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The sins of the creator...
The cold-blooded pirate high jacked his ship, but Red didn't expect Sonja to highjack his heart, too. Now she was in danger, he wouldn't let her go.
A legacy of evil explodes in violence and blood...who will live, who will die...who will love the Forsaken?
"I don’t remember all my ports of call, lass. ‘Tis possible." His heart skipped a beat. This might be it! The Trade Base would be concerned. It wouldn’t be long and they’d become suspicious.
"I think we need a little chat, Stud. Right after you put the Base communicator’s mind at rest."
She gestured lazily with the dagger. "Come on, and think fast. He’s waiting."
Casting a reassuring glance at his worried friends, Red left the cabin. He noticed that Sonja walked several feet ahead of him, while Elyse walked well behind, her laser leveled on him at all times. Was there ever a time when they weren’t so on guard?
Pausing just before his cabin door, Sonja turned to gaze up at him. "You better make it good."
"For you, wench, I’d do anything." Mockingly, Red laid his hand on his chest. "You’ve been so kind and considerate towards us, ‘tis the least I can do."
"Cute." She turned and entered the cabin, careful to slide to the side without being in view of the viscomm screen.
Entering the cabin, Red dropped into the chair and faced the viscomm. Behind him he heard the door click shut.
"Where the hell have you been?" The Daamen Trading Base communicator asked in exasperation. "You missed the meeting on Vreken."
"Sorry about that," Red replied. "The ship has had some... complications."
"Complications? What kind of complications?"
You’d be surprised. "Engine trouble. Borga is trying to fix it now."
"Oh. So you haven’t reached the planet yet?"
The communicator’s eyes narrowed. "You passed it, Red. What the hell is going on?"
Red could feel the steady gaze of the pirate on his back, and even though he knew it was his imagination, he could almost feel the prick of her dagger between his shoulder blades. "We’re drifting a little ‘tis all. Don’t worry, we’ll be back on course by morning."
"Are you sure everything is all right?"
"Aye. What could go wrong? Pirates?" Red gave a laugh.
"Oh, aye, as though pirates could board one of our ships!" The communicator laughed as well. "Nothing can get past our security systems now, not since Security had them upgraded."
"You’d think so, wouldn’t you?"
"Anyway, do you need help, anything for repairs?"
"Nay, we’ll be fine. I’ll sort things out, don’t you worry."
"More like your engineer will."
"Oh, I have a few things that are well overdue for fixing." Red grinned mirthlessly. "Something I’ll fix myself."
"Are you sure everything’s all right?" The communicator’s gaze narrowed, flicking past Red to scan what he could see of the cabin beyond.
"Couldn’t be better. You worry too much."
"I’ll talk to you tonight, then." With one last, searching look, the communicator leaned forward.
The viscomm screen went blank.
The silence in the cabin was almost deafening.
In the dark screen, Red watched Sonja’s reflection as she walked into view and came straight up behind him. He wasn’t surprised by the tight expression of her face, but that she chose to come so close was unexpected.
The prick of the dagger at his neck wasn’t unexpected.
The warmth of her body close to his was a shock. By the stars, she felt so warm!
Her breasts grazed his back, and an elusive, soft fragrance teased his senses as she leaned over his shoulder to place her lips close to his ear. "You play dangerous word games, Stud."
Her warm breath brushed his ear, momentarily distracting him. He rallied his senses quickly. "Do you think so?"
"I know so. Don’t play them around me, trader." The blade traced around to lie flat against his opposite cheek, and she used it along with a slight nudge to turn his head so that he faced her.
So close, barely inches separated their faces. He found himself gazing into her grey eyes, and was fascinated by the narrow red line rimming her pupils. The warning he saw reflected within the grey depths brought his frustrated anger to the fore. "Tell me something, wench. How did you get on my trading ship?"
Born in Victoria, Australia, my childhood was spent in a variety of places, both in towns and the outback. Now settled in Western Australia, I work as a nurse. A love of animals has me involved in animal welfare, and certainly explains why the cats hog my bed and the hot water bottle!
