Sugar Cookies and Mistletoe

Title: Sugar Cookies and Mistletoe

Author: Kay Doherty

Publisher: NineStar Press

Release Date: October 22, 2018

Heat Level: 1 – No Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 11600

Genre: Paranormal, Halloween, Christmas, werewolves, bonded, virgin, reunited

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Synopsis

Preston believed he would never find his mate. When he finally does, he’s in for a surprise. His mate, Dylan, is a rare omega wolf-shifter, but he’s still a child himself. Due to the unusual circumstances, the families agree to keep Preston and Dylan separated, only allowing monitored emails to be exchanged between them. Six years later, Dylan returns to the wolf-shifter town of Barton, and Preston. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for Dylan to meet the Callahan Pack, reunite with his mate, and figure out exactly what his omega status means for his future with Preston.

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Sugar Cookies and Mistletoe

Kay Doherty © 2018

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Chapter One

October 2012

Preston Callahan walked down the street with the other unmated alphas and glanced at the pack members lining the sidewalks in front of their homes. The wolf pack didn’t celebrate Halloween, but some had decorated their porches for fall with scarecrows, pumpkins, and wreaths made from colorful leaves.

“I hate this damn parade,” he said to his twin sister, Penny, who walked beside him. “It’s antiquated.”

“Shush. I have hopes,” Penny replied while scanning the crowd with a critical nose, trying to catch the scent of her future mate.

The annual mating parade had been started centuries ago by one of his ancestors to boost the ego of the alphas and remind the others who was in charge. With the change in times and culture, it wasn’t as necessary as it had been back then. He felt the ritual had long outlived its usefulness. It took place every year a few months before mating season so they could peruse the unmated betas and gammas, and so that the parents of wolves who’d recently turned eighteen could present them to the pack alphas for consideration.

Expectation and excitement scented the air as the alphas passed. It was considered an honor to be chosen by an alpha in this way, so it was always quite the event. The unmated wolves would dress up in their finest, and a massive bonfire with food and dancing would take place later that night to celebrate any new pairings that occurred. It happened with enough frequency that the annual parade continued to take place by an almost unanimous vote by the alphas; almost because every year, Preston would vote against it.

He was twenty-eight years old, and in the decade since he’d started taking part, Preston had yet to scent his mate. He’d found plenty of lovers, but they were just betas willing to have a few nights of fun in an alpha’s bed. Preston doubted they even cared whose bed it was, only that it belonged to an alpha. He also doubted this year would be any different, so he’d made no effort with his appearance. Unlike his fellow alphas, who had dressed nicely, Preston wore jeans, combat boots, and a well-worn long-sleeved T-shirt in deference to the late fall chill. Winter, and mating season, would be on them in a few short months.

He made eye contact with a handsome young man in a well-fit gray suit who just might make an enticing plaything for the night. Penny suddenly looped her arm through his elbow. Her excitement vibrated through her, and he glanced down. His twin had always been far more demonstrative in her emotions than him.

“I can smell him, Preston.” Penny beamed up at him with a happiness he’d not seen since they were pups running freely in the forest behind the pack house without a care or worry in the world.

“Who?”

“My mate, Pres. I finally found him. He’s over there.”

She pointed to a group of young men who appeared to be in their early to midtwenties. He recognized a few of them as new arrivals to the pack, which explained why Penny hadn’t scented him until now.

“Congratulations,” he murmured.

“Don’t be so sour about it,” she grumbled as she slapped him on the chest.

“Apologies.”

He hadn’t meant for the envy and jealousy he felt every year during this thing to bleed into his words, but that was apparently beyond his control.

“I was beginning to have my doubts, too, you know. That I’d ever find my mate this way.”

Penny stopped walking, tightening her grip and forcing Preston to stop as well. She glanced over her shoulder. Preston watched a good-looking young man break away from the others and start walking slowly down the street, watching them closely. The gamma wolf would keep his distance until Penny approached him.

“But there he is.” Penny looked back to Preston, smiled beautifully, and began backing away toward her gamma. “You’ll find yours, too, one day. I know it.”

