He took everything from her: her family, her homeland, and her future. She'd give anything to forget him.
Two days ago Eren Tristram made his way back into Abeni’s life- if only for the designated week preceding his execution. With her performances to arrange and exhausting magical acts to perform, the last place her mind should be is on her first love, the man who took everything from her, led her down a path that saw her exiled from family and homeland- yet kept her heart when he abandoned her. With political frictions blooming, the cause is bigger than the pain of a broken heart, and Abeni’s old idealism forbids her to let Eren die with his half-finished final act undone: a gateway to funnel refugees and political dissidents to safety.
The magic will force them closer together, every ritual an act of treason against her hosts… and her heart.
Scorched Earth is the second book in K. de Long's Phoenix Burned arc, part of the multi-author Lick of Fire collection. Please read Fire & Fury first. Scorched Earth leads directly into Phoenix Burned's conclusion, Ashes to Ashes, coming soon. This sweeping, second chance romance contains depictions of graphic and upsetting content, including mental illness. The author urges extreme care for readers who are sensitive to such content.
Read more paranormal romance from the Lick of Fire collection:
#1 Hell is a Harem by Kim Faulks
#2 Turn on the Night by Jacqueline Sweet
#3 Fire & Fury by K. De Long
#4 Shadows & Secrets by Jane Hinchey
#5 Wicked Heat by Mila Young & T.F. Walsh
#6 Scorched Earth by K. De Long
#7 Rising Darkness by Elianne Adams
#8 Phoenix Rising by Bianca D'Arc
#9 Immortal Bride by Emmi Rue
#10 Burning Violet by Kallysten
#11 Betrothed to the Dragon by Kara Lockharte
#12 Flames & Fervor by Daniella Starre