Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same — and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…. And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart? In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl's heart?
CAST is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance writer, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. She lives in Oklahoma with lots of dogs, cats, horses, and a burro. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin is working on her first stand-alone novel, a dark, mysterious fairy tale. Before she had truly departed that amorphous place between dreams and reality, she reached out with her long, elegant fingers and felt for Kalona. The arm she touched was muscular. His skin was smooth and strong and pleasing beneath her fingertips.
All it took was that small, feather-like caress. He stirred and turned eagerly to her. He annoyed her. They all annoyed her because they were not him. The problem was that Neferet had been bedded by an immortal, thus she knew all too intimately just how much of an imposter this Kronos truly was.
And in much too close a proximity to me. That displeases me. Had the youth really believed he could replace her divine Consort? The impertinence of the thought fueled her anger. It pleased her.
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Instead he trembled beneath her touch and his breathing deepened. Neferet smiled. Her tongue flicked out slowly, licking her lips as she watched him watch her. For now what I require of you is to leave me and, of course, to continue to worship me. As if it was his right to touch her. As if her wishes were subservient to his needs and desires. Darkness responded to her touch even more quickly than had Kronos. She felt its deadly chill and reveled in the sensation, especially as it banished the rising memories.
He moaned, though this time more in fear than passion. Leave me. And remember, young warrior, a goddess chooses when and where and how she is touched. Do not overstep yourself again. Be specific, Warrior! I have no desire to be called by ambiguous titles. That is your title, my Goddess. Very good. See how easy it is to please me? Neferet smiled again. It was unimportant that she was not actually Nyx Incarnate. What was important was power—and if the title Nyx Incarnate aided her in the acquisition of power, especially with the Sons of Erebus Warriors, then that was the title by which she would be called.
Men, she thought disdainfully, so easily fooled by the masks of beauty and title, and so easily used to my advantage. She wrapped a sheer silk robe around herself and moved from her chamber out into the hallway.
Shadows within shadows drifted after Neferet, dark magnets drawn by her increasing agitation. She knew they moved with her. She knew they were dangerous and that they fed on her unease, her anger, her restless mind. But, oddly, she found a measure of comfort in their presence. She paused only once in her downward descent. Why am I going to him again? Why am I allowing him to invade my thoughts tonight? Neferet shook her head as if to dislodge the silent words and spoke into the narrow, empty stairwell, addressing the Darkness that hovered attentively around her.
Kalona is my Consort. He was wounded serving me.
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It is only natural that I think of him. She reached the dungeon, carved centuries ago from the rocky earth that made up the Isle of Capri at the bottommost level of the castle, and moved silently down the torch-lit hallway. His shocked look, tinged with fear, told her that she was getting better and better at appearing to materialize from nothing but shadows and night.
That lightened her mood, but not enough to add the softness of a smile to temper the cruel edge of command in her voice. I wish to be alone with my Consort. But know that I am within the sound of your voice and will respond to your call should you need me. Neferet watched him retreat down the narrow hallway.
Neferet drew a deep breath of the damp dungeon air. She swept the thick fall of her auburn hair back from her face, baring her beauty as if girding herself for battle. Neferet waved her hand at the door and it opened for her. She stepped into the room. Kalona lay directly on the earthen floor. She was simply being wise. He had to complete his mission for her—that was what was best for him. If his body regained too much of its immortal strength, it would be a distraction for Kalona, an unfortunate distraction.
Neferet approached his body. Her Consort lay flat on his back, naked, with only his onyx wings as a veil-like covering. Neferet sighed. His flesh was cool, as it always was, but lifeless. He showed no reaction whatsoever to her presence. Could you not have disposed of one annoying child more quickly? By blood and Darkness you have sworn to prevent Zoey Redbird from returning to her body, thus destroying her so that I might rule this magickal modern world.
Distracted momentarily by their alluring chill, Neferet opened her palm to Darkness and allowed it to twine around her wrist, cutting ever so slightly into her flesh—not enough to cause her pain that was unbearable—only enough to temporarily sate its unending lust for blood.
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