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Moon's Sweet Poison (MM)

Deadly Mates 1

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: SCORCHING
Word Count: 32,643
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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, shape-shifters]

Isolated by his pack, Viktor spends his days struggling against his father’s attempts to control him. In a world where everyone seems to hate him, he desperately wishes to find that one special person, his mate.

His prayers seem to be answered when Viktor meets a beautiful stranger with a hypnotizing gaze. From the minute their eyes meet, Viktor knows that the stranger is his fated mate. But everything goes terribly wrong when he finds out his mate, Kaiden, is actually a weresnake, an assassin sent by his pack to kill him.

Kaiden knows his only chance of freeing himself from the Assassin’s Guild is one last kill: Viktor. Despite that, he finds himself drawn to the werewolf and cannot resist his touches. Will their connection be stronger than betrayal, or will Viktor find his death at the hands of his own mate?

"I’ve always had a soft spot for snakes. They are truly fascinating creatures. Therefore, when I decided to choose a shifter character that hasn’t been done to death, a snake was my natural choice. Surprisingly, I think Kai’s story ended up the sweetest one I’ve ever written." ~ Scarlet ~

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User Reviews
I enjoyed reading this book. Scarlet Hyacinth has an excellent style of writing.

- Jilrene

A different kind of shifter story, well written interesting story line. Looking forward to the next installment.

- kjfreire

Professional Reviews

5 STARS: "This story left me wanting more right from the beginning. I loved the fast paced action...Scarlet Hyacinth has started a new series that is sure to leave her fans clamoring for more." -- Lydia, Rainbow Reviews

4 GOLD CROWNS: "Scarlet Hyacinth’s Moon’s Sweet Poison is a romance tangled up with the politics of an Assassin’s Guild and wolf pack. Kai and Viktor are an interesting, wonderful and sweet couple. Brought together by the treachery of Viktor’s father, the two form an unbreakable bond. Both of them have to deal with animosity from their families but overcome everything by giving in to love. Weresnakes and werewolves are an intriguing mix. Ms. Hyacinth has a done a great job combing the two in Moon’s Sweet Poison." -- Jaymes, The Reader's Roundtable After Dark

"Bold and primal, Moon’s Sweet Poison is an action packed, sensual delight. The main characters are fascinating and intriguing. Although there is a large cast of characters, nobody gets lost or left out of the action. Moon’s Sweet Poison is passionate, intense and a really enjoyable tale. Very entertaining indeed!" -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed

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Suddenly feeling disgusted with himself, Viktor pushed the man in his lap aside. He needed to get away. He needed to breathe. Ignoring the human clinging to his arm, he got up to leave, only to then pause when a tantalizing scent tickled at his senses. Viktor's heart started to beat faster, his cock hardening again. Turning, he scanned the crowd, seeking to detect the source of the scent. It took a bit of effort, seeing as the scent of drugs, sweat, arousal, and blood filled the club. Not to be deterred, he continued to look around, finally finding what he searched when he met the most amazing eyes he'd ever seen in his life. Mate. His mate. No, it couldn’t be.

He thought the human said something, but he got too caught up in those beautiful eyes to care. He’d never seen such color in his entire life, swirling orbs of gold and onyx. In the dim light of the club, they seemed to glow with an inhuman light, a dangerous glint that drew him like a moth to a flame. Heart pounding with excitement, Viktor took in the sinful form of his mate’s slender but toned body, hugged by leather that clung to him like a second skin. The stranger’s long, flowing hair glinted with a peculiar rusty shade, and his full lips twisted in a suggestive smile. His patrician nose gave those flawless features an aristocratic look. Viktor drank in the vision and knew without a doubt that he’d found his destiny.


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For some reason, Viktor abandoned his human plaything and got up, apparently intending to leave. Kai felt a little surprised at the sudden twist. He squashed the glimmer of satisfaction caused by the twink’s failure and considered his approach. He didn’t want to appear pushy or desperate like the human, but the werewolf seemed to be on his way out. Kai needed to make sure Viktor saw him. Once he did, leaving would be the last thing on the werewolf’s mind.

