Beyond the Shadows

ISBN Digital: 978-1-61217-988-9
ISBN Print: 978-1-61217-987-2
Page Count: 250
Word Count: 66482
Rating: Spicy(PG13)


He's immersed in shadows--can she help him fight his way to the light?

Constable Kelly Appleton's life turns upside down when her partner--the man she secretly loves--is shot. The lines between work and pleasure blur as she helps him recuperate, but frighteningly, his hold on reality loosens too.

After his brush with death, Nathaniel O'Leary questions everything--his life, his relationships, even his recent capture of a serial killer. When ghosts and an ominous shadow come calling, Nate struggles to stay grounded. Suddenly, keeping his hands off his sexy partner is the least of his problems.

As Kelly and Nathaniel work together to right a possible miscarriage of justice, they realize the shadow is a portent of death directly related to the serial killer. Terror strikes when the shadow reveals Kelly is the next target.

With evil closing in, can their love banish the shadows forever?

Rating: Spicy
Page Count: 250
Word Count: 66482
978-1-61217-987-2 Paperback
978-1-61217-988-9 Digital


Temper sharpened her gaze. “Are you even listening to me?”

“You might want to back off,” he warned in a strained voice.

“Oh, might I? And why would that be?”

Nate looked down. The top of her dress stretched tight over her heaving chest, the position affording him a glorious view of cleavage. The peaks of her breasts were so close, if he took a deep breath, they’d brush against him. It took everything in him to take shallow breaths even as his tongue salivated at the thought of exploring the lush valley under the material. And who knew what he’d do then. She followed his gaze, and he heard her stifle a gasp. When she didn’t move away, his body hardened to the point of pain.

“Because you might not like my reaction,” he growled, mindful to keep his breathing shallow.

Slowly, she lowered her head and allowed her body to drop closer until they were just a sliver apart. “But what if I do?”

Need ripped through him and without further thought, he shifted his knees wider, bringing her flush against his length. She groaned softly and his control snapped. Reaching out with graceless fingers, he snagged her hair, his fingers pulling on the tie holding it back. Blonde silk cascaded forward, the fragrant tresses shielding them from outside distractions. His hands bunched in the cool strands, delighting in the warmth of her scalp under his palm, and impatiently he tugged her towards him.

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