Author: Lauren Dawes
Series: Dark Series #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Momentum (Pan Macmillan)
Release Date: Feb 25 2016
The time of Odin is over. The Aesir gods now live among the humans in their bustling modern cities. Their brutal dominion over the other gods and their eradication of the entire dark elf race may have ended, but their actions have not been forgotten.
Beneath Rhys's skin lies a legendary and feared beast. Rhys is tormented by his daily struggle to contain the ruthless, cold-blooded creature sharing his body. But when his best friend Galen disappears, Rhys's careful restraint and self-control are finally broken. Fueled with a desire to find Galen, Rhys strikes an unlikely alliance with the only god who knows the truth about his dark past.
Taer has found her revenge, yet she's still not happy. There's something missing from her life, but still she fights what her heart is telling her. It's only when the incredibly infuriating and dangerously sexy Aubrey goes missing that she can admit her true feelings for him. Taer's racing against time to rescue Aubrey, but when will she finally allow him into her heart?
Featuring myth's original antagonist, Loki, Dark Devotion is perfect for fans of Gina Showalter and Patricia Briggs.
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In 2009, she quit her full-time job teaching English as a Second Language to finally begin writing "that book", letting her over-active imagination pour out onto the digital pages, much to everyone's horror. The catch phrase "I didn't know you had such a dark imagination" only fueled her to write more, where her love for Norse mythology and gods finally got the spotlight.
She currently lives with her husband and daughter in whatever city they happen to be posted to, and her cat, Oscar, who has inspired more than one character quirk or scene in her books.
To find out more, visit www.authorlaurendawes.com
Other Works by Lauren
The Dark Series
Dark Deceit #1
Dark Desire #2
Dark Devotion #3
Half Blood Series
Half Blood #1
Half Truths #2
Half Life #3
Half Cast ~ Coming Soon
“Galen?” he asked.
Disappointment flooded Rhys, swamping the fleeting glimpse of hope he’d felt. “What do you want?” he demanded, his free hand curling into a tight fist. Moretti was Henry Craine’s lawyer, and Craine was Rhys’s employer.
“I tried calling Galen but it went straight to voicemail.”
Rhys sat up, suddenly uneasy at hearing Moretti’s words. The same thing was happening to him. His best friend hadn’t returned home from Craine’s office two days ago. He figured the mob boss had sent him on another assignment before they were supposed to hit Boston. But deep down, he knew differently.
“I have a job for you.”
“Why isn’t this order coming from Craine?” he asked.
A chair creaked in the background. “You haven’t seen the news?”
“Craine is dead.”
Rhys’s mouth went dry. “When?”
“Cops think he’s been dead about a week.”
A week “How?” Rhys’s voice was barely recognizable.
“Looks like he disturbed a B and E. Anyway, I need you both for a job.”
“It’s just me. Galen is MIA.”
“Still . . . are you interested?”
Rhys paused for a beat, thinking it over. He rarely worked alone . . . well, without Galen at least. Rhys was never really alone. And right on cue, the beast that shared his body stretched out in his mind.
“You still there?” Moretti asked.
After clearing his throat, Rhys said, “Yeah, I’m here. Who’s the hit?”
“Kid named Valentin Romanoff. He’s a supplier who’s encroaching on our turf.”
“When do you want him gone?”
“As soon as possible.”
Rhys stood up, pinning the phone between his shoulder and ear while he pulled on a pair of sweats. It was a catch twenty-two; Rhys needed to kill like he needed to breathe, but every time blood was spilled, it made things ten times worse for him.
“I’ll take care of it.”