Monday, August 16, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Traitor by Abigail Owen




About the Book

The Traitor
(Fire's Edge #5)
by Abigail Owen
 
Kindle Edition
Published August 16th 2021 by Entangled: Amara
ASINB0994C3FBH
Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.

And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.
Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.

Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs. 


Excerpt


Her mouth dropped open slightly. “You went rogue on a hunch?”
The sudden urge to shuffle his feet only made him sit more still.
She wasn’t done. “Then you took all those mates to keep them safe.”
Not a question, but a statement. The tone in her voice—a quiet respect—had him scowling, mostly as he tried to control his own body’s response which was an instant, driving urge to claim all that trust with kisses that would lead to a hell of a lot more. “I’m no saint.”
Hadyn snorted. “Who said you were, hot shot?”
“I’m no hot shot either,” he insisted darkly.
She barked a laugh at that. “Have you looked in the mirror?”
She found him attractive?
That piece of information hit him with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball to the face. What would she do if he stopped this boat and took the opportunity to lose himself in her body, see what noises she made in pleasure, bleed off the tension of the last few days?
“Don’t worry,” she teased, laughter lining the words. “I won’t jump you or anything. You’re not my type.”
An odd sort of calm settled over Rune, and a sense of knowing quieted his mind. When that happened—almost like a tic—he knew the words coming at him were lies. Which meant he was her type, but she didn’t want to admit it. Maybe even to herself. Dark satisfaction surged into that quiet of knowing.
Because he wanted this woman.
In a primitive, need to go up in flames together, kind of way. Not forever, just...
“But you do find me attractive,” he said in a slow, deliberate cadence.
“I guess most women find tall, dark, and ripped hideous,” she said almost conversationally. “I’m an odd duck that way.”
Her bright sarcasm only made him want this more. “So if I offered physical passion—a no strings, make you see stars situation—what would you say?”
He backed the throttle off, letting the boat coast to a stop on its own. No worries about them hitting anything out here. Then he turned to face her, letting her see the flames in his eyes at the mere thought of her saying yes.







About the Author

 
Multi--award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero (who she totally married!) and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.



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