Elemental Desire, Book 1
Cat has one love in her life—science. Facts rule her, not passion. At least it doesn’t until an unknown deadly virus claims her sister’s life. Cat’s quest for answers takes her to Greenland and drops her into the arms of the one man who sways her devotion from logic to passion. Rune stirs her lusts, ignites her desires and fuels her carnal cravings, but he isn’t simply a lover, nor is he human. He’s a weapon, one that has the potential to save or destroy her.
Rune, a child of the mist, awakens into a world hovering on the verge of destruction. Rising temperatures have released his enemies from their frozen prison without his knowledge. He searches for them but finds Cat, a human with the power to save him and the world. He hungers for her—blood, body and soul. Every moment of shared passion convinces him of the truth—she’s his greatest treasure, one he’ll die to keep.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
He gripped his shirt, drawing her attention from his erection to his wide chest. The fabric tore. He tossed the pieces away. She drank in every delicious inch of his exposed body. His chest was bare, not even an arrow of dark hair marking a path to his cock. Down each arm, swirling black lines wound from shoulder to wrist. The inked design was simple yet intricate. She pushed onto her elbows. She wanted to explore the tattoo, maybe trace it with her tongue.
“Beautiful.” She repeated the compliment he had given her.
He dropped his hands to the waistband of his jeans. “The design or my body?”
“Both.” She grinned. “But to be fair, I need to see all of you to make an honest assessment.”
His low chuckle resonated deep inside her body. “Demanding woman.”
He slid off the bed and made quick work of undressing. The jeans got tossed across the room. Turned away from her, she would’ve had a perfect view of his ass. She wanted to look but couldn’t tear her gaze from the tattoo on his back. Between his shoulder blades, an eagle soared. Swooping lines extended from its wings, linking the design on one arm to the other. More intricate than the one on her lower belly, the inked artwork could’ve been a painting.
She scrambled to her knees and reached a hand out. He faced her and caught her wrist. She shook off his hold. “No, let me see. It’s gorgeous.”
He obliged her, turning so the expanse of his back was inches from her. The bird seemed to move with the undulations of his muscles. Each feather held depth and dimensions, yet under her fingertips only the touch of warm skin met her. She splayed her hand over the tattoo that must’ve taken hours to have inked.
Tingles skipped up her arm and spread through her body. Desire flared, stronger than she’d ever experienced. She panted. Her inner muscles squeezed on air. Quivers skipped from her clit to her womb. She hovered on the edge of ecstasy. Impossible, her rational mind reasoned.
“I feel, Cat.” The low growl to his words pushed her closer to heaven. He pivoted, a lithe move that twisted his body. Her fingertips trailed over the width of his back to his settle over his pecs. “I want.”
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He grasped her hip and settled her over him so her cotton-covered cleft pressed along his cock. She didn’t shift away from the evidence of his arousal. Another breathy sound escaped. The small sign of her approval encouraged him. He slid his hand to her ass and massaged. She bit her lip.
“I hadn’t expected the woman I’d awaited on to be so captivating.”
She chuckled. The throaty sound tightened his balls. “Really? Have you been out in the cold too long? I’m far from captivating. I’m not even wearing matching shoes.”
He’d noticed the details. They hadn’t meant anything to him. He skimmed his fingertips along the edge of her jaw. “And if you have to make a point of that, it confirms my suspicions about you.”
She gripped his shoulders. “What are you talking about?”
Her quickened heartbeat made him smile. He’d pegged her right. With her shiny black hair, intelligent eyes and a face that could’ve belonged to an angel, she no doubt had a slew of males vying for her body. She didn’t want to be bothered with their attention. The why didn’t matter. His touch had awakened her lusts. If he had to hold her close to protect her, he had no reason not to enjoy the benefits of her interest. Sex had been the only thing that had made having a consort bearable the last time too.
“You hide behind layers of clothing, hoping males don’t notice how gorgeous you are.”
She closed her eyes, blocking what he could’ve garnered from them. “Is that so?”
He sifted his fingers through the locks of her hair and dislodged the tie holding it back. Strands of pure silk tickled his skin.
With his palm cradling her head, he skimmed his nose over her temple and breathed in more of her exotic scent. “Yes. Is it because you don’t want the attention or…” A surge of jealousy he had no business feeling choked him. “Or because you are already bound to another?”
“You let me sleep all day!”
He shrugged. “Yes.”
No explanation. No apology. No sign of annoyance that she’d fallen asleep on him or that he had to hold her all day in a cramped booth at a tavern.
He turned and walked toward the door. She grabbed his arm. “Why?”
He removed her hand but didn’t release her. He linked their fingers as if they were a couple and led her to the coat rack where her patched parka hung. He took it and helped her into it.
“You were tired and I wanted to hold you. You are beautiful when you sleep.” He lifted her hair out of the way and pulled the zipper. “It was a first for me. I found I didn’t want the moment to end.”
“I imagine it would be.” She peered into his heart-stopping face. “I can’t imagine any woman being foolish enough to miss out on enjoying your company. I’m sorry I did.”
“I’m not. I’m glad you were the first female who has slept in my arms.” He cupped her face and stared into her eyes. “I’ve never stayed around a lover long enough to experience it, but I think it might be my new hobby.” He dropped his gaze to her jacket and pulled the flaps over the zipper together. “As long as it is you I watch, that is.”
She glanced at his large fingers working the snaps on her coat. The irritation faded. Some other emotion replaced it—not lust or desire. She couldn’t label it, but it quickened her breath. “Oh.”
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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 a passionate, emotional and romantic journey.
She’s also a mother of three and a wife to a very patient husband who doesn’t mind reminding her to eat and sleep. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.
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