What is your main purpose in life?
My main purpose in life is vengeance, to hunt down the monsters responsible for the death of my parents. Only then will I know peace.
Who is your greatest enemy and why?
My enemy is the evil man who killed my family and the group that he is a part of. I’ve spent months infiltrating their ranks and am close now to reaching my goal.
Do you have a love interest?
I don’t want a love interest. Can’t afford to allow anyone to get that close to me. But somehow Chase Deveraux has found his way past all the walls I’ve erected around myself. I hate being vulnerable even as I crave the closeness, the connection to another person.
What is your weapon of choice?
I favor a crossbow. It’s silent and deadly. But I can use whatever is at hand.
What makes you happy?
I used to be happy when my parents were alive. There was so much fun and laughter. But that is all gone now. I catch glimpses sometimes and think that maybe with Chase I could be happy. But we are too different, and I have put his family in jeopardy.
Do you have a code of honor?
My code is to protect the innocent and make the guilty pay for their crimes against my family.
Name one person you trust.
Trust is a luxury I can’t afford. Everyone has their own agenda. I can’t allow anyone to get close to me for fear they will see the anger and vengeance in my heart and try to sway me from my path. But…I am drawn to Chase Deveraux and sorry to involve him and his family in my hunt for retribution. I didn’t know him when this quest began. But even if I had, I’m not sure I could have changed the path I’m on.
The final book in the sizzling Dalakis Passion vampire romance series.
Since the night her parents were brutally murdered, Katya Markova has been driven by a dark quest for vengeance. When her search for the killers leads her to the heart of Transylvania and the ancestral home of the Dalakis, she hopes to finally take her revenge and put her horrific memories and the souls of her parents to rest. Then she meets the mesmerizing Chase Deveraux, and his intensely passionate touch threatens to weaken her resolve as she surrenders to his sensual promise.
With his life in disarray, Chase has retreated to the remote castle of the Dalakis clan to sort things out in isolation, but instead is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious Katya. Instantly spellbound by her tough warrior exterior and compelling beauty, Chase finds that Katya captivates him like no other woman has before—until he learns of her dark intent and is torn between his own needs and those of his family.
Because Katya is enmeshed in a world of lies and deceptions, and has brought that world to the Dalakis doorstep. As their unquenchable passion spirals to incredible sensual heights, Chase and Katya will be forced to make a choice, one that could destroy the Dalakis clan for all time or unite the desperate young lovers for eternity…
This is a revised edition of a previous published book.
“I’m Chase.” He held out his hand, willing her to take it. “Chase Deveraux.”
She stared at it for the longest time before eventually wiping her palm on her pants and extending it toward him. Her hand was so much smaller than his, but he felt the calluses as they touched. She was no stranger to hard work.
What an enigma Katya was—a tough warrior exterior, but with the face of an angel.
His fingers tightened around hers, unwilling to let go and lose this small contact between them. His body felt tight and alive, humming with energy. After the fatigue of the past few months, it was intoxicating. “Katya.” He said her name slowly, savoring the sound on his lips.
She was staring at his mouth, her lips parting. He couldn’t resist. Tugging her closer, he lowered his head and brushed his mouth against hers.
Heat exploded throughout his body and he moaned as he repeated the small caress. A tiny cry came from Katya, echoing the passion building deep inside him. He needed more.
Releasing her fingers, he slid his hands around her waist, bringing her body in direct contact with his. He groaned when her thighs touched his and their chests brushed. It didn’t matter that they were both wearing jackets. It was as electric as if they’d both been naked.
Chase’s entire body tightened, but the tension was a pleasurable one that he hadn’t felt in a long, long time. A grueling work schedule and personal problems had kept his social calendar empty for the past year. Longer. He’d been so buried in work he hadn’t dated in what seemed like forever.
Katya was everything he’d been missing. Everything he couldn’t have, a voice reminded him. Ignoring the voice in his head, he deepened the kiss. Just one taste. One kiss wouldn’t hurt either of them.
Her fingers edged up his arms and around his neck, tugging him closer. He dipped his tongue into her mouth. She tasted like mint, yet the tang of something dark and mysterious lingered. Her tongue stroked his and he groaned, giving himself over to the deep pull of attraction that flowed between them.
Chase didn’t know how long they stood there in the shade of the trees, mouths melded in a mind-numbing kiss. The sun peeked out from behind the mountain, rising higher in the sky. The heat of the morning soaked through his heavy coat. He slanted his mouth over hers, again and again, until they were both breathless, their lungs pumping hard.
Katya was the first to pull away. She looked stunned as she brought her fingers to her lips, touching them. Her mouth was swollen and damp. Chase reached for her again, but she stumbled backward. “I have to go.”
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