Tempted

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His father murdered, his mother looking to him for support, Alexi Gallo needs a job and he needs it now. Bribed into working for a corrupt family friend, the only bright light is the easy money and beautiful, vulnerable Traci.

But there's more to this new world than being a bag man and falling in love - far more than just being a kid trying to survive. Alexi is about to find out he's a pawn in a deadly conflict between warring immortals.

When a mysterious and powerful relative appears, Alexi learns a story of immortality, demons, and feuds that aren't myth, but more real than anything he's known before. There's a battle coming, and Alexi must decide his allegiance.

The answer seems obvious, until Traci is threatened. Alexi will move heaven and earth to keep her safe, but is he strong enough to wield the power of gods when all he has is love and determination on his side?

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Paul Micheals can often be found hunkered over a keyboard in his home in Los Angeles, surrounded and pestered by three cats and a dog who always seem to think it's feeding time. A big fan of food himself, Micheals fancies himself a decent cook and loves being in the kitchen almost as much as he does putting stories together. Micheals has been writing fiction in one form or another since he discovered role-playing games in the early 90s. As a teenager, he was fascinated with stories of swords, sorcery, and grit, and maintains that obsession to this day. His stories are heavily influenced by outstanding authors such as Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, C.S. Friedman, and Robin Hobb. When an interesting thought occurs to him that doesn't qualify as fiction (and even some that do), he blogs it at his website, www.paulmicheals.com.

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Pupcake Publishing
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Published on
Oct 23, 2013
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9780989639514
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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