New Beginnings [Kaliss 1] by Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh
This is a spin-off from the Eternal Flames and Eternal Flames Maddox series. You don't have to have read any of them to read this series.
When Ezra finds out the truth of why his mate has kept him at a distance, he promises to make changes to ensure his mates safety and prove to Jewel how much he loves him.
Jewel is thrilled that Ezra sticks to his word and let’s the walls around his heart shatter, allowing Ezra in completely. But just as he finds out about a special gift that will bring them closer together, someone kidnaps Jewel.
PUBLISHER: Jean-Pierre Dagenais
RELEASE DATE: January 4, 2020
GENRE: LGBT Erotica, Paranormal Romance
WORD COUNT: 45,240 words
Editor: Ann Attwood
Cover Artist: JP Graphics Designs
“Did you really think your bullshit would work, Nicu? Seriously? How stupid do you think I really am?” Jewel hissed, standing just inside the gardens.
“I really hope that question is rhetorical, imp ass. Because I personally don’t think you even have a fucking brain or you would have left Kaliss a long time ago,” Nicu said with one of those snotty looks he always had when he spoke to Jewel.
“You’re a dickless wonder, Nicu. I’d be shocked to hear that you ever lost your virginity,” Jewel snapped.
“And you are a useless goblin that happened to get lucky enough to find your mate, who turned out to be the leader of all the vampires, or you would be living an even lonelier life than you already are,” Nicu hissed through his elongated fangs.
“But I did, and maybe it’s time you accept that,” Jewel said with a bitchy smile.
Nicu sneered, tossing his head to the side, then quickly said, “Yeah, that won’t happen.”
Jewel scoffed, rolling his eyes, pretending that words didn’t hurt, and ring so true. “Did you really think that you could get me to fall for Noris wanting to be my “friend” bullshit? I mean come on, Nicu, I’ve been mated for almost two years. I do believe if he wanted to be my “friend” he would have approached me well before now. I would have also thought that as smart as you think you are; you would have been a bit more creative.” Shaking his head, Jewel asked, “So what was the plan? Get Noris to befriend me and then use our friendship to come between me and my mate so we don’t get married?”
“Wow, that was a no brainer for the no brain idiot,” Nicu snapped.
Jewel let out a deep breath of annoyance. “You do know that married or not, Ezra is still my mate, and nothing changes that, right?”
“Pity for him. It’s just such a shame for Ezra. He must be paying penance for something his father did in the past to have fate bring you to him. Every vampire in the coven feels sorry for Ezra, and it isn’t that not having this wedding would change things for Ezra as much as it is knowing how bad you want this and how it will destroy you when it doesn’t happen. Because trust me when I say, you will never be walking down any aisle.”