Saved by Darknessby Katie Reus Darkness Series Publication Date: February 21, 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
He thought he lost her decades ago. Half-demon, half-dragon shifter Ian McCabe is hellbent on getting back the only woman he’s ever loved. When Fiona O’Riley kicked him out of her life decades ago, he thought she was gone for good. Now that she’s back, nothing will stop him from claiming her. But she wants nothing to do with him—or his family. She’ll do anything to save him. Fiona knows that Ian is the only male for her. The only way to keep him alive is to stay away from him. But when tragedy strikes and they discover a wicked agenda for the mass murder of humans, they must work together to take down the enemies that threaten everyone. But there’s so much more on the line. As their undeniable desire intensifies, they’re faced with an unbearable choice. If Fiona and Ian succumb to their temptation, mating could be the last thing they ever do.
Praise for the novels of Katie Reus
“Has all the right ingredients: a hot couple, evil villains, and a killer action-filled plot. . . . [The] Moon Shifter series is what I call Grade-A entertainment!” —Joyfully Reviewed
“I could not put this book down. . . . Let me be clear that I am not saying that this was a good book for a paranormal genre; it was an excellent romance read, period.” —All About Romance
“…a wild hot ride for readers. The story grabs you and doesn’t let go.”
—New York Times bestselling author, Cynthia Eden
“Reus strikes just the right balance of steamy sexual tension and nail-biting action….This romantic thriller reliably hits every note that fans of the genre will expect.” —Publishers Weekly
“Prepare yourself for the start of a great new series! . . . I’m excited about reading more about this great group of characters.”
“Wow! This powerful, passionate hero sizzles with sheer deliciousness. I loved every sexy twist of this fun & exhilarating tale. Katie Reus delivers!”
—Carolyn Crane, RITA award winning author
“A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative world building.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Mating Instinct’s romance is taut and passionate . . . Katie Reus’s newest installment in her Moon Shifter series will leave readers breathless!” —Stephanie Tyler, New York Times bestselling author
“Both romantic and suspenseful, a fast-paced sexy book full of high stakes action.”
—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Katie Reus pulls the reader into a story line of second chances, betrayal, and the truth about forgotten lives and hidden pasts.” —The Reading Café
“Nonstop action, a solid plot, good pacing, and riveting suspense.” —RT Book Reviews
“Mating Instinct was a great read with complex characters, serious political issues and a world I am looking forward to coming back to.” —All Things Urban Fantasy
Saved by Darkness Excerpt
Copyright 2017 © Katie Reus
“I won’t kill the male since he’s your brother.” It was the only concession he could give her. Ian tried not to kill in the fighting ring but it wasn’t always avoidable. Sometimes his opponents pushed and pushed, refusing to yield until death for them was the only option.
Her eyes widened even more before she just shook her head. “Foolish male.”
Foolish? She was truly concerned about his well-being even if she appeared to think he was weak. That thought rankled him. He would have to show her he was a worthy male—strong enough for her. “Will you have dinner with me tomorrow night?”
“If you get in the ring with my brother in a few hours, you won’t be around to have dinner with me tomorrow,” she snapped, her hands going to her curvy hips.
His dragon blazed to life at her words. She truly thought he was weak. He didn’t much care what other supernaturals thought about him, but her words… He needed to show her how strong he was. Something primitive and dark flared inside him at the challenge. “If I survive, you’ll have dinner with me.”
“That doesn’t sound like a question.”
He didn’t respond, just watched her and breathed her in. Her scent was addictive and was making it hard to think clearly, much less talk. His demon side didn’t like the lack of control, but his dragon side didn’t care. At all. He could roll around in her scent; wanted to bathe in it, live in it.
She huffed out an impatient sigh. “Fine. If you manage to survive, I’ll go to dinner with you. Just…reconsider what I said.”
He snorted. Her brother was the one who should walk away. “Meet me at Mandina’s tomorrow night. Six o’clock?” He wanted to lock down a time and place. Because this was a female he couldn’t let walk away. He’d be a fool to do so.
She hesitated for a moment, blew out another frustrated breath, then nodded. “I’ll be there.”
That was all he needed to hear.
Because her scent was starting to make his dragon get edgy, he turned and left the closet without another word. He’d fight her brother tonight, then see her tomorrow. He just hoped he didn’t have to hurt her brother too badly in the ring.
Because he planned to show this captivating female that he was a worthy mate. Killing her brother wouldn’t do him any favors.