Preston watched as his twin jumped into the gamma’s arms with an excited yip. The crowd around the couple broke out into cheers, clapping and yelling their congratulations as the alpha claimed her mate. Historically, only one or two alphas per year would find their mate during the parade. He was happy

Penny was one of them, but it left him feeling more alone than he had before. His younger brother Declan, who walked about fifty feet ahead of him, was still unmated as well, but the rest of his sizable family was paired off and having pups. He secretly craved pups of his own, which would never happen because he was gay, so he played it off as undesirable.

Lost in thought, Preston walked the remainder of the route without really seeing anything. He looked around, but nothing truly penetrated until he neared the end of the route. A powerful, sweet smell drew his attention to the small house set back a little farther from the street than the others. It was the house Preston’s father, the pack alpha, had designated to his right-hand beta, John. John was the lead pack enforcer, the wolf equivalent of a human sheriff.

John and his mate, Joanne, were standing on the sidewalk having a lively conversation with Declan. Their nineteen-year-old daughter, Brittney, was unmated and doing her best to attract Declan’s attention. Enticed by the delicious scent wafting from the house, and the desire to say hello to a long-time family friend, Preston approached the group.

“Congratulations,” Joanne said with a smile as Preston joined them on the sidewalk. “Word has spread that Penny found her mate today. That’s so exciting.”

“Yeah,” Preston agreed, but his mind was short-circuited by the smell. “Are you baking cookies or something? Smells delicious.”

Joanne’s smile fell slightly as she regarded him and answered with a soft “no.”

“You smell cookies?” Declan asked. He sniffed the air. “I don’t smell anything.”

Brittney sidled up to Preston with a coquettish smile. “Maybe your mate is nearby,” she suggested.

“Seriously?” Preston asked, doubt and irritation lacing the word, and moved away from the flirtatious girl.

“Be right back,” Declan told the family and yanked Preston back out into the street. He kept his voice down due to keen wolf hearing, but he seemed to be content that they were far enough away not to be overheard. “Stop being a cynical ass, Pres. You are smelling your mate. If you actually took the time to

talk to newly mated couples, they’d tell you that. Hell, go talk to Penny. Or, gee, I don’t know, any of our brothers and sisters.”

Preston took that news to heart and glanced over his shoulder at the enforcer and his family. He shook his head and turned back to his brother. “Brittney is not my mate.”

“Maybe not,” Declan agreed. “But someone nearby is. The way Grace told it, she followed the scent until it got really strong, and the moment she saw Max, she knew. Max tells it different. There’s no scent for the lower ranking wolves, apparently. Max says it’s more of a pull.”

Preston rolled his eyes skyward and took a deep breath. That scent was still teasing his nostrils. He vaguely remembered one full moon several years back when his brother-in-law, Max, had asked Grace if he still smelled sweet to her. It hadn’t made sense to him, and he hadn’t cared enough to ask about it. He’d simply written it off as some lovey-dovey mate talk he wanted no part of.

“Smells heavenly?” Declan asked softly. Preston snapped his attention back to his brother. “Because the look on your face…”

“Heavenly’s a good word for it.”

Declan put his hand on Preston’s shoulder and smiled. “Let’s go identify your mate, big brother.”

Preston was both exhilarated and terrified by that idea, but he allowed Declan to steer him back toward the house. The closer they got to the small bungalow, the stronger the scent became until Preston was certain that his mate, if all that talk was true, was inside the house. He studiously ignored Brittney and her hopeful expression. A quick glance at Joanne showed she was optimistic his mate would be Brittney as well. He focused his attention instead on John. The older man lifted his eyebrows in question.

“Who’s inside the house?” Preston asked.

John shook his head, clearly confused. “My nephew.”

“Oh, yeah, I forgot he was coming to live with you for a while,” Declan said. “How is your brother doing?”

Annoyed by the conversation his brother struck up with John, Preston sighed. Yes, it was sad John’s brother had lost his wife and second son in childbirth, but that wasn’t what Preston was interested in right now. Preston edged past the men as they conversed, his sole focus getting into the house. He eased the front door open and was immediately overwhelmed by an intense, delicious scent that made his mouth go dry and his nerve endings zing. Preston hadn’t known who or what to expect when he stepped into the bungalow, but it wasn’t the adorable, dark-haired boy sleeping on the sofa.

