After a wedding filled with werewolves, fay, and vampires, Vicky is looking forward to a nice, quiet honeymoon away from the chaos of Darien’s daily life. But nothing is ever simple with an Ancient Vampire around.
When the Vampire Council of Hawaii finds out Darien and his new bride are coming, they are determined to see that Darien is honored properly. But vampire etiquette isn’t for the faint of heart.
The nights could burn when lines are drawn… and Darien finds himself in a turf war he never intended to start.
The queen’s eyes ran over Vicky’s slightly rumpled hair and missing veil. They landed on the beaded headpiece on the dressing table. “Is this what you plan to wear?” She went over and picked the veil up.
Vicky turned to watch the queen as she moved. “It was,” she admitted.
Lady Aine clicked her tongue disapprovingly. “This will never do.” She chucked the headdress across the room.
“Hey!” Vanessa protested and went to retrieve the discarded item.
Ignoring her, Lady Aine turned to look at Vicky. Reaching up, the queen started ripping pins out of Vicky’s carefully styled hair. Once it was free, she ran her fingers through the locks, sending them bouncing around Vicky’s shoulders in tight curls. With a flick of her hand, Lady Aine sent a wave of magic tingling over Vicky’s skin that solidified into a shimmering veil. Stepping around the still bride, she ran her hand up Vicky’s back, bringing out the wings Darien had worked so hard to remove. Finally, the queen ran her hand down the front of Vicky’s gown soothing her upset stomach. Once done, the queen stepped back and smiled at her work. “Much better.” Reaching out she took Vicky by the shoulder and turned her around. “Look.” She held her hand out towards a mirror that was set up next to the dressing table.
Vicky stared at her changed reflection in the glass. She was more beautiful than she thought possible. Her skin and hair glowed while the wings sparkled in the soft light of the room. Her jaw tightened in aggravation, and she took a deep breath trying to squelch the bitterness rising in her. The queen had just given her something without asking for some form of compensation. After her many dealings with the fay, Vicky knew this was rare, but she couldn’t accept the gift as it was. “It’s not that I don’t appreciate what you’ve done,” she said, trying to choose her words carefully, “but did you have to add the wings?”
“It would be a disservice if I let you out in anything but your finest.” Lady Aine smiled as she rubbed her finger against the sensitive membrane. “I think they are most fitting for one of my court.”
Vicky shivered at the touch. “But, I’m not of your court,” she protested, turning to face the queen.
“Oh, dear lady.” Lady Aine’s grin widened as she drew a finger down Vicky’s jawline. “You are still more than half mine.”
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The Ancient Fire Series Books:
Gathering Tinder (The Ancient Fire Series Book 1)
Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
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Flying Sparks (The Ancient Fire Series Book 2)
When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city’s woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.
Smoke Rising (The Ancient Fire Series Book 3)
Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound?
Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn’t bring her down.
When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something’s up. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But, the question is… who is burning what?
Stolen Fire (The Ancient Fire Series Book 4)
Night. A time of quiet, of peace, of rest, and now, a time of terror.
With an uncontrolled vampire plaguing the city, the Vampire Council of Brenton once again calls on Darien Ritter for help.Overwhelmed with the issues of a new menagerie and plans for his wedding, Darien still manages to step up and answer the call. The only problem is, he suddenly finds himself a little too… human.
Granting Wishes (The Ancient Fire Series Book 5)
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
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