Stowing away on a pirate ship can put a girl in real peril, especially when there’s magic involved . . .
Zephyr Jamieson is a devilishly handsome pirate captain, sailing the seas of a magical realm. He encounters a beauty named Rina, a woman with a body that sets him aflame and a secret that she cannot tell. Rina barters passage aboard Zephyr’s ship for herself and her secretive twin brother with the only thing the pirate captain appears to be interested in.
Can eight nights at sea lead to more? Or will her secret tear them apart?
Sidhe fluttered at the mention, then forced herself to calm. “The end of days is but a legend. A myth told to children in order to guide their behavior. It isn’t real.”
It was the middle of the night, his phone was ringing, and there was a cat on his head.
There was a cat on his head, and she wasn’t going to budge.
“Get off, you sodding feline,” he grumbled, pushing her off the pillow.
He found himself dreaming about her some nights, waking and reaching for her only to remember that she was gone. He’d burned through most of the initial anger he’d felt. Now he just wanted to know she was safe.
In Eight Nights At Sea, pirate captain Zephyr Jamieson finds Rina and her brother stowing away aboard his ship. They strike a mutually beneficial bargain: Safe passage for Rina and her brother in exchange for Rina warming the captain’s bed. But Rina is not what she seems – and Zeph is determined to learn all of her secrets.
In this scene, he’s just come out the victor in an unexpected battle, but took a good knock to the skull before it ended. He’s still reeling from the revelation that his demure bedmate has a touch of the magical about her . . .
“My head has me in a devil of a mood,” he apologized. “I just wish you’d told me everything from the beginning. Am I going to be surprised by anything else?”
She gave him a slightly mischievous grin. “Well, it wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you, would it?”
He closed his eyes and smiled. “Hellion.”
She touched his cheek lightly. “I’m sorry about your head.” Continue reading
“I probably need to apologize,” she said nervously.
He set his menu down, folding his hands on top of it. “Take your time.”
Subject: “Sorry/Not Sorry”
Mark looked both surprised and pleased. “And how completely pissed is she to fall for a blighter like you?” He laughed at Michael, reaching across to shake Amy’s hand.
“It’s my way of joining humanity to what they are, what we all are. We all have sorrow. We all have joy.” Her eyes were shining. “I have a gift for this, and I use it.”
Like she could close her eyes and pretend that she mattered to him, just a little bit. Moments like that gave her hope and she clung to it.
“Life can turn in an instant, and words can be final when we hadn’t planned them to be. Go back inside, luv. Talk to your mother.”
Topic: “Meet the Parents”