Steal the Sun,
Thieves Book 4, Coming March 18, 2014
Zoey thought she would never have to choose, but to save one
husband, she will have to betray the other...
As Zoey Donovan-Quinn first sets foot in the faery homeland of her beloved Devinshea, life is perfect. Her enemy is defeated, her heart is full, and Neil and Sarah are at her side. Daniel and Dev are happy, so their visit to the sitheinshould be a pleasant honeymoon full of wonder and joy. Well, except for the part where Zoey needs to steal an ancient gem from the Queen of Faery in order to prevent Louis Marini from killing Daniel.
Reunited with her whole crew, stealing the magical artifact should be relatively easy, but unknown to Zoey, Dev, and Daniel, there are dark forces gathering against them. As her search for the Blood Stone gets underway, Zoey makes a startling discovery that will change her life, and Dev and Daniel's forever.
When her new enemy finally strikes at Zoey from the shadows, her newfound happiness is shattered, and to avenge the horrific attack, Dev prepares his mother's kingdom for war. Recovering from the attempt on her life, Zoey and Daniel desperately search for the stone and in the process unmask the real monster behind the assault.
Stopping the real threat, and saving Daniel, will force Zoey to choose sides in an epic war between the Seelie and Unseelie Fae, even if it means betraying Dev and his people.
ExcerptDev nodded that we were ready to be announced and then we walked down
a magnificent marble staircase. Twenty steps led us into a huge
ballroom that had been set for the royal banquet.
I held on firmly to both their arms because the last thing I needed
was to tumble down the stairs and break a limb. I looked out over the
crowd and realized Dev had been right. Everyone was hoping for a big
scene. They were whispering behind their hands and gawking. They moved
their attention between the three of us and the woman at the end of
I glanced up and got my first glimpse of my mother-in-law.
Miria, Queen of Faery, sat upon her throne before me. There was a
raised platform with three chairs. Miria sat on the largest of the
three in between two slightly smaller thrones. All three were carved
from oak and elaborate in their design. Declan sat in one to her
right, a look of aloof superiority on his face. I'd been told the seat
to her left was the one Dev used. There were several people standing
around the queen, and I suspected they were counselors and high
nobles. Padric stood closest to the queen. It was fitting as he was
both the head of security for the royal family and the queen's lover.
Miria, Queen of Faery, was gloriously lovely. I was surprised to find
she had long strawberry-blonde hair. I guessed the twins got their
dark good looks from their father. Miria was fair but by no means
bland. Her face was delicately sculpted, with high cheek bones and a
lush mouth. Her eyes marked her as the twins' relative. They were
emerald green and sparkled with the same intelligence Dev had.
"Dude," Daniel said as we approached the throne. "That's your mom?"
She didn't look old enough to be his mom, but that was the way it was
with the Fae. They reached their prime and just stopped aging. Miria
looked to be about twenty-five. Dev was twenty-seven now and would
look older than his mother or brother had he not been taking Daniel's
blood regularly. Daniel's blood stopped the aging process in humans
when taken on a regular basis. I'd begun noticing that for Dev, it
seemed to actually reverse aging a little. The fine lines around his
eyes he got when he laughed had disappeared.
Miria tried to maintain her cool composure but the closer we got the
more her eyes ate up the sight of her son. I saw her eyes get glossy
with unshed tears, and she reached out to Declan. He patted his
mother's hand and for a moment looked less like a brat prince.
"Good evening, Mother," Dev said formally as we reached the throne. He
I could see her son's formal tone was not what the queen had been
hoping for. "Devinshea, it is good to see you."
Dev didn't give her anything. He nodded but chose to introduce us
rather than reply. "Mother, this is my goddess, Zoey. And this is my
partner, Daniel Donovan. I assume Declan brought you up to speed on my
That last was said coolly and with just a hint of challenge. He was
just begging for his mother to say something disparaging about his
Miria had none of that. She smiled broadly and stood, causing Declan
to quickly get his butt up as well. She wore a lovely white gown and a
crown that sparkled in the candlelight. "Yes, of course. Declan and
Padric both spoke highly of your wife and partner."
Declan snorted at that. He didn't like Danny. It probably had
something to do with the fact that Daniel had kicked his ass the first
time they met. "I certainly did not. I spoke poorly of him."
Miria ignored her elder son. She stepped off the platform and walked
to us. She stood before me. "It is so good to meet you, daughter," she
said with what seemed like complete sincerity. She kissed my cheek and
gave me a long look. She laughed brightly. "Well, Devinshea, you
certainly brought a beauty home. You are lovely, dear."
