EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
(Preyfinders Book 3)
(Preyfinders Book 3)
by Cari Silverwood
Defiler is the third book in Cari Silverwood's Preyfinders series. Also available: Precious Sacrifice and Intimidator.
Our Earth is on the edge of destruction, our cities are pocked with missile craters, and beneath the surface the alien factory queen lurks.
Four women of power may be our saviors. The last is Talia. Gifted by earth magic with a mastery of edged weapons, she’s a katana-wielding, geek chick with a loathing of alpha men. Although mating enhances magic, she knows bonding with aliens must surely be wrong. Besides, her destined bond mate, Brask, is an Igrakk warrior of the caveman persuasion. One dominant male is bad enough. Dassenze, the alien man-god in the flesh, also desires her.
As they near their target, Talia’s man problems become the lesser of many evils, for the factory queen awaits them with her nerve chewers and her drills. The price for being avenging, kickass heroines could be a messy death.
Warning: Dominance and submission themes, dubious consent, hot aliens, and violence. Mild horror too if you’re squeamish.
Talia approached the door, chair in hand, feeling like a lion tamer, and wedged the chair against the door knob. It worked in the movies.
“Go away! I’ll come and see you after I’m done. To talk about whatever it is you want to talk about.”
“If you’re there, on the other side, you can let me in.”
He was going to wait for her to let him in? Ho hum and yawn.
“No, I cannot. Asshole.” She said that to herself as she backed away, grinning. There was a thrill to calling Brask bad names, akin to poking a monkey with a stick. A big, slightly-annoyed monkey.
His sigh sounded exasperated. “Do you have any idea how good my hearing is? Or whatever this other sense is. I can tell when you’re aroused.”
She snorted. “Tough.”
His next move was to smash his fist through the door, sending splinters flying, then he shoved aside the chair and opened the door from the inside.
“Damn,” she muttered. “Impressive.”
Running on ceilings was impressive too but this was a whole other realm – a man who would smash down a door to get to her.
Scary as hell.
Keeping her expression defiant was difficult. She found herself cycling between a smirk and an oh-shit-what-have-I-done expression. Fear had some plusses. Excitement for one. He wouldn’t hurt her and she wasn’t going to hurt him, but her heart was pounding away like it wasn’t sure.
Now she had an annoyed Brask on her side of the door. He kicked it farther open and took a step inside as the handle hit the wall and the door swung back in a foot.
“I see you’re ready for me. Nice underwear.”
Breathless, she gathered her reply. “I wasn’t expecting guests. Maybe you should leave?”
“I only just arrived. But if you insist.” But then he stepped closer, until she had to tilt her head back farther to keep the encounter eye-to-eye. Between the width of his shoulders, general body bulk, and the way his blond spiky hair seemed ready to brush the ceiling, he was making her feel like a small female snack.
Never look away from a predator, right? On shuffling back a step, she found the coffee table pressing at her bare legs.
Insolently and probably stupidly, she angled a brow. “Leaving means going in the other direction.”
He crowded her some more until only inches separated them and she could feel his body heat. She didn’t dare shut her eyes. She was faster than him, but that wasn’t everything. Not at all. But he didn’t lunge at her, instead he very deliberately reached out and around her, with both hands, and took a grip of the back of her hair. Then he screwed both hands in and twisted, thoroughly trapping her.
Something stopped her resisting. Probably raw unadulterated lust. She licked her lips, waiting. When he remained silent, she couldn’t resist asking a question.
“Now what are you going to do? My hairstyle?”
Praise for the Book
"Defiler can be read as a standalone but to be honest you need to read the first two books in the Preyfinders series to get the full impact of the story and to know the backstory of the other characters involved such as Jadd and Brittany, Willow and Stom. This is mainly Talia's story with Ally added in. [...] I would highly recommend this book to those who love a good well written story, with an intense storyline. It is action packed from the start, you'll be on the edge of your seat, it's a page turner to the very last page and so hot you'll need a shower after reading especially when reading the roof top scene. So lock the doors, put on the kettle and hide until you've finished Defiler. You won't be able to put it down and if you do it'll be to grab your partner." ~ Carly O'Donoghue
"While this book could be read as a standalone, it is best to be read as part of the series. And as someone who does not read a lot of sci-fi, let me say that you don't have to in order to read, enjoy and understand this series. Yeah, there's the sci-fi stuff with weapons and spaceships, but it's done in a way that never makes it hard to understand or makes the reader confused. You should definitely read this (and the rest of the series) if you are looking for a well written, action filled, sexy, funny and witty story that will have you on the edge of your seat and swiping your finger to turn the page faster on your e-reader (or pushing the forward button!)." ~ jayzee
"Like the other two books, there is a lot of wonderfully hot sex, including a couple of scenes that will probably make your panties melt, just a bit. The story flows together wonderfully and you will find yourself wondering what will happen to these characters that you find yourself rather attached to." ~ Tequila Rose
"Wow, what a book. It was absolutely amazing. I loved it. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a book, finished it and thought to myself ‘holy &*^%, I could start reading that again tomorrow.’ I couldn't put it down. I was reading thinking to myself oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. I was on the edge of my seat biting my nails in so many parts. I was mentally (and in a few parts literally) screaming nooooooo and begging the author not to let certain things happen. Did they? Well you'll have to read it yourself! I had this image of what the ending would look like as I was reading. The actual ending was so much better! What an amazing conclusion to a fantastic series. Well done Cari, I loved it." ~ Mel P
About the Author
Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night. She has an ornery nature as well as a lethal curiosity that makes her want to upend plots and see what falls out when you shake them.
When others are writing bad men doing bad things you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.
This might be because she comes from the land down under, Australia, or it could be her excessive consumption of wine.
Freaking out readers is her first love and her second love is freaking out the people living in her books. Her favorite hobby is convincing people she has a basement ... though she really doesn't. Promise. If it existed it would be a terrifying place where you would find all the dangerous things that you never knew you craved.
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