Amethyst Bound [NOOK Book]

Overview


Toni Giovanni is a thief...although she prefers to call it the high-risk recovery business. Her current job feels suspiciously easy—until a mysterious artifact draws her into an ancient prophecy and binds her soul to a spirited dragon named Amethyst.

But Toni isn't quite ready to be taken over by a dragon, even if Amethyst's appetite for sexy archaeologist Dr. Ben Davis mirrors Toni's own. And she's got a big problem on her hands: turns out ...

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Overview


Toni Giovanni is a thief...although she prefers to call it the high-risk recovery business. Her current job feels suspiciously easy—until a mysterious artifact draws her into an ancient prophecy and binds her soul to a spirited dragon named Amethyst.

But Toni isn't quite ready to be taken over by a dragon, even if Amethyst's appetite for sexy archaeologist Dr. Ben Davis mirrors Toni's own. And she's got a big problem on her hands: turns out the prophecy predicts that dragons will end the world...and there are many more dragons out there.

Toni's going to need all the help she can get.

35,000 words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426897092
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 275,092
  • File size: 615 KB

Meet the Author

L. Shannon, the author, came into existence in June of 2004. Shannon's always been a reader and lover of books, but never considered writing until one night when she ran out of books to read. She began writing that very night as the first line of defense in a battle against insomnia. Her writing has steadily grown into a full-out war on reality. Her friends kindly say reality never stood a chance.



Shannon currently has more than thirty works available and more coming soon. The
L. Shannon novels have expanded to fill an entire world with paranormal wonders, including Valàfrn werewolves, Tascryn demons, bloodsucking vampires, sexy selkies and many, many more. Be careful if you choose to enter Shannon's hunk-filled world. You may find the stories as addictive as Shannon does and never wish to leave…



In the time Shannon doesn't spend writing, she keeps busy by bothering her husband, showing dogs and birds, gardening and relaxing by one of her butterfly koi ponds with a good book. You can learn more about her writing and her life at lshannon.net/ or follow her exploits on lshannon.blogspot.com/, twitter.com/L_Shannon and myspace.com/author_lshannon.

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Be the wall. Be the stone. Be invisible. I chanted the mantra silently as the temple guards strolled past. Frank, a heavyset older man, was no more than three feet away, yet he wouldn't see me. I called it blending, but whatever the skill was or however I came to have it, the ability to become nearly invisible had saved my ass hundreds of times. More important, it allowed me to be a damn good thief, maybe the best in the world.

The skill and the reputation I'd earned with it had brought me here, to hiding in a small hole carved into a wall of dirt that had swallowed this long-buried temple. After more than eight hours I was stiff and tired and dreaming of a Big Mac. Despite my nonviolent nature, I'd seriously consider killing for those all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese… Even the thought of that juicy burger had me drooling, and since I couldn't reach my chin without drawing attention to my hiding spot, dreaming of burgers proved to be a bit of a problem.

On days like this, I almost regretted my personal rules. Number one on my list of codes to follow was If I accept a job, do anything it takes to get it done. I was well known for my tenacity. Once I sank my teeth into a job, I owned it. The trick was making good choices about which offers were worthy of my interest. Fortunately, this particular job was more than a little worthy.

Two million…

Okay, two million American bucks for a simple recovery was a very worthy reason…worthy enough to be suspicious.

Weaver, the mysterious guy who'd hired me, had the money to throw away and so here I was, trapped for another hour. The final stage of the recovery would take place after the temple emptied for the evening. Soon. Very soon, I could snag the goods and hit the road.

Only one archaeologist remained. Davis, aka Dr. Benjamin Davis, seemed to be packing up, and my recon had shown that the overly studious man sometimes had to be dragged out by his colleagues. He'd provided me with much-needed entertainment during the last few hours of stillness.

Davis was scrumptious in a super-geek sort of way, and he didn't have even a single clue why all the lady rock docs hovered at his elbows. His wavy brown hair tickled his shoulders, and his tanned complexion set off his gray eyes so nicely. Not to mention the man had an ass that just didn't quit.

Davis raised his arms over his head as if to stretch the aches from abused back muscles. His broad shoulders tightened the T-shirt and left me drooling for a whole different kind of meat. How long had it been since I'd taken time off for some carnal enjoyment? Davis's long, lean body would make for a wonderful playground. I could rub those sore muscles until they relaxed completely. And then…

He spun in my direction.

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

    AMAZING PARANORMAL ROMANCE WITH DRAGONS, VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES AND ANCIENT PROPHECY!

    AMETHYST BOUND by L. Shannon is an amazing paranormal set in today's time in Las Paz, and the Mexican coast. It is well written with depth and details. It is fast paced, page turner with adventure, sensuality, romance, love, werewolves, vampires, dragons, good, evil,magic, and mystical ancient prophecy. The characters are strong, well developed, sexy, and easy to follow and fall in love with. They will pull you into the story. The heroine, Toni, is a thief, a loner, been hurt often, has magical blending powers ( she can appear invisible or blend into her surroundings), is strong willed and independent and a survivor. The hero, Ben, is an archaeologist, sexy, a professor, also strong willed and devoted the past eight years to the discovery and exploration of dragons. Together with a dragon, Amethyst, they are bound by a pendant, Toni was hired to steal, that holds the mystical dragon, Amethyst. What happens is action packed adventure, drama, and trying to survive long enough to figure out what the prophecy is all about. This is a must read and is sure to be a keeper. The ending will leave you wanting more and holding your breath for hopefully the next installment. You will want to know more about their adventure as they learn together how to deal with Toni and Amethyst's intertwined dragon power. Of course, Ben is along for the ride, he is bound to them due to being marked by Amethyst, but he has also fallen in love with Toni and she with him. This is a short, well written, kick butt adventure. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Carina Press and My Book Addiction and More.

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    Good book but wished it was longer. Hopefully book 2 will be out soon.

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