Coming to Amazon Kindle Worlds September 12
Krinar’s Desire by Cara Bristol
Based on the Krinar Chronicles by Anna Zaires
Arak extended his hand. “It’s nice to meet you, Miss Meadows. Welcome to K Technologies.” Polite, neutral words, but his voice poured over her like rich, decadent, chocolate. The dark, sinful kind with a lingering bite. The timbre vibrated through tissue and bone until her entire body hummed and ached.
She froze, trying to make sense of her involuntary, spontaneous reaction. She’d met handsome men before. Not like this. He was tall and sleek, his form tight with muscle but avoiding the bulkiness afflicting bodybuilders. Chiseled cheekbones and a strong chin held enough smoothness to avoid sharpness. Full lips parted in a smile showing white teeth, but no fangs.
Do they pop out when he needs them, or is their thirst for blood a myth? Do Krinar even have fangs? She gulped and tore her gaze away from his sexy—not sexy, not sexy—mouth to meet his gaze.
His eyes were golden-green, his brows almost black like his short, gleaming hair. One eyebrow arched.
“Earth to Caitlyn, wake up.” Mike growled through the earpiece.
Her face heated. Arak stood there with his hand outstretched.
How embarrassing. “It-it’s nice to meet you.” His big hand engulfed hers, and an electrical charge shot through her like she’d grabbed a practical-joke buzzer. Her stomach fluttered, and her nipples tightened. What the hell was wrong with her?
As soon as his grip loosened, she tucked her hair behind her ear and dislodged the earpiece. It fell to the floor. She stooped to grab it at the same time as Arak knelt. His eyes weren’t golden-green at all, but composed of individual flecks of amber and shades ranging from deep forest to light moss. His woodsy scent wafted over her like an aromatherapy diffuser perfuming the air, except his effect was anything but calming to her senses.
“This is an interesting earring.” He peered at the tiny transceiver, and her thudding heart nearly leaped out of her chest. Would he realize what it was? What would he do if he did? Kick her out? Or kill her? The Ks insisted they meant no harm, but some humans had died during the Great Panic following the invasion and in the failed offensive by the Resistance in Lenkarda. Her pendant cam would record everything, so people would see if he killed her, but she would still be dead.
He won’t kill me. I’m being silly. Get a grip.
“Is it a common to wear jewelry on top of your ear? And only one?” He tilted his head to peer at her left ear. She’d attached simple gold hoops through a single piercing in each lobe, but the transceiver had been worn as a single earring.
Their fingers brushed when he handed the spy device to her. Her hand trembled as she re-clipped the unit to the top of her ear. “Common? I don’t know. Some women do. It’s a fashion statement.” Or a secret transceiver. She bit her lip to suppress a nervous giggle.
“That was a close one,” Mike said.
Arak cupped her elbow and assisted her to her feet. Another riot of disconcerting sensation rocketed through her like fireworks. I wish he’d stop touching me. Shaking hands was expected in business situations, and contact wasn’t unlikely when handing a person something, but what if he needed a tactile connection to read her mind?
She stepped back and fiddled with her pendant then realized she was blocking the video, and let it drop.
Yellow-green eyes fixed on her face. “Do I frighten you, Miss Meadows?”
Krinar’s Desire blurb
He’ll never let her go…
Pretending she works for the mayor’s office, investigative journalist Caitlyn Meadows goes undercover at a K company intending to expose the Krinar and show the world the dark side of the powerful, mesmerizing aliens who have invaded Earth.
Arak, a Krinar, prefers to avoid the weak, technologically backward humans, but the moment he meets Caitlyn, he wants her. Getting her to submit to his dark desires consumes him, and he sets out to seduce her.
Falling under Arak’s spell, Caitlyn begins to doubt her beliefs and her mission. She doesn’t know whom to trust—her colleagues at Viral News who warn she’s becoming too close to a dangerous alien—or her own heart that urges her to get even closer by becoming Arak’s mate.
Making the wrong choice could mean her life…
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