Before we begin, I’d like to thank the ladies at Tome Tender for allowing me to pop onto their blog to chat about DANGEROUS ANGEL. I’m so excited about this release, as it’s the action-packed conclusion to The Earth Angels, a miniseries published by Carina Press, and the culmination of a project I’ve been working on for almost two years.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably expecting me to talk about how The Earth Angels miniseries comes to an unexpected conclusion in dealing with the ultimate demonic apocalypse. Or, maybe I should admit that for the first time in the series, the Nephilim from all the past books gather to create a unified front, despite heaven itself forbidding them to do so. I even offer up the first look at a mysterious character who’s only been heard up to this point but never shown—Menlo Hunter, an elegant assassin of Nephilim who works for, of all things, the Vatican.
But see, there’s skinny-dipping that happens in this final story, and as far as I’m concerned, that scene is just as important. Enjoy this sexy little snippet. ;)
Nikita whipped the loose nightshirt she wore over her head, so hot that even the thin cotton veil was too much to bear. When the water lapped at her feet, she dropped her shorts and undies as well and stacked everything in a neatly folded pile on top of her flip-flops. The great thing about her property was that it was such an ugly stretch of rocky beach. No one wanted it and it was hard to get to, thanks to the single dirt road much farther up the beach. The chance of anyone getting a glimpse of her was just about zero as she indulged in a pastime that had been a favorite of hers from her first memories—skinny-dipping.
And if she was lucky, she might find a way to drown the notion of that toxic-waste word love.
A sigh of relief rippled from her as she sank inch by sweet inch into the cool embrace of the ocean. As it always did, the scent and feel of it brought her back for just a moment to when she was eight years old, alone, and waiting for death. It happened every time she set out on her board, and she combated it by mentally daring the sea—and its hidden denizens—to come and claim what it had missed so many years ago. It was one of the reasons she’d started surfing in the first place. She supposed it was her way of tempting fate, or maybe on a deeper, not-quite-healthy level, offering to give up her life as atonement for still being alive. That part, she knew, was nothing more than survivor’s guilt. Logic told her she had nothing to answer for. It wasn’t her fault she was still breathing, and her death sure as hell wouldn’t even up the cosmic scales. Nothing she could ever do would bring her mother back to life.
But still, the thought emerged from the darkest part of her, as it always did when she went into the water. Come and get me, I’m right here.
With a quick breath she ducked her head beneath the surface before bouncing back up to wipe the stinging salt water from her eyes. Her toes could easily reach the rocky bottom, and since she had no interest in swimming late at night, she instead flipped onto her back and looked up at the stars while gentle waves bobbed her about like a cork. This was what she’d needed; the pure peace of floating along, with not a care in the world and leaving the very idea of Kyle behind on the shore where it belonged.
No doubt he liked to skinny-dip too.
The flash of headlights brought her snapping upright, irritated she’d been stupid enough to clog her ears with water when she was at her most vulnerable. The sullen growl of the engine silenced beside her SUV parked on the dirt track about a hundred feet from her portable home, and the only area other than the trailer’s slab where a vehicle wouldn’t potentially sink in the ever-shifting sand. When the driver’s door opened and she traced a familiar masculine outline, she gave serious thought to not letting him know where she was. God knew she didn’t need the kind of trouble he brought to her doorstep. And trouble was exactly what she’d have if she crossed paths with him while wearing nothing but water. He was bad for her. He made her yearn, for crying out loud. Hadn’t she learned the hard way that needing someone only led to hurting when they left?
She shouldn’t say anything. She wouldn’t.
Just let him go…
When Kyle knocked on the door of the trailer, she slicked her hair back. “I’m over here.”
Sound interesting? Read on if you’d like to learn more about DANGEROUS ANGEL:
Miami's best bounty hunter, Nikita Tesoro will do anything to collar a fugitive, including stepping into a stripper's stilettos for the night. Outsmarting her rival Kyle Beaudecker is just a bonus. Despite the sexual tension sparking between them, Nikita keeps a professional distance from "Hurricane" Kyle. After all, she can't get hurt if she doesn't care.
A descendant of the archangel Barakiel with the power to harness electricity, Kyle should be focusing his energy on tracking down a demon that may be hiding in the human realm. But he's a lover, not a fighter, and he'd much rather use his special talents for pleasure: specifically Nikita's. And teaming up to find a bail jumper means spending lots of time together…
But when their case takes a turn for the demonic, Kyle can no longer hide his true nature from Nikita. He'll do whatever it takes to win her heart—even stop the apocalypse. But he can't do it alone.
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Dangerous Angel by Stacy Gail
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Dangerous Angel was a wonderful conclusion to the Earth Angels series. Gail masterfully weaves the epic conclusion to battle the demonic forces now threatening Miami.
Nikita Tesoro is one of the best bounty hunters in Florida, her only true competition is Kyle Beaudecker. She respects Kyle's abilities but always keeps him at a distance. Kyle is one of the earth born angels and set to the task of tracking down a demon. Nikita gets caught in the cross fire. All her perfectly orchestrated distance is dissolved and Nikita's reality will shift when she discovers Kyle's true power.
Gail created a nail biting plot that tied in the previous characters we've gotten to know through out this series. What a conclusion! I was on pins and needles wondering how they where going to face this newest foe! The romance is rocky but Kyle is the BEST Hero - Alpha Male - EVER! He takes his love for Nikita to an entirely new level. Kyle is definitely swoon worthy!
Don't miss Dangerous Angel.
I received this ARC copy of Dangerous Angel from Stacy Gail in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 31, 2014.
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.
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