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Born of Lightning
Dragonkind – 52 Realms
by Sheri Lynn Marean
Publisher: The Willow Branch Publishing
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
As an ancient immortal, bonded dragon shifter, Casstiel should have joined his soul mate Maya, when she was murdered ten years ago by the Ilyium; a vicious and powerful group of druid witches set on destroying all supernatural beings.
But with her last breath, Maya, aware that Casstiel was also tethered to another, severed their bond, and left him behind in the land of the living.
For ten years Casstiel extracts his vengeance against the Ilyium, all the while blaming fate, along with another.
A female, and the one who kept him alive and unable to join Maya.
Casstiel lives in a haze of fury, neglecting his family, until he comes face to face with her.
He wants to hate her, and tries, but he quickly realizes she isn’t the enemy, but rather a victim as well.
Suddenly his protective instincts awaken, and he realizes what a jerk he’s been.
However, he also finds himself fiercely attracted to her. Even worse, she opens his eyes and makes him question what it is he really wants.
Half human and half Fire-born, Ashara has never soared the skies or shifted into her dragon. Instead, she’s been held captive as a breeder for the Ilyium, her heart breaking more each time they take a child from her.
Her only solace has been a connection to another that’s always kept her sane in a cold, harsh life.
When her daughter’s mate suddenly frees her from where her twisted son had been holding her captive, Ashara is happy. Until she’s confronted by a large, sexy male who scares the heck out of her.
Cass wants her to release him, and Ashara how no idea how.
But as her heart awakens to a love she never dreamed possible, she recognizes the bond, and while she struggles to find her place, unsure of her desires, she makes a shocking discovery. One that fills her with fear.
Now Ashara and Cass have decisions to make, though they may not be what anyone wants.
This book is for mature audiences.
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Excerpt from Casstiel
Ashara’s fingers dug into thick muscle, holding on as tight as she could. She should be afraid of the large, wickedly-sharp talons holding her body close to the underbelly scales of the dragon carrying her through the air, but she wasn’t. Though she had no clue why. The male himself, when he was in his human form, terrified her.
Is that all? A voice taunted in her head. Okay, so he didn’t only terrify her, he also made her feel more alive than she’d ever felt in her life. Just more alive? Ashara wanted to snarl at the part of herself playing devils advocate. Yes Cass was extremely sexy, and yes he made her feel things she never thought to feel, but what female wouldn’t be attracted to him? She imagined his piercing green eyes, and his strong body, wondering what it would be like to have him as a lover.
Knock it off! Dragging her mind away from the sexy beast carrying her away from her daughter and into the unknown, Ashara wished she’d at least tied her hair back. Not wanting to loosen her grip, she cocked her head and attempted to rub the hair in her face out of the way with her shoulder.
It took twice, then she could finally see better.
She gasped, her gaze darting from one spot far below to another, trying to take in as much as possible. She should be exuberant, and part of her was despite her fear, for flying through the air like this was a most amazing experience. It certainly wasn’t one she’d ever imagined she’d be doing. Now, here she was once again, in the arms of a dragon speeding through the sky.
The first two times it had been so dark, she hadn’t been able to see much of anything. Though this time was just as unnerving, maybe even more so, considering who carried her.
A faint vibration deep inside of herself caught Ashara’s attention and she tensed up. What is that?
“It’s your dragon,” a voice filled her head, making her gasp. Then she realized it was Cass. A sudden warmth and feeling of safety swept through her, and the other, the one she’d always called beast, but had never felt quite so strongly, calmed.
My dragon … The one she’d chained, shoved deep down inside of her for the entirety of her life.