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Sparkle and Purr (MM)

Midnight Matings

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Heat Rating: SCORCHING
Word Count: 37,313
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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, fae, sex toys]

The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings.

Elder Davan Solaris has secrets, the most important being the love he still harbors for Manuel Tejarda, the man he bonded with four years ago at the last Great Gathering. Some days, thoughts of Manuel are the only thing that keeps him going. Other days, the anguish of being abandoned brings him to his knees. Manuel will always hold his heart. When Manuel appears at this year's Great Gathering, Davan panics. He's given up too much to let Manuel rip his heart apart again. Besides, he has an even bigger secret to hide, and this one he needs to hide from Manuel.

Manuel knows Davan betrayed him. He has the proof. But he can't help but seek Davan out when he attends the gathering. A cloud of rage fills him when he discovers the plans of the elder council, and he takes that anger out on Davan, claiming the man as his mate. When his mind clears, Manuel's only thought is to guard his heart from the one man that has the power to destroy it, even if that means not having Davan as his mate. Destroying the forces bent on keeping them apart might be easier than giving Davan up, especially when Manuel discovers the secrets Davan has been keeping from him.

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Manuel, the jaguar shifter, and Davan, the fae elder, have their work cut out for them as they try to find a way through a web of lies that is partly their own doing and partly of other people's makin...

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5 CUPS: "Davan is one of the elders, party to a catastrophe in the making. He is dismayed to see his man in the crowd and is devastated to realize he will bear witness to his mating. Manual has always loved Davan, but betrayal separates them. Shocked by the diabolical plan, he claims Davan convinced him that this is some desperate trick of his. Mated to each other, but destined to be apart unless they can unscramble the misunderstandings of the past. Davan has a secret Manuel could never see coming. There must be a way out for both of them. Sparkle is a beautiful love story that ensnares the reader from the first page. Manuel and Davan are two wonderful men who are separated by misunderstandings and only the reader knows the whole story. I thoroughly loved reading this outstanding literary contribution from Stormy Glenn. I highly recommend Sparkle and Purr, the series Midnight Matings, as well as Stormy Glenn." -- Delane, Coffee Time Romance

5 STARS: "YES! It finally happened. Someone took down an Elder. They got a taste of their own medicine, and it was sweet. SPARKLE AND PURR is the 10th in the Midnight Mating series and I think this is my favorite of the series…..so far. Not only do we find out more of the backstory as to why the Elders made the decision to force matings, but now we know it was not a unanimous vote. Elder Davan Solaris thought he had everything; he was in love and couldn't be happier, until Manuel Tejarda left him with no explanation. Devastated and needing something to focus on to work through the loss, Davan throws himself into being elected the youngest Elder on the council. Now four years later, Davan didn't realize how hard seeing the man that he mated and left him would be until they came face to face. Manuel has never forgiven Davan for betraying him. He is a proud jaguar shifter and no one is going to make a fool of him, especially some fae whore. He has the proof and he is going to confront Davan at the Gathering. When he learns what the Elders have done, he claims Davan in a fit of rage. Now he has to deal with the fallout and do what he should have done 4 years ago….talk to Davan. But even if Davan and Manuel can find a way past the hurt and betrayal, there are still people that do not want them to be together. This story is heart wrenching and an emotional rollercoaster. I felt myself wanting to shake Manuel and tell him to grow up. The hurt and lies that tear these two people apart could have been avoided if Manuel had just talked to Davan. Davan is one of those strong-when-they-have-to-be characters that you can't help but root for. The outside manipulation and the heartbreak that it creates felt so real. I love when an author can make me care about their characters that much. You can relate to the hurt that both characters felt with their versions of what happened. This is one of those stories that will make you believe in second chances and the power of true love. This is a great addition to the series and for me the most developed of the storylines. It also makes you think that maybe there is something more going on with Elder Burke, because he seems to be in the middle of a LOT of the pairings." -- Tyra Berger, The Romance Reviews

4.5 NYMPHS: "Sparkle and Purr by Stormy Glenn is release ten in the Midnight Matings series and is my new favorite. It's a well written tale of what happens when a couple, separated due to a manipulated misunderstanding, gets an unexpected chance at reuniting. I love Davan. He's a warm and sympathetic character you can't help but like and the pain he experienced for years, because of Manuel's abandonment, is nicely expressed by Ms. Glenn. Manuel isn't such a nice guy. His personality is arrogant, domineering and unforgiving but before long, Ms. Glenn has given us a little twist and shown that he's not who I originally thought. I really appreciate her ability to add something unexpected and completely change the direction of a story. One such twist is the big secret Davan's been holding (and which I won't reveal). It's a wonderful example of Ms. Glenn's creative skill and is another reason for this couple to find the happily-ever-after they deserve. But first they have to get past the family members trying to keep them apart…and this part of the story is sad, horrifying and filled with betrayal. It's tough dealing with the heartache of what the others did to them, but their relationship is filled with love, tenderness and passion. The blistering hot sex doesn't hurt either…and in each other, they find strength." -- Dragon Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews

4 DELIGHTFUL DIVAS: "Another great read in the Midnight Matings series by Stormy Glenn. For those who’ve read the previous books and wondered who Elder gets attacked by on the dais after the mating announcement, this is the novel where you find out the answers. Elder Davan Solaris, a fae, does not agree with the other Elders about forcing people to mate at the Great Gathering. His own love life is a mess. His ex-lover, jaguar Manuel Tejarda, is at the Gathering and is now in the throes of the mating heat. Attacking Davan, the two bond; but their past problems are still there. And the big one? Manny doesn’t know that in their time apart Davan has given birth to their children. What I love about this series is how each author builds on the last book, adding to the mythology and world building. As with any Stormy Glenn book, we have some bad guys, some good guys and extremely sexy times between the two protagonists. Once Manny and Davan reunite, they are unstoppable. This was one couple I could see being together forever, even without a mating bond. Easily recommended for fans of the series, the author, and paranormal fans alike." -- Lasha, Dark Divas Reviews

