Marcus was likely dead, killed by the Inquisition, or so it was believed. Then the vampire was found, broken beyond words, in an isolated prison fortress. Marcus had never expected to see daylight again, let alone be rescued by his mate. Now he worries he’ll drag Caleb into his darkness.
Two Hearts. One Curse. Zero Time. A century ago, a spiteful witch cursed Edmund.
Hawk is alone, hiding from the world, living in a tiny, rickety cabin his grandfather built. He has few supplies and fewer yet of the skills needed to survive on his own, but because of what he did, because of what his father caused him to do… well, there’s just no other choice.
But then one day “Ghost” shows up. A large lone wolf who begins to “take care of” Hawk. He brings him game, he protects him from predators, and he even pulls him from a raging river. He is Hawk’s only friend and Hawk begins to talk to ghost as if he is human and can understand.
Except Ghost isn’t human.
One night can change everything… Jesse Sykes has lived far longer than his youthful appearance suggests. Becoming a vampire after tragedy struck seemed the only option when his soul was shattered, after all he’s no stranger to having to hide what he is from the rest of the world. But eternal life isn’t without problems or heartache.
Despite the rumors about Port Lewis, Michael Gates doesn’t expect the house he rents with his sister on Foxglove Lane to be haunted. An eerie meeting with Victor Lewellyn, the resident witch-turned-demon who is bound to the property by dark magic, changes his mind.
Two souls lost, now forever found.
Aiden Chava has known he was gay for as long as he could remember, but his parents never accepted him. So, after counting down the days until he could leave their home and be himself, he moved out in search of a place where he belonged as soon as he turned twenty-one
GHOST WALKER / Mary Rundle
Hello and thank you for hosting me today. Today I have an excerpt from Ghost Walker, Book 6 of the Blackwood Pack series. It’s the story of Zane and David, Fated Mates, who have to fight the evil trying to destroy them. Fortunately, the entire Blackwood Pack helps to make sure Zane and David eventually get their HEA.
Remembering how good it felt in his mate’s arms back in the break room, David wanted more of it and, since he wasn’t sure what would happen after Zane knew everything about him, he wanted to seize the opportunity to be held again. “I would like that,” David said shyly.
“Me too,” Zane grinned, “You can have the bathroom first. I’ll be in the living room so give me a shout when you’re finished.”
“Okay,” David said, opening up his backpack and removing his kit bag and pajama pants. He hoped Zane didn’t mind if he slept topless, but he was dying to feel the sheets against his skin.
Pouring himself a glass of sparkling water, Zane wandered around the room, sipping it until he reached the large windows where he finished it off. Leaning against the glass and looking down at the rain-soaked pavement, Zane spotted a man standing in a doorway across the street, only half visible. A helluva night to be out so late. Wonder what he’s up to. Then, his eyes flicked up into the darkness of the nighttime sky. He’d bet anything his mate was hiding something—he could see the wariness in David’s eyes every time he brought up talking about themselves.
Whatever David was afraid of telling him, it wouldn’t matter; he’d already made up his mind he wanted to claim his mate. Doubts he may have had were erased by one kiss, when his lips touched David’s. Zane knew he’d never get enough of him. But what would his mate think about the gifts his brothers received and the one he’d get? He couldn’t put it off any longer. Oracle would be here tomorrow, and all hell might break loose if David found out from her instead of him. Sighing, he set his empty glass on the table and headed into the bedroom after hearing David call to him.
Zane found David in bed, covered up, looking nervous, but smiling at him. He grinned at his mate then, grabbing his suitcase, Zane plopped it on a chair, opened it, and pulled out what he needed for tonight. Deciding to take a quick shower once he was in the bathroom, he stripped, turned on the water and jumped in. Wasting no time, he soaped up his body before rinsing off, making it one of the shortest—if not the shortest—showers he’d ever taken. Toweling himself dry, he brushed his teeth and, stepping into his pink unicorn print pajama pants, flipped off the light and headed to the bedroom.
David’s eyes grew round as he watched Zane approach the bed. Giggling, he said, “I love your unicorns.”
“Thanks. Ki gave them to me as a gift for helping him set up a virtual dance club to show Theo and Norman what to expect at a real one.”
“He likes pink.”
“Ahh, yup, lots of pink and in all different shades. When Cody brought him home after rescuing him, Ki showed up wearing a bright pink t-shirt along with a sassy I’m-always-right attitude. I knew right then and there he and I would be great friends.”
“He’s my friend too.”
“I’m not surprised. He’s so much fun, you just naturally want to be around him. And what he did for Logan’s psyche after they mated, is nothing short of a miracle,” Zane said, getting under the covers. “Do you mind if we spoon? I meant what I said—I won’t do anything, but my wolf is going crazy with you over there.”
Smiling shyly, David moved over to Zane, rolled onto his side, then wiggled until he was against Zane’s body. A low moan escaped as he felt his mate’s naked chest against his back; the skin-to skin contact was making his cock hard and his nipples erect. Embarrassed, he asked Zane to turn out the lamp next to the bed to hide his response. He felt one of Zane’s arms sliding under his head, the other landing over his body, pulling him tight to his mate. Not sure if he was ever going to sleep with all the sparks flying through his body, he said, “Good night, Zane.”
“Sleep tight, babe,” Zane said sleepily, his eyes already closing in contentment.
“You too,” David whispered, knowing it would be a long time before he reached that state.
High Arcanist Delaney D’Vaire is the world’s only dark wizard, something that has alienated him from his people since birth. Orphaned as a child, he is shuffled around until the Prism Wizard sees his potential, steps in, and enrolls him in school. Though he never truly feels like he belongs, Delaney excels. Graduating at sixteen, he applies to a unique sanctuary, and his life forever changes when he is accepted. Delaney has the family he’s always wanted; surrounded by love and support, he’s grown into a young man, giving everything to help the people who still scorn him, though he continues to doubt himself. All he needs now is his mate, but Delaney is skeptical that even Fate could come up with his perfect match.
Luca Duray has been quite happy living a solitary existence for decades. But when a steel trap around his leg catches him when he’s weak and hungry, his life is irrevocably changed. He knows the wolf shifter who offers him assistance is more than he appears and immediately makes plans to keep the pup close.
Daryl plays with fire and gets burned by fate…
Former Primrose Pack member Jason Black happily accepted his role as beta in the new Regent’s Hill pack, knowing that merging the two was the best decision for everyone involved. Daryl Easton is loyal and honest but wary of change. The joining of the two packs wasn’t his preferred outcome, and he’s struggling to see all the newcomers as pack, including those now working alongside him.
There is nothing ordinary about finding where you belong
High Arcanist Delaney D’Vaire is the world’s only dark wizard, something that has alienated him from his people since birth. Orphaned as a child, he is shuffled around until the Prism Wizard sees his potential, steps in, and enrolls him in school.
Growing up in the Hinterlands hasn’t prepared Benjy for life in North Leland where the alphas grow to an alarming size and he’s expected to get a job. He’s never been farther than running distance from his den until the morning his father drops him off in the city to be claimed by the first alpha who‘ll have him. Of all the things Benjy isn’t prepared for, finding his own mate is at the top of the list.