Preston couldn’t take his eyes off the miracle that lay before him. He squatted beside the couch and took in the sight. The air in the room shifted as the others joined him, but he didn’t move, didn’t acknowledge them. He watched in utter fascination as the boy stirred, waking up slowly, and then locked eyes with him. The kid didn’t sit up or shift his position on the sofa, but Preston saw the mate recognition spark in the boy’s chocolate-brown eyes. Preston smiled.

“Hey there, cutie,” he murmured. “What’s your name?”

“Dylan,” the boy answered. Dylan held Preston’s gaze as he pushed himself upright and folded his legs beneath him.

Preston nodded as he rose to his feet. His intention to sit beside Dylan on the sofa and get to know him was sidelined when Declan slammed him back against the wall.

“What the hell?” Declan whispered, looking at Preston intently.

“He’s my mate,” Preston answered, glancing at his brother in confusion before returning his attention to Dylan’s dark eyes.

“Shit,” Declan breathed.

“No!” John barked.

John stepped in front of Dylan, blocking Preston’s view of him. Preston bared his fangs as he growled at the beta who dared stand between him and his mate. The beta looked nervous, but he didn’t back down.

“I’m sorry, alpha,” John said, lowering his eyes in deference to his superior, but he didn’t move. “You can’t have him. He’s only twelve.”

The mate scent was overpowering, but the longer the beta blocked Preston’s view, the quicker his senses returned. And John’s words were finally able to sink in. He’s only twelve. Intense anger and revulsion blasted through him, and he shoved Declan away. Preston surged from the house and stalked toward the forest as the rage boiled beneath his skin. His human psyche and his wolf both howled at the injustice, the unfairness. Why would fate lead him to Dylan, his mate, when he was still just a child? What had Preston done in his life to deserve such cruelty? Needing to take his anger out on something, he went to his favorite hunting spot in the woods, undressed, and shifted. He needed to kill something.

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Kay lives in Colorado with her husband and their animal children. Family is important to her so there are weekly visits to her parents and frequent text messages with her brothers. She has a severe addiction to coffee and Mexican food. She loves to read and write and can easily become consumed by it for hours, much to the dismay of the husband and dogs. On occasion, she can be convinced to venture out into world of the living.

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Title: Art of Survival Part 2 of 2
Series: A Stern Family Saga
Author: Monique Orgeron
Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense
Release Date: October 19, 2018

If you don’t understand the instinct to merely survive, you will never understand me.

I’ve done my penance and paid a heavy price for my choices.

It was never for selfish reasons that I became the person I am today.

No, I can be called many things but selfish will never be one of them.

It was always for them. My children.

No regrets and no do-overs.

The grim reaper is knocking on my door. It’s my time.

I was fine with it. I knew this day would eventually come and I was ready.

I was tired of living a life of battles in order to survive. 

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They want me to fight and I will but in return, they too must fight.

Am I ready for the battle of my life?

Will they be ready?

This is where I break down and ask, “God, Why?!” I know how messed up it all is and how stupid I sound. There is no answer for why, so I stop and just allow myself to cry while rocking my body under the pressure of the water.
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As I go to sit, I hear a slight knock coming from my bedroom door. I ignore it at first because I can’t and don’t want to talk to anyone right now, but then it happens again.  Out of pure curiosity, I go to the door and open it to find Gavin, crying and begging to come in. I pick him up and sit on the bed, consoling him.
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“I scared Mimi.”
“Aww baby, come on, let’s get comfortable.”
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Gavin jumps in my arms. I gently lay us down so we’re turned sideways facing each other with him still in my arms.
“Now tell Mimi why you’re crying.”
“I scared.”
“Of what little man?”
“I don’t know.”
“Come on, dry those tears. I want to tell you something.”
I help him wipe his eyes and cheeks and tell him, “You can’t be scared. Know why?”
He shakes his head. “Because my Gavin will be king one day. You will rule over all the land. There is nothing you should ever be scared of. You hear me Gavin? You will be king.
“I don’t want to be king.”
I start laughing. “Yes, you will, and you will be a fearless king.”
Gavin sheds another tear so I slide down even further, getting eye level with him. When I have his eyes on me, he whispers back, pouting, “I still scared.”
My eyes shut with his words, and when I open them with tears in my eyes, I whisper back with honesty,
“I’m scared too, little man.”
He whispers back, “Not my Mimi, she not scared of nothing. I’ll protect you and keep you safe.”
He kisses me and repeats, “I keep you safe Mimi.”
I allow one tear to fall and whisper again, “I know you will. One day, you will keep us all safe, like a king.”

