Victoria H. Smith
The Panthera (pan · ther· a): noun. a lost island nation with the power of the panther
Pantheress or “she-panthera”: noun. a female panthera, vulnerable in numbers yet powerful
Dr. Shanora Renee Dalton: human–she thinks. the one they're looking for… the strongest of them all
I've studied the Aruti people for a long time and the world knows their story. They were a great people eliminated by catastrophic events; natural events but tragic nonetheless. I'm fascinated with the extraordinary wonder of their legacy, and my classes gather droves of students just wanting to learn more. It's under that umbrella I meet Gael, a businessman who's curious about my research. His company wishes to fund me for continued findings and the man himself… well, there's a little more to his desires.
Gael comes with the company of two other men, two, in all their mystery, who smolder just as hot and divinely as he does and I'm drawn into their world no matter how dark it ends up becoming. They take me along a journey of history and mayhem I believe I already know, but somehow, I'm vastly far from the truth.
As it turns out, the Aruti people never perished as I believed but are alive and well. Not only that, they've become something… else and these men, Gael, Easton, and Davis are here to help me see that. They need me.
And I'm more powerful than even they are.
Only a vampire is strong enough to teach werewolves how to fight.
After a turbulant childhood, Sugar strives for a peaceful life. That goal is difficult when her neighbors turn furry and howl at the moon. They are not the regular chest pounding, make your blood curl kind of werewolves though. She’d have moved. More like the geeks of the underworld, and Chicago’s premier wolf pack has issued them a life or death challenge. Their only option for survival? Hire a vampire warrior for combat training.
Life is bound to grow more complicated now that a hot vampire lives next door.
Don’t make the devil angry…
Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.
Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.
Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…
There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?