Immortal Ops

Immortal Ops

by Mandy M Roth

 

 

                       

 

                 

 

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Paranormal Shifter Military Special Ops Romance

Immortal Ops 1

 

 Captain Lukian Vlakhusha is having issues with his newest target, Peren Matthews. Something about her has left him staring at her picture and wondering what it would be like to touch her soft skin. When the time comes for the team to strike, Lukian senses danger and aborts the mission. He makes an attempt at meeting Peren and is set in his place by an independent young woman who knows what she is, and isn’t, looking for in a man.

Lukian is having trouble telling Peren that he’s what she fears most, a werewolf. Can they make the passion that burns between them last, or will Lukian’s condition be too much for Peren?



Shape shifter Romance: Contains adult situations, paranormal themes, violence, and is not intended for the faint of heart.
 

 

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IMMORTAL OPS

By

Mandy M. Roth

 

 

Dedication

Thank you, Donny, a line muse if I’ve ever met one, for sharing your time with the Rangers with me. Jean, your red pen, is always appreciated, extra comments in the margin most of all. In addition, I’d like everyone to remember the men and women in the Armed Services who are, at this very moment, putting their lives on the line for our freedom.

 

 


 

Chapter 1

 

Peren Matthews sat and listened to her friends yak away about their stressful weeks. She turned her green eyes to the window and stared out at the night sky. Her gaze flickered to the crescent shaped moon and she had to fight the urge to trace the edges of it with her fingers. She’d always been obsessed with the wonders of night. As a small child she’d sit in her window and long to be among the stars. They seemed so peaceful, so free from care or concern. That had been what she wanted most as a child—peace. Now, on her twenty-fourth birthday, she sat in the back of Melanie’s cramped Escort and tried to wish herself somewhere serene. She found little amusement in the fact that she’d come full-circle.

She shifted awkwardly in the seat and pushed the pile of used tissues away from her feet. Melanie was far from a neat freak and the lipstick stained tissues on the floor told her that Mel had a habit of tossing trash behind her as she drove.

Missy fixed her dark brown eyes on Peren and looked disgusted. “Girl, you need to lighten up—it’s your birthday.”

Peren let a fake smile creep onto her face. Yeah, it’s so easy to lighten up, Kyle’s gone and he’ll never be back. It’s wrong to be celebrating with him not here. She tried to hide the emotions on her face but Missy’s expression told her she failed. 

She couldn’t get angry with Missy or Melanie. They were only trying to help. Since Kyle’s disappearance they’d gone out of their way to try and help her deal with her loss and move on. “You need to climb back up on that dick again, darling…that’s bound to make you feel better.” Mel had told her this on more than one occasion. Sure, she still had the same desires as the next woman, maybe even more, but moving on was the last thing on her mind. She just wanted to go home, curl up, listen to sad music and wallow. She didn’t need or want their planned interventions.

“Let’s go to that new country music club…you know…” Melanie said, eyeing Missy, “the one that has the line dancing. Maybe we could find some hot guys there tonight?”

Peren sighed. She was committed for the rest of the night to them—their prisoner until dawn. She’d agreed to be a willing captive and they’d agreed to leave her alone about dating other men. Most of their blind date choices had been disasters. The first two were your typical college guys. They had one thing on their mind and that was to get into her pants. Melanie was upset that Peren didn’t give in to their advances. Sure, they were hot and she could have used a good fuck, but she wanted something more.

The third guy they’d fixed her up with, Ben, had been decent enough. His short black hair and light blue eyes had made for a fantastic combination. His conversational skills were far better than any of the men she’d been out with before. That wasn’t the best thing about him, though. The best thing had been his smell. As silly as it sounded, he smelled like musk and fresh morning air. Kyle had had that very same natural scent. It drove her wild with lust.

Missy had been most surprised to find out that she’d gone on multiple dates with Ben. She’d really enjoyed his company, but felt guilty about betraying Kyle and cut it off. The nameless, faceless other dates meant so little to her that she’d lost count of them.

 

* * * *

 

“Do you smell that?” Lukian Vlakhusha asked his long-time friend, Roi.

“Smells like teen spirit alright,” Roi said, his tongue running across his lips.

Lukian ignored the comment because he’d known Roi long enough to know what his tastes in women were and teenage girls weren’t one of them. He turned and looked at a gaggle of young women as they walked into the nightclub. Nope, not the ones they were shadowing. These girls didn’t look legal. The ones they were after were a bit riper. Not old, no, just a little more mature.

“Tell me again why we’re here?”

“Because we have to be,” Roi said sardonically.

The answer wasn’t the one he wanted to hear, but it was the truth. They did have to be here. Lukian knew what their mission was, probably better than Roi. He was, after all, first in command. Search and destroy, that was the mission. The target was what he had a problem with. It’d been a long time since he’d been forced to take a woman’s life. He didn’t look forward to it now.

He glanced down at the photo of the auburn-haired girl he’d been carrying in his back pocket. Her large green eyes had haunted him since he’d first been given the assignment. He knew the rules: don’t get attached, don’t put a face to the name. He’d broken them both. He’d been fixated on Peren’s picture since he’d received it. He silently hoped that he wouldn’t have to be the one to deliver the killing blow. He’d been doing this kind of work for too long and was too good at it, to let this one get to him.

“Showtime,” Roi said, watching the tiny turquoise car containing their target pulling in.

 

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“We’re here,” Melanie told Peren, as if she couldn’t come up with that one on her own. She looked out the window at the hordes of people in cowboy hats and boots heading into the club. She smiled as she ran various rodeo scenarios through her head. Maybe she’d get lucky and they’d have a mechanical bull.

There’s nothing like watching a wanna-be-cowboy get jostled around.

She looked down at herself and felt overdressed. Melanie had hinted that they’d end up somewhere like this, but she’d never come right out and announced it.

She fumbled around with her black skirt and wiped unseen pieces of nothing from it. It was a nervous habit—one of many she’d hoped would pass with time. Kyle’s disappearance had only served to enhance her already neurotic behavior. Of course, sleep deprivation had also been playing a role in it.

Having the man you love vanish one day will do that to you.

“Come on, you look great,” Missy said, opening the car door and thrusting her hand in at Peren.

 

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Lukian watched as the tiny, black-haired girl with the tanned skin opened the car door. She had a bit of Asian blood in her somewhere, that was for sure. He looked at Roi, to see how he was holding up, because he knew this was his type of woman. If things went badly, they’d be forced to take the friends out as well. Their directive had been only the one target, but they were cleared to do whatever was necessary to eliminate her. If that meant additional casualties, then that was fine too.

Lukian watched his friend lick his lips again. He knew that Roi was picturing his mouth running all along the exotic one’s body. He reached his hand out and touched Roi’s shoulder. “It is best to not think too hard about that one. Trust me, I know.”

He watched as the black-haired girl stepped back from the car, pulling the target with her. He slid his fingers over the photo in his hand. Peren, yes, there she was—average height, around five six or so, with anything but an average build. His gaze fell over her white blouse. Its v-neck was low cut and showed the swelling white mounds of her breasts. Her tiny waist only made her chest look larger from his vantage point. He wanted to suck on her nipples as he rammed his cock deep within.

  What’s the hell’s your problem? You don’t think about targets as sexual objects.

Lukian shifted uncomfortably, trying to get rid of the growing problem between his legs. His cock had a hard time understanding why something so perfect had to be destroyed. Come to think about it, so did he.

 REVIEWS

 

Silver Star Award: I feel Immortal Ops deserves a Silver Star Award as this book was so flawlessly written with elements of intrigue, suspense and some scorchingly hot scenes between Peren and Lukian, I simply couldn’t put it down. I can’t recommend this enthralling book enough; it won me over from the very beginning and I know I’ll be re-reading Immortal Ops many times over. Both Peren and Lukian shine throughout this story and the secondary characters are so interesting that you want a book dedicated to each of them. I look forward to reading more of Ms Roth’s work.--Aggie Tsirikas--Just Erotic Romance Reviews


5 Stars--Immortal Ops is a fascinating short story. The characters just seem to jump out at you, Ms. Roth wrote the main and secondary characters with such depth of emotions and heart felt compassion I found myself really caring for them. As you read this story you’ll find the plot thickens as you turn the pages....HOT! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this paranormal story and look forward to reading some of Ms. Roth’s other books.--Susan Holly--Just Erotic Romance Reviews

4 Stars --I liked the idea of weres and how they are created, and the book definitely kept me reading until I was done. The sex in the book is great, with lots of passion and creativity in the many scenes. I would certainly recommend giving this book a try, and I will be on the look out for more from this talented author. Julie Bryan--Just Erotic Romance Reviews

 

 PARANORMAL ROMANCE http://pnr.thebestreviews.com

IMMORTAL OPS was an enjoyable, erotic, paranormal romance which had
an intriguing premise and was, at times, gritty and intense. It was
about one of my favorite types of creatures-- werecreatures. Lukian is
surprised to finally meet his mate and is unsure how to reveal himself
to her. Paren and her friends are caught up in a situation that they
don't understand, but Paren finds strength in the end. All in all,
IMMORTAL OPS was an intense, erotic, werewolf romance, that I highly
recommend. I can't wait to read the stories of the rest of the team.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield

 

Ms. Roth had created an intriguing hybrid in Peren, and a worthy mate in Lukian. Both are inclined to follow their hearts, and to do the right thing by one another. I was charmed by Peren's spunk and resilience in the face of mythic creatures and the revelations about herself.

