Carlene Clementine, a widow at the top of her corporate game, ignores the new rules set in place by the human blue guard and the elite powers of a supernatural world. Accepting the errors of her ways, Carlene comes face-to-face with Theo Monrose, a former lover destined to become her vampire mate. As she’s introduced to her new immortal life, her dead husband—a bonobo shifter with a racy sex drive—resurfaces. And Kako Clementine disrupts more than the immortal couple’s first intimate moment.
Kako and Theo share an intimate past. When Theo was turned, he asked Kako to take care of the mortal woman he adored. Kako married Carlene and together they amassed a fortune. Then, tragedy struck and Kako was presumed dead.
Left to function in a man’s world, Carlene takes the reins to a corporate empire, but she refuses to play nice in a man’s world without the man she loves right by her side
Excerpt from Passionate Terms
Theo drained her of her human existence, of the life she’d cherished, valued, and protected. As the final drops of blood coursed through her veins, her last thought was one of condemnation.
She cursed herself for her careless behavior, for her reckless assumptions. She had thought she’d have time to negotiate a treaty between the supernatural elite and the blue guard. While she hadn’t been entirely against the idea of crossing over, she had known what had awaited her, had known in the depths of her soul that Theo wouldn’t turn her if he didn’t think he could offer her a better life. Still, she’d wanted the laws to change so when other women faced a similar situation, they would be given a choice. She didn’t want others to view this exquisite transformation as punishment. Then again, not everyone had a mate like Theo waiting on the other side.
And because of Theo, she would cross over and walk among those she had once feared.
Lightning struck her office building. The foundation shook as the thunder rolled around her. Perhaps the supernatural elite intervened with nature and celebrated Theo’s fated claiming.
A high wind blew open the windows. A gust of leaves and unidentifiable debris shot through the opening, swirling around them so rapidly that the rubble took on a lifelike presence. The noise became eerie in tone, pitched to an ear-piercing squeal.
In that very moment, she understood what the future held. She was grounded in what the mortals thought of as an endless circle of evil. If their suspicions were true, she was now one of the damned. Instead of feeling cursed, she was decidedly excited. Her new life was set to begin.