CURSED IN LOVE
by Bethany Shaw
Guardian Ethney Wallace’s job is to eradicate the lycanthrope threat before they can feast on the unsuspecting humans in Savannah. Gifted with the ability to turn into a mermaid and bound by the Cancer constellation, she fights alongside the other eleven guardians. It’s not an easy job, but it’s one she enjoys, at least until innocent children get hurt. On a solo mission gone wrong she is rescued by Noah, a stunning stranger who has been infected by the lycanthrope. He and his young niece need her help, but she’s been down this road before and it has never ended well.
Noah Hawthorne and his niece, Claire, survived a brutal lycanthrope attack, but they didn’t come away completely unscathed. Both of them were bitten and now risk becoming the very monsters that murdered their family. With the full moon two weeks away they are in a race against time to stop the mutation from spreading within them. Together he and Ethney search for a cure, which brings the two of them closer together and it makes it harder to resist the budding attraction between them. A romance between them can never be. Ethney is honor bound to destroy all lycanthrope and if they fail in finding a cure she will have to destroy him.
Released July 18, 2017
Excerpt (Adult Content):
Noah pulled her into him and deepened the kiss. She opened her mouth to him relishing in the feel of it. The waves crashed against her ankles doing little to cool the heat swelling inside her. She took a step back allowing her fingers to roam to the bottom of her shirt as she slowly rolled it up.
“Do you like the water?” Ethney asked.
“Sure. Why?” he asked with a curious smile.
“Take your clothes off.”
She tugged her shirt up and over her shoulders and tossed it onto the dry sand. Her fingers flicked the button of her shorts loose and she shimmed those off along with her panties, kicking them to where her shirt lay. Then she stepped deeper into the water until she was submerged to her shoulders. Lifting her finger, she beckoned him out to her.
Noah grinned and slipped off his clothes. She watched as he threw his clothes onto the sand and sauntered into the water. Her heart raced and her blood hummed in her veins. She needed him.
Noah was before her in a few seconds. His hands glided across her, pulling her flush against him. She jumped up and wrapped her legs around his back. Her center rubbed against his lower belly doing little to ease the friction building by the second.