Night Secrets: A Novel
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Sydney McBride is writing a profile on a plastic surgery spa in Rio that caters to celebrities, and she’s going under the knife herself–all to revive her sagging career. But then she gets wind of an even bigger story. Among the nips and tucks she discovers a mysterious and devastatingly attractive man claiming he’s come to Rio to foil a plot that has the potential to unleash worldwide horror. Lucas Fox is Sydney’s ticket to a comeback–one that could relaunch her into the limelight. All she has to do is gain his trust.
But Lucas Fox trusts no one. He’s a drop-dead gorgeous T-FLAC operative whose paranormal powers are flickering–but whose powers in bed rocket Sydney to a place she didn’t know existed. Now, with the astounding secrets that she and Lucas have uncovered at the spa, Sydney is willing to take on her most risky career move of all. She’ll work side by side with a world-hopping wizard–stopping only for the most forbidden pleasures along the way.
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hand. “McBride?” His line of sight rose a few inches to land on her breasts. Clearly he was distracted. As was the man next to him. Pressured by her publisher, Sydney had caved and had plastic surgery in order to get a first-person perspective for the book she was writing. Reluctantly she’d gone from a perfectly decent B to a full C. And men not making eye contact was one more reason she was going to have the implants removed as soon as possible. After a few, too long seconds the soldier’s eyes
efficiency. “The other teams are on standby.” Anyone thinking Nia Ledgister was merely the head nurse was underestimating the woman’s power at Novos Começos’s secret, exclusive, and multimillion-dollar enterprise on the third floor. First, she was a full and powerful wizard. Second, she had a finger on every pulse—literally—on the third floor. Lewis Bergen wondered, not for the first time, if Ledgister had access to the building behind this one, the building that was so hush-hush, so secret
under her tailor-fashion on the foot of the bed as a commercial for room freshener came on. “CNN is channel twelve,” she offered, noting absently that the clock on the top left-hand corner of the picture was now set to 00:00. She made a mental note to call maintenance again to have them look at it as Lucas switched the channel. Crowds of screaming, crying people showed behind the reporter as he talked somberly into the camera. “—is now closed until authorities can ascertain what the substance
“Something, or someone, back there sucked out all my power. I want to see what or who.” “Are you insane? First of all . . .” She had no idea what first of all was. Sydney yanked on the wheel and started back against her better judgment. “You’re out of your freaking mind, you know that? What do you mean something or someone sucked out your power? That’s impossible . . . Isn’t it?” But wasn’t tooling along in a golf cart beside a wizard insane? “An hour ago, I would have said yes.” “You should
Dying would be the key word if he tried to force his way in. Sydney had seen boats and people appear late at night from the marina. Wizard transpo for sure. Concentrate on one thing at a time. Picking up speed, he tried not to think about his inability to use his powers. What would it mean for his job with the paranormal division of T-FLAC? If he’d lost or was losing his powers, he still had the training and skill to be a T-FLAC operative. Yeah. He’d be that. But being a wizard was who he was.