From New York Times Bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton, comes ENSNARED, a new novella in her Eternal Guardians Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her Eternal Guardians series…
RYDER–Mysterious, powerful, every woman’s fantasy come true.
For thousands of years, Ryder has reveled in his role as an immortal messenger—a dream weaver sent to seduce and manipulate. Until he’s ordered to deceive a fantasy of his own.
Zakara, the daughter of one of the mightiest Eternal Guardians, is his perfect woman. But she’s impervious to Ryder’s advances. Each attempt to sway her to his will pushes him deeper into a dreamscape she seems to be controlling. To survive, Ryder will need to find a way to master his sexy new prey. Because if he can’t, he risks forever condemning himself and the woman he’s grown to love to a never-ending nightmare drawn straight from the twisted depths of hell.
Zakara “Kara” is a girl after my own heart. Ryder isn’t happy about his task. If you’ve never read any of Ms. Naughton’s Eternal Guardians series before, this may be a good place to start. The book does read as a standalone so you won’t miss out on anything. But it may have you wondering about the other guardians.
How do you feel about mythology? If you love it and don’t mind this fictional twist why not take a chance. There’s plenty of steam – kept watching to see if my e-reader screen was fogging up. You may find that no matter how slow you try to read, the ending still gets closer and closer. Even their time appears to be going quickly but nothing seems to be missing or chopped so that the next scene can occur.
The story got me to thinking as well. What would you do if you had someone that would come to you after you had gone to sleep? Would you creep out? Would you go with the flow? Maybe you like to be in control? Maybe you like to be different from your normal self? How would you feel if a god made an appearance? Do you dream about current things or do you get creative and dream of things you’ve read? Would you stand up for what you believe in and for whom you love? Now don’t you want to see if any of those questions can be answered as you read this book? Wasn’t sure of the ending though. It sounded like it might be happy but I felt that the story wasn’t finished.
The door swung open in front of her. She gasped and jerked back. Then focused on Ryder—the man who’d just turned her world upside down in every way possible—as he stepped into the room barefoot, wearing those low-riding linen pants she remembered from last night and a heavy red flannel shirt he had to have gotten from that closet.
“You’re awake.” He closed the door at his back and smiled down at her, his dark hair rumpled, his cheeks rosy from the cold, a sexy layer of scruff on his jaw making him look drop-dead gorgeous in the early morning light. “I thought you’d sleep awhile longer.”
“I...” Holy hell, her brain was complete mush. She willed herself to step away from him, but her legs didn’t seem to want to listen. The scents of leather and pine with just a hint of citrus surrounded him as he moved toward her, making her whole body melt with the remembered feel of his fragrant skin rubbing up against hers.
“I couldn’t sleep so I went for a walk. I didn’t want to wake you.” He reached for her arms, gently tugging her close as he ran his hands up and down her tight muscles, then leaned down and softly kissed her.
Her head grew light. She lifted her lips to his without even realizing she was doing so and sighed as his mouth brushed hers. He drew back and smiled down at her, still massaging her arms, still as blindingly beautiful as the sun. And as she blinked up at him and tried to tell herself he was a stranger, that she should be wary and cautious and smart, she realized...she didn’t want to be any of those things. She wanted him. Here, now, all over again. She didn’t care about the consequences.
Something in his eyes heated, and he leaned down and whispered, “I want you again too,” just before he kissed her once more. Only this kiss wasn’t soft and gentle and chaste. It was wet and erotic and demanding, and it burned through her entire body like molten lava on the move.
She was breathless when he drew away from her lips. Fuzzy-headed when he squeezed her arms and said, “But first we need to talk.”
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ABOUT ELISABETH NAUGHTON:
Elisabeth Naughton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Elisabeth: “I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.
“Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.
“My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.
“I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.”