Nightwing Series, Book Two
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance/New Adult
Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press
Date of Publication: February 3, 2015
Number of pages: 91
Word Count: 35K
Cover Artist: Renee Rocco
In the Gladium Province, the boundaries between humans and Morgons, the dragon-hybrid race, continue to blur as a new generation surrenders to long-forbidden temptation…
Sorcha Linden does whatever she wants whenever she wants, and no one can stop her. Least of all a man. After all, they’re good for only one thing—warming her bed. But then she meets Lorian, brother of Lucius Nightwing. Seductive and iron-willed, Lorian is determined to melt her emotional defenses—and warm her rebellious heart.
The beast within Lorian longs to cage Sorcha and mark her as his own. Forever. Yet the man within also longs to protect her. When a stalker starts leaving Sorcha suggestive gifts with cryptic messages bearing an ancient blood cult symbol, Lorian’s dragon side takes over. With her life at stake, Sorcha can no longer deny the love they share. But when evil tracks her into the night, will she be too late to claim it?
Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. She has a B.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in gifted education, and was privileged to study under the award-winning author Ernest J. Gaines in grad school. Her love of mythology, legends, and art serve as constant inspiration for her works. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance--brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.
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Please welcome Sorcha Linden and Lorian Nightwing from Juliette Cross' Windburn to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
Sorcha: Sorcha. No nickname, though I’ve been called a nasty epithet a time or two.
Lorian: Just Lorian.
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?
Sorcha: I was born and raised in the Gladium Province. Home is currently an apartment in the Warwick District where Morgons (human/dragon hybrids) are residents as well as humans. I like this area, not as desegregated as the rest of the city.
Lorian: I was born in Drakos, a Morgon-only province to the north until my parents, my brother, Lucius, and I moved to the Gladium Province—a mixed community.
What is on your nightstand?
Sorcha: An empty wine glass. And a sketch pad I use for marketing and design ideas. Sometimes they come to me right when I’m falling asleep.
Lorian: My comm device. I’m on call at all times in case Lucius or Nightwing Security needs me.
Who are the people you are closest to?
Sorcha: My mom. And my girls, Jessen and Ella. I know no matter what the world thinks of me, they’ll always have my back.
Lorian: My brother, Lucius, and my friend, Kol Moonring. But Kol doesn’t live here, preferring life outside the city. I miss the old days when we were in the Morgon Guard together.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Sorcha: I’ve never ventured into that mystical realm. Men are wonderful bedmates. I prefer to leave it at that.
Lorian: When I meet her, you’ll know. Everyone will know. Morgon men are incapable of staying away from their mates when soulfire begins to burn. As of yet, I haven’t felt a flicker of that flame.
What is your greatest regret?
Sorcha: I don’t go there. No regrets. Life is too short to worry about the past, just keep looking ahead.
Lorian: Not staying close to my mother when she was dying.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Sorcha: His hands, especially if he knows how to use them.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Lorian: Intelligence and confidence.
What do you most value in your friends?
Sorcha: Loyalty. Unshakable loyalty.
What is your motto?
Sorcha: You only live once, so work hard and play harder.
Lorian: Never be ruled by fear, but only your own will.