Halloween Spooktacular: Enemy Games (Chronicles of the Empire #2) by Marcella Burnard
Chronicles of the Empire
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Date of Publication: 10/16/19
Number of pages: 425
Word Count: 95k
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
Tagline: Different species from different worlds make reluctant allies.
While combating a plague, scientist Jayleia Durante becomes a pawn in a greater game. With her father missing and intergalactic mercenaries on her trail, her decision to cooperate with Major Damen Sindrivik may prove advantageous...if she can control her attraction to the officer who abducted her.Some secrets aren't worth keeping...Damen, a spy from a rival government, will use anything, including his predatory instincts, to achieve his mission...locating Jayleia's father.
She reacts to Damen's charm and seductive power, so why does he question her motivation?Conflicted loyalties and enemies abound...Traitors and the alien enemies threaten to destroy the galaxy. Jayleia must choose.
Betray her father, risk her friends, and lose Damen, or prevent an Interstellar war?
Damen, fully dressed, left the tiny chamber by stalking straight up to her and glaring at her, a knot in his jaw. If she backed up, she’d collide with the bed. His bed. Muscles low in her abdomen clenched tight. Confusion rocked her. What had happened to make her react to the man? She sidled away, circling toward the open shower door. He leaned in, his gaze holding hers. Rational thought evaporated. She stumbled into the sanitizer. “What aren’t you telling me?” he murmured, his gaze fixed on her mouth. The air left her lungs and she struggled to recall that she had no business hoping Damen would make good his implied threat to kiss her. Pressing her lips tight, trapped by his gaze, she nudged the button to activate the system. The door shut in his face.
Bring on the Creepy Music!!
My Halloween PlayList features NOX ARCANA (even the Christmas albums are creepy, y'all. I love these guys), DESIDERII MARGINIS, CITIES LAST BROADCAST, MUSICA CTHULHIANA
Spotify Link: https://spoti.fi/2mnI2wd
RECIPE: Deviled Potato Bites
This is a plant-based, vegan, gluten free recipe. It doesn't look creepy, which bums me out, but with 'deviled' in the name, you can't go wrong. And these things are devilishly tasty.
You'll need to buy a pack of baby yellow potatoes. Rinse them, cover them with water in a pot and boil just until they're fork tender. I start checking at about 8 minutes. Once a fork pierces the largest potato easily, remove the potatoes from the heat and drain. Set aside.
Now for the 'deviled' part
About the Author:
Marcella Burnard graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a degree in acting. Yes, there have been a few paying gigs here and there, but writing is her true love. Marcella writes science fiction romance, urban fantasy, paranormal, and fantasy. If a story brings the weird, Marcella’s right there for it. She lives in Florida, where she and her husband are outnumbered by cats. Marcella is actively involved in feline rescue in the Tampa Bay area, and you can always find cat photos and videos on her Facebook page or on her Instagram account.