ANCIENT VENDETTA, an all-new paranormal romance novel in the Ancients Rising Series by Katie Reus, is available now!
About ANCIENT VENDETTA:
His responsibility is to his pack, his people—the territory of New Orleans.
When the world devolved into chaos and fire, Alpha wolf King kept his territory from collapsing. Now, every day it seems there’s a new challenge—rogue witches, treacherous vampires, evil dragons. But his biggest threat is Aurora. Unique, magical, a female who sees him, the male, and not simply the Alpha in charge. But she’s thrown up so many walls that he’s afraid he’ll never be able to break through to the woman behind them. When the most dangerous threat they’ve ever faced ravages the city he’ll need her at his side—to defeat it, and then claim the woman who already owns him, body and soul.
But she makes him want more.
After being held captive for a year, Aurora has embraced her freedom. For the first time in her life she’s living away from her older sister in a new territory. A new world. She’s made friends and is helping New Orleans get back on its feet. But she’s far from the woman she used to be. Even so, she can’t fight her ever present and growing attraction to King. Except she’s afraid she’s broken, that she’ll never be able to have a normal relationship again—that she can’t handle being an Alpha’s mate. When an evil linked to his past threatens to tear them apart and destroy the city, she must set her fears aside and find the courage to follow her heart—and the wolf who’s already won it.
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Cressida let out a startled laugh, making her look far younger than he guessed her to be. Then she stiffened and turned toward a flapping sound.
He was already turning at the sound. “What the hell?” Hunter was swooping toward him—Aurora not far behind in the air, her wings a bright beacon of flames against the gray sky.
“Your mate follows.”
King wouldn’t deny Aurora was his mate, couldn’t say the words, even if it wasn’t true. Instead he growled low in his throat. “She’s not alone.” He could scent one of the tigers not far behind.
As Aurora descended, Hunter right next to her, Harlow in tiger form raced across the grassy field he and Cressida had just crossed.
“What are you doing here?” he demanded.
For once Hunter was silent, landing on all fours next to Harlow, who nuzzled him once as Aurora said, “Going with you.”
“She’s welcome,” Cressida said smoothly. “All of you are.” Though she eyed Harlow warily.
Harlow yawned, swatting at gnat with her big paw, but she watched Cressida as well.
“You’re. Not. Coming.” He gritted his teeth, his wolf in his eyes as he stared Aurora down. This was too dangerous and his fear for her was making him edgy.
“That Alpha thing doesn’t work on me.” Aurora stalked toward him, hands on hips, a beautiful phoenix of pure fire. Her violet eyes sparked with temper. “And I’m going. You think to go off to a strange land without backup?”
“I’m Alpha.” It was his job. “My job is to protect my people.” Including her.
“We’re going,” she said simply.
Hunter chirped in agreement.
Even Harlow nodded, her tail swishing lazily.
He let his head fall back. They didn’t have time to argue—and he couldn’t know for sure this place was safe for Aurora. “How’d you know to follow us here?” He’d only given the location of this entrance to a few of his people.
Aurora shrugged. “Lucky guess.”
“Whoever told you will be punished.”
She snorted. “Then we better get going so you can come back, save the territory, then mete out a punishment.”
He stared at her, a battle of emotions raging through him. “I just want you safe,” he finally snarled. If she was with him, his concentration would always be divided. Because she was more important than anything, even his territory.
“And I want you safe. But that’s just not in the cards.”
About the Author
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.
However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.
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