- Author: Charlotte Boyett~Compo
- Publisher: Ellora's Cave
- Year: 2005
- Download ISBN: 1-4199-0128-1
- Print ISBN: 1-4199-5281-1
Brutally assaulted at a young age, considered by her father and brothers as damaged goods, the Lady Kynthia Ancaeus was taken to the Isle of Uaigneas as the unwilling bride of a man she had never met. There she learns the dark secret that has kept Cainer Cree a prisoner on the isolated island for decades. Given the chance to possess powers that will ensure she will never be a helpless victim again, Kynthia jumps at the chance, damn the consequences.
Leksi Helioshad tried his best to outrun the pack of women warriors close on his heels but an arrow tipped with a potent narcotic brought him to ground at their feet. Staring up into greedy eyes that swept over him with clear purpose, he was horrified to realize his manhood would soon be in their grasping hands.
When Kynthia discovers Helios bound to her bed-naked and defenseless-she doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. Infuriated that her aunt and sisters have once more tried to foist an unwanted mate upon her, she sets the warrior free, wanting him on his way and out of her life.
Learning Kynthia's secret, finding out the lovely woman he can't get out of his mind is a being more powerful than any warrior he has ever encountered, Leksi falls hard for the curvaceous beauty. The flames of Kynthia's love are ignited when the handsome warrior is willing to take her as she really is.
Amidst the backdrop of a world paused on the brink of a hellish war, the first female Reaper-a being whose Transition into a wolf-life creature that needs to drink blood in order to thrive-is born, her powers forged in the caldron of a lonely man's need to set right an evil done decades before.