The burning Kingdom wasn't the only danger racing toward Stohrm and her protectors.
The first book in an epic Fantasy Romance/Adventure series: The Fifth Realm.
Hidden for survival
Stohrm Vellis was three years old when she was hidden in the Human Realm and thus had no knowledge of the Kingdom in which she was born—the Kingdom of Ice—one of five Kingdoms within the Fifth Realm. At the age of eighteen, she was about to discover the origins of myths and legends.
Kingdom of Darkness
The King wanted Stohrm in his private dungeon for dark and dangerous reasons known only to him. General Hellzel Marudas of the Kings Ayr Guard was given orders to find and return with the Princess.
The General and his Captain ventured into the Human Realm, only to discover that they had arrived too late—the Princess had reluctantly returned to the Fifth Realm.
Kingdom of Fire
Betrayed by those she trusted most, Stohrm turned to Prince Runé Emberson, heir to the throne of Fire, and his trusted guard, Captain Vice Dyllane.
The Prince and Captain vowed to deliver Stohrm safely to her mother, who now lived in the Kingdom of Water, and nothing had ever tested them in the way that Stohrm's survival had.
I'm a 32-year-old defenseman for the Boston Bay Vikings ice hockey team, and I have no right to look at the boss's daughter the way I do. Riley Peters is a lovely 18-year-old with a bright future ahead of her, but for some reason, she has decided that future includes me. I've kept her at arm's length for the past twelve months. Unless you count the two occasions when I got between her and her dates. Or the time she decided it would be a good idea to call me while drunk and say the filthiest things that I still can't get out of my head. Then she came to Vegas with her father for a game, and things became even more complicated.
After one of our arguments, my father often mutters to himself, "Stubborn as a mule." What he doesn't realize is that I'm just as obstinate as he is. When I want something, I go after it with zeal and determination. Unfortunately, what I want, or rather, who I want, will not cooperate. I fell hook, line, and sinker for a sexy hockey player who pretends not to be interested. I'm well aware of how intrigued he is, especially after what happened in Vegas.
Ethan believes that what happened in Vegas should remain in Vegas, but I have a very different opinion, and Ethan Sinclair is about to find that out!
With Blu, a woman he's grown up with, telling the town she's going to be his wife, Shep Carter finds it difficult to pursue the woman he truly loves. They, too, grew up together, and somewhere during their adolescence, he fell head over heels in love with Louisa Ryland. He's tried his hardest not to act on his feelings because of his friendship with Blu, but he can't do it any longer.
Louisa and Shep's friendship turned into love somewhere along the way, and she's been nursing a broken heart ever since. It's all she can do when her best friend, Blu, is also in love with him. Love Between the Pages, Louisa's bookstore, saved her as she accepted her broken heart and the fact that Shep would one day leave town. After all, that was all he talked about the summer before they left for college...yet he returned home and has made a life for himself in Blossom Creek.
Their love has been contained for years, but this summer it’s about to explode into a passion neither can control yet hope never ends.
Teagan Tremayne had once hoped to go to college and pursue a career as an artist. Things hadn't gone as planned, and she now co-owned the Tremayne Tavern with her brother. She was content in her small town and had no desire to meet a man until two newcomers caught her eye. It irritated her that a few of her friends had advised her against looking at the two firefighters. Maybe that's why her gaze kept straying in their direction.
Emile and Blake De La Fuente, cousins who were only two years apart in age. They did everything together: became firefighters, EMTs, ski patrollers, and even lived together. One thing they loved doing together was something that made others uncomfortable, women. Teagan Tremayne had caught their eye on arrival into town; now all they had to do was persuade her that they wanted more than one night.
I'm a center forward with the Boston Bay Vikings and consider myself to be a private and compassionate man. Although I enjoy a beer with friends and the occasional hookup, I like to be alone. My past isn't one of love or kindness; in fact, it's best left buried. I know I should avoid Hailee, but the harder I try, the more I find myself drawn to her.
I'm a nervous wreck after being kidnapped, shot, and buried alive. Sutton has stood by my side and protected me from the press, which is only interested in getting my story—an exclusive—from me. My father enjoys being in the spotlight and is flying in from New York to make sure I do what I'm told.
Before he arrives however, Sutton kidnaps me from the hospital, and this time, I’m a willing participant.
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Alison, who was born in England, writes romance and erotic romance as Lexi Buchanan. Under the name Rona Jameson she writes contemporary and young adult/coming of age romance, and romantic suspense. She moved to Ireland with her husband, four children, a dog and a cat, in 2010.