Phoenix Under Fire {Anna Albergucci}

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How far would you go to protect your heart’s desire?

PHOENIX UNDER FIRE

Lovers entwine and old friends collide as Devon and Elz begin life anew in nineteenth-century England. Gone is the jaded man his family feared would never love, never marry. In his place stands a man completely enamored with and vastly protective of the captivating beauty he keeps on his arm. Elz adapts well to life at Wedlove, relieved that their enemy is left behind in modern-day Boston.

Danger, however, lurks in every corner, and Devon may find his most challenging adversary yet in the guise of a childhood friend, one who is incredibly strong and cunning . . . one with a dark secret of his own.

Meanwhile, Devon’s warning to Jarrett manifests when Devon’s younger brother challenges Jarrett for Jaymi’s affection. Jaymi is torn between the gallant, handsome man who would offer her the world, and the reckless one who lingers in every waking thought. Will she seek a new life with a new love, or will Jarrett refuse to let her go?

The Phoenix Degree continues . . .

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***MATURE CONTENT, SITUATIONS, and LANGUAGE***

Excerpt

Elz

Symond Grayson is staring at me like I’m his next meal.

“You know, Miss Bainbridge, I normally would not express intimate feelings in this manner, but things will be different with you and me, so I’ll be frank. I marvel at how only fifteen minutes ago I hadn’t the first knowledge of your existence, and now you consume my every thought and emotion. I want you. But to my astonishment, so does he who is inside me. He wants you as badly as I do, thus weakening my usual strong resistance and self-control against him. I will also admit it scares the hell out of me—I don’t know what I might do to you. But in the same right, I imagine what that might be, and it stirs me greatly.”

My heart is pounding. I bite back my fear and remain silent at his confession. What the hell is inside him?

Tension draws his face, and he says, “I know I should turn and get out of here, but alas, I’ve waited too long, and it is beyond my ability. I must have relief for my tortured body. I want to mate you…no, I have to mate you…now.”

“What?” I’m stunned that this nineteenth-century duke just voiced such a thing to me. I glance up and down the empty corridor.

“It’s true, Miss Bainbridge, believe me.” He squeezes his eyes closed and swallows.

His emotions seem to be caught in a sudden landslide and he snaps. His eyes pop open and their silver color blazes white.

Unable to pull my gaze from his, I see something else there—his anguished expression looks as though he’s apologizing.

I’m scared to death.

Meet Symond, Devon, and Elz. You know you want to!


About the Author:

Annaauthorpic 008_2Anna Albergucci has always had a vivid imagination. When she was a child, she entertained her mother and anyone who would listen with the telling of her intricate dreams. Now she puts that inspiration to paper, weaving her stories into deeply passionate characters that live lives the rest of us only dream about.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Anna lives in Texas surrounded by her ever-growing family and her fur babies. She serves as president of Cisco Writers Club, and is the founder of a yearly writers’ retreat she hosts at her estate each fall.

She loves mornings, coffee, and sitting on the porch appreciating her life. She’s a sucker for hosting parties, especially historical costume parties. And in her spare time you can find her touring old mansions, shopping for antiques, or curled up reading a romance, paranormal, or thriller, whether historical or contemporary.

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The Phoenix Decree {Anna Albergucci}

ThePhoenixDecree for webHow far would you go to pursue your heart’s desire?

The Phoenix Decree (Book One of The Phoenix Decree Saga)

It’s nineteenth-century England. Social decorum reigns. Devon Phoenix, Marquess of Phoxdale and first-born son of the Duke of Seton, shuns society when he is bound to his soul mate through the discovery of a buried family secret. He learns she will need his protection from those drawn to her because of her lineage. When he crosses two centuries into present day to claim her, it is not without cost.

The life of Boston artist and history buff Elz Valli is about to be irreversibly altered. Coming face-to-face with Devon, she feels certain this striking, intellectual man bears more than a shocking resemblance to the man marked in the pages of her history books. Even so, she does not expect the chain of events that unfold because of one heated dance with him. With the pendulum in motion, there is no turning back as Devon’s presence in today’s world ignites raging fires—both good and evil.

Driven by his insane love for her, Devon will stop at nothing to have and protect Elz. But will this be enough to overcome the powers that will attach themselves to her?

Enjoy paranormal romance, thrillers, or maybe a little time travel?

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***Mature Content: Adult situations and language***


About the Author:

Annaauthorpic 008_2  Anna Albergucci has always had a vivid imagination. When she was a child, she entertained her mother and anyone who would listen with the telling of her intricate dreams. Now she puts that inspiration to paper, weaving her stories into deeply passionate characters that live lives the rest of us only dream about.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Anna lives in Texas surrounded by her ever-growing family and her fur babies. She serves as president of Cisco Writers Club, and is the founder of a yearly writers’ retreat she hosts at her estate each fall.

She loves mornings, coffee, and sitting on the porch appreciating her life. She’s a sucker for hosting parties, especially historical costume parties. And in her spare time you can find her touring old mansions, shopping for antiques, or curled up reading a romance, paranormal, or thriller, whether historical or contemporary.


Excerpt

Boston

Present day

Elz 

Devon is torn from me. Nooo!

My eyes fly open on a wave of panic to see Jarrett Phoenix holding him by the arm and speaking into his ear. Devon looks at me, alarmed. “Elz—Miss Valli, I…I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m so sorry.”

What?

I’m suddenly aware of the crowd pressing in on us. Turning to face them, I throw both arms above my head in a half curtsy, Marilyn Monroe, “Thank you very much” display. This earns me a round of applause with whistling and laughing, and without any further care, they all resume their previous actions.

I turn back to Devon and grab his hand, dragging him off the dance floor and through the crush of patrons toward the front of the club. I spin to face him.

Never do that again.”

He looks pained. “Of course not. You’re the last person I would want to hurt. I have never acted in such a manner and have no way to explain myself. It was inexcusable. I’m sorry—”

Stop,” I cry.

His expression stretches wide with alarm.

“That is the very thing I’m talking about.” My eyes burn with tears. “Never tell me you’re sorry for that. I don’t even know by what miracle that scene just happened, but I’m not sorry, and I pray you’re not either.”

Devon’s lips part on a single release of breath, and he whispers, “Honestly? I’ve been aching to do that for six years now. I’m not sorry for it. Only if I’ve hurt you, or damaged your reputation in any way.”

“No. You haven’t hurt me. You’ve made me happier than I ever thought I could be. And as far as my reputation goes, thank you. I imagine I’m the envy of every girl here.”


Praise for The Phoneix Decree:

“As a U.S. Marine, it was during my recent service that I was introduced to The Phoenix Decree Saga. Badass, these books deliver on every level. The best series I’ve ever read.”

~ Chase McCravey


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