"The spell is cast, the Midnight Matings begin. Those present at the Gathering must find a mate from another faction and bond or turn feral. These are the terms of the Elders. Though opposed to the machinations of the other Elders, in the long run he was out voted. Elder Davan Solaris stood there on the dais and watched as the spell took effect. At the last Gathering four years ago Davan a fae, fell in love with a jaguar shifter named Manuel Tejanda. He believed they would be together forever, but in the morning Manuel was gone and Davan’s was heartbroken. This time around Davan has no intention of letting history repeat itself. Unfortunately, as he prepares to leave by the back entrance Davan spots Manuel in the crowd. As far as the jaguar is concerned the little fae can run but he can’t hide, especially from his mate. There is no going back once love strikes as Davan and Manuel soon learn in Sparkle and Purr. Filled with emotional angst, miscommunication, an unknown foe, and a surprise or two Sparkle and Purr packs an entertaining punch. With several different authors taking part in this series, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Sparkle and Purr is the best yet." -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed

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Davan could feel Manuel watching him. The man’s intense gaze almost burned his skin. Davan closed his eyes as tight as he could as Manuel approached the bed. He didn’t want to look. He couldn’t see the censure in Manuel’s eyes as the man fucked him—not again. He just wanted Manuel to do what he had come to do then leave. Then, and only then, could Davan nurse his broken heart.

The breath caught in Davan’s throat when heard the rustling of clothes being stripped off. He gripped the sheets beneath him as his body started to betray him. Just a single smell of Manuel’s musky, masculine scent or the brush of his hand and Davan was ready to behave like the slut the man likened him to. It was just too bad Manuel didn’t understand that his body only reacted that way to him.

Davan wasn’t stupid. He knew that Manuel believed what everyone believed—that the fae could not be faithful. What Manuel failed to realize was that the fae were not very picky about who they slept with until they mated, and then they only had sexual relations with their mate.

Davan not only would have been faithful to Manuel, he had been faithful to him. No one had ever touched him except Manuel. No one ever would. When Davan committed to Manuel four years ago and claimed him with pixie dust, he had made Manuel his mate forever—his only mate. Davan could no more bear the touch of another than he could cut off his own head.

But none of that mattered to Manuel. He had his beliefs of how the fae acted, and those beliefs rolled over onto Davan. He would never believe Davan had been faithful. And he didn’t seem to care anyway, so there was no reason for Davan to argue the fact.

The bed dipped as Manuel climbed on. Davan quickly shoved the sheet into his mouth to keep from crying out. His body ached to be touched, to be loved, and Davan was close to begging. He’d be humiliated beyond belief if he couldn’t keep his words to himself.

Davan squeezed his eyes tighter when he felt Manuel’s hand stroke down the curve of his hip to his ass. The merest stroke of Manuel’s fingers across his skin made him shake and shudder. Manuel was sure to know.

“Look at how pretty you look all stretched out for me,” Manuel whispered.

Davan whimpered. He wouldn’t be able to hold out much longer. If Manuel didn’t hurry up and fuck him, Davan was going to start begging. He wouldn’t be able to help himself. He wanted Manuel too much.

The sound of Manuel smacking Davan’s ass echoed around the room, followed almost instantly by Davan’s low moan. He couldn’t believe Manuel had spanked him. The man had never done anything like that before.

Davan pressed his face into the pillow below him when he felt Manuel grab his ass cheeks and pull them apart. He knew Manuel was looking at the butt plug in his hole. He just hoped Manuel couldn’t tell how much it quivered for his touch.

“This is quite the surprise, but not an unwelcome one,” Manuel said as he tugged on the plug. “Maybe you should wear one more often.”

Davan couldn’t hold out any longer when Manuel started manipulating the plug, pulling it out of his ass then pushing it back in with a wicked twist. He dropped the sheet from his mouth and tossed back his head to let out a loud cry of need.

“Ah, see that’s what I wanted to hear,” Manuel murmured.

Davan cried out again as Manuel suddenly pulled the plug from his ass and replaced it with his hard cock. Davan being stretched out as he was, Manuel was able to sink right down to the root on the first thrust. His cock filled every last inch of Davan’s ass.

Davan groaned and started moving, impaling himself on Manuel’s cock. He had to have more. He needed to be filled over and over again until he felt nothing but the full length of the man thrusting into him.

“That’s right, mi amor,” Manuel growled. “Fuck yourself on my cock. Show me what you want.”

Manuel’s harshly spoken words drove Davan’s arousal to new levels even as they stabbed him in the heart. Mi amor—Manuel didn’t mean it, and Davan knew it. He just couldn’t deny his need to hear them.

Davan pushed back, welcoming his mate into his body as Manuel began pounding into him. He needed Manuel like he needed air. The harder Manuel thrust, the more Davan was dragged down into a lust-filled abyss that he never wanted to return from. He felt his wings lift and start to flutter. It was a sure sign that his orgasm was just moments away.

“You’re so fucking tight, mi amor. I’m not going to last much longer.”

Davan’s heart ached at those words. He knew once Manuel was done getting off, the man would leave again, and he would be left with nothing but an aching heart and a tired body. He just couldn’t stop him. He needed to be claimed just as much as Manuel needed to claim him.

Davan felt tears slide down his cheeks as Manuel’s teeth sank into the soft spot between his neck and shoulder. He cried out as the deepest pleasure he had ever felt swept over his body and saturated him in ecstasy.

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