The Mortal Falls
Undercover Elementals, Book One
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- The Mortal Falls
- The Mortal Fires *
1st place, 2015 Melody of Love contest
3rd place, 2015 Hot Prospects contest
March 24, 2017
A pragmatic human thrown into a world of magic…
Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shapeshifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else.
An immortal sylph enslaved by magic…
Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they’ll risk everything to uncover the truth and find what they both need the most—redemption.
When two worlds collide…
The fates of the elemental and mortal realms depend on the star-crossed lovers. As dark secrets from their pasts threaten to shatter the fragile trust between Lindsey and Nevan, a shocking revelation holds the power to deliver salvation or destruction.
Read an excerpt
The man watched me, his brows furrowed.
Not a man. A murder suspect. I scuffled away from him, drawing out a distance of several yards. My gaze flicked to the gun, but I couldn’t retrieve it without approaching him. “Why did you run away?”
“So you would follow.”
His Irish brogue tickled my senses like a feather grazing my skin. I gave myself a mental shake, but the sensation lingered. “Excuse me?”
My suspect sighed, as if I were the dumbest human on the planet. Maybe I was. Right at this moment, I wouldn’t have bet money on my intelligence. Still, I had my pride.
I crossed my arms over my chest. “Why did you run?”
The man hooked a thumb over his shoulder, toward the trail. “To draw you away from the body. It seemed to upset you.”
When I leaned to the left, I glimpsed the trail but not the dead man. The stranger blocked my view, which made me wonder if he’d positioned himself there on purpose. Him. The strange man who’d leaped into the falls only to pop up behind me a split second later. Impossible.
He glided one step closer, into a shaft of sunshine that painted his face in hues of gold. The shadow from his elegant nose kissed the corner of his mouth. The sun’s rays ignited his amber eyes, gracing them with a vividness beyond the normal. I roved my gaze up and down his golden body, soaking in the alien beauty of him. He wasn’t actually naked. A tan loincloth clung to his flesh, but since the scrap of fabric covered his buttocks and groin and not much else, the impression of nudity wasn’t entirely unfounded. The loincloth’s color blended into his complexion. The way it hugged his body accentuated his male physique, the way it clung to his lean hips and the upper swathe of his powerful, tanned thighs.
My gaze fell across a long scar on his chiseled torso, right over his heart. I wrestled against the bizarre urge to lunge toward him and run my hands over that glorious chest. Heat swept through me, the suddenness of it shortening my breaths.
Get a grip. I was suffering from shock. Nothing else explained this. I should not be ogling a murder suspect twenty feet away from the victim’s corpse. I wasn’t like this, not ever, especially not since—I severed the memory before it swallowed me whole. Nothing supernatural was going on here. I had a half-naked murder suspect to question. Once I knew the answers, I’d subdue this guy—somehow—and call the cops. Only then might the sheriff believe me.
Okay. Time to grill the suspect.
Straightening, I lifted my chin. “Did you kill that man?”
Praise for The Mortal Falls
Wow! Just, wow! […] his book grabbed me from the very start and kept me obsessively reading all the way through until the very end! […] [The author] has done a wonderful job in creating characters that her readers will relate to, connect with, and truly come to care about; not always an easy feat in a work of fantasy. If that isn’t a hallmark of a great author, I’m not sure what is. And talk about steamy…there are enough exciting scenes in this read to keep even the most romance starved reader satisfied. Any reader who loves a great work of romance or fantasy should definitely read this book.Tracy Slowiak
It is amazing how easily she glides us through a story that on first glance would seem just bizarre and makes the fantasy credible. Much of that gift is fond in the manner in which she introduces characters to whom we can relate […] This lady can write!Grady Harp (Amazon Vine Voice/Hall of Fame/Top 100 Reviewer)
Action from page one keeps you on the edge of your seat for this romantic adventure trip. I enjoyed the story line, the teasing build up before the fantastic sex scenes, and the characters! This story will definitely be on my list of read-agains!Geneva Handleman