Frankie Black is a woman in need of a mission. For a Black Opal—a warrior woman who shifts backward or forward through time in order to, well, save the world—the last six months of downtime have left her bored. Restless. And with a feeling that something is about to hit the fan.
Finally, an assignment: save the life of Dekkar James, an infamous rock god living three hundred years in the past. Tattooed, ruggedly handsome and perfectly imperfect, one look at him and it’s as if her sleeping body springs to life.
One minute Dekkar is having the most mind-blowing sex of his life. The next, goons are breaking down his door, and he’s on the run with a woman who turns from lover to warrior in the blink of an eye.
Dealing with the New Order, operatives who manipulate time without regard for the consequences, is nothing new for Frankie. But this time their tactics have a more personal edge—they’ve found a way to seek out the Opals’ predestined mates.
Unless she can save Dekkar’s life, her future will be the first casualty in a battle for the fate of humankind.
Frankie Black can feel something coming, deep in her soul, what it is or when it's coming, she can't tell but it will be soon. As one of the warrior women fighting for what's right and good, The New Order has become a pain trying to shift their operatives through to kill their targets before the Black Opal sisters can save them.
Frankie's next target is a rock star god from the 21st century, if she can get there to save him. Dekkar James is everything she could hope for, imperfectly perfect, hard bodied and emerald green eyed. He's just what she needs. Only one problem, targets are strictly forbidden fruit.
Dekkar James is used to having anything and everything he wants, what else can a rock star god except? And when Frankie pops into his life, he must have her. But can he hear the truth? Can he survive the reality?
Black Legacy by Juliana Stone is a hot little paranormal romance that was fast, fun, and poured excitement out of the few short pages. Frankie and Dekkar are a perfectly mismatched pair, and it serves to make Frankie's heart sing. What she doesn't know is the Dekkar has to be saved, it can be no other way.
Ms. Stone is a new author to me, but this won't be the last of her books that I pick up. This is the first book Ms. Stone has published with Samhain Publishing, but I hope it isn't the last. I'll be patiently waiting for the continuing story and the next release.
Lea @ closetwriter has an excellent review here.
Ms. Stone's continuing story of the Jaguar Warrior Series, Book One, His Darkest Hunger (publisher: Avon / Harper Collins)
(Release Date: March 30, 2010)
I bought this short story for my own enjoyment. The opinions I have expressed are my own.