Caressed by the Edge of Darkness
(Rulers of Darkness #5)
~Gabriel had hoped to spare Jordan, to shield her from the demon that lurked in his soul. Had he thought if she never discovered the darkness he possessed that she’d—He did not want her love. He did not want her to have any tender feelings for him, just as he didn’t want her to unearth those long buried emotions within him.
But after his merciless display, would she fear him?
He wouldn’t be able to tolerate her fear. He’d rather she hate him. Hate he could handle. Hate he understood. Hate was more a part of him than his soul.
If she wanted to lump him in with the other vampires she’d known, then so be it. He’d thought she might view him differently and for a handful of blissful moments, she had. She’d seen him as her savior, a man to be respected and desired.
Nothing good ever lasts.
He didn’t regret slaying the guard and wouldn’t apologize for his cold behavior. Grudgingly, he admitted he could’ve handled the situation better. He’d beheaded the vampire, threatened Jordan then snapped at Gannon to escort the human to her quarters and stormed from the room. I’m sorry wasn’t a phrase he was accustom to and rarely did he deserve forgiveness. But if an apology would help alleviate her anxiety he’d do it.
Gabriel dropped his gaze to the glass of Silver Moon in his hand. Just months ago he would’ve laughed until tears pricked his eyes at the thought of begging pardon from anyone. Jack Frost himself would’ve had to rise from Hell before he’d ever consider apologizing to a mortal. He’d changed. He didn’t know exactly when or how, but he knew why. Jordan.~
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?