Crimson Tree Publishing is proud to present Burning Nights, the sixth book in The Ancient Fire Series by Julie Wetzel.
After a wedding filled with werewolves, fay, and vampires, Vicky is looking forward to a nice, quiet honeymoon away from the chaos of Darien’s daily life. But nothing is ever simple with an Ancient Vampire around.
When the Vampire Council of Hawaii finds out Darien and his new bride are coming, they are determined to see that Darien is honored properly. But vampire etiquette isn’t for the faint of heart.
The nights could burn when lines are drawn… and Darien finds himself in a turf war he never intended to start.
“Oh,” Kusanagi called, stopping Darien before he could get out of the room. “By the way, you have two days to remove yourself from my island before you violate your visitation rights. And since you did not formally request permission to stay, I expect you to be gone.” He lowered his face and glared at Darien from below his brow as he went on. “If you choose to remain, I’ll take it as an act of war and I’ll have full rights to deal with you as I see fit.”
Darien met his glare with one of his own, but did not respond. Biting his tongue, he turned and left through the sliding door. The squeaking of the floor irritated him more as he stomped his way to the car with Mano hot on his heels. “Keys!” Darien snapped holding out his hand.
Mano dropped the car keys into Darien’s palm without question.
Climbing into the driver’s seat of the black sedan, Darien jammed the key into the ignition and took off without waiting for Mano to get in on the other side of the car. He needed some time away from everyone to cool off and think about what to do. He glared at the confession still crushed in his hand before crumpling it more and throwing it down on the passenger’s seat.
That sheet of paper took most of the bite out of his threat to call the Great Council. And Kusanagi’s smugness had shown he knew it. They may reprimand the man for not allowing Darien to take his justice properly, but with a signed confession they probably wouldn’t look very deep into the matter. Especially since Vicky had lived. Had Vicky died, they would have torn the Hawaiian Council apart to make sure the right person was punished.
Darien drew in slow, even breaths as he made his way back to the hotel. As he got his temper back under control, he decided on a course of action. He’d call the Great Council and report the offense. With Kusanagi’s background, they might take a harder look at the situation, but Darien doubted it. Then, after he had reported Kusanagi, he was going to gather Vicky up and get the hell out of there. This whole trip had gone from bad to worse, and the only way to keep things from escalating was to leave. Maybe in a hundred years, when things had settled down and their kids were grown, he might think about trying this again. Then again, probably not. Island hospitality wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.
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The Ancient Fire Series Books:
Gathering Tinder (The Ancient Fire Series Book 1)
Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
Flying Sparks (The Ancient Fire Series Book 2)
When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city’s woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.
Smoke Rising (The Ancient Fire Series Book 3)
Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound?
Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn’t bring her down.
When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something’s up. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But, the question is… who is burning what?
Stolen Fire (The Ancient Fire Series Book 4)
Night. A time of quiet, of peace, of rest, and now, a time of terror.
With an uncontrolled vampire plaguing the city, the Vampire Council of Brenton once again calls on Darien Ritter for help.
Overwhelmed with the issues of a new menagerie and plans for his wedding, Darien still manages to step up and answer the call. The only problem is, he suddenly finds himself a little too… human.
Granting Wishes (The Ancient Fire Series Book 5)
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
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