Even for one of the top assassins in Hell like him, Hartt’s latest contract would have been difficult enough, but there’s a complication—a beautiful, flame-haired, and dangerously tempting complication. Not only is the bewitching female a distraction he doesn’t need—she’s the competition.
Mackenzie’s life hasn’t been easy. Held captive by blood mages who murdered her family, forced to spend every day guarding her secret, and now she lands the biggest contract ever—one that would set her assassin’s guild up as one of the best in Hell—and it turns out her client hasn’t only hired her. He’s hired the top guild in Hell too. Worse, the male she’s up against is wickedly alluring, a dark elf warrior who sets her blood on fire, and the heat that sparks between them is in danger of burning her resolve to take him down to ashes.
It’s a race against time and each other to fulfil the contract by taking out one of the most dangerous men in Hell, a vampire with a name befitting of his bloody history, but who will be the one to claim victory—one of them or the King of Death?
Find out in Scorched by Darkness, an enemies-to-lovers fated mates paranormal romance that will set your heart on fire!
If you like Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters and Larissa Ione's Demonica world, you won't be able to put down the addictive Eternal Mates series of fated mate romances packed with dark elves, vampires, shifters, demons, angels, witches and fae in a huge detailed world that will leave you breathless!
Step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series from a New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author of over 70 books...
Paranormal Romance Books in the Eternal Mates Series
Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death
Book 12: Turned by a Tiger
Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger
Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger
Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love
Book 16: Avenged by an Angel
Book 17: Seduced by a Demon King
Book 18: Scorched by Darkness
... next book in the Eternal Mates series coming soon!
4.25stars-suspenseful, exciting, intriguing
SCORCHED BY DARKNESS is the eighteenth instalment in Felicity Heaton’s contemporary, adult ETERNAL MATES paranormal/fantasy romance series. This is assassin/ dark elf Hartt, and assassin MacKenzie’s story line. SCORCHED BY DARKNESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (MacKenzie and Hartt) SCORCHED BY DARKNESS follows the building but acrimonious relationship between assassin/ dark elf Hartt, and assassin MacKenzie. Hartt is a dark elf who has been hired to take down the King of Death but Hartt isn’t the only assassin on the current payroll, and our hero finds himself fighting for his life against a woman of unknown origins but something about MacKenzie stirs something deep, something he hasn’t felt for a very long time. MacKenzie needs the money to keep her assassin guild up and running but never expected to have to fight another assassin before taking down her intended target, a target who may or may not have been their true mark. As the truth begins to reveal itself, MacKenzie and Hartt are drawn to one another, a draw that places them both in the direct line of fire. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between MacKenzie and Hartt, and the potential fall-out as the true target is about to be revealed.
The relationship between MacKenzie and Hartt begins as enemies to lover but quickly turns into fated mated. Neither MacKenzie nor Hartt believed in fate but like a moth to a flame, the draw was irresistible but someone was about to get burned. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There is a large colorful and energetic ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including a few we have me in previous story lines-Kyter and Iolanthe, Prince Vail and Rosalind, Fuery and Shaia, Lord Van Der Garde aka Grave aka the King of Death Grave and his mate Isla, and Grave’s brother Night; MacKenzie’s best friend and assassin Jasynder aka Syn.
SCORCHED BY DARKNESS is a story of family, friendships, bonds, fate and love. The premise is suspenseful, exciting and intriguing; the romance is seductive and steamy; the characters are energetic, powerful and captivating. Felicity Heaton pulls the reader into another wonderful and breathtaking addition to the Eternal Mates series.