Seal of Destiny
(Seven Seals Book 1)
by Traci Douglass
Seal of Destiny is the first book in the Seven Seals series by Traci Douglass. Why not check out the other two books in the series as well?
Love conquers all… but can it stop the Apocalypse?
Mira Herald is having the worst life ever. Not only is she plagued by horrific nightmares starring the Devil himself, she’s now the target of a power-hungry, rogue minion, freshly sprung from Hell and bent on her destruction. To complicate matters further, she’s acquired a stalker. One who insists he’s a divine warrior sent for her protection because she houses an ancient relic with the power to unleash Armageddon. Last time Mira checked, she wasn’t insane. Still, all this celestial mayhem is enough to drive a girl crazy.
Kagan is a member of the Scion, an elite team of immortal warriors selected by Divinity to aid mankind and save the world. After a century alone, Kagan is summoned for a new mission. He’s eager to begin. Eager until he’s informed his mission consists of protecting a woman with no clue to the power she wields. Plus, his briefing fails to prepare him for his new target’s cosmic-sized attitude problem. As Divinity’s sworn servant, he’s required to fulfill his duty. His oath, however, does not require him to be enthusiastic about his new assignment or warm-and-fuzzy toward his new compatriot. He plans a wham-bam rescue and a quick return to solitude.
The rogue minion attacks – with the backing of a mysterious organization – and all Hades erupts, putting a fast end to any whirlwind escapes. Accustomed to staunch independence, Mira’s survival now requires full cooperation and an unwavering belief in Kagan. The battle-hardened warrior is also forced to chose: between duty and desire. Amidst the turmoil, Kagan and Mira’s undeniable passion draws them closer to each other and down a path neither expected but both yearn for, more than they ever knew.
Will love save the day? The world’s fate depends on the answer.
Seal of Destiny is an action-packed, impending-Apocalypse story that introduces us to Mira and Kagan. Mira’s life sucks, her nights consists of nightmares, she has a stalker, oh and did I mention the minion from hell that wants to kill her? In waltzes Kagan, her reluctant protector, who likes to say his dirty words in Italian, which he seems to use a lot around her. Kagan was sent to protect Mira and keep the world from being tossed into Armageddon. Mira and Kagan are constantly yelling at each other and fighting like cats and dogs, but under all of that is a passion that would scorch even the sun. Both try to deny it, but each cannot seem to stop the flames from burning brighter and stronger. Love, Minions, and the end of the world? Who could ask for more?
Traci Douglass has an expert hand at writing about fiery couples that are complete opposites. They chemistry between Mira and Kagan is so strong, so poignant, that smoke seems to be unfurling from the pages. The snarky comments and killer comebacks (even if they are in Italian) make for off-the-wall humor and interesting foreign vocabulary lessons! Add in a dash of evil villains of the very first dynasty, their minions, and a huge dose of Armageddon, and you have yourself a very entertaining story and the start of a very promising new series!
About the Author
Traci Douglass is the author of paranormal romance/urban fantasy and contemporary romances featuring a sly, urban edge, including her current Seven Seals series. Her stories feature sizzling alpha-male heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes; smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get; and scrumptiously evil villains who are – more often than not – bent on world destruction. She enjoys weaving ancient curses and mythology, modern science and old religion, and great dialogue together to build red-hot, sizzling chemistry between her main characters.
She is an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA) and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Writers (FF&P) and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction through Seton Hill University. Her stories have made the final rounds in several RWA chapter contests, including the 2012 Duel on the Delta, the 2012 Molly Awards, and the 2012 Catherine Awards. An earlier draft of the first book in the Seven Seals Series, Seal of Destiny, won the paranormal category of the 2012 Marlene Awards sponsored by the Washington Romance Writers.
Other current projects include upcoming books in the Seven Seals series, a new contemporary novella series due out in early 2014, and a new futuristic suspense series with hints of the paranormal and plenty of romance.