Armand saved me from a despicable man, Devlin Wick.
What a name. It sounds like ‘devil’ and ‘wicked’ to me.
I wasn’t sure why, but I couldn’t remember the specifics of what Devlin had done to me, though I did recall the sheer terror I felt the last time I saw his face. It was smoky... or foggy. I’m not certain which.
If I really concentrated on that moment, I could faintly hear a male voice crying out, but Armand didn’t want me to think about that. As much as I tried to obey him, I found myself wondering about that man and that night, even though Armand insisted that he had gotten me out of an awful situation.
Armand was a vampire, and he loved my blood. He said there was something unique and special about it and that he would protect me at all costs.
He said he treasured me.
That was what I knew to be true, and that was my life.
Armand had changed me from the woman I was—the kind who would fall for such a hurtful person.
I hated Devlin Wick.
Each night without Jolie was torture, and I couldn’t help wondering if in some small way, she was feeling the same, missing me. The second that thought crossed my mind, I saw her screaming in fear of me, clutching Armand to her fiercely, while the witch closed the incantation, removing me from her life.
I’d tried reaching out to the Twin Ravens Motorcycle Club, since I heard that despite their outlaw persona, they were secretly the good guys. But if they were, they would’ve taken up the battle, rather than refuse to help me. Nothing in their decision made sense, considering the rumors floating around, but I had to move on if I was ever going to get Jolie back.
With no other choices available, I went to The Decrees to stand before Zane Thornton and beg for his help. I would’ve dropped to my knees if that was what it took to rescue my girl. But rather than Zane joining me, his Maker, the ancient vampire Reese Kelley, agreed to fight to free Jolie from the rogue MC Soldiers of Strife, specifically their president Armand Glaceau. The members were all Stone Cold vamps, exceedingly strong and faster than any vampire I’d ever encountered.
With a team made up of Reese, some of my old crew from Corruption, Inc., and a gibbering maniac who thinks he’s the prophet Elijah, we devised a plan to rescue Jolie and eliminate as many of the Soldiers as possible in the process.
But even if we save Jolie, and she’s in my arms again…will she be the woman I loved and love me in return?
Jolie was mine once, and despite the odds against us, she will be again.
She’s my only desire.
About Elaine Barris
Elaine Barris is the author of steamy vampire romances. She loves anything and everything vampire or paranormal. When not working on her latest manuscript, she hanging out with her husband of over 20 years, and is always spoiling her fur baby rotten.
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