Familiar Love: Book One
One hundred and forty years ago, Harry, Edward, and Francis met an angel, a demon, and a sorceress while escaping imprisonment and worse! They emerged with a new family—and shapeshifting powers beyond their wildest dreams.
Now Harry and his brothers use their sorcery to rescue those enslaved in human trafficking—but Harry’s not doing so well. Pining for Suriel the angel has driven him to take more and more risks until his family desperately asks Suriel for an intervention.
In order for Suriel to escape the bindings of heaven, he needs to be sure enough of his love to fight to be with Harry. Back when they first met, Harry was feral and angry, and he didn’t know enough about love for Suriel to justify that risk. Can Suriel trust in Harry enough now to break his bonds of service for the boy who has loved his Familiar Angel for nearly a century and a half?
Lane (Selfie) infuses a sizzling paranormal erotic romance with humor and suspense, then doubles down by finishing the work with a veneer of sweet innocence. Harry, Edward, and Francis were once teenagers desperately trying to escape the brothel that owned them. They chanced upon Leonard, a dying demon, and Emma, his sorceress love, who needed three people to act as familiars in order to pull off a spell that could save Leonard's life. With the help of the angel Suriel, the three boys became three immortal shape-shifting cats. Emma sacrificed much of her power and gave the rest to the boys, who thrived under Emma and Leonard's care. Some 140 years later, in present-day Mendocino, the odd family of immortals is still going strong. They've turned their efforts to rescuing others caught in sex trafficking, with Harry taking a leadership role and taking too many chances with his life. His heart has forever been captured by Suriel, but when a chance comes for him to admit his feelings, his fear holds him back. Both striking and sensual, the thought-provoking novel pays equal attention to love, sacrifice, the divine, and family.