Janet already has her hands full trying to keep her sister Gabrielle under control as well as plan her upcoming wedding to her dragon-Shifter boyfriend Mick and taking care of the weird creatures that suddenly turn up at Barry’s biker bar.
When Janet is knocked out fighting the creatures, she wakes up seemingly in the past, after she and Mick had first met and traveled across country by motorcycle, alone and free. The dream seems so real that Janet begins to forget it isn’t.
The dreams call her back, each one more powerful than the last, until she can no longer distinguish between past and present—and she’d not the only one affected. Janet and her friends—Mick, Cassandra, Nash, Gabrielle, Coyote, her grandmother, and the dragons—must band together to thwart this greatest of magics before it splits them into fragments and leaves the world vulnerable to the most evil of evils.
Book 5 in the Stormwalker series.
Running a little hotel in the southwestern town of Magellan, Janet is used to the occasional problem that requires a plumber or an electrician. But what begins with a leaky faucet in room number 6 leads to a terrifying warning: You are doomed.
Soon a powerful hex traps Janet in the hotel with her friends and her lover, Mick, a biker with the power to shift into a dragon—and the power to calm the raging storm magic inside her. While the close quarters stir a passion between them, they must focus their energy on the impending dangers from outside the hotel—and the ones within…
Double Hexed previously appeared in Hexed
Includes previews for Jennifer Ashley’s upcoming Wild Wolf and Rules for a Proper Governess
Praise for the Stormwalker Novels
“Action packed…Dynamic characters, magic, and intrigue.”—Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author
“An electrifying read—hot, thrilling, tremendous fun.”—Marjorie M. Liu, New York Times bestselling author
“The life-and-death tension and steamy sex scenes are nicely drawn, and fans of both paranormal romance and urban fantasy will enjoy James’s intoxicating blend of the two.”—Publishers Weekly
Jennifer Ashley, aka Allyson James, is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She’s penned more than forty-five novels and a dozen or so novellas in historical romance, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. She now lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, spends most of her time in the wonderful world of her stories, and also enjoys hiking, music, and building dollhouses and dollhouse miniatures.
Talan finds Rees, a Shareem experiment who terrified his captors and then escaped. Rees is all levels of Shareem rolled into one, his capabilities far beyond anyone understands. No one knows who Rees is, and Rees likes it that way.
When Lady Talan encounters him, Rees is captivated. Who is this woman under her prim robes who wants to study him? He thinks it hilarious to be appointed as the man to teach her about Shareem, but Rees never bargains for losing his heart, proving the hard way that Shareem can indeed fall in love . . .
Medic Katarina d'Arnal moves to the slums to work in a free clinic and ends up drawing the job of inoculating Shareem. The first Shareem who shows up is Calder, a level three, muffled from head to foot, refusing to bare even an inch of skin. He's used to an elderly medic who jabs him and lets him go, not the pretty, young highborn woman who wants to do everything by the book.
Calder hides himself because, unlike the rest of the Shareem, he is scarred all over, the result of a plasma fire years ago. He's learned that women crave to be with him, as hideous as he is, and he's created a world where they can indulge in their darkest fantasies with the Beast. He gives them an exotic experience with a capital E.
But this woman, Katarina, looks at Calder the man, and wants to know all about him. Calder decides to show her what he is when she's tricked into visiting his lair—but Katarina keeps insisting on touching his burned face with her gentle fingers, trying to find the man behind the tormented Beast.
Calder knows if he lets her in to what he truly is, it will be the end of him . . .
Book 2 of Tales of the Shareem
Nella of Ariel is on the run, finding herself on Bor Narga, alone, penniless, friendless. She can trust no one—except the tall, amazing man who saves her from death by assassin bot and carries her off to his hideaway.
He's a Shareem, he says. Rio. Level three, which means dark and dangerous pleasures.
Nella has no clue what Shareem are, but Rio is enticing, sexual, rude, crude, and makes her laugh. He also burns fire through her blood as he teaches her to trust him, the only way a level-three Shareem knows how to . . .
