Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A taste of Mating Mr. Right Now: A Bearfield short by USA Today Best Selling Author Jacqueline Sweet #shifter #pnr #usatoday

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Mating Mr. Right Now: A Bearfield short

by Jacqueline Sweet

The Growler was Bearfield’s finest and only roadhouse. They served food that stuck to your ribs and drinks that knocked you on your ass. Even the homemade root beer was good. His aunt ran the place with the help of a team of orphaned werewolves. It was a long story. Sebastian spent most of his time at the Growler, propped up on a stool, chatting with the wolves or reading a book. He enjoyed the way the mountain light shone through the stained glass windows and painted the long wooden table in dappled reds and oranges.
Tomorrow he’d be at his father’s side, walking the Conclave to meet and greet the far flung clans of bears. And each and every Alpha would look upon him with pity in their eyes, knowing that he should have been born a shifter. It wasn’t his fault of course. These things happen. But that didn’t soften the blow. He’d be at his father’s side, running a gauntlet of recrimination, right up until the ceremonies began, and then he’d be barred with all of the other bear-blooded. Shifters only. No humans allowed.
He sighed into his drink, wishing again it was something harder and more alcoholic. And braced himself for what was to come.
The saloon doors to the Growler swung open. Sebastian glanced over, expecting to see one of the lunchtime regulars like Sheriff Pete or Eddie Chigliak from the movie theater. But instead what he saw took his breath away.
A woman stood in the doorway. Light from the stained glass windows flowed over her, casting her in a golden glow. She was damn near as tall as he was, with wide shoulders and thick thighs. The woman wore motorcycle boots with spiderweb stockings, cut off jean shorts that hardly covered anything, a ripped t-shirt advertising some band called The Furies and a leather motorcycle jacket. Her head was shaved on one side and the other side was spit curled like some 1920’s flapper. To Sebastian, she looked like post-apocalypse Beyonce. The woman had serious eyes and wide full lips painted bronze. She scanned the room as if looking for someone to kill. Her eyes took in each and every person, weighing them and judging them, until they focused on Sebastian.
One she saw him, she strode over to him.
He couldn’t decide if he should fall to his knees and beg forgiveness or leap out the window, so he did neither.
“You, are we related?” she asked in a voice like a hand stroking fur.
“No,” Sebastian said, his voice almost breaking. “At least, I don’t think so. My name is—”
She put a finger on his lips. “No names. Follow me. I have need of you.” She turned and strode from the restaurant. Sebastian couldn’t tear his eyes off her wide, shapely ass.
Two of the werewolf busboys laughed at Sebastian and pushed him from the chair. “Have fun!” they called.
What else could he do? It beat sitting around feeling sorry for himself in the Growler. Sebastian hurried after her, emerging into the bright mid-day light and blinking at the sight of the woman sitting astride her motorcycle.
“You are young and strong,” she said.
Sebastian stared at her.
“That was a question.”
“Yes? Yes, I am.”
“No heart conditions?”
“No illnesses?”
She sniffed the air, taking his scent. “Are you a virgin?”
“Not since Halloween,” he grinned. “It’s a funny story actually,” he began, but then stopped once he saw her expression.
“Very well.” She patted the seat behind herself. “Come with me.”
“Where?” It wasn’t his habit to run off with the first amazingly hot woman that asked him to. But on second thought, it didn’t sound like a bad habit to have.
“I have a cabin. Up in the woods where my pack is staying. They are all at the campground now and the place is deserted. I’m going to take you there and you are going to make me cum. A lot. Do you understand?”
Sebastian’s cock answered for him, rapidly hardening in his jeans. The woman smiled at him and his heart crashed in his chest. If she was gorgeous when she looked like she wanted to kill everyone in the Growler, she was doubley so when she smiled.
“Why me?” he asked, throwing a leg over the back of her bike.
“Because you are pretty and strong and I have a desperate need to get laid.”
“Fair enough,” Sebastian said as she gunned the engine and took off like a bat out of hell.

