green that lacked soul. He sheathed his sword, and as he did, the dark green
eyes returned to normal.
“I could have killed him. I wanted to. Consider it my gift to you that I
insidious. As long as Cedric was occupied with defense, I could fight to keep
my mind independent of his. But when he turned his full attention upon me…I
in the direction of the body. “Do not think you’ll be rid of me, Rowena. I
can’t be killed.”
sweeping the land for riders. “I don’t blame you for this. I hardly blame him.
You are too much a temptation. I need to get you back to Huel.”
pain of it and I felt his answering howl, as the draw shook him where he stood.
you so close—“
over me, gathering me to him. The pain gave way to unbelievable release—not
joy, oh no, never joy—but like a cage of pain being ripped away. I didn’t try
to resist it. No, I didn’t resist his hand in my hair, his lips on my throat
moving down and down. Already, my legs were moving apart, betraying the
thoughtless, helpless creature I was becoming.
I welcomed it, his mouth on my skin, knowing me, claiming me, and then…
like a lion, pulled back, then burst forward again, and I grabbed his tunic
hard and pulled. The cloth ripped in my hands, and I heard him laugh like a
demon. His face came down on mine, and we were drowning, fighting for air, and
I let go—gave in to the madness, and the waves roared, and the room pitched,
and I was one with something greater than human—
sitting cross-legged beside me on the floor with concern on his face. Concern?
old Cedric—a Cedric from before the magic had ruled him.
Campbell achieved a personal best this year when Library Journal compared her to Janet Evanovich. She has over 200 publications, including 100
comedy credits, 40 short stories, and 5 novels. She has won 6 awards for
fiction and is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.
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