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Moon Bound Book One
Giving her Guardian the slip has never been a problem for Beth. Even for a wolf, she is wicked fast and almost impossible to track. Then she meets Gareth, her new Guardian. Gareth is ruggedly handsome, unfailingly stubborn, and seems determined to sniff Beth out, no matter where she runs.
After a disastrous night of passion with Gareth, Beth has no choice but to put herself forward for mating. Although, it's not just Gareth that has his eye on this female. Donovan, a wolf from a neighboring pack , has his own reasons for wanting this she-wolf, and when Beth makes the wrong choice, she finds out exactly what happens when you're "thrown to the wolves".
Secrets are revealed and choices are made. Will love conquer all, or destroy everything Beth has ever known?
Genre: Paranormal RomancePurchase links: Amazon Smashwords iTunes Kobo B&N
Content/Theme(s): Shifters, Wolves, Mystery, Suspense
Release Date: August 29, 2014
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She cleared her throat and went for the same no-nonsense voice of moments before, barely carrying it off. “You’ll have to lie here with me.” She shook her head as he began to object. “You’re cold, and you’re tired.” She pointed to the bed. “Hellooooo! Don’t be stupid, Gareth. I promise to leave your virtue unsullied.” Laughing, she scooted closer to the wall, making room, and patted the dusty mattress. “Don’t fight me on this. You won’t win. And I’ll make you miserable until you give in.”
“I’m not worried about my virtue,” he replied, not meeting her eyes.
“Oh.” So that’s it, she realized. He’s not comfortable sharing a bed with the outsider. Fine, let him freeze then!
Immediately reading her expression, he stood and slowly came towards the bed. “I said it wasn’t my virtue I was worried about.”
“I know,” she snapped. “I heard you!” She turned her back to him. Let him freeze, she repeated. What an ass.
Dust rose, as the mattress shifted under his weight. I will not look at him. I will not even speak to him. Ass.
“It’s not my virtue I’m worried about,” he repeated softly, his lips mere inches from the shell of her ear. “It’s yours.”
Well if that didn’t just shut her up. Her stomach roiled, and her eyes, like saucers, stared into the darkness. She could feel him breathing on her shoulder, and damn if it wasn’t the most amazing sensation in the world right now. What could she say?
The mattress shifted again as he made to stand up. Beth’s hand shot out from under the blanket and grabbed his forearm. “Stay,” she whispered.
“You’re not worried I’ll…how did you put it...sully your virtue?” He seemed to hold his breath.
“I never claimed to be very virtuous, actually.” Surely he could hear the tremor in her voice. She heard the tremor in his as he whispered, “Little Wolf.”
Her heart in her throat, she turned her head a fraction – just enough to see his profile – and licked her lips. He was going to kiss her. She knew it. She was not all innocence. She’d kissed and been kissed before. Almost all of the juveniles had experimented in one form or another as they grew up, but she’d never kissed him. And he’d never kissed her.
He propped himself up on his elbow and gazed at her, his eyes seeming to read every thought she had from her face. He smiled. She smiled. She turned to face him a little more. He smiled again. She sighed.
“What’s the matter, Little Wolf?” His words ended on a catch, as if he had no breath left, or was afraid to breathe too deeply for fear of shattering this newfound alliance.
“I’m not very patient,” she told him bravely, putting her hand behind his neck and pulling him closer. “Not very patient at all.”
He stopped a hairs-breadth from her lips. “It’s just a kiss,” he told her. “We’re not doing anything wrong.”
“I know,” she said, and pulled him the rest of the distance.
It was explosive. Amazing. Torturous and blissful all in one. He groaned against her lips and she drank it greedily. As his tongue touched hers, she thought she’d do anything for the rest of the world to fade and leave them alone forever. This moment, this kiss she could keep going forever. She rolled over to face him completely, snuggling into him, surrounding herself in his scent.
He wrapped his arms around her waist and dragged her closer still, until she could feel that he was very happy to be there indeed. She smiled against his lips and whispered, “is that a gun in your pocket or…”
“Don’t have any pockets,” he told her huskily and she laughed. The blanket was a poor substitute for self-control, however and soon they were so wrapped up in each other she could hardly tell where she ended and he began.
This is crazy! she told herself. I don’t even like him. He’s too arrogant and self-assured and he’s an ass, and oh my God, I don’t want him to ever stop!
Beth shivered as he trailed kisses down her neck, nipping again at her throat and growling under his breath at the scents he found along the way. She was seeing stars. I must be losing my damn mind. But it was too wonderful to stop. His mouth wasn’t the only thing to wander, she realized as she felt a calloused hand skim her waist and slide down her thigh.
She both wanted him to stop and to never stop in equal measures. How was she to know what she wanted while he was kissing her like that? She was about to spontaneously combust and enjoy doing it. This was madness. His fingers crept up her inner thigh and she panted, urging him on, and at the same time trying to find breath to put a stop to it.
“Gareth,” she groaned as his fingers found the little hollow at the top of her inner thigh. She was close to something, but she had no idea what. She just knew that if things didn’t stop – right now – then she’d have a lot of explaining to do in the morning when she returned as an un-sanctioned mated female.
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