Publication date: September 16th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Freedom has been a pleasure denied to Mackenzie for the last five years. Forced to do the bidding of a crazed man to keep both her sister and her self alive, she is sent on a mission to infiltrate a group of people. Payment; their release. The only problem, no one mentioned they weren’t human. Or, that she would be drawn to a certain sexy, addictive male.
Which will she decide, her heart? Or her freedom?
In a world filled with despair, Jaxx’s only chance to save his humanity is tethered to a woman he hasn’t met. Finding her in an underground facility with his kidnapped protégé, was the last place he thought to find his savior. In a web of corruption, he will have to find the truth and convince his mate, she is his.
Before it’s too late.
Jaxx looked strong and virile, and he spoke to her on a level that screamed sex. The hot, wet and dirty kind. The things she could do to him, or better, the things he could do to her. In her mind she could easily imagine him kissing down her body.
He coughed and his tongue darted out, liking his lips. His actions fed her vision further. He would lick every inch of her, and sink between her legs. Her head would fall back, and as his hot breath brushed against her sex he would lick her core. Jaxx froze, his glass halfway to his mouth, and his gaze shot to her. He cleared his throat. “I mentioned there would be consequences for what I did. I should tell you, I can sense any strong emotion from you – hear any strong thoughts. For a time, we will be connected.”
Was he trying to tell her, he was aware of what she was feeling right then? She damn well hoped not. Her wayward thoughts were only intended for a party of one. Despite what had happened, she didn’t have time any male shenanigans. Maybe she could make time for sex? But, that was it. Maybe her sex induced thoughts was a side effect of what he’d done? She eyed him and got the suspicion feeling he knew exactly what she had on her mind.
Jaxx rounded the kitchen bench. “I bet you’re itching to run, huh?”
Now that he brought it up, she was feeling an overwhelming desire deep inside her to tear up some dirt. She stood, eager to stretch her legs. His arms crossed over his body grabbing the hem of his shirt. Muscles flexed as he pealed the fabric from his torso. Her gaze honed in to the left side of his body, and it was hard to miss the huge tattoo of what looked like a wolf running along his torso as far as the eye could see. His pecs flexed, and she noticed his movements had slowed. The expanse of his chest was predictably impressive just like the rest of him.
Valleys contoured his muscles into the perfect male specimen. His abs flexed under her perusal. Glancing up, she looked him in the eyes. He shrugged, and one of his dark eyebrows rose. “You looked like you were enjoying the show, I wanted to make sure you got your money’s worth.”
She would have snorted if she’d been human. She guessed she deserved that.
“As a shifter, nudity means little to our kind, but if you keep looking at me like that, I’m afraid we’ll be taking a tour of a different sort.”
Her stomach fluttered. Jaxx was dangerous. There was no doubt, he was the bait, and she was being lured into his trap by some unnatural attraction. She shook her head, and growled low. What on earth was going on? The fact that she paused to think about his offer of a new kind of ‘tour’ should have screamed warning.
He was a stranger, a shape changing stranger, and she was in a world of trouble. Maybe it was the temporary connection he had spoken of? Abruptly she spun, and faced what looked like a window, on closer inspection appeared to be four televisions in the shape of a wall of windows. All four TV’s reflected the forest in them, tall trees, and a sweeping valley below.
Her curiosity piqued, she stepped closer inspecting the screens.
“It’s a live stream of the packs land. Being this far underground it doubles as extra security.”
So they were underground. It was rather impressive setup.
“Come on, let’s go.” Jaxx strode towards the door, naked.
She caught the flash of his bare ass, as he pulled the door open, and then he shifted. Even as a wolf, Jaxx was impressive, towering over her with his height. His fur a unique cream coat tipped in gray ran over his body, and every step, every twitch of his ear spoke of strength and masculinity, something that her wolf found appealing – that she found appealing.
He turned, his gaze set on her. “Follow me.”
She stuttered on the spot. His velvet baritone spoke directly in her mind as if he had said the words as a man. How the hell did he do that?
“When we are in our animal forms, it’s how we communicate. As alpha, Saint has the ability to project his voice regardless of what form he’s in.”
Could he read her mind? Or was the wonder written all over her wolf face?
Jaxx huffed. “You’re projecting. I can hear everything as if you were talking.” He turned, and walked to the door, and paused for her.
“All you need to do is concentrate on what you want to say, and push it out there. I’m assuming it’s come so easily between us, due to our connection.”
He can’t find out… her thoughts came to an abrupt halt. For a moment fear coiled within her. “How do I stop you from hearing my thoughts?”
He glanced back at her, and as a wolf his expression was unreadable. She had no idea if he had caught her thoughts or not. After a long moment, he said. “I always imagine a safe that I go and deposit anything I want to keep private.”
Quickly she followed his instructions, and encased all of her thoughts in a bank vault making sure to place an intercom so she could still access their mental connection. For the moment she would bench any thoughts of her sister, or Kali until she found out more about the Shadow Moon people.
Paranormal romance author, Ally Parker brings you dark, dangerous, and deadly tortured heroes and the women strong enough to save them. Her action packed writing will keep you turning the page until the very end.
When not writing her heart pumping paranormal romance, Ally is a nurse by day and a mother twenty four seven. If she’s not working on her next book, you’ll find her practicing archery (in case of a zombie apocalypse), chasing her kids or storms to capture amazing lightning shots. In her down time, she normally is reading a vampire or shifter book, hanging out with her family or feeding her social media addiction.
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