Paranormal Romance – 421 Pages
About the Book:
The second book in the Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance Series takes us from the Arcades and the kingdom of dark angels to The Cirque, a fairy realm where Farrow’s brother Prince Drayden rules. Born half fairy and half-fallen angel, Drayden possesses both goodness and evil.
After being told by the Gods of Estancia that Farrow can’t keep Rayelynn in the Arcades, he risks losing the only being he has ever loved to keep her safe. By leaving Rayelynn in the Cirque with Drayden, Farrow fears she will be enticed by the fairy life she deserves and the brother who has already professed his desire to claim her for himself.
Drayden is a gracious host to the sweet and powerful fairy-mortal halfling who is carrying his brother’s children…but will risk his very soul to have her.
As Farrow becomes king of the Arcades, he works to prove to the gods he’s worthy of Rayelynn’s goodness and love, while Drayden falls deeper into a darkness that will destroy them all.
The Rise of a King is the second book in a trilogy. It has some dark themes and sexual situations that involve many polyamorous characters…who are immortal, slightly wicked, loving and oh so much fun. I recommend reading The Fall of Arcades before this book.
Excerpt – when you go to a wishing tree you never know what will happen…:
I gathered Rayelynn into my arms. “It was all an illusion. Trust me, I watched you. You and I are the only ones in the forest. Your hand satisfied your love-starved body.” I caressed the side of her dress. “I could pacify that ache for you. Farrow would never have to know.” She abruptly pushed me off.
“How dare you!” Her anger was cute.
“How dare I not? I’m certainly more satisfactory than this,” I laughed as I gently took her hand and tangled her fingers in my own.
“Please don’t embarrass me.” She dropped her head.
“I’m sorry she didn’t give you what you wanted.” I pulled her into an embrace. “You deserve love, Rayelynn.” My hand stroked down her back, comforting. “I was only teasing. It’s better than outright anger or seduction … I’m trying.”
“I have no one,” she quietly said.
“You have me,” I whispered as I drew her in close.
“I wish I trusted you,” she said softly to herself.
“No,” I caressed my finger over her sweet lips. “You wish you trusted you.”
Before she was able to stop me, my mouth claimed those delicious lips as my tongue gently begged entrance. Beyond her better judgment, she let me in, if only for a second. It was enough. My heart swelled with my sex, and I held her to me until she gently pulled away.
“I … I … I,” she stammered, and my head spun.
“I’m the devil.” I kissed her flushed cheek and adjusted the painful erection tightening against my pants.
I smoothed her hair from her face and marveled at her beauty.
“You need a friend someone who understands you.” I took her hand to my mouth and planted another soft kiss there. “So do I.”
I stared at her for a long time, just drinking in her gorgeous eyes.
“Do you understand me?” Her voice was tiny and distant.
My finger trailed the softness of her skin as it coursed down her cheek. “I’m the one with two lovers, I can’t choose between,” I laughed.
“That’s not what I mean.” Panic struck her features.
“It’s exactly what you mean.” My voice was kind and caring as I leaned in to kiss her again.
This time she let me in and succumbed to me. My body trembled with desire as she so innocently gave herself over. Before the tree of life, we kissed each other with true love. Was it everlasting love? No. It was only momentary, but enough for us, by Cirquadian law, to be wed.
With that, I lifted her into my arms and we flew back to the Cirque.
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