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Darcy Burke (MM)

Beyond the Marius Brothers 2

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Heat Rating: SCORCHING
Word Count: 36,033
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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, werewolves, public exhibition, bondage, HEA]

In a world where humans and paranormals coexist in secret and where they are at war with soulless demons, vampires dream to be united with their mates.

Darcy Burke is a strong and caring vampire warrior who lost his family long ago. After so many casual hookups, he bumps into a man who he longs to love and support for the rest of his life.

Ayden Magee is a werewolf who has been stuck in his wolf form and is desperately trying to find a way to save his brothers. When Darcy helps him change back, Ayden sees the possibility of a future with this man, one filled with the tenderness and love he has been missing.

Will Darcy and Ayden be able to save Ayden's brothers and build a lasting relationship together, or will their differences and their pasts be too much for them to conquer?

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In previous books it appeared that Darcy was a "playboy", so it was good to see his character grow after meeting his mate.

- Keara

Another great addition to the "Marius" world.

- RECS5664

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5 ANGELS: "Darcy Burke, a vampire warrior living on the Dragos Estate, fights to protect the world from rogue vampires who will kill anything to survive. With the threat from the rogues, the vampires are banning together for safety. Rory, Isaac Dragos's mate, rescued an injured shifter who is stuck in wolf form. Darcy can't understand why he feels drawn to the shifter until it races towards him and in his mind, he hears "Mate. Alpha" and he knew that the shifter was his mate. Upon Darcy's order, Ayden Magee transforms into the most stunning man Darcy has ever seen. Rory instantly knows that Ayden is a Kappa, but Darcy doesn't know what that means or the significance of it. Before Darcy learns anything, Ayden knocks him down, bites him and instantly knows all of Ayden's past. A kappa is sex incarnate to both men and women, unfortunately, Ayden's pack tried to use him as a sex slave. When he refused, they threatened his brothers, forcing Ayden to escape to find help. Darius, with the help of the Marius clan, vow to free and protect Ayden's brothers, but will they be too late? Can Darius assist Ayden in overcoming his abusive past to begin their life together? I was instantly drawn into Ayden's story when he and Darcy first met. I can't imagine how Ayden felt being used by his pack and having no way to protect his brother. His brother's initial anger was understandable because they thought he abandoned them when that couldn't have been further from the truth. The rescue mission didn't turn out exactly as planned, but that is par for the course when the Marius brothers get involved in anything. Elena Marius is the ultimate matriarch who rules her family with a loving and firm hand. It was hysterical how Elena's sons might be warriors, but they ultimately knew who was in charge - Elena! This book is intertwined with Ms. Flynn's other series adding richness and depth to the story line. The very visual descriptions of the paranormal abilities and character transformation bring them to life for the reader. The love between Ayden and Darcy was exquisite to behold. This story is just the beginning for Ayden's family and I can't wait to see what happens next." -- Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews

4 NYMPHS: "Ayden Magee is a wolf shifter, one so traumatized that he has been in his animal form for over a year. When Darcy Burke shows up at the home of his friend Zane and Zane’s mates, the vampire knows immediately that the wolf, who has been roaming the vineyard, is his mate. Now he just has to save Ayden, his brothers and a variety of other shifters. When Darcy and Ayden meet, their connection, as can be expected, is strong from the beginning and although Darcy fails to heed the warnings concerning Ayden, he wastes no time making love to his mate. This leads to some serious problems for the warrior vamp and I couldn’t help but feel for him. It’s also because of this that Darcy and Ayden end up at the infirmary where a variety of Marius’ and their mates show up. It is here that we learn just what makes Ayden’s Kappa wolf so different from all the other shifters. I must admit I was more than a little curious about Mr. and Mrs. Marius’ hidden desires, but in no way surprised by who the alpha vampire was in the family. While things start out good for our two main characters, they change fast. In some ways, I was surprised that Darcy did not understand why Ayden was upset about being made immortal without his knowledge, yet at the same time I can understand Darcy’s confusion over the whole thing. As you might have guessed, the author introduced several new characters, two of whom are Ayden’s younger brothers. While the middle brother is close to being claimed, it is the younger that I am most curious about and can’t wait to see what Ms. Flynn has planned for him. Darcy Burke is the second story in Joyee Flynn’s Beyond the Marius Brothers series, which takes place in the same world and at the same time, as the Marius Brothers series. There are many intersecting story lines and because of that, previous characters show up as secondary characters. For this reason, I would strongly recommend that you not only read the stories in order, but read the Marius Brothers and The O’Hagan Way series, as well." -- Critter Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews Only

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“He has a point,” Banning said with a grimace. “I know Zane isn’t happy that Darcy be avoiding coming here. His feelings were hurt thinking Darcy didn’t want to be his friend anymore now that he be mated.”

