Anna never expected a dream lover. In fact, spending her days as a librarian, she knows such a thing is an impossibility. Until he comes to her. Hard, strong and powerful, he seeps into her dreams, invading her sleep. Each night she waits for him, longing to see his face. Their carnal dream encounters leave her breathless. The culmination of her fantasy leads Anna to believe she's going mad...until Onyx allows her to see his face. The embodiment of sex and virility, Onyx is an orphan from a lost city, a time traveler who searches with his people to find another place to call home. As the king of a fabled civilization, he knows his time with Anna is short. He never intended to fall in love with her. Traversing the bounds of time, these two lovers will find a way to be together with a little help from the fates.
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Ellora's Cave Publishing, Incorporated
November 13, 2009
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Excerpt from Her Lover's World by Rachel Carrington
A blast of cold air met Anna the second she entered her apartment.
"Dammit. I know I didn't turn the air on." She headed down the hallway to the thermostat, surprised to find the needle stuck firmly on sixty degrees. She checked the air conditioner. With the temperature outside barely climbing to the low seventies, she couldn't imagine she would turn it on so early in the spring. "But I know I didn't turn it on." Her brain began to hum. "Now, I really think I'm going crazy."
Toeing off her shoes, she headed into the kitchen. Before her lover had joined her in the shower, she'd had plans for the day, but now, her only goal was to force his hand, to bring him out of hiding and meet him face to face. Whoever he was, he owed her that much.
She couldn't imagine why he'd chosen her anyway. Of all the apartments to enter, he picked hers. It didn't make sense, especially with Miss Henderson, Double D, living two doors down. Hell, even Eliza Marsetti on the third floor had more attributes than Anna did and she didn't need to look in the mirror to be reminded.
Though blessed with a trim figure and height most of her friends envied, Anna had always wished for bigger breasts, a little more in the ass department and even slightly wider hips. In her own opinion, she looked like an unadorned landscape, nothing spectacular to see.
Muttering to herself, Anna leaned down to see her reflection in the polished chrome toaster. Full lips. Wide, chocolate eyes and thick auburn hair. Nothing special there, either, though she'd gotten plenty of compliments on her eyes.
A door creaked in the background and Anna straightened, her ears tuned toward the sound. Silence descended again, but uneasiness settled around her shoulders like a familiar sweater.
She wasn't alone.
Shivering, she headed down the hallway, her hands clenched into fists to still their shakes. Though she'd left the door to her bedroom opened, it was now only slight ajar. She widened the gap by pressing against the wood and promptly froze.
The drawn shades blocked out the sunlight and everywhere she looked, she saw candles. Hundreds of them. Scented candles that filled the room with a heady fragrance.
Anna's heart began to beat faster. Soft music filtered from an unseen speaker, the sound dominating her senses. She swayed to the soft violin and felt her eyes drifting closed.
"Dance with me, Anna." The commanding voice welcomed her back to the pleasure of the dream. Thickly muscled arms wrapped around her waist from behind, drawing her close to his chest.
"Who are you?" Her voice came out a raspy whisper. She barely recognized it as her own. She tried to turn around. She wanted, no, she needed to see his face, but he embraced her tightly, preventing any movement other than the simple swaying of their bodies.
"You'll know soon enough. For now, just move with me."
Powerless to do anything else, Anna succumbed, allowing her fantasy to come to life. She shivered with anticipation. Something, she wasn't sure what, told her the fantasy would become a reality today. She'd finally feel him inside her, touching her mind, body and soul. Every nerve in her body tingled at the thought. And her heart reached out to his, needing to know if there was something more, something besides just sex that he wanted from her.