Now the only thing standing between them and forever
is an ancient enemy set on their annihilation.
Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.
Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.
Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.
Aaron had been told he was allergic to the sun, but in reality he was a Drakyl. Convinced he was dying, he decides that he is going to have one last night of pleasure, and it is here that he meets Jaret. Jaret is also a Drakyl, but the difference is that Jaret knows exactly what he is.
When Aaron and Jaret first meet, it was totally lust at first sight, and after a brief encounter, Aaron falls asleep in his truck, and when he wakes he feels better but has no idea why. Jaret cannot get Aaron out of his mind, so follows his scent and ends up at the ranch, where he starts working – but only at night.
Jaret also meets Aaron’s uncle at the ranch, who recognizes Jaret for what he is, and also confirms that Aaron is also a Drakyl. As Aarons uncle is dying, on Jarets arrival he decides that he must tell Aaron the truth about his heritage, and what it all means to him. This part I found the most fascinating as it is like the author has found a new breed of paranormal, and you were finding out about Drakyls and then also their mortal enemies Vampyr.
Although Aaron and Jaret were together, they did not have the HEA you usually get in books, but rather you will need to read the next book in the series to find out if they manage to find a way to defeat the Vampyr who seem determined to destroy Aaron. I am looking forward to seeing what happens with the rest of the boys at the ranch, and if they finally find a way to defeat the Vampyr.
“Inhale, Aaron,” Jaret said in a seductive tone. Unable not to obey, he did.
In an instant, everything changed. Over the sound of his own heartbeat, another drowned it out. The pumping of blood through a heart. The scent of fur and dust and most of all, the elixir filled his nose and his jaw tightened so much he felt it would crack. His whole body shook and his eyes dropped to the animal in Jaret’s hands. He…wanted it. He just wasn’t sure why.
When Jaret reached him, he jerked the animals head back with a snap, ending its life. Before Aaron could even piece together why that seemed wrong, the scent of the elixir filled his nostrils. Agony seared through his mouth as something tore through his gums. Logical thought was gone and he acted on pure instinct. Yanking the animal from Jaret’s arms, he sank his fangs into its throat. Warm, luscious elixir entered his mouth and he drank and drank and drank.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest, though her heart belongs elsewhere. In the meantime, until she can return to the place she calls home, she happily lives in a city that still thinks it’s a small town. Thankfully, it has given her muse lots of amusing places to start a story.