Monday, May 30, 2016

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The Vampire's Witch by Kiki Howell
The Willows is a resort town run by vampires, werewolves and witches. Here, their true identities are kept secret from humans, and intimate relations between the individual clans are strictly forbidden.
When it becomes known that the vampire Amberlyn has fallen in love with the werewolf Kane, the tedious line of their co-existence has been crossed. Caught in the crossfire of this revelation, Drake, the vampire clan leader and Amberlyn’s maker, is killed along with an innocent witch. These deaths spark a series of horrific events leading to an all out War In The Willows.
Unexpected close encounters, bodies ripe with need, and situations beyond their control lead to forbidden relationships. Now three vampires, a witch, a werewolf and a human must ride along the edges of the rules. They will attempt once unthinkable romantic entanglements despite all those who oppose their relationships, while fighting for their lives as well.
With the Willows full of violence and bloodshed, meetings and magic amiss, will the clans ever be able to find peace among them again? Or, will this war destroy the Willows?
In Book 1, Amberlyn’s vampire brother, Isaac, always one to kick ass first and deal with the consequences later, kidnaps a witch, Winter. He intends to find out what type of retaliation the witch clan is planning against the vampires and werewolves. In doing so, he finds so much more then he bargained for.

Blue Moon House: Kitten by Angelica Dawson
How does a twentieth century woman take back control over her own body? By giving that control to the right man.
What if you could have limitless sexual pleasure, at the price of your own blood?
Where does the girl who has done it all go when she wants something new?
Jocelyn considers herself sexually experienced, a leader and manipulator. She is looking for the next challenge. The rumors surrounding Blue Moon House sound like just the thing she's looking for. Losing her roommate to marriage, she also needs a new place to stay. Hoping to find both in the same entity, she follows the rumors to their source and finds much more than she bargained for, beginning with a discovery that defies her biological science background – vampires.

The Return of Their Master by Phoenix Johnson 
Angie and her vampire sisters are happy, making their lives in the modern world after escaping from their abusive Creator, Vitalis. Jake is a mortal man who has fallen hard for Angie, unaware of her secret and just how it affects his own life. Their lives, however, are about to be thrown into chaos. Has Vitalis really found the sisters after all these years, just as Angie finds love?
Preparing to battle for their freedom and the life of their sister, Angie must ready herself. Not only must she take on the father she once loved, but she also must choose between the mortal life she wanted with Jake, or to protect vampires and humans alike from an unknown, ancient threat.
The Return of Their Master is the first taste of a dark world held in check by a covenant that Angie believed was a myth. She is the only thing standing between the world of humanity and utter chaos, but will she sacrifice her chance at a normal life with the man she loves?

Sanguine Shadows: A Curse Workers Novella 
by Erzabet Bishop
Mari Di Bartolo was a witch coming back to her roots in Salem. Juggling work and school, she is a woman on a mission until she is attacked one night after work and left for dead. When Mari is about to step through the veil, she is given a choice-become a vampire or fade away. She chooses life. Nevertheless, it’s not her new Sire that holds Mari’s attention, but the strange and enigmatic Fae with the golden green eyes. Full of mischief and mayhem, the night of the Vampire Ball is upon her and all that glitters may just be her teeth in the moonlight.
Darkness lurks in the shadows…
Fenris is the Captain of the Guard for the Queen of the Dark Court. For centuries he’s secured the barrier between the human world and Faery, part of a Protectorate that keeps humans blissfully ignorant of the beings hidden in their midst. But when another rogue wolf attack brings him to a crime scene, he remembers another girl with long dark hair and eyes that spoke to his soul. On a night filled with wild magic, there will be blood and some of it might just be given willingly.

