[Siren Classic: Erotic Paranormal Romance, shape-shifters, capture, sex in partially shifted form, light bondage, HEA]
Upon moving to Arkadia, Madison Claybourne, a high-powered New York lawyer, discovers that she is mated to the diner’s busboy. No matter how downright sexy the man is, she has trouble seeing beyond his apron. Will she let perception cloud her judgment to the point where she may lose her mate?
Connor Arkadion is on the brink of exhaustion, helping to track a serial killer. With his mind burdened with the terrible images of the killer’s aftermath, he’s not looking to find his mate. When Madison dismisses him easily he knows he will have to take drastic measures for his mate to see the man he is. The only problem is that the man he truly is, isn’t what Arkadia knows him to be.
When evil once again begins to stalk Arkadia, Connor is suddenly on a timeline to find his missing mate before a maniac kills the one person to give him the solace he desperately craves.
A Siren Erotic Romance
“Madison, weren’t you going to call someone to arrange for your things to be sent here?” he asked. He had a feeling that in order to keep his mate out of trouble she would have to stay busy. She looked up at him and beamed.
“Yes. Thanks for the reminder. It’s late enough in the afternoon Giddey will be up.” She reached into her purse and pulled out her phone.
“Good morning, sunshine,” she said.
“I hate you. You left me,” a male voice replied. Connor’s ears perked up.
“Now, baby, don’t be like that, I had to make sure my brother was okay and guess what. I’ve met my mate and will be moving to Arkadia,” she said brightly.
Madison frowned and looked down at her phone.
“Giddey, you still there?” she asked.
“How could you do this to me? To us?” Giddey wailed through the phone.
“Now, honey, don’t be like that. You will do well without me. I know of at least three other women who have begged to have you in their lives,” Madison said soothingly.
“I don’t want them! I want you. Please come home! I’m lonely,” Giddey sniffled.
“Oh, baby, don’t cry. You are perfection at what you do, I’ve never had better. Someone else will appreciate that,” she assured the man on the phone. Connor felt his nostrils flare.
“You taught me everything I know, if I can’t be with you I will just die, alone, in my apartment, alone, surrounded by pizza boxes and takeout containers. Alone,” Giddey yelled dramatically.
“No you… Wait. Giddey, why are you surrounded by takeout containers? Have you left your apartment since I left?” She demanded. There was a tiny sniffle on the phone.
“You haven’t, have you. Giddey I left New York nearly a week ago.” She said sounding concerned.
“Miss you,” he mumbled. Madison’s eyes narrowed.
“You’re on your house phone aren’t you?” she asked. There was a gasp.
“How did you know?
“You were mugged again weren’t you! You set it up to have your cell calls forwarded to your house line.” She palmed her face with her free hand.
“Listen Giddey baby, you can’t live like this. Did you file a police report?” she asked.
“Yes, Officer Craig even kept the laughter to a minimum. He said I was a walking New York record for the number of experienced muggings,” Giddey said.
“For fuck’s sake! He better have processed that report or I’m going to have his captain’s ass.” She grumbled.
“Can’t I come live with you? I know you, Madison. You will find something to sink your teeth into and you’ll need me,” Gidey asked in a small voice.
“Baby, you know I love you…” Madison started. Connor growled and snapped the handle off his frying pan. Madison looked up and her eyes widened.
“One second, Giddey.” She hit a button on the phone.
“Oh, Connor, he’s so lost without me. Can he move in with us?” she asked, her eyes filled with tears. Connor felt his mouth drop.
“You want to move your lover into our house?” he demanded. She blinked.
“What?” she asked looking shocked.
“Giddey. Your lover. You want to move him into our house, after last night?” he roared.
“Oh Connor. No! Giddey is my personal assistant, he’s gay down to his DNA and not my lover. He is the most amazing assistant, organized, efficient. But he’s totally inept when it comes to taking care of himself. Can he please stay with us? I’m scared of what might happen if I’m not there to watch out for him. He’s already been mugged again,” she said, biting her lower lip.
“Not your lover?” he asked again, feeling his anger washing away.
“Not even close. More like an adorable little brother. Like Maddox,” she pointed to Claybourne who rolled his eyes.
“Give up, Connor. Once she puts you in the family category it’s a wrap. She’d move heaven and earth for her family,” Claybourne said.
