Rise of the Dragon
Rise of the Dragon
Genre: Time Travel Fantasy/Shifter Romance
Date of Publication: April 9, 2019
Number of pages: 265
Word Count: 78,000
Cover Artist: Tara West
Kenzie is determined to be there for her sisters no matter what it takes. Even if it means giving herself over to her fated mate, Viking Eirik Sigdir. When she ends up traveling through time to tenth century Scandinavia, she’s ready for whatever comes her way. Until a chance encounter with Hel, the Goddess of Helheim, who has long loved Eirik.
Having recognized Kenzie from the moment he saw her picture in the twenty-first century, Eirik realizes the time has finally come. A secret close to the heart is about to be revealed, and the stunning red-head is the only person capable of protecting what matters to him most.
Unfortunately, Hel has already stolen Kenzie away. Now he needs to convince the goddess to give him back his bargaining chip because of a little-known prophecy. One that foretells he must offer up the woman he loves as ransom to get back what has been taken from him.
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“I am not trying to seduce you,” he said softly. “I just thought you would like to bathe and relax after what we experienced earlier.” He eyed their surroundings. The moss covered rock and towering pines blowing in the wind. “This place is soothing, is it not?”
“It is,” she said just as softly, her eyes on him as he pulled off his boots. “But considering your behavior with Einnar, more so me, I really don’t think us getting naked together is going to help matters.”
Probably not but he was going to anyway and hoped she would too.
“I will not touch you, Kenzie,” he assured as he pulled off his jerkin and turned around. “And I will not look your way until you’re in the water.”
“But you’ll peek,” she countered.
“Not if you don’t want me to,” he replied, perfectly honest.
He didn’t miss the humor in her voice nor the sound of her pulling off her own boots. “You’ve changed since I met you…and that wasn’t all that long ago.”
“Can you blame me?” He yanked off his pants. “It’s an indescribable feeling being near people again without affecting them adversely.” He searched for the right words. Ones that didn’t sound too affectionate or caring. “It is…a true honor to be near you.”
“An honor?” she murmured before muttering under her breath, “I’d say the honor’s all mine.”
He couldn’t stop a small smile, well aware she wasn’t referring to being near him but admiring his backside. Seconds later, the scent of her arousal hit him, and he bit back a groan.
“Are you in the water yet, Kenzie?” he said over his shoulder.
A few moments later he heard splashing before she said, “Yup.”
Though he should probably tell her to look away too because there was no stopping his erection, he couldn’t bring himself to do it. He had not lain with Hel in far too long let alone felt her eyes on him. A woman’s eyes. So he strolled right in well aware that though Kenzie tried to avert her eyes, she was failing miserably.
“Hell, you’re not making this easy on me, are you?” she muttered as her cheeks flushed pink and her dragon eyes flared.
He bit back another grin at the numerous flattering thoughts flitting through her mind. How impressed she was with everything he had to offer. How much she’d like to touch him. To see if his muscles were as solid as they looked. By the time he lowered into the water, her dragon eyes were outright sizzling.
“Is the water to your liking?” he asked, trying not to stare at her slender shoulders. Trying not to imagine how soft her luminous wet skin must be. How silky she would feel against him. What was hidden from him underwater.
About the Author:
Sky Purington is the bestselling author of over forty novels and novellas. A New Englander born and bred who recently moved to Virginia, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth, and legend. When combined with a love for history, romance, and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.
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