Crimson Tree Publishing is proud to present Burning Nights, the sixth book in The Ancient Fire Series by Julie Wetzel.
After a wedding filled with werewolves, fay, and vampires, Vicky is looking forward to a nice, quiet honeymoon away from the chaos of Darien’s daily life. But nothing is ever simple with an Ancient Vampire around.
When the Vampire Council of Hawaii finds out Darien and his new bride are coming, they are determined to see that Darien is honored properly. But vampire etiquette isn’t for the faint of heart.
The nights could burn when lines are drawn… and Darien finds himself in a turf war he never intended to start.
Standing in the doorway between the bedroom and the sitting room, Vicky looked around their hotel room. It was amazing. The beautiful suite was much nicer than any place she had ever stayed before. The furnishings were simple, yet elegant, but the part that got her full attention was the wall of windows that led out to the balcony. She walked over and pushed the sliding glass door open. The view of the ocean was breathtaking. Leaning against the rail, she stood in the shade of the overhead balcony and enjoyed the smell of salt on the breeze.
She glanced back over her shoulder to find Darien propped on the frame of the door, watching her. A soft smile slipped across her face as she turned to gaze out into the distance. “Yes, it is.”
Snickering, Darien pushed away from the door and stepped out onto the balcony. “I was talking about you.” He reached out and pulled her into his arms so her back rested against his chest. “But the view is lovely, too.”
Vicky let out a contented sound and relaxed back against him. They stood there for a long moment, enjoying the peaceful scene before she peeked up at him. “Shouldn’t you be inside?” Concern colored her voice.
Darien snickered again, but didn’t move. “Probably.” He drew in a long breath of the rich air and let it rush out. Dropping a kiss to the side of Vicky’s head, he released his hold on her and stepped back into the deeper shade of the room. Ever since Darcy had messed with his powers, he was feeling the bite of the sun more than he had in years. He had originally planned on taking Vicky out to explore the wonders of Oahu as soon as they arrived, but he was quickly reconsidering that decision. The thin light on the balcony had stung his skin more than he had expected. A touch of doubt crept into his mind as he rubbed the pain from his skin. Although he had taken his condition into account while making his plans, most of their itinerary depended on his ability to withstand some sunlight. So far, their trip was not turning out as he had hoped.
“It will be all right.”
The soft feel of Vicky’s hands sliding around him drew Darien out of his thoughts. A smile slipped across his face as he turned to take her into his arms. “I know,” he said softly as he dropped his cheek to the top of her head and took comfort in her presence. “But this was not what I had planned.”
Vicky laughed softly before leaning back and kissing him quickly. “Has anything ever gone as planned?” she teased before giving him another quick kiss and pulling out of his arms.
Darien thought about that for a moment before letting out a long breath. “No.” He had to admit, so many things had gone awry in their life.
“And things have a way of sorting themselves out,” Vicky said with a twinkle in her eye. “So stop worrying and start enjoying yourself.” Grabbing his hands, she stepped back, drawing him away from the windows. “For the first time in a while I’m actually hungry. Come in here and feed me.”
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The Ancient Fire Series Books:
Gathering Tinder (The Ancient Fire Series Book 1)
Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
Flying Sparks (The Ancient Fire Series Book 2)
When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city’s woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.
Smoke Rising (The Ancient Fire Series Book 3)
Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound?
Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn’t bring her down.
When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something’s up. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But, the question is… who is burning what?
Stolen Fire (The Ancient Fire Series Book 4)
Night. A time of quiet, of peace, of rest, and now, a time of terror.
With an uncontrolled vampire plaguing the city, the Vampire Council of Brenton once again calls on Darien Ritter for help.
Overwhelmed with the issues of a new menagerie and plans for his wedding, Darien still manages to step up and answer the call. The only problem is, he suddenly finds himself a little too… human.
Granting Wishes (The Ancient Fire Series Book 5)
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
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