“You went and fell in love with an ultralight? That’s like a spider falling in love with a butterfly. They’re both arthropods, but the entire universe knows they don’t belong together.”
I needed an out. I needed to be someone who wasn’t trapped in Las Vegas, marooned in the LightVerse where I didn’t belong. I went to that club looking for nothing and everything, and there he was. Jaxon’s hands on my hips were just what I needed, and for one night, it was easy to be someone I wasn’t.
Then our signals went haywire. We’ve been looking for the gatekeeper for a long, long time so we can go home to the DarkVerse. We test every new ultralight in hopes they will be the key. It’s my job to bring them in.
Only it's him. Jaxon Gray. Turns out, he comes from one of the most dangerous crime families in Sin City. I’m not the only one after him. The other ultralights want him just as bad, and they’ll kill me to get to him.
Now we’re on the run together. He should be scared. He’s seen me shift, and it’s not sparkly or pretty. But he doesn’t cower when he sees my darkling from—my shadows, my claws, my fangs. With a hungry gleam in his eyes, he asks to know more.
This is dangerous. He’s about to manifest. And as soon as he does, his biggest impulse will be to kill me. But it’s too late for my heart, I can’t walk away. So, the million-dollar question is: will what’s building between us be enough for him to overcome his instincts?
My life has been an endless march of survival and roadblocks. The gate closed, and we were trapped in the DarkVerse. We eventually made peace with the darklings, but for over a century, gatekeepers came and went, and still, we could not return home. Then I was taken against my will, and tortured for decades.
When I escape, all that is on my mind is vengeance and the drive to finally accomplish what I set out to do: open the gate.
But I wasn’t prepared for her. We plucked Jade out of a nightmare of a life. How she is even sane is a wonder to me, but the second she manifests, she is proving to be one of the best of her kind.
I shouldn’t keep watching her. My eyes shouldn’t linger. But I can’t stop. I’m astounded by this woman and everything she has overcome. And by her stolen glances, the way she doesn’t turn away from my scars of war and torture, I don’t think I’m alone in this.
She is a darkling, and I am an ultralight. We couldn’t be more different. We’re natural enemies.
But Jade has changed everything, and I’m not so sure going back to the LightVerse is where I belong anymore.
COMING AUGUST 10, 2021
At five days, I started to wonder. At a week, I started getting worried. But it’s been more than two weeks now, and I’m trying not to panic.
It shouldn’t take this long. It’s been sixteen days since Jaxon manifested, and he hasn’t been able to gain control over his ultralight form, not even once. At this rate, it doesn’t look like I’ll ever be able to touch him again, kiss him again—because he’s a raging inferno of light that wants nothing more than to eliminate me.
But now it’s not just about me and how bad I want to be with him. Vivian Gray wants her son back, and she’s the kind of crime boss with the resources to tear the world apart looking for him. We need to show our faces and keep up the charade we began.
I have to get him out of this life. I have to get him away from her.
Only I didn’t anticipate this twist: there’s a reason this family is as dark and dangerous as it is.
I’m not sure Jaxon has the strength to do what must be done. So, it’s my turn to step up and take care of business.