Kara MacAllister‘s quiet small-town life is transformed forever the night a powerful stranger rips her from her home, claiming she is the chosen one – the key to his survival. Spiriting her away into the rain-soaked night, Lyon reveals a truth Kara can barely credit. She’s immortal, and the only one who can save his race. And deep within her, he arouses a fierce, primal hunger beyond anything she’s ever imagined. But only when their lives are threatened by an ancient evil will Kara and Lyon realize they have found a love they would risk their immortal souls to claim…and a powerful desire that could never, ever be tamed.
One woman, in all the world, held the key to the survival of life on Earth.
And they’d lost her.
The Therian race called her the Radiant, for it was through her that nature channeled the energy to their guardians, the Feral Warriors, enabling them to track and destroy the Daemon remnants, the draden, before they snuffed the life from Therians and humans alike. In return, the Feral Warriors protected the Radiant with their lives.
Which was damn hard to do when they didn’t know where…
or who…she was.
Lyon grimaced as he led his eight warriors along the dark, rocky trail high above the falls of the rugged and deadly Potomac River. Hell, they’d lost two Radiants. The old one to death. The new one, the one marked by the goddess to take her place, had never come forward. And the situation was growing dire.
The rocks felt cold beneath Lyon’s bare feet as he left the trail and climbed down toward the goddess stone wearing nothing but a silk shirt and a pair of jeans. In his hands he carried two deadly switchblades in case of a draden attack. Below, the glow from the full moon tripped over the bounding water, shooting brilliant shards of light into the night air.
“What in the hell are we doing out here at three a.m.?” Jag’s tone, as always, challenged.
Anger rumbled deep in Lyon’s throat, the sound of an irritated lion. Which he was, down deep.
When deciding on a setting for the Feral Warriors series, I knew I wanted it somewhere in the Washington, D.C. area. Not only is D.C. a fabulously interesting city that I happen to live near, but the surrounding area possesses a wonderful variety of choices. Beaches, mountains, Civil War battlefields, all lie within a couple of hours' drive. But the location of Feral House was another matter. Their wild, animal natures demanded a setting as untamed as they are. And I knew just the place. One of my favorites for the very reason that the wild nature feels so out of place in the civilized suburbs of our Nation's Capital.
The place was Great Falls Park.
Great Falls Park, and the towns of Great Falls and McLean, Virginia, lie along the rugged stretch of the Potomac River where the river narrows, building up dangerous force as it pushes through the narrow Mather Gorge. At the Gorge, the river races over a series of steep, jagged rocks, 76 feet of Class 5-6 Whitewater, making the Great Falls one of the most thrilling fall line rapids in the eastern U.S. The Great Falls are located 14 miles upstream from Washington, D.C. And it's along this stretch of the Potomac, in the thick and rocky forest, where the Ferals live.
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You Gotta Read Reviews ~ posted October 2009
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Wild on Books ~ posted July 2009
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Fresh Fiction ~ posted June 2009
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Romantic Times Magazines ~ posted June 2009
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Publishers Weekly ~ posted May 2009
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Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews ~ posted April 2009
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New York Times Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne ~ posted February 2009
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