Excerpt of The Seer's Daughter (Beyond the Grave #1) by Athena Daniels
Author: Athena Daniels
Title: The Seer's Daughter
Series: Beyond the Grave, book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Cover Designer: Damonza.com
Editor: By Your Side Publishing
To save her, he must let go of everything he ever believed.
Upon returning to her hometown for her grandmother’s funeral, Sage Matthews is terrorized by a series of strange events. She dismisses each eerie occurrence as a by-product of her overwrought emotional state, until it becomes chillingly clear that something not of this world is desperate to get a message—or is it a warning?—through to her…
Detective Sergeant Ethan Blade comes to Cryton, South Australia, to catch a serial killer. When Ethan meets Sage—the latest victim’s beautiful granddaughter—his attraction to her is explosive and inconvenient. He knows she’s not crazy, but Sage’s theory about the murders is unbelievable.
With the handsome detective rejecting her ideas, Sage embarks on the supernatural journey that her grandmother started. What she discovers shatters everything Sage ever knew about herself—and who she really is.
Ethan’s routine case quickly turns personal when he discovers Sage is the killer’s next target. For her, he’ll break all the rules and cross every line. But how can he protect Sage from an evil he cannot even conceive of?
Ethan pressed the remote and the Land Rover sprang to life, unlocking the doors and lighting the interior.
What the hell had he been thinking? Christ, he had more self-control than that. Or so he’d thought. Control in the bedroom was something he had always been able to rely on. She’s the victim’s granddaughter, for fuck’s sake. On an active case.
But he’d never been so turned on by a woman in his life. Christ almighty, he wanted to fuck Sage more than he wanted to take his next breath.
Thrusting the key into the ignition, he pressed his boot on the accelerator, giving the motor a series of harsh, unnecessary revs. The tires spun before they found traction. His erection strained painfully against his pants, not softening in the slightest. He couldn’t imagine it was going to either, not while the taste of her was still on his tongue and the smell of her was still on his clothes. The way she’d ripped his shirt had threatened to shred his control. She’d be a hellcat in the sack.
“Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.” He thumped his hands on the steering wheel in time with the curses. He’d never acted so unprofessionally. Damn it, he knew better.
But the fear in her eyes, her vulnerability, the feel of her bra-less, full breasts against his chest, all that sweet innocence, mixed with wild, sensuous woman… The image of her staring up him, her face flushed, her breasts bare, was now burned into his mind, and he cursed again. What was it about Sage Matthews that was making him half-crazy with both lust and a powerful need to protect her?
Athena Daniels lives on the northern beaches of sunny Western Australia where she writes romantic suspense, romantic thrillers and erotic suspense.
The author of Desperate, The Seer’s Daughter is her second novel. When she is not writing, you will find her at the beach, or under a tree with a coffee and a good book.
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