Thank you for
having me here again at your blog, Lynda! This time, I’m here to share an
excerpt from my new release, Kissed by a Dark Prince, which is the first book
in my hot new paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates.
Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 1)
Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae
ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her
employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark
and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…
Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects
when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical
technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is
the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.
One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them
that will leave him weakened until it is completed… or broken, and pulling
Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.
To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren
must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break
the bond blossoming between them.
But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one
thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate?
And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them
and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?
Kissed by a Dark
Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook,
Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the
links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
Kissed by a Dark Prince – Excerpt
Olivia had never seen anything like the
male specimen on the inspection table in front of her.
Her heart raced. She hadn’t experienced
this explosive combination of uncertainty, anticipation and enthusiasm in a
long time, ever since her superiors had stripped her of her rank and sent her
to this satellite facility in London, taking away her high-level privileges and
forcing her to work on studying demon and fae species already extensively
researched. It still felt as though they had shoved her out of sight, burying
her in the Archangel equivalent of a basement to punish her for her mistake.
She had lost all hope of removing the taint it had left on her name in the
The specimen lying right in front of her
was her chance to prove herself again, a gift that some higher power had
literally dumped on her doorstep.
Blood stained his neck and splashed across
his jaw, and pooled at the left corner of his mouth too, luring Olivia’s gaze
to firm sensual lips that had her staring blankly, lost in their perfection.
She blinked herself out of her trance. Time was of the essence. She needed to
get her study underway before her guest woke up or one of the other doctors
belonging to the facility barged in and tried to take over.
She shook her hands to steady them, pulled
her digital recorder from the pocket of her white coat, and turned it on. She
set it on the silver trolley filled with all the equipment she thought she
might need to complete her inspection of their unconscious guest.
Olivia tugged on a pair of latex gloves and
ran her fingers over the scalpels and tools, and settled on a pair of shears.
It had been a long time since she had been able to work on a live specimen and
she wanted to start by getting his vitals monitored.
She picked up the shears and cut down the
middle of his long black tunic style jacket. Red stained her cream gloves.
“Specimen appears to have suffered severe
injuries, worse than at first thought, resulting in a high level of blood
loss.” She reached the end of his jacket and peeled the two sides back. She
paused, her eyes widening at the impressive display of taut honed muscles under
tight bloodstained and bruised skin. “Specimen also isn’t wearing anything
under his coat.”
Completely unprofessional of her but she
had expected at least some sort of undershirt, and she certainly hadn’t
anticipated a body like this. She drew in a shaky breath, mentally told herself
to get it together, and cut upwards along each of his sleeves. She peeled the
two sides of his ruined jacket away from his body and set them down on the
“Multiple lacerations and abrasions on his
torso and arms. Many appear to be claw marks. Possible demon attack. Subject
wears matching black and silver metal bands on each wrist.” Olivia spread her
fingers and stroked along the lines of four long slashes over his left deltoid.
She gasped. “Specimen has markings on his body that hadn’t been visible prior
to interaction with him.”
Olivia tracked the symbols with her
fingertips, following them as they formed a curl over his deltoid to his
shoulder. Whenever she moved along the line, more symbols appeared, luring her
fingers. The colourful swirls and glyphs shimmered through the blood staining
him. They swept over his shoulder and under his collarbone, and suddenly she
was caressing his left pectoral, chasing them as they followed the shape of his
muscle downwards over his heart and around across his torso, and then curled
under his nipple to end in a point there.
She had never seen anything like this. It
fascinated her. The ones that curled around his deltoid were already fading,
disappearing into his skin.
She had made it her business to study the
written languages of the fae and demons, because many non-humans bore markings
like this and it made it easier to identify the species of the owner. Incubi
were born with lines of symbols on their skin that not only changed colour to
show their mood, but also detailed their lineage, proudly displaying their
heritage in the paternal line. The symbols inked on this male’s skin weren’t
that of the common fae language though. They were new to her.
“Specimen’s markings seem limited to his
upper torso.” She leaned over him and swept a single finger across his right
pectoral, and sure enough, markings appeared there too, perfectly mirroring the
design she had followed. Olivia used the shears to cut through the waist of his
black trousers and froze when more markings shimmered over his hipbone.
