His claim on the Phoenix and her host will finally unite them…or destroy them all.
Amelia Carter has one goal: to stay alive and keep the Phoenix within from falling victim to the evil that has kept them on the run for the past year. With the Phoenix’s power of sight, they are able to stay one step ahead, until Caleb Reed catches up with them, sparking desires beyond her wildest fantasies.
A shapeshifting hellhound and paranormal bounty hunter, Caleb finally ends his century-long search for his runaway mate. When he discovers his charge is the Phoenix who fled his bed over a hundred years ago, he turns the tables on the crime lord who seeks to capture her for her powers. Keeping his mate safe becomes his priority, because he won’t fail her again.
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The Phoenix (Mel/Nix) has been on the run for more than a century from the demon Levi. He killed her first host in front of Caleb, and then she lost her second host to child birth. Attached to the child she met Amelia. Melanie and Amelia were best friends and when Levi once again found and killed her host, the Phoenix attached herself to Amelia.
She is also running from her mate, Caleb, believing he betrayed her all those years ago. Consciously or unconsciously the Phoenix has been communicating with Caleb. Her method is through her host Amelia’s dreams, very hot sexy dreams.
Levi has not only sent trackers but also Caleb to find them. Caleb has also figured out that Levi wants all of them, but mostly Mel. The question is why.
This is one of my favorite scenes is a conversation between Mel and Amelia when they run into Caleb.
The same demon from the too-hot-for-words dreams. Heart pounding, she tried to stay calm while the clerk checked her out.
Mel, this is not the time to leave me.
“Um, he’s a hellhound with shapeshifting abilities. He’s also a bounty hunter.”
Fuck me. That wasn’t good. Levi sent him, didn’t he? Mel didn’t respond. Mel. What is wrong with you?
“Nothing. Let’s get out of here.”
In the year they’d been together, Mel had never lied to her. But that was what the Phoenix just did. Amelia knew it. Or at least Mel was not telling her something, and that was the same thing in Amelia’s book. She bet it had something to do with the erotic dreams.
Gathering her purchases, she darted out the door and Lia Davis ran to her car. They were on the road within moments.
“Spill. What the hell is going on?”
Mel let out a sigh. “That demon is my mate.”
Oh, hell no.
“You do realize he is here to either kill us or take us to Levi.”
“There is that.” Mel fell silent for a moment. “We could seduce him. With a hellhound on our side, you’d be strong enough to kill Levi and whoever else comes after us.”
The Phoenix had gone insane, completely lost it.
“I’m not seducing a demon.”
“We can’t fight him either. Besides, we have been seducing him for the last few months.”
“The dreams?” When the Phoenix didn’t reply, Amelia released a frustrated growl. She already knew the answer. “Damn it, Mel. Why couldn’t your mate be a nice, normal, wealthy human?”
The bird didn’t respond. Whatever. Damn it.
“I’m not on board with this until you explain to me who he is to you.”
Mel blew out a frustrated breath. “I told you, he’s my mate. Now that he has found me…us, he will track us no matter where we go. At least leading him to the farm will be away from human ears and eyes.”
There was a hint of saddens in her tone that made Amelia’s heart ache.
“He broke your heart.”
“More like broke my trust. Although, I’m not sure it was completely his fault.”
“I’m so confused.” Amelia gripped the steering wheel tighter. “I’m not seducing him. I’ll talk to him, but I’m not seducing him.”
A tense battle of wills, hardheaded women and an alpha male with lots of hotness in the form of a sexy demon hellhound changeling.
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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!