Magic might go by the book, but love doesn’t play by the rules.
As a crusader for justice, Embor Fiertag, Primary of the Elder Court, is forceful and tenacious. His love life, however, is a bust. His foreseen bondmate is Anisette Serendipity, whose sister nearly got him killed, and his political career barely survived the ordeal. Now up for re-election, romance is way down his priority list.
After her sister’s impulsive actions, Ani has no hope of becoming an Elder anymore. Worse, she’s drawn the eye of Elder Torval, whose attentions leave her cold. In fact, sparks of heat draw her toward Embor, but his rivalry with Torval is like flammable ink on burning paper. When Torval pushes his suit too far, Embor doesn’t hesitate to step in—right into the middle of an ugly political trap.
Forced to flee to humanspace, Embor and Ani have a slim chance to save the Realm before the Torvals shred everything from a peaceful democracy to the fabric between the worlds. But it will mean exposing their deepest vulnerabilities…and trusting their bond will survive the test.
Tropes: This political-themed romance also features tropes like an alpha hero, fated mates, animal matchmakers, cats ruling the world, and a road trip.
Note: 1000 Kisses, titled One Thousand Kisses while published by Samhain from 2011-2016, was a 2012 EPPIE Award Finalist and a 2011 SingleTitles Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner. This edition has been reedited, reformatted, and updated with a new cover but has not been substantially altered.