Kyra L'orrac was committed to her assignment: stay on Earth and guard the sapphire known as the Stone of Destiny and keep it from the magician who sought it. She knew the many reasons magicians weren't to be trusted. But Ellard J'aron isn't what she was expecting. As the incoming vizier, Ellard must retrieve the star sapphire, as well as its two sister jewels, and return it to his home on Dolnair where it belongs in the scepter of his king. If it is not there for the coronation, he will lose his life and his family will be banished from their home.
He thought it would be a simple matter of taking it from the navel of the woman on whom it rested, but when she turns out to be its guard, his plans are changed drastically. Ellard brings Kyra with him as he travels to recover the other stones. Forced to work together to identify the person trying to overthrow the monarchy and discredit magic, they discover an attraction they can't fight. Kyra has never before wanted a lasting relationship with any man, but Ellard touches her heart, making her reevaluate old assumptions and long for love. Ellard feels the same way, but those who hold the position of vizier are prohibited from marrying. When he completes his task, he must lose the only woman he has ever loved. Will the memories of their erotic adventures be enough to sustain him when duty calls? Download and start listening now!