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The Hunter
by Eve Langlais   

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Romance

Publisher:  Amira Press Type: 

Copyright:  June 06, 2009 ISBN-13:  9781936279104
Fiction

Amira Press
Eve Langlais Canadian Romance Author

A Paranormal/Fantasy romance with a single mom as the heroine and a hunk for a hero. And making a dastardly appearance, a nasty dragon shifter.

Even the Hunter can't escape when love decides to trap him. 

    Suzie and her twins have been on the move for the last three years, hiding from her past, that is til they decide to settle down in sweet suburbia. But forget the quiet life, meet Hunter, Suzie's hot next door neighbor. Masquerading as a private eye, in truth he's a tracker from a magical Realm on a quest to keep his world's existence secret, but little does he know that love has set it's sight on him.

    Determined not to get involved, yet drawn together despite themselves, it soon becomes clear that more than love is needed if they are to prevail. To survive a threat from Suzie's past, they will require the special skills that only the Hunter possesses. But will the Hunter allow himself to be caught for the sake of love?

Dragons, magic, mystery and lust--er love. This novel(70k words) has it all. Now available at  AmiraPress.com

Excerpt
They'd just finished dinner and were doing a big puzzle on the floor when they heard the sound of Hunter's motorcycle. The twins flew to the window, squealing.

"Mom! Mom! Bike!" screamed Jared.

"Yes, yes, I know." Geez, the whole neighborhood probably knew. Jared definitely had good lungs.

"Can we—can we—can—" he stuttered in his excitement.


"Yes, you can go see him, but mind your manners and do not touch!" said Suzie in a stern, no-nonsense, Mommy voice. At this age you had to remind them at least a dozens time, and even then, it was hit or miss whether they listened.

With an energy that only the young have, they went flying out the front door screaming, "Hunta! Hunta!"

Suzie followed more slowly, grabbing the plate of cookies first. When she walked out the front door her first thought was, Oh my God, he's gotten even sexier.

Picture one hot man in black leather chaps, leather jacket, big black boots and aviator glasses—talk about every girl's bad-boy dream come true. Suzie felt herself getting aroused just watching him swing his muscled leg off the bike. Maybe she should invest in some personal pleasure toys. Apparently, her body had suddenly discovered it had needs and they needed to be taken care of now!

Taking a deep breath, and telling her raging hormones to settle down, she sauntered over to her excited munchkins and their new hero.

"Can we go for a wide?" asked Jared whose eyes were so big they were liable to fall out of his head.

"Maybe when you get a little bigger, buddy."

Jessica didn't say a thing. She just hugged a leather-clad leg with a smile. Lucky girl, thought Suzie wistfully, wishing she could wrap herself around that hot bod too.

She needed to change the direction of her thoughts. "Um, here," Suzie said, thrusting the plate of cookies forward. "The kids made these for you as a thank you for your help yesterday."

"They're chocolate," whispered Jessica.

"Thank you," said Hunter, crouching down and giving Jessica a hug. "Chocolate cookies are my favorite."

Jessica beamed in his arms and Suzie felt a pang. Great, now I'm jealous of my own daughter.

Hunter whipped off his sunglasses, and to Jared's delight, put the glasses on him. Jared crowed in glee and strutted around in them, pretending to be cool. Picking Jessica up with one arm, Hunter finally smiled at Suzie, whose tummy immediately went into a flip-flop routine.

"Hi," he said.

"Right back at you," said Suzie. Oh God, she really needed lessons in casual conversation because she sounded like a moron again. "Nice bike." Ooh, so smooth, gonna tell him it's shiny next? She really needed to get out and talk to grownups more.

"She's a beauty, all right. Ever since I discovered motorcycles a few years ago, Harleys are my favorite. Ever ride?"

"What? Me? Oh no," she said, shaking her head vehemently. "Too scary!"

"Scary? No, more like thrilling," he said with a grin, his eyes twinkling with mirth. "All that power between your legs."

Mmm, that sounded way dirtier than it should have.

"Maybe I'll take you for a ride sometime," he said huskily

Yes, a ride sounds reallllllly good. Oh God, she really needed to get her hormones back under control.

"I'll think about it," she said. "Anyway, hope you like the cookies, and again, thanks. Come on kids, time for your bath."

To the chorus of "Aw Mom", Suzie and the twins walked back over to their house. Unable to resist, she peeked back over her shoulder and saw Hunter watching her. At her look, his lips curved into a cocky, cream your panties grin, which to her chagrin, worked just like a charm, shooting a hot, wet warmth through her suddenly wakened lower parts. And judging by his grin, he knew it too! Shoot, now he'd start thinking she liked him. Which she did, even if he was so definitely wrong for her.

Ushering the kids inside, she ignored her body's pleading, and instead, prepared for the tsunami also known as bath time. As she washed behind ears, and scrubbed little heads, she tried to forget that smile, which ended up being a lot harder than it should have been. Although, the wet wash cloth thrown at her face did banish it for a moment.

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