He nods his little head and closes his eyes. I start rubbing his ear like I used to do to his father, when Gabriel was little. Slowly, Gavin starts falling asleep in my arms. I told him the truth, and he is the only one who knows. I am scared. Not just because of tomorrow. I’ve been scared all my life.
 
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My first thought when I hear the piercing blast is that the fire alarm has gone off. But when the noise doesn’t stop, I sit up, disoriented as I’m pulled from my foggy sleep. My temples are throbbing with hurt, and the bright sunlight that fills the room doesn’t help matters. The noise sounds again and I look up to see Zane standing in clothing I’ve not seen him wear in years. The olive green T-shirt is tight across his muscular chest, his camo pants fitted and stuffed into black combat boots. I drag my gaze up, unable to speak when I realize it’s not just his clothes that are different. The wheat-blonde hair that curled around his collar a day earlier is gone. He’s given himself a military haircut. High and tight.

What. The. Fuck.

“What the fuck!” I give voice to my thoughts. Zane has always enjoyed playing practical jokes. On our first April Fool’s Day as a married couple, he filled the front seat of my car with ping pong balls that rolled out when I opened the door. But today isn’t April Fool’s, and my husband doesn’t look like he’s joking.

“No profanity, Elana,” he says and I roll my eyes, which hurts.

“I’m not in the mood for jokes, Zane.” I roll over onto my stomach, planning to tell him later that if he’s going to go to such extremes for a prank, he needs to pick a morning when I’m not hungover.

I close my eyes, but what happens next is even more shocking than the whistle. The hard spank that lands on my ass hurts like hell, even through the blanket. I cry out in pain, fury and surprise displacing my alcohol-induced fatigue as I sit up and shift to one side, cradling my stinging bottom cheek with one hand.

I fix a furious gaze on my husband, who’s standing there holding a familiar object. I’m momentarily speechless.

“I thought I’d gotten rid of that,” I say, eyeing the paddle like it’s a living snake he’s holding. “I threw it out. Along with the other things.”

“You only thought you did.” His tone is hard, his gaze harder. “I found it all in the bin one day and brought it back in.”

He doesn’t give me a chance to reply. Instead, he steps aside. “Get up, Elana.”

I sit there dumbly, my ass cheek throbbing along with my aching head. I start to tell Zane he can go fuck himself when I hear it, the sound I know all too well. Cries. The steady slap of a man’s hand against a bare ass. In the room on the other side of the cabin, Shelby is getting spanked. But this doesn’t sound like a scene. This doesn’t sound like role play. The cries I hear are desperate and all too real.

Zane takes a step toward me. The handle of the paddle is gripped in his huge hand.

“Hear that?” he asks, although he knows I do. My eyes are riveted on the door. I can hear Shelby pleading, promising to do as she’s told.

“What is this?” I ask. My husband stands aside, his back straight as a poker. He points the paddle at the door. “Fall in.”

“Excuse me?”

“Fall in,” he repeats. “Or I’ll put you over my knee and blister your little ass.”

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Best friends Shelby and Elana have a lot in common. They’re both married to gorgeous ex-Marines. They both have high-stress jobs. And both their marriages are on the rocks.

When husbands Archer and Zane plan the annual couple’s weekend, the women expect another routine vacation. They couldn’t be more wrong. This year’s retreat has a theme: Camp Daddy.

From the moment they wake their wives with a whistle blast, Archer and Zane set about reminding Shelby and Alana what it feels like to trust their alpha men, both in and out of the bedroom. Disobedience won’t be tolerated, and hard, humiliating spankings are just a little of what’s in store as these Daddy Doms call the shots for a steamy, emotional weekend the wives won’t soon forget.

