In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple doomed by passion.
**Also features a special preview of J. R. Ward's upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The Thief!**
The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires-yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer's clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he's playing.
Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace-before all is lost. . . .
Praise for J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series
"Tautly written, wickedly sexy, and just plain fun." Lisa Gardner
"Ward's paranormal world is, among other things, colorful, dangerous, and richly conceived." RT Book Reviews