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Desert Blade

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In the post-apocalyptic Midwest, now a ravaged dust bowl, former guardsman Derek Covington must find help for a sick boy. With nothing but memories of all he lost, Derek crosses the desert alone in search of the doctor who saved his own life ten years ago. Drifter gangs who loot and pillage don't dare come near, for Derek has a formidable weapon: a prosthetic arm with a deadly blade.

For a decade, Dr. Lidia Sullivan has fantasized about the handsome guardsman who'd been in her care. And now she can't deny his dangerous request. But as they make the treacherous journey back to Old St. Louis, they must contend with much more than fierce desert winds and their unthinkable attraction. A fearless gang has spotted Lidia—a rare woman—and will fight Derek to the death to get her. And though he risks his life to save her for the sake of the child who needs her, she fears there's one thing Derek will never risk: his heart.

27,000 words

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 20, 2012 – Drake sets a sweet romance in the burning wreck of a postapocalyptic United States, where engineered plants have destroyed almost all the food crops. Derek Covington, a National Guardsman, tries to rescue his foster mother, Hester, from Chicago rioters, but a Molotov cocktail costs Derek both an arm and Hester. At the hospital, Dr. Lidia Sullivan helps fit Derek with a space-age prosthetic, complete with built-in sword. A sizzling kiss ensues, but the two are separated for the next 10 years. Lidia has settled in New Kansas, near Leavenworth, when Derek reappears in her life, trying to get her help for an asthmatic boy in a settlement near old St. Louis. Their wild ride back to his new dwelling contains an abundance of caresses and hair-raising escapes. Despite a compelling premise and well-described physical passion, the short length inhibits Drake s ability to build the couple s emotional connection fully.
Desert Blade
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Apr 23, 2012
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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