Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Kensington/Lyrical Press
Date of Publication: April 7, 2014
Number of pages: 218
Word Count: 73,000
Cover Artist: Renee Rocco
To save her soul, he’ll let her burn.
Grayce has been on the run for years. Having escaped an abusive relationship with a violent psychopath, she is trying to rebuild her life one small step at a time. Things are going well until Zander crosses her path, badass and sexy as hell. His presence awakens heated desires she long ago buried. Last thing Grayce wants is a man, and the way her body reacts to Zander scares her more than the threat of being found.
Tyr will do anything to get his little dove back. She is a Beacon, and her raw, burning energy gives him power and strength. More than the evil that already compels him. But a blond giant of a man hovers protectively around her. No matter. He’ll play with him too.
When Zander rescues Grayce from Tyr’s first attempt to reclaim her, he reveals his superhuman abilities. Power that Grayce also has, but has yet to understand. As predestined soul mates, Zander must help Grace control her rage before her fire threatens to destroy everyone and everything in her path. But his true challenge is more than that—to show her it’s possible to trust and love again.
CONTENT WARNING: Hot sex with a foul-mouthed firecracker.
With bare hands splayed across the open wounds, Grayce squeezed her eyes closed and prayed for control. Begged. Pleaded to a God she’d never before acknowledged.
Chelsea needed time to get away.
Grayce prayed for Chelsea, prayed for Zander. Prayed they wouldn’t die because of her.
Her wits slipped away. Raw emotion drove her actions now. Blood covered her arms. Her lips throbbed with the remnants of his kiss. A kiss that felt like goodbye. He couldn’t die. The primal need to protect him overwhelmed her senses.
“Take me,” she implored. “Take me instead.”
Hell’s own fire coursed through her veins. Savage. Brutal. Pissed off.
She would’ve sold her soul at that moment to keep him alive. Zander didn’t deserve this. She did.
Earth and grass swirled and gyrated, turned to ash around her. Her small fingers stretched across his bloodied and shredded skin. Her insides boiled. Her skin bubbled and vibrated with indignant protest.
He said he loved her, now he was dying. Why? What kind of cruel, sadistic joke was this, anyway? Violent trembles overtook her as an earthquake made its way through her body from the inside out.
“I will not let you die.”
Character Name: Zander Vascos
Zander has a heart of gold, muscles of steel and superhuman strength and speed. He spent his adult life searching for Grayce, his one true mate. Now that he’s found her, it’s all about the love, baby.
Describe yourself what is your worst and vest quality?
Chelsea will tell you my best quality is patience. Grayce would say my big, soft heart, although she uses that to her advantage, making it in my opinion, my worst quality.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
Don’t want people to know about me. The less they know, the better. Our kind have to keep a low profile. The world isn’t ready for us.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I don’t keep secrets. Those who love me, get all of me.
What are you most afraid of?
Losing Grayce. That’s all I’m going to say on that subject.
What do you want more than anything?
I have it. My Grayce. She’s my heart, my everything.
What is your relationship status?
I always have been and always will be one hundred percent committed to my little firecracker. Wedding ring or not. She’s mine for eternity.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
Denim and cotton.
How much of a rebel are you?
Not at all. That’s just not me.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Winning Grayce’s love. Damn, she was a tough little cookie to crack.
What is your idea of happiness?
Seeing my lady smile. When it’s genuine, it’s the greatest Goddamned creation in the universe.
What is your current state of mind?
For the first time in my life, I feel whole. *laughs* It’s funny. I’m in love with the one being on earth who has the power to destroy me and I’ve never been more at peace.
What is your most treasured possession?
Grayce’s heart. Had to fight hard for that.
What is your most marked characteristic?
*chuckles* Have you seen me?
What is it that you, most dislike?
Bastards who abuse women.
Which living person do you, most despise?
I’ve only despised one person in my life. That monster is dead. I’d bring him back and kill him again if I could.
What is your greatest regret?
Not finding Grayce sooner. Her life would’ve been hearts and flowers, not whips and chains.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
I’m gonna have to go with fire for this one. Yeah, fire. And by that, I mean internal. Gotta love a woman who can hold her own and fight from her gut for what’s right.
Which living person do you most admire?
That would be my Grayce. She’s survived horrors most of us couldn’t imagine and has still managed to find a way to love.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Not a thing. I’m the way I am for a reason.
As a child surrounded by the great outdoors, life was full of adventure that fueled an overactive imagination and ignited a passion for storytelling. Whether it be dolls, or running free through the wooded areas surrounding her home, playtime always included a tormented villain, a damsel in dis-tress and a larger than life hero.
After relentless encouragement from friends and family, she finally put the characters in her head to pen and paper. The only thing she loves more than curling up with a steamy romance novel, is cozying up to her desk and writing her own sexy adventures to share with others.