Temptation by Fire
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Length: 200 pages
Release date: December 30, 2013
Visions of death haunt her . . .
Ava Keller sees the future. When she suffers a horrifying vision of a man's violent death, she knows from experience nothing she does will stop it from becoming a reality. But when she meets a strong, broken man, he makes her want to believe in second chances.
Vengeance consumes him . . .
Tortured by his past, Karson has worked tirelessly to wreak vengeance on the demons who murdered his family. But when Ava inadvertently disrupts his intricate plan for revenge, his focus shifts to an all-consuming need to keep her alive and in his arms.
Love could save their souls . . .
Thrown together by fate, Ava and Karson explore their new feelings and discover hope for the future. But they must battle the demons threatening humanity to find a destiny worthy of their love.
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“Is this some kind of setup? Because I don’t appreciate you screwing around on my job.” Karson shot a quick glance over his shoulder before turning back to look at me. He stepped forward, towering over me with his large frame.
His scent touched my nose, spicy and masculine. But he was too close. I stepped back.
Something in his expression shifted. Softened, but only a tad. “Tell me what the fuck is going on, and cut the scared rabbit look. You know I’m not going to hurt you.”
I knew no such thing.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about—”
“The trancing out and muttering about burning. Ring any bells? Are you trying to get me killed?” Eyes locked on mine, he took another step toward me, crowding me.
At least now he was talking about something I knew about. But the whole Venator thing? Screwing around on his job? Trying to get him killed? Very slowly, I repeated myself. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
He cursed under his breath. “You’re lying.”
I didn’t answer, but I didn’t look down, either. And I didn’t step back again. Miriam would have been proud. Or petrified for me.
He stepped back this time, and his lips curved into a slight grin. “You’re a tough one.”
“Damn straight,” I managed.
His grin widened into an all-out smile, and the world around us brightened.
My breath hitched, but not from fear this time. Just the small change in his expression made him more man than monster.
“Just—just tell your friend to watch out for himself,” I said. A wimpy-ass warning, but did I really know anything else that would be helpful? What could I say? Tell your buddy that if he knows anyone who likes to burn people alive, that he shouldn’t trust the pyro? Yeah, that would totally be helpful. “And to stay away from neon signs.”
I expected him to roll his eyes or laugh at my warning; it was such a weird thing to say. But his gaze rolled over me in a very obvious appraisal, and when he finally got back to my eyes, I gave him my best glare. After years of pushing people away from me, I’d gotten good at the whole steer-clear glare.
“Keep your secrets, girl. But stay away from my job.” With a final lingering glance at me, he turned and headed the direction Thomas had taken.
He moved quickly, but with purpose, like some sort of jungle cat on the hunt. The man didn’t walk. He stalked.
Thank God he’d gone the bullying route. With a smile like that and enough testosterone to kill a horse, he could have charmed the truth out of me.
About the Author:
CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.
She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).
Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).