By Amelia Hutchins
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Hosted By: Love Between The Sheets
Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae - beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?
Welcome to my world.
What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.
Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae...every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.
My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.
Okay. So I've said this before, I will say it again. I am a tough cookie to sell on paranormal. That being said. HOLY SHIT BALLS OH MY GOD WHERE HAS THIS BOOK BEEN ALL MY LIFE! I can NOT tell you how good this was. I will try my damnedest to relay it. but seriously, I am in major book hangover right now. I'm not kidding when I tell you I stayed up til 5 am reading this because I COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN. okay, let me calm down.. I'm getting all worked up. BUT OH MY GOD YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!! It isn't just the hot romance aspect of it. The book storyline itself WAS FREAKING AMAZING!! FREAKING AMAZING I TELL YOU!
Okay. Deep breath. .. I know what you're thinking...
I really can't. Swear to god, I CAN'T! Okay.. so here it goes. So Synthia is a witch. She has a coven that consists of Adam and Larissa, small but a family. The Coven is part of the Guild, in essence they 'work' for them.. kind of. Anyway, you also have the Horde Fae, Light Fae and Dark Fae, and vampires. Syn, though she is a witch is also an enforcer.. an assassin and damn good at it. So she has a job to do which ends up with her meeting the Dark Prince, Prince of the Dark Fae, Ryder. In the end she ends up working for him, and signing a contract with him to protect her coven. Between them they have this hot ass sexual tension. She is struggling to determine if SHE wants him or if its his powers making her want him. I don't care... she shouldn't either.. It's HOT. Like, burn up your panties HOT!
So as they start to work together, all of them, they are investigating deaths of Fae and Witches alike. They are gruesome gruesome deaths. Many times, she picks up on things others have missed and saves everyone from being hurt. It's almost like they are being targeted, but no one can figure out why or by who. So they investigate together. All the while this spunky, spitfire, sassy relationship is building between Ryder and Syn. One that neither is having that much success in denying. So what do they do? He's a hunter, and he wants her as his prey. His Pet. I will gladly be his Pet. He is all tatted, muscled, yummy, dominant alpha male hotness. SIGN ME UP PLEASE!
She's trying to figure out how she can want him so badly after her heart was broken, and I'm over here drooling over him. Who cares Syn.. Look at him. OH GOD. so much deliciousness. Anyway. So they are going through this investigation and their sexual tension is building. People are getting killed and she is protecting her team as best she can, she is a shield after all. Then it happens. She gives him one night. AND. IT. CHANGES. EVERYTHING. I swear to god I thought my kindle was going to catch on fire it is that freaking hot! But suddenly they are ripped back into reality and everything goes haywire. She needs to save him, her team, and a whole lot of people with a small amount of crew and no official sanctioned job from this Serial Killer. This could go south quickly. GOD THIS WAS SO FREAKING GOOD!
You know what made this even better. There is dual points of view, but its not through the whole book. This whole time you get a snippet here or there from Ryder and its so mysterious. There is so much that is so vague and keeps you guessing. Who is he really? What is he hiding? What is really going on?!? Like I said, it's not even the romance or the hot steamy sex, but it's characters and the story line that suck you in. You don't just learn about her ummm... feelings, you find about other budding romances. And its ALL of the characters that are so wonderfully developed. You know how in some books the secondary characters are just..EH.. NOPE, not in this one. They all kick ass. Umm.. Did I mention Serial Killer!?!?! So its FULL of suspense and it will keep you on your toes. Just everything about it was freaking amazing. I LOVED it. I loved this book SO FUCKING MUCH. I give it 5 hearts. No, Screw 5. This deserves 15...or 20! I don't know when the sequel comes out, but sign me up!
"I don’t make excuses for what I am, or what I do. I play hard. I love hard, and I fuck even harder Syn, I am what I am. So if you play games with me, keep in mind, I will be more than happy to play them with you—and I always win," he growled close to my ear before his lips gently fanned against mine. When I looked up, he was once again standing beside Zahruk with his lips twisted in a devastating smile that was a touch of seduction and amusement.
It was the first time I'd seen him move like that—no not move. He'd just sifted time and space. I had known the Fae could do it, and even though I'd known he should've been able to, it still shocked me to my very being. I'd never seen it done before, ever.
I brought my hand up against my lips still feeling his kiss burning against them. I shook from the need to chase him, and see where that kiss would lead to. I didn’t, instead I turned away from him, searching through the crowd for an empty spot to stand in, away from what my body was feeling for Ryder.
Fighting Destiny Playlist
Scenes from Fighting Destiny©2013 Amelia Hutchins
Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon
"Not until I tell you to come Syn, in this place, I am your master, and you come when I fucking allow it. Your pussy gets rewarded when you please me, do you understand, or do I need to teach you how to serve me?"
Closer, Nine Inch Nails
"Ryder," I sighed without meaning to.
"Stop thinking, Syn. You keep over-thinking everything."