Fallen by Danielle Gavan 
Sworn to protect those who believed in his gods, Fallen has defended humanity from the shadows of night for thousands of years. But Alexander Leka, the man behind the fangs, refuses to relinquish his humanity to the whims of blood-sucking deities. His life and eternity are dedicated to their service—until those very gods suddenly disappear, and leave Fallen’s fate in the hands of another. The key to his salvation? A woman whose beauty haunted him through the ages.
Zoe Mesha lives in the shadows, hiding from the sun and the sickness it brings. She dreams of warm beaches, basking under a pale blue sky, and a man with the most unusual eyes. Zoe is certain her dream man doesn’t exist and that his amber orbs are a figment of her fascination with the sun. But when he comes to her rescue one night she can’t shake off a crippling tide of fear as they come face to face with each other. Convincing Zoe to look beyond his vampirism and see him for the man within will not be an easy task. If anything, it will be the greatest battle of Fallen’s life. One he must win, at all costs.

Evelina: From Blood to Dust by Xandra James
A vampire assassin shouldn't fall in love. So when I did, I knew it couldn't last. I walked away and didn't look back...until the man I loved was threatened by those I trusted. It was down to me to save him and I wouldn't fail. I'd stayed alive for eighty years, but matters of the heart were definitely harder than taking a life.
My name is Evelina and Dr Benedict Hamilton is my addiction. He's also the reason I'm going to die.

The Truce by Bethany Shaw 
Shep hates the Florida Everglades. It’s hot, humid, oh and his ex lives there. Abby is the one woman he wants but can never have. She’s a werewolf and he’s a vampire who can’t give her what she needs, which is why he chose to end their relationship years ago. His goal is to kill the vampire preying on the innocent and stirring up the local community without being noticed by Abby’s pack. All is going to plan until he falls six floors to his temporary death. It’s a good thing vampires heal fast. He wakes up ready to stake the menace wreaking havoc, but fate has different plans. Not only is he chained and locked in a cage, but also his cellmate is the one woman he wants but can never have. He can’t stand the thought of anything happening to Abby and vows to keep her safe, but that’s going to be easier said than done.
Twenty-three years ago Shep walked out on Abby, taking her heart with him. She moved on as best as she could and has secured a role as an enforcer in her father’s pack much to his chagrin. When a routine patrol goes awry, Abby finds herself face to face with the man who still holds a piece of her heart. What’s worse, the rabid vampires that captured them plan to make them a meal. When Shep suggests a truce to get out of their predicament she hesitantly accepts. But the last time they worked together she lost a piece of herself and she never truly got it back. Can she escape the hostile environment and keep her heart from getting broken again?

Maybe Another Time: 
A Standalone On The Edge Novella by Kallysten
After a century and a half, Lucien has no illusions about vampires being treated fairly by humans. All he hopes for is to find willing prey to feed from without having to kill—and occasional company to break the monotony of lonely nights. A large scar, however, a frightening souvenir from his siring, scares away many humans, and more often than not he gets kicked out of blood bars and dance clubs for little more than his appearance.
When a new club opens in town that is touted as a meeting place for vampires and humans, he reluctantly gives it a try. On his first night there, he is pleasantly surprised… until the young woman with whom he shares a glass of wine and pleasant conversation at the bar realizes what he is.
If Zoe had had her wish, the bachelorette party for her best friend would have taken place anywhere but at On The Edge—anywhere vampires are not welcomed so openly. Unlike the rest of the bridal party, Zoe has a healthy wariness of vampires... Or could it be more than wariness, and less than healthy?
Every aspect of her life seems governed by patterns she can’t overcome, from the way she yields in conflicts to her inability to believe anyone might be interested in her extra curves. Could changing one thing—her fear of vampires—be the one small step that starts her on a new life journey?

Immortal Hearts by Muffy Wilson 
"This is the story about my death.
It is not as it should be but as it is.
It is not how I expected but, in the end, how I wanted.
It is not too soon but sooner than I thought for my years.
What it is?
It is perfect.
I am the sun, the wind, the stars in your eyes as you gaze into the moonlit heavens.
I am you, with you, in you—under your skin.
I reside in your heart.
And yet, is it not as it should be because it is our destiny.
It is our hearts, eternally entwined.
It is us—Immortal.
I am one with the night.
I am one with my love.
The platinum orb rose slowly above the burning, flaming horizon.
Like the moon, I am refreshed, now, in the shadows, adorned by diamonds and surrounded by glittering, shooting madness.
The sun so loves the moon that it dies each sunset that the moon may rise another night to honor the darkness.
I blossom as the day withers and fades into the black satin folds of the moon’s embrace.
My joy ignites as the stars unveil their jewel-like splendor.
Inevitably, a midnight tear bids a love so light in darkness adieu with the fall of the morning moon to welcome her fiery radiance anew.
And I am born to the night with, and by, my love.
Adieu ~"

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pre-order now! Shadow Born: a New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel (Shadows of Salem Book 1) by Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton

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Shadow Born: a New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel (Shadows of Salem Book 1) by Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton

Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a secret… and if she’s not careful, it could get her killed.

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancรฉ dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play.

Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible.

If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she’s going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiance? And is she even ready to know?

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Check out this taste of Cat’s Got Her Tongue by Erzabet Bishop. Available in the #free Alpha Heat Boxed Set #shifters #vampires #romance