“Correction. Specimen’s markings continue on his lower body, notably his hips.”
Olivia flicked a glance at the front of his
trousers. If this lean, unusual male didn’t wear an undershirt, what were the
chances he wasn’t wearing underwear too?
She curled her fingers into fists and
stifled the blush that crept onto her cheeks. She had seen plenty of nude men
during her years as a doctor and in her personal life too. He was just a
specimen. Her gaze roamed to his handsome face, taking in its sculpted
perfection. A very gorgeous specimen.
Her heart beat harder and she rolled her
shoulders. She had to get a grip. This was her chance. If she had never seen
anything like this man, then there was a chance neither had the other
scientists employed by Archangel. All those scientists that were currently
enjoying a soiree at headquarters, leaving her as the only medical staff in the
building. If she could document everything about this male, and figure out what
species of demon or fae he was, then her superiors would have to give her some
credit, and maybe she could get back to doing what she loved most—studying new
So, she had to do this. He was just another
Olivia cut away his trousers, running the
shears straight down each long, toned leg. She removed the central part and
swallowed as her gaze betrayed her, darting to his groin. No underwear. Her
face flushed. Oh my. The man was built like a god with not an ounce of fat on
his lithe body. All powerful muscle.
She set the shears down and took another
steadying breath before touching the fading marks on his left hip. They
brightened again and she followed them.
“Specimen’s markings curl over his hip from
behind. Cannot risk moving specimen without harming him to investigate them.
They move down past his... groin... and then sweep back around to curl over his
hip.” Her heart ran away with her again, her blood rushing through her ears.
She hadn’t needed to follow the marks all the way to make the ones that arced
around towards his buttocks appear. Her fingers had brushed the ones closest to
the dark thatch of curls around his genitals and they had appeared.
His hip twitched beneath her fingertips.
Olivia quickly pulled her hand back and
froze. He didn’t move again. The breath she had been holding rushed out of her.
“I am going to proceed with monitoring the
specimen’s vitals.” She picked up several of the pads used as contacts for the
machines and stuck them to his chest and below his ribs on the left side. If he
had a similar physiology to a human as many fae species did, chances were high
that she could pick up and monitor his heart rate this way. She connected the
wires, switched on the machine, and placed a clip over his index finger. The
heart rate monitor beeped slowly but everything else was off the charts.
“Specimen shows extremely high levels of oxygen in his blood, beyond normal
parameters. What are you?”
She ran her gaze over him. He had taken a
severe beating before they had found him unconscious outside the building, as
if someone had wanted them to find him.
Sable, her friend and demon hunter
extraordinaire, had taken one look at him and her gift had told her that he wasn’t
The hunters who had helped her bring him in
had believed he had crawled to them or had made his own way to their doors.
Sable didn’t believe that and neither did Olivia.
No demon or fae in their right mind would
place themselves at the mercy of Archangel.
No. Someone had dropped this male on their
porch and left him there, wanting Archangel to bring him inside. Why?
It could be a trap and it would be just her
luck if it were.
“Specimen appears mortal. Markings on his
skin appear fae possibly.” But they hadn’t captured a fae in years and he was
nothing like the fae she had read about in the database or seen firsthand.
“Specimen is male, estimated six-feet-six, one hundred and eighty to two
hundred and twenty pounds. Black hair.”
Olivia inspected his stomach, pressing in
to feel his organs. He felt human but something about him, something other than
his mysterious markings, told her that he wasn’t. She peered closer at the
severe wounds on his stomach and chest.
“Specimen appears to have advanced healing
ability. Age of blood around the wounds is indicative of a recent injury, but
the wounds in question are already closed and beginning to scab over.” Many
demon and fae species had heightened healing. He could be any number of them.
Olivia carefully pulled his upper lip back and studied his teeth. “No fangs.
Canines appear normal.”
She drew back and something caught her eye.
She parted the wild strands of his short black hair and traced the pointed tip
of his ear. Was he a demon? They had pointed ears.
Olivia hovered over him, looking down at
his handsome bloodstained face. She had never seen a demon as beautiful,
mysterious, or deadly as he was.
She could feel it like an aura around him.
Kissed by a Dark
Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook,
Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find all
the links at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
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Mates romance series:
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