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Even a wolf can be weakened by loss of love
Loss of love is a common theme in romance, and it shows up in my stories from time to time. In The Trouble With Memories, Lucy is mourning the fact Cal no longer remembers her. He lost his memory as a result of the Mars Mission and though she wants to pick up where they left off, she can’t. But the loss didn’t only affect Lucy. Later in the story, Cal discusses why he was so susceptible to the Martian’s mind games. He says, “I didn’t have Lucy. Without her, I’m weak.” With a broken heart, any of us can become vulnerable, even an alpha wolf.
In Darkest Magic, the alpha wolf, Eli, loses his mate. He’s taken a new mate, Petrina, not realizing she’s really an evil witch. In his weakened state of heartache, he invites evil into the pack and falls under its spell. Luckily for Eli, he has a very loyal beta wolf named Nik who will do everything he can to rid the pack of the evil magic while holding it together with his bare paws, if need be. The only thing Nik won’t stand for is Eli threatening his daughter, Caroline. There, Nik must draw the line. He loves her, and though they are not yet mated – for some unknown reason – he will fight to save her from the evil magic.
During the final battle, Caroline herself falls prey to Petrina’s spells. She thinks she sees Nik being killed by her father and rushes to help, only to put herself into the greatest danger. For Nik, Caroline is weak, just like Cal was weak without Lucy.
Sometimes it truly takes two to make the good magic work!
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Hideous cries came from the woods. Was it Petrina howling in pain or the other witch? Unable to tell, she opened the door about an inch. Nik wouldn’t mind if she just peeked a little, would he?
Outside, the world had gone topsy-turvy. Patterns of spells and energy swirled over a thin, nearly-invisible barrier in the middle of the woods. The shield separated the two warring factions. On one side Petrina, Eli, and several of his soldiers. Otis, Estrella, and Nik on the other. Caroline cracked the door a little farther to get a better view. Her gaze locked with Petrina’s glowing green eyes. For several seconds, she could not look away. She went dizzy and clutched the wall to keep from falling down. When at last she blinked, everything had changed for the worse.
Her father had Nik trapped against the barrier, his fierce, long claws raking over his body, ripping him apart, shredding the flesh from his bones. Blood pooled at Nik’s feet, and his eyes rolled back in his head. He screamed her name before falling to the ground in a lifeless lump.
An echoing screech burned through her lungs as she raced toward him. Before she reached his side, Otis was there, pulling at her, not letting her get closer. He possessed a surprising amount of strength for such a little man. Though she kicked and hit him, she was unable to break free of his grasp. Sorrow pierced her heart. She needed to get to Nik. Why were people always keeping them apart? Desperate, she cried his name over and over, but he did not move. Nik was dead. Her one true mate gone forever. Tears flooded her vision as her heart crumpled. Even though they’d only spoken words of mating to each other and not physically joined, her soul prepared to die of sorrow.
The next instant, Estrella shrieked and flew above her and Otis. With her hair flying around her and magic zapping from her fingertips like liquid lightning, she made a fearsome sight. She crossed right through a bright, swirling, magical barrier and collided headlong with Petrina. The two witches screeched as they fought, their limbs tangling around each other in a whirl of motion so fiercely bright it hurt her extra keen eyes to watch. Neither witch drew blood, but their use of magic shook the shield, the trees, and the forest floor as though they would tear the entire world apart. A thunderous roar split the air and the partition shattered, exploding in a flash of white light. When the forest returned to normal, things appeared very different.
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Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.
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