Book 1 of the Nine Worlds (previously Unbound series)
Risk Leidolf is a hellhound, shapeshifters known and feared throughout the Nine Worlds, but even as pack alpha, he has never been free. Since childhood, he has been bound to an immortal witch. Bound to do her bidding.
He’s sent to hunt again, but time his prey is different. Innocent and something he can’t pin down… can’t bring himself to destroy.
Novice witch Kara Shane has a mission of her own, to find her sister. Her twin is the stronger, the one who kept Kara going through her daily fears, but now it’s Kara’s time to be strong, even when faced with an otherworldly canine beast with eyes they chill her to her core.
When the pack alpha learns Kara is a twin, he knows she could give him the one thing he’d never dreamed he could have – freedom. But he realizes there may be something he values more than that. Kara herself. And Kara feels it too. Except soon their choice won’t be simple. With Risk’s owner still on the hunt for the twins, Risk and Kara will have to choose: each other, or everything else they value and love.