The man was a predator—a hunter from a family with a reputation for short-lived enemies.
By: Melissa Snark
ER nurse Victoria Storm anticipates a joyous Winter Nights ceremony with her wolf-shifter pack, but a determined hunter upsets all her plans. Daniel Barrett wants her help because he suspects a ghost is behind his friend’s disappearance. As a pagan priestess and spirit-speaker, she can discover things he can’t. He’s as sexy as he is persistent–she finds him impossible to refuse. Throw in a trip to a remote Arizona town, a haunted hotel, and a lost gold mine, and their evening is about to get interesting.
“Would you like me to tell you how terrifying and manly you are?” Victoria coached her tone, deliberately tongue-in-cheek. She fluttered her eyelashes in an outrageous flirtation and adopted the worst Southern belle accent in the history of the world. “Why, Daniel Barrett—I do swear. You send shivers down my spine and quivers through my thighs.”
“Uh.” His handsome face skewed like an agitated llama about to spit. He pressed his hands to his sides and shook—struggling against the laughter that got him in the end. Finally, he wiped tears from his eyes. “Okay, I guess I had that coming.”
“Yes, you did.” She looked him straight in the eyes. “I’m sorry, you just don’t scare me.”
“It’s okay. I think I’ll survive.” He flashed a big, toothy grin. He caught the back of her head with his hand in a secure grip. Her breath hitched when he leaned in to kiss her. Their mouths touched—his lips were firm and demanding against her own.
Victoria tilted toward him, welcoming his warmth. His amazing vitality. She raised her hands and pressed her fingers to his chest, digging into the firm wall of muscle beneath the soft cotton. He tasted earthy and spicy, like paprika and pepper. And hot like the desert wind on her face. Her insides melted.
He didn’t scare her. It was okay—the man still sent shivers down her spine and quivers through her thighs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Melissa Snark lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, three children, and a glaring of litigious felines. She reads and writes fantasy and romance, and is published with The Wild Rose Press & Nordic Lights Press. She is a coffeeoholic, chocoholic, and a serious geek girl. Her Loki’s Wolves series stems from her fascination with wolves and mythology.