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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Seth (A Dark Assassins World Novella Book 2.5) a paranormal romance by Valerie Ullmer #romance

Seth (A Dark Assassins World Novella Book 2.5)
Valerie Ullmer

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Immortals have been a part of Seth's world since he barged into Kai's life at the age of twelve. And having a group of shifter and vampire assassins he considered family, he thought that he'd seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he'd never been so happy to be wrong.

Aubrey was used to seclusion, even before she had been turned into a vampire. She'd never dreamed of a life outside her tiny little world, but that was until she met Seth. Before she could understand her reactions, she ran from him. But she couldn't stay away. The more she gets to know him, the stronger the connection between them solidifies.

When Seth tells Aubrey that he is her mate, will she take a chance and keep him forever?

Aubrey had been on her own for as long as she could remember.  When she lived with her mother, the older woman had thought Aubrey was a bother and acted as though she had no daughter.  Because of her mother, she had learned to take care of and keep to herself.  Nothing changed when she had been turned into a vampire.  Instead of seeking companionship, she became more of an introvert than ever.
After her first day of class, strange new feelings developed.  She couldn’t identify them right away because she had never experienced them before.  It took her some time to realize that she was curious about the tall, handsome man.  But more important than that, she desired him in a way that sent her body tingling whenever she thought of him.  She wondered how she could desire a man she had met for a brief moment, but logic fled when it came to her feelings for Seth.
From the moment she’d gotten home from class, she tried to keep busy.  She had somewhat succeeded by getting plenty of work done, but she couldn’t go several minutes without her thoughts moving back toward the one man who made her feel more than she would’ve thought possible.
And every time she thought of him, a clear image of him standing casually outside of the classroom, waiting for her, would come to the forefront.  When she felt truly desperate, she would close her eyes and replay every word he’d spoken to her and every natural movement he made.  With her perfect recall, she remembered the way his lips curved into a gentle, yet breathtaking smile when his gaze caught hers.  During the conversation, she told herself to keep her eyes locked on his, but she couldn’t prevent her gaze moving from his lips and farther down, to blatantly peruse his toned body, not even trying to hide her interest.  She shivered as she thought about the broad width of his shoulders, his defined chest and stomach emphasized by his tight black shirt.  But she couldn’t stop there; her eyes slid down to his narrow waist and down over the jeans that wrapped around his muscular thighs, leaving little to the imagination.
Seth was gorgeous and she couldn’t help but wonder why he looked at her with interest.  When the brunette sidled up to him and hugged his arm in a familiar way, she didn’t miss the way his muscles tensed at the touch, but she was too inexperienced to know whether his reaction to the other woman was positive or negative.  Something in her chest throbbed at the sight, taking her by surprise.  Before she could think about reacting, she found herself near the door that led outside to her escape.  She couldn’t prevent looking back one last time; when he met her eyes, she gave him a smile and left, determined then and there to drop the class and move on with her life.
But she shook her head when she entered the empty auditorium and took a seat at the back of the classroom, clear across the room from where the others had sat last week.  She took a quick glance at her watch and cringed at the time.  In her eagerness to capture a glimpse of Seth again, she had arrived fifteen minutes early.  Although she had gone back and forth with her decision to disappear, she couldn’t help but want the opportunity to at least see him one more time.  If he moved on to other interests, then she would know that he wasn’t worth her time and her decision would be made for her.

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She's addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

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  1. If someone came up and told me I was their mate, I'd run. lol, but that is a very fine chest.