Lila Jenner left her family to start a new life away from Ramsey Pierce. After decades of rejection, she needs the chance to discover who she is without him. Helping to rebuild relationships between tribes of Svatura is just the opportunity she needs.
Determined that the fire raging inside him will never harm Lila, Ramsey denies the magical bond that could be theirs alone. But when an old enemy resurfaces and Lila disappears, he realizes he’ll do anything to win her back and make her his.
However, Maddox, driven by a centuries-old quest for revenge, is stronger than any of them ever imagined. Friends and enemies must band together against this shared threat. Even then, they may discover too late that one dragon is not always enough…
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Will she rise like the phoenix, or perish in the flames?
***Originally self-published with a different cover – August 2013.
He kept going, flames erupting from his body.
Lila knew what she had to do. Taking a calming breath, she closed her eyes and pulled on every ounce of the power within her. She pictured a mountain stream, peaceful, cool, and soothing. Then she pushed those feelings inside Ramsey, directly into the center of his soul.
Desperation clawing at her, she did the only other thing she could think to. She wrapped her arms around his neck and laid her lips against his, pushing her calming effect through the more intimate connection. At first he didn’t respond, but gradually, his steps faltered, slowed, and then stopped. And the lips under hers changed from unresponsive to drugging in a nanosecond. Joy surged as he kissed her with a passion equal to the rage that had held him captive only moments before. He wasn’t in control. Not yet. But closer.
With a groan, he jerked back to stare down at her with wild eyes, still not fully focused. Underneath her hand she could feel the frantic beating of his heart, like a bird trapped in a cage. She reached up and took his face in her hands. His eyes slowly focused, recognition lit the green depths.
“Lila,” he gasped.