By Christina Dodd
"Where has she been? The rumors fly in the course of the Scottish geographical region approximately girl Alanna, the attractive and mysterious displaced mistress of Fionnaway Manor. And now she has emerged from hiding, purely to discover her cherished property besieged through grasping kinfolk. . .and coveted by way of a darkly good-looking Englishman.
Ian Fairchild is aware that Fionnaway belongs to him on my own. For years he yearned for the adored position the place he handed his adolescence. He can safe his rights to the manor simply via marriage with the enigmatic Alanna, however the beautiful hellion has warned him at knifepoint to depart her condo.
Now with ability and style, Ian needs to penetrate the lady's defenses, and boldly lay declare to her physique and spirit. yet first he needs to turn out himself valuable, and he holds the ability to enchant and enjoyment, inflame and encourage. . .and to persuade this woman her actual house is in her lover's heart.
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The following is only speculation: I believe Cranston was frightened. For the first time since I’d known him. For perhaps the first time in his life. Terribly frightened. The guards administered dart-gun sedation and removed Cranston to the infirmary. I requested a moment alone in the cell and approached the commode. What I saw astounds me to this day. It was a body. A tiny infant body, dead of drowning. Not a normal infant. natural. Its limbs were long and ropy and somehow primitive. The face had none of the charming cherubic qualities of a healthy baby: Instead it was flat and wizened; it seemed so atrociously old; the body of a newborn with the face of an ancient, and deformed in so many disturbing ways besides.
He is fifty but looks much older. His body has been ravaged by the sleepless nights and constant fear, the mind-numbing violence and repetitive selfmutilation. He is not the same man who worked the high steel, the same animal who murdered willowy faggots in seedy motel rooms. That man—his vigor, his rage, his savagery—is dead. All that remains is a dead soul in a sagging casement struggling through another day. ” Charlie’s starvation-wracked body hasn’t produced anything more substantial than a walnut-sized turd in years.
The metal bar now materializes from behind Harlan’s back, slices through the air in a hard downward orbit, embedding itself in Lester’s head. A sound like a shellacked egg cracking as cold iron buries into twitching gray-matter. Lester’s mouths falls open and a Vesuvius-like torrent of blood gouts around the railing’s curved side. His eyes blink, rapidly. He topples forward, bare feet rat-a-tat-tatting on the concrete. “Hey,” Harlan slaps Edward’s stubbled cheek. ” After years in the Coliseum, Edward has learned to sleep with one eye open.
A Well Favored Gentleman (Fairchild Family, Book 2) by Christina Dodd