Syndelle’s Possession

Syndelle Coronado. For Brann O’Ciardha, she is a prize beyond measure, a vampire myth made reality. He knows that there will be those who will want to kill her when they learn of the old magic carried within her. But the moment Brann tastes Syndelle’s blood and feels her hidden power as his companion Rafael mates with her, he resolves to claim her, to possess her. He’s waited centuries to find a female such as Syndelle, and he won’t let her escape him. She will be his for all time, bound to him and Rafael by her own nature and the laws that govern both vampire and Angelini alike.

While Rafael is the human mate Syndelle has always dreamed of, Brann is the vampire boogieman of her nightmares. There is no denying the Angelini magic that has chosen them as her mates, and once claimed, they will crave her as desperately as she will crave them. But Syndelle intends to have more from Rafe and Brann than just their lust, she wants their love, and she intends to be viewed as their equal.

Note: This book contains graphic male/male sexual interaction.

Please note: A previous edition of this story was published by Ellora’s Cave.

Connected Books: The Angelini

Old magic is returning to a world where vampires and Weres exist—and the Angelini, who always take at least two mates, guard humans against the predators hidden among them. While the stories in The Angelini world can be read as stand-alones, they are best enjoyed in order.

Book 1

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Vampire's Companion

Book 4

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Fear skittered through Syndelle as the Viper pulled away from the hotel. She could feel Brann’s immense power moving against her own power like a hungry tiger rubbing its face and body against the bars of a cage—only it was the prey trapped inside the cage and not the deadly predator.

Her blood sang with Sabin’s ancient knowledge of who Brann was, what he was.

Sorcerer. Executioner. Vampire. A being who would recognize what she was, a being who could unleash the ancient magic inside her and use it for his own purposes.

The mate of her nightmares. The bogeyman she’d feared her entire life.

But even so, the melody of a thousand chimes sang in her mind, insisting that she finish what she started, that the bond be closed. The feel of Rafael’s hard cock against her bottom as he held her on his lap in the tight confines of the sports car, added to the need.

She pressed her forehead against the window and closed her eyes, trying to block out the sound of the chiming, the urgent, primordial call to merge with these two men.

That she would ultimately yield her body was a foregone conclusion. She knew it, accepted it. Only death would free her from the demands of the Angelini magic that had created her, and she had no death wish.

The call to mate with Rafael had overwhelmed her, surprised her, pleased her. He was human and she did not fear humans. He was what she’d once hoped for, a human mate.

Like a turtle, she pulled deeper into her shell, retreating to a place where neither the chiming, nor the heady scent of Rafael, nor Brann’s power could reach her, retreating to a place where she could pull her strength and courage around her.

Syndelle. Already the name resonated within Brann, calling to his body, his soul, his heart.

She was a prize beyond measure, beyond compare, one he’d thought might be more vampire myth than reality.

The Coronado family had guarded her and kept her secret well. So well that there wasn’t even a whisper among members of the council of her existence, of what she was, what she would be to the vampire who could possess her. He doubted that even the Angelini knew what she was. There would be those among them who would want to see her dead if they knew, who would fear the return of the old magic, the old days, should she fulfill the destiny carried within her blood.

Brann pressed against her shields again, harder this time, using his link with Rafael to try and move into her mind. The way was blocked. Impenetrable.

Only the most ancient, the most powerful vampires had shields so strong. But he would have expected nothing less from Sabin’s daughter. He would have expected nothing less of the Coronado line. Or from The Masada.

He pushed again, trying to gauge whether his attempts to breach her barriers were weakening her, but felt only the flare of her power countering his own. They were well-matched, a perfect complement to one another.

Brann smiled in the dark interior of the car. The battle would be delicate, though hard-fought, but in the end his will would reign. In the end, she would be the answer to his centuries’ old prayer, one that had started the first night he awakened as a vampire. In the end, she would be his companion—bound to him by blood, his in every way, his to command even as it was his duty to protect and provide for her.

