An Incubus, Leolin Kyffin, and his barren Succubus, Louise Bach, plot to end King Zachariah Orsova’s life, allowing them to rule the Fae Realm.
Through Louise’s encouragement, Leolin walks into a female Vampire’s dream and mates with her, breaking Zachariah’s law. His hope is to create what he thinks will be the most powerful half-breed known to the Realm.
When Zachariah kills the Succubus, Leolin vows revenge, sacrificing his half-breed son, Monty Saxon, and using him as a pawn to tear out the King’s heart, hoping to make him feel the pain of death while living.
When Leolin walks into Zachariah’s dreams, he fills his mind with unimaginable thoughts and desires. Doing the same to Monty, he secures his devious plot, patiently waiting for the precise moment Zachariah and Monty will be brought together as one.
The choices Leolin makes all add up to delivering a fate worse than death to his half-breed son and the King of the Fae Realm. Will Leolin avenge the murder of Louise? Will Zachariah and Monty survive, or will they be left suffering in the end?
“Walk ahead. I’ll meet you inside.”
Håkon gazed at his King. “Sire, I do not like this. I cannot leave you alone.”
He smiled and rested his hand on Håkon’s shoulder. “I will be right there. Go. Get us our drinks.”
“Aye,” Håkon said with a nod. “But if you don’t come in soon, I’m coming back out. We don’t have much time before the danger rises in the sky.”
Once Håkon walked on, Zachariah stared into the alleyway, not seeing anything in the darkness. He heard the moan again, deciding to investigate. It would be an easy feeding if someone were already on the verge…
Something was off. He stopped in his tracks and inhaled deeply, picking up traces of Fae blood in the air. His lips curled up as his fangs elongated, a shiver coursing through his body. While Fae blood was not an effective means of feeding, the taste was extraordinary. Something not usually experienced by most Vampires. A delicacy only sampled in the most extreme cases.
A Fae’s death.
Rissa Blakeley is the author of the paranormal romance series, Corvidae Guard, and the post-apocalypse saga, Shattered lives. Her short story, A Little Taste of Naughty, was part of the best-selling anthology, Just Desserts.
As a native New Yorker, Rissa is now a Georgia transplant, who is completely addicted to black coffee, La Croix and obsessively listens to songs on repeat. Her days are full of characters screaming for more scenes, cats living up to their Harry Potter namesakes, lazy dogs, a teenage daughter bringing Emo back, and a Viking husband, who finds her puns less than funny. When Rissa isn’t writing, she can be found procrastinating on social media.