on November 20, 2014
Twenty-one years ago, Gabriella's life was stolen from her before it even began.
Orphaned at birth and encompassed in a fortress of lies to protect her identity, she never truly understood her purpose on this earth. But now that she has ascended, embracing her destiny, the ghosts of her past have come back to haunt her.
Even with insurmountable power running through her veins, part of Gabriella is irreparably broken. And with old enemies working to destroy the tiny shred of normalcy she has left, she'll be forced to face the ugly truth about Dorian, the man she chose to love despite his darkness.
Everything she loved is a lie, and everyone she thought she knew is a stranger. And now that Gabriella is about to be thrust into the battle of her life, she discovers that she may be fighting for the wrong side.
*This is book 3 of The Dark Light Series, the highly anticipated conclusion to Gabriella and Dorian's beautifully tragic love story.
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“Lost in thought?”
I look up from the mugs of steaming hot coffee and my eyes delve into an endless ocean of blue. I smile, gratitude filling my chest until I feel I may burst with pride. “Something like that.”
Dorian takes the coffee carafe from my hand and sets it down on the counter before pulling my body into his. “Happy thoughts, I hope.”
“Maybe,” I say, mimicking his vagueness from earlier.
My Dark prince gives me that wicked half-grin and a surge of pleasurable prickles runs over the surface of my skin. When I gasp in surprise, his smile expands. “Oh, Gabriella. When will you learn? You shouldn’t play games with someone who doesn’t play fair.”
“Asshole,” I grit through the fire ignited in my belly and the sparking heat between my thighs. Shit. This is not the time for this.
“Oh?” Another rush of sensation rips through me, pushing that ball of fire deeper…lower.
I open my mouth to retort, but Dorian grasps my chin and guides my mouth to his, smothering my protest. Then, just as abruptly as he kissed me, he pulls his lips away, yet keeps his forehead touching mine.
“I’m sorry, little girl,” he whispers.
“For being…jealous. Jealousy is not a Dark emotion. We have no need for it.” I feel his eyebrows crease against mine.
“You have no need for it, Dorian. You have nothing to be jealous about. I came back for you. Nobody but you.”
I try to pull back to see his face, but he holds me close against him. He doesn’t say a word, and neither do I. Just the feel of his body against mine is enough.
It’s not until we hear the clearing of someone’s throat behind us do I even remember that we’re not alone.
“Think I could grab one of those?” Niko asks, motioning to the coffee cups that Dorian and I are holding hostage. With a sheepish smile, I shimmy out of Dorian’s arms and hand him one.
“How’s Morgan?” I ask, hoping to diffuse any rising tension between the brothers.
“She’s good. She remembers most of the details, so it’s easier to piece them all together. Alex thinks we can spell her to at least weaken her sight enough to provide a little peace.”
I grab a mug for myself and dribble a little flavored creamer in it. “And you think it’ll work?”
Niko shrugs. “It won’t be fool-proof, but it’ll keep her sane. We shouldn’t have a problem as long as one of us is near her.”
“So does that mean you’re staying?” I feel my eyes light up with hope and excitement. I don’t mean for them to, but I can’t stop myself. I just hope Dorian doesn’t see it too. I won’t bother to look up to find out, that’s for damn sure.
He shrugs again, staring into his cup. “For as long as it takes to ensure you’re safe.”
I let myself sneak a glance at Dorian, and as I suspected, his expression is as cold and hard as stone. His gaze slides over me, warming my body like slow-moving lava. I know that look; I live for that look. That look has both aroused and destroyed me more times than I can count.
I can’t respond to Niko’s comment. Hell, I can’t even remember it.
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Book 1 – Dark Light
Book 2 – The Dark Prince
Book 2.5 – Nikolai