The histories told of a dragon race that protected the Other Natured. I didn’t believe them. Then, I found myself tending one as he slept for three hundred years.
Now, he’s awake and he’s roused more than just the hidden fire magick within me.
He gave me a vivid vision of the future, forever seared into my memory: our fates and our futures are linked.
How am I supposed to remain focused on the duty required of us both when all I want to do is give in to the darkest temptations I’ve felt for centuries?
The Goddess blessed me with one last time shift to return to my mate. Vita must submit to me, body and soul.
If she rejects our Bond, the House of Quercus and the innocents it protects will fall. Vampires, shifters, Magick Born: without Vita, none will survive. She’s our last hope.
My duty is to guide Vita to the one who will save us all. My desire is to keep her safe.
Even if that costs me everything, including her.