Heart of the Hunted
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Viola Grace
Word Count :24202
Publication Date :2016-10-21
Series : Brace for Humanity#2
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Category : Erotic Romance
- Product Code: 978-1-4874-0916-6
Stolen from a life she was settling into, dumped onto an alien landscape and hunted, she has to put her faith in the man she can’t see.
Bree has worked for the agricultural department on Imrahl until this week. She has been identified as a late-blooming breeder and is now shopping for knickknacks to fill her new apartment.
When her escort turns kidnapper and she is dropped on an alien world, running is her only option.
Arix is a master tracker as well as a hunter. When one of the precious breeders is taken, he is assigned to bring her home.
He will hunt her, he will find her, and he will bring her home.
He looked to the left and right, but there was no one. That wasn’t right. The portal outpost should have at least half a dozen men. The larger colony would have greater defenses and be a distance away. That was if Skekt had a colony. This might just be a holding area or another step-down world.
He used his wrist monitor to track the pallet and saw the marks of her escape. Her scent was strongest at the edge, and small bits of black fibre were caught in the bales of greens. She was wearing practical clothing and not the frivolous stuff that the Breeders tended to favour.
The trackers that had followed her had left a wide trail. He simply followed them.
His prey had moved quickly, but they had gone on foot. Arix tracked them through the woods and noted the skark tracks. The trail just kept getting easier.
He loped down the path, keeping his senses alert for returning trackers with their prey. To his amazement, the small human footprints disappeared with the skark tracks, but the trackers kept after them, so he followed.
When he reached the edge of the hills where the plains began, the stench of blood was thick in the air.
It took him a few hundred metres to find the remains, but thankfully, there wasn’t a human amongst them.
Skarks did a lovely job of trampling anything they considered a threat to one of the herd. The original idea had been to use them as food sources, but they were far too violent when defending their own. Fortunately, they didn’t over breed, so they were good at clearing land wherever they were put.
The sweet-hot scent of the human was now mixed in with that of the skark. It was not a conflicting mix. He grinned and realized what had probably happened. Her scent was close enough to theirs that they took her in.
He just had to creep up to the herd and get her away without her guardians noticing. No problem.