Crimson Tree Publishing is proud to present Burning Nights, the sixth book in The Ancient Fire Series by Julie Wetzel.
After a wedding filled with werewolves, fay, and vampires, Vicky is looking forward to a nice, quiet honeymoon away from the chaos of Darien’s daily life. But nothing is ever simple with an Ancient Vampire around.
When the Vampire Council of Hawaii finds out Darien and his new bride are coming, they are determined to see that Darien is honored properly. But vampire etiquette isn’t for the faint of heart.
The nights could burn when lines are drawn… and Darien finds himself in a turf war he never intended to start.
Giving him a bow of the head, Kusanagi released Darien’s hand. “Thank you for coming. Although, I must admit that I was surprised to find out about your arrival mere hours before your plane landed.”
“I apologize for that,” Darien said. “With all the planning for the wedding, I left our travel arrangements to my personal assistant, and I must have forgotten to have her call.” He could feel Vicky’s glare burning into his skin as a hint of anger rolled over their link. He washed it over with an unspoken apology.
Kusanagi gave him a solemn nod. “It’s hard to find good help these days.”
“Very,” Vicky piped in before Darien could answer him.
Darien turned and met her eyes as she stepped up next to him. They held a hint of irritation that made him smile. She didn’t like him using her as an excuse for not calling, but he could also see that she understood why he had. “True,” Darien agreed, reaching out and pulling her into his side. “But I couldn’t live without my personal assistant.” He turned back to face their host. “She keeps my life together.”
Confusion crossed Kusanagi’s face as he glanced between Darien and Vicky.
“Forgive my manners,” Darien said. “I have yet to introduce my wife. This is Victoria Westernly.”
Kusanagi’s eyebrows rose and he turned to look at the woman tucked into Darien’s side.
Vicky held her hand out to the master as she studied him. The short spikes of his dark hair worked well with the pale tones of his fawn skin. Around his neck was a leather cord with the largest pair of pearls Vicky had ever seen. She glanced back up to find his dark brown eyes were filled with intrigue as he bent over to kiss her hand.
“Hime,” he said. Standing up, his hand lingered on Vicky’s as he turned his attention back to Darien. “Word had reached us that you had bound yourself to one, but I had not imagined that she would be so enchanting.” Kusanagi looked back at Vicky and raised her hand out to the side so he could see her better. “Such a lovely creature indeed.” His eyes fell to the cross on her chest and he recoiled slightly. “Though I do question her choice of jewels.”
Irritation creased Vicky’s brow. He was starting to piss her off. The soft shift of Darien’s hand on her hip and a wave of warm emotion through their link quelled the sharp comment poised on her lips.
“She is that,” Darien answered, pulling her into his arms so she stood with her back against him. “She brings light and life to my dull existence.” He kissed the side of her head showing his claim on her. “And I do believe that cross fits her perfectly. Elegantly wrought with just a hint of a bite,” he teased.
Vicky gave Darien a sharp look, but turned a toothy smile back to Kusanagi.
The look that crossed Kusanagi’s face was intrigued. “Interesting.”
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The Ancient Fire Series Books:
(The Ancient Fire Series Book 1)
Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
(The Ancient Fire Series Book 2)
When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city’s woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.
(The Ancient Fire Series Book 3)
Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound?
Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn’t bring her down.
When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something’s up. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But, the question is… who is burning what?
(The Ancient Fire Series Book 4)
Night. A time of quiet, of peace, of rest, and now, a time of terror.
With an uncontrolled vampire plaguing the city, the Vampire Council of Brenton once again calls on Darien Ritter for help.
Overwhelmed with the issues of a new menagerie and plans for his wedding, Darien still manages to step up and answer the call. The only problem is, he suddenly finds himself a little too… human.
(The Ancient Fire Series Book 5)
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
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