A mighty spirit walker with a personal grudge, set to destroy them both.
Ella J. Smyth
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Unapologetic Romances
Date of Publication: 26th August 2018
Number of pages: 299
Word Count: 65600
Cover Artist: CoverMe Designs
About the Book:
Adi and Honi journey to Southern Oklahoma to meet Honi’s Mekui’te tribe at the reservation where he grew up. Honi’s infectious excitement almost erases Adi’s apprehension at meeting his family, and she’s desperate to make a good impression.
When Adi is met with silent hostility that gets worse rather than better, she realizes there may be more to the initial resistance Honi had warned her to expect.
Honi is confused and hurt by his family’s reaction, and by Adi’s increasingly strange behavior. She’s claiming the spirit animals of his tribe are diseased and sickly, but they look just fine to him. On top of that, when Adi meets Honi’s ex, Nina, her jealousy gets way out of hand, and threatens to drive them apart.
While mysterious forces manipulate and distort their realities, can Honi and Adi join forces to figure out what is happening before it’s too late and they are separated forever?
Read an Exclusive Excerpt:
The spirit wolf barked. Honi got such a fright, he jumped. If it had spooked him, Con must have been terrified.
He asked quickly, “Con? Are you okay?”
There was no answer. He tried a few more times, but the boy was gone. Con had apparently woken up and was back where he belonged. That still didn’t explain why Honi was spirit-walking and why he was still surrounded by a shroud of darkness. He was keenly aware of the pressure of the silence around him.
He fought against the anxiety that had settled in his stomach. He lowered his head—his overactive imagination conjuring up images of wild animals creeping up on him, ready to pounce and tear him to pieces. He was a grown man, for God’s sake. Despite his best efforts, his breath whooshed in and out, faster and faster. He was spiraling out of control, panting so quickly that his head spun.
He had no visual points around him to feel grounded. He felt as if he were floating in space, a sensation so bizarre that he gasped. A low growl startled him, and then the giant wolf jumped up and placed his paws onto Honi’s shoulders. The movement took him by surprise. He braced himself, his attention forced on not toppling over from the heavy weight of the spirit animal.
The big, furry body grounded him. His panic dissipated as quickly as it had risen, replaced by irritation as Ho’neo’s wet, cold tongue swiped from his chin to his temple.
“Ewww, do you have to do that?”
The weight on his shoulders grew heavier and heavier, and Honi found himself sinking to his knees. Then the wolf pushed him to the ground, covering Honi’s body with his huge one. Honi tried to protest, but no sound came out of his mouth. His capitulation came as a surprise to him, and he closed his eyes. When he opened them again, it was morning.Bright light bathed Honi’s face through the motel room window, and he squeezed his eyes shut against the glare. He turned to his side, and there was Adi. She was fast asleep, rolled up like a human armadillo, her red-brown hair tied neatly into a long plait. Honi scooted out from underneath the cover, careful not to wake her. He dug for his cell phone in his discarded jeans and dialed John’s number.
About the Author:
Unapologetic Romances Because Love Needs No Excuses
Growing up in Germany, Ella always had a passion for myths and fairytales. No surprise then that she married an Irishman and lived 6 years in Ireland, the country of Leipreachán, Sidhe, Púca and other fascinating creatures. There's nothing like walking at night through a deserted laneway, fog swirling around your feet, knowing that maybe, just maybe, on the other side of the hedge, there might be some old lady in a black cloak waiting for you...
If you got the shivers right now, you know why Ella feels compelled to write stories around the supernatural and paranormal. There's nothing like a delicious shudder making you enjoy life just a little more... Plus she’s a romantic.
So look forward to modern romantic stories set against the background of ancient myths and legends. Ella hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she enjoys writing them!