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.
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, where Kings reigned for a thousand years and the Empyrean had guarded all Realms since his victory in the War of the Realms twelve thousand years before.
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.
In Ireland to film a documentary for a big time network in the States, reporter Madalyn FitzGerald of Irish descent, becomes enthralled in the history of Fore Abbey. The Anchorite Chapel that sits on the hill opposite the site of the Benedictine Priory, calls to her to the point that she thinks she’s going crazy.
In her dreams she feels his touch and when she’s close to the Chapel, she hears his voice. She hears the clatter of hooves off in the distance, but when she looks there’s nothing there. Her nose twitches with unfamiliar scents.
The more obsessed she becomes with the Chapel, the stronger she feels like she’s being watched.
Raoul Keir is a traitor to the Crown and has spent long cold months fighting against what he believes in. With soldiers on his tail, sent by Henry VIII to capture him, he takes refuge in Fore Abbey with the Benedictine monks—hiding in plain sight—becoming one of them.
Three months later, in the middle of a stormy night, something sends him to the small Chapel…and that’s where he finds a young woman lying in the entrance. She’s soaked to the skin in clothing he’s never seen before.
As he cradles her in his arms, her eyelids flutter open, taking his breath at the dazzling green eyes staring back at him. He whispers, “Who are you?” She looks around the dark chapel, almost fearful, as lightening and thunder clatters above, lighting the night sky. Her whispered, “Madalyn FitzGerald,” is said with confusion clouding her gaze.
The year is 1535.
Boston Bay Vikings: hot enough to melt the ice.
Addison James caught my attention the moment I laid on her. My heart pounded against my breastbone, and blood rushed around my veins, deafening me with its roar. I’d never been attracted to a pretty innocent girl before; usually, my taste ran with the puck bunnies. The more I got to know her, the more distracted I became.
Carter Nelson, the Vikings' handsome forward, had his sights set on me, which caused me many sleepless nights. I was raised in a strict Catholic household and have no knowledge of the world of ice hockey. It's intimidating to see all the scantily clad women throwing themselves at the man, who insists his only interest lies with me.
Carter was about to show Addison and everyone else watching how much he was willing to change his ways to be with her, but unfortunately, all the intentions in the world can vanish in one night of a carefully planned seduction.
Meet Carter Nelson and Addison James in the fifth book of the Boston Bay Vikings series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.
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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, fantasy romance/adventure, and romantic suspense. She moved to Ireland with her husband, four children, a dog, in 2010.