Book 4 of the Steel Born paranormal romance series
Tigress changeling Yelena Morozova came to quiet Mad Dog Valley in the Oregon mountains to lick her wounds after her work at a war-zone girls' school went terribly wrong and she lost her ability to shapeshift. If she can't find her way back to the verita luna
--the Second Truth that is a wereling's heart and soul--she will go insane and die. If she can't find a way to reconcile her human and beast selves, she can never hope to someday unite the wereling world with the oblivious humans and free her half-blood sisters from their Siberian exile. But when she falls through a watery fairy ring into the phaedrealii
--the long-lost court of the phae--she finds more threatening changes than even her brave tigress heart might survive.
The mad Queen's court is spinning out of control, and Arazael--known to the rightfully wary as Raze the Ruiner--sees only one way to save the phae
: permanently lock the court away from the temptations of the sunlit realm. During the Iron Wars, as the phae
were losing ground to the encroaching humans, Raze helped create the sanctuary of the phaedrealii
. To fulfill his vows to his brother who would have been King, Raze will lock the wards once and for all, though it will take every last drop of his magic-infused blood.
Instead, he finds himself with an armful of furiously wet tigress. Who becomes a furiously wet and naked woman with skin as golden as the sunlight he has all but forgotten.
Yelena's shocking shift is only temporary--lasting just long enough to awaken the sensual feline yearnings she'd thought lost--so she needs to discover how this dark and dour phae
's touch unlocked the verita luna
in her. Meanwhile, Raze can't let this golden cat go until he finds how she slipped through his wards around the phaedrealii
...and around his emotions, the same dangerous feelings driving the Queen and her phae
to desperate raids into the sunlit realm.
As they seek to unravel each other's secrets, they realize their shared entrapment--he in the phae
court he helped create and fears to abandon, she in the twist of her wounded verita luna
--brought them together, but an escalating imbalance between the worlds of man and magic, between light and illusion, might drive them apart forever.
Read the other dark and sexy paranormal romances of the Steel Born phae, werelings and humans:
Steel Born #1 DARK HUNTER'S TOUCH
Steel Born #2 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSE
Steel Born #3 MATED BY MOONLIGHT