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Product Details

  • Series: Lodestone
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439153833
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439153833
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #973,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Former movie stuntman, now security expert Rand Maguire has a nightmare on his hands when a powerful aphrodisiac is unleashed at a celebrity wedding in the first of Adair’s Lodestone books after Hush (2011). Rapture in small doses completely loosens inhibitions and in large doses kills almost instantly. Only Dr. Dakota North, a chemist who helped develop the drug for manic depressives and the woman Rand almost married, can help him find the drug’s source. As they grudgingly work together, they stumble on a death scene in a bank, caused by a larger, airborne dose of Rapture. Dakota and Rand’s father, now in prison for killing his wife, are the only known survivors after the lab where Rapture was developed blew up. So who can be causing these incidents, and why? As Rand and Dakota grapple with their romantic past and deadly present, Adair, the mistress of adrenalin, pours on complications and setbacks in action-packed European locales and steamy hotel bedrooms. Readers looking for quintessential romantic suspense can never go wrong with Adair. --Pat Henshaw

About the Author

Cherry Adair has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels, which include White Heat, Hot Ice, On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek, and Kiss and Tell, as well as her thrilling Edge trilogy: Edge of Danger, Edge of Fear, Edge of Darkness, and her latest paranormal, Hush. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest. 

More About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair's innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced, action adventure novels. She is hard at work on two new series - CUTTER CAY and LODESTONE, and loves to hear from readers. Cherry loves to interact with readers, and she's easy to find on Facebook or Twitter

To see scenes from Cherry's books, find a printable book list, read excerpts, watch videos, learn more about characters, or receive her newsletter, visit

For a free bookmark send a SASE to Cherry Bookmarks, P. O. Box 8591, Covington, WA. 98042

Customer Reviews

I can't wait to read another of Cherry's books.
Amber Autry-Munnerlyn
I realize this is fiction and does not need to be realistic, but having Dakota and Rand run all over Europe chasing bad guys seemed really stupid to me.
Deborah V
I like to think that he and Dakota head to Seattle, but the book ended abruptly and I needed a few extra pages to wind their story down.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nikki B on March 20, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Coming back to the one man that broke her heart was something Dakota never thought she'd have to do. When Rand broke up with her over misinterpretations and lies she never could get him to see the light and she long ago gave up trying. Now the drug she helped to engineer has resurfaced with horrible complications. Only Dakota can track it down, whether Rand wants to admit it or not.
All Rand knows is his sexy ex fiance is a liar. One ultimately responsible for his mothers death and the imprisonment of his father. Now the drug she helped make makes a appearance at a wedding his security firm is heading up? That's to many coincidences for him and he's out to prove that his ex lover knows exactly what's going on and is possibly behind the entire leak.
With the clock ticking, a sadistic underground community afoot and a vicious drug set to take over anyone who dares try it, Dakota and Rand will have to put their differences aside in order to stop the production and maybe along the way realize that past mistakes can be made right.

Afterglow is the second book in Cherry Adair's Lodestone series and a book that I have been highly anticipating. After reading the first book, Hush, and loving it I was eagerly awaiting this one. Ms Adair is a author that can transport me to another place. Make me live along side the characters and breathe with them. Afterglow starts with a bang...and by bang I mean multiple orgasms...from everyone. Even grandma. Rapture, a highly experimental and subsequently banned and destroyed drug has popped back up and at a Hollywood starlets wedding no less. What was engineered as a anti depressant has some dangerous side effects. Zero inhibitions, ravenous sex drives and highly addictive to the point of death. People basically hump till they die. Now...
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kristina's World of Books on March 20, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What I Loved
Rand: Cherry has created another wonderful sexy male character. This guy was a Hollywood stunt double turned security guard business owner for the Hollywood elite. Not only is he good looking but he has a lot of survival fighting and escape skills that help them out along the way.
Dakota aka Dr. North: At first when Rand sees her he has this intense venomous hatred towards her and I didn't like her. It took getting to know her and hearing her side of the story to like her. Once I read more about her I really did end up liking her a lot. Strong female character who was wrongly accused and stands her ground well when hurtful accusations were flung at her.
Steamy Romance
Typically in romance books you get the first time meeting for the new couple, but for this story we get to meet them when they meet each other after being broken up for 2 year. Their breakup was vicious and hurtful with lots of accusations thrown at Dakota and her not getting the chance to tell her side of the story. Even though they had this horrible ending their feeling never went away for each other. Their is passion and the mental desire to stay away from one another but their bodies don't agree.
An addictive, deadly, lower inhibition, powerful sex drug. This thing is nothing to mess with, it can cause sweet grandma to have sex with the 20 year old and with the wrong dose it will kill. Rapture cannot get out into the drug market and be used by terrorist to kill masses of people.
Find the person who has stolen the formula to Rapture which was suppose to have been destroyed years ago in the fire. Figure out who is trying to frame Dakota. Not get killed by the people they are searching for. Destroy the supply and supplier of Rapture.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mfdf1117 on April 4, 2012
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I have read every book written by Cherry Adair and this one did NOT disappoint! The main characters, Rand and Dakota find themselves working together chasing bad guys once again after a painful broken engagement 2 years earlier. They soon find out that the bad guys aren't the only thing they're fighting. They are also fighting very strong feelings they both still have for each other. From page one to the end it is exciting, sexy, steamy and packed with action. Twists, turns and an ending that will shock the reader make this book a must have for Cherry Adair fans everywhere! And if you've never read a Cherry Adair book, what are you waiting for?!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Kinney on March 21, 2012
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Afterglow is book 2 in Cherry Adair's Lodestone series and it does not disappoint. It's full of action and hot sex. Rand Maguire and Dakota North are chasing down a madman who has a deadly chemical that acts as an aphrodisiac to take its victims unaware and they have to stop him before its too late and he releases his deadly chemical and they have to use Dakota's superpower to do it. You can read this as a stand alone, but just don't miss this book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hollie on March 21, 2012
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After much waiting,Finally AFTERGLOW has arrived!! How to describe this story.. Action filled, Hot, Sexy, ? Yes,Yes and OMG Yes!! Rand is a man trying to save the world from a chemical that makes the people who come in contact with it so uninhibited that they fornicate until they die. He can't save the world alone..enter Dakota South. She's one of the chemists who formulated this chemical,but not for these results.The two ex-lovers cross Europe on the hunt for the bad guys and find themselves finding more than the bad guys. A FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC read! And once again I find myself waiting for the next book by Cherry Adair!! <3
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