Wolvens, Eastern Province
Genre: Paranormal Sci-Fi Romance
Date of Publication: December 29, 2015
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
An unexpected kiss starts a chain of events that will change his life…
Malachi Keen’s frustration grows as he hunts for his sister, Kiara. The search leads him to more trouble than just an irritating sibling when he finds himself in the embrace of a tantalizing stranger. What turns out to be a chance encounter will change his life forever.
Jez Baldovino owes a life debt to an influential Wolven. To pay up, she must complete what she thought would be a simple task – retrieve some stolen data. The situation quickly becomes complicated and she is forced to use a handsome, unsuspecting stranger.
Malachi realizes that not everything is what it seems; unknown enemies and a beautiful female determined to escape him was not in his plans for the day. His plans change when danger surrounds Jez. There is only one male that is allowed to hunt the woman who ambushed him with a kiss – him!
Excerpt: Malachi twisted the dial on his wristband andstood outside the mouth of the cave in the rocky canyon. The jagged gold mountains, dry hot air, and burning sun of the Southern Province were a sharp contrast to the uncultivated wildwood’s cool shade of his home environment in the Eastern Province.
While he made it his business to know what was going on in each province, he didn’t usually get involved. But the Southern Province, one of the more sizable provinces located on the central and largest of the three continents of Valkas,was having problems with human women getting snatched for large ransoms.
Ordinarily, the gammas, who were the protectors, soldiers of each province, would be ordered by the alpha or by the alpha’s second, the commander, to handle the situation with an arsenal of weapons designed by Malachi.
Unfortunately, the abductors had wised up after Malachi’s blackout balls—which had the ability to knock out power to all electronicsnearby—came out on the market. By going deep inside a mountain, the kidnappers limited the firearm choices of the gammas; any explosives used could bury the hostage alive.
In order to maintain his reputation as inventor, weapons dealer, and the most dangerous Wolven on the planet, Malachi couldn’t back down from this challenge.
With a slight ripple in the air like a mirage, the device on his wrist concealed him from any onlookers. As he entered the shaft, specs of dirt fell on his face and in his thick shoulder-length hair from the loose earth above him. The rickety framework the kidnappers had built barely stabilized the cavern.
Turning the final corner, Malachi suddenly came to a halt.
Three guards. One paced the length of the corridor, and the other two stood watch over the cell. So far, Malachi had remained unseen as he tested out his new cloaking device.
Lifting his head, he scented the air and caught the unmistakable smell of humans.
Damn, he was hoping the abductors were Wolvens. He’d wanted to see how well the device worked against the heightened senses of his breed.
Slowly making his way to the far end of the tunnel, he waited for the guard to come back down the underground burrow. Once he was in close range, Malachi fired an orange energy star, knocking out the pacing guard.
“What the hell? Robby, you okay?” One of the guards shouted out. “Hey, Robby?”
“Shit, Cooper,” said the other male standing at the cell. “He just dropped to the ground. He might have had a heart attack.”
“Stay here,” the one called Cooper said, making his way to the body on the floor.
Okay, so only one out of two came to investigate.
Malachi watched as Cooper used the toe of his shoe and nudged the unconscious body. Then the short blond-haired guard bent to his knees, tilted his head, and listened for any signs of life from his friend. “Robby?”
Turning back to his fellow guard, Cooper called out, “He’s out col—”
Before Cooper could finish, Malachi shot the single guard at the end of the hall, sending him falling to the ground.
Electra Gajdos is from Winnemucca, Nevada and currently lives in West Michigan. She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful genius children. (Maybe not true geniuses, but a mother is always partial to her kids.) She won’t bore you with her childhood love of all things sci-fi and the game of chess. But she will let you know she once called the police to save a man from jumping off a three-story building. What she didn’t know was the man was a mannequin and part of an advertisement. No lie! Thankfully, it gave the police officer a good laugh for the night. This is just one her many good deeds gone wonky, and she looks forward to sharing more of them with you.