Thursday, July 20, 2017

Throwback Thursay Sin's Calling

Sin's Calling
Lee Barrymire


Victoria is first and foremost a business owner, working to help her sister and brother demons work within the confines of their nature. She’s also a succubus, created by a Maker and revered for her demon perfection. The latter being something she despises with her whole heart. As she works to free others like her from the daily need to feed from sexual partners she stumbles across her mate. Now she’s fighting destiny and the call of his lust, refusing to sate her need on the one male made for her.

Dominick is a technowizard used to living his life his way. When he arrives at a business meeting and senses his mate he’s intrigued. When she slams walls up around herself and refuses to even look at him he goes on the prowl. He uses her sex phone business to get her attention, but can he keep her on the line long enough to capture her heart?



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

#ThirstyThursday ~ Lick Me Right

LICK ME RIGHT


Ingredients:
1 oz Orange Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
6 oz Pineapple Juice
.05 oz UV Blue Vodka
Cherries/Strawberries to garnish

Add orange vodka, peach schnapps, and pineapple juice.  Gently top off with UV Blue Vodka garnish with fruit.  This drink can also be created over ice.  Sip and Enjoy

#ThrowbackThursday Cain's Salvation


Cain's Salvation
Genotypes Series ~ Book 1
sci-fi/futuristic erotic romance

Blurb:
Cain was designed in a lab to be used as a super warrior called a Genophyte. Genophytes are programmed with military training, psychic powers, and diminished emotions.
After buying out his contract with the company that built him, he uses the talents, including his empathic abilities, to run his own security firm. He was built without emotions, but that all changes when a dream shows him a female, Samantha, who needs his help. A glitch in his programming makes him susceptible to a primitive possessiveness when he meets the one female that can deal with his issues. From the moment he first sees her, he desperately wants her. His firm receives a call from her father. Sam was kidnapped and held for ransom. Cain and his employees are hired to fix the botched attempt to get her back.
Their happiness rides on Cain’s ability to find her in time.


~Excerpt ~
“Shit!” Cain yelled, as he watched the comlink connection close. He picked up his handheld device and almost threw it across the plane. Only Adam’s quick grunt reminded him that doing so might be a really bad idea. “Bart, did we get her?”
“Close, but not exact location. She’s definitely being held in Castle Rock. I’ve pinned it down to a few-block radius, so that should narrow down the number of buildings we have to search,” Bart answered.
“Okay, send me the info, and we’ll see you on the ground.” Cain closed the comlink with Bart. Rage surged through him as he replayed the conversation he had with Sam. She’d been so scared. He growled deep in his belly and clenched his fists. Taking a few deep breaths, he tried to get himself under control. The only thing keeping him from tearing something apart with his bare hands was the sweet memory of Sam’s voice. It echoed through his thoughts and soothed the anger. Mine.
When Cain and Adam disembarked from their plane, Bart and Jerome were already waiting for them, leaning casually against the vehicles. Before Cain could ask, Jerome opened the passenger-side door and pointed to a small box sitting on the seat.
“It’s in there. I took it from one of the security dudes here. He says it came from Mr. Bridgestone.”
Cain took the box and opened it slowly. Nestled inside tissue paper was what looked like a glass egg. It was very heavy, clear, and swirled with different colors. If he could hazard a guess as to its use, it would be a paperweight. It supposedly was something that Samantha Bridgestone was known to handle often. He closed his eyes and reached with his senses toward the egg and felt nothing. It didn’t carry any auras at all. What the hell?


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

#WIPWednesday ~ Fearless Love: Coyote Bluff 4 #eroticromance

Antonio Clyburn ~ Model... Kruse Images and Photography

Fearless Love ~ Jason and Libby's story


That didn’t sound good. Two more males set on keeping her in town? Yeah Libby didn’t think Grandma could take them on. And would she have to bow to the Alpha’s wants?
“Yes. Having the Alpha here is a good idea. We need to get this straightened out and then Libby and I can leave shortly to start the journey back to my house.” The woman turned and smiled, a kindly tilt to her lips. “You want to come home with me, dear?”
Like she was going to turn down an escape. “I want to leave this town. Thank you Grandma Adelle.”
“I’m so sorry I haven’t been in your life. We will catch up. I promise you that.” A wrinkled hand patted her cheek lightly before moving to her shoulder. “And you won’t have to deal with this kind of craziness again.”
“Mom, don’t fill her mind with that garbage. She’s staying right here.”
Before more could be discussed the doorbell rang.
Libby’s mom headed to the door and then turned, glancing once again at the dirt and leaves. “Good gods. Go shower.”
She opened her mouth to argue but her Grandmother gripped her shoulder a little tighter. “Good idea. I will go up with her and she can show me her room.” Before anyone could answer a strong hand wrapped around her wrist and started pulling her toward the stairs. “Come on dear, you can fill me in on school as you shower.”
Libby followed obediently, glancing between her father and mother for any clue as to what was happening. Her father shrugged and started righting the chairs. Adelle gave a weak wave and turned briskly toward the front of the house.
What. The. Hell.
She felt like Alice after slipping down the rabbit hole. Everything was weird and confusing. The thought of her arriving at dinner in a blue and white dress raving about white rabbits had her clamping her lips shut and trying to stifle the nervous laughter.
Grandma sniffed and headed to Libby’s door. They entered her bedroom and the older woman closed the door, putting a finger to her lips she extracted a tablet from her pocket. She feverishly tapped at the screen and then held it for Libby to see.

Is the Alpha still crazy?

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Monday, July 10, 2017

#newauthor Malefica: Veneficus: The Beginning by Katie Weill #NA #paranormal

Brand New Author ~ First Release


Claudia Matthews turns 18 tomorrow – as long as she can make it through the first day of classes at Oakley High School. It’s more than her inherent strangeness that keeps her from fitting in. Her ill-tempered service dog, Luca, isn’t winning her friends and her class schedule is even less welcoming, dropping her into the government- mandated, “The History of Witches."
They are real; she's been told. They are powerful, and evil – yet Claudia wants to know if that's actually a universal truth. Are all witches really that bad?
When a mysterious gift appears, dark secrets are cast into the light, and the world as she knows it may change forever. Now armed with questions, Claudia will need to figure out if it's truly worth finding the truth when textbooks don’t hold all the answers. Drawn into a world of hidden covens and regulated magic, she may learn more than she bargained for. Now Claudia has to fight the lure of power and a temptation much more passionate…or lose herself to both. The truth could set her free… or damn her forever.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Let's Make Some Fireworks #Giveaway #romanceauthors


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

#SexSceneSaturday Accidentally Yours

Accidentally Yours



"No. And I am going to prove to you that I'm not just some fucking piece of your imagination, even if
I have to do something drastic." With his words growled at her, he took three steps to her.  His gait and movements were completely predatory, his look was nothing less than complete determination. 
Before she could react, strong arms wrapped around her, dragging her into his embrace. He slanted his lips over hers and took what he wanted.  She only fought for a moment, but in the end it was like standing against a monsoon.  He was going to win with or without her permission.  His mouth devoured hers, sucking, licking, biting. Every stinging bite was soothed by a brush of lips or tongue. Hands moved over her body while he controlled their kiss.  One palm cupped her ass, pressing her jean covered groin against his.  She groaned into his mouth.  His other hand slid into her hair, gripping it enough to put delicious pressure on her scalp.  He used his grip to hold her head where he wanted it during his devastating kiss.
Slowly she realized that he was moving her back toward the woods.. When the hard cool surface of a tree pressed against her back she understood what he was doing. With his hot chest pressed against hers and her back again the unyielding tree she felt trapped, but in that 'oh so perfect' way. She'd been battling the heat building in her pussy. With her body immobilized she gave over to the feelings. Her breasts felt heavy and hot, throbbing in time to her racing heart. She finally acknowledged the dampness between her legs, soaking her panties, and the throbbing ache of her clit. She moaned into his kiss when he picked her up enough to press his cock against her mound.  In that moment of first contact she lost the battle completely with her mind and body. 
There was nothing but sensation left. Her skin was sensitive, shivering and erupting in goose bumps as his breath skated over it. Every movement he made, rubbed her, pressed her, pulling a reaction from her. She wrapped her legs around his hips to center his rigid shaft against her clit. Her body knew what it wanted. The slow grind of his pelvis against hers, the denim clad, hard cock against her clit, was driving her swiftly towards orgasm. 


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday Fated Mates Bundle

Fated Mates Series

Byte Marks – Story #1

Blurb:
Fated Mates, Incorporated- The premiere dating service company. They promise to find that perfect someone within three pairings.
Liz stepped into the waiting room for Fated Mates, Inc with trepidation. Driven to the dating service by her meddling family, she walks in hoping for something but expecting nothing. What she received was a chance encounter with a hunky tattooed man. Byte happens to be interviewing for his first date assignment as well.
A building-wide power failure causes a lockdown that throws them together and the sparks fly.
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First Kiss Snippet:
Even as her cheeks burned with a fierce blush she could feel all the way to her ears, she pressed her mouth to his. He hesitated a moment before kissing her back. The slow slide of his lips over hers and the warm rasp of calloused palms along the side of her jaw had a low moan slipping from her. The tip of his tongue glided along her lower lip and she thought she’d combust. She opened to him and expected an invasion, but he took his time stroking her, teasing her until she dueled with him and chased his lips with hers when he tried to back away. Even then he only gave her a moment of want before he was back with teeth and tongue.


Justin’s Desserts- Story #2

Fated Mates, Incorporated- The premiere dating service company. They promise to find that perfect someone within three pairings.
Alicia prides herself on the chocolate confections she creates. But running her own business leaves her lonely. When someone pays for her to have a month's services from Fated Mates, Inc. she can't pass up the opportunity and waits impatiently for her first match to contact her.
When Justin walks into her store, Sweet Success, she can't help but melt like the finest of Belgian chocolates.
Naughtiness abounds with melted chocolate, sprinkles and other sticky fun...
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First Kiss Snippet:
“Desserts. You’re supposed to be teaching me about desserts.” Alicia struggled to form coherent words while plastered against his chest.
A rough palm cupped her face and tilted her head back until her gaze was once again caught by his. He slowly brought his lips to hers. Their breaths mingled between their lips. She could taste the spice on his moist exhale and knew she’d die without a taste of him. As if he read her thoughts, he pressed his mouth to hers in a soft, sensual slide. He didn’t press for her to open or invade with his tongue. Instead he nibbled and sipped at her mouth.


Touching Chopper- Story #3

Fated Mates, Incorporated- The premiere dating service company. They promise to find that perfect someone within three pairings.
Chad 'Chopper' Deiter walks into Samantha's physical therapy office and she can't help but trip over her own feet and tongue each time she sees him. All that leather and denim sets her heart racing. When Sam shows up for her first Fated Mates date and Chopper rolls in on his motorcycle she nearly faints.
What's she supposed to do? Blow off her dating service setup or the man she's been eyeing?
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First Kiss Snippet:
The sound of his low groan brought her eyes to his. The look of need shining from his hooded gaze yanked a gasp from her. He leaned down, intent clearly written across her face. “I’ve wanted to do this since the first day I saw you.”
She didn’t have time to process his statement before warm lips touched hers and strong arms banded around her back. She was pulled flush against his chest and she melted into the embrace. He didn’t force his touch on her, instead he tempted her, entreated with his mouth. Their breaths mingled together as he slid moist lips across hers. Her pussy ached even as she took his hot exhale into her lungs.


Winning Isaac- Story #4

Fated Mates, Incorporated- The premiere dating service company. They promise to find that perfect someone within three pairings.
As one of the techs for Fated Mates, Inc., Casey Michaels leaps into action when the entire virtual system fails. Working for the dating company is rewarding and fun until there's a problem. Of the two-legged variety.
When Isaac Steffens, the man she’s been lusting and crushing over, walks into her office to help she can barely keep her hands to herself. The suggestion to test the interview programs has her panicking, but how can she tell him she’s afraid to let the system record her reaction to him?
The surprise he planned for her will get her geeky heart pumping. Perhaps even Fated Mates employees find their ‘happy ever after’.
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A thrill went through her when he groaned and wrapped his arms around her, dragging her against his chest. Gentle fingers cupped her jaw, as he bent to bring their mouths together.
Reality was so much better than the virtual kisses they’d shared. His lips were warm and wet as they feathered across hers. The flick of his tongue against the seam of her mouth had her grinning. She opened for him and turned her head to give him more room to explore. When he teased her tongue with his, she gasped at the sensual feel.
When she needed to breathe she gave his lower lip a nip and grinned. Pulling away from his mouth was one of the hardest things she’d done. He tasted of mint and man, hot and wet with desire. She could have kept kissing him for hours.

Author Bio:
Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rug rats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She's slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life's adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn't reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.

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#ThirstyThurday

Bomb Pops



Ingredients Needed

2oz. Bacardi Razz Rum

2oz. Lemonade

2oz Blue Curacaco

Splash of Gernadine


Directions

Fill glass with ice.

Pour a splash of grenadine over the ice.

Pour Bacardi Razz, slowly over ice.

Pour lemonade slowly as the next level

Lastly add  Blue Cura├žao slowly

Cheers!!! 
Fair warning they go down way to easy! 
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

#SexSceneSaturdayHalfInLove

Half In Love

He was pulled from his musing by the small hand on his shoulder. Her scent rolled off her body, tainted with fear as she lightly squeezed his arm. His restraint snapped. It was too much. The house, the days gone, the fear of rouge status. He spun, pinning her to the wall with the full length of his body. A slight huff escaped her lips before she clamped her eyes and lips shut. Her body relaxed against his body, and she offered her throat to him. Nick knew that he needed to let her go, but something deeply imbedded in his psyche pulled him to the cradle of her thighs. The submissive gestures only inflamed his need to take her and mark her as his. Her warmth and arousal called to the baser side of his vampire-self. He groaned from a deep, dark place inside and thrust his hips against hers in a slow, sensual grind, mimicking all the things he wanted to do to her. His cock rode against her softer body like heated steel. The need to push himself into her wet core made his balls ache. He wanted them to be naked, sharing the slick slide of sweat as he entered her.
Burying his nose in her neck helped soothe the raging need. Her scent calmed him like nothing else ever had. Blood pounded through her body in a beautiful rhythm, making his gums itch with the need to extend his teeth and sip of her nectar. Instead, he placed a light kiss on her throat and nipped her collarbone before trailing his tongue to her ear. She moaned and arched slightly against his chest. That was all the invitation he needed. The rage still pounded through his veins, fuzzing his thoughts and allowing his primal self to emerge with a roar. He would take her and make her see that they were meant to be together.

* * * *

Willie couldn’t stop her body from responding. Every cell cried out with greed for his touch. His scent enveloped her mind in a hot, sexual stupor. With the slight pain from the nibble on her collarbone, her body took over. She reacted with instinctual need. No more thought. No more worrying about claiming her mate. She needed to feel his body against hers. Needed to feel his shaft sliding through her folds and pumping into her, spilling his seed deep inside her body. A hot rush of want flowed through her body, making her gasp and squirm in his arms. The already soaked panties she wore were drenched with new arousal. She wrapped her legs around his waist, welcoming him further into the cradle of her body. She rocked against him, grinding her pussy against his cock trying to get the sensation she craved. She could feel the tightening of her clit with each pulse of their pelvises. His hands moved over her sides, sliding under her shirt, sending passion threading through her body. She flexed her back, trying to coax his wandering hands to her aching breasts. They wanted his hands on them, plucking and kneading her flesh. With a satisfied sigh, she threw her head back as his fingers finally encircled her engorged nipple, pinching and twisting. The slight pain ramped up her passion. She groaned when his fingers left her breasts, only to be replaced by his mouth. Hot licks of desire flicked across her nipples as he suckled. Each pull of his mouth made her climb closer to a release.
Her hands threaded through his hair pulling his mouth to hers. She licked along his lips until he opened his lips, inviting her inside the warm depths of his mouth. Their tongues twined together and slid along each other. One of his hands caressed her back and pulled her closer. The other traveled over her ass and pushed the seam of her jeans against her slit, adding more pressure and friction to their grinding. She moaned her need into his mouth. Her orgasm was so close, and they hadn’t even gotten skin to skin yet. She ground against him faster, harder, trying to get to the top of the climax climb. She wanted to fall over the edge, feel the release of the tension and lust crawling over her skin.
She pulled her lips from his with a groan and slid her lips down his neck, laving the skin with wet kisses and licks. Instinct had her flexing her jaw muscles, enticing her canines to descend. She nipped the muscle at the base of his neck and reveled in the dark growl that vibrated against her chest in response.
A niggling thought crept through the heat of the moment. As her cougar pushed at her mind and wanted to taste his blood with wanton bloodlust a flash of reality flickered through her mind. Oh, God. She couldn’t bite him without claiming him. She whipped her head back and slammed it against the wall, hoping the pain would bring some sort of semblance of control back to her. A tremor of fear skated down her spine.
“Please don’t let me bite you.” Her whispered plea jerked both of them from the passionate fever igniting their bodies.
Nick reared back like she touched him with a lit match. His eyes glowed an unearthly red, irises still flooded with blood. Passion pinched his beautiful face, but control slowly bled into his features. Their breathing, harsh and shallow, echoed through the cavernous room. Panic and regret crossed his face before he closed his eyes and leaned his forehead against hers.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#WIPWednesday ~ Fearless Love #coyotebluffseries #amwriting #eroticrom

Antonio Clyburn ~ Model... Kruse Images and Photography

Fearless Love ~ Jason and Libby's story


Snippet~ Chapter 7:

Sliding off Jason’s lap was embarrassing and sensual all at the same time. He was definitely hard under her rear and she felt every inch of him as she shimmied off his legs. A blush scorched her cheeks but even that couldn’t put a dent in her happiness. Nope. He wanted her, she wanted him, he felt enough for her to make her take comfort from him, and he was a nice guy. A really sexy nice guy.
Libby tried not to giggle as she watched from the corner of her eye a very uncomfortable Jason move his package around in his jeans. Poor guy. Hope I didn’t put a kink in his pipes.
“What’s so funny over there?”
She had been so lost in her thoughts she hadn’t even noticed they were driving again. His teasing tone pulled her from her musings. “Nothing’s funny, just feeling happy.”
“Good.”
Jason’s hand slowly moved across the seat, palm up. She waited to see what he was doing, but he didn’t move once his hand was resting as close to her thigh as his outstretched arm would let him get. Was this just how he rode? It couldn’t be comfortable. While staring his fingers wiggled a little and it made her jump.
“Hold my hand, Libby.” He laughed. “You reacted like my hands gonna bite ya.”
She fought the urge to smack herself in the forehead. Chalking it up to years without even the thought of romance she blushed hard again, but entwined her fingers with his. She scooted closer to him so the position didn’t feel awkward. Warmth seeped through her skin and the soft slide of his thumb over hers melted her insides a little.
His skin looked like burnt mahogany under her vampire-pale hand. She hadn’t really thought about how they’d look together. Giving into those types of thoughts had been off limits until, well, an hour ago. She loved the way he looked, handsome, built, beautiful. But seeing his skin next to hers stirred sensual thoughts. The contrasts of his darkness against her cream-colored body would be sinfully gorgeous. She wanted to take photos of him naked, with flowing burgundy and cream sheets. Wonder if his cock is darker or lighter than his chest?
Libby’s other hand was covering her mouth as if she’d actually uttered that question, head pooling so fast in her cheeks she felt faint. She wanted to fan her face but knew he’d ask her about the color. But then, something far more mortifying came to her attention. She was turned on. Enough that she could smell her own arousal. Holy shit buckets.

Glancing at Jason told her everything she needed to know. Her nose wasn’t messed up, and he could smell it to. And by the flaring of his nose and the deep breaths he sucked into his chest he liked the scent.



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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#WIPWednesday ~ Fearless Love Coyote Bluff Series #eroticromance #paranormalrom

Antonio Clyburn ~ Model... Kruse Images and Photography

Fearless Love ~ Jason and Libby's story


Snippet~ Chapter 2:


Fucking assholes. All of them.
Jason swung the sledgehammer with enough force to easily split the log he was working on and embed the maul head eight inches into the piece of wood under it. He growled at himself, the fucking tools, the fact he was outside doing manual labor at all, and at Fate for her stupid meddling ways. He’d been comfortable in his pack. They were building, strengthening, becoming a tightknit family. But then it all went to shit and now he was what? Playing second fiddle to a coyote who was a great leader. The other man was awesome, admirable even, and completely loved by his multi-species pack.
If all of that wasn’t enough Jason hadn’t even been the one to dispatch the traitors who’d chased him from his rightful pack. No, it’d been a bobcat for cripe’s sake. A cat. She’d torn them to shreds and nearly lost her life protecting her mate from Amanda and her fucking brothers.
Another log was obliterated as he contemplated the shitty turn his life had taken. Sweat trickled down the middle of his back and he growled again.
“You know the wood never did anything to you.”
Jason whirled around, hammer ready and raised as a weapon even as his other hand shifted enough to allow four inch long claws descend from his fingertips.
“Damn, you’re jumpy.” Zeke Marrow, town goof and damn good mechanic, stood with both hands raised. “I come in peace. Live long and prosper and all that shit.”
Jason stood straighter and dropped the tool onto the ground, pulling his shift back and feeling a tad bad for nearly jumping the man. He apologized, “Fucker.”
“Yeah, yeah. Love you too.” Zeke strolled over and patted Jason’s shoulder. “Offer me a beer and we’re even.”
They’d never be even, not with the still visible scars on Zeke’s neck and face from the near-death experience Amanda and her brother’s had dealt to the coyote. Jason would never be even with the male. Ever.
“Oh, buck up, buttercup. Trust me at some point you’ll be able to save my ass from something and then we will be even.” The other man laughed. “You have a really open face when you’re internally moping. Beer me, man. I’m parched.”
Jason shook his head but couldn’t stop the smile from banishing the scowl he was trying to maintain. “You’re an ass. Probably why I like you. Come on in.”
They headed into the small cabin Jason was renting and as instructed he grabbed a couple of beers from the ancient refrigerator, shaking his head at the meager contents of the behemoth. Beer, mustard, two mayo packets and a bag of lettuce. Damn, I need to get some food in this place.
“So. What’s up your ass and has your beastie growling at the poor logs outside?”
Jason handed an opened bottle to Zeke and sat at the only other chair in the room. He needed to get some furniture too. One recliner and a kitchen chair wasn’t enough. Why it hadn’t struck him as important before wasn’t something he wanted to look at.
“Life.”
Zeke motioned for him to continue. Jason sighed. “I was feeling bad for myself because of all the crap that’s happened in the last few weeks.”
“There you go. Get in touch with the feelings big guy. You’re surrounded by a bunch of meddling females now, might as well get used to feeling and being in touch with your emasculating side.”
Jason laughed and took a swig of his beer. He knew all about women and had been quite the womanizer back in the day. Hell, he’d even turned on the charm the first few days he’d been in Coyote Bluff, but now he couldn’t care less about the females. Well, beyond his female.
After a few moments of friendly silence he asked the question he really didn’t want the answer to. “So, what you brings you to my castle in the sky?”
Zeke scuffed a booted foot on the weathered wood floor. “Amie. She wanted me to invite you to dinner tonight.”
“Hm, so why are you looking like a kicked pup?”
“She’s inviting Libby too. I think she’s playing cupid and I don’t want to be the one that gets beat up by one of you, probably you or Ames, when the shit hits the fan. But, you know how women are… and I’m mated so.” He shrugged. “Call me pussy whipped and I’ll punch you in the face, but I’d do anything that woman asked me to do.”
“As it should be man, as it should be. Yeah, I’ll come to dinner. As you can see bringing a dish to pass is going to mean a trip to the store is in order, so what does your mate want me to bring?”
“Nothing. Just come to dinner. We’ll be doing some form of barbeque I’m sure. I’m running to Bluff’s on the way home, so anything she wants I’ll pick up.” For a moment the man looked awkward, and for Zeke that was a feat. “So, what’s the deal with you and Libby? I mean, I like the girl and don’t want to see her screwed over, but I’m sorta starting to think you’re an alright guy so…”
Jason wanted to laugh. Never in his life had he met a group of people so willing to overlook faults and issues and embrace everyone equally. He’d showed up as an interloper, another Alpha trespassing in this pack’s territory and they still accepted him with open arms. “There isn’t a deal, Zeke.”
“Sure, so the cavewolf thing you pulled in the barn wasn’t anything? Hm? I mean I was there, and had to help keep you from killing the kid, so yeah, don’t try to blow smoke up my ass.”
“You talk like a chick. Has anyone ever told you that?”
“Yeah, every day. Ever meet my brother? Stop trying to change the topic. I don’t want you showing up and cockblocking me tonight with drama.”
Jason blinked, and burst out laughing. “This is all about getting into your mate? Dude, relax. I’m not out to hurt Libby. I like her, a lot. If my wolf is right she might be our mate, but right now I’m just trying to get into the friend zone.”
Zeke nodded like Jason had just said something sage and impressive. The dude was seriously wacky but funny and sure as hell trustworthy. So maybe Fate knew what she was doing bringing him to Coyote Bluff.
“Skip asked me to be Beta.” Jason threw out into the silence after the men sat for a few moments quietly drinking their beverages.
“Yep. Knew he would. What did ya say?”
“Told him I’d think about it.”
Zeke nodded. “Think you can Beta to another Alpha after running your own pack?”
That was the question, wasn’t it? Jason didn’t know, and didn’t want to find out with a fight to the death with the coyote-in-charge. He shrugged as his answer and Zeke nodded again in understanding.
“Cool. Well, I’ll be at your challenge if you decide to go for Beta. Skip asked us all and it was unanimous. I have to get going but I’ll see you tonight, seven-ish. Okay?”

The men shook hands and Jason watched the crazy coyote stroll down the path toward the bottom of the hill. Yeah, Fate might be a fickle mistress, but this time maybe, just maybe she knew what she was doing.


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