Straif Blackthorn, the last in his bloodline due to a genetic disorder, vows to find a cure so that he can rebuild his heritage but finds his mission thwarted by Mitchella Clover, with whom he falls in love but refuses to pursue because she cannot bear children. Original.
Duty and Desire
³There was little danger of encountering the Bennet sisters ever again.² Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy? Pamela Aidan's trilogy finally answers that long-standing question, creating a rich parallel story that follows Darcy as he meets and falls in love with Elizabeth Bennet. Duty and Desire, the second book in the trilogy, covers the "silent time" of Austen's novel, revealing Darcy's private struggle to overcome his attraction to Elizabeth while fulfilling his roles as landlord, master, brother, and friend. When Darcy pays a visit to an old classmate in Oxford in an attempt to shake Elizabeth from his mind, he is set upon by husband-hunting society ladies and ne'er-do-well friends from his university days, all with designs on him -- some for good and some for ill. He and his sartorial genius of a valet, Fletcher, must match wits with them all, but especially with the curious Lady Sylvanie. Irresistibly authentic and entertaining, Duty and Desire remains true to the spirit and events of Pride and Prejudice while incorporating fascinating new characters, and is sure to dazzle Austen fans and newcomers alike.
A Shift in the Water
Cade Bowman leads a small werewolf pack in Bellingham, Washington. Or he did, before a fire elemental intent on revenge traps him as his wolf. His pack gone, held prisoner by the elemental's charms, he knows death is coming for him. Mara Taylor is dying. A mysterious blood disorder is taking her life and her doctors can't seem to stop it. Only her daily swims offer her any relief. Resigned to her fate, she heads to Orcas Island for one last swim. When Cade's wolf finds Mara, he knows instinctively that she's the key to freeing him from the fire elemental's charm. She's more than that. She's his. Can Mara free Cade his wolf and save her own life in the process? And if she does, can they survive when they learn the identity of the fire elemental hunting them both?
A Shift in the Air
On the streets of Dublin, Caitlin Brannigan loses her heart to sexy werewolf, Liam O'Sullivan. But before he can confess his love and take her as his mate, her world crashes down around her. An ancient charm, wielded as a teenager, binds her to another, upsetting the balance that kept the earth elemental sane. She flees from her love, throwing herself off the Cliffs of Moher and into the sea. Eleven years later, after the horrors of Cade's torture and Mara's kidnapping, the pack threatens to fracture and Liam loses himself in the drink on the anniversary of Caitlin's death. But fate brings the ghost of his past back to him. Is it possible? Caitlin Brannigan? Alive after all these years? Will Caitlin risk it all to be with Liam again? Or will the earth elemental who still hunts her destroy them both?