Come Fly With Me...
Rhianna Lancaster has always been “different”-and not in that quirky, small-town Texas way. Nope, Ria’s unique qualities are downright bizarre, which is why she tries to keep them to herself, thank you very much. So maybe she should be glad when, out for a run, she encounters a guy even weirder than she is-not to mention naked as a jaybird…
What Ria learns from this “Prince Kristor” person is that he’s an alien sent to help her get in touch with her powers and rescue her from a mortally unfulfilling life here on earth. Good to know. Also good to know the local law enforcement, whom Ria calls after macing Good Prince Naked and running for her life. Problem is, she can’t stop thinking about him-or his story, which may not be quite so crazy as it sounds…
A hawk swooped down, landing on the trail in front of her.
She came to a grinding halt, feet still running in place, and then stopping altogether.
What the hell? Hawks didn’t just land in front of people. And it should have taken off as soon as it spotted her.
Ria stared at the bird as she tried to catch her breath, bending over and resting her sweaty palms on her knees.
The hawk was magnificent with a creamy white breast and speckled dark brown wings that blended into black tips. The bird was so close she could see its sharp talons. Talons that were made for catching and holding prey. Something about this wasn’t good. Probably because the hawk still hadn’t moved. It stared at her as though it were silently trying to communicate. This was weird. No, it was more than weird.
Almost as weird as the thick fog rolling in. She straightened, her gaze flitting from tree to tree until she could no longer make them out. An icy chill raced down her back as if someone had run an ice cube over her spine.
Fog wasn’t that unusual. Right? It was early morning, and the trail behind her house was in a low spot. Except this fog wasn’t like any fog she’d ever seen. Kind of Friday the 13th creepy.
Alrighty, maybe this was her cue to leave.
Someone groaned, but the fog was so thick now she couldn’t see a thing. Ria hesitated. What if the hawk had been trying to tell her that his owner was hurt? That...that...
It had finally happened. She had completely lost her freakin’ mind.
But the fog began to dissipate enough that she could make out a man’s face. A very tall man. At least six-two. With short dark hair. Strong chin. Green eyes that studied her. Tanned skin. Muscular chest...
Her assessment came to a screeching halt.
Muscular bare chest.
Yum! Shintara’s voice came through to Ria’s thoughts.
“Shut up,” she told the voice.
Well, he is hot.
The man stepped forward. “I’m Prince Kristor, from New Symtaria. I’m here to take you back to my planet,” he said in a deep, commanding voice.
The fog vanished.
The man was totally naked.
Birds took flight.
Small animals scurried into hiding.
Fear cemented her feet to the ground, and no matter how much her brain screamed-Run, you idiot!-they weren’t budging.
Her sweaty hands fumbled with the small can of mace hooked onto her waist purse, her heart slamming against her ribcage.
She got it loose, raising it as he stepped closer. “Like hell you will! Take this!” She thrust out her arm and sprayed. He grabbed his face and yelled, his voice a thundering boom that bounced off the trees. She didn’t waste any time turning and running as if the devil were on her heels and, as far as she knew, he just might be.
Small town Texan Rhianna has known from a young age that she is different from other humans. She doesn't realize how really different she is until she runs into a stranger in his birthday suit out in the woods. So the adventure begins. Karen Kelley's book “The Falcon Prince” delivers Sugar and Spice all wrapped up into a fantastic bed time novel.
Awesome job Karen! I really enjoyed reading “Falcon Prince” and I loved all the side splitting humor. I laughed all the way through the book. I highly recommend this book.
4.5 out of 5 Bats
Reviewed by Raven Kelly- Webmistress of VampireBooks.ca and Book Reviewer