Release Date: January 22, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Series: Wicked Wraiths (Book 1)
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing
Tori’s trying to find Mr. Right. So far all she’s found are Mr. Arrogant, Mr. Self-Obsessed and Mr. Downright Scary. When her latest date ends in her dumping her drink in her date’s crotch, a frustrated Tori takes matters into her own hands. One quick spell later and her very own Mr. Right is standing in her bedroom. So what if he’s a wraith, a magical construct. She doesn’t care. He’ll do the job far better than any of her buzzing friends.
However, the ghostly hunk standing by her bed is hiding more than one secret: like the fact he’s not a wraith at all, but a sorcerer looking for a way back to the land of the living. Jacob needs an in, a chink in some mortal woman’s armour. He needs to hear the words “I love you.”
“She’s all right. Not a keeper or anything but she’ll do for a couple of nights in the sack.” The voice of her date filtered around the pseudo-Grecian column and stopped Victoria Bennett, Tori to her friends, in her tracks.
Not expecting a patron to stop so suddenly, the waiter behind her almost ran into Tori’s back. Managing to scoot around her at the last minute he shot her a glare that suggested she was the living personification of all his woes. On a normal day Tori was polite to a fault but today wasn’t a normal day; she just blinked at the guy like an owl as she tried to process what she was hearing.
The hits kept coming. Richard’s chuckle floated around the column.
“Of course she’ll cooperate. Bit of the Cutler charm… liquid panty remover.” He laughed again, a harsh sound Tori had never heard from the handsome executive before. “And if that doesn’t work, then a certain special…”
Tori’s blood started to simmer as Richard lowered his voice. “Yeah, in her drink. No, don’t worry… no blood test will pick this stuff up. It’s a lust potion. Mate of mine picked it up at one of those paranormal clubs. Says it turns any woman into an animal. They can’t get enough of it…”
She was going to be sick. Richard planned to drug her. How freaking low could you get?
“Yeah, sure thing. If she’s any good, I’ll give you a call. No, not tonight. Sorry mate, I want my share first. Tomorrow night? Yeah, sounds good. I’ll get her over to mine and we’ll dose her up. Call a couple of the lads around and have ourselves a little party.”
Tori went from simmering to boiling mad in the blink of an eye. He was planning an orgy, was he? She’d see about that! Her spine straightened and Tori walked around the column with her head held high.
Richard was still on his cell. His lips curved into a smile as he smoothly changed the subject. “Yeah, thanks for that, James. If you could send the Delaney tender over and I’ll review it tomorrow. Cheers, mate, you too. Oh, before I forget…”
Plastering a sickly sweet smile on her face, Tori sidled up and pressed close to wrap an arm around him. With her free hand she reached for her drink. Richard started a little in surprise but recovered well and quickly covered her hand with his own, shooting her a smile as he carried on his call.
“Richard…” Tori breathed against the side of his neck, whispering a kiss across the sensitive skin of his neck.
“Hmmm?” He flipped the phone shut.
“You know the thing about lust potions?” She pulled away as she twisted her wrist and dumped her drink in his lap. “They don’t work on those with Fae blood.”
Richard shrieked, a full-on girly shriek, as the mixture of alcohol and ice landed in his crotch. “Bitch! What are you doing?”
Tori stepped back smartly and grabbed her evening purse off the table, stopping only to cast a look over her shoulder. “I hope it gets frostbite and drops off. Have a nice evening, Richard. Don’t bother to call.”
[wptab name=’Reviews’]”Jacob is just what he needs to be; hot and sexy to the max.”
4.5 Cherries! — Holly, Whipped Cream Reviews
“…detailed and very erotic…guaranteed to make you squirm in your seat and want a Wraith of your very own..”
— BD Whitney, Book Wenches
“Ms. Carter weaves a spell around her readers’ with some amazing characters that are so life-like, I was wondering if I could have a wraith myself. If you enjoy a unique look on wraiths then grab Tori’s Secret and the kick off to the Wicked Wraiths series. Just make sure you have a bag of ice or your significant other to help cool you down afterwards.”
— Dawn, Love Romances and More