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by Erzabet Bishop

“Do you see one you want to try?” Lucas placed his hand on the small of her back and pressed a kiss to her cheek. His cat lay close to the surface, his eyes betraying his excitement. His mid-length sable hair was tied back today with a leather cord, leaving his roguish expression free and clear.
Instead of leather, today he wore a simple pair of jeans, his feet and chest bare. It was before club hours and he was off work from his shop, Scarlet Ink, across the street.
Jonathan, her big but quietly pensive teddy bear, joined them, selecting a paddle with a heart cut out of the wood. “I like this one.” The gray t-shirt gripped his muscular chest like a second skin. His powerful thighs were encased in weathered jeans that rested over the top of his ever present black boots.
“Of course you would. You made it so it leaves a mark.” Lucas grinned and took the paddle from him. A switch in every way there was, Lucas could be a top or a bottom depending on the circumstance. It was super hot when he and Jonathan slipped into their dynamic, and more than once she found herself wet with desire, not quite sure how she fit in to this threesome. But she was happy.  Equally important, so was her inner hedgie.
They were all still getting to know each other, and with that adventure came a foray into the much read about, but never experienced, world of BDSM. Lucas and Jonathan ran Ventures, a club that gave shifters and humans a place to be themselves. Now Natalie just had to figure out what that was.
Her hedgie wanted their mates to make babies, whether they were cubs, kits or baby hedgies. But this curvy girl, well…she wanted to explore the sexy side of life with the business end of a paddle. She had a feeling she could be naughty enough to deserve a rather nice spanking each and every day of her life. From both of her men.
“I love it.” She accepted the paddle from Lucas, letting her fingers roam over the smooth finish. It was truly the work of an artisan.
“Do you want to try being the spanker or the spankee the first time?”
“What?” She was so startled by the question, she almost lost her grip on the paddle.
“Lucas here needs a proper swat or two for getting us in the newspaper, don’t you boy?” Jonathan pulled him close and slapped him on the ass before drawing him in for a scorching kiss that left her panties soaked just watching.
“Can she?” Lucas turned his golden eyes to her. “I would love that.”
“Oh…that would be different. But then it’s my turn, okay? To be the spankee, I mean.” Natalie giggled and wrapped her fingers around the handle. She gave it a swing and the air whistled through the holes.
“Absolutely.” Jonathan smiled. “Now, where do you want him?”
“On one of your benches.” She didn’t even have to think twice. Natalie turned from the wall of implements and let her gaze wander over the selection of benches before her. Some were more padded than others, and some leaned more toward a firm wooden surface. “Which one do you like, Lucas?”
“This one. It has a brace to hold on to and a couple of different ways you can either stand or kneel.” He lowered himself onto the leather kneeler to illustrate.
“Pants off or do you want them on?”
“Off.” Heat slid up her cheeks and her stomach fluttered.
With a wink, Lucas divested himself of his jeans and stood naked, his cock jutting proudly toward her. “I thought you might say that.”
“Very pleasing. Now, let’s see that ass.” Jonathan ran his hand along Lucas’s firm backside.
Lucas knelt against the bench, his thighs flexing.
“Cheeky cat.” Jonathan moved behind her, gripping her hands to guide her swing. “Now, you try.”
Jonathan stepped back, giving her space to work. She was glad she’d thought to bring a simple pair of shorts, a tee, and some sneakers. Anything with a heel would have made her wobble for sure, and that wasn’t what was needed here.
Her hedgie wiggled impatiently, urging her forward. She eyed Lucas’s fine ass and swung, the paddle connecting with a loud smacking sound.
“Omph!” The cat shifter grunted, his mouth falling open in startled surprise.
“He didn’t think you’d do it. Do you want to make him count?” Jonathan pressed a kiss to her cheek and waved her forward.
Natalie grinned. “No. Not this time.”
“Okay. How about a couple more? Just so you can get a better feel for what it’s like to hold the paddle.”
Natalie nibbled on her lip and nodded. “Okay. You’re sure, Lucas?”
Her mate hummed and she noticed his cock still hard and at the ready.
“Oh yes. Please.”
Her pussy spasmed at the expression of bliss on his handsome face. God how she wanted to touch him right now. To feel his tongue against her skin and his cock inside of her.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Jason Majors, bodyguard extraordinaire and owner of Majors Creek Ranch, thought he'd dealt with them all before. From the wealthiest models to the daughters of the crime syndicate, his job was to keep them safe. The best in the business, in fact, until now...
Kathryn Caruthers, raised in boarding schools due to her Senator father being re-married to politics, had no one to teach her how to act other than spoiled rich girls and the boarding school employees paid well to cater to her every whim.
Now under the watchful guard of Mr. Majors and his fellow wardens, she's pushing back against life's little changes the only way she knows how.
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Shock registered as his large, firm hand came down hard on her backside. "Jason! What the hell do you—" Another slap rang out in the otherwise quiet barn and she could hear Jason's breathing getting heavy, faster as he panted out obscenities. Each word was enforced by another crack to her now warming ass.
"You. Will. Not. Put. Yourself. In. Danger."
Kathryn felt a blush of heat infuse her face, trailing down her neck to her chest, just as the high temperature spread out over her bruising bottom and down her thighs, sending a rush of moisture to her core. She felt mortified to be in this position. How dare he treat me like a child! Sputtering and attempting her best to wiggle away from his forceful punishment, Kathryn wasn't sure if she were more disgusted by the fact she was being spanked, or her response to his manhandling and objectification.
Jason raged on, "You. Will. Take. Better. Care. Of. Yourself. Young. Lady."
It was clear to her she'd crossed some line, though she truly didn't understand what, and he didn't seem to be slowing any as her buttocks now began a throbbing, searing burn. Tears sprung to her eyes against her will, and for the first time in forever Kathryn couldn't contain them and had no choice but to let them fall.
She stilled her movements, became docile and prone over his legs, no longer fighting the spanking as tears tracked down her face and dropped into the hay on the floor of the barn. The contrast of emotions running through her at this moment sucked away her very breath. Here she was, lying over the lap of her protector like an errant child, getting her ass tanned six ways from Sunday–honestly the first time she had ever been spanked in her life–and yet she was reacting to it as if he'd stroked her intimately.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Love short stories? Like them FREE? Check out this taste of Alpha’s Temptation by USA Today Best Selling Author Elianne Adams. Available in Alpha Heat Boxed Set. #paranormal #romance #contemporary #shifters

