Friday, March 14, 2014

Forever at Midnight Blurb and Excerpt


Forever At Midnight  Book 2 in “The Cynn Cruor Bloodline Series”

When Roarke catches a glimpse of Deanna in Dac Valerian’s club, he searches for her in the streets of Manchester just to prove that he hasn’t lost his mind. He is unable to believe Deanna is alive when he’d buried her himself nearly five hundred years before. But when Deanna turns up on the street facing the Cynn Cruor’s headquarters, Roarke needs to know why she’s hid herself from him all these years.

Knowing her secret can only destroy whatever feelings Roarke has left for her, Deanna remains silent until circumstances force her to reveal everything.
Hearts are broken on both sides, but Roarke and Deanna have to work together if they are to find a way of ending Dac and the Scatha Cruor’s power once and for all.

Desire rises and passions are rekindled.
Will their pursuit of Dac lead to another chance at happiness?
Or will it forever tear them apart?

*******Warning: Contains explicit content and graphic details. 18+ Audience******

*** Excerpt **


“Deanna.” Roarke's eyes were a bright angry red. Incoherent words spilled from his mouth. “I told her to wait in the room.”
“With everything that's going on, I am certain she left the room to escape, Roarke. Roarke! Son! Listen to me!”
Roarke's head snapped toward his father. Slowly, the red subsided to burnt orange, then to silver blue.
“Go.” The Hamilton nudged his head toward the Great Hall. “She might be there with the rest of those who are readying to leave.”
They heard the collective screeches of triumph from outside the walls.
“Fall back!” The Hamilton commanded, his face grim.
Everyone swiftly escaped to the secret passageway behind the dais in the Great Hall. After everyone had passed through, two of their warriors lit the charges from the mouth of the cave. They were only a few feet away when they were thrown off by the explosion. Picking themselves up, they followed the retreating inhabitants of Hamel Dun Creag.
The Cynn Cruor made their way to the rendezvous base nearby. It had been built exactly for this purpose—the possibility of the Faesten being overrun. Through the centuries the warriors and their families, under The Hamilton's command and protection, painstakingly chipped away stone and rock to construct Hamel Dun Uiamh. With the Ancient Eald's help, along with the Cynn architects and mortals, the caverns now resembled an underground city.
The wounded were treated by the healers. The warriors who were bonded found stone rooms and other secluded areas so their spouses could help them heal.
The next day, scouts reported that the Scatha Cruor had left, leaving Hamel Dun Creag in ruins. Roarke finally found Deanna's charred body among the debris, identifying her from the dagger still clutched in her hand. He took her body from the rubble and carefully wrapped it in a shroud filled with heather and lavender. Then he walked toward the outcrop overlooking Hamel Dun Creag to give her a proper burial, a forlorn figure with the love of his life dead in his arms.

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