Publication date: September 16th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Freedom has been a pleasure denied to Mackenzie for the last five years. Forced to do the bidding of a crazed man to keep both her sister and her self alive, she is sent on a mission to infiltrate a group of people. Payment; their release. The only problem, no one mentioned they weren’t human. Or, that she would be drawn to a certain sexy, addictive male.
Which will she decide, her heart? Or her freedom?
In a world filled with despair, Jaxx’s only chance to save his humanity is tethered to a woman he hasn’t met. Finding her in an underground facility with his kidnapped protégé, was the last place he thought to find his savior. In a web of corruption, he will have to find the truth and convince his mate, she is his.
Before it’s too late.
Kenzie pressed a hand to her stomach and hunched over. She was going to die. Pain had been her companion since Lucas bit her. Over the last hour a burning fire had started to smolder in her gut. At first, the discomfort was bearable, but it had grown to a raging inferno that blazed through her veins. Jaxx had proved to be a good distraction. He had sat as still as a statue listening to her ordeal the only thing that moved was a tick in his jaw, and his hands tightening on the wheel.
Agony flowed in her body, building to a crescendo, and swamping her senses. Everything seemed heightened. She sucked in air, and as crazy as it was, she could smell Jaxx’s crisp smell. He smelled like a rainy winter’s morning drinking coco by a fire. It was the only thing that brought her a measure of peace.
“Am I going to die?” Denial was a luxury she didn’t bother with. Her fear skyrocketed as she fur sprung from her pours, lingering before it disappeared just like that woman that had been cuffed to the trolley right before she died.
“It’s the change, don’t fight it. It will only make it worse, so I’ve been told.” Jaxx pulled out a cell and after a moment started barking orders down the line.
Her dry throat felt like a million fire ants bit into her flesh. Pain burned in her leg, and the bone snapped. She cried out. “Oh God!”
“Shit,” Jaxx cursed.
The pressure in her stomach expanded, and she flung herself back into the seat. Her shoulders pumped with each breath, and she braced herself with one hand on a head rest, and coiled her grip around the black suede seat cover. A spasm racked her body. She looked up and met Jaxx’s glowing gaze in the mirror.
“Hold on, we’re nearly there.”
Her eyes pinched shut, and she clenched her teeth as her muscles contorted. Each breath accentuated the stabbing pain piercing every inch of her body. How the hell was she going to get through this? Tires squealed and the back end of the car swerved. Her vision wavered and she lost all sense of time.
The car screamed to a halt. Too many scents and sounds engulfed her senses. It was if every sensation possible detonated, and she was experiencing them all at once. Jaxx open his door and a cacophony of voices filter in from outside.
Her door opened, and she would have fallen to the ground if Jaxx hadn’t swooped in and wrapped his arms around her. She inhaled a breath. Then another, and concentrated on anything but the pain. Fresh air filled her lungs and mingled with Jaxx, the smell oddly comforting.
Jaxx strode forward, and the cool licks of the breeze dance across her skin. Her mouth throbbed, and needle like pain pierced through her gums. She screamed, and arched in Jaxx’s arms. He cooed soft words, and brushed her damp hair from her face as he led them into darkness.
His soft words fanned across her ear. “I can ease your pain, if you let me.”
“Please.” She would agree to any of his demands, if he would just ease her suffering.
She couldn’t be sure with her blurry vision, but it looked like thick fur dotted along her skin, and unlike before, it didn’t’ appear to be going anywhere. She moaned low in her throat, and pinched her eyes shut. The air suddenly denser. A door opened and banged shut, Jaxx sat down, and position her across his lap so they were facing the same direction.
He peeled back the hair away from the nape of her neck. “I should warn you, there will be consequences.”
His words sounded ominous and in that moment, she didn’t’ care. If she survived this, she could handle the repercussions then. A cramp started from the top of her head and rolled down her body to her toes. Her body contorted, and there was no more time for talking. If Jaxx planned on helping her, now would be it. He cursed, his hot breath fanning across her neck. His mouth clamped down on her skin. Sharp teeth popped through her flesh, and after the initial pain a euphoric numbness started to filter through her body. The aches, the burning fire, and sheer agony evaporated, and the spasms in her body seemed to target a different region.
Paranormal romance author, Ally Parker brings you dark, dangerous, and deadly tortured heroes and the women strong enough to save them. Her action packed writing will keep you turning the page until the very end.
When not writing her heart pumping paranormal romance, Ally is a nurse by day and a mother twenty four seven. If she’s not working on her next book, you’ll find her practicing archery (in case of a zombie apocalypse), chasing her kids or storms to capture amazing lightning shots. In her down time, she normally is reading a vampire or shifter book, hanging out with her family or feeding her social media addiction.
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