Three thousand years ago, Darius disrespected true love. As punishment the Fates took away his good looks and forced him to unite 100 soul mates before he got his looks back. He had just united his 99th couple when he meets Ariel. Darius knows Ariel is part of the final couple, but he’s in love with her. Still, he must find Ariel’s soul mate, and unite them, even though he doesn't want to. More
THE SIDEKICK’S JOURNEY
Darius has been a sidekick forever. Always the best friend, never the hero. Known throughout the ages by a variety of names from Merlin to Sancho Panza, Puck to Andvari, Darius has kept his real identity secret.
Three thousand years ago, he disrespected true love. So, as punishment, the Fates took away his good looks and forced him to unite 100 soul mates before he got his looks back. He just united his 98th and 99th couple. He has one left when he meets Ariel Summers.
Ariel Summers, a world-famous triathelete, is hiking the Idaho Wilderness to come to terms with a career-ending injury. She falls off a cliff, but somehow manages to stop on a ledge halfway down. But she needs help, and a handsome man provides it—using magic. She meets Darius in his true form, which he can revert to once a year—and falls in love with him.
Or does she? Because Darius’s lifelong enemy, Cupid, lurks in the woods, and he’s shot an arrow at Ariel. Did it hit? And does it matter? Because Darius knows Ariel is part of the final couple he must unite. He can’t bear to unite her with anyone else. But Darius doesn’t deserve true love. So he must break Cupid’s spell, find Ariel’s soul mate, and unite them. Even though he doesn’t want to.
Called “The Reigning Queen of Paranormal Romance” by Best Reviews, bestselling author Kristine Grayson has made a name for herself publishing light, slightly off-skew romance novels about Greek Gods, fairy tale characters, and the modern world.
She also writes romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, futuristic sf as Kris DeLake, and contemporary romance under her real name—USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
As Kristine Grayson, she also edits the romance volumes of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine.