Phoenix Rising (Phoenix Institute) (Paperback)

By Corrina Lawson

Samhain Publishing, 9781609287986, 282pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

List Price: 16.00*
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He was born to be a weapon. For her, he must learn to be a hero. Since birth, Alec Farley has been trained to be a living weapon. His firestarter and telekinetic abilities have been honed to deadly perfection by the Resource, a shadowy anti-terrorist organization-the only family he has ever known. What the Resource didn't teach him, though, is how to play well with others. When psychologist Beth Nakamora meets Alec to help him work on his people skills, she's hit with a double-barreled first impression. He's hot in more ways than one. And her first instinct is to rescue him from his insular existence. Her plan to kidnap and deprogram him goes awry when her latent telepathic ability flares, turning Alec's powers off. Hoping close proximity will reignite his flame, she leads him by the hand through a world he's never known. And something else flares: Alec's anger over everything he's been denied. Especially the passion that melds his mind and body with hers. The Resource, however, isn't going to let anything-or anyone-steal its prime investment. Alec needs to be reminded where his loyalties lie...starting with breaking his trust in the woman he's come to love. Warning: Contains telekinetic sex, nuclear explosion sex hot enough to melt steel, and various and sundry swear words.

About the Author

Corrina is former newspaper reporter with a degree in journalism from Boston University. She is currently an editor of GeekMom and a core contributor to its brother site, Geek Dad on She also writes for Sequential Tart, a webzine about comics and pop culture written solely by women.