Cover by Montana Jade
Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful…and too dangerous to love.An immortal guardian, Aethan’s walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own, until a feisty mortal crosses his path—a female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is—and one who’s determined to walk the edge of danger.All her life, Echo Carter wanted “normal,” an impossible feat given that she can see demons. Back in the alleyways of New York, she’s determined to hunt down the demonii responsible for the death of her friend—and no man, no matter how sexy, will stop her—until she discovers a horrifying truth about herself, forcing her to turn to Aethan. But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…As evil closes in, will this warrior overcome his darkest fears and claim her as his—or lose her to a far more sinister fate.
An excerpt: first meeting between H/hEcho tightened her grip on the dagger. Her gaze fixed on the stranger who radiated menace, her stance ready for a fight.“I’m not going to hurt you.”The cadence of his voice startled her. Like a low rumble of thunder, it caressed her senses. A flash of heat zipped through her veins. Crap! Was he trying to seduce her into giving him whatever it was he wanted? It sure as hell was close to working.She stared pointedly at the obsidian dagger he held. “Yeah, right.”An odd stillness seemed to come over him at her words, then he relaxed and sheathed the blade on his belt.Was she supposed to do the same? Too bad for him, he would have to be disappointed. She waved him off with her dagger. “Good. Now, get out of my way.”There was a slight shift in those cool gray depths. Irritation? Amusement? She couldn’t be sure, not when his expression had the tensility of granite.He nodded to the spot where she’d killed the demonii. “We need to talk about that.”Echo narrowed her eyes at him. She didn’t care how sexy that lightly accented voice of his was. If he thought for a second she was going to tell him how she saw demoniis, or killed the fiends, he was doomed for disappointment. People already thought her strange. And for some insane reason she didn’t want him to think so, too. Didn’t matter she’d never see him again.“I don’t think so.” She stepped around him, bypassed a stone bench, and was sheathing her dagger when he grasped her denim-clad arm. His touch sent a jolt to her system, like a sharp tingle. It unsettled her.“That wasn’t a request.”