The chemistry between Peren and Lukian is enough to melt the paint off my walls and hot enough to ignite anything else! Ms. Roth has memorable characters and a setting that's hinting at more than just Lukian and Peren's tale.

Immortal Ops packs the action of a Hollywood thriller with the smoldering heat that readers can expect from Ms. Roth. Put it on your hot list…and keep it there!

Reviewed by Niniri Theriault for The Road to Romance

 

 5 Stars--With the release of her third paranormal book, Mandy Roth has established herself as a master of creating supernatural beings. Her characters are so realistic, I find myself wondering about the fine line between fact and fiction...This was one captivating tale that I did not want to end. Thankfully, there are more stories in the future about the other members of this engaging team. Ms. Roth has written a moving and complex love story with grand style. Lukian and Peren’s intense feelings are so well described, I could almost sense them myself. Their love scenes were fervent with an underlying tenderness. Just the right touch of humor endeared these characters to me even more.--Amelia Richard, eCataRomance Reviews

 

 
5 Hearts- I loved this book and couldn't put it down until I finished it. Lukian is the ultimate alpha male and will make any female's toes curl. His intense sensual animalistic nature will have you squirming in your seat. Peren is also very strong willed and determined to give as good as she gets where Lukian is concerned. This couple produces instant heat when they come together and the sex is ultra hot. This is the first book I have read by Mandy M. Roth, but after this one I will definitely be on the lookout for more of her work and hope another werewolf adventure is in the works.--Angel Brewer-The Romance Studio

 

Author Mandy Roth’s IMMORTAL OPS is a paranormal with shapeshifting characters and a touch of military operations, and is the first in a set of a new series. (In a fitting dedication, Ms. Roth dedicates the story to the men and women in our Armed Forces “who are, at this very moment, putting their lives on the line for our freedom.”) Hero Lukian Vlakhusha is a shapeshifter (part werewolf) given an assignment to search out and destroy heroine Perren Matthews. But after meeting her and discovering she is his soul mate, Lukian aborts the mission. Now it’s a matter of keeping Perren safe from the one who wants her dead, and also convincing her that their lives are destined to be together. Very fast paced, intriguing, this first story will sure to entice readers to anxiously wait for the next book in the series. Readers should know this is an erotica love story and explicit in content. Also available at New Concepts, from Ms. Roth, is a short, titled PEACE OFFERINGS; a fast paced erotica in the world of the fey--August issue of Kari’s Korner at Love Romances www.loveromances.com

 

 5 steamy cups of coffee--

Combining the world of secret government operations with mythical creatures as if they were an everyday thing, she (Ms. Roth) then has the audacity to make you actually believe it and wonder if there could be some truth to it. I know I did. Nora Roberts once told me that there are some people who are good writers and some who are good storytellers, but the best is a combination of both and I believe Ms. Roth is just that. Mandy Roth never fails to surpass herself. Just when you think she couldn't possibly think of anything better than her last story, she surprises you and comes up with another. If IMMORTAL OPS is a preview of what is to come in the series, it is on my auto-buy list. No question. --Cheryl, Reviewer--coffeetimeromance

 

This story is HOT! The attention to detail is riveting as is the depth of the characters. I won't give you the rest of the story, but Mandy Roth kicks ass in this story. I've loved her site and I've been waiting until the right time to read Immortal Ops. Now I have and I need more. If you want a unique story that pieces many paranormal elements together seamlessly and gives you a satisfying hot conclusion, Immortal Ops is the book for you.

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Additional Book Information

Amazon ASIN:B003WEAJ3O

Electronic ISBN:978-1-4524-5761-1

PRINT ISBN-13: 978-1460926116
PRINT ISBN-10:1460926110

Release Date: July 2010

Word Count: 31,000

Heat Rating: 5/5

 


 

Series

Immoral Ops

Critical Intelligence

Radar Deception

Strategic Vulnerability

Tactical Magik

Administrative Control

Separation Zone

 

PSI-Ops (Part of Immoral Ops World)

Act of Mercy

Act of Surrender

Act of Submission

Act of Security

Act of Command


 

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Mandy M Roth

Mandy M. Roth  grew up fascinated by creatures that go bump in the night. From the very beginning, she showed signs of creativity—writing, painting, telling scary stories that left her little brother afraid to come out from under his bed. Combining her creativity with her passion for the paranormal has left her banging on the keyboard into the wee hours of the night. Her books have won numerous awards, including an RT nomination for Best Paranormal Erotic. 

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Immortal Ops: Collection I

Contains Stories:

Immoral Ops

Critical Intelligence