Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Spotlight and Giveaway: Shadowed Horizons by Shyla Wolff
Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Extasy Books
Date of Publication: 12-15-14
Number of pages: 275
Word Count: 72,000
Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters
Love should never be a choice between family and the man who’s claimed your heart.
A warrior’s life is the only one Kiera’s known since her psychic brethren adopted her from the streets as a child. Though she possesses equal preternatural ability and fighting skills, they will always see her as their youngest and in need of protection.
According to their leader’s psychic vision, her twofold destiny includes saving a computer prodigy’s life and a mate who pulls her from death’s clutches. Carlin, an electronics genius, develops software/hardware which could destroy any government. Without malicious intent, he seeks to prove possibilities beyond his current reality. Bored with the aspects of his social life, he yearns for a family.
When Kiera saves Carlin from the clutches of a psychic terrorist who stalks him for his program and skills, neither is prepared for the immediate connection formed. From the first skirmish, both their lives are caught up in a maelstrom of danger and desire. Kiera struggles to keep Carlin and his work from the terrorist who wants to destroy the U.S. while resisting the extraordinary attraction between them.
Can Carlin convince her they were meant for each other and survive her warrior brethren?
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The upstairs hallway was wide with rooms on each side. When she stopped and turned to open a door, he noticed her color had returned to normal. “Here you are. I’ll send your bag up with one of the guys.”
“Where’s your room Kiera?” He couldn’t help it, she needed to know he wouldn’t give up. Whatever walls she erected, he’d find a way to knock down.
Dilated pupils accompanied the slight flaring of her nostrils. The low light behind her threw her face into partial shadow. “I’m down the other hallway.” When she nibbled on her lip he couldn’t stand it.
“You know I’m going to kiss you, don’t you?” Very slowly, he stepped forward until his body came within a scant inch of hers. He wanted her to close those last few centimeters. With a gentle hand, he stroked a few strands of hair from her face. Her eyelids fluttered as she tilted her head into his caress. Her groan was his undoing. Circular motions on her scalp saw her leaning into his caress. Unable to restrain himself, he delved both hands into the thick mass of hair to hold her secure for his devouring.
A sudden clearing of someone’s throat startled them back to reality. Silky hair slipped through his fingers as she backed a step, closed her eyes, and looked down.
“Hey guys. Carlin, I’ve got your bag in case you wanted to shower before we eat. Whatcha doin?”
Shit! “Um…checking for ticks? Lyme’s disease can be a serious problem.”
“Yep…those little nasties can be hearty little buggers. Sides, the weather’s been very mild.”
“And she picked them up while swimming in the freezing sea water?” Narrowed eyes and hardened expression belied the smooth tone. He hadn’t met this warrior…
“Surely they get thirsty?” He turned to meet the warrior’s direct stare. Deadpan. Word travels fast around here. Hope he doesn’t turn me into a french fry or something. “Thanks.” Holding out his hand, “I’m Carlin.”
“Hi, I’m Alaric. We’ve brought some food if you’re hungry. It’s, ah, downstairs, and bug free.”
About the Author:
Life teaches us many lessons. One of the most important ones Shyla’s learned is to take the time to enjoy family and friends. Our circumstances change on a daily basis. However small the differences may seem, they add up over time. Through a lifetime of various trials and tribulations, she’s discovered the enjoyment of sharing her stories with those that would relish participating in the journey of extraordinary people through their everyday lives.