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Variety is the spice of life and Ava Sinclair writes a little something for everyone, from dark romance to menage to kinky AF age play. But the one thing that is consistent in her books are strong storylines, alpha males, and strong women whose hearts and bodies aren’t given up without a fight.

Ava lives in southern Virginia, where she enjoys hoarding books, hiking, running, spoiling her cats, and spending time with her Eurasian eagle owl, Lucius.


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The Necromancer’s Bride by Brianna Hale

Title: The Necromancer’s Bride
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2018

When I was a child he brought me back from the brink of death. Since that day I have borne his mark, a black star in the center of my left palm. The villagers say it brands me as evil. I think it means something far worse. It marks me as his.

The disease that nearly killed me has returned to the village and children are dying. I’m the only one who dares to climb the mountain and learn his secrets. In exchange I’m to clean his house and help with his strange experiments, but Meremon wants more. He wants me. And it isn’t long before I discover that his demands are as twisted as his experiments.
Warning: This story is a dark fantasy romance with scenes of non-consent and dubious consent. Additionally, Meremon is a necromancer and enjoys unusual things. Some sex scenes might be strange or creepy for some readers.

As always with Brianna Hale books, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after. THE NECROMANCER’S BRIDE is a novella of 16,000 words.
There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.
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Landing Eagle by Harley Stone

Title: Landing Eagle
Series: The Dead Presidents MC Series #4
Author: Harley Stone
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2018 

One last time.

That’s the promise Naomi and Eagle break every time the whiskey flows.

Focusing on her hard-earned military career, Naomi Lincoln has kept her secret and highly carnal rendezvous hidden from her protective older brother, the president of Eagle’s motorcycle club.

Until one reckless night of uninhibited lust and passion changes everything and challenges them to see if their irresistible chemistry can lead to more than mind-blowing sex.

This time, will Houston “Eagle” Archer be able to protect his woman?

Or will she end up like the last one?

“Eagle, huh?” the brunette asked, her gaze taking in my tats, lingering on my arms. “You’re one of the new guys. I’ve heard about you.” Her smile was suggestive, indicating that she liked what she’d heard.
I shrugged. “Don’t go believing everything you hear, babe.” She did have a nice rack, and wearing a low-cut v-neck, she clearly wanted people to look. I got an eyeful before returning her smile. Brass served me a Jack Daniels, neat. I tossed it back and ordered another before returning my attention to the broad. “What’d you hear about me, anyway?”
“That you’re hung like a horse, you fuck like a wild animal, and…” she hesitated, taking a sip of her drink before continuing, “You’re an asshole.”
She probably expected me to deny it, but instead, I gave her another shrug. “On second thought, believe everything. That shit’s all true.”

“Good to know,” she said with a nod. She didn’t believe it. They never did. The more honest I was, the more they thought they could fix me or harness me or whatever. Like one taste of their pussy would have me tumbling head over heels in love. But that shit wasn’t possible since my heart never came home from Iraq. There was nothing left for these bitches but my body.
Harley Stone writes mafia romance and funny-as-shit romantic fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys. 

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Nothing Lasts Forever by Scarlett Black

Title: Nothing Lasts Forever
Series: Battle Born MC #2
Author: Scarlett Black
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2018

Axl has it all as the VP of the MC he loves in Reno, Nevada. Living a life free of worries has never been an issue for him. He’s partied and lived fast with the best of them. He’s never truly had to deal with the repercussions of his actions. Until his world is shattered right before his eyes…

Dana has always been the heart of her girls and family. If her past has taught her anything, it’s that, eventually, those you love will always leave you. Can she have faith that, even though mistakes are made and people change, love will bring them back to her? 
Nothing in life lasts forever, but forever in love is just what they might get.


 
Scarlett Black lives in a small town in Northern Nevada. She has three kids a husband and a couple of dogs. She loves to watch baseball, especially when her kids or husband play. One day she had random thoughts floating around in her brain, opened her laptop and started writing without really knowing of where the journey would take her. Here she is now, a first-time erotic MC genre author, that works full time. She enjoys her busy life, the outdoors and shopping as much as possible!

