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Title: Judgment: Kian (part 1 of The Judgment Duet) Author: Lora Ann Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Dark Urban Fantasy
Blurb“You are hereby sentenced to one lifetime on Earth as a human.” Kian kneels as they rip the wings from his body, strip him of his armor, and give him the form of a man. His orders are clear. “Find the child. He will be of great power someday if you can protect him during the most vulnerable time of his life.” The floor of gold opens… Afton finds safety in isolation, penance for a past she wants to escape, until a man appears on her hike. Did he fall from the sky? Kian and Afton discover their explosive bond will be taken to the brink as sides are chosen in the war for souls. More than love is at stake. More than lives lie in the balance. And an unexpected, hair-raising twist will alter it all.
Prologue (Kian)Kian stood respectfully before his superior, head bowed as the arguments prevailed against him. Lars intervened, “As you can see, he has violated several of the rules that are clearly written and therefore, has lost his standing.” “Silence, Fallen One,” the deep resonating voice of the Prince commanded. “Angel, what do you have to say for yourself?” he addressed Kian. “I am guilty, Sir.” A thoughtful nod confirmed. “The child is special and still needs protecting.” He didn’t dare raise his head in excitement. “But…you, Kian, need to learn from your mistakes.” “Yes, Sir.” Lars taunted, “I’ll take him with me.” “Will you ever learn, Fallen One? This is discipline, not banishment. Be gone.” Lars’ ear-splitting scream filled the air as he was hurled back to Hell. The Prince stood in front of the mighty warrior. “I do hope you understand why I must do this.” He motioned to two other angels who stepped forward. “Bend.” Kian knelt as they ripped the wings from his body, stripped him of his armor, and gave him the form of a man. “You are hereby sentenced to one lifetime on Earth as a human.” Kian gasped, not just from the physical pain he was in, but the emotional pain as well. “Find the child named Cole McNeil and guard him. He will be a man of great power someday if you can protect him during the most vulnerable time of his life.” He placed a hand on him. “I do hope you succeed, Kian.” The floor of gold opened, and he hit the earth abruptly. Naked. He scrambled to his feet, searching his surroundings. Snow. Mountains. Pine trees. And he was freezing his ass off, along with a rather important body part—if he recalled correctly. With a quick glance down at the thing that dangled between his legs, he ensured he was all intact. “Where the hell are your clothes?” came a female voice from behind him. He turned with a hand over the part of him that made him male. “Not sure.” His voice was much the same as before, deep and low. Her eyes widened, and her breathing grew more erratic. She yanked off her parka. “Cover your junk before it freezes and falls off.” His head cocked to the side; her body did not match her words. “Yes, ma’am.” She threw a wave over her shoulder and turned. “I’m by no means old enough to be a ma’am. Come on, let’s go get you in front of a fire. I won’t be held responsible for you being found in the spring thaw buck ass naked.” He couldn’t help but grin. She was—what was that word he’d heard Mitch say?—“Sassy,” he said, snapping his fingers. “You ain’t seen my sass yet, Mister.”
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About the Author:A homeschooling mom by day and hot, steamy romance writer by night, there isn’t an adventure Lora Ann doesn’t mind taking. The love of travel led her to the career of an international flight attendant as a young adult. And she still loves to travel, although her “wings” are now retired. Spending time with her sons, friends, hiking, and disappearing into the realm of all things possible, are just a few of her favorite things. Lora does believe in happily-ever-after but knows that it doesn’t come without hard work and fight. Her stories reflect that real-life struggle and those who seek to destroy. Not only does Lora write romance, but she blends in action and adventure, suspense, crime, along with jaw-dropping thrillers. Her newest genre is paranormal and dark urban fantasy. Buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life as you dive into her books. She loves to hear from her readers as much as she loves hearing which book of hers is your favorite. Drop her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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