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Squeak and a Roar (MM)

Midnight Matings

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Heat Rating: SEXTREME
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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, sex toys]

The paranormal world is in chaos. The elders are tired of their younger people playing the field, causing trouble, and fighting with each other. Everyone who attends the UPAC Conference now has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species. If they don't, they will never have a mate. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings.

Software developer Gavin Ashby is perfectly happy with his life. He finds other people annoying after being around them for only a short period of time, and having a mate sounds like pure torture to him.

Video game tester Ant Marino is satisfied with his quiet, solitary life. After being accosted and almost forcibly mated, he meets the aloof but handsome Gavin.

Neither Ant nor Gavin are prepared for the feelings that arise. Will the two men continue to dance around each other or will they pounce on love and never let it go?

A Siren Erotic Romance

 

User Reviews
What a neat concept to have different species mate, then watching each mating have to learn to live with each other, and some of them have to learn how to compromise. This series will land in my read...

- Keara

Great first book in this series. These two male shifters are almost forced to join as mates. I cringed at Ant being a mouse shifter but the story does have its humorous side and very sexy.

- sarki

Professional Reviews

4 ANGELS: "On the best of days, newly formed mates would have a difficult time adjusting to each other, so when you add in the problem of not knowing anything about each other, it's even more problematic. Ant and Gavin didn't even know what type of shifter the other was, causing that much more confusion. Gavin grew up with his father, who never showed him any love or affection and when he thought that Ant betrayed him, he overreacted. Even after the way Gavin treated Ant, he was willing to start over again, helping to show Gavin what love really was and showing him how rich his life could be if he was strong enough to take a chance at love. The Elders ploy seems to be working in one case, but it remains to be seen what the outcome for the rest of the members at the conference will be. We will just have to wait and see won't we?" -- Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews

4 RAVENS: "I pleasantly surprised when I began reading Squeak and a Roar by Joyee Flynn because it was a unique M/M read that at times had me smiling and other times gasping. This book had a thriller feel which was great, but it also had some editing flaws. However, I found it to be an enjoyable read overall. Gavin is a fierce lion shifter, who comes off as a non-likable jerk at first. But with help from loved ones and his mate, he softens a bit as the story progresses. I had a stumbling block with this character to the point that I found myself wanting to throw my hands up, and ask Ms. Flynn why she created Gavin for Ant. This was even after reading this book was a mystery. Ant is adorable, sweet, and lovable, which is needed in handling a lion like Gavin. But make no mistake, Ant was no push over. He stands up against Galvin a lot because he believes in them and what they can give each other. The sex scenes were hot, yet at times sweet. There was a scene that had me holding my breath because it was definitely not for the faint of heart. So Fair Warning! You get the connection between the heroes of this book, as they get pushed to their limits, which is what makes the outcome totally shocking. The plot line was slow at first, but picked up nicely about midway through the book. I would have never imagined a hot read would include a mouse shifter, but there you have it. LOL ! Squeak and a Roar is worth reading till the end. I feel myself needing to read the other books in this series by Stormy Glenn and Gabriele Evans to see where on earth this series generated from. *grins* If you like M/M stories with an off cue plot, then Squeak and a Roar will be right up your alley." -- Lace, Black Ravens Reviews

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4 CHERRIES: "Felines can sometimes be difficult to live with, especially if they are a Lion. Gavin knows he is difficult, meticulous, and controlling that is why he decided not to mate. Then the UPAC gave him no option. Therefore, he put on his big boy pants and mated with a sexy little thing named Ant. little did he realizing that being forced to mate was only the beginning of his problems. Gavin can definitely be an idiot when dealing with matters of the heart. It is also a quality that made me want to yell at him one minute and just shake my head another. He tries, but he just cannot manage to get things right, and his temper doesn't help him any. In the end with help from Ant and his friends, he manages to turn into a great mate, and is not that what love stories are really about? Ant knows what he wants from the beginning and will not let anything deter him from getting his way. This enduring quality really allowed this odd couple to grow into a beautiful one. His toy box also helped like any toy box would. Most of us learned at a young age to share our toys and Ant has every intention on sharing his with his mate. This little hot tamale was definitely my favorite character in this story. I even learned to appreciate his squeaking right along with Gavin. While most of the lovemaking in this story is sweet and spicy, one scene may not be for the squeamish. Gavin forgets the boundaries between proving a point and forced seduction. This was not a rape because at no point did Ant say no or ask for it to stop, but it is something that some may find unsettling and is worth mentioning just in case. Thought the story started a little slow, it quickly picked up and by the end I really loved it. So do not be deterred by the initial confusion -- the story is definitely worth reading and I was happy I had a chance to experience a little squeaking and roaring." -- Peppermint, Whipped Cream Reviews

