TITLE: Queen of the Night
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Sarah and Prince Liam of Zyris had a budding romance before she was tricked into joining his enemies and becoming queen of the rebellious Night.
The color drained from his face, making his eyes dark pools of shock. “My men said only that you warned of the coming attacks on Finormaydun and Woodland Heights.”
“Carl told me you weren’t there, that it must have been a trick. If I had known, I would never have agreed to join the Night! I’ve always thought you would be a better leader than Devon and didn’t want to trust him, but after that day I had no choice. I let him convince me it would be better for me to rule. Now I know he must be defeated. I just don’t know how.”
Perhaps I did start to black out, because he caught me in his arms. “You foolish, naïve, wonderful girl,” he murmured gently in my ear. Wonderful? “What seemingly innocent magic do you weave! I am trapped by more than the law of honor.” He pulled away, holding onto my shoulders. Happiness beamed from every pore on his face. “The Queen of the Night is not evil!”
We stared into each other’s eyes, a new type of tension stretching between us. Ever so slowly, he bent his head and touched his lips to mine. My arms went around him and the touch of his hands sliding from my shoulder blades to my waist sent warmth radiating everywhere. For one delicious but brief moment, nothing else mattered. Not Zyris. Not the Night. Nothing, but the magic in that kiss.
Then he touched his forehead to mine, pulling his lips away enough to speak. “I must ask your forgiveness for not trusting you. Can you not call off these evil creatures?”
I was swooning a little more than ever from the kiss when the last question hit me with the fury of a desert monsoon.