“Aye, we thought ya just wanted him for sex,” Brian stated sheepishly, glancing from me down to his toes. “And how could ya not want our hot mate for ya self?”

I took a deep breath before answering, understanding now that it was their insecurities they were projecting onto me and their behavior was not really a reflection of me. “Because mating is just as sacred to warriors as it is to your family. Trying to steal Zane would only hurt him, and I would never do that.” I crossed my arms over my chest and raised an eyebrow at them. “And he’s really not my type. That’s why we never dated. A few quick fucks was all we’d ever been beyond friends.”

“And sometimes sex just be sex,” Rory said as he walked out of the greenhouse and stepped up behind them, teasing them with his fake brogue. “Now leave the lad alone and ask why he be here.”

“That’s starting to get annoying,” Brian grumbled good-naturedly as he elbowed his friend in the side.

“And maybe give an apology for making me feel so unwelcome at my friend’s home,” I added, not willing to let this drop so quickly. I didn’t like interference in my friendships, and they’d treated me as if I’d done something wrong. Which I hated!

“Aye, we’re sorry, Darcy,” Banning said earnestly and nodded. “We hope ya forgive us and start coming around. Our mate misses his friend, and we’d like the chance to get to know ya.”

“Funny you should phrase it that way,” I replied with an evil grin. “With everything that’s gone down with the demons and Cyrus’s family, the warriors not on assignment are being farmed out to stay at civilian homes. We’re starting regular patrols and moving some of the smaller families into the bigger houses, consolidating covens, too.”

“Yeah, we’re getting some new vampire friends moving into the Dragos estate next week. I guess they’re crafters and Isaac’s going to let them build a workshop on the property.” Rory looked ready to bust at the seams at the idea, hopping up and down and smiling more widely than usual.

“Ya such an art whore.” Brian snickered, shaking his head.

“Hey, I don’t have sex for the stuff,” he scoffed, turning his nose up in offense. “I appreciate the arts and things of beauty. It’s more jealousy. I’d love to be able to do what they can, but I have no talent.”

“Interior decorating is a form of art in my opinion,” I said with a shrug. “I’ve seen how you’ve turned around Isaac’s house, Rory. I think being able to see a space and make it welcoming while beautiful is just as hard as seeing something to put on a canvas.”

“Really?” he asked, his face heating up from the praise and turning a light shade of pink. I hadn’t always gotten along with Isaac, thinking he was a dick, but I was trying for Zane. And Isaac was different than he was a century ago… We all were. But I did really like his mate. If I was ever going to consider mate stealing, not that I would, it would be Rory.

“Aye, what ya have planned for our house be a thing of beauty,” Banning answered as he wrapped his arm around his friend. “Ya have talent in a different way.”

“Thanks.” He giggled, leaning into the half hug. “Anyways, I think things are going to start getting really interesting around here. Liven up some of the stuffy founding families.”

“And get us some help around here.” Brian chuckled. “The warriors be clueless when it comes to how to be gentle with plants.”

“Anyways,” I drawled, shaking my head and trying to get back on point. “Zane asked the coordinator to assign me here. I’ll be here when he’s at work, guarding you, and then I get a break when he gets home before we sleep. Are any of the guest rooms habitable yet?”

“Not really,” Brian said with a wince as he glanced back in the direction of the house. “If ya don’t mind a night on the couch, we can do it first thing tomorrow when the workers get back. Ya going to have to bear with us.”

“That’s not a problem.” I chuckled, having slept in way worse places. I was just glad we got past this awkwardness. It was then I saw a wolf slowly approaching from several hundred yards away. It was lifting its nose every so often as if sniffing down a trail. “The wolf acclimating here okay?” I wasn’t sure why I cared, but something about the wolf pulled at my heartstrings. I couldn’t imagine being trapped in an animal form. Even though I’d never seen him before, when Zane told me about him, I wanted to help.

Not that I had any clue how to, but who wouldn’t want to help the little guy?

