A 1 Night Stand Story
Prides of the Moon Series
Noah Braxton's world has been turned inside out and upside down ever since the fateful moment six months ago when he was turned into a shifter by a dying college girl. She made him promise to look after her sister, Giselle, and in an effort to soothe her he promised her that he would, not realizing the sacrifices he would have to make to keep that promise. Bound by his oath, Noah struggles to fulfill his role of beta to Giselle, an Alpha female, but he can't be everything she needs. He's gay and in order to bond properly with his Alpha female they would have to have sex. Without that bond with an Alpha he is slowly going crazy but he can't force himself to be attracted to a woman. His last hope at saving his mind and his soul lies with Madame Eve of the 1 Night Stand matchmaking service being able to find him a male Alpha that can bridge the gap between himself and Giselle.
Marcus and Vashan have come to Morgantown, WV in the hopes of finding an Alpha female to complete their Pride. Instead they find Noah, a man on the edge of insanity who is also a natural dominant. Despite this both men are instantly drawn to Noah and decide to help him. Marcus will have to use all his strength as an Alpha to dominate Noah and show him that submission to his Alpha doesn't make him weak.
Genre: Paranormal romance, erotic romance, GLBT, Interracial/multicultural, shapeshifters, multiple partners
Heat level: 4
Word count – 12k
Cover art by Mina Carter
His muscles tensed and he blew out a low breath, willing himself to focus on the here and now. He had more than enough to worry about with his blind dates showing up any minute. Giselle, his Alpha, had tried to give him as much advice as she could. She’d begged to come with him, but he had to do this alone. He’d made an oath bound in spirit and blood to take care of her and he wouldn’t let anyone near her until he was sure they were worthy of her.
Plus his last five—or was it six—dates had ended as soon as the other werepumas learned about his little...issue.
A car engine whined as it climbed the steep incline leading to the cabin of the newly built Castillo Coopers Rock wilderness resort. Giselle had told him that traditionally these meetings happened out in the open forest, but he was too much of a city boy to feel comfortable without basic creature comforts like running water. As the Land Rover pulled in next to his truck, he lifted his nose into the air and took a deep breath, laughing softly as he realized he was trying to scent the air.
Deep in his soul, his cat paced restlessly and he tried to use the calming techniques Giselle had taught him, mentally scratching the cat behind his ears. His beast quieted beneath his stroke, but let loose a little warning growl as his company exited the Land Rover. At the sight of the men his breath caught in his throat and his cock stirred with interest. From the top of his hair to the soles of his motorcycle boots, he wanted them.
Dark and light, the two men encompassed the best of both worlds. The man who came out of the passenger side of the Land Rover had ebony skin that gleamed in the fading sunlight. He stretched, lean muscles in his arms rippling in a graceful curve. On the other side of the SUV a solid man with curly dark hair crossed his arms and stared at the cabin. He reminded Noah of a guy from a gladiator movie, attractive in a thoroughly masculine way while the other man had more of a feline beauty about him.
Both men stared at him through the big window and he flushed. The hope that they hadn’t seen him spying on them was more than he could ask for. Of course, with their enhanced senses they’d know he was there. Hell, once he opened the door, they would smell his arousal. Trying to appear nonchalant, he raised his hand in greeting and forced his feet to move for the front door. He didn’t know what Madame Eve of the 1Night Stand matchmaking service had told them. He’d been brutally honest in what he was looking for when he’d filled out the application for the elite dating service, but really hadn’t received much information on who he’d be matched with other than names and a few details about Marcus and Vashan. Madame Eve had an almost mythical status as a match maker among the shifters of the world, and even though this was only supposed to be a one-night stand, he prayed to the werepuma’s Goddess that they were the ones he’d been searching for.
Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead - though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.
From a young age she's been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else without using cringe-worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.
Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has learned to type one handed while soothing a cranky baby.
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