Whoot! I love when Nina Croft stops by for flirty Fridays. And today, she is flirting with secrets. You’re intrigued aren’t you? Well without further adieu, here she is!
Hi, I’m Nina Croft, and I love flirting with paranormal creatures. Today, I’m returning to wolves and talking about Bound to Secrets, my latest release and book 3 in my Sisters of the Moon paranormal romance series.
Each book is also a stand-alone romance and Bound to Secrets is Connor and Keira’s story. Connor is a doctor turned werewolf and very unhappy about the whole thing. Keira is a telepath whose powers are so strong and so out of control that she risks killing anyone she gets close to. Obviously this makes flirting with Connor very hard. In fact it makes doing anything with Connor (apart from patting him on the head when he’s in wolf form and therefore safe from her powers) almost impossible.
So here are a few lines from Connor and Keira to show how they manage to communicate when they can’t actually talk to each other…
The girl held up a hand, palm facing him, and shook her head fiercely.
Connor came to a halt ten feet away.
“No,” she whispered, her voice hoarse as though from lack of use. “I can’t…you must go. Please.”
“I don’t want to hurt you.” Connor kept his tone soothing as he took a step closer.
“Not me. You.”
For a moment, he had no idea what she meant. Then pain flooded his mind.
She’d accepted long ago that she would never have a normal life. Never be normal. She was a freak. That’s what the guards back at the Agency had called her. And they were right.
But then this man, or wolf or whatever he was, had hardly been normal.
What had she thought?
That they could be freaks together?
Behind Sebastian padded a huge black wolf. Connor. Her fake smile faded to be replaced by the real thing. He came to a halt by her chair and sat on his haunches, resting his great head on her lap. She stroked him while she waited for Sebastian to speak.
He perched on the edge of her bed, his expression solemn. Keira glanced from one to the other.
“Tell me,” she said.
It was bad news. She knew it. She was killing everyone. Or dying. Or…
“She needs to know the options,” Sebastian said to him. “If this works you’ll have plenty of time to do what you like. But not if you’re dead.”
Connor tugged away from her and went to stand in front of Sebastian. He growled some more.
Sebastian sighed. “Yeah, I’ll tell her.”
“Tell me what?” Keira asked.
His lips quirked. “That if you have sex with one of those blood sucking leeches, Connor will rip their throat out.”
“Is it so bad being a wolf?” she asked.
He didn’t answer, but turned away and paced the room. It took him two steps to reach the wall and he swiveled and came back. She could see the frustration in his eyes, and the fear. He was scared as well. She just wasn’t sure what he feared. That they would fail or that they’d succeed.
Bound to Secrets – Blurb
Six years ago, an attack by a rogue werewolf plunged Doctor Connor McNair’s perfect life into nightmare. Now the mere scent of blood awakens the beast within him. He’s teetering on the brink of self-destruction when an intriguing rumor leads him to the desolation of Rannoch Moor and the one woman who might call him back from the darkness.
Part of a telepathic experiment that went dangerously wrong, Keira’s mind will destroy anyone who gets too close. Unable to control her powers, she has cut herself off from all human contact and found a measure of peace hiding on the moors with only the wild animals for company. Until Connor arrives, awakening hopes and desires buried deep inside her.
Connor is determined to save her, but some wounds are beyond the powers of a doctor to heal and time is running out, because Keira’s mind holds secrets that certain people would kill to keep hidden…
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina writes all types of romance often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.
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