Smiling to himself, Kai proceeded with his plan, stepping out of the darkness that shielded him from sight. He could barely contain his surprise when the werewolf’s eyes found him. He had never been detected so easily before. Kai inwardly frowned. How did the werewolf sense him? Luckily, years of training helped him keep his displeasure off his face and set his work mask into place. He doubted Viktor knew or suspected his identity. Perhaps Viktor just scented another supernatural creature. Despite the fact that the assassin guild prided itself on eliminating the chances of such a thing happening, a small margin of error always existed.

Giving the other man his best come-hither look, Kai leaned against the wall and patiently waited. The werewolf looked at him as if Kai were the prey and not the other way around. Too bad Viktor would die today. He was a truly handsome specimen.





Viktor’s mind simply stopped functioning, overwhelmed by the surge of feelings and sensations Kai awoke in his heart and body. When his mate surrendered to him, wrapping his legs around his waist, he knew he’d found heaven. Without separating their lips, he got up, Kai’s pale limbs still wrapped around him. The carpeting was soft, but he didn’t want to chance hurting his mate by taking him on the floor. Holding Kai tightly, he somehow made his way to the bed and collapsed on top of the sheets, careful not to crush Kai’s body in the process.

When the kiss finally broke, Viktor pulled away from Kai’s embrace, suddenly needing to see his mate’s body in its entire magnificence. The view made his mouth water. Kai’s rusty hair spread out, creating random patterns upon the pillows. The mist of desire clouded his eyes, the gold and onyx seeming to swirl magically. Kai’s pretty lips looked swollen from Viktor’s kisses, and his face flushed in a telling sign of his arousal. He seemed a wanton and debauched angel. Viktor’s angel.

When Viktor’s gaze washed over Kai’s lower body, he noticed a certain peculiarity on his mate’s skin that he hadn’t seen before. Around his collarbone and ribs, Kai boasted beautiful golden scales, a reminder of his reptilian nature. They shone in the artificial light of the lamp, and Viktor suddenly felt the overwhelming urge to touch them.

“You don’t like them?” Kai whispered shyly. The whisper drew Viktor’s attention to Kai’s face again, and he felt shocked and angry when he could see a touch of fear and shame shading the arousal from before. Could his mate really not know how beautiful he was? Viktor would not allow that.

“They’re beautiful. Like you,” he said softly.

To prove his point, Viktor lowered his head, licking across Kai’s collarbone until he reached his target. The golden scales were smooth like silk and tasted exquisitely like the essence of Kai. His mate let out a surprised sound, arching his back. Oh, would you look at that, a sensitive spot.

Viktor tortured the soft scales over and over, licking and nipping. He realized with awe that more scales sprouted down Kai’s chest and over those long, smooth legs. The evidence of his mate’s passion and surrender made Viktor want to howl in triumph. He wanted to worship Kai’s body, teach his mate how beautiful love-making could be. He wanted to prove to Kai that mate bonds could cross any abyss and that Viktor’s feelings would never change, no matter what. More than anything, he needed to make Kai see himself through Viktor’s eyes and realize how special and amazing he was.

Smiling to himself, Viktor ignored his own painful hard-on and proceeded to torture each and every beautiful scale. The artificial light coming from the lamp made them shine in a myriad of colors that shifted in swirling patterns. Kai begged and pleaded, but Viktor took his time, reveling in the taste of his mate on his tongue.

Down and down he went, lingering over beautiful pink nipples and teasing the naughty belly-button. He licked across Kai’s abdomen, following the treasure trail of scales to his prize. Viktor swiped his tongue over his mate’s hard cock, drinking in the nectar of Kai’s pre-cum with greed.

Viktor didn’t give blow jobs often, preferring to be on the receiving end, but with Kai, it felt more amazing than anything he’d ever experienced. He couldn’t take all of Kai’s dick, as Kai was more than generously endowed. He massaged the rest of his mate’s cock with his hand, reaching down to fondle Kai’s balls.

As he played with his mate’s testicles, he noticed with a gasp that tiny scales the size of small gems now dotted Kai’s sack. Mouth watering, he dragged his tongue across the scales surrounding the base of Kai’s cock. Kai almost arched off the bed with a choked cry. “Viktor, ssstop! I'm going to come!”

His mate’s sweet hissing reached out to Viktor, and he knew he could not put off claiming Kai much longer. “Mmm…and what’s so bad about that?”

“I want to…oh…oh, Viktor…when you’re inssside me…”


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