[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, public exhibition, spanking, HEA]
Riley McLeod has never gotten over the loss of his family to murderous Vampires, and often hides behind his sarcasm and carefree attitude. So imagine his shock when he discovers he is not only mated to one, but his mate is the Prince of the Vaucluse Coven.
When Caleb Vaucluse arrived at the Hunter Clan, he never expected to meet his mate. His joy soon turns to devastation when he learns that Riley fears him. Caleb struggles to get past Riley’s defenses and prove that they are meant to be. Unfortunately just as they come together, pride and old wounds prove hard to overcome for the pair, and threaten to tear them apart for good.
As an enemy is revealed and more questions are raised, Caleb and Riley have a choice to make. Do they keep their pride and stand alone, or stand together and embrace the love fate gave to them?
A Siren Erotic Romance
4 HEARTS: "This is the sequel to the story of Sawyer and Jake (Kayan’s Mage). Riley is Sawyers identical twin – the more flamboyant, sarcastic, more colorful one. Riley and Sawyer are the only survivors after their family was killed by vampires and it has made them hesitant to trust anyone but each other. The one time they did – their friend Elijah – a betrayal came back to bit them. Now that Sawyer has his mate in Jake, Riley has to figure out what he is going to do about his own mate problem. Namely, Caleb, the Prince of the vampire clan. What’s a guy to do? I loved Riley in the first book and even more here. He is sarcastic and snarky, unapologetically wearing his glitter jeans, too tight shirts and his eyeliner and lip gloss. LOVE him! He cares more about making people happy than he lets on. Strangers? Whatever. But those he cares about? He wants them to be happy and be happy with him. One issue is Riley is a top and he is concerned about what happens when Caleb won’t ever switch roles. Riley doesn’t want to be anything less than an equal. Caleb may be a vampire Prince, but he is awfully clueless sometimes. He doesn’t mean to be, he just sticks his foot (or his horrified face) in it all the time. But to give him credit, he is new to this mate thing, with a reluctant scared mate and trouble from Potestas hanging over them. He’s trying to be a patient guy because he’s so concerned that his mate is terrified of him. He just tends to react and not realize how an emotionally fragile person might perceive it. The scene when Riley wants to claim him is heart breaking for Riley and I wanted to smack Caleb. He does at least realize what he’s unintentionally done (usually with the help of Jake or Sawyer) and does his best for his mate. There is more to the Potestas story, and the betrayal by Elijah, than they previously knew. The story ends open, with Elijah and Dmitri up next (yes!) and I am hoping for some serious Potestas ass whipping." -- Lucy, Hearts on Fire Reviews
4 HEARTS: "This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Witnessing the slaughter of his family by Vampires, has left Riley scarred and he hides behind sarcasm and a carefree attitude. Discovering his mate is a Vampire Riley doesn’t know if he can ever get over the memories and his fear. Caleb never expected to meet his mate when visiting the Hunter Clan and he never expected that his mate would be terrified of him, getting past his mates defences is hard and they begin to make progress but then misunderstandings get in the way. This is a great addition to the Hunter Clan series and continues along the storyline of the Potestas and their intention to wipe out Mages. Riley is confused by his conflicting emotions when it comes to his mate Caleb, he just wants to climb all over the sexy Vampire and lick him all over, but his fangs scare the hell out of him. Caleb isn’t sure how to approach his sexy little mate, he knows what happened to Riley’s family and doesn’t want the fact that he is a Vampire to keep them apart. Both characters have been through their own horrific trauma and while Riley shares his, Caleb keeps his hidden which causes problems. I really enjoyed this addition to the series with both men having their ups and downs, struggling to fit together as a couple and then sharing their pain with each other. When The Kayan's Mage ended Riley and Caleb had just met, now it’s a couple of months later and Caleb has given Riley space to get used to him, I loved that, the fact that they were mates and they were able to take their time, it’s such a refreshing change from the ‘instant mates, must mate right now’ attitude that most paranormal books follow. The progression of the storyline is good and new questions arise about the Potestas when the Hunter Clan receive a mysterious e-mail, the way the story was left has me wanting the next book Dmitri's Little Spitfire, this is proving to be a very intriguing series. It isn’t all perfect though, yes I adore the characters especially Riley, the sex scenes are hot, the storyline is great and the plot progressing along nicely. I will recommend this to those who love Vampires, Mages, hot sex, damaged characters, hot making up, misunderstandings, an excellent twist and a very happy ending for Riley and Caleb." -- Pixie, MM Good Book Reviews
Rolling his head sideways to glance at his brother, Riley was always surprised at how different identical twins could look. It was like they were both the same blank canvas and had decided to go in completely different directions. Sawyer was a classic, with its smooth lines and refined features, and he was an...abstract. Sawyer’s conservative appearance, compared to Riley’s more flamboyant one, never failed to turn heads when they were together. Even at that moment Riley’s jeans had the usual rainbow glitter down the sides, and he wore a too-tight Ke$ha top stating “Get Sleazy” in big, sparkling letters. He also loved his makeup, never leaving his room without at least some eyeliner and lip gloss on.