Rafael shifted in his seat, his cock so hard and full that he felt more animal than man. A multitude of feelings and conflicting desires warred inside him. Brann’s powerful will pressed through his veins, adding to the tangle of emotion and sensation swirling inside Rafael until he couldn’t stand it anymore. “Enough already. Get out of my fucking head!”

His harsh snarl made Syndelle tense on his lap, the involuntary clench of her buttocks sending a shockwave through his cock. Rafe’s arms tightened around her, forcing her ass down hard on his erection. Fuck, after years of not being allowed to come, he was about a breath away from shooting his load into his own pants. “Don’t move,” he growled against her neck, his teeth automatically gripping the place where he’d bitten her earlier.

She whimpered in response, going soft and submissive, and Rafael knew he’d be lucky to make it out of the car before taking her again. He groaned against her spring-scented skin, his heart racing as the Viper moved through the opened wrought iron gates of Brann’s most heavily protected home.

A thin layer of sweat coated his skin as he fought off the need to rut like a crazed wolf. Brann’s anticipation stroked along their link and he knew the vampire wanted this. Wanted to see him fucking her. Wanted much, much more than just that.

Rafael didn’t know which was worse—what the vampire’s bond had done to him or what the Angelini mating had done to him.

He was panting by the time the car came to a stop.

Rafael’s harsh challenge to the vampire had jolted Syndelle out of her protective shell and into a maelstrom of emotion and desire. There was no fighting the need to mate. Rafael’s cock burned through their clothing, his heavy breathing and the feel of his teeth awakened the wolf and the Angelini magic rose with it.

Brann got out of the car and moved to the passenger side, opening the door and easily lifting her from Rafael’s lap. It was the first time he’d touched her and a moan escaped as the dark melody of his power poured through her and the wolf lifted its head, howling, its song blending with the music of a thousand chimes. She shivered, resting her head against the waterfall of Brann’s hair, its deep red color a reminder of what was to come. She wouldn’t escape this night without exchanging blood with him. He would never allow it.

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“This is a powerfully erotic and thrilling tale. Syndelle’s story is the perfect follow up to SKYE’S TRAIL, the first story of THE ANGELINI. The men are men, (when you include weres and vamps into that), and the women kick serious butt! There is a wonderfully suspenseful story here, along with the deep romantic flow of the triad’s love. Even though this is a sequel, it can be read and appreciated as a stand alone. Note, this is a deeply erotic tale of three lovers and is not for the weak at heart”

— Thia McClain, The Romance Reader’s Connection

“Laced with secrecy, danger and an underlying mystery, SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION takes a reader down the dark path between the insatiable bonding of three people and the all-consuming longing lying deep within their souls. The m/m/f connection intensity among the main characters defied my imagination as to what is scintillating and pushed the erotic envelope to new heights… The second book in THE ANGELINI series does not disappoint as Jory Strong delivers a compelling, action-packed, and ferociously seductive tale.”

— Mila “Bean” Ramos, Just Erotic Romance Reviews

“Riveting and intense are two great words to describe SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION. This wonderful thriller continues to build on the world set into play in SKYE’S TRAIL… There is truly nothing about this story that will let you down. It has a powerful and sensual romance intertwined with the paranormal plot. While some questions are answered, Ms. Strong also opens up new possibilities about THE ANGELINI, creating new questions with potentially difficult answers. This is one sequel that you have to read to believe. It is a thrilling story from start to finish.

“Readers should note however that this story focuses on a relationship involving two males and a female. There is male/male sexual interaction, all quite erotically written so as to titillate the senses without being overdone. However, it is a major part of the story and the plot, so if this kind of romance doesn’t interest you, you might just have to stay away from SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION, which in this reviewer’s opinion, would be a true shame because the paranormal aspects of this story are truly amazing feats of the literary imagination.”

— Sarah W, The Romance Studio

“Ms. Strong is a gifted author who has penned a wonderful story of love and desire between three people. I recommend this book to anyone who likes hot sexy stories and enjoys reading about multiple partner relationships that includes same sex interactions. I absolutely adored SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION, and I am sure that many other readers will enjoy it as well.”