"The Great War between paranormals is 25 years in the past, yet the Elders realize their people continue to keep to themselves rather than try to intermingle with others. Taking matters into their own hands the Elders insure those at the current Gathering will take a mate from another faction before this night ends.Lion shifter Gavin Ashby constantly feels the weight of his father’s overbearing influence, an Elder and Alpha of their pride. Gavin doesn’t want the responsibility his father keeps trying to dump on him. He wants to lead his own life. It is chaos at the Gathering with everyone either trying to leave or jump one another. Gavin finds himself paired with a little cutie named Anthony ‘Ant’ Marino and takes a little petty pleasure in his father’s fit over learning that his son is gay. Gavin and Ant cause sexual explosions together but there are definitely going to be some problems getting the rest of their lives to work together smoothly. Ant is willing to come halfway, getting Gavin there is another matter. On top of that someone isn’t happy with Ant joining the household and then there’s Gavin’s father still plotting in the background. Nobody said mating was going to be easy, but why does it have to be so very hard? An entertaining and sexy new series begins with Squeak and A Roar. The concept for the Midnight Matings series offers unconditional storylines by several different authors and Squeak and A Roar is a great start. Gavin’s grumbling attitude is the perfect opposite with Ant’s positive demeanor, though sometimes the lion shifter is too crusty and unforgiving. Nevertheless, Squeak and A Roar has an entertaining storyline, realistic lovers, and interesting protagonists. Oh, and the sex is sooo hot!" -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed

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STORY EXCERPT

 

“Welcome. I am Elder Burke.” The elder paused as if waiting for something from us. “I want to thank you all for being here tonight. This is a momentous occasion for us. It’s been twenty-five years since the Great War between all paranormals ended, taking a large portion of our population from us.”

I thought it was odd that the room was so quiet with so many people. There wasn't a single cough or sneeze as everyone stared at the elder, hanging on his words. Then there was me, who was ready to fucking bolt and trying not to roll my eyes.

“I would like you all to drink a toast with me in memory of those we lost.” The elder held up his champagne glass and waited for the rest of us. Grinding my teeth, I did it. I caught my father's smug gaze then. What was he up too? “May we never forget them.”

The elder swallowed everything in his glass then looked out over the crowd, I threw mine back as he watched everyone else. A few moments later he set his down on a nearby table and turned back to us, clasping his hands behind his back.

“As I have said, this is a momentous occasion for us all. In the twenty-five years since the Great War ended, the United Paranormal Alliance of Cooperation has watched and waited. We will wait no more.”

“The fighting between species must stop,” another elder in a long white robe said as he stepped forward. “We are known to the humans, and they have learned to accept us in their midst. However, their tolerance will only last so long. The constant fighting among the paranormal communities has come under scrutiny. We no longer have the luxury of watching you solve your own disagreements.”

“Elder Lucas is correct,” Elder Burke said as he gestured to the other elder. My father's smile grew even wider as his gaze never left me. Fuck! That was never good. “We no longer have the indulgence of waiting for you to end your petty squabbles. As such, we have taken measures to ensure that you take your place amongst our society.”

Now that got some whispers. I glanced around to see lots of confused faces and questioning looks directed at the elders. Elder Burke gestured to the glass he had set down on the table. “You’ve all taken a toast with me. As such, you are now bound by the covenants we put before you.” “Welcome. I am Elder Burke.” The elder paused as if waiting for something from us. “I want to thank you all for being here tonight. This is a momentous occasion for us. It’s been twenty-five years since the Great War between all paranormals ended, taking a large portion of our population from us.”

 I thought it was odd that the room was so quiet with so many people. There wasn't a single cough or sneeze even as everyone stared at the elder, hanging on his words. Then there was me, who was ready to fucking bolt and trying not to roll my eyes.

“I would like you all to drink a toast with me in memory of those we lost.” The elder held up his champagne glass and waited for the rest of us. Grinding my teeth, I did it. I caught my father's smug gaze then. What was he up too? “May we never forget them.”

The elder swallowed everything in his glass then looked out over the crowd, I threw mine back as he watched everyone else. A few moments later he set his down on a nearby table and turned back to us, clasping his hands behind his back.

“As I have said, this is a momentous occasion for us all. In the twenty-five years since the Great War ended, the United Paranormal Alliance of Cooperation has watched and waited. We will wait no more.”

“The fighting between species must stop,” another elder in a long white robe said as he stepped forward. “We are known to the humans, and they have learned to accept us in their midst. However, their tolerance will only last so long. The constant fighting among the paranormal communities has come under scrutiny. We no longer have the luxury of watching you solve your own disagreements.”

“Elder Lucas is correct,” Elder Burke said as he gestured to the other elder. My father's smile grew even wider as his gaze never left me. Fuck! That was never good. “We no longer have the indulgence of waiting for you to end your petty squabbles. As such, we have taken measures to ensure that you take your place amongst our society.”

Now that got some whispers. I glanced around to see lots of confused faces and questioning looks directed at the elders. Elder Burke gestured to the glass he had set down on the table. “You’ve all taken a toast with me. As such, you are now bound by the covenants we put before you.”

“Each of you has twenty-four hours to find and claim your mate,” Elder Lucas said. “If you fail to claim a mate in twenty-four hours and bring him or her before this council to be recognized, you will not have a mate. You will go feral inside of a week.”

