Series: Kinsmen #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Ltd on June 2, 2009
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.
On Meli Galdes' home planet, the struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport--in business and on the battlefield. For years her lethal skills have been a valuable asset in advancing her family's interests. She's more than earned her right to retire, but her kinsmen have one last favor to ask.
Kill the man who ruined her life.
Celino Carvanna's razor-sharp business acumen--and skills with a blade--won him the freedom to do as he pleases. There's only one thing he can't seem to control--his reaction to the mysterious woman who tantalizes his senses. Her eyes alone set his blood simmering, stirring ridiculous adolescent fantasies about breasts and honey. With a few words she dissects his soul. Who is she? And how does she slide so easily under his well-guarded skin?
It's almost too easy to draw Celino within the kill zone. Meli plans to revel in him. Drink him in. Wring every drop of pleasure out of every moment.
And when she's sure he belongs to her, she will finally repay a decade's worth of pain--in a single, brutal dose of reality.
Sometimes when authors become known for bestselling book series it can be easy to overlook their other work. I realized the folly in that when, having loved Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, I found myself adoring her Violin and Servant of the Bones. The same is true of Mercedes Lackey, who’s known for her Valdemar, Five Hundred Kingdoms, and other series, even though no book of hers has moved me to tears as consistently (even after half a dozen reads later) as The Ship Who Searched, written with Anne McCaffrey, who’s known for her Dragonriders of Pern.
When it comes to husband-and-wife writing duo Ilona Andrews, while I first read their novels of the Edge and then the series for which they are best known, the world of Kate Daniels, the book I’ve read the most often is from their lesser known Kinsmen series, Silent Blade. Read More »