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The Billionaire Shifters Club Series by Diana Seere

The Billionaire Shifters Club Series
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Billionaire Shifters Club is a 6-book
series by Diana Seere, the paranormal pen name for two New York Times and USA Today
bestselling romantic comedy authors. All six books (standalones *within* a
series) are now exclusively available in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.

Series Blurb

Welcome to
the most exclusive club in the world. The Novo Club. Novo is Latin for “change.”
Our members prefer the word “shift” though.
It’s the
hottest club in town.
The price
of membership is your heart and your secrecy.
All you
need to do to join is to be loved beyond your wildest imagination by someone
powerful with an…alpha side so primal it’s in their blood.
Are you
ready?
Good. Then
let’s begin.
The
Billionaire Shifters Club is a series featuring the five Stanton siblings, four
brothers and one sister who are all part of an ancient shifter family living in
modern America. The subterranean club-within-a-club beneath the streets of
Boston, Massachusetts holds secrets only the Stantons and their fellow shifters
know.

Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s Curvy Match
Series: Billionaire Shifters Club #1
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Blurb
When Lilah Murphy started serving drinks at the exclusive Platinum Club,
she never expected she would be on the menu.
Biotech billionaire Gavin Stanton had one taste of the new, curvy server
and his craving could never be satisfied until he had her fully. Completely.
Eternally.
Fate brought them together, but a centuries-old secret could tear them
apart, for the Stanton family holds a shifter legacy that no human has ever
threatened.
Until now.
Gavin Stanton is the billionaire CEO of a Boston biotech firm. He’s also
a werewolf, the son of a large, ancient family with roots in the British
aristocracy. His work is his life. But then he feels the Beat—an irresistible
urge to mate with Lilah, a beautiful human who inflames his passions like no
other—and he abandons everything he thought he knew in his need to claim her.
Lilah Murphy is broke and desperate. All she wants is a job to support
herself, her sister, and her ailing mother. The last thing she needs is to get
involved with a rich, powerful guy who would discard her after a few hot nights
together and get her fired at her new, high-paying job. But she, too, feels the
Beat. She hears him in her mind, feels him in her soul, and the urge to answer
the ancient call is undeniable. Is she strong enough to embrace his secrets—and
her own?
The Billionaire Shifter’s Curvy Match is the first in an all-new series
of hot (did we mention *hot*?) romances about the billionaire shifters and the
women they’re fated to love.
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Excerpt
The sound
of screeching rubber on asphalt drowned out the rest of her words. They both
paused, expecting to hear cars colliding. Instead, there was eerie silence—and
then the plaintive cry of a wounded animal.
A dog.
They both
ran to the window. Outside, the usual neighborhood lowlifes loitered on their
grubby street, where the most vibrant business was a check-cashing place. And a
bar. Actually, a lot of bars.
And was
that a limo? What the hell was one of those doing here?
The dog’s
cries continued.
“Smoky!”
Lilah gasped, turning away from the window, her heart pounding. “That bastard
hit Smoky!”
Smoky was
the neighborhood stray. He should’ve been ill-tempered, given his bad luck to
live on the streets, but his was the friendliest face on the block, looking
happy to see you, always eager for a pat, his tail wagging.
The limo
might’ve killed the poor little guy. Taking three stairs at a time, Lilah flew
down the stairwell to the stained security door and out the rusty gate to the
sidewalk.
The usual
drug dealer was standing on the corner, interrupted from talking to whoever was
inside a parked silver Chevy. Under that car, only a few feet from him and
still whimpering, was a huddled mass of pale fur.
Smoky.
Jess was right
on her heels. “Oh, no.”
“We have to
help him.” Lilah glanced up and down the street, preparing to cross, her long
hair flying as she whipped her head back and forth to make sure it was safe.
Jess
grabbed her arm. “You can’t! That’s the dealer who stabbed somebody last year,
isn’t it?”
“Different
guy,” Lilah said, although it wasn’t. She strode into the street just as the
driver of the limo was getting out. She couldn’t leave Smoky to die in the
street with those scumbags.
Then she
saw the limo driver pull his arms back, hands on hips, revealing a
barely-concealed gun on a holster around his chest. The window in the back of
the limo remained up, and why shouldn’t it? Why would some rich dude want to
get dirty? Why would he care if he’d run over some poor homeless dog?
The tiny
