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The Red Lily by Juliette Cross
Release Date: 6/19/17
Genre: Paranormal Romance
About The Red Lily:When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf… The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close…even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind. Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it’s the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying…not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.
could feel Nikolai’s anger like a biting chill in the air.
made no move from the window when the duke shut the door behind him. His stance
and posture blocked her out, as cold as the snowy landscape beyond. She
couldn’t stand to see him suffer, especially when it was because of her.
lightly, she grazed a hand from his taut shoulder down his arm. “Nikolai?”
flinched but didn’t move, continuing to stare at the vast snowy hills rolling
a deep breath, she positioned herself in front of him. He’d left little room
between himself and the casement, so she was forced to squeeze in close and
grip his shoulders.
her body so near his, their chests touching, he finally broke his distant glare
out the window and lowered his gaze to hers.
don’t want you to be angry, but you must understand the importance of our
will matter little if we die in the fulfilling of it,” he snapped, his hands
still clasped at his back.
brushed a hand down his chest. “I am surprised you are afraid of such a thing
as death.” Lifting her wandering hand, she brushed her fingertips along his
granite jaw, trying to soothe him.
caught her hand and leaned into her palm, closing his eyes briefly before
giving her the full force of his supernatural gaze—intense, lethal, and
razor-sharp. “I am not afraid of death.” He pressed a kiss into her palm, the
slow, sensual act weakening her knees. “I am afraid of losing you.”
stark admission of his feelings knocked the breath out of her. But then he made
it worse by crowding her farther back against the window ledge, her bottom
resting on top. He braced his legs on either side of hers and cupped her face
with both hands.
rather take you away to some safe place and hide from the world so there is no
one but you and me. I’d rather let the world bleed than put you in danger’s
path one more day.”
she managed a small smile, even as he hovered his tempting mouth so close.
“When this is all over, we can return to my cottage in Silvane Forest. I’ve
done a fine job of hiding from the world there. And I never knew loneliness
until—” She faltered, gathering strength to say what she longed to say.
grazed his lips across hers, like the brush of silk. “Until what? Tell me, my
clenched her fists in his shirt and finally admitted aloud, “Until you.”
Refusing to take the cowardly way out, she raised her gaze and met his
fierceness, head on. “Ever since we first met and you went away with Marius and
Arabelle, I have longed for you. Daily. Nightly. Desperately. I want nothing
more than to have you near me.”
brow bunched into a frown. “You never said a word of this before.”
could I? You have always been flirtatious. But so are many men I encounter at
the market. I thought you might be indifferent.”
punishing kiss, he swept in, brutal and hard, his tongue tasting and devouring,
evoking a soft moan from her throat. After a long, bruising kiss that set her
body on fire, he pulled back and pressed his forehead to hers.
can’t take chances with your life, Sienna. It would cut me too deep if anything
should happen to you.”
is my decision. We return to Dale’s Peak tonight.”
you, woman,” he ground out, breath coming fast. “Why won’t you listen? You
could be killed. So could I.”
we die for a good cause. Look at Mina. She already suffers for her part in
Precisely. Look what the queen did to her.”
more reason to do all we can to arm ourselves so we can fight.” She slid a hand
over his nape, the muscles in his neck still tense. “And here I thought you
were fearless?” she teased.
was fearless when it was only my life at stake. Now I have so much more to