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Nija's Temptation (MM)

Christian's Coven 2

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Heat Rating: SEXTREME
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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires]

Jimmy bartends at night, drifting along in life as a deep hunger eats away at him. He has a good family and a best friend, yet there is something missing. One night while working, Jimmy notices a dark and sexy stranger watching him. What he thought was going to be a one-night stand turns into so much more.

Nija rescues his mate from two bloodthirsty vampires. He heals him and takes him home, scrubbing Jimmy’s memories of his attack, of vampires, period. But what he doesn't know is that Jimmy is more than he appears to be.

When the elders invade The Manacle, insisting that the prince of vampires, Christian, join their circle, all hell breaks loose. Jimmy is caught up in a world that makes no sense, yet he has two vampires gunning for him. And one of them is an elder.

Can Nija save Jimmy from the ghouls that have kidnapped him, and can Nija stop the elder that has targeted his mate for his foul plan to take down the prince?

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Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.

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Exciting story!

- Amy E. Lambo

GREAT ADDITION TO SERIES

- cowboylover

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5 ANGELS: "Jimmy loves his family, but has always felt different from everyone he knows. He has a hunger deep inside that's never been filled. His family is constantly hinting for him to settle down with either a guy or a girl, but he hasn't found anyone that remotely fills the bill. One night, Jimmy went to a bar called The Manacle and has been having the strangest dreams about vampires, with one coming to his rescue, ever since. But, they don't exist, right? Jimmy's friend, Eli, invites him to go to The Manacle, but Jimmy turns him down to enjoy the beautiful nighttime sky. One night, Jimmy is working as a bartender and notices one guy, Nija, watching him and has a feeling that it's the same guy who saved him in his dream. Nija is keeping an eye out for his mate after he saved him the other night, even though Jimmy doesn't remember the evening since it was erased from his memory. Nija is determined to win his mate over and eventually Jimmy agrees to see him after work. Nija can't stay after sunrise and Jimmy awakens to think he has been dumped again. Nija realizes that there must be something different about Jimmy because the mind wipes aren't working completely, but exactly what it is, he doesn't know. There is always danger in the world of vampires, but will Nija and Jimmy get a second chance before it is too late? Jimmy is a fascinating character who has a hidden secret that even he didn't know about. I imagine how hard it must have felt to know you were different from everyone you knew, without having a clue about what it was. There are many different types of vampires from the classical killers, to the mellow, fun loving vampires, but the most interesting is Christian, the original vampire. I love reading about the continued loves of Christian and his mates. The love between Jimmy and Nija is apparent when they refuse to give up on each other, even before they accept their bond of love. It was lovely how Nija was determined to protect Jimmy, even when Jimmy denied their bond. The fight between good and evil is never as apparent as the rift between the good and evil vampires as Christian's Coven fights to protect their very lives." -- Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews

4.5 HEARTS: "Jimmy is a bartender, just trying to keep his life together, sort of. He’s been having strange dreams about getting attacked by vampires, but he knows there are no such things as vampires! When he goes to work, he notices a hot (and sexy) stranger staring at him. He decides to give in and have a night of enjoyment and takes him home. His name is Nija, and he is Christian’s third in command of the Coven. This is Book Two of Christian’s Coven and I recommend reading Book One first, though it is not necessary. Jimmy fights his attraction to Nija, but still ends up at The Manacle (Christian’s bar). Nija knows there is something not quite wrong, but at least a little off about Jimmy. His memory had been wiped clean at least twice by the vampires and yet he still has the memories. Nija has to stay at the bar for a formal gathering, and somehow Jimmy ends up in the bar with a visiting vampire trying to drain him. Wow! This is such an intense story and it never stops! I love all of Ms. Hagen’s novella’s (and I have read all the Brac Pack Series as well as Zeus’s Pack Series). Having read those two series as well can help with some of the characters who come into play with this story. This is an action packed story, tons of so called ‘monsters’ as well as some very hot, intense love scenes. Jimmy and Nija do manage to get themselves together, they fight their personal (and in Nija’s case professional) demons. I very much enjoyed this story, and I really can’t wait to read Eli’s Way, Book Three of Christian’s Coven!!!!" -- Teresa T, The Romance Studio

"The Manacle is owned and operated by real live vampires. It’s a safe place for them to feed on unsuspecting humans. To protect their privacy the humans are mind scrubbed as they leave the building so that they don’t remember what they actually witnessed. It’s a perfect setup as long as everyone, especially the vampires, play by the rules. On the night that Nija comes across his mate the rules aren’t being followed. Two vampires are draining a human dry when he comes on the scene. Though he would save any human, Nija knows that fate brought Jimmy to The Manacle that night. Nija takes his mate home and removes Jimmy’s memories of being drained or so he thinks. Nightmares and vague memories of vampires and a place called The Manacle circle around in Jimmy’s mind. He somehow knows the sexy guy who seems to be stalking him. Jimmy is beginning to think that he’s losing his mind. The one thing he’s sure of is his undeniable desire for a man called Nija. The convoluted ups and downs of romance between a vampire and a human are put to the test in Nija’s Temptation. Nija and Jimmy may be meant for each other but fate definitely makes them work hard for it in this story. Obstacles such as evil vampires and devious ghouls try to destroy their love at every turn, plus a few secrets are revealed to make things even more difficult for the mates. Fans of the series will enjoy hearing from past characters while new readers will have no trouble understanding Nija’s Temptation. Sizzling hot sex and a wild courtship make Nija’s Temptation a sure fire hit." -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed

