Katalina Leon is an artist and author who can't commit to a single romance subgenre. Her favorite playgrounds are historical, sci-fi, contemporary, and most of all paranormal realms. Lately, she has paranormal romance and vampires on the brain. Katalina brings a sense of adventure and a touch of the mystical to erotic romance. She believes there's a daring heroine inside every woman who wants to take a wild ride with a strong, worthy hero.
The Strixby Katalina Leon, Andy Atkins (Illustrator), Hot Tree Editing (Editor)
While getting her fortune told in a Wiccan shop in Salem, Massachusetts, Arcona's reality has a screaming meltdown. A past life as an obsessed Celtic witch awakens and she's flung headfirst into blood rites on a sacred island, captured by Romans, and sold in the markets of Pompeii as a pleasure slave to
"Welcome to Villa Lupus Unguis, the house of the Wolf Fang."
While getting her fortune told in a Wiccan shop in Salem, Massachusetts, Arcona's reality has a screaming meltdown. A past life as an obsessed Celtic witch awakens and she's flung headfirst into blood rites on a sacred island, captured by Romans, and sold in the markets of Pompeii as a pleasure slave to the sadistic owner of a gladiatorial school. Seeking revenge against Rome, Arcona lures a lonely Dacian gladiator into her bed and uses dark magic to turn him into an immortal blood-craving "Slayer," a warlike vampire to be set loose on the Empire.
Two millennia and an exploding Mount Vesuvius later, Tyr is still pissed off about being forced to spend eternity as a vampiric mercenary. Desperate to break the Slayer curse, he kidnaps Arcona, intent on learning the secrets carried in her blood. But they're in for a surprise. Once these two damaged souls share their stories, the possibility of redemption-even love-is offered. When another Slayer tries to claim Arcona as his blood slave, Tyr has to be her hero one last time. He loved her once but can a vampiric Slayer ever forgive his maker?
This is an epic tale of witchcraft, vampires, reincarnation, and a healing act of love.
Note to my readers: The Strix is NOT a straightforward romance.
The heroine's personality exists in two time frames. She is virtually two different women, sharing the same experiences and evolving from them. This story contains Upir Likhyi or warrior vampires, graphic violence, and sex scenes, blood sports in the arena, and past life mayhem messing up the present.
Full-length novel, no cliffhanger, HEA.
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She went to the island to get guidance from the priestess but what happened would be carried through the years for many generations until 1 man wanted his death. Now Arcona and Tyr try to right the past so that the future can in the cards for them. I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book. This is book 1 of Wish Stones by the author. This is not a cut and dried story because it has a present and flashback scenes for the pair which makes the story well worth the time to read.
The Strix was something new and different - a creature that I hadn't read about before. An evil witch that creates a race of vampire-like creatures, Arcona was not a very nice person in her past life. Tyr was one of her Upir Likhyi (no clue how that one is pronounced) and is dead set on vengeance. Too bad he falls in love first. Now the two of them must fight for their lives against the other Upir Likhyi that want Arcona dead and see Tyr as just another step in the process. I loved the flashbacks to Arcona's previous life. It was a great way to show her history and background and let me see why Tyr disliked her so much at first. Once they decide not to hate each other, the story really takes off - and it gets quite hot and Arcona and Tyr discover more their past and begin to enjoy their future.