USA Today Bestselling Author
A woman on the edge.
Cassandra Belle is about to break the story of the century, but one well-placed bomb devastates her plans. She’s on the run, in a fight for her life and her heart. Caught between wild allure and primal need, Cassie struggles to reclaim her life even as she’s torn by the desire to submit to the two handsome strangers invading her life.
Enemies on a mission.
The sexy Fae lord Helcyon wants to protect her, but his pleasure leaves her quaking at the loss of control. The dangerous wizard Jacob wants to save her, but his war with the Fae frightens her, even as he captivates her with passion. With her enemies closing in, Jacob and Helcyon must challenge everything they’ve ever known to work together or risk losing her.
Author Note: Previously released as Cassandra’s Dilemma, Hers to Bewitch has undergone significant edits and a new cover to be re-released.
Heather Long takes us on a mystical journey, creating a world where just maybe, things would be better off unknown.
Cassandra has everything ready, her client will be pleased and then BOOM!
Gotta love the Boom! I really felt bad for Cassie she loses her assistant, is seriously injured, gets transported to Underhill where she is healed then set on a mission by the Fae Queen, Danae. Seven days to find out who made everything go boom and deal with him/her one way or another.
Helcyon is the Fae Lord assigned to assist and protect her by Danae, but there is another problem. Homeland Security is investigating this as well and their Special Agent Jacob Book just happens to be a wizard with a definite dislike of Helcyon. As this investigation begins something comes after Cassie leaving no doubt that she was meant to be the target.
This is a favorite scene when Cassie discovers the battle between these two internal battle.
The coppery scent of blood marred the night air flavored with jasmine and orchids. Cassie sucked in a deep breath. Her head was spinning. Looking around, she recognized the garden from her earlier visit, but it seemed darker, more sinister. The stars above shocked the senses as the Milky Way spiraled across the velvety darkness.
“What was that thing?” she asked, trying to get a grip on her equilibrium. Park. Explosion. Hospital. Underhill. Hospital. Special agent. Attack. Underhill again. Her head swam from the possibilities. So many questions.
When neither man answered, Cassie focused on their antagonistic stances. Helcyon’s sword reflected the pale light of the crescent moon. Black blood marred the surface. Book stood a few feet away, hands spread, but not in supplication. Instead, his hands were actually glowing.
“Helcyon? Special Agent Book?”
The men ignored her, focused on each other. Cassie sucked in the perfumed air and stumbled forward, only to be pushed back. Helcyon shifted so that he remained between her and Book.
“Why are you two fighting?” Her heart raced, her head spun, and she thought she might throw up at any moment.
“He sees through the glamour, and he has magic,” Helcyon replied, silken steel in his voice.
“He’s a fucking elf, and he just took us Underhill.” Raw fury lined the special agent’s face.
“So?” Cassie blinked, digesting their nuggets of information and feeling a little belligerent. Her leg was on fire and she wanted desperately to sit down and not worry that the Homeland Security agent and her Elven bodyguard were about to tear each other into pieces.
“That thing we were fighting came from here.” Book said the last between his teeth. Sweat beaded along his forehead as though whatever he was doing took actual effort.
“Okay.” Cassie hated the weakened note in her voice, but the spinning in her head grew too intense to ignore. She sank to her knees. The edges of her vision went fuzzy. She touched a hand to the bloody welt on her leg. The leg felt on fire, but the skin was icy. Odd. “You two go ahead and kill each other. I’m going to pass out. Whoever wins should wake me up.”
Cassie faded away from the conversation, divorced from her own body. It was better to not feel the icy burn crawling through her veins. She floated between one moment and the next.
Appropriate, since she was Underhill.
“Truce?” Helcyon’s voice whispered along her consciousness like the gentlest of caresses.
“Peace.” The agent’s voice moved closer. “Did it mark her?”
“I see blood. I thought we moved her away before it could.”
“It was there for her.”
“Why were you there, elf?”
“Why were you there, wizard?”
“Mine as well. Her leg. See the mark—poison in the blood.”
“What the hell was it?”
“It doesn’t matter now. We must get it out. You draw the poison. I will ease the pain.”
Heather Long. Hers to Bewitch (Kindle Locations 548-576). Kindle Edition.
One thing is for sure, Cassie needs both Helcyon and Jacob need to work together to catch the entity behind all of these things.
Some really great references to old TV and movies, classic Heather wit and snarkiness. Then mix in some very interesting plot twists, and sizzling relationships just so you can’t put it down.
I can’t wait for the next book to be revamped so I can see where this series leads.
5 Contented Purrs for Heather!
USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.
From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.
When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.