Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
Publication date: May 2010
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Half witch and half wolf, Ganda is like no other being on earth, but more than 3,000 years ago the love of her life, Colin, was killed and since then she's remained an old black woman in the swamps of Louisiana. That was, until Joshua and Jessie Kaine showed up and brought her back to life.
Now on a mission to put her past to rest, Ganda visits Ireland, the land of her birth, and then the land of Colin's death-Egypt. What she finds there isn't the answer she's looking for, but a mystery that will change her entire future.
He watched as she grew a tail and swished it in the air. And then, as quickly as she threw back her head with a howl, she became herself again. Stepping into her gown, she covered herself, and went to him. Taking his hand, she sat beside him and explained everything about her family's curse.
She had explained she wasn't compelled to change with the moon as others usually were. Because she was as much witch as wolf, she had greater power and control than others of her kind. In fact, truly no other existed like her at all. Her mother had been a witch, her father, a black wolf, and though the spell cast by her mother made him human, the curse turned him into the wolf again each month upon the full moon.
She had told him the entire story and gave him the choice to either stay with her or to leave. She said it would be up to him. In spite of how much she loved him, she knew this was a lot for a man to take in, and that was why she wouldn't marry him until he was aware of the truth. It had to be his choice to accept her as she was, to know the secrets she carried, to know her family.
He had looked into her eyes, brushed the hair from her forehead, and told her that, without a doubt, whatever else she was, she was also the only woman he'd ever loved. They were married under the full moon that very night.
As they stood together, bathed in moonlight, holding one another, their lips but a breath apart, he told her he wanted to be with her forever, that his love for her was so deep and so strong, the thought of not being her husband forever was too much to bear. She didn't hesitate. She kissed him quickly, made the change to wolf and held him firmly as she bit him. At nearly midnight, her magic was at its strongest. The man fell to the ground, writhing, crying out in pain as his mortal body changed and the wolf emerged.
Ganda had kept nothing from her new husband and had told him of Amcor, a wolf who had pursued her. She told him of how she'd refused the aggressive overtures Amcor had made time and again, but Colin didn't know the extent of Amcor's desire to have what he wanted.
For Amcor, it wasn't a matter of love, but of getting what he wanted no matter the cost. He wanted Ganda and her refusal angered him. In vain, he had even gone to her father, hoping to make an ally in order to convince Ganda to marry him. When Ganda fell in love with Colin, Amcor's desire raged into insane jealousy. He swore he would have her at any cost, and he would have Colin's life as well.
Colin had taken the advice of his father-in-law and took Ganda to a faraway land. They had traveled over oceans to foreign lands that neither had ever seen before. Days became weeks, and then weeks turned into years, as they traveled together. Eventually, they had gone to Egypt. What they found was heartbreaking. The country was at war with itself, its people killed their own as they ravaged the land. Still, they had found something beautiful in the land they both loved and wanted to help the people regain the beauty and wealth they once had.
Egypt, Ganda thought now. She would go back there, but not just yet. She rose, kissed her fingertips, pressed them to the stone. "Till we meet again, my love." She turned away and returned to the waiting cab.