Book 5 in the Brides of the Kindred series
This book is a plus length novel--around 130,000 words long
Nadiah has the Sight—the ability to see into the future. But the one thing she can’t see is how she’s ever going to be free of the blood bond her parents forced her into when she was only six. Her fiancée is an evil bastard who delights in torturing her and her only way out of a loveless marriage is for a Kindred warrior to challenge the hated bond. But Nadiah has no warrior to challenge for her—she just has Rast.
Adam Rast doesn’t know why he feels so protective and possessive of Nadiah, only that he’s willing to kill or die to protect her. When the chance to set her free arises, he takes it without hesitation, even though his lack of Kindred blood could mean his defeat or even his death. But Rast has a secret, one even he doesn’t know he possesses. When he undertakes Nadiah’s quest, the truth comes out in a strange and provocative way.
Can Nadiah and Rast live through their ordeal? Will the truth about Rast set them free…or kill them? You’ll have to read Revealed to find out.
Nadiah has no choice but to go back home, the blood bond forced upon her as a child is just too strong. She had hoped to find a Kindred warrior who would be able to help her break free, who she found though was Detective Rast.
Rast might be human but he won't let anything happen to Nadiah even if it means going to some strange planet and going against her intended. He promised Sylvan he wouldn't "change the color of her eyes" , but the more he's with Nadiah the less he can ignore his true feelings.
Rast is a genuinely good guy who finds people no one else can and takes care of everyone around him without thought. Nadiah is just coming into her own but she's independent and has a spine of steel. The two bring each other a balance they never realized they needed and though their story has some pain it also has allot of happiness.
The AllFather is gone, but now we find out about even bigger threats in the universe. There's allot of craziness in this one and while we see more of the characters we've already met we also see new ones who we'll see more of in later books I'm sure.
Elise is fractured inside, stained by a past she refuses to remember.
Merrick is scarred both inside and out, a half-breed with a brutal background, at home nowhere in the universe.
Now they are tied together by an unstable bond which could kill them both.
Their journey will take them to the lawless planet of Rageron—the wildest of all the Kindred worlds. There, in the deep blue jungles of an alien world, Elise must bare her soul and relive the horror that nearly killed her. Can she and Merrick make each other whole or will Elise run from her pain?
If she does, Merrick cannot help but chase her…Elise is being Pursued.
Elise survived the AllFather, but now her life on Earth is coming calling on her. Except she's not so sure that's what she wants anymore. Merrick has always been a loner being a hybrid no many want to be around him as it and he life certainly doesn't have the space or desire for a bride, not that there's a woman who would want someone like him anyways. But the two of them find peace in each other, until they realize it's because of an ill formed bond.Now they must set off to find a cure before the bond kills them. If the journey doesn't kill them first they might find happiness in the end, if they can open up to each other.
Elise has her share of emotional scars, she keeps them locked up in "the vault" in her head, she goes through life, but never really lives it. Merrick has scars on the inside too, but he has even more on the outside. He's a big scary looking guy, but he's really a sweet caring man who would do anything for those he's closest to, he knows keeping the pain in isn't good and does his best to help Elise even when he doesn't know exactly what to do.
Their story has allot of pain, but it shows that even those with a screwed up past can find their happiness as long as their willing to try.
We see more of the new threat and what it is he wants and how he came to be.
Lissa is madly in love with Saber and it seems he returns her feelings but she has a problem. She and the man of her dreams both come from the same clan of the Touch Kindred. By the archaic laws of their people, they are too closely related to be bonded. Which means that even though there is no blood tie between them, they are doomed to remain apart.
But their personal dilemmas will soon be the least of their worries. Sacred scrolls, vital to the defense of the Kindred people, have been stolen and sold to a collector on the barbaric slave planet, Yonnie Six. To retrieve them, Lissa and Saber must go undercover as Mistress and slave on the savage world where domination, submission, and kinky sex are the order of the day. Will the love between them survive this trial by fire? Or will Lissa lose everything and be Exiled from the one person she loves above all others?
A timid priestess turned Mistress...
A proud warrior posing as her slave...
Will their love blossom on the savage world where domination, submission, and kinky sex are the order of the day?
Or will Lissa be Exiled from the one male she loves above all others?
You're related to everyone in your village, maybe not by blood but you'll never be with someone from the same village as you to do so is just plain disgusting. But for Lissa there was never anyone besides Saber, 4 years older than her there was no way to stop from falling in love with the kind hearted man. But loving him was dangerous and wrong and when they were found out she was exiled to become a priestess on another planet.
Saber only ever loved one and when she was forced to leave there was no other he would ever take as his bride. Fate has brought them back together, in order to find missing scrolls that hold the key to saving the universe they have to go undercover.
She's a shy timid priestess, and somehow she has to make it look like the man she loves nothing more than a slave. They will both be forced out of their comfort zones, but if they can make everyone believe their ruse they may just save the universe. Doing so may cost them more than they ever expected or it bring them everything they ever wanted.
Lissa is sweet and caring and will do anything to help even something completely crazy like turning into a mistress. Saber is a strong Alpha male who will turn submissive if it's the only way he can be close the woman he loves. Their story is tragic at times, but in the end if they can overcome stigmas of their home planet they might just find happiness.
Nina is normal Florida girl with a job and a life and a grandmother she adores. But lately she’s been having disturbing dreams. Dreams of a man with a shadowed face—a man filled with pain and need and desire only she can slake. She fears him but at the same time, the dreams leave her breathless with need. Who is this dark stranger and what does he want of her?
Reddix is a Touch Kindred with an inverted Touch Sense—he can’t touch with his mind like others of his kind. Instead, he is doomed to endure their emotions like a physical invasion every time he’s around anyone. Desperation drives him to kidnap Nina—the girl he has been dreaming of. But he doesn’t take her out of love but as a sacrifice to one who claims she can cure his affliction.
Snatching Nina from her job, Reddix takes her on a journey to the stars that ends in disaster. Now, marooned on a strange planet they will have to learn to work together in order to survive. Can Nina forgive Reddix’s attack and gain his trust enough to heal him…or will his fate remain forever Shadowed?
Nina is just trying to survive in her life and help her father, even if she is working herself to death. She's determined to become a physicians assistant, and has absolutely no time for love. If only the arousing dreams would just stop so she could get a good nights sleep she'd be all set.
Reddix will do anything to cure his disease, feeling the emotions of others is slowly killing him so when he makes a desperate journey to the swamp witch, her promise for a cure has him doing things he never expected he'd do. Including kidnapping. When their escape from Earth goes bad and they end up crashed on an unknown world, they will both have to do some crazy things in order to survive.
Nina is a survivor, whatever she has to do she does it. Her compassionate heart is a good thing most of the time, but when you start having feelings for your captor you know you're screwed. Reddix is selfish, he has a good reason for it but his illness has made him jaded. Feeling to emotions of everyone around you all the time you never have any of your own, until Nina and her uniqueness quiets everything in his head.
There are some great laugh out loud moments in this one. I seriously had tears of laughter! There were also time when I could feel the compassion of Nina and how amazing she was wanting to help someone even when she shouldn't. And then there were the times I wanted to kick Reddix's butt!!! He was definitely one of the most stubborn man I ever read about, but he had a good heart and in the end I loved him just like I've loved all the others in this series so far. This is a great series where every story builds off the last while still giving you something amazingly new and I can't wait to read even more of it.