Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes "hope" and "trust". But everything changes dramatically when she encounters Justin, a Spirit Knight restlessly hunting dangerous ghosts that devour the living, who rides into her path on his magical horse and takes her under his wing. When an evil spirit threatens Claire's life, she'll need Justin's help to survive.
"A great twist on a traditional approach"
When Paige asked me to have a threesome with her, I didn't want to do it. I couldn't imagine how it would impact our relationship if she saw me having sex with her husband. Then I found out her husband wouldn't be participating! Instead, there would be an entirely different guy, because evidently, James enjoyed seeing his wife with other men, and even when Paige told him the other guy was better! I'd never been involved in anything like that, and it turned me on a whole, whole lot.....
Now genuinely a Spirit Knight, 16-year-old Claire wants to know everything about the job. Fate dumps a dragon on her, and she only has more questions. She knows how much she needs training and wishes she could snap her fingers to learn everything at once. Justin can answer Claire's questions, but between his demanding young daughters, his sarcastic horse, and the recent loss of his own mentor, he'd rather just be a Knight.
Now that the Spirit Knights have accepted 16-year-old Claire into their order, she just has to convince all its Knights she belongs. Forced into a test to prove her worth, she discovers more than anyone wants her to. Meanwhile, Justin runs around playing janitor. He's made some big messes, but cleaning them up puts him on a new path, one he never imagined his future could hold. All on Thanksgiving.
Everyone got comfortable. It was understandable, really: soft beds, good food, contentment. Not for Bobby; together with Stephen, he's shaking off the torpor and getting into bed with Privek - nothing is out of the question to find the lost 11. Will the Vampire-Dragon Inquisition turn out to be something no one expected? Is the mysterious agent still 15 steps ahead of them all? A warlord, a cruise ship, a splashdown - oh my!
All Bobby wanted was a girl to come home to after a hard day of work. Like the last one said before she left, he was going exactly two places - no and where - and he was happy with that. But somebody had other plans for him. A murder. The terrorist watch list. For what? Underage drinking? Things couldn't possibly get worse. Right? Oh, yes, they could. A lot worse.
It all comes down to this: Bobby has to find the girl, save the woman, wake the team, stop the disaster, open the door, and eat the partridge in a pear tree. Not even Head Cowboy can do it all alone. Like it or not, he needs help, and the only places he has left to look for it are the unlikely ones.