Both of us were sinners. She was hell-bent on revenge, and I was determined to let her have it. She was a beautiful sin that alone would be my damnation. And for her, I was willing to dig my own grave. She took what little pride I had left and made me look like a fool. I lusted for a taste of her darkness, for it was the same color as mine. I envied the way she was able to say no, as if she really meant it. I will endure the wrath of having her no matter the cost of my greed. But I have always been a glutton for punishment without any propensity of sloth. She became my obsession and like any other drug, she took all the pain away but brought me to a new level of low. Too bad falling in love with her brought on a different kind of hell that I wasn’t sure we would live through. We were both running from a past that was going to tear apart out future. What I thought was going to be a beautiful beginning turned out to be a torturous end.
I take another step closer to her, closing what little space there was left between us. Uncrossing my arms, I reach out and grab a handful of her brown hair and yank her head back, “What the …?” She cries out wide-eyed.
I lower my head down to hers and her eyes search my face. The smell of something sweet hits my nose and I inhale sharply. Her eyes wide and breathing heavy. What will he do to me? Is what is running through her mind right now. “Do you want me to attack you like the man downstairs did, or are you gonna point it at me?” I demand keeping my voice even. How stupid she was to let me see her up to her apartment. She’s too trusting. All I had to do was mention Tiffany and she forgot everything else. Even her own safety. This woman needs me.
She gasps and her green eyes harden as her nostrils flare. “Let go of me.” She growls, trying to pull her hair free of my fist. I take a quick look at the gun, she still has it pointed away from me. It’s not gonna happen. She’s only gonna hurt herself.
“Make me.” I say with a smirk. Let’s see what she has to work with. Let me see how well she can fight her way out of a life or death situation. Because I have a feeling that her friend didn’t have a chance. But then again not many women do. The ones who do, are just pure lucky.
She lets out of huff and then lifts her knee. I let go of her hair and I fall to the floor like a boulder falling off a cliff. Bent over and unable to breathe I feel as if I am about to puke on her living room floor.
She kneed me in the balls.
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Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their six year old little princess. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book
She has published five books in the Undescribable series and 2 books in the DASH series. She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their two cats and dog.
They say blood is thicker than water.
They are wrong.
Sometimes the closest of families are the ones we create for ourselves.
Through the heartache and heartbreak life deals them, Vivian, Jen, Carly, and Campbell finally find what they never knew they needed.
Discover the secrets behind their redemption.
My name is M.L. Steinbrunn and I am a young adult and contemporary romance author. My work includes the popular Redemption Series and a young adult series, which includes my new release, A Beholden Heart.
In addition to writing, I work full-time as a high school educator and coach in rural Colorado where my husband and I are raising our four young children. Through education I have enjoyed guiding others on their paths and helping students build their own stories. After countless evenings of discussing story ideas, it was my husband who encouraged me to follow my own path of self-publishing.
I want to send a huge thank you to those who have been overwhelmingly supportive of this journey.
The final book in The Sentinel Demon series by New York Times, USA Today
and Wall Street Journal bestselling author J.S. Scott.
Please NOTE: The Sentinel Demon books don't stand alone well.
Although each Sentinel gets a HEA in their book, there is so much of the
overlying story arch that would be missed if you haven't read the other
Kristoff Agares, King of the Sentinels, is trapped in the realm of
the Evils, so close to death. unstable and powerless from the demon's
physical and mental torture that he's barely hanging onto his sanity.
Until he gets a telepathic message from a mystery woman who makes him want to survive, no matter what it takes.
After being rescued by an elite group of Sentinels, Kristoff can't
ignore his powerful longing to claim his mate, who also happens to be
his savior's voice in the demon realm. His chosen one was captured as a
child, and had been a captive of the Evils for over two centuries,
until the Sentinels set her free.
With the World in chaos, and the balance tipping almost irrevocably
in the Evils favor, the last thing Kristoff thinks he needs is a
radiant, a human female mate who will lighten his soul. Or so he
As Kristoff fights an internal battle, a war between his wants and
what's good for his mate, he knows he has to make some difficult
choices. Will he be able to tell his mate about his past? And if he
does, will his radiant be willing to accept him after she learns the
Find out in this last title, A Dangerous Demon King!!!
The Sentinel Demon series:
A Dangerous Bargain
A Dangerous Hunger
A Dangerous Fury
A Dangerous Demon King
18+ only, not intended for children or young teens
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The first book In The Sentinel Demon Series, a paranormal romance by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author J.S. Scott.
27 year old Kat Larson is haunted by demons. Literally. And how was
she to know that there was more than one type of demon? The Evils want
to destroy her soul, while billionaire Sentinel demon, Zachary Winston,
claims that he wants to protect her. Kat opts for Zach’s protection…but
it doesn’t come without a price. It requires a demon bargain…and what he
suggests surprises poor Kat almost as much as the fact that demons
really do exist. Why would the handsome billionaire want to make such an
agreement with a curvy, plain redheaded woman like her?
Billionaire Zachary Winston has a mission and it’s one that he vows
to complete. As a Sentinel demon, his task is to protect Kat from the
Evils that will corrupt her soul. His only problem is that she is his
“radiant,” the one woman who can lighten the darkness of his demon
existence and be his eternal mate. Zach has to fight an internal war
between man and demon as he protects Kat, not quite sure which one will
win. He’s one part demon, one part man, but they both yearn for Kat’s
lush, full figured body and kind, compassionate heart. As Zach becomes
more and more enchanted with Kat, he’s hoping she can learn to love a
lonely man/demon that’s only slightly wicked.
This paranormal romance contains graphic language, steamy love
scenes, and lovable alpha males that also happen to be mythological
Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy
romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature.
Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary
steamy romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost
always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she
just can't seem to write them any other way!