scar above Lilah’s left eyebrow began to throb. It jolted her, making the scene
before her look shimmery. Unreal. She pressed her fingertips into the tiny
divot and hoped the throbbing would go away. The last thing she needed now was
a three-day blinding headache.
And she’d
run out of her meds. No money.
“What’s
wrong, Lilah?” Jess grabbed her elbow and pulled her out of the middle of the
street. She’d just frozen there, staring at the back windows of the limo.
Lilah could
hear Smoky’s whimpering and the city traffic, but it all came as background
noise through the throbbing in her head. It wasn’t quite pain. The pulsing felt
like it pierced her brain, a second heartbeat she couldn’t quite follow.
Her vision
was fine, and that meant it wasn’t a migraine. Then what was this?
And why did
it worsen when her eyes flickered toward the back windows of the limo?
“Let’s get
Smoky,” Lilah said, though her mouth felt like it was filled with cotton.
Jess had an
arm around her. “I’ll get him. You’re about to faint.”
“I’m fine.”
Lilah forced herself to move, shooting an icy glance at the neighborhood felon
before she squatted down to the car’s rear bumper.
“Lilah, you
look really pale,” Jess insisted, frowning. She looked so much like their mom
when she did that.
“Here,
puppy,” Lilah cooed, reaching out a hand. She knew the biggest danger was if
Smoky ran away again and hid where nobody could help him, so she grabbed him by
the scruff of his neck and pulled him as gently as she could out from under the
car. Luckily, Smoky was a small thing, barely fifteen pounds, and she got him
bundled up in her arms without having to drag him far.
He relaxed
in her arms, his shivering more from fear than any injury. Thank goodness.
But as soon
as she stood, the throbbing, pulsing pain returned. Her gaze was pulled to the
back window of the limo, now open. To the man sitting in the shadows.
Him. Her head felt like someone had
dropped a brick on it, her body filling with heat and lava.
It’s him.
What was
the matter with her? She had to get Smoky inside. She didn’t know anyone who
rode around in a limo, so why did she feel like she did?
Him.
It didn’t
matter. She had to get closer. She had to see him.
Holding
Smoky in her arms, Lilah took a step toward the limo, then another.
Jess
snagged her elbow. “Lilah, no! You can’t! That driver has a gun—”
Lilah was
beyond reason, the pounding turning into a word, a word that had no sound, no
form, no sense.
Him.
Him.
Him.
That voice.
It pounded like a hammer forging steel. She continued to advance on the shining
black limo, barely noticing when the driver climbed inside and slammed the
door. She was fearless in her uncontrollable need to see that face, to know he
was real.
You’re
real.
Jess was at
her heels. “Lilah, please—”
The limo
peeled out, its tires screeching as it drove past her only an arm’s-length
away. Two bright blue eyes, glittering with otherworldly sharpness, met hers
through the open window. Gold highlights tickled his hair, a honey brown that
curved up at the neck, a little too long to be all business, with waves she
wanted to sink her fingers into. A strong jaw, set firmly, and those wild,
seductive eyes… oh.
Oh my.
And then
the voice changed in an instant.
Mine.
Mine.
Mine.
Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s Virgin Mate
Series: Billionaire Shifters Club #2
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Blurb
McDermott
“Derry” Stanton is an old-money playboy who sleeps his way through
half the world, one willing woman at a time.
A bear
shifter, he never hibernates alone. Sometimes even one woman isn’t enough.
But when
this irresistible billionaire meets Jessica Murphy, everything changes. The man
who views life as a female feast suddenly acquires more discerning tastes. The
only woman who can satisfy him now…
Is Jessica
Murphy. He must have her. Immediately. Frequently.
Jess,
however, doesn’t want any man, least of all a spoiled playboy who’s about to
become her brother-in-law. A pre-med student with deep ambitions and a past
filled with painful rejection, she’s all business.
Too bad
Derry Stanton is her business. A frequent customer at the Platinum Club where
she waits tables, and now the best man to her maid of honor in her sister’s
wedding, the guy is everywhere.
And pretty
soon, she finds herself everywhere, too.
In his
arms, on his bed, between the sheets….
But sex is
the last thing she needs.
Or it was
until she meets Derry and starts hearing the Beat. And feeling a connection
she’d never imagined, never dreamed, never hoped for.
It’s all
too unbearably good.
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Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s Second Chance
Series: Billionaire Shifters Club #3
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2016

Blurb
A wildland
firefighter–and mountain lion shifter–Edward is the youngest of the Stanton
siblings, and hasn’t touched a woman in a decade, not since his late fiancee
was killed in a violent tragedy.