"She is beautiful but not obedient," Declan noted. "That is not the
dress I told her to wear."
"Hush," she admonished. "The dress is stunning and suits her far more
than anything in our style. Our styles would swallow her beautiful
body. Declan, you were right about her breasts. They are delicious
The last bit was said with a slight breathless appreciation. I felt
Danny tense beside me as he tried hard not to laugh at my sudden
discomfort. My mother-in-law was looking me over with a sensual smile.
"I told you," Declan said with a lecherous grin.
Dev leaned over and whispered in my ear. "Mother swings both ways.
Sorry I didn't mention that before."
I gave him a "what the hell" look but Miria was moving on to Daniel.
"I should be upset with your presence, Mr. Donovan," Miria said,
looking him over. "Devinshea was supposed to keep you under control
until I decided if you were dangerous or not."
Dev started to argue but Daniel stepped up to the plate.
"I assure you, Your Highness, I am perfectly harmless," he said with
more charm than I'd heard him use on any woman but me. Dev was rubbing
off on my vampire. Daniel was imitating his smooth tones.
Miria looked Daniel up and down, from his Ferragamo loafers to his
perfectly cropped blond hair. "I doubt that, Mr. Donovan. I think you
could do some serious damage."
I saw Padric roll his eyes and mutter, "Not again."
"How about I promise to be a good boy?" Daniel offered, his voice a
dark seduction. I stopped myself from giggling because Danny was
getting good at this.
"Please don't." Miria's lips curled up. "Where would be the fun in that?"
"Mother!" Dev said sounding completely prudish for the first time in
my relationship with him.
Declan snickered beside his brother.
Miria turned her attention back to her son. "Well, Devinshea, when you
bring such lovely bodies home, what do you expect? They are exotic and
look like they would be excellent bedmates. It would be rude not to
Yes, she was definitely Declan's mom.
"The Earth plane has changed my brother," Declan complained. "It has
turned him into a squeamish old woman. He refuses to even think about
sharing Zoey with me. He pulled a gun on me just for cuddling with
"I would have done worse." Daniel looked at Declan and his fangs were
long suddenly. "And I don't need a gun."
The rest of the room was startled and seemed to take a big step back,
but Miria stood her ground. She went toe to toe with Daniel. She was
definitely interested in those fangs.
She spoke to her son but her eyes were on Daniel. "Declan, you should
know vampires are possessive creatures. It is impressive that
Devinshea was able to forge a ménage with such a powerful creature and
his companion. It makes a statement about his prowess. I am proud of
you, son. You have done well. Tell me, Mr. Donovan, do you bite my
"As often as possible," Daniel replied with no hint of
self-consciousness. "I find faery blood to be quite the treat."
"Yes," she returned with regret. "Unfortunately, it is why I was
forced to close the mounds to your kind. Your kind likes our blood,
and we tend to like your bite, Mr. Donovan. I found it to be a
"Please call me Daniel," my vampire offered smoothly.
"I will," Miria promised. "And you and your companion may refer to me
as Miria or mother if you like. I am your mother-in-law. Formally, of
course, for Zoey, but I completely recognize your relationship and
approve. I am pleased to welcome you. You will be treated as a member
of this family, Daniel."
"Good," Dev said between clenched teeth. "Then you can stop hitting on
him. And for the record, while I feed my partner, we are not lovers
beyond the fact that we share Zoey."
Miria looked startled. "Why ever not, son? He is attractive. I did not
raise you to be so close minded. You should ...what is that human term
you told me about, Declan?"
"Hit that," Declan supplied helpfully.
"Yes, Devinshea, you should hit that," Miria said seriously.
Daniel finally lost it, and there were tears in his eyes as he
laughed. He leaned over, whispering to Dev. "Shit, man, we should have
come here earlier. This is awesome."
Dev turned to me. "My goddess, what are the chances of the floor
opening up and swallowing me whole, sending me to a blissful
"Not so good. Sorry." Miria made me feel better about my dad.
"I think we should begin dinner now," Padric said sourly, looking at
Daniel with a shake of his head. He took Miria's arm and started to
lead her to the head table. Already servants were rushing to action.
Danny just couldn't help it. "Dev, your mom's a total cougar, man."
I grinned as Dev blushed for the first time in...ever. "My mother is
five hundred thirty-two years old. Cougar does not apply."
"Sabertooth, then." Daniel just had to rub it in.
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