The gasps and grumbling almost overshadowed the elders’ words as they continued to speak. My father gave me a smirk and a mock salute. Son of a bitch! Both elders stepped back from the edge of the dais that they stood on. They knew the crowd was angry. Someone would have to be dense to not feel the tension in the air.

“Because of your continued squabbling between races, you may not claim a mate of the same race,” Elder Burke said. “You must claim a mate outside of your own species.”

“If you fail to bring a mate before this council by the stroke of midnight tomorrow night, you will be hunted down and executed as a rogue paranormal.”

“To ensure that you will find a mate, something special has been added to the potion that each of you drank. It will ensure that the need to mate outweighs your need to fight. It is a particular additive that induces the mating heat in each of you. You will not be able to deny the need to mate.”

“And just in case you think to try and break this spell,” Elder Burke said, “we have added a special clause. Anyone that attempts to negate the covenants of this spell will instantly be cursed as befitting their race. Vampires will no longer be able to drink blood. Shifters will no longer be able to shift. Magic users will have no magic, and so on. I’m sure you get my point.”

 

ADULT EXCERPT

 

I gave him a quick kiss before pushing him back onto the couch, picked up the lube he’d discarded, and handed it to him. “We don’t have much time, Ant. If we aren’t compatible, we’ll have to find someone else. So stretch yourself out well.”

“Yeah, because you’re fucking hung,” Ant replied, swallowing nervously as he eyed over my erection. “Lots and lots of lube needed to take you.”

“Well get to it.” I chuckled as I knelt between his legs. I didn’t normally worry about this part of sex. If they wanted to be with me, they’d be ready to go, I figured. But under the circumstances, I could at least watch. It wasn’t like there was anything else to do right then. Ant slicked up his fingers with a liberal amount before pulling his legs up and pushing two fingers into his ass. “Niiiiiiiice.”

“Glad you like,” he gasped as he wiggled them about. “Does that mean at least you desire me sexually?”

“Yes, yes it does,” I groaned, shivering at the idea of sinking my cock in his tight ass. I found myself fixated on where his fingers were moving inside of himself. The way his hole sucked them in each time as the skin of his rosette stretched around them. It was hot!

“What do you do for a living, Gavin?” Ant asked, and I liked the way he said my name.

“Really? You want to talk right now?” I chuckled as my eyes never moved from his fingers. I was completely captivated by his body and the idea that it would be mine soon.

“Like you said, we don’t have much time here to make the most important decision of our lives. Figured we should start learning about each other.”

“I’m a software designer,” I answered since his request was logical. At least we could get some of the basics out of the way. “What about you?”

“I test video games for flaws.” Ant pushed in a third finger as my cock started leaking at the sight. I gave it a few good tugs to remind my body that the fun was coming soon, pun intended.

“Good fit then, don’t you think?”

“Yeah,” he gasped. “What do you like to do when you’re not working?”

“Read and watch movies mostly.” Ant’s body started to shake as his other hand held his leg so firmly his knuckles turned white.

“Me, too. I have a shitload of books on my Kindle and in paperback.”

“Me, too,” I replied with a smile. Already we had a bunch of common interests. I figured that had to be a good thing. “Where do you live?”

“I own a house outside Indianapolis,” he answered.

“I rent an apartment in Indianapolis,” I gasped. I was completely floored that we lived right by each other but had to come to Scotland to meet. He was almost ready for me, and I realized I was now staring at the pool of pre-cum on his stomach. I so wanted to lap it up like the cat I was.

“Since I own, would you be cool with moving in with me?”

“Do you have room for me?” I chuckled.

“Yeah, I make a good living. I have tons of companies wanting me to test their games.”

“Okay, I’m done talking,” I groaned as he slipped in a fourth finger easily. I pulled his hand away and put it on my cock to use the extra lube to slick me up. Ant gasped and stared up at me. I gave him a wink and moved into position. “I hope you like it hard and fast.”

“I used to,” he said softly, his cheeks heating up. “But then my ex-boyfriend started hitting me during sex. I think he got off on causing pain. I’ve not been with anyone since him, and we broke up almost thirty years ago.”

“Damn,” I groaned as I slid inside of him. That was a long fucking time to go without sex, and I chose to focus on that part of what he said since I had no clue what to say about the rest of it. “You must whack off constantly.”

“I like toys,” he hissed and arched his hips as I sunk home. “If this works, I’ll show you my collection.”

“I’d like that,” I growled as I stared down at where our bodies were joined. And then I almost smacked myself for being such a sentimental pussy. Why was I getting all mushy and watching what was going on instead of just fucking him into the couch? That wasn’t like me. I reached over and grabbed his hips before taking him slowly. “You okay?”

“Gods yes,” Ant squeaked. I wasn’t sure what was up with the squeaking, but I liked it. As his hole opened up for me, I started to pick up speed and ferocity.

“Touch yourself, Ant.” I grunted as I pounded into him. What the hell was up with me? I never cared if my partner got off. That was for them to worry about! I shook off the thought… chalking it up to the situation we were in to force a mating to happen.

He did ask I asked, stroking himself in time with my thrusts. I adored the cute little noises he made during sex and realized while I didn’t normally care if I got a repeat performance or not, I would with Ant.

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