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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.
Amelia has essentially inherited the Phoenix from her now deceased partner and bestfriend Melissa. On the run from Levi, a demon who wants the Phoenix and the one who murdered Melissa, Amelia has been having very sensual dreams. She doesn’t know the man but the Phoenix does.
Caleb has been having erotic dreams of his runaway mate, Nix. He has been looking for her for a century and suddenly she’s in his mind. Levi summons the bounty hunter for a job, find Amelia and bring her to him alive.
This is a favorite scene between Amelia and the Phoenix she calls Mel as she sees Caleb for the first time.
After pumping her gas, she used the restroom, thankful it was inside the store, and then picked up a soda and bag of chips on her way to the counter. A large man, with short brown hair, broad shoulders, and a navy blue T-shirt, entered the store. Mel went quiet. Amelia didn’t need the Phoenix to tell her the guy wasn’t a man, but a demon.
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 shape shiftingabilities. 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 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.”
Lia Davis. Bounty’s Flame (Kindle Locations 234-259). After Glows Publishing. Kindle Edition.
When Caleb finds his quarry he’s surprised to find not only is she the Phoenix’s host, she is also his mate. Keeping them from Levi and other hunters is a challenge Caleb is more than willing to take on. He will protect his mates with everything he has and they will protect him as well.
A fast paced read with lots going on. Plenty of action, intrigue and heat combine to make this an enjoyable read.
5 Contented Purrs for Lia!
In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.
While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.
Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it!