Title: Mark of the Fallen
A Devilish Fated Mates Paranormal Romance
Series: Dark Fallen Angels #1
Author: Eve Archer
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2021
I thought I made a deal with the devil. Turns out he’s a fallen angel. Very fallen.
Not only is Dominick Vicario tall, dark, and wickedly attractive, he’s also the head of the world’s most powerful underworld family. And the leader of the Fallen—former heavenly Watchers banished to earth who’ve become wealthy playboys.
When I meet him, my life is circling the drain. My job is going nowhere, my boyfriend is a jerk, and I’m in debt up to my eyeballs.
So, when the dangerously seductive mafia don offers me a deal that will solve all my problems, I take it. All I have to do is spend the rest of the summer with the mysterious billionaire. A couple of months jet-setting on private planes and yachts isn’t too high a price to pay, right?
But Dominick believes I’m destined to be his mate—and the key to all the fallen angels being restored to their rightful place in the celestial order.
And it doesn’t matter if I think he’s crazy. He’s convinced I’m his for eternity. And so are the demons chasing us.
Can I escape from his immortal curse? Or will his dark past come back to haunt us both?
Mark of the Fallen is a devilishly steamy, fated mates paranormal romance with a mafia twist. This is book 1 in the Dark Fallen Angels trilogy, it’s a full-length novel, and it ends on a cliffhanger.
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Her skin was so soft I almost moaned out loud, the desire to skim my lips over it making me lightheaded. “It seems a shame for you to run off so soon when I hardly know you. I would very much like to get to know you better, Ella. Why don’t we make a deal?”
I nodded, my eyes on the pulse that tripped beneath her alabaster skin. “I’m a businessman. I make deals. I’ll make a deal with you.” I moved my hand around the back of her head and tangled my fingers in her auburn hair. “You stay with me for a little while longer, and I’ll pay off your debts.”
Her lips parted as she gaped at me. “My debts? All of them?” She gave her head a small shake. “You don’t know what you’re promising. I owe a lot of money.”
I leaned into her, feathering my lips across her earlobe. “Money is not a problem, and I promise you my bank account won’t even flinch. You stay with me so we can get to know each other better, and I’ll pay off everything you owe.”
She held her breath for a beat. “Stay with you? Here? For how long?”
I didn’t know how long it would take to unravel her origins and what it might mean for me or her. “You already wish to leave?”
“No, but I can’t just leave everything forever. I do have a life in New York.”
“Do you?” I asked, then felt her stiffen, and I pulled back and locked eyes with her. “You’re right. We can’t make a deal without parameters.” I slid my hand from her hair to cup her chin in my palm. “I will pay all your debts if you stay with me until the end of the summer.”
She did a quick mental calculation. “That’s almost two months.”
“You would rather spend the rest of your life paying off your debt?”
She blinked up at me. “This is crazy. You can’t be serious.”
I dragged my thumb across her lower lip. “I promise you I am serious, and I have been called a lot of things, but rarely crazy.”
“You’re willing to pay all that just for…”
The time to unravel the truth of her, I thought. But I couldn’t say that. “The pleasure of your company, Ella.” I brushed my lips across hers. “I take nothing that is not mine to take.”
“But if you pay off all my debts, won’t that mean you’ve bought me? Won’t that make me yours?”
A growl rumbled up from deep in my throat, the thought of making the woman mine sending a possessive thrill through me. “If you become mine, it will not be because I paid off your debt. It will be because you want to be mine. It will be because you cannot resist falling from grace with me.” I lowered my mouth so that it was a whisper away from hers. “I give you my word I will never force you. I assure you I will not need to do so.”
Her breath mingled with mine as she moved her head up and down almost imperceptibly. “I’m in.”
“You agree to my deal?” A sinful heat flared in my core as I moved my arm around her, pressing my palm to the small of her back and arching her body so it was flush against mine.
“I agree,” she whispered, her words like marks burned in stone that could never be erased. “Do you want me to sign something?”
“Your promise is enough, but you should understand that I will hold you to it. I am what you might call old fashioned. Your word is all I need.”
With a dominant sound, I crushed my lips to hers, finally tasting the celestial sweetness of the human. Her intoxicating softness made my heart thunder, and my muscles go taut, lust tearing through me like an inferno.
I felt my resolve slipping even as I fought to maintain control, but there was nowhere for a fallen angel to go but down.
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Eve Archer writes sinfully hot paranormal romance with devilishly wicked heroes. Who doesn’t love a smoking hot bad boy (or very naughty demon) who meets his match when it comes to true love?
Eve adores traveling and puts as many of the exotic places she’s visited into her books as possible (which gives her another excuse to plan more trips)! She’s sailed the Adriatic, hunted for secret waterfalls in Bali, and floated in the Dead Sea. When Eve isn’t bopping around the world researching books or writing them, she can be found wrangling her two teenagers, two moody cats, and one very energetic dog. Luckily, her wonderful husband does not need wrangling.