(Primani Series Book Five)
By Laurie Olerich
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
This one is a standalone novel in the Primani Series.
ad infinitum: Bondage of a Different Kind
The Primani Series continues with Sean and Aisling! Darkness Calling is a stand-alone title.
Finally freed from a century in purgatory, Aisling just wants to raise her son and live as a normal human again–Her demon hunting days are over. But her taste of freedom is cut short when her past catches up with her. Cain is the one demon she couldn’t kill. One she couldn’t resist, didn’t resist. Now he’s back to keep her on a short leash. When he threatens to take her son, she turns to the one man who can save them both. Sean.
Sean is sick and tired of his baby mama’s mood swings, and he’s seriously thinking of strangling her. But when a brutal old enemy shows up to destroy everyone Sean loves, he discovers Aisling is hiding more than her feelings for him.
Joining forces to protect their son, Sean and Aisling set out on a journey that leads them from the city streets of Manhattan to the elegant hotels of Vienna to the final terrifying showdown in the bowels of Rome.
Laurie Olerich is the author of the Primani and Demons After Dark series. Part romance, part paranormal, part adventure…Three things she can’t live without! Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Western Europe. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian muse, Rambo. In an attempt to re-live her wild and crazy younger years, she lives vicariously through her characters by setting their adventures in her favorite city, New York, and the mountain forests of New England as often as possible. Before diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to her country by serving in the United States Air Force. Much of her time was spent around men with guns and cool toys…this explains her obsession with both.
Aisling and Sean share a hotel room.
“Are you okay with this?”
Sean’s deep voice thrummed across her neck. She stilled in the doorway so she could soak in his presence. He gave her space, but she could feel the heat from his chest against her back. He couldn’t help it any more than he could stop breathing. Primani just burned hotter than humans. He seemed to burn hotter than other Primani, but that was probably his arrogance projecting. The fact that he was supremely comfortable in his skin made him bold. He came at life as if it was his right. No hesitation. Hesitation led to death. She envied him that courage. Shaking off the maudlin thoughts, she eased closer until the fine hair on his arms tickled her shoulders and bit back to urge to purr.
“With sharing the room with you?” Oddly enough, this was the last vacant room.
“Not just the room. There’s only one bed, and I’m not sleeping on the marble floor no matter how squeamish you are.”
She already noticed the bed. It was impossible to miss. Draped with silver silk coverings and set high on a platform, it was the room’s centerpiece. Overflowing with velvet ruby and sapphire pillows, the bed all but demanded to be used well.
Turning to face him, she said, “It’s only one night. You don’t sleep naked, do you?”
Grinning wolfishly, he countered, “Oh, always. You?”
She shivered in the cool breeze despite his nearness. With a soft sound of concern, he cupped her shoulders, rubbing them briskly before trailing off to a lingering caress. “You’re cold.”
“No…” She lowered her gaze to his mouth. Her fingers curled in the soft cotton of his shirt, reeling him close. “I’m so far from cold right now.”
The gentle stroke slowed until only the pads of his thumbs moved over her skin. His eyes gleamed with a low fire as he searched hers. Her heart took off in a gallop.
“Is that so?” The husky question sent a swirl of desire curling into her belly.
She licked her lower lip, unconsciously inviting him to taste, hoping he’d dip his head and take her mouth. Part of her wanted this, part of her shrieked to run the other way. Without breaking his gaze, he curled his fingers around the nape of her neck and closed the distance between them. His chest brushed her breasts as he tightened his hold. Her pulse fluttered like a hummingbird.
“I’m going to kiss you. If you don’t want me to, tell me now.”