My lip trembled with the need to either kiss him, or run. I settled on biting it softly while his hands held me in place. The one on the small of my back came around softly pressing against the silk of the skirt as he rubbed his hand across my ass through the wispy material. He lifted my leg and placed it on the bed carefully.
I watched his nostrils flare as the glow became more apparent, and he allowed me to see the full fire that I’d created in him. "No panties?" He questioned through a guttural tone.
"You keep saying you can't, and it's a lie. You won't. You hide in the fucking past. You're not living Syn, you're just going through the motions of it. You want me, I can smell it—you need it as much as I do right now. The difference is, I can admit to what I want—you can't."
Godsmack, I Stand Alone
"I. Am. Not. You’re. Any-Fucking-Thing!"
"You will be," he said, with an air of confidence that only pissed me off more.
Puddle Of Mudd, Control
"I'm not sleeping with you. I don’t care if you're starving and writhing on the fucking floor. I'll walk over you and out that damn the door. I'll drag someone else back to you—but it won't be me you feed off of, ever."
His lips twitched, but his eyes stayed emotionless. "Writhing on the floor?"
"Writhing," I confirmed.
"I do not writhe on the floor, ever."
"Good, then we are on the same page." I said smoothly.
Carly Simon, You’re So Vain
Great, that’s all I needed right now. Smell the Dark Prince who is carrying you up the damn stairs like Cinder-freaking-rella!
Limp Bizkit, Behind Blue Eyes
"I'll be strong for you Syn, if you need it. You don’t always have to be the strong one, I'll be your glue if you want to crumble, I'll hold you together,"
It just is, simple as that. That kind of love doesn't die. It withers the soul without the other to keep it alive. Eventually, it turns you bitter and cynical."
"No surprises in there, if you get in trouble this ends. Do you understand me?"
"Yes master," I grumbled, and then winced at the heat that flashed to life in his eyes.
"Mmm I like that word on your lips."
Nine Inch Nails, Head Like Hole
Ryder turned around and looked down at me sharply in warning. "Showtime Synthia, kiss me."
My mouth went dry. All the fluid inside my body went shooting straight to my vagina. I licked my lips nervously. "Seriously? That is like the opposite of what I just said outside."
"Prove you can do this, now." His eyes searched my face, and with the single look I melted for him. I was pathetic, a pile of fucking mush from once single look!
Stone Sour, Through the Glass
"How old are you?" He continued.
"Twenty one years old. Going on one hundred."
He smiled, but it was all teeth, "Funny girl."
Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars
"I didn’t forget who I was, Syn. I knew exactly who I was and who I was with when I lost control."
Three Days Grace, I hate Everything About You
His eyes lit up, and he shook his head as more Fae magic pushed into my mind. It was painful at first, but gone instantly when his lips caressed mine. I moaned and pushed against his mouth with need for him that was so hot and fierce, that I was afraid I'd be left in a pile of ash if he didn’t continue and give me more of his mouth. When he pulled away, I cried from the loss. "Ryder."
"What's your name?" He demanded in a husky voice, filled with hunger.
"Syn. Now shut up and kiss me Ryder."
Sublime, Bad Fish
I tore my eyes away from him with a nervous laugh bubbling inside of me. He stepped in and slid his magnificent body in slowly into the water. "Relax Syn, I promise to be gentle—the first time."
"The first time?" I asked meeting his hard penetrating stare.
His eyes challenged me, but he remained silent as he pulled one of my legs out from where I had been holding them up against my body. His eyes stayed locked with mine as his fingers rubbed the pads of my foot. "This isn't going to be over fast Syn, it's going to take more than once to get you out of my system."
AC/DC, You Shook me all Night Long
I wasn’t sure I wanted to be out of his system. I should have been happy to hear it, but it sat like a rock on my chest. "You really think you can fuck me out of your system?"
Disturbed, Down With the Sickness
"No Syn, nothing with you could be that easy," he said showing his teeth as he pulled my leg and made me lose my balance in the water.
Kings of Leon, Use Somebody
"Not used to getting compliments, are you?" He said moving us closer together until my body was completely flushed with his.
"No," I replied honestly.
"I scare you Syn, make you feel things you are afraid of admitting."
"I don’t make excuses for what I am, or what I do. I play hard. I love hard, and I fuck even harder Syn, I am what I am. So if you play games with me, keep in mind I will be more than happy to play them with you and...I always win."
Metallica Of Wolf and Man
Nine Inch Nail Hurt Head Like a Hole
Bullet For My Valentine Your Betrayal
Creed My Own Prison
CCR Bad Moon Rising
Fuel Bad Day/Hemorrhage
Fun Some Nights
House of Pain Jump Around
The Lumineers Hey Ho
Hinder So Far Away
Nirvana Heart-Shaped Box
Papa Roach Last Resort/Scars
Powerman 5000 When Worlds Collide
Saving Abel Addicted
White Zombie More Human than the Human
Third Eye Blind
Amelia lives in the great Pacific Northeast with her family. When not writing she can be found on her page Erotica Book Club. She's an avid reader of everything paranormal romance.
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