Trial by Fire
by Shannon Emmel
Commanding Officer Blaise Keegan was the only one in her unit who made it out of the flames in Iraq, miraculously thrown clear of the blast zone. Blaise is trying to ease back into a normal, civilian life at secluded Shadowling Manor, but survivor's guilt and PTSD have made things emotionally difficult, especially for a woman who is used to always being in charge and coming out on top. She has a warrior's heart but no clue her strength comes from her dragon heritage and it is that heritage that protected her from the flames.
Hayden Conley is caught completely unprepared when he is suddenly pulled into the earthly plane on the spring equinox. The portal between dimensions has been closed to his kind for millennia, and now he must find his mate quickly. If he fails, he will perish, and with him, his bloodline and the dragon magick of his clan. A warrior King must have a warrior Queen, and he recognizes Blaise on sight. But before she can take her place at his side, he must help her heal her wounded soul and break some old habits, without breaking her will…or her heart.