A wolf is chasing Autumn through a snowy forest, but when he catches her, she finds out he is not all he seems. He is an ancient, immortal werewolf, and it turns out that he's the best lover she has ever had—even if the scars of his past leave him less than gentle.
Set in the same fantasy world as the ‘Ritual series’ — young Marissa is bored, unwilling to wed, and with few marriage prospects. But one night, during an elegant ball at court, a scandalous couple returns from exile—and Marissa’s night is transformed by a sensual, illicit encounter on a secluded balcony…
“Since that first hesitant touch, he often, somehow, found me. In a deserted stairwell or classroom, alone at the bus stop, in the suburban woods we hiked in. I’m not being entirely honest, because somehow I managed to be where he was, alone… as if waiting for him. As if this was some kind of silent game we played, where I would wait, and avert my face coyly when he found me…”
Genaria is a land at war! In the midst of the turmoil, the beautiful widow Llusa signs up to be a simple soldier at a critical fortress—but she can’t hide her nobility from others, nor her past from herself. A handsome fellow soldier understands her grief… and after one desperate night together they renew their determination to fight for their country.