“Yeah, he’s got lots of room to play and helps keep the vermin away,” Rory said with a smile before his face fell. “I don’t know how long he’s been stuck as a wolf, but it’s not good. Maybe some safety and friends can help him get out of it.”

“He’s gorgeous,” I whispered as the wolf started running to us. “I’ve never seen one of his coloring.” While the twins had bright red hair, the wolf was more of a shimmering, deep auburn. The color and shine made me think of almost maroon satin sheets. Which was weird. Why would a wolf make me think of bed?

 

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“Your first time, right?”

Ayden glanced at me and I nodded. Being raped didn’t count as having sex in my book. This was a whole different animal, and in every way important, Ayden was still a virgin. He’d chosen this time, and that’s what mattered. Then Ayden gave me a slight smile and nodded as well.

“There will be pain, but after a few moments, it will turn into pleasure. Trust Darcy. He’s your mate and won’t hurt you.” Rory gave me a quick wink and was gone. I was gonna kiss the little guy later because Ayden looked a lot more relaxed then.

I, on the other hand, was dying with need.

“Please, little wolfie,” I begged, nodding to his hand on my cock. His eyes went wide as if just realizing that he was still holding on to me. Ayden immediately started stroking me cautiously. Which was good considering how swollen and sensitive I already was. “Oh fuck, Ayden. Just like that but a little faster.”

He nodded and did what I wanted, and moments later, I blew. My mate watched with fascination and a little pride. Good. He’d done that to me, given me that pleasure, and I wanted him to understand that only he could have made me feel so good right then.

“Kiss me,” I ordered when he let my cock go and my climax passed. “Come straddle me and kiss your mate.” Ayden smiled and crawled toward me. Everything about him screamed sex and seduction. Which was crazy because I knew he was inexperienced besides being raped.

Maybe he really was some distant relative of Eros or something?

He threw one leg over me and squirmed against my body as his lips lowered to mine. “Want mate inside of me.”

“Yes,” I hissed against his mouth before delving my tongue inside of him. Then he moved away, and I whimpered from the loss. Ayden gave me a shy, but still very seductive, smile as he shimmied down my body so his ass was touching my cock. My eyes went wide as I realized something. “Wait.” I glanced at my hands, now shackled. “I can’t stretch you.”

“Don’t need it.” He blushed as he moved to hold my cock up.

“Yes, yes you do. And lube, lots of lube for your first time,” I rambled as he moved his body over my dick. Sure, my meat was slicked up with all my cum since I kept getting release, but that wasn’t the same. “Wait!”

“Show Alpha.” He hummed as he took the head of my cock inside of him. He wiggled around a bit, no pain showing on his face, and then slowly started to slide down.

“How?” I gasped, having a hard time of thinking at all with his tight hole wrapped around my cock.

“Body knows mate,” Ayden answered with a shy smile. “Always ready for mate. Was scared to tell Alpha that at first.” Now he shook a bit but not from anticipation.

“So I wasn’t in any danger of hurting you because I’m basically drunk on your blood and might not have prepared you properly.” He shook his head again, biting his lower lip. Then it dawned on me. “But you were still frightened and figured it wouldn’t be so scary if I was tied down.” Ayden nodded and then gave me a look that said he was clearly bracing for impact. “I’m not mad, little wolfie.”

“What? Why not? I lied.”

“Oh, baby,” I whispered, giving him a smile. “We just met, and after what your pack did to you, of course you’d be scared and not willing to trust. But you told me about it now and that’s all that matters. I’m not a fan of lying, but until we get to know each other better, you do what you feel is right to protect yourself. I’ll prove it to you that I’m worth trusting.”

“Lucky to have you as mate,” he said in my mind. Even his mental voice was tight with emotion.

“The feeling is mutual,” I purred, my cock twitching inside of him. Okay, it was a tender moment, hopefully the first of many in our mating. And it sucked that my dick had to cut it short by being impatient. But it hurt, this need to have sex and orgasm, when I tried to ignore it. I could see how Rory and Isaac had a long weekend of fun with it, but when riding this while just getting to know someone, it was almost torture.

“Unlock Alpha?”

“Whatever you want, little wolfie.” I wiggled my eyebrows at him. “I kinda like being at your mercy. You take me this time and I’ll show you some exciting loving that your wolf will like, too.”

I gave him a mental image of what I had in mind and Ayden moaned, moving his hips. My mate started bouncing on my cock like a pro, twisting his hips every so often so I moved in at different angles. Yeah, he so was related to the love god.

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