Alphas Unleashed:Shifter Romance Box SetBy: Harmony Raines
Shifter Romance Box Set
Unleash your wild side as lions, wolves and bears capture hearts in six shapeshifter stories of romance, love and passion. Six seductive stories by NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kenzi Cox, Eliza Gayle, Lola Kidd, Harmony Raines, Ruby Shae and V. Vaughn in the world of paranormal romance. All stories are the first in a series. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Brindle - V. Vaughn
Winter Valley Wolves - Book 1
Katie Winslow made a life-altering decision the night of senior prom. But once she realized what she had become, Katie wanted nothing to do with her new state. Running off to college seemed like a good idea until mating season hit. Now the fever to reproduce is so great she can’t think straight.
Brindle Lindholm has his true mate locked in forever. If only Katie would come to her senses and accept that they are meant to be together. Mating season has come, and he knows Katie has to be suffering in heat. Brindle is the only one who can satiate the need, and even though his heart will have to stand the rejection that is sure to follow he knows he must go to her. When their coupling satisfies more than sexual need it changes their future, forever.
I watch hot coffee soak through my notebook in the pile of things I just dropped. “Mother of all that’s holy!” I quickly grab my essay that had fluttered down next to it. The one that’s due in five minutes. I shake the stapled pages, hoping the brown liquid will somehow fall off without staining, and warmth splashes my face and arms. “Piss on a pretzel!”
“Is that really what you want me to do?” His voice makes tiny hairs on the back of my neck stand up and take notice.
Before I realize what I’m doing, I deeply inhale the intoxicating scent of male musk. My sex-o-meter siren blares. Of course it does, because crouched next to me is the guy who’s the source of my current predicament. I glance up at his face that’s inches from mine. “Brindle.”
“Katie.” After we stand, he hands me the coffee cup he retrieved. “There’s a little left, and it looks like you need it.”
It’s mating season, and I’m so horny I’m a raging lunatic. Snatching the container from Brindle’s hand, I sneer at him before downing the contents, which scald my esophagus.
“Heat’s a bitch, isn’t it?” He flashes me a smile full of teeth.
I glare and take in his appearance. Gone is the lanky, clean-cut guy I dated in high school. Now Brindle’s got a Thor thing going on with his pumped-up physique and overgrown hair. My gaze scans downward. I bite my lip as he chuckles.
I snap my attention back to his face. “You got your braces off.”
Now he’s grinning so hard his eyes are slits. “That’s what you noticed?”
I turn away from him to continue walking to class. “You really don’t want to mess with me right now.”
Brindle steps to my side and crowds me against an old oak tree. He is well over a foot taller than I am, and the bark pokes into my back as I shrink away from his towering height. He places a hand above my head and one on my hip to press his erection against my belly. I gasp as my body responds.
His voice is a low rumble. “I want to do more than mess with you. And you want me, too. You can’t help it.”
I do. My chest heaves as I will my body to stay under control. My nipples are hard, and my core is quaking with need. I close my eyes and try to block my nose from his scent by breathing through my mouth. “Don’t.”
Brindle releases me and allows distance between our bodies, but he’s still hovering. He speaks softly. “Tell me, have you tried screwing other guys to satisfy your hunger? Doesn’t work, does it?”
No, it doesn’t. And I’ve done more than try. Hot shame flushes my cheeks as I recall the night last weekend with the lacrosse player whose name I didn’t even bother to learn. I duck under Brindle’s arm to get away. “I can’t do this right now. I’ve got to get to class and turn in my paper.”
“Fine.” He points toward the student union . “I’ll be there when you’re done.”