One moment, Miranda was gasping for more air. The next, her very existence
depended on how close she could get to him. The touch of his lips freed her mind
and made her body soar. The tension gripping her limbs and her lungs melted away
in an instant. She shivered involuntarily and her arms tightened around his
Hawkâ€™s mouth moved back and forth over her burning lips, urging them to open.
Surrendering to his silent demand, she parted her lips. She heard the groan deep
in his throat as he took a fistful of her hair and his tongue plunged deep into
the soft recesses of her mouth.
A silent thrill of desire raced through her. Sheâ€™d never been kissed by a man
before. But right now, all fears were forgotten. The trap in which they found
themselves became trivial. Miranda allowed the rising hunger she had for him to
erupt within her.
Lost in the seductive play of his tongue, the heat of his embrace, and his
roaming hand, she responded with passion.
He lifted her higher in his arms and pulled her legs around his hips.
Her body ached for his touch, her heart pounded, and her mind whirled in the
closeness of his embrace. Miranda gave another low moan of surrender as he
deepened the kiss.
She didnâ€™t know for how long they were lost in the kiss, but when he tore his
mouth away, he was as breathless as she had been.
â€śThis is a dangerous game weâ€™ve started,â€ť he said.
She understood what he was saying. It was impossible to not feel his erection
pressing against her. Unwrapping her legs from his waist, she tried to float
away, but his arm around her waist kept her close.
â€śI donâ€™t mean to scare you off,â€ť he said. â€śBut youâ€™re too beautiful, too
tempting, and Iâ€™m a man.â€ť Hawk released his hold on the wall, and they floated
together. His gaze never left her face. â€śBut I want you to know you can trust me.â€ť
Miranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from
her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a
relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow
away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.
Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from
the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To
complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing.
Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a "boy" who demonstrates an uncanny
ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk
realizes that the "boy" traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and
having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy â€”using her
as baitâ€”soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.
Ancient forces are at work, drawing the four possessors of the relicâ€™s power to
the Isle of the Dead in the Outer Hebrides for a final battle where good must
overcome the forces of evil in this spectacular finale to the Scottish Relic
[Swerve, On Sale: December 6, 2016, e-Book, ISBN:
9781250106582 / eISBN: 9781250106582]
Authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (writing as May McGoldrick) weave
emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Publishing under the names of
May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written thirty-five novels and
works of nonfiction for Penguin Putnam, Mira, HarperCollins, Entangled, and
Heinemann. Nikoo, an engineer, also conducts frequent workshops on writing and
publishing and serves as a Resident Author. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and
Renaissance literature and teaches English in northwestern Connecticut..
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