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Story Excerpt

 

Jimmy grabbed the glasses from the counter and shoved them into the small sink under the bar. “You need another one?” he asked as he quickly washed and then rinsed the used glasses. He hated waiting until they piled up before getting them done.

“Keep them coming, Jimmy, my man,” the man sitting on the other side of the bar said with a slight slur.

“I’ll give you one more, but that’s it. I think you’re reaching your limit.” He chuckled when the man scowled, his body swaying slightly on the stool.

“I know when I’ve had enough.” He stopped to burp, his eyes widening at Jimmy, and then he laughed. “See. I haven’t had nearly enough because if I was drunk, I wouldn’t have cared about burping. Hell, I wouldn’t have noticed it.”

Jimmy grinned and shook his head. The patrons at The Cave were quite a bunch. It was a neighborhood bar, but business was always jumping around here. There were no such things as slow nights at this bar.

“Let me get a Jack and Coke.” Dean, a college buddy of Jimmy’s, slid in between a few people and smashed his way to the counter.

“Coming right up,” Jimmy called as he quickly made the drink and handed it to his friend. As he took the money for the drink, Jimmy noticed a man at the end of the bar watching him. Normally it wouldn’t have fazed him, but the man seemed familiar. Jimmy studied him for what felt like forever, their eyes locking onto each other as Jimmy tried to remember where he had seen the man before. It was an eerie feeling. The hairs on the back of his neck stood as he felt like he was being sucked into those coal-black eyes.

If he wasn’t mistaken, that was the guy that saved him from being attacked by vampires. But that couldn’t be, because they didn’t exist. He sure as shit looked like him, though.

“Hey. Can I get my change, Jimmy?” Jimmy’s head snapped around as his friend who ordered the hard liquor and soda waited with a perplexed look on his face.

He blinked a few times, trying to shake the feeling of familiarity. He must have gotten wasted that night and just seen the man in the bar. That had to be it. “Sure, Dean. Sorry about that.” Jimmy quickly rang his drink up and then handed over his change.

“Thanks.” Dean nodded and pushed back through the crowd.

Jimmy looked over his shoulder as he walked down to the opposite end of the bar. The man was still sitting on one of the stools watching him.

“Hey, Jimmy!” another patron called to him. Jimmy spared one last glance at the dark-haired man before turning to take another order.

The customers may have kept him busy, but Jimmy didn’t fail to notice the guy at the end of the bar watching him all night. It was flattering and creepy at the same time.

“You got an admirer,” his boss, Leroy, teased him. “He’s been watching you half the night.”

Jimmy shrugged as he picked up the empty beer bottles that lined the bar in front of him, tossing them into the trash can under the counter, and then began wiping the fading wood with a rag. “What can I say? I’m hot.”

Leroy snorted at Jimmy’s egotistical comment. “Don’t get ahead of yourself, punk.”

He was far from egotistical, but he had been trying to play it off. Jimmy didn’t want Leroy to know how he felt drawn to the man or how he thought it was the man that saved him from nonexistent vampires. Leroy would only walk down to the other end and start grilling his admirer. Jimmy didn’t want or need that right now. He had enough issues he was dealing with.

Like how he was going to pay this month’s rent. He just wasn’t getting the hours he needed at The Cave, even though the place stayed packed. Leroy did the best he could, but he had family working here, and they came first when the boss had extra hours to dish out. Jimmy had no hard feelings toward his boss for this, but it sucked when his money was stretched to the point that the eagle squawked on the back of the bill.

“Wouldn’t dream of it.” Jimmy chuckled and winked at his longtime friend. He noticed some movement at the other end and glanced down that way to see the stranger growling as he stood. Jimmy didn’t know how he knew, but he just knew to move away from Leroy. He took a few steps back, giving a wide berth between his body and his boss’s.

This seemed to satisfy the stranger. He narrowed his eyes at Leroy before settling back onto his stool. Okay, now that wasn’t strange in the least. Jimmy’s attention was pulled away as more customers pushed to the bar and ordered their drinks.

Jimmy turned to give one gal her change but found the stranger sitting where she should have been standing. Jimmy quickly averted his eyes as he looked for the customer he owed the change to. The stranger made him nervous as he sat there in front of Jimmy.

