A Demon’s Witch
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: 9-25-2015
Number of pages: 314
Word Count: 82,115
Cover Artist: Kris Norris
Undeniable attraction and dark secrets between demon and witch promises to tear apart their professional and personal worlds.
Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C., is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power players through the activities at his highly successful Wycked Hair Salon. His movie star good looks and body builder physique keeps his dance card full and the rumor mills running. Within these walls, his anonymity is safe, mostly.
Bruce’s world spins out of control when Angelique, a pint size, gorgeous witch, with an attitude breezes through the doors of his salon. She is the younger sister of Tristian, Bruce’s long time trusted enforcer, whose professional skills are second to none. Tristian is furious at the relationship between Bruce and Angelique, a dangerous situation, but something darker awaits them all. Yet undeniable attraction between demon and witch promises to tear apart both their professional and personal worlds.
A feeling of
dark foreboding, like storm clouds forming on the horizon before a violent
storm, washed over Bruce as he maneuvered the SUV into the parking lot behind
The Krystal Unicorn.
already there and it wasn’t to give his report. Bruce could feel the fury in
Tristian’s magic signature hanging in the air. A silver tipped arrow penetrated
the windshield, split the arm securing the rearview mirror, and stuck in the
headrest a quarter inch from Bruce’s neck. Blue liquid oozed from the tip and a
stream of red mist escaped from the other end of the arrow.
breath and don’t open the door or windows. The influx of fresh air will spread
the poison.” He hissed though his teeth not daring to take a breath.
inside the vehicle changed, Angie’s head felt like it was going to explode.
“Bruce.” She whispered into his mind, a benefit of being mated.
“I know, just a few seconds more, I’ve got it
handled.” His deep smooth voice floated reassuringly in her mind, as he reached
over caressing her shoulder.
eased and the red mist sucked in on itself disappearing along with the oozing
liquid. He pulled the arrow from the headrest, fingering the hole in the
teeth, Bruce growled. “His first mistake was that he missed me. His second
deadly mistake was he risked your life. That is unforgivable.” Those two things
also told Bruce that Tristian wasn’t thinking clearly, fury was coloring his
judgment. That gave Bruce an edge, though the attack caught him off guard. He
hadn’t expected Tristian’s attack to put his sister at risk.
between them lowered to seat level. He hoped to add fuel to the fury burning inside Tristian.
Bruce put his arm around Angie’s waist and pulled her against him, his lips
pressed against hers then gently covered her mouth as his tongue traced the
soft fullness of her lips. He drew back, touched his lips to hers again
trailing them down to the pulsing hollow of her neck and whispered, “You’re
going into the shop now, Willow is waiting just on the other side of the door.
Please stay there, you’ll be able to remain in my mind just don’t interfere. I
need your presence there as a calming one. Willow can help you.”
“I know, there
wasn’t time to explain how everything works and I’m not exactly sure myself.
Only that I can feel you in my mind and I assume you can feel me in yours.”
“Yes, it’s a
weird sensation,” Angie said a tremor in her voice.
“We’ll learn together to use it to our
benefit, now is as good a time as any to practice.”
“Sure, our lives are on the line. No big deal.” She threw up her hands.