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A figure appeared in the doorway.
“Come,” Phoenix said to her. “Come meet Griffin.”
He went to the person. The men embraced like long-time friends, but still men—arms and upper body only.
“Good to see you.” Phoenix pounded the as-yet-unseen man on the back. All Rachel saw were a pair of tanned hands covered in blond hair and the outline of a sneaker.
Then Phoenix pulled back, beckoning Rachel in. She hurried through the door, wanting the protection of the hilly residence. It was only when all three of them were safely inside that she turned to the second man.
She was facing another Elemental. This one was as stunning if not even better looking than Phoenix. He was tall but not as tall as Phoenix. At a height she estimated at six foot two, he was two inches shorter than the other man. Straight dark-golden-blond hair hung past his shoulders. One long, thin braid snaked down his back. Wings poked around the sides of his body, their butter-yellow feathers appearing as soft as Phoenix’s. Classically handsome features spoke of a Northern Italian or European heritage. Wearing a black cloak, he reminded her of the characters in the TV series Highlander. All he needed was a sword.
There was something different about Griffin, but not in the same way Phoenix was different. She caught a glimpse of cat…no…of something unique to Griffin, lurking under his surface. Now that she knew how to look, she could see the otherness in him, as well as an overlay of the striking man she saw.
“Please tell me the other Elementals are average, or ugly?”
“Scusi,” said the new blond. “We’re all fantastically good-looking. And modest.”
“Rachel, this is Griffin. He’s the air Elemental.”
Even as they shook hands, Rachel tried to remember what the Griffin stood for. She filtered through every mythology class she’d ever taken before she remembered. Griffins were half lion, half eagle, she thought, and were supposedly exalted creatures. They drew the chariot of the sun, at least in legend.
Well, he was blond. It was fitting.
She let her gaze run over his entire body. His nose had a faint hooked quality, and he moved like a lion.
Shouldn’t you guys have to wear something that says you change into mythical creatures?” Her smile took the sting out of her words. “Nice to meet you, Griffin. Meeting not just one but two Elementals, beings I’ve never heard of, and getting chased and confronting a pack of werewolves and other nonhumans has certainly livened up my week.”
Griffin shook his head, the blond locks flying. “I liked women better when they had to obey their lord and master,” he said with a smile that wasn’t quite sincere.
About Fire Danger
All her life, a faint memory of her parents and fire has glowed at the back of Rachel Quinn’s mind. With her parents long dead, there is no one to clarify what it means.
When a gorgeous winged man rescues her from a pack of werewolves, something flares to life inside Rachel. Suddenly she can see the paranormal world around her, a world unseen by mortals. And far more complicated.
When Phoenix’s massive orange-and-red wings erupt from his back, he knows his Challenge-an age-old battle against his Demonos counterpart-is upon him. Heeding Rachel’s cry for help adds a layer of complexity never seen in any previous Challenge.
Rachel, they discover, isn’t entirely human. Like Phoenix, she commands fire. Fire calls to fire, and soon they are succumbing to a fierce attraction. As the Challenge bears down on them, though, Phoenix must discover what the Demonos has in store for mankind. If he doesn’t succeed, the entire world will be swallowed up in darkness-and Rachel along with it.
Warning: When the mortal and the Elemental worlds collide, the resulting smoke could cause heart palpitations, teary eyes, and a sudden need to fan yourself. Keep a cooler of cold drinks handy.
Claire Davon now lives in Los Angeles, so many of her stories are set there, too. But she is originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, so that location frequently pops up in her work, too. Claire spends her free time writing, doing animal rescue, and enjoying the sunshine. She specializes in writing romances of all kinds and never shies away from the between-the-sheets elements! The first in her Elementals’ Challenge series, called Fire Danger was released by Samhain Publishing on June 21, 2016. It is the first but definitely won’t be the last in this exciting paranormal world!