When Simeon, a mountain lion shifter meets Asher, a blood demon, there is instant attraction. But, how can they act on the way they feel when there is an entire kingdom at stake.
Asherkan Iblis is a blood demon, a slave to elves and a soldier. He keeps the fact he has royal elvish blood a secret. His half brother returns to broker peace but reveals he is actually there for much more and Asher faces a decision that could lead to his death.
Simeon Blue, brother of the leader of the Feline Guild, mountain lion shifter, is tasked to accompany Phin on a mission over the Red Mountains and into the Second Kingdom. He has to talk to the Guild but all they want to do is stay in isolation and his mission is fraught with danger.
When Simeon is wounded Asher hides him and suddenly, next to a kings death, a cousin's hate, and Ludvik's black magic, love falls on the agenda.
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Supernatural Bounty Hunters Series
The Novel Approach – 5/5 – “….This is one of my favorite books in the series so far. I loved to see Asher start to come into himself. He has always known what his place was, but he didn’t have the fortitude to fight for it. It took the love of his mate, the support of his brother, and the honesty of a king to give him the push he needed. Once Ahser and Simeon put their strength together they realized there wasn’t anything they couldn’t accomplish….”
Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books – 4/5 – “….The Demon’s Blood is a solid chapter that moves the fight against Glitnir satisfyingly forward, slotting yet another element into place ready for the final push against Ludvik. Asher and Simeon are likeable characters, and their journey together is only just beginning. I must admit I am hoping that RJ will provide an epilogue at the end of the last book which ties up all the relationships.
For anyone who loves epic fantasy The Supernatural Bounty Hunters is a series not to be missed….”
The To Be Read Pile Reviews – 5/5 – “….I look forward to seeing the overall resolution of the series, but the journey is very enjoyable. As always, I am sucked in by RJ Scott to the world the author has created and don't really want to leave it when the book is over!….”
Sensual Reads – 4.5/5 – “….Pick up The Demon’s Blood to see for yourself. You’ll be glad you did. How can you go wrong with hot MM loving, a war against injustice and enough paranormals to satisfy every one. Rj Scott gives us all….”
“I didn’t offer you a role because what I want you to do means I need to share something with you that I have to be certain you won’t reveal to another soul, and only you alone can know.” Joseph looked deadly serious.
Simeon felt himself frown. Where was the openness now? A team, any kind of team with secrets, was destined to implode. Especially a team who didn’t all sleep together.
“I don’t like secrets,” he said firmly. Declan had said the same thing this morning. Declan, whose scent wasn’t as irritating as Connor’s, and his incubus lover, Levi, along with Brody, were off making contact with the bears at the foot of the Trent Forest. Why it took two incubi to deal with bears, Simeon didn’t understand, but he didn’t question Joseph’s intentions. The vamp had magic running through his veins and Simeon at least respected the ancient power that resided inside Joseph, even though he didn’t understand it.
The door opened and Reuben came back in the room with a whoop and a clash of knives and body armour. He looked faintly ridiculous when you saw him sitting at ease, but Simeon had watched the ancient warrior at practice with his sword and even he had to admit Reuben was pretty good with the sharp stuff.
Simeon had even attempted to ascertain whether Reuben liked males, but for some reason his normal instincts evaded him whenever Reuben joined him in the room. Probably something to do with the fact Reuben was eight hundred or so years old, and that he had been imprisoned by magic. Reuben sat in the seat opposite Simeon and next to Joseph. Simeon instantly felt like he was under interrogation. What was Reuben doing being part of this whole secret sharing thing? Simeon straightened in his seat, but not before he saw Joseph cast an irritated look at the manner of Reuben’s entrance.
“Why is Reuben here then?” Simeon asked. “If this secret is so damn special?”
“Because I have to know everything,” Reuben announced grandly.
Joseph frowned and glanced at Reuben. “That isn’t exactly accurate, but he has a point,” he began. “Reuben is here to record the details I’m giving you into the Vampire Book of Days.”
Simeon looked for paper or a pen, or anything that indicated this information would be put to record, but all he could see was a smirking Reuben tapping his forehead. Simeon remained uneasy at the thought Reuben could trap information with his freaky, enchanted book-brain.
Simeon was also suspicious. “Why does what I do, a member of the Feline Guild, need to be recorded in some ancient book of blood suckers?”
Reuben scowled and made a move towards Simeon. Joseph stopped him with a hand across his chest.
“Bring it,” Simeon snarled in response.
“Not worth it,” Reuben replied disinterestedly.
Joseph sighed and suddenly appeared very tired. “Firstly, so we can track if you break the agreement to secrecy. Although what Reuben wants to do with that information if you do break the agreement, I dread to think.”
“I’ll kill him,” Reuben said with a sniff before snarling with his fangs drawn. He stabbed a knife into the wooden desktop.
Simeon merely raised an eyebrow in dismissal. “You don’t scare me, vampire.” He laughed.
Reuben stood and leaned over the table and, in a movement so quick it blurred, he had Simeon pressed against the stone wall, Simeon’s legs dangling and Reuben’s hands around Simeon’s neck.
“Stop!” Joseph ordered. “For pity's sake, Reuben, sit down.”
Reuben tightened his hold momentarily and Simeon simply stared at him. His breathing was compromised, but he sure as hell wasn’t going to show it. Finally, Reuben released Simeon, then sat back down.
“You break your word, cat, I will find you in that instant, connected to the magic in this promise, and I will use my sword to split you in half.” He flicked a fang with his nail as if to emphasise the point.
Joseph continued immediately, as if Reuben hadn’t just threatened death and mayhem.