My friend Ally's new book releases tomorrow and I thought I'd share some info about it with you :-) This is the fifth book in a really great series, and I'm looking forward to digging into it. Happy release day, Ally!
Title: Fire Storm (Guardian Witch #5) Author: Ally Shields Release Date: March 7, 2014
Publisher: Etopia Press Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Book length: novel
Heat level: PG-13
Sometimes you just need to stay alive to fight another day.
Six months ago Ari moved in with the vampire prince Andreas. They defied
the vampire elders in Europe, killed their enforcer, and have waited for
retaliation that never came.
On a trip to Italy, Andreas is captured by the vampire rulers, the
notorious O-Seven, and taken in chains to their stronghold in Germany. Ari goes
after him, even though it’s against the orders of her Magic Council. She is
fired for her actions, losing her special Guardian powers at a time she needs
But the vampire rulers are not through with her or with those who
attempt to help her. They launch attacks in Europe and at home in Riverdale.
Ari is forced to fight them on several fronts, and victory grows increasingly
Her last chance to rescue Andreas is a daring plan that places her in
the hands of the O-Seven and relies on untested witch magic, the final hope for
her feet as she climbed the front steps of the Victorian home she shared with
Andreas. They’d talked twice during the day. He’d called right after he first
awoke, concerned when their magical link telegraphed her unsettled mood. She’d
brushed him off, saying it was nothing important, but he hadn’t believed her.
There were definite drawbacks to having a strong psychic connection to someone.
It made it impossible to lie with impunity.
again, later in the evening when she was beginning patrol, but she’d delayed
the discussion again until she got home. Well, she was home now and not looking
forward to the coming rehash of her meeting with the wizard.
She keyed in
the front door code, raising a brow when Andreas pulled it open. “Hi, I figured
you’d at the club.”
A slow smile
parted his lips, and his dark eyes gleamed. “No, you did not. You knew very
well I would be waiting.” His magic reached out to brush against her skin, a
warm, soothing sensation.
“OK, so I figured you’d be home, but not manning the front door.”
“I wanted to
give you these.” He pulled a bouquet of daffodils, her favorite flower, from
behind his back. “You sounded like you could use a little TLC. Consider this my
first contribution to that end.”
her head and took a long look at him. The black wavy hair, the sexy dark eyes
with those incredible long lashes. His black Armani jeans and the bluish-silver
silk shirt unbuttoned at the throat couldn’t have fit him better. Long, lean,
muscled. And he shared his life with her. Ari smiled and leaned forward,
resting her head against his chest. Did he know what one look, one gesture from
him could do? And how much she’d come to count on it?
her head to bury her nose in the fresh, delicate scent of the bouquet. “I won’t
even ask where you found them at this time of year. But thanks, I guess I
needed this.” She raised her head and brushed her lips across his. “You’re too
good to me.”
He wound an
arm around her waist. “Always glad to help, but dinner awaits, and we can talk
steered her toward the study, his favorite room. She was delighted but not
surprised to see a candlelit table and bottles of wine. This wasn’t the first
time he’d arranged intimate dinners brought in from Club Dintero, his fancy
supper club. Nor was the dinner menu a surprise when he pulled the silver cover
off her plate to reveal chicken marsala. It was her favorite fancy dish. Well,
fancy when compared with the sandwiches, chips or fries that she often grabbed
on the run.
As he pulled
out her chair, his fingers brushed her neck. Her breath quickened, and he
responded with a deep chuckle. She smiled up at him, and an understanding
passed between them. They’d been together long enough that the unspoken
promises were comfortably tucked away for later.