Crossfire: Hearts on Fire

Crossfire: Hearts on Fire

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by Niki Savage
     
 

This is the third book in the Crossfire Trilogy. Stefan's worst fears come true when Marcelle disappears after a meeting with her team manager on his smallholding outside Paris. As Omega starts a race against the clock, desperate to find her before it’s too late, Stefan goes to pieces, blaming himself for drawing her into his world. Can their marriage survive

Overview

This is the third book in the Crossfire Trilogy. Stefan's worst fears come true when Marcelle disappears after a meeting with her team manager on his smallholding outside Paris. As Omega starts a race against the clock, desperate to find her before it’s too late, Stefan goes to pieces, blaming himself for drawing her into his world. Can their marriage survive such a cruel test? Will Marcelle’s bitter experiences at the hands of her captors change her forever, even if she survives? Will she blame Stefan? Can he stop blaming himself?

This is an excerpt from Hearts on Fire.

"Marcelle opened her eyes, or thought she had. The inky blackness didn’t change. A excruciating headache pounded her brain, and she reached a hand to the stickiness on her forehead. Searching fingers found her eyes open, and panic surged through her. She waved a hand in front of her eyes, fighting down her alarm. She was blind!
And that wasn’t the only problem. Rough blankets scraped against her skin every time she moved, and it took only a second before she realized she was naked. They had not even left her the dignity of underwear. Her wristwatch, a birthday gift from her father, was also missing.
Had that ugly man undressed her? What else had he done while she had been unconscious? She shuddered, revulsion rising at the back of her throat. Was he watching her, even now? Her panic was turning into hysteria when she heard a click, and bright light flooded the room.
She cried out as the sharp light hurt her eyes, but was also profoundly grateful.
The light revealed a small windowless room, bare of furnishings except for the narrow cot upon which she lay, and the small table next to it. The blankets over and under her were the same drab grey as the rough stone walls of the room.
Marcelle stared at the heavy wooden door, expecting it to open, but nothing further happened. She noticed another, smaller room. Through the open door, she could see a washbasin and a toilet. Her bursting bladder could wait no longer. She wrapped a blanket around herself, and staggered towards the toilet. The door had a flimsy lock, but she was grateful for it. She locked the door behind her, and dropped the blanket to the floor.
After her ablutions, she rinsed her face with cold water, and rubbed away the dried blood. The ugly cut still oozed a thin trickle of watery blood, but a wad of toilet paper stemmed the flow. She checked her body, but apart from cuts and bruises from the car accident, everything seemed to be intact. She decided the monstrous man had not violated her while she had been defenseless."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033176816
Publisher:
Niki Savage
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Series:
Crossfire Trilogy
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
182,441
File size:
359 KB

Meet the Author

My name is Niki Savage. I love writing for the escapism it offers, allowing me to inhabit a world of my own choosing. For that reason, I am also an avid reader, immersing myself in the imaginings of other writers. And movies, well, don't get me started. I go into withdrawal if I don't see at least two new movies a week. I love chocolate, and consume the fruits of the cocoa bean in some form or another every day. Not really into ice cream, though, chocolate or otherwise. In my spare time, I run a small shelter for feral cats, and find it very rewarding.

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Crossfire: Hearts on Fire 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate when great trilogies have to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. I couldn't stop reading these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome. I read all night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all 3 books. I so loved them! I read them all in 4 days. I couldn't put them down. I cried and was pulling for them so much. Thank you niki savage!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. I couldn't put this book down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so boring. It was just a repeat of the previous book in the series. Ii did not even finish it, which is rare for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writer out does herself. This bok was perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good series. Please write more. Karl and Kris need stories and so does Claude.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great trilogy :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all three books. Worth the the time. Sad at times, but overall a great trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the entire series and enjoyed it. Some content is unrealistic but it is fiction, right? The characters are developed and interesting. All the books moved along swiftly and kept my interest through out.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This last book in the Crossfire Trilogy, i found rather tedious,: how many times can one feel hurt, betrayed, & spiteful? Marcell and Stefan both needed a good spanking, acting more like adolescents than adults-author belabored the conflict 200 pages to long!
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Snuggled by mate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lies down and watches the clan.