Rio had been on his way to get himself off stifling Bor Narga, where he lives as a near-slave. But he's intrigued by his damsel in distress. And she needs his protection. Protecting her and teaching her is worth missing his transport, and maybe being stuck on this rock forever.
Braden, a level-three Shareem, never thought he’d find anything interesting in a library—that is, until he spies Elisa n’Arell sitting behind a reference desk. She’s lovely, polite, and uses cute words like “shan't.”
The trouble is, the pretty librarian is a registered celibate, off-limits, forbidden, especially for the nearly outlawed Shareem. The second problem is, Braden has come into the library to research a way to get Shareem off the planet, an activity that could have him arrested and all Shareem killed. He needs the librarian’s help to access a restricted databases, but he can’t tell her why.
Elisa knows good and well that her motives for donning the robes of a celibate were less than pure. When Braden walks into her library, he takes her breath away. He tempts her to put aside her vows for a time and find out what she’s sacrificing.
Elisa asks Braden to teach her, and enters a world she’d never known existed. Too late, Elisa finds that forbidden fruit tastes the best of all . . .
Kieran is meant to be the ultimate level-three Shareem, without much emotion and personal thought. Now that he’s free of the experimenters who tortured him, he feels as though he’s two people—the Kieran who struggles to fit in even with other Shareem, and the Kieran who can become the commanding level three at the touch of a woman’s hand.
Kieran is the one sent to scope out the transports that might take Shareem away from their restricted life for good, but that plan goes awry when he stumbles across Felice, who is fleeing from a life of slavery to Bor Narga.
Felice stirs the level three in him, but Kieran responds to her as Kieran as well, finding in her a woman who understands him better than he understands himself. Kieran jeopardizes the safety and freedom of all Shareem by pausing to help Felice, but he also jeopardizes his heart, which was supposed to have been stripped of all deeper emotion.
Brianne, a woman of the ruling family, has never met a Shareem, until she spies Aiden, a level one, in a coffee bar in the working-class part of town. Unknown to Brianne, her bodyguards arrest Aiden for even looking at her, and Aiden is locked away, scheduled to be terminated.
Ky, a level-three Shareem and Aiden's closest friend, is furious. He tries to extract Aiden, which only ends up in him being arrested alongside him.
Brianne, horrified, has both of them freed, but Ky wants to teach Lady Brianne a lesson to make up for almost getting Aiden killed. Aiden accompanies him, worried about Ky's volatile nature, and Brianne finds herself alone in a train car with two Shareem men who have many things on their minds.
The incident has Ky bothered for more than one reason—it forced the feelings he's kept hidden for Aiden to surface. But such things are forbidden to Shareem, as he learned the hard way years ago.
Justin has spent much of his life as a free citizen, but he returns home to search for the daughter he was forbidden to have. But a feisty female patroller who’s following him around is getting in his way, especially when she keeps shooting him in the backside.
Justin needs to protect his secrets, but he decides that the patroller is worth a second look, and maybe some instruction in level-two games. He sets out to seduce, but discovers that Deanna, his pretty patroller, has a few surprises of her own in store for him.
Deanna can’t understand why the exasperating Justin won’t follow the rules, considering the trouble he keeps getting himself into. She also can’t understand why he excites her so much--patrollers are supposed to tame Shareem, not fall for them. But as Deanna uncovers his secrets, she learns exactly what Justin has given up, and what kind of courageous man lies behind the façade of the pleasure slave.
She does not know he is Shareem, a level three, fleeing the closure of DNAmo, and hunted through the streets. Eland is grateful for the help, but knows he can't endanger Jeanne by staying. But Jeanne has treated him like a human being, not a lab experiment, and he can't quite forget her.
Eland strives to stay alive and search the city for the Shareem called Rees, who might be able to help him off planet. At the same time Jeanne hunts for Eland, intrigued by this man with blue eyes who makes her feel beautiful. She meets other Shareem, and Judith, a bar owner who harbors them. When Eland finds Jeanne again, Jeanne is ready for the experience only Shareem can provide. But the danger is real, and Eland must flee or pay with his life.
Eland and Jeanne takes place chronologically twenty years before Rees (Book 1).