What game is Jaran playing? He’s chosen Lara as his mate, but she’s a full-blooded human and he’s a leader of the Icarian race. Is his plan to further humiliate her, as he’s done since childhood? Lara has a plan of her own - she’ll make him pay for all the years of torment. But passionate kisses and erotic temptation may be more than she can resist!
The only full-blooded human member of the winged population on Icarus, Laramee Faulkner has longed to be accepted as one of the tribe. Since childhood, Jaran, the adopted son of the Icarian leaders, has never let Lara forget that she’s different. As a boy, he teased and taunted her. As a man, he has the power to give her everything she’s always desired, or tear her away from the world she loves.
When Jaran chooses Lara as his mate, she’s certain his plan is only to humiliate her, but his passionate kisses and sensual commands ignite her long-suppressed desires. Will she be able to resist the erotic temptation and make him pay for all the years he tormented her, or will she give in and claim her birthright as a member of the Icarian race even if it means giving herself to the man who made her feel like an outcast?
An avid reader all her life and an aspiring writer since the age of ten, Bernadette Gardner realized her dream of becoming a published author in 2005. Inspired by the romance she devoured as a teen and the science fiction classics, she hoped to combine those elements into her stories. Since beginning her career, she has branched out from science fiction romance into paranormal, contemporary and even historical genres and hopes to continue bringing sexy adventurous tales to her readers for decades to come.
Bernadette currently lives in the NY-NJ Metropolitan area with her husband of eighteen years, two creative children, a slightly neurotic Dalmatian and two spirited black cats. When not hard at work on a novel or short story, she spends her time reading, quilting and haunting the local craft stores.