May 3, 2013

{Book Blast} for Demon Untamed (Shadow Quest #4) by Kiersten fay

Seeing Night Reviews is happy to spread some book love to the Shadow Quest series by Kiersten Fay. Demon Untamed released last month as the 4th installment.  

Below I have a special excerpt from Demon Untamed and if your new to the series which has romance, science fiction goodness and some paranormal touches then check out Fay's site (Click Here).

Ethan gazed down at the black haired female demon in his arms. He’d managed to catch her before the sedative had sent her crashing to the ground. Why he had even bothered? The wench had taken out four of his men and wounded three others.
Her horns still glowed with the fury her kind called the Edge. Amazing. He never could have imagined it would take a triple dose to subdue such a tiny thing.
He plucked free the two darts in her right arm and the one in her left hip.
He may have just tranqued her team for now, but that didn’t mean they were saved from death. That would depend if they were the ones the king had warned him of.
Before Ethan had set out on his mission to find the Faieara princesses, King Alastair informed him of the terrible fate that had befallen Princess Analia. Naturally, Ethan assumed these demons were the culprits. After all, he knew their kind to rejoice in barbarity.
But after hearing the way Princess Analia had yelled out her warning to the captain, Ethan now had doubts. There had been a desperate concern in her tone and Ethan’s magic had picked up on her strong protective intent.
Ethan looked over to where Princess Analia lay unconscious, draped over Sebastian’s body.
“Damn,” Ethan muttered, then yelled at his brood, “Whose dart was that!”
Ion stepped forward, jutting his chin. “It was mine.”
“Had I not ordered the princess be untouched? It will take days for the serum to leave her system!”
“I thought it best to take them all down and sort them out later. What does it matter if she sleeps a few days?”
It mattered greatly. Not only would he have a harder time smoothing things over with her, but he would have to wait to get to the king’s next instructions. He was sick of waiting.
“The problem with that sentence, Ion, is that you used ‘I’ and ‘thought.’ I am the leader, and I do the thinking.” Ion shrugged.
This wasn’t the first time Ion had challenged his authority, but it would be the last. Ethan would not risk the life of the princess now that he’d finally found her.
Ethan gently settled the female demon on the rough ground, then stood, drawing his sword. Ion pulled his blade as well, and other Denaloid backed away.
Ethan stood still, using his Faieara gift to anticipate Ion’s first strike. Ion’s swing was swiftly executed with well-trained arms, but Ethan simply stepped out of the way.
Ethan swiped his bade out so swiftly it left a ghostly trail behind as the metal slashed into Ion’s neck. Ion shoved his hand against the thick gash, but blood spurted from between his fingers. His gurgled gasps echoed off the bare cavern walls as he went to his knees. His sword fell to the ground in a clatter.
Ethan sheathed his sword and stepped away. He could quicken his foes death, but that was not the Denaloid way. They would wait for his last breath before celebrating the victor.
Ion’s torso dropped to the ground, and after a few moments more, choked on his last breath. The Denaloids erupted in cheers. Ethan’s second in command, Oxnel, came forward to drag Ion’s body out of sight.
Ethan faced his men. “Put the captain and his crew in a cell together. Do it quick. We have no idea how long the demons will remain under. Their metabolism is unique. My bet is they will be the first to wake.”
The Denaloids rushed to obey.
Ethan crossed the room toward Princess Analia. Her blond hair tumbled in waves over the dark ground. He pulled the dart from her shoulder and lifted her in his arms. Her hair fell aside to reveal one of her pointed ears, the only obvious Faieara trait.
For a moment he considered putting her in his bed while she recovered—respectfully, he would take the couch—but he had no doubt that when she regained consciousness she’d be disoriented and afraid and would most likely try to escape. And, if he and the king were correct in their assessment of her magic, she would need a special cell with a lock that her gift could not breech.
He disliked the idea of locking her up, especially considering what he knew of her past, but he would do what he could to make it as comfortable for her as possible.
Unbeknownst to her, their courtship had already started.
Demon Untamed takes readers on a sensual journey that weaves through the first three books in the Shadow Quest series.

Struggling to survive in an unforgiving universe, Ethan has sacrificed his life in pursuit of a single goal: Follow his king’s orders and save their people from the ravenous Kayadon overlords. For so long, he’s maintained his title and dark reputation as a notorious pirate to put into motion his king’s intricate plot. He thought of nothing else…until he met her—the fiery demon who tempts him like no other.

After witnessing her father’s brutal murder by the hand of pirates, Sonya has developed a special kind of hatred for their kind. When Ethan, otherwise known as the Pirate King, boards her ship and invades her space with his encompassing presence, she finds herself fighting to keep her distance. Yet she wonders if she even wants to—when he threatens to seduce her mind, body, soul…and most frightening of all, her heart.

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