Wild Hunt, Book 1
Tainted from birth, Harley lives a life cloaked in darkness and temptation. She resists the lure of her evil legacy by holding the memory of her ghostly savior close. Every night without him is agony. She fantasizes about him and yearns for his body, but he’s not the protector or lover she’s envisioned. He’s a Hunter bred to eliminate her kind. He’s also her only hope of salvation.
Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court. For a millennium, he’s sacrificed to ensure the horrid creatures remain in the Underworld, but his strength wanes. He must rely on his enemy’s daughter to save him, but he doesn’t expect the intensity of their lust or love. Her touch calms his wild nature and ignites his carnal desires. He’ll risk all to save her, but doing so forces him to make the ultimate sacrifice, one that’ll damn him to suffer forever in his own living hell.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
“I’ve fantasized about you for years and this…” She pressed her fingertips to his cheek. “This face is more captivating than any I could’ve imagined.”
The rightness he’d experienced nine years ago returned, stronger than before. He wanted Harley and he’d have her. “Kiss me.”
She shook her head.
“Harley.” He waited until she met his gaze. “Kiss me.”
Hesitantly, she pressed her mouth to his. He nudged at the seam of her lips with his tongue. She parted them and he slipped inside. Her flavor hit him. She tasted of candy, a delectable treat he could easily become addicted to. He moaned and kissed her harder. After a long moment where he led her into passion, she dug her fingers into his hair, grabbing sections of the short strands and tugging him closer.
On a whimper, she linked her legs around his waist. Her heat pressed against his stomach. He automatically arched his back to line his erection to her sex. Her small stature and his tight bonds prevented him from experiencing her tempting warmth along the length of his shaft. It didn’t dim the lust consuming him. The scent of her arousal and her squirming body intensified it.
He took control of the kiss, needing her wild. She’d beg for his manhood to fill her dripping center. He wouldn’t settle for anything else. Their teeth banged as the melding of their mouths grew wicked. He swallowed her moans and fed her his. Quicker, deeper he stroked his tongue with hers. She tightened her grip on his hair. Her nails bit into his scalp. The sting pushed his lusts higher.
More. By the gods, more. He nipped at her lips. Blood flavored the kiss, blood that held the tang of pure chaos. It was her taint, a curse from her father and the reason she was turning into a monster.
He turned his head, breaking the kiss. The evidence of the stain working its way through her body and soul, infecting her slowly and steadily, killed his runaway desire.
She eased back. The weight of her stare forced his lids open. Tears welled in her eyes, yet her expression remained neutral. “You can taste it, can’t you? It’s not just me.”
Nancy Corrigan believes in unending love and epic tales with a paranormal flare. She enjoys transcending the boundaries of reality to take her readers on an erotic, emotional and romantic journey.
She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When she’s not weaving sizzling fantasies, she works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.
I first fell in love with Nancy's writing style with her Royal Pride series. When I first found out that she was doing a series involving the Wild Hunt I was excited.
I am glad that I had the opportunity to read Hunter Betrayed. In some ways it was more than I expected and in others less.
It was a little confusing for me at first and because it was, I had a hard time really getting into it which surprised me coming from her. I can say that it may have been due to being the first in a series. Sometimes getting the back story revealed takes time and isn't always exciting even when it is necessary.
Once I endured that and got further into the book, it became more like what I expected and I became engrossed. It was worth wading through the pages to get to the more exciting parts. :-)
Calan is our leading man and the leader of the Hunt. We first meet our heroine, Harley as an infant.
These two are meant to be but they are also enemies which causes Calan to have some doubts.
Much like her other series, this has plenty of spice and more than enough steamy parts to help you stay warm! There was also suspense, action, danger and great imagination on the parts of the author to bring the Wild Hunt to life.
It is not always easy to see who is evil or who is good. This book points that out. Some would assume that the "good" characters would actually be bad and vice versa. That is part of what I loved about this book. It was really original and I will definitely be waiting for the next book.
If you like paranormal romance with a heaping dose of steam, you should try Nancy's books. ;-)
I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. It was original, surprising, and full of steam!
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