by April Reid
Graphic Sexual Content/Graphic Language
Cover by Trace Edward Zaber
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In order to overcome the family curse and maintain his humanity, Tariq El Zafir, Sultan of Khatarza on Traber, needs to bond with a virgin who willingly surrenders her heart, mind, and soul to him. If not, he will shift to a black wolf each time both moons are full, and eventually remain in that form forever.
When Kayla, Keeper of the Flame, is chosen by the sultan to be his life-mate, she willingly bonds with him, but conceals her ability to shapeshift. Will she help Tariq break the curse or become the first victim of the sultan's Deadly Desires?
To Tariq's acute senses, the signs of Kayla's sexual arousal called to him more than all the legendary houris who served Great Vashta, god of pleasure.
As it had in the Assembly of Virgins, the faint, heady musk of Kayla's wet yoni, her quickened breathing, and the thrust of her breasts told him her body wanted him. To break the curse, he needed more. He needed her total commitment—heart, mind, and soul.
The once inviolate Keeper of the Flame now wore the ankh which symbolized she could make love with the man she chose.
He came to his feet in a rush. He wanted to be that man.
Every fiber of his body demanded he take her fast—hard—deep.
No! A man who couldn't control his urges was not fit to direct the lives of others.
With fingers that trembled, Tariq cradled Kayla's face between his palms and gazed at her. As usual, her pale blonde hair was worked into a tight braid down her back, but a few pale tendrils had escaped. He wanted to loosen that disciplined rope of sunlight and watch it spread in glorious disarray around her nude form.
He'd been in a state of semi-arousal since she'd walked into the garden. The moment she'd settled so trustfully beside him, he'd grown harder. Now her tantalizing scent, her air of innocence mixed with feminine hunger, drove him beyond control—almost.
Determined to give her a choice, in spite of his body howling for release, he touched her forehead with his and said, "Kayla, I want to kiss you, not just your mouth, but all over. I'm telling you this to give you time to get away if you want."
Her silvery blue eyes turned darker under the stress of emotion and her lips parted in surprise. Instead of backing away, she leaned into him.
He swept his tongue into her mouth, tasting her complex flavors. She was the pure, hot, sweet wind blowing across the great sands. She tasted of warm moonlit nights in the garden of flowering delights.
Her hands gripped his shoulders. Her fingers dug into him. A low sound trembled in the air—a sound of sensual surrender.
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"Deadly Desires is a magnificent, electrifying story. Complete with adventure, danger, and scintillating sex, the title says it all. Exotic characters from shape shifters to tiny baby dragons are all well defined and believable. Ms. Reid put the chemistry between this hero and heroine so that you are left with no doubt they belong to one another. I absolutely loved the sexual tension that seem to fairly crackle from the pages. If you are a lover of the paranormal, this is the story for you. I know this reader will be waiting for the next book from this author." Wateena, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
"Danger and secrets surround Tariq and Kayla but, their love and
commitment can and will conquer all.
Rich in fantasy, paranormal elements and a sexually charged romance,
DEADLY DESIRES is a must read. Author,April Reid continues to flourish
with her creative imagination. Her ability to write in different genres
never changes the fact the she is a fantastic author. I always eagerly
await her next book." Tami Sutton
Rating: 3-4 Stars
Heat level: S
"Deadly Desires is an erotic fantasy with a very romantic bent. A ruler of a country in need of a virginal bride to save him is a bit clichéd, but one that works every single time – and this is no exception. Along with the fact that Tariq and Kayla are both shape-shifters, there are mythical creatures galore, which bring the place to life, making it a fun and sexy read."
Ginny Kon... Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"Tariq and Kayla are a very loving and sensual couple. I enjoyed how they showed their desire for each other through both their actions and words. ... Deadly Desires is a good read." -
By Sharon, Joyfully Reviewed
"OHHHH! I loved it more fairy-dragons and their forever friends, and shape shifters, this is erotic fantasy entertainment at it's best. The romance between Kayla and Tariq is both very sweetly hot and sensual. Don't miss anything by Author April Reid..." - Nancy Elekes
Owner Sunshine Books