Romancing the Book: Day 2 – The Firefight Within Her Heart

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“Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die. The storybooks are bullshit. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and get in my bed!”

Day Two:  Firefight in Darkness

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00034]Day Two of Romancing the Book brings us to the volatile and humorous relationship of Blythe and Jax from Firefight in Darkness, second of The Dryad Quartet.

This love story takes a sharp turn away from the quiet compassion that brought Capri and Rian together. In fact, not only does it take a turn, it also takes a nose dive into Hell and back for good measure.

Blythe is everything Capri is not:  she is feisty, temperamental, arrogant, blunt, and always willing to fight for what is right. In essence, she embodies the element of Fire, as she is a Fire Dryad. So when her father returns home unexpectedly, she desires nothing more than to get justice for the horrific wrongs that were committed against him. She partners up with a notorious demon bounty hunter and goes on the hunt for the demon responsible for destroying her happy family life. Only what she doesn’t realize is that she will not only discover more awful truths about her family on this quest, she will also learn more about herself and her own desires in life. Everything she thought she wanted suddenly makes no sense as the bounty hunter goes from unwanted acquaintance to somewhat tolerable crush to unforgettable love. It’s a downward spiral that has Blythe both frustrated and intrigued, and sets the stage for this fiery love story.

Jax Murphy is our bounty hunter, a born and bred Texan with a dry southern drawl and a no-nonsense approach to his work. He got into demon bounty hunting after working with the Furies as an Enforcer (humans – military and police – who assist the Furies in capturing demons) and wanted to go rogue and make demon hunting his specialty. His price is high, but his results are impeccable.

The second he meets Blythe the sparks are flying. More out of hostility than out of attraction, but that comes later. She resents him for getting in the way of her goal and he considers her a nuisance with a bad attitude. But when put together, they make one incredible team as they race across country in pursuit of the demon Dante.

This love story is my second favorite out of the series The Dryad Quartet. I loved writing the humorous lines between these two, and thoroughly enjoyed making them bicker and spit at each other while they slowly but surely fall in love. Their romance is filled with passion, frustration, and plenty of heat. What’s not to enjoy? 🙂


“And what are we, Jax?”

“Lord, Blythe, I think we’re fools,” he managed, fisting his hand in her hair and yanking her head back to look at her, his eyes haunted.

“Then let’s be fools.” She crushed her mouth against his and lost herself in him.

Below is the song that inspired their relationship:

To learn more, you can read a sample of Firefight in Darkness on Amazon and download it on Kindle for only $2.99. Or if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow Firefight in Darkness for free!

Thank you for joining me for Day Two of Romancing the Book…tomorrow, I’ll be back with my favorite love story from The Dryad Quartet…the tale of a brokenhearted girl and a boy who wants nothing more than to love her! Stay tuned for A Life Earthbound and Of Water and Madness, third and fourth of The Dryad Quartet!


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