My vision fractured into shards of light. Stars joined the little birds as Janie slammed my head onto the floor several times. Stunned, I felt her climb off me, kneeing me in the stomach in the process.
“You know what I wish, little sister?”
“That I’d die?” My voice sounded sulky in my own ears.
She snorted, her lips curved into a sneer. “Nothing quite so simple. No, I wish you were an Amber Alert. That someone would kidnap you and you’d disappear.” She snapped her fingers open wide like a magician completing a trick. “Now, that would turn my frown upside down.”
I gaped at her, unable to speak as her words rolled over me in a tidal wave of hatred. I’d never truly understood the depth of her loathing. It was the knockout punch that left no outward mark.
The room was still. The entire house was quiet, as though the violence of her words had made it catch its breath.
The silence was broken by a woman’s scream of terror. My mother’s, I later learned. It was the first scream. It wouldn’t be the last.
I didn’t know it at the time, but neither did I know Janie’s wish would come true.
Jeannette’s life sucks. An outcast orphan addicted to junky blood, she is desperate for a chance at redemption. She’s the most powerful of her Firewalker race, but that’s not saying much since the Firewalkers are on the verge of extinction—thanks to Jeannette’s disastrous mistakes. For centuries she’s searched for her personal unicorn, the elusive Fecund, the Firewalkers’ human mates. He’s out there…somewhere.
She lost everything—family, fortune and her future when the ruling Council of Seven declared her a traitor for her part in the genocide of the Fecund race. Her desperation is understandable simply because the Council refuses to believe that she was set up by the Revenant vampire, Alexander the Great.
Devin McIntyre’s life imploded eleven years ago when his twenty-first birthday celebration collided with a blood sucker named, Alexander. With his parents slaughtered and his twin sisters taken by the psychotic vampire, Devin turned to the ultra-secret Society for Eternal Illumination for training in urban warfare and help in confronting his demons.
In a dilapidated hotel in Jackson, Mississippi he set a trap certain he’d tracked down his old, old enemy. Hoping to find his sisters, instead Devin uncovers a myth.
When a long-legged beauty walks through a wall of fire, Devin’s beliefs are shattered.
When Jeannette tastes his Fecund blood after centuries believing his race extinct, she knows she has found a priceless treasure.
From their first kiss, their first intimate touch, Jeannette realizes that in Devin she’s found salvation. This human male has the power to save a race balancing on the precipice of extinction.
But when allies become enemies and havens become traps, she suspects her “treasure” has his own agenda.
With her racist rant going viral, Foodie Network star, Marla Sheen aka America’s favorite grandmother, was having a bad week. Marla didn’t know what the fuss was about. She’d only spoken the truth—humans are inferior to lupo manaren. The problem is the human world knows nothing about werewolves, red drinkers, or any of the other Shadowlands citizens. When her attempts at damage control blow up in her face, she decides that appearing on the Dr. Bill show may not have been the best move, but hey, what else can possibly go wrong?
A whole lot as it happens.
The Captain, her mate and co-Alpha, is challenged for pack leadership by a much younger male and winds up in the hospital. A prickly wizard is sent in by the Shadowlands Congress to make certain Marla doesn’t out the supernatural community, and a man-stealing Jezebel of an ex-best friend shows up at her door. And that’s just the beginning.
When Marla turns to her friend for help, she discovers the Contessa is a continent away and has troubles of her own.
Call me Contessa. Forget my name, you couldn’t pronounce it. I’m a professional chef—actually, I’m the LeBron James of chefs. Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay even Julia Childs have all been my students, and that’s just a few. I’ve probably forgotten more about the culinary arts than any chef alive has learned. I was in the thick of things when today’s conventional culinary techniques were first being developed. You ever used the three basic steps in dicing an onion? Prego. That was me. Ever heard of clarified butter? Bingo. Me again.
How can that be? I was born in Genoa, Italy in the year of our Lord 1642. That’s right. I’m an Eternal, a creature of darkness, a vampire…and I’m obsessed by what I cannot eat. Food.
Ironically, I’m the star of my very own cooking show on the Foodie Culinary Channel. My dream job! Where I get to create the recipes I adore and share them with my audience and one lucky dinner guest. Which is where my troubles began. And will end.
