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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Dark Alpha's Hunger by Donna Grant




39940311Dark Alpha's Hunger
(Reaper #6)
by Donna Grant
ebook, 158 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250138132
Dark Alpha's Hunger is the sixth paranormal romance novel in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins who wage war on the Fae at Death's behest--and the women who change their hearts.

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.


EXCERPT:

Eoghan held out his hand. Thea glanced at it, hesitating a moment before sliding her palm into his. The contact made her shiver with awareness. With one touch, she was cognizant of his strength. Of the power that ran just beneath his skin—the absolute control he had.
She envied that restraint. While there had never been a reason before tonight, she wished she could learn such a skill. Because despite him making it clear that he wasn’t interested, her attraction only seemed to grow.
His long fingers wrapped around her hand. But instead of Egypt and the pyramids disappearing, he simply held her hand. Then he pulled her closer.
Thea studied his face, but Eoghan revealed nothing in his features. It was as if his countenance were made of stone. And his mercurial eyes were impossible to read.
“Do they disturb you?”
She knew he was referring to his eyes. “They’re unusual, yes, but beautifully striking. Have they always been like that?”
“They changed after I escaped the other realm.”
“Do you see differently?”
He gave a single shake of his head.
She liked being so near to him, as well as having his hand holding hers. And she was in no hurry to return home because, once she did, Eoghan would vanish from her life.
“I don’t think I’d mind having your eyes. It’d be better than my plain brown.”
His brow furrowed slightly. “Plain? Is that what you think?”
A soft laugh passed her lips. “Yes.”
“There is nothing plain about your eyes. They hold a multitude of colors. Fawn, honey, chocolate, russet, as well as hints of bronze and copper. They mix and blend together to make a color as unique and individual as you.”
Chills raced over Thea. She would never look at her eyes the same again. “No one has ever talked to me like that before.”
“Perhaps you’ve been with the wrong people.”
“Yes, I believe I have,” she said breathlessly.
God. If she’d been attracted to him before, after such romantic talk of her eyes, she was ready to throw herself at him.
Eoghan caressed the side of her face. “I’m glad I met you, Thea Keegan.”
“Thank you for this.” There was much more she wanted to add, but it never made it past her lips.
The next time she blinked, the desert was gone, replaced by the sights and sounds of Dublin. She spotted the pub behind Eoghan. So she was right back where she had started.
“Farewell,” Eoghan said as he released her hand and stepped away.
She wanted to call him back, but as she searched her mind for something to say, she found nothing. All she could do was stare open-mouthed as he disappeared.
Thea remained in that exact spot for another minute. Then she took a deep breath and turned around. She gripped her case tighter and began the walk to her flat.



Reapers Series



About the Author:
Donna Grant
Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

You an find her at www.DonnaGrant.com
as well as her website devoted entirely to the Dragon Kings and all series that encompass the Dark World at www.MotherOfDragonsBooks.com


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