by Rider Jacobs
Erotic Gay Fantasy Romance
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 49,000
Even the darkest of hearts can find love.
Banished to the mortal realm for a crime he didn't commit all Nico wants to do is return home. Legion feels love is weakness, it's an emotion only felt by fools. Answering a bundled summoning attempt Legion's world is turned upside down by the exotic Nico. Intrigued by the mortal, Legion finds himself unable to stay away. Refusing to believe he might actually be falling in love he sets out to discover who has cast such a wicked spell on him. Nico has a secret though, one that could end his relationship and destroy his chance to return home.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
“Legion,” Adoni scoffed. “He made his choice millennia ago. He has chosen to rule the night and those who do harm for the sole pleasure of it.”
“That is not entirely true and you know it, Adoni, my son. He went to war and saved me, he defeated Magda and became the Dark Lord, the choice was never his,” Inanna said with a bit of steel in her voice. “Legion has never liked rules and conformity, he shies away from responsibility, but you know as well as I do that he has goodness in him. Often though it is disguised in the form of rage, but he always protects those he takes under his wing and destroys those that cross him.”
“Legion hasn’t been willing to risk anything for anyone since he took over the Dark Realms,” Adoni argued. “I will always be grateful that he went to battle against Magda and defeated her but when he did that he lost a large part of his goodness. He rules the Dark Realms better than I ever could have. I’m fully willing to admit that, but he lost his compassion, Mother, you know that as well as I do. He started a war against me and the council, one that he lost and now he won’t speak to me unless he is forced to. We both lost people in the war between our realms, lost people that we cared about, it’s the price of war but he can’t continue to live in the past. He must learn to move on.”
“Darkness shall find light, innocence shall find darkness, and united the truth shall speak,” Inanna whispered.
Adoni shook his head. “How can darkness find light and innocence find darkness? It’s a contradiction, Mother.”
She shook her head. “It came to me on the night wind. All I know is that our little Legion has a heart somewhere deep inside of him, and in that heart the faintest traces of love do exist.”
He reached over pushing a stray lock of her long black hair behind her ear as he looked into her eyes trying to see what she wasn’t saying. “I never can be sure what you mean when you begin to talk in riddles, Mother.”
She smiled faintly. “That is the joy of being from the realm of the Valerion. We may get glimpses of the future but it’s always in riddles and the meaning is never clear. So many factors make up the future. So many different choices affecting other choices. Therefore, you can never really be sure what the meaning is only because the outcome is always affected by the decisions you make. The only thing I can be certain of is Legion will show us that he is willing to risk everything for someone.”
“Only if they have a heart as black as his,” Adoni said sarcastically.
“No, the one that causes him to risk everything is not truly a dark heart,” she stated firmly. “I don’t know who it is yet but they aren’t as dark as they let others believe, and we shall soon find out that neither is Legion.”
He chuckled. “Well I for one can’t wait for the day that Legion shows us he is not the vain, self-centered, conniving serpent we all believe him to be.”
“It will come soon, my son, believe me, it will come soon,” Inanna said softly but with conviction.
“I need to go back in and finish some paperwork. Will you be out here long?” He leaned over to kiss his mother’s forehead.
“Not much longer, I’ll finish my tea and come back inside.” She slid her hand down her son’s cheek feeling the slight stubble of the day’s growth. “You look so much like your father.”
“I have heard that often but I don’t see it. My father…” He didn’t finish the sentence.
“Would be so proud of you.” She smiled.
“I should have held the family together better than I did. Dad was such a wonderful, strong leader and I’m just a shadow of what he was.”
“You’ve held the family together the best you could, you’ve ruled the realms to the best of your ability. Legion is a strong spirited young man. He gets that from my side of the family. You, Adoni, have been a wonderful leader, no one questions your abilities.”
He looked at the night sky. “I can’t even remember what he sounded like.”
She reached for her son’s hand, but he had moved away, heading back into the house and back to the duties of being the King.
About the Author:
A.J. Kelton are the dynamic writing team of Angel and Jordan. The couple met online several years ago on an Alexander fan site and have been friends ever since. Angel soon found that Jordan had a flare for storytelling with several half-finished stories on her computer. Angel encouraged Jordan to finish the stories and with help in creative description she decided to send the stories off to MLR press. They were both shocked and excited when they got the news that Faelon was accepted for publication. While Jordan may have a flare for storytelling she doesn’t enjoy the smaller details in getting a story ready for publication. That is where Angel comes in; she spends countless hours getting the story ready after line edits, going over each line in proofing and formatting, making decisions such as covers and fonts, all things that Jordan just has problems focusing on.
Angel is always on the lookout for her perfect mate, a cross between Ethan from Under the Australian Sky and Evan from Marco. Until Mr. Perfect appears at her door, or in front of her booth wanting an autograph she loves to read, take pictures and attend concerts of all kinds. She loves all things 80’s. Angel lives in Texas with her two dogs, Daisy a beagle who she insists is nothing like snoopy and her Chihuahua Bonita.
When not writing Jordan loves to read anything from Amish romance to the dark taboo books of fiction both M/M and Het. She is a very avid reader, except when writing because she doesn’t want to be influenced by what she is reading. Jordan loves to travel and often her latest vacation spots show up in his books. While Jordan is always looking for that perfect place to live at the moment she can be found in Kansas.
Both writers have solo projects coming out in the future, Angel with Misunderstandings under the name Angel Rothamel. Jordan with Legion under the name Rider Jacobs.
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