“Contemplating my existence in the universe. You?”
“Nothing quite so deep,” Sawyer drawled, taking up a position next to Riley, slouched on the wall. “You know, while you’re there, you might want to contemplate what you’re going to do with your mate.”
Riley winced. Yeah, his brother just had to go there, didn’t he?
“I think I stand more chance with the first one,” he grimaced, running a hand roughly through his perfectly styled platinum locks.
It was so true. He was at a total loss as to what to do there. Riley could admit that Caleb was charming and sexy as sin. Oh, who was he kidding, the man was sex on a stick, no doubt about it. Riley had to stop himself every time the man walked into a room from running up and licking him like candy and begging him to use his push-pop.
But the man was a Vampire. A fraking Vampire. And after one witnesses their entire family, save their twin, being slaughtered by Vampires, it tends to leave a mark or seven. Fate was seriously a cruel bitch. Riley just knew there was a reason women did nothing for him.
“You have to at least try, Riley.” Sawyer sounded exasperated, which, granted, wasn’t an unusual state when he spoke to Riley.
Hell, Riley was amazed at the amount of patience his brother had for him. He knew he could be a bit much at times, whether it was his lack of filter or inability to stay focused, but he didn’t always mean to be so annoying.
That wasn’t to say he didn’t do it on purpose sometimes, just not all the time.
Either way, the topic was making him feel extremely uncomfortable, so Riley chose to handle it like he did anything else. With sarcasm. “Not like it would work anyway. He is so clearly a top, and we both know I am too, dear brother.”
Another sigh came from his brother, and Riley had thought he’d hit the mark. Unfortunately for him though, Sawyer seemed to be on a real mission tonight and was able to ignore his efforts.
“One, you’re being bitchy. Two, you don’t know if he is a top,” Sawyer stated, blushing at what he had just said. Riley hid his snicker. His brother was so easy. “And three, are you telling me you can’t give up control every so often for your own mate.”
“I’m not the one who would have trouble with it,” he snarked. There was no way Riley could see mister caveman giving up the reins. There would be no equal partnership, not with a man like that.
“Are you sure about that? Besides, we both know this has nothing to do with who is on top,” Sawyer whispered, concern and sympathy in his forest-green eyes.
No. No it didn’t. Riley had enough issues and baggage to write an album worth of “you broke my heart, stole my car and shot my dog” songs. And the world already had a Billy Ray.
“It’s kind of a moot point, anyhow. The man hasn’t looked sideways at me for the past couple of weeks.” He frowned, trying to not show how much that hurt.
As far as the other man was concerned Riley may as well have not existed. The strange thing was, Riley had been so sure that was what he had wanted, but now that he had it... God, he was a bitch. A scared, lonely bitch, who was too afraid to be anywhere near his own mate.
“Maybe he is just trying to give you space. Let you come around in your own time,” Sawyer suggested, placing a comforting hand on his shoulder.
That hand gesture meant more than his brother could ever know. It reminded him that he wasn’t alone.
“What if I can’t, Sawyer,” he whispered, voicing his true fears. “What if I fall for him but can’t get over my fears. Losing him after having him, even for just a little time in my life, would be so much worse.”
“I think maybe that is a conversation you need to have with him. Tell him everything, Riley. And then let your mate help you,” Sawyer said, wrapping Riley in his arms tightly. Riley sank into the embrace, accepting the comfort his twin always gave him. “Remember, I nearly lost Jake because we weren’t honest. Don’t make that mistake too.”
Letting out a deep sigh, he nodded. “You’re right. I’ll talk to him, but that is all I can promise.”
“It’s better than nothing,” came from the other side of him. The hairs on the back of his neck raised at the sound of the voice that featured in most of his fantasies. Riley slowly turned to face Caleb. “If all you can offer me right now is talking, then I’ll gladly take it.”
Staring into his mate’s eyes, Riley nearly lost himself. The man was simply gorgeous, and those honey-golden eyes always trapped him. Oh, frak-a-doodle-do, he was in trouble. “How long have you been there?”
“Long enough to know we have a lot to talk about.” The man seemed rather unrepentant that he was eavesdropping.
“Well, on that note, I’ll leave you guys to it,” Sawyer said, chuckling nervously before hightailing it quicker than he had ever seen his brother move. Shoot, he didn’t even know the boy could run that fast.
When his mate was flush up against him, Caleb wrapped a hand around the back of his neck, dragging Riley to him. At first Riley was stiff, his lips pressed together hard, and unrelenting. Caleb wasn’t put off, tracing his tongue around the edges, then pressing it against the seam. When that didn’t work, Caleb gently bit down on his mate’s bottom lip, shocking him enough that Riley gasped. With his lips parted, Caleb took the opportunity to sweep his tongue inside, taking possession of his mate’s mouth and rolling on top of him.