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Joy tried to keep her heart from pounding out of her chest, but it was no use. She had wanted a good workout and had hoped to strike up a conversation with a shifter or two at the gym. But the last thing she had expected was to have her Alpha come by and give her boxing pointers. Had she known that was all it would take to have the man who haunted her lustful dreams come to her, she would have watched the damned boxing videos and come to the gym a long time ago.
Warren stood behind her, his huge hands on her shoulders. “Okay, hit the bag.” His voice rumbled deep and sexy right next to her ear. His hot breath fanned her neck, sending a shiver straight through her. Just a small step back and she’d be up against him.
She blinked a few times trying to remember what he’d asked of her. Oh, right. Hit the bag. She brought her arms up and swung, almost missing the bag entirely. Shit.
“You’re not concentrating, Joy,” he said, his voice sending another jolt through her.
“I’m sorry. I’m pretty new at this,” she admitted. The only reason she’d chosen to take up boxing was because she knew Warren included it in his workouts. The fact that she enjoyed it was a side bonus.
Warren brought his hand from her right shoulder to her wrist. He positioned it where he wanted, then stepped back. “It’s okay. You’ll get it. This is where I want you to hit. Not so far back this time.” He slid his hand down the red leather, showing her.
She took her swing, hitting the bag right where he’d instructed.
“Much better. Now you have to do the same with the left. Always with the middle knuckle.” He came behind her, positioning both her arms, pressing his hard chest against her back. She closed her eyes and took a steadying breath. When he moved away, it was all she could do to keep a needy whimper from slipping past her lips.
When he brought his hands to rest on her hips, her heart thudded, then raced ahead. Although the workout so far hadn’t been all that strenuous, she couldn’t quite catch her breath.
“Use your whole body. Boxing, whether you’re facing an opponent or the bag, isn’t just in the arms. You have to move with it to put power behind the punches. Now, go again,” he demanded.
The authoritative tone of his voice had her girly parts tingling as she drew her arm back and struck the bag, first with the right, then with the left. Whap. Whap.
“You’re too tight. Let me show you.”
Joy stepped to the side, more than happy to watch him move and pose for her.
“See how my legs are? When you strike, you’re going to move everything from your feet up.” Warren didn’t have gloves on, but he punched the bag anyway, demonstrating what he wanted her to do. “Try again.”
She was going to regret letting him get that close, there was no doubt about it, but she got in front of the bag and brought her arms up. She didn’t have them up quite high enough, and her feet weren’t in the right position, but if this was the only contact she’d have with him, she wanted to make it last.
Warren didn’t disappoint. With his hands on her hips, he twisted her so she was facing in the right direction. Pushing his knee between her legs, he widened her stance. “How long did you say you’ve been doing this?”
“I just started. I watched a few videos at home and practised in front of a mirror. Today is my first time at the gym.”
Joy let the building pressure wash over her. She hadn’t had a heat since before the rest of her pack had been slaughtered over six months ago, but the need pulsing through her told her one was coming. All she wanted to do was throw her gloves off and tackle him to the mat. Too bad there were so many people in the gym. All around her, men were grunting and sweating as they did their workouts. If it wasn’t for the fact that the only one her wolf was interested in was the one who had his leg between hers, she might have enjoyed the sweaty display of rippling muscles.
Her wolf clawed at her, wanting more intimacy. It wanted her to rub herself all over Warren and claim him as her own. She could push her hips back and get a whole lot better acquainted with Warren, but she’d break her position. Was it worth the humiliation if he pushed her away? Totally worth it. But before she had the chance to do it, he pulled back.
“Okay, let me see.”
When she glanced at him, his eyes were on her form. On her ass, to be exact. Heart racing, she gave it a little extra sway as she turned her attention to the bag and swung, putting his lesson into motion. A second later, the deep rumble of his growl had her spinning to face him. He took two steps, eliminating the distance between them in an instant.
As if the man wasn’t sexy enough on his own, that deep growl had her throbbing at her core. “How was that?” The words came out in a husky whisper. He had yet to touch her, but her nipples pebbled and strained against the soft fabric of her tank.
He brought his hands to her hips, pulling her closer. When the hard ridge of his cock pressed into her belly, she had to bite her lip to keep from moaning. She shifted her weight from one side to the other, her body rubbing against his. This was what she needed—what her wolf needed.
“Much better.” His gaze drifted to her mouth, and his minty breath mingled with hers.