But when he meets the sweet, adorable Molly Sloan, a friend of his new
sister-in-law, Lilah… his determination to remain celibate begins to unravel.



Something about Molly is irresistible. Something about her makes him forget the
past… and hear the Beat. But Edward will have to fight for her — forces are
gathering to use her in ways that might separate them forever.

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Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s Secret Baby
Series: Billionaire Shifters Club #4
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Blurb
A
masquerade ball in Malibu led to a single night of passion under the stars… and
set the wheels of fate in motion.
Three years
ago, waitress Kara Jablonski gave in to her wilder side with a fellow
weretiger, the rock star billionaire Lars Jensen, a sun-kissed blond drummer
with a viking’s build. Six weeks later, the pregnancy test came back positive.
Knowing
Lars’ powerful, overbearing mother would be able to take the baby away, Kara
did what she had to do.
She hid
him.
Now chance
has brought Lars back into her life, his touch making her pulse beat like the
old legends. So strong, so loud, so bold.
So right.
But can she
trust him to want more than another night under the stars? Can she trust him to
claim his son as his heir… and Kara as his mate?
Fate
responds with a roar…
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Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s True Alpha
Series: Billionaire Shifters Club #5
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Blurb
Zach Hayden
was an ordinary guy until an accident in Gavin Stanton’s research lab left him
howling at the moon. Turned into a werewolf by the same serum he helped to
create, biochemist Zach is now seven inches taller, has seventy pounds of new
muscle, and, well — everything got bigger.
Sophia
Stanton is a confident billionaire bear shifter who enjoys the finer things in
life — especially fine men. Unlike her older brother Gavin, she has no plans
to settle down with just one mate. Why limit yourself to a single taste when
you can have a little lick of everything?
Unconvinced
that Zach has adjusted to his transformation, Sophia’s brothers confine Zach to
their family compound in Montana, where Sophia offers to teach him how to
manage his new powers—and libido.
But when
Zach and Sophia both hear the Beat, an old shifter legend that guarantees they
are made for each other, is falling in love their fate—or is it just wishful
thinking?
When her
powerful family questions his motives and powers, can Zach rise to the
occasion—
And become
Sophia’s true alpha?
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Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s Final Redemption
Series: Billionaire Shifters Club #6
Author: Diana Seere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2018
Blurb
Asher
Stanton has devoted his entire, long life to protecting the shifter world — but
he couldn’t save his own beloved human wife and child. Walling off his emotions
and turning his life into mission to consolidate power, he is ruthless,
determined — and most definitely never falling in love with another human
again.
Years
later, a dark threat looms over the shifter world as Asher’s childhood friend,
Tomas Nagy, becomes into his worst enemy. With the future of the shifter world
in question, he must turn to a human scientist, the fiery, headstrong Dr.
Samantha Baird, to help him fight the forces of evil.
Too bad he
can’t fight his attraction to her, an all-consuming urge that strips him of his
well-honed restraint. A man accustomed to being in control at all times, Asher
finds himself unable to resist.
Her.
Fate has a
funny way of showing up when least expected, and when an old prophesy predicts
Asher and Samantha’s union, the family patriarch must accept the fact that he,
and he alone, cannot protect her.
Samantha
may be the shifter world’s greatest gift.
And Asher Stanton’s
final redemption.
 
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Author Bio

DIANA SEERE
was raised by wolves in the forests outside Boston and San Francisco. The only
time she spends in packs these days is at romance writing conventions. In
truth, Diana is two New York Times and USA Today bestselling
authors who decided to write shifter romance and have more fun.
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