gazed at her contemplatively. “Your people call us the fae or the Sidhe.
We are much like our human kin but also much different.”
“How much longer?”
time of our deaths any more than humans can, but our years far outlast those of
your kind…by millennia.”
charms, affects our physiology.”
thoughts. So fae could do spells and other such things, and it increased their
longevity? Though it shouldn’t be surprising — after all, she was in a mythical
land of fairy-tale creatures — his new information blew a gasket in her mind,
and she didn’t know what to do with it, except… “Given the difference in
our lifespans, I don’t possibly see how I could stay here, even if I wanted
discomfort flashing across his face. “If we join through marriage, I can
complete a ceremony that will enable you to share my lifespan.”
halt them, words exploded from her. “What! Are you crazy? Marriage!
would he want to marry her? Sure, he desired to have her here for some
cockamamie reason that she couldn’t even begin to understand, but marriage?
out a hand. “I know this sounds quite shocking, but once you get —”
man he was. “No, don’t even finish that sentence.” Whirling around,
she sprinted toward the exit, but before she could get in more than a few
steps, he stood before her.
bruising. “I’m sorry, but I can’t let you run.”
seemed to brand her down to the bone. Panic seized her. This place, this male,
they were driving her mad.
to be free. This was all too much. Everything pulled at her — her fright, her
strange attraction to Lorh, his mysteriousness, and his latest declaration. She
feared she’d explode into a thousand tiny pieces from it.
desperation in them. “Please, let me go. Let me go home. If this is what
you brought me here for, it’s not going to work.”
replaced it. “I can’t allow you to go. If you listen to me, I’m sure we
can come to an accord.”
to listen to any more crazy talk. You won’t get me to agree to…to that.”
small-town Indiana. She now resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband
and two sons. When not spinning tales of romance and fantasy, she can be found
with her nose buried in a book, or more accurately, her e-reader. Her
scholastic background is in psychology, which enabled her to get low-paying
jobs in the human services sector. Needless to say, she’s now writing