Siren Snow (Redhaven Saga #1) by Victoria Barrow
New Adult Contemporary Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure, Interracial/Multicultural
Heat Level: Sweet
Word Count: 80,000
Winter is not exactly the ‘season of the witch’. It’s cold in
everything is covered in snow. But it doesn’t bother Lucilla Sinclair, the
fiery Witch-Warden for Washington . She’s perfectly happy performing minor enchantments at her little
arcane shop in Redhaven, an old fishing town turned tourist attraction.
Besides, her tall, dark-skinned elemental guardian Mishal keeps her warm at
night. Her raven familiar, Irwin, helps her to pass the time in the otherwise
sleepy town. Washington State
Magickal mischief in the cold, quiet state is slow for the most part, but when a freak winter storm lands a half-transformed Siren on her front porch, Lucy’s life becomes increasingly strange. Her dreams are suddenly assaulted with visions of a beautiful demon man, and her waking hours are spent warding off a cadre of mysterious shadow creatures.
With the life of the Siren in her hands, Lucy must trek through the snows of
in a race against time. Her mission: to find the one person with enough
knowledge of forbidden black magick to fix the broken Siren Melusine before her
seven days on land are up.
This is gonna be a rough week.
His gold-moon eyes rolled up to look at me, and it wasn't quite as predatory as it had been, though it still made me uncomfortable. It was the kind of look you give someone when what is at your mouth is very much not a bloody hand. It was the kind of look that made my pale cheeks flush pink. He grinned around the edges, and his black snake tongue eased past his lips. He licked the blood off my hand, my own blood, and shivered. He fed on my hand like a butterfly at a flower, with quick, short licks, and very much like a butterfly, his wings fanned in smooth, slow motions. Well, you know... if butterflies came from hell, anyway.
The more blood he licked off my hand, the more it seemed to agitate him, rile him up, until finally he pulled my hand away from his mouth, his eyes wide and wild and hungry. Dizziness returned then, and I swayed slightly in the snow, trying to focus on his wild, moon-bright eyes. Before I could process what was happening, his face shot forward and captured my lips with his.
His mouth was warm, and soft, save for the press of sharp teeth just past those sweet lips. He kissed me hard, and I tasted my own blood in his mouth. That strange, alien snake tongue licked at my lips, and I had just started to consider it, when I staggered and nearly fainted from the suddenly intense, burning pain in my shoulder. As he'd kissed me, his hand had moved to my shoulder, and during my distraction, he had popped it back into its socket. I cried my pain into his mouth, and this brought him closer. He stepped one leg over me, straddling me in the snow so that only the fine, soft fabric of his long, decorated loin cloth brushed against my legs.
What Reviewers are saying....
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has definitely set the bar
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you are drawn in from page one. This is a MUST READ.”--Maegan Provan, Author Victoria
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About the Author:
Texas native, Victoria
currently lives in
with her fiance and their two kitties (read: furry children.) She has a
moderately unhealthy obsession with MMORPGS, and when she's not writing, spends
a lot of time shooting bad guys. (Stupid Horde.) San Diego, California
Her bookshelf includes everything from Tolkien to plumbing (just one though... pipes are boring but nescessary). She's very fond of anything urban/paranormal fantasy, and has an entire shelf dedicated to zombies. (Never hurts to be prepared.)
Siren Snow is her debut novel, and book #1 of a 7 part series. Book #2 (Ghost Wolf) is due out May 2013.
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