Soul Ties (Soul Ties #1)
By Lisa Swallow
**Some graphic language**
'She would fail.
A hateful tear split from her eye and she blinked it away. Keir wasn't going to see her fear as he killed her, he couldn't have that triumph. If Keir wanted to kill her she would look into his eyes as he did. She locked her gaze with his, willing the teardrop sliding down her face to disappear.
The point of the dagger pressed into her cheek, and pierced her skin. Dizziness started blacking her vision.
Keir shifted his gaze to the unwanted tear running down the frightened girl's dirt-covered cheek. As the teardrop touched her ear, he hesitated.
The dagger clattered onto the floor. Keir stood and ran into the night.'
Working as a Soul-Hunter is like Purgatory. It's not Hell...but it's close.
Ava has hunted down countless demons, retrieving souls from them. It's her job - one she signed up for without fully understanding how tiresome and exhausting a life being followed by the constant threat of death would be.
Now only one things stands between her and her freedom. A final assignment...the retrieval of a Nephilim soul. The key to ending her servitude.
No one has ever beaten her yet and she won't be letting anything get in the way of success now.
Two steps ahead. Two steps back.
Upon pinpointing her target, a Nephilim male by the name of Keir, Ava prepares herself for an easy hunt. An English university campus only has so many places to hide, and sooner or later the perfect chance will arise for her to confront him and retrieve the soul.
But Keir is much more than he seems.
Very aware of Ava's true mission, he thwarts her plans to end him time and time again, both amused and angry at her feeble attempts. Ava can't seem to figure out how to deal with an enemy stronger, quicker and sneakier than herself. Time is against her - failure not an option.
She needs a plan of attack, and soon. Or she can kiss her freedom goodbye...forever.
Days pass, and Keir continues to challenge everything Ava thought she ever knew about Nephilim. Why would Keir fight a demon if demons and Nephilim were allies? Why doesn't he kill her already? His actions confuse her, throwing her off her game.
Not to mention the irritating feeling that has begun to grow inside of her...something awfully close to attraction.
He is living proof that what she has been told isn't all true. And Ava isn't sure she'd ready to accept that she's been living a lie.
Secrets crawl to the surface.
She didn't expect to fall in love.
She didn't expect to discover the truth.
She didn't expect to question all she knows.
She didn't expect such a difficult choice: her life...or Keir's?
Sacrifices will be made. Hearts will be broken.
Discover a world of vivid emotions and unbreakable ties - Lisa Swallow's compelling narrative will take you on an unforgettable journey, leaving you wanting more.