Oh, Joy, a New Book … and this one is Wicked Good
He’s a grumpy demon prince. She’s a sunshine magical orphan who’s his fated mate and forbidden. But can he survive rejecting her?
Demon prince Alexei is ruthless in business and deadly in battle. The mafia boss will do anything to protect his family, even consider an arranged marriage with a royal he doesn’t love.
There’s just one problem.
When the grumpy hero rescues a sunshine princess locked away in a tower, he knows she’s his fated mate. She also seems to be a freakin’ forbidden angel. Like the villain he is, Alexei rejects her without saying why.
Despite her tortuous childhood, Jolene is determined to find her real family and win her grumpy prince. Come on—the man has wings! But loving her antihero makes him a target of her human enemies who are out to destroy all supernaturals.
These two opposites attract in all the wicked ways. But when supernatural children in Alexei’s hometown start disappearing, the two must work together, and Jolene will have to reveal that her sunshine-and-sparkles magic isn’t what it seems. Can they find their happily ever after or will their differences and enemies destroy them both?
Publication Date: February 14, 2023
Publisher: City Owl Press
Print Length: 364
Check it out on Amazon: https://mybook.to/WickedGrace
A Wicked Excerpt
She sounded way older than she looked. As though she’d crammed a babushka’s grandma spirit into a child’s body. “Do you want me to take you home?”
“No.” She clutched the book to her chest, a tremble in her thin arms that he wouldn’t have noticed if she’d had a proper coat like his. In an instant, she’d gone from talkative and animated to shutting down again.
He hated the change as much as he hated this weird need he had to look out for her.
Thousands of poverty-stricken kids roamed the streets. Why should he worry about this one?
Yet he did. Tugging off his hat, he plopped it on her head where it fell to the chill-pinked tip of her nose in an instant. The black fur brushed against her snow-slicked skin and hair.
She laughed, a musical ringing of joy that wound through the cold wind to warm him. Hearing her happiness eased his magic and the scorching hurt within him. Sure, he had agreed to marry the only child of his father’s sole rival, but he’d done so for the good of his people. He didn’t love Yulia. Hell, he didn’t even like her. Her voice hadn’t wrapped around him like this girl’s giggle.
Pushing his hat up with one raggedy mitten, she grinned and held the book tighter against her skinny body. The warmth in his chest spread, a feeling different than the love he had for his parents, his sister, his cousin. Like a common shifter instead of the Maronov crown prince, he wanted to feed her, to keep her warm, to make her laugh again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Luna Joya writes sexy hexy romances in the award-winning Legacy Series.
Fluent in sarcasm and penal code, Luna prosecutes by day and writes at night. She loves history, especially Los Angeles and Hollywood lore.
A survivor of traumatic brain injury with steel body parts, she lives in SoCal with her combat veteran husband and their two-pound terror of a rescue pup.
Find more about Luna Joya on her website: https://lunajoya.com/