One night. One party of a lifetime. One secret a century old which could end it all.
Shiya, a Yupik supermodel, travels to Alaska in pretense of attending a party where she’ll find the man of her dreams. But her real intent is to lure the man of her nightmares to where she can finally end a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Gunnar is on Earth for one reason—to recover the wreckage of a Doppelganger crash that is scattered for miles, throughout an Alaskan resort and human settlements. In order to get closer to the ship’s debris, he agrees to a date and finds himself face to face with a Terran woman who doesn’t know her genetics are from his world, or that she’s being tracked by someone whose duty is to eliminate all threats to their secret. Shiya’s heritage has placed her at the top of the killer’s list.
Now the only way to save her, is to claim her, and Shiya isn’t about to make it easy.
One of the best things about the 1Night Stand series from Decadent Publishing, is they are quick satisfying reads. I have stopped posting on Saturdays because it became too much, but I am making an exception for this one. The book coming out on Tuesday is about Lucas, a character we meet in this one. So I decided to give the opportunity for you to read this one before He Sphinx I’m Sexy releases.
Shiya, a successful model from Alaska, has been enjoying her life away from her village and the judgement there. Judgement that came from her having the genes of a long deceased relative. She is tall almost six feet and has green eyes, both traits not shared by others in her tribe. With all her direct relatives who had shared these traits deceased, she is an outsider within her tribe. Now she is busy and happy, that is until a stalker tries to kill her.
She needs to end the seclusion forced on her by fear, but she’s going to do it on her home turf Alaska. She’s had Madame Eve set up a date at an exclusive resort not far from her village. Not that they would be any help but the terrain is familiar to her. She’s left clues for her stalker and this will end one way or another.
Gunnar is a doppelganger on earth to recover the debris from one of their crashed ships. Debris is scattered all around an Alaskan resort and a piece was found by one of the guests and made the tabloids.
His assignment was to clean up the mess and go home. In order to get close to the site he’s agreed to a date via 1Night Stand. Madam Eve has found someone for him and it works perfectly for him.
Neither Gunnar or Shiya have any intention of going through with the date. It is a means to an end for both of them.
Their meeting doesn’t happen as planned and is a favorite scene.
So caught up in the reason a stranger might have traveled there, she failed to hear the monster behind her until he was on top of her. A rough chuff, followed by a hiss, and the impact spun Shiya around on the ice and sent her flying, where she slammed shoulders first into an icy bank. Her rifle flew from her hands, discharging when it hit the ground. She crab-crawled backward. The bear opened its mouth and roared, the sound shaking her to her soul.
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit. Massive, twice the size of any bear she’d ever seen in the area, the herculean monster closed in, stalking forward on gigantic paws that looked like velvet-flocked snowshoes. Red stained his white coat, matting down the thick fur on his leg, and hot breath steamed from his mouth and nose like an iron train.
He grabbed her boot in his enormous jaws and dragged her back until he straddled her body, his face now inches from hers. Shiya threw her arms up, keeping them vertical. A Nanuk wouldn’t turn his head to bite, or that’s what her father had told her. Make yourself bigger than the bear can bite, he’d said time and time again. But there was no way to be bigger than this bear could bite.
Nanuk didn’t have to turn his head to take her arms into his mouth. Her entire head could fit in those jaws lined with teeth at least four inches long and more like daggers than fangs.
Even stranger than his freakish size, his teeth hadn’t punctured her boot or crushed her ankle when he’d grabbed her. Her mind let that thought slip as he leaned in and sniffed her. Another chuff ruffled her hair. Not gentle or friendly—a well honed killing machine.
A cloud of warm breath puffed from the carnivore’s open jaws, washing across her face. The smell of minty toothpaste filled her nostrils. Shiya cringed. He’d already eaten the man, and from the smell of it, the toiletries the tourist had carried with him. Ah, shit.
D.L. Jackson. This Endris Night (Kindle Locations 64-79). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Gunnar has to reveal some secrets that will be very hard for Shiya to grasp. However they are the key to her surviving her stalker.
Now both of them are on the run from Lucas, Shiya’s stalker, who really isn’t a stalker but an assassin from Gunnar’s planet. Gunnar has one goal, keep Shiya safe and alive.
A fun, action filled tale with plenty of attraction and sizzling sex. I can’t wait to read Lucas’ story!
5 Contented Purrs for D.L.!!!
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D. L. Jackson is an award-winning author of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn’t writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers.