by Lily Harlem
Alphas Unleashed Book Three
Megan’s weekend just took a dangerous, sexy turn…
What's not to love about a girl’s weekend in Dublin? Megan Sanders loves being out on the town and out on the pull with her mates, but unfortunately, she’s attracted the attentions of a man with downright murderous intentions.
Seth Martin knows vampire Samuel Bennington is evil, and only his pack of elite wolf shifters can protect Megan. That is, if they can convince her that she needs their help.
Soon Megan finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of fear and lust. She's being hunted for her blood, yes, but she's also crazy about the guy who has sworn to protect her. But which man will win? Will her blood sate Bennington's hunger, or will Seth remind her why it's good to be alive, and give her pleasure beyond anything she's known before?
Genre: Paranormal RomancePurchase link(s): Amazon ARe iTunes Kobo B&N
Content/Theme(s): Shifters, Vampires, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Publisher: OmniLit/All Romance eBooks
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Megan stopped and turned. She thought she’d have to look down at Seth because he was a couple of steps behind her but he was so tall his face was near level with hers.
“What?” he asked, frowning.
“How did you find me?”
“I just did.”
“That’s not an answer.” She gripped the banister on her right. “That evil man, vampire, was just about to attack me, bite me and then he was gone. The next thing I knew you were there. How did you know?”
“I just did.”
“Again not an answer.” She frowned. “Come on, I need more. This is turning into a night that I’m struggling to get my head around.”
“Okay.” He nodded. “I’ve been keeping an eye on him, Samuel Bennington, which, by the way, is one of the many names he goes by.”
“Why? Why have you been keeping an eye on him?”
“The organization gave word to the Dublin group—”
“Who is the organization?”
“Which stands for?”
“Global Vampire Watch.”
She nodded. Fuck, was there really such a thing or was Seth making this shit up? “And who is the Dublin group?” She’d see if he could explain that one while he was at it.
“There are five of us, not including Rose.”
“Okay, and what do you do?”
“When we’re alerted that vampires have breached our territory, we search for them, hunt them down.” He reached out and touched her neck, at the exact spot Samuel had earlier. “We make sure they don’t do harm to humans in our area and, if we can, we drive a stake through their heart.”
She trembled under his touch. The passion in his eyes, the steely determination in his voice—damn, he made her believe him. “Have you ever…you know?”
“Stabbed a vampire in the heart.”
He tipped his chin. “Yes. Once.”
“Who was he?”
“Not he, it was a she.”
“And a vicious bitch, too. She’d left a trail of bodies across Europe before landing on our shores. Biggest mistake of her very long life.”
Megan could imagine Seth’s big muscles, his strong body, being able to fight a vampire. It would still take a lot of effort, she was sure, since legends told of their super-human strength.
“Now come on. You need to rest,” he said. “What you’ve been through was horrible.”
“Seth? Seth is that you?” A female voice, also Irish, came from the top of the stairs.
Megan turned and climbed them. Once at the top, they stepped out into a large room that appeared to be a kitchen-dining area and living space.
A woman, short and round, wearing a brown dress with a strange orange zigzag pattern, stood at a stove. She was stirring something that steamed wildly. When she turned her glasses were misty.
“Oh damn,” the woman said, dropping her spectacles to hang over her ample bosom. “I’m always doing that.” She set the spoon aside, walked up to Megan, and then took her hands.
“Hello,” Megan said.
The woman tutted. “Oh dear, you’re just their sort. Lucky you haven’t been had before.”
“Just whose sort?” Megan asked, though she reckoned she knew the answer.
“Those devils that roam the earth calling themselves vampires.” She pretended to spit on the floor. “May they burn in hell with stakes through their hearts for all eternity.”
“This is Megan,” Seth said, curling his hand over Megan’s shoulder. “She was about a second away from a bite.”
“Oh, you poor love.” Rose dropped Megan’s hands and pulled her into a tight hug. “That must have been simply terrifying.”
Megan hugged her back, her emotions suddenly bubbling up. Bennington had been so scary, so horrible, so intent on doing his nasty deed and sucking her blood. She had no doubt that, had he not been chased off, she wouldn’t be here now but lying in that alley, her heart no longer beating.
“Come, come, let’s get you fed and then a rest.”
“I’m not sure how hungry I am,” Megan said.
“Nonsense, you’re going to need your strength. Besides, the garlic will help.”
“It will make you less appealing to them,” Seth said, resting his hand on her shoulder again. “In theory.” He let his gaze slip down her body.
Megan often didn’t like it when men looked at her like that but, with Seth, it was different. Was it because, now they were in the light, the immediate danger passed, she could see he was pretty damn gorgeous in a big, rough and tough kind of a way? Just the type of man that could handle himself, who would be good in an emergency—which of course he had been.
He lifted his hand from her shoulder and pushed his fingers through his hair. “Come on, as Rose said, you need to eat.”
“Yes, and here it is.” Rose placed two steaming bowls of food on the table. “Chicken stew. Sit yourselves down and I’ll carve the bread.”
Megan looked at the food and realized she was hungry after all. It had been a long time since she’d last eaten, and the fright and the run through the dark alleys had given her an appetite. “Thank you, this looks delicious.”
Rose smiled her way. “A specialty of mine for these situations.”
“You knew I was coming?” How could she have gotten the meal ready so quickly?
“I knew someone would be coming. The dead-hearted bastards don’t wait around before they make their move. Our only concern was whether or not Seth would get to you quickly enough.”
“Well, I’m not sure it was Seth that scared him away or—”
“It was Seth.” She walked up to him and pressed a kiss onto his mop of hair.
Seth carried on spooning his dinner into his mouth.
Was it really Seth who’d scared Samuel away? Megan wasn’t sure what had happened. She’d been petrified, believing at that moment she was taking her last breath.
Then the vampire had been gone. There had been a rush of air, a flash of movement, and she’d thought she’d seen fur and fangs, then it was all over and she was alone.
She shook her head, pulled in a deep breath and started on her food. It really wasn’t turning out to be the fun weekend she had planned.
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