
“But it isn’t. I don’t know you. Not really.”
His lips tilted up at the corners. “And I wouldn’t have waited a year to ask you over for coffee.”
She smiled. He was such a likeable guy.
About the Author:
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series and The Gifted Ones series. Her books have twice been nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and “wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews).
Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she has created in her books.
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