“Hello.” A deep and delectable voice floated to his ears. Jimmy was amazed he could hear it over the crowd and the music. The stranger hadn’t shouted.

Jimmy bit his lip as he looked at the man with the blackest of hair and the palest of skin. “Hi.” His finger traced over a circle stain on the bar as he wondered what the guy wanted.

 

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“You’re a vampire.”

Nija closed the door behind him. He stood there in the foyer for a moment, letting Jimmy absorb the discovery. He leaned against the door, waiting for the human to freak out on him. He’d been through this before, but Nija had always eased his donor’s mind by putting a haze over the person’s mind.

But Jimmy was his mate. Nija wasn’t going to use trickery. He was going to let things happen naturally and hope for the best. “I am.”

His mate shoved one hand into his front pocket, scratching his jaw with his other. Jimmy stood there quietly, the silence stretching on. Nija pushed away from the door, taking a step toward the man. When his mate didn’t run, he took another.

Jimmy watched him intently, looking frightened, but standing his ground. He was curious to know why Jimmy almost looked relieved, but he didn’t ask why. Nija smiled as he took both of his mate’s hands in his. “Come here, Jimmy.”

He could hear his mate’s blood pumping faster through his veins, his heartbeat thrumming against his chest. His eyes locked onto the pulsing action in Jimmy’s neck. Nija leaned forward, the tip of his tongue trailing over the throbbing vein, inhaling deeply. The tip of his fang scraped along Jimmy’s skin, making his mate shiver.

Nija pulled his mate close, one hand skimming down Jimmy’s back, cupping his ass as he pressed their cocks together. Jimmy groaned as Nija pushed his mate against the wall, his hands exploring Jimmy’s thin body.

His mate really was beautiful. He was tall, slim, and irresistible.

“Are you going to hurt me?” Jimmy asked as he spread his legs apart, allowing Nija to insert one leg between them, using friction to bring his mate pleasure as Jimmy rode his leg.

Nija kissed the vein his teeth were aching to sink into. “No,” he said as he trailed his lips up and around Jimmy’s jaw and then picked his mate up, carrying him down the hallway to the bedroom.

He laid his mate on the bed and then crawled over the slim body, pulling Jimmy’s shirt up and over his head, tossing it aside as he took in the gloriously bare chest of his mate. Nija leaned forward, sucking into his mouth the brown-hued disc as he reached between them, unsnapping Jimmy’s jeans, separating the folds as he reached in and pulled his mate’s cock free, curling his fingers around the hard shaft.

He leaned back, pulling Jimmy’s jeans further down his legs, revealing a hard and aching cock that Nija was dying to taste. Nija licked his bottom lip as his own cock grew harder and pressed into the zipper of his pants. He wanted more than anything to bury his shaft deeply into Jimmy’s tight ass, but his mate’s needs came first.

Nija skimmed his hands over his mate’s legs, and then he pushed Jimmy’s legs back, burying his nose into his mate’s balls as he inhaled and then took one orb into his mouth. His mate moaned, his hips moving around as Nija feasted on his mate’s heady skin. His attention was pulled to the throbbing vein in his mate’s thigh. As badly as he wanted to sink his fangs into the vein that called to him, Nija resisted.

“Suck me, please,” Jimmy begged as he pressed his ass further down.

Nija gave a soft hum as his tongue twirled around the wrinkled sac before releasing his mate’s balls and giving Jimmy exactly what he was begging for.

Nija let the tip of his tongue trail up Jimmy’s shaft and then took the head of Jimmy’s cock into his mouth. He groaned at the taste as his teeth scraped along the flesh. Nija opened wide and sucked at the mushroom-shaped head, drinking in his mate’s pre-cum like a fine wine.

“Yes,” Jimmy hissed as his hips bucked.

Nija smiled around his mate’s cock, feeling empowered from the whimpering and pleading. He was going to have his mate screaming his name before he was through with him. His tongue dipped into the slit, drawing out the clear liquid before taking Jimmy’s cock to the back of his throat and humming loudly.

“God, yes,” Jimmy wailed as his hips shot up once more, fucking Nija’s mouth.

Nija relaxed his throat, taking Jimmy all the way down until he felt small hairs tickling his nose. He was aroused when he noticed that his mate shaved his groin hairs, only a fine thatch speckling his skin.

Nija rimmed Jimmy’s hole with his thumb as he lapped at the large vein running alongside Jimmy’s cock, his teeth aching badly to take just one taste.

Just one.

Instead, he pulled back, letting his teeth drag over Jimmy’s shaft as he released his mate’s cock from between his lips. He knew he would drink from Jimmy soon, so Nija resisted once more. The call of Jimmy’s blood was making him insane, but the waiting was a pleasurable game that Nija was enjoying.

Nija laid Jimmy’s legs down onto the bed as he moved back up his slim mate’s body, his fingernails ghosting along his mate’s sides along the way.

“I’m going to fuck you, Jimmy.” 

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