“I know, it’s just one of the things I love about my mate,” he said innocently. He watched a blush creep up her neck and she went back to her phone.
“Okay, Giddey, pack up your stuff and head to Arkadia. Book a flight to Raleigh and someone will pick you up,” Madison smiled happily up at Connor.
“You’re trying to kill me! People die in airplanes. If you don’t want me there just say, ‘Giddey, go slit your wrists.’ It would be more humane. I don’t want to go down in a firey blaze!” Giddey screamed.
Connor looked around the diner and everyone was staring at Madison as if she were giving a performance. Her conversation with her personal assistant had everyone’s undivided attention.
“Why can’t he just drive down?” Kaden asked. Madison’s eyes widened.
“I could do that,” Giddey said, sounding excited.
“Like hell you can! You can’t even go from one subway stop to another without getting distracted. There’s no freaking way you’re getting in a car and driving over five hundred miles. I’d never see you again!” Madison yelled into the phone.
“I don’t want to go to Arkadia. It’s in the middle of nowhere!’ Giddey whined.
“There are bugs!! Don’t try to lie. I read about it in a magazine once, country places have bugs!” he continued.
“Giddey,” Madison said, louder this time.
“There is nothing there that will entice me to move to the boonies!” Giddey declared dramatically.
“There is an entire lion pride of hot, single, gay men looking for fresh meat,” Madison said with a sigh.
“I’ll book my flight now and send you the details. Love you Mad-da-sin!” Giddey sang her name and ended the call.
When she walked out of the bedroom nearly an hour later dinner was almost ready. She walked up behind him and wrapped her arms around his waist. He breathed deeply and his knees nearly buckled. There was the scent again, like apples. At first he thought it was her shampoo but she didn’t have it with her. Then he realized that was her scent to him. He took another deep breath and a second scent had him gripping the counter. She was aroused. She had to be dripping wet for the scent to be so strong. He spun around and walked her backward until she was against the wall.
“I’m about to fuck you and claim you. Say no only if you truly mean it,” he said, his voice sounding deeper.
“All I had to do was walk out here with no panties on to seduce you?” she asked, breathless.
“Works for me,” he said before pulling her lower lip between his. He bit and devoured every inch of her mouth. He trailed down her neck and bit lightly at the tender skin below her ear. She moaned and squirmed, pressing her legs together.
“None of that. Every drop of that honey is mine.” He lifted her and carried her to the rug in front of the fireplace. He set her down and pulled the large T-shirt off, leaving her completely nude and open to him. He stared at her body and didn’t know where to start.
He pulled his shirt off over his head and threw it to one side. He quickly removed his jeans and watched as his mate cupped both her breasts together, offering them to him. Guess he knew where he was starting.
He pulled one hardened peak into his mouth and rolled his tongue over it. He gently suckled before releasing it and went to the other one. With his lips wrapped around one nipple he sent his hand exploring down her body until he found what he was looking for.
He delved his fingers into her wet heat and pulled them away, saturated. He pulled off her breast and she protested.
He brought his hand up to his mouth and licked his fingers the taste of her exploding over every taste bud.
“I have to have more.” He growled and crawled between her legs. He spread her wide and began to consume every inch of her glistening pussy. When she began to buck her hips he plunged two fingers deep inside her to still her motions.
“Connor please, I need,” she begged. He continued to tease her clit mercilessly. First a gentle swipe of his tongue then a touch of his teeth. He alternated between plunging deep inside her dripping pussy and rotating his fingers and grazing her hot spots.
“Connor, please. I need you, my mate,” she whispered. Upon hearing those words his control snapped. He sat up and draped her legs over his forearms nearly bending her in half. Without any preamble he snapped his hips and plunged his cock as deep into her as he could go. She screamed wordlessly and he felt her inner walls convulse around him. He let her legs fall and she immediately wrapped them around his waist. Over and over again he pushed his way inside of her, each time she brought her hips up to meet him.
When he opened his eyes and looked down at her he noticed her eyes had shifted to a light sky blue and her canines had descended. Her head was thrown back as she rode her passion. The sight was enough to bring his bear roaring to the surface. He felt his own canines punch through his gums and he buried his face in her neck.
“Only you. Mine. My mate,” he whispered.
“My mate.” She gasped.
That was all it took to trigger his release. He came so hard he was seeing spots.