Caleb groaned as the heat from his mate’s body underneath him set him on fire. Reaching down, he grabbed the hem of Riley’s shirt, tearing it from his body and tossing the remains onto the floor. Beneath him, Riley whimpered and arched his back, silently begging for more.
“Christ, you’re beautiful. I want you so bad,” he admitted as he splayed his fingers and ran them up and down Riley’s chest, plunking at his nipples with each pass.
“Yes, please,” Riley begged.
God, he wished he could, but after everything that had happened he wasn’t certain his mate was ready for this. When he voiced his concern, he was unprepared for the impassioned response he received.
“You’re mine,” Riley snarled, fisting a hand in his hair. “You’re mine, and I’m not fucking letting you go.”
The stinging sensation of his hair being pulled did not deter Caleb. If anything, it made his cock throb harder. He thrust his hips, grinding their erections together as he slammed his mouth back down, tangling their tongues. His cock was hard and leaking, so desperate to be released from its confines and be buried inside the hot, silky channel of his mate’s tight little arse. If he had to wait much longer, Caleb thought he might just explode. And wouldn’t that just be such a waste.
His hand on Riley’s jeans, Caleb quickly undid the button and zipper, peeling the tight-as-fuck clothing off and doing the same to his own clothes. Once they were both bare, he plastered himself against his mate again, revelling in the feel of their skin touching everywhere, their cocks sliding and rubbing. He settled between Riley’s legs, slowly moving down his mate’s body, licking and nipping as he went. Zeroing in on the beaded little nubs on his mate’s chest, Caleb gripped one peak between his teeth, biting down. When Riley moaned and clutched the back of Caleb’s head, he took it as a sign and bit harder.
Beneath him Riley thrashed and mewled, crying out as Caleb continued to worry the sensitive tissue. Riley was fucking delicious. Needing more of his mate’s taste, Caleb moved lower. When he finally had Riley’s cock in front of him he didn’t even hesitate, swooping down and engulfing it, his mate’s cock throbbing and jerking in his mouth. Caleb moaned as the taste of his mate exploded on his tongue, salty yet sweet. It was addictive and Caleb didn’t think he could get enough.
“Oh... oh yes, that’s it. Fuck yes, yes, yes,” Riley babbled, his head tossing around on the pillows. Peering up from his task Caleb saw that he had thrown his arm over his eyes and his lips were parted.
“So perfect. So fucking perfect,” he growled, diving back for more.
His tongue swirled around the bulbous head, teasing the sensitive bundle of nerves, and lapping at the glistening liquid seeping out.
Pulling off, he chuckled at Riley’s murmurs of protest, trailing lower to lick at his wrinkled sac. Riley moaned, spreading his legs further apart and allowed him more access. Caleb licked a path from his sac to his puckered hole as Riley’s hips bucked, a shudder making its way through his body. He slid his arms under the smaller man, bring him closer as he nipped and sucked his perineum and balls.
“Please, please, please,” his mate squirmed.
Riley screamed out when Caleb stiffened his tongue and began jabbing it into the winking hole.
“Oh, fuck. Your tongue is in my arse. Oh, jeez... oh that’s good.”
Caleb smiled when he realised just how gone his mate was. Riley was panting and mewling, his hands on the back of Caleb’s head as if trying to force Caleb deeper.
Well, if his mate wanted deeper, who was he to argue.
Surging up, he covered Riley’s body with his own, claiming his mate’s lips again. He couldn’t get enough of this stunning creature beneath him.
Riley was panting and grabbing for Caleb. “It’s okay, baby. I’m not going anywhere.”
“Please, Caleb. I need you. Fuck me,” Riley pleaded, his eyes beseeching.
Caleb claimed his lips again, as he speared first one, then two lubed fingers into Riley’s tight arse. Riley bucked and moaned, forcing the fingers deeper, trying to fuck himself. Damn, that was hot. Caleb began pumping them slowly, twisting the digits until he found Riley’s prostate, and grazing it.
“Ah! Oh, god, yeah. Do it again!” Riley wailed, humping against his hand.
Caleb stroked over the bundle again and again, before adding another finger. When he knew his mate was ready for him, he pulled his fingers free, grabbing Riley’s legs and throwing them over his shoulders. With his mate practically bent in half, Caleb positioned his cockhead at Riley’s puckered entrance, pushing in slowly. He relished the way the tight hole stretched around him, moaning when he finally bottomed out.
The air around them seemed electrified as he paused to allow his mate time to adjust, Riley’s walls squeezing him tight. When Riley nodded, giving him permission to move, Caleb nearly sobbed with relief. Dragging himself out until just the tip remained, Caleb snapped his hips forward, burying his cock inside again. Riley’s wide eyes dominated his face as Caleb continued to lunge into his mate’s channel, taking him, claiming him.
He was heaven. Exquisite, hot, silky heaven right here inside his mate.