The Crimson Hunt
(Eldaen Light Chronicles: Book One)
A new adult sci-fi romance!
College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.
Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.
So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.
Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.
That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.
Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.
"This was such a neat twist on the paranormal/sci fi storyline! Victoria Smith packs in captivating characters, action-packed thrills, suspense, and a genuinely unique plot into an otherworldly love story that I really enjoyed reading!"
- Erin from The Autumn Review
"I really enjoyed The Crimson Hunt and I'm definitely looking forward to reading more."
"AHHHHHH! Just finished The Crimson Hunt by @VictoriaSmith76 I need the sequel ASAP!"
- Escape2Books (Twitter)
"It's always amazing to me when an author creates a whole world or mythology of his or her own. I love it, and it always makes a book more interesting. This certainly holds true for this book. I kept wondering what was going on, who people really were, and how the book would end. It got to be very unputdownable."
- Brianna (Goodreads)
"The Crimson Hunt was such an emotional experience! It's been a week of trying to get my thoughts together and form a coherent sentence. There were times when I was thinking "NOO! Don't do it! AHHH! I can't take it!" -runs from room- Other times I was chanting, " Do it! Do it! Do it!""
- Katelyn (Goodreads)
"A mysterious story with a lonely girl and a mysterious boy who clearly is truly otherworldly, both in hotness and something else The mystery surrounding Luca was intriguing and very well-played and the story kept me glued to the pages!"
- Danny @Bewitched Bookworms
THE CRIMSON HUNT Playlist!
The story continues in....
Time can bring about many positive changes. For Ariel Richmond, getting her magical necklace to work isn’t one of them.
The year has introduced new comrades and friends, and every day they find their place within Ariel’s alliance. But Ariel herself is at a standstill. While her world advances around her, she’s forced to watch other’s successes. And as her frustrations about her progression toward leadership grow, she and Luca are driven further apart.
Luca sees Ariel’s situation, not as a hindrance, but as an unexpected strategy. Her stalemate keeps her out of battle, allowing him and her coalition to insure her safety from the world that threatens to destroy her. His constant fight to protect Ariel also acts as a shield, making it easy to distract himself from the nightmares of his past and hide his darkest secrets from the woman he loves.
As Luca hides behind his walls, Ariel is forced to become a leader on own. When a surprise from her past arrives willing to aid her, Ariel struggles between the priority of leadership and that of love.
Time ticks away and the enemy won’t wait for the Bringer of Peace to become a leader. The hunt for blood is on whether Ariel is ready or not.
And it doesn't stop there!
The Bringer's Quest has a companion. Also, available now!
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**Book 2.5 in The Eldaen Light Chronicles**
The details behind that infamous hookup in The Bringer’s Quest…
Gemini Maylor is bored as hell. He lost his best friend Luca to a set of long legs and a pair of breasts. Now, he’s not only shy one wingman, but finds himself feeling a way he never has before.
Bailey Hughes loves the quiet. But she has to admit she misses her bestie. As draining as it is to be Ariel Richmond’s best friend, Bailey finds the job oddly fulfilling. So when Ariel and her boyfriend Luca decide to devote more time to each other, Bailey finds herself left behind.
Gemini and Bailey couldn’t be more opposite. Gemini is a fiery Eldaen man with a rock star complex. And Bailey is, well, kinda average. But when the absence of their best friends brings them together, they discover a heat between them that only makes sense. The question is: Is that fire lasting?
Incandescence is a new adult romance with science fiction elements. The 50,000-word novella is not a standalone and follows The Bringer’s Quest.
**Warning: Novella contains strong language. Gemini just can’t seem to help himself.**