Happy Valentine’s Day!!
When I was asked which one of my heroes that I think my readers would want to spend Valentine’s Day with, one Dragonkine Highlander stood out. More like held his hand up, jumped up and down, and screamed “Pick me, pick me.” So, I laced up my hiking boots and headed down the dirt trail deep into the Great Glen, following the flames to a small cottage nestled in the forest. But before I left, I knew better than to arrive empty handed. I packed some fresh homemade rosemary bread, knowing this kind gesture would please the Highlander immensely.
I’m greeted at the front door by the lovely Kenna MacKenzie; she welcomes me with a warm hug and invites me.
“Rory took a quick jaunt to the loch. He’ll be home soon.” She smiled and took the bread to the table. “This always does the trick.” She winked and cut into the bread. The aroma of rosemary filled the room.
Not a moment later, in walked Rory, soaking wet. I knew it was wrong of me to eye the dragon in front of his mate and my friend, but my eyes couldn’t resist following the droplets of water dripping off his long dark hair and streaming down the well-defined ridges and valleys of his chest, then disappear into his low-hung kilt. He sniffed the air. “Mmm, my favorite…rosemary.”
Walking over to the table, he stood behind Kenna, kissing her neck as he sneaked a piece of bread.
“Dinnae be rude.” She elbowed the dragon in the ribs. “We have a guest.”
Rory peeked up at me from across Kenna’s shoulder and paused. His dark smoldering eyes glared straight through me and my knees went weak. Something about him warned me to tread softly, for he was dangerous to my body and soul.
I cleared my throat and offered him my hand. “Victoria Zak”
“Aye, lass, what brings ye here?” He popped a hunk of bread in his mouth and motioned for me to take a seat.
Clearly he wasn’t interested in shaking my hand so I gave up on the effort and took a seat across from him and Kenna. “If you don’t mind I have a few questions to ask you–for fun.”
Rory suspiciously glared at his mate, then to me. “Is this trickery, lass?”
“No, Rory, No trickery here.” I said. “Where I come from we celebrate a day of love called Valentine’s Day. It’s a special day for lovers.” I watched Rory turn to Kenna and wiggle his brows. “And I asked Kenna if I could stop in and ask you some questions. My friends have read your story and have fallen in love with you.”
“Aye,” I replied back.
“Go ahead then. I shall no’ disappoint.” He grinned and I took in a breath of relief, thankful I hadn’t upset him. (Dragons can be a wee bit jumpy at times)
“Okay.” I cleared my throat. “My first question What is your strength?”
Rory looked at me with one raised brow as if he wasn’t impressed with my question.”
“Right.” I sank down in my chair feeling like a complete eejit. Zak he’s a dragon for God’s sake!
“Next question.” I swallowed hard. “What is your Weakness?”
Rory sat thinking. He began to speak, then shut his mouth, placing his finger on his chin; again deep in thought. (I’ll move on. Eye-roll.)
“What would you like to get on Valentine’s Day?”
He glared at Kenna with hunger in his eyes and licked his lips. Kenna was trapped and locked into place, holding his smoldering stare.
I dared to move on. “What would be your perfect date?” My question was completely ignored as Rory stood, sending the chair falling to the floor. Slowly, I watched him stalk my friend like she was prey. (Folks, you know when you hear that wee voice in your head, telling you to do the right thing? Like don’t ask the next question. You know you should listen to it, but you don’t?) 🙂
“What are you giving Kenna for Valentine’s Day?” I snickered as I watched Rory approach Kenna in two long strides, then bend down and throw her over his shoulder. I smiled.
Knowing this was my clue to exit, because no one comes between a dragon and his mate, I made my way to the door, shaking my head at Kenna’s giggles.
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Rory Cameron, an alluring Dragonkine Highlander, has enjoyed his days as a womanizing beast. But lately his sexual appetite has been unfulfilled and he must have the mate he has not yet discovered. When he finds himself in the arms of Kenna Mackenzie, his hope is fulfilled. Can he contain the flames of love until his mate realizes he is the one for her, or will one mistake cost him his whole world?
Kenna Mackenzie must protect her future son at all costs—Scotland depends on it. Running in fear from her betrothed, she finds herself secluded deep within the great glen, far away from the likes of men. When she least expects it, a dragon swoops into her life. Feeling the burn of the seductive flames, will Kenna embrace the fire between Rory and her—or will she flee again?
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