I was caught partaking the red jungle juice from the neck of my dinner date. I was threatened, attacked with Holy water, and finally blackmailed by my mild-mannered joke of an Associate Producer. As it turns out, she isn’t so mild-mannered.
Now I have two choices: turn her into a child of darkness or risk exposure to the human world.
I’m thinking there’s a third choice. His name is Rocco Guadagnino.
WetWork, Dark Man Case Files, Episode 1 is a gritty, action-packed romantic serial (25k). Filled with pulsing passion and heart pounding intrigue, it is the first episode in this hot, new series by author, Cadence Denton. Each installment ends in a cliffhanger.
Someone is killing Department hunters one-by-one. Dark Man, the Department’s best hitman, is determined to find the assassin and take him out.
The Archangel is known throughout the globe for her body count. Now her employers, the Chernyy Group, Russia’s super-secret counter intelligence agency, have aimed her at its rival, the Department…and DM.
When DM captures the illusive Angel, sparks fly and passions explode.
When she asks his name, he replies, “I’m your future.”
But is he her future lover or executioner?
He has questions. She has the answers. He knows what he should do, but why not do what he wants—seduce her and get the answers that way?
WetWork, Dark Man Case Files, Episode 2 is a gritty, action-packed romantic serial (25k). Filled with pulsing passion and heart pounding intrigue, it is the second episode in this hot, new series by author, Cadence Denton. Each installment ends in a cliffhanger.
Just once Dark Man would like to go a day without having to dodge bullets. Just freaking once. However, since Angel crash-landed in his life, that’s all he’s been doing.
Angel feels pulled in opposite directions. On the one hand, she wants to admit the truth to DM, but on the other, she knows she must remain loyal to Damien, her boss and DM’s identical twin. What troubles her most is can she trust Damien or will he put her head on the chopping block? Then there’s one small problem.
She’s attracted to both men.
The leader of the super-secret Guild, Damien has cut all ties with his estranged brother. Or has he? One thing DM knows for certain, if Damien is stirring this pot then it’s poisonous.
When the Department and Chernyy start to doubt their agents’ loyalty, then Dark Man and Angel have no choice but to trust each other and hope their skills will keep them alive.
WetWork, Dark Man Case Files, Episode 3 is a gritty, action-packed romantic serial (30k). Filled with pulsing passion and heart pounding intrigue, it is the third episode in this hot, new series by author, Cadence Denton. Each installment ends in a cliffhanger.
Things have gone from bad to worse for Dark Man. First, he was set up to be the fall guy for the Guild, the family who’d named him pariah and turned their backs on him. Next, his current employers decided to terminate him with extreme prejudice. And then there’s Angel—the fact she’d called him by his brother’s name when they made love was the cherry on top of this crap cake. It almost made being the Medic’s new lab rat a relief. Almost.
He’d like to bury his feelings for Angel, but he hasn’t signed on for what the Medic planned: to turn him into a robot with a pulse.
Add another covert group with its own agenda to the already crowded field of adversaries and the conspiracy web grows wider. With his list of enemies multiplying by the minute, Dark Man’s chances of surviving are slim to none.
He needs a miracle. He needs his Angel.
WetWork, Dark Man Case Files, Episode 4 is a gritty, action-packed romantic serial (44k). Filled with pulsing passion and heart pounding intrigue, it is the final episode in this hot, new series by author, Cadence Denton.
Dark Man has tumbled down the rabbit hole. Brain surgery intended to turn him into the perfect killing machine has instead resulted in an emotional disconnect leaving him in a dark place where reality and memory are indistinguishable. The Medic claims that without the distraction of pesky emotions, DM will be more focused, more productive—in a word—the perfect assassin. The problem is his heart won’t cooperate. He can’t forget he is in love with Angel.
Angel’s plan to rescue DM blew up in her face, tossing her and DM’s identical twin brother, Damien, into a world of trouble and misery. Taken captive by the Guild’s enemy—the super-secret Omicron—she has learned the true meaning of pain. Bearing both physical and mental scars, Angel joins forces with both friends and enemies to free DM. The question is, which DM has she freed? The DM she loves or automaton DM?
From Houston to Bucharest, attacks come from every side forcing Angel to either break through to this “new and improved” DM or risk having their world—and their love—blown apart.
Can DM and Angel survive?