— Susan White, Coffee Time Romance

“SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION by Jory Strong is FABULOUS! Ms. Strong has once again titillated her fans with another deliciously captivating story in THE ANGELINI legacy. I was enchanted by Syndelle’s courage to accept her nature and deeply attracted to the ruggedly attractive Rafael and his unquenchable need for Syndelle. However, I was also enthralled by Brann, his incredible strength and ability to love and accept his mates for whom and what they are is enchanting. I truly loved Brann.”

— Dianne Nogueras, eCata Romance

“SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION is an awesome book, it’s everything that I hoped it would be after I read SKYE’S TRAIL, if anything it’s more emotional. This is a sequel but may be read as a stand alone book, however, to understand the connections I would recommend reading the first book. Ms. Strong answers some questions with SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION, but new ones arise as well has open the door to new possibilities about THE ANGELINI. This is a provocative, electrifying story from page one, and I’m looking forward to reading more in THE ANGELINI series. This is one book not to be missed!”

— Luisa, Cupid’s Library Reviews

“SYNEDLLE’S POSESSION is a wonderful book that draws the reader in and holds them captive until the end. Rafael is sexy and sensual, but also has an alpha male attitude. Syndelle is courageous and a very likable character. Brann the vampire who rounds out this ménage completes the circle and makes for a very interesting plot. Jory Strong has penned another book that is sure to please readers and keep them coming back for more.”

— Angel, Romance Junkies

“Jory Strong has outdone herself with SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION which is second in her THE ANGELINI series. I set out to read this for review and found myself completely sucked into the story following the roller coaster of emotions as these three strong, vibrant beings fight to bind themselves together, protecting each other, healing each other and eventually completing each other.”

— Holly, Euro-Reviews

“From the first page to the last, I was totally engrossed by the story. I really enjoyed their relationship with each other as well as their interactions with the secondary characters. Each character had strengths and weaknesses I could identify with, that enhanced their love for one another. I would highly recommend SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION to any reader looking for a mystery mixed in with some hot romance.”

— Lee, Joyfully Reviewed

“Ms. Strong has created a lush, erotic world inside her THE ANGELINI series that I cannot get enough of. Those with faint heart beware: SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION contains graphic male/male sexual encounters that are anything but cool. The passion between the characters explodes off the page and slaps you right in the face to leave you wanting more.”

— Marissa, Novel Spot

“This reader looks forward to the next book in THE ANGELINI series. SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION was both a magical and intense look into this unusual race of beings and their place in keeping the balance.”

— Tammy, Love Romances!

“If you like a little spice in your reading and a great story, I highly recommend SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION; it’s definitely one for the keeper shelf.”

— Julia, The Romance Studio

“Suspense, passion, and plenty of action — in bed and out — SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION by Jory Strong certainly has them all.”

— Sinclair Reid, Romance Reviews Today

“Jory Strong is one of the best authors when it comes to writing volcanic erotic romance. Filling the pages with scenes that are carnally uninhibited Jory Strong has outdone herself with the second installment to her THE ANGELINI series. Syndelle is a wonder of a heroine. Standing up for herself against two Alpha males is not easy, but she definitely pulls it off. SYNDELLE’S POSSESSION is a fantastic story that is not to be missed.”

— Angel, A Romance Review

“Wow! All the characters in the story, no matter how big or small their parts are, interconnect to provide for an entertaining plot. Skye and her two mates also assist in unraveling the mystery which led me to purchase her story. A definite keeper for all vampire/paranormal fanatics like me! I definitely can’t wait for the next installment.”

— Tallyn, Fallen Angel Reviews

“This is a very steamy and delicious story. The plot will pull you in with its mystery element and paranormal theme. I couldn’t help but like Syndelle for her strength and passionate nature. Brann is a very loving and wise. Rafe is insatiable and definite asset to the plot. Jory Strong has created a world you will certainly enjoy!”

— Anita, Enchanted In Romance

“Great sizzling story with an intriguing plot, two sexy hunks and a powerful woman.”

— Susanne, Cupid’s Library Reviews

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