Stars on Fire
Author: Sky Gold
Series: The Sable Riders, #1
Publication date: February 26th 2023
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction
The thing is, Selene, I don’t do forever. It’s not what this is.’ – Kainan Sable.
He’s lethal, wraith-like, a warrior who lives in the twilight, the hidden inferno amongst the stars.
She’s driven, ambitious, and unrelenting, with an allure that forces him from the shadows.
He needs to control the intensity of his reaction to her.
She fights the temptation glinting in his sapphire wildfire eyes.
He wants revenge.
She wants forever.
But he can’t give her ‘forever’.
Or can he?
War is stirring in the skies and stars above Eden II. Between empires in ascension and realms in decline. Kainan and Selene find themselves caught up in the maelstrom. Together they’ll light the stars on fire, even as darkness beyond their control seeks to turn their destiny – and their forever – to ashes.
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Then take to the Skies Above Eden II. A whole new world awaits you.
Selene’s imagination soared as Kainan regaled her with tales of life growing up on the far-off floating city above Planet Earth and the adventures he and his brothers had indulged in over the years.
To Selene, it felt like the world around them – the bar, the restaurant, the servers and even the lights – faded away, leaving them in a cocoon of their own making.
Selene felt like she could talk all night. She’d never felt so alive in her entire life. The retelling of his past capers and sins made them sound as harebrained as they were brazen. His dry humour made her laugh to the point of tears, and his heated gaze left her with a buzz of euphoria that she hadn’t felt in years.
Hours later, he glanced at his wrist comm and raised an eyebrow.
‘It’s way past your bedtime, young lady,’ he drawled.
‘I’m hardly sleepy, though,’ she protested.
‘Are we having this conversation again, Selene?’
‘Which one’s that?’
‘The one about your utter disregard for sleep and rest?’
‘I take it you’re a lover of sleep yourself?’ she teased.
‘I’m a lover of the things I treasure the most.’
Selene held his gaze and thought for a moment about its dangerous promise.
He wasn’t flirting with her. He had an intensity about him that made flirting sound like mere child’s play. He was transcendental, cerebral, almost spiritual. The fierceness in him was as powerful as a planet-wide tsunami.
Was he as precarious as nature’s uncontrollable forces?
And was she even ready for this? Was he anything she had the time to explore, and was this the right time to probe it further? What would be the repercussions?
‘Don’t overthink it, khamila,’ Kainan said quietly, cutting into her train of thought. ‘Don’t worry about what may or may not happen, for when it comes; it’ll have enough worries of its own.’
Selene was amazed once more at his mysterious ability to perceive her deepest thoughts.
He jerked his chin at her and fluidly rose to his feet. ‘I’m calling it. It’s late, and we’ve got a heavy day ahead of finessing our deal, so I’m taking you back. To your room.’
She smiled at his oddly specific reference, took a deep breath and nodded, gathering her bag and comm tab.
He took her elbow and led her through The Osirian’s still-packed floors to a new elevator near the bar’s main doors. The lift smoothly rose ten levels before stopping on her floor, where he stalked silently beside her back to her suite.
Swiping in, he stepped into the apartment ahead of her.
Satisfied, he returned to the open doorway, where she waited as he checked the interior.
‘It’s clear,’ he announced, strolling past her. ‘Good night, khamila.’
His resolute farewell and pensive expression didn’t leave room for further protest, and she stepped inside. Their eyes locked as she sidled past him and stayed that way even as the door slid shut.
She stood there, motionless for a few moments, wondering whether to call out after him. All she could feel was her chest rising and falling and her breath catching in the weighted space between them.
Finally, she heard his impossibly light footsteps trail down the corridor and away from her.
Only then did she run through the suite and fling herself onto the sumptuous bed. She burrowed under the covers and curled herself tightly. Then, shutting her eyes, she placed a trembling hand over her wildly beating heart.
Who was she kidding? After the evening she’d had, sleep would be an impossible, unimaginable effort.
about the author
Sky Gold is a best selling author, writer and lover of all things delicious, fun and courageously life affirming. She imagines herself a warrior for the people she loves and values she stands for! She looks to her gorgeous husband, her whimsical kids, her loyal friends, her sweet Russian Blue Cat, and the stars themselves for her heavenly inspiration.