Love and Deception, The Eternal Love of the Seekers #5
By Toya Richardson
Releasing February 1, 2016
Novel 228 pages
Fantasy/Paranormal Erotic Romance
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Juliana is about to end her life, sick of her isolated existence and terrified of the powers she appears to possess. She is rescued by an enigmatic, extremely handsome man and feels herself drawn to him on some unrecognizable level.
They embark on a heated love affair and when Juliana discovers his real reason for being there, she puts them both in danger of torture and death. Will their love be enough to help them through the dangerous times ahead?
Reader Alert! Joseph goes undercover within Global Innovations, to help protect the Seekers. Rob Delaney, one of the Seekers strongest and powerful warriors, teaches him all he needs to know to survive. When he meets sultry, sexy Julianna, they embark on a sizzling love affair. What neither of them realize is that Rob is her Father – and he knows nothing of her existence. When Juliana discovers his real reason for being there, she puts both their lives in extreme danger.
To My Readers: Hi, I hope you enjoy this exciting and breath-taking ride with my beloved Seekers once more. Joseph has no one to care for and no one to love him. So when it becomes apparent that they desperately need someone to infiltrate Global Innovations and get close to Nikolas Krystos, he knows he’s the only man for the job. And so, one Christmas morning he watches while the Seekers sing carols around a huge Christmas tree, he sees Freya holding her baby daughter close, while Armand has his arms protectively around his wife’s shoulders, he knows this is the reason for why he has to go. And when he falls for sexy, seductive Juliana and she finds out the real reason for him being at global, she puts them both in grave danger of being tortured and killed. Can they survive and escape back to the Seekers before Joseph’s cover is blown?
About the Author: I have been writing seriously for the last five years. It was after the death of my wonderful Mother who was desperate to see my work published. Unfortunately, she passed away before she saw it happen. I began to write seriously after that, needing to fill the huge void she’d left in my life. I started off with a romance/thriller and then wrote two fantasy books, but didn’t feel like I’d quite found my “voice”. so I thought I’d combine all the elements that I enjoyed writing about and Paranormal Romance fits the bill exactly. The first one I wrote, the Atalanteanbirthright, was going to be a one-off, but it’s become a bit of a monster and I have started writing book 8 now. There are also 3 other books not in the series which I have written – well, one is also partway through. I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I’ve loved writing it. So come on and join my Atlanteans on their voyages of love and discovery.
Joseph felt Juliana all around him as he began to wake up. He reflected on how they’d made love and declared their feelings for each other. For the first time in his sorry existence, he felt at peace. Juliana was in his mind and at first he thought she was just sending him loving thoughts. No, it was stronger than that. Oh God, she’d breached his wall of defence, she now knew each and every little thing about him! His eyes flew open wide, adrenaline chasing the panic around his veins in a blazing rush.
As Joseph’s terrified eyes opened and fixed to Juliana’s, she feared for her life. He gripped her wrists tightly, an agonizing look of terror and betrayal in his eyes.
“What. Have. You. Done?” He punctuated each word through gritted teeth, his nostrils flaring with unspent rage.
“Joseph, please, I didn’t mean to hurt you. I only wanted to feel your love for me. The barrier, I couldn’t resist the temptation, so I broke it down. Don’t hate me, please don’t hate me. I love you so much; I just wanted to know everything about you. Can we go; can we get to the Seekers? I want to feel safe and I can’t feel that here, not even with you to protect me. Please,” she cried out to him, as he pushed her away from him and flew from the bed, wanting to put some distance between them.
He looked back at her; she was holding a sheet around her naked body, rocking back and forth and crying uncontrollably. He wanted to feel anger at what she’d done to him, but he couldn’t. Whatever her motives, it was done innocently and he knew she loved him. He came and sat back down on the bed, holding her to him. She sobbed louder and he crushed her tighter to him, kissing the top of her head and stroking her bare skin softly.
After a while, when her sobs subsided, he took her face in his hands and stared deeply into her swollen eyes. “Jesus, Juliana, I am more terrified than angry at you. By knowing the real reason for my presence here, you have now put yourself in real danger. If Nikolas Krystosbreaches your defences, we will both be in the deepest, darkest shit you could ever imagine.
“My fear now is that he could use you as a weapon against me if he discovers everything. I can deal with me being tortured, but not you. I’d rather die a horrible death than see you in any sort of pain. And the thought of you being thrown to Grant to do as he pleases with you…” He shuddered, unable to say anymore for fear his imagination would run riot.