Reading has always been my escape, writing my dream. Horror, myths, legends, fantasy and history – there are no limits to the wonders to be found. And romance? Well, that adds the spice, hope and happiness ever after.
"...a very powerful story, full of action and feelings. You won't want to put this book down until you have finished it." Lydia Funneman, Writers Unlimited reviewer
Heart of an Outlaw is one action packed thrill-ride! New author Angela Verdenius has made quite a debut with her cast of strong characters that will have readers begging for more. If readers are fans of the futuristic genre of romance, then Heart of an Outlaw is not to be missed. The continuous action will keep readers glued to the pages. Rating: 4, Miriam van Veen, Love Romances
There is plenty to like about this book. The characters are adventurous, the world intriguing with plenty of room to expand... making this one adventure story hard to stop reading. , Janet Miller, reviewer , Science Fiction Romance
Love's Sweet Assassin: "...oozes sensuality in this epic tale of seduction and danger." -- Joanna Challis author "The Secret of the Phoenix"
Love's Sweet Assassin: "She takes you inside the heart and mind of her character's." -- Tamia Dawn Osburn author "The Guardian of Paradise
Soul Of A Hunter: “…a beautiful romance packed with adventure and a hero to die for. Simply un-putdownable!”-- Joanna Challis, Silverthorn, The Secret of the Phoenix
Soul Of A Hunter: “Once you enter the soul of the bounty hunter you do not want to leave. From the powerful Daamens to the dark magic of the Overlord, Soul of a Hunter keeps you reading and wanting more.” -- Steve Gambuti, Stone of Cordova
Soul Of A Witch: “…leap into mysticism. Her explanations of the different spiritual planes that are traveled and of the mystical battles that are fought are concise and riveting.” -- Brenda Edde, reviewer, Romance Junkies
Soul Of A Witch: “Ms. Verdenius has a way of making other worlds come alive. Once you start reading you are so into the story that everything about these worlds seems real.” -- Lydia Funneman, reviewer, Writers Unlimited
Soul Of A Witch: “This is an absolute great book to read. I didn’t want it to stop. I loved the way Ms.Verdenius makes the characters believable.” -- Lynne Latimer, author.
“Soul Of A Witch: …makes you believe in the powers of the unseen. You don’t want to miss this struggle between good and evil…” JoEllen Conger, author, Return of The Goddess
“Soul Of A Witch: …loaded with action, suspense and of course romance… combines, science fiction, fantasy and romance with a touch of humor. If I had to rate this story on a scale of one to ten, I would give it an eleven!” -- Steve Gambuti, author, Center Moon: Stone of Cordova
Heart Of a Traitor “…makes your heart pound, the blood race through your veins, and makes you hold your breath…” -- Lydia Funneman, reviewer, Writers Unlimited
Heart Of a Traitor “…an intriguing story where the black and white of right and wrong blur.” -- Brenda Edde, reviewer, Romance Junkies
Heart Of a Traitor “…fast-paced and unpredictable, leading to an exciting melee. Once again, I cannot urge readers strongly enough to read Angela Verdenius’ Heart and Soul series. It is an exciting futuristic world, one that you will want to revisit many times over.” -- Naomi, Fallen Angel Reviews.
“This is without a doubt one of the best futuristic romance series I’ve ever read and HEART OF A TRAITOR proves that Ms. Verdenius is at the top of her game.”-- Susan Biliter, eCataRomance
Heart Of a Traitor “Like a black hole, Angela’s fun-loving sojourns draw you into her ever expanding galaxy, from which there is no return.“ ~ Jemma Hipper, Intrepid Explorer ~
“If you love futuristic romance, you will probably already be familiar with Angela Verdenius’s Heart and Soul books, if you are not, Soul of the Forgotten is a perfect place to start; prepare yourself for a real treat and a new addiction!”, -- Naomi, Fallen Angel Reviews, 5 angels & RR angel
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 374
Paper Weight (lb): 15.4
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