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Tater's Bear (MM)

Brac Pack 22

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Heat Rating: SEXTREME
Word Count: 36,122
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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters]

Watching his barn burn to the ground, the one place that brought him solace, Tater walks away. But in doing so, he is thrown into a course of events that will alter his life forever.

Olsen Lakeland has finally found his mate. Instead of celebrating, the bear is fighting to hang on to the man that he loves and stop Tater from going insane.

As the two traverse through the depths of unknown territories, the prince of vampires is on the verge of madness when he ingests blood tainted with the drug Liquid Wrath. To make matters worse, a bounty has been called on all four leaders' heads. Chaos reigns when Brac Village becomes the target for multitudes of rogues bent on destroying Maverick and his pack.

In the fight to protect and the coming together of old and new, a hybrid is born.

 

Note: Each book in Lynn Hagen's Brac Pack collection focuses on a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order.

A Siren Erotic Romance

 

Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.

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This book was average for me.I wanted to strangle Tater half way through the book. He was a little too hot and cold and indecisive in what he wanted. I felt bad for poor Olsen. Overall a good read.

- frutiecity

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- ljdwds

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5 ANGELS: "Tater can't believe the shambles his life is in. His uncle was producing and selling some drug called Liquid Wrath out of his family's barn, and now it's burned down, taking his motorcycle with it. The one place he went to find peace and now it's gone! Olsen Lakeland has been following Tater around, wanting to be his friend and now, when the chips are down, he's nowhere to be seen. Tater fears commitment and he knows that Olsen isn't looking for just friendship. Tater walks away when he can't stand the tension, landing himself into deeper trouble. Olsen and Maverick, the leaders of the Brac Pack, told him about paranormal creatures, but he didn't believe them. Then he runs into a Dudley, a vampire. The two of them bond, in spite of the strange circumstances, which only get weirder when a lone wolf, Sloane, starts following them. Sloane recognizes that Dudley is his mate, but both he and Olsen strike out when Dudley and Tater leave. Sloane goes to the Brac Pack, announcing that he is Maverick's cousin. Before things have a chance to settle down, rogue vampires attack, leaving Olsen's family and the Brac Pack fighting for their lives. Will they survive? Will Tater and Olsen get their chance at love? Tater's Bear has so many twists and turns that the reader can never tell what will happen next, holding them spellbound until the very end. Many people are scared of commitment and when you add in all of the paranormal situations, I can't blame Tater from being skittish about getting involved. The thought of a drug that kills as fast as Liquid Wrath is unbelievably scary considering the problem society has with all of the street drugs already available. I fell in love with Dudley when he told Tater he was hungry. I have never heard of a more passive and friendly vampire in my life, and I look forward getting to know him better. The love between Tater and Olsen was beautiful as they refused to give up on each other, even with everything against them." -- Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews

4 HEARTS: "Olsen Lakeland has found his mate but it seems his mate doesn't want him. Tater's life is down in the dumps and finding out Olsen is his mate doesn't make it any better. He isn't interested in a lifetime commitment. In the midst of this, the drug liquid wrath continues to cause problems very close to home. More trouble arises as someone is out to destroy the Brac Pack and all their friends. Will Olsen and Tater realize they need each other more now than ever? This is book twenty two in the Brac Pack series and they keep getting better. I've read them all and continue to appreciate the author's diligence in writing them. I loved reading about Olsen and all the hoops he had to jump through just to have his mate. I wanted to shake some sense in Tater a few times though. The story kept me engaged all the way through. There are some new revelations in this one and snips of things to come. I like how the author connects all the characters from her series in the different stories. This is one of the reasons these stories are so well received by her fans. Tater's story is simply lovely with some unexpected twists and turns and I loved it. I can't wait to see what happens next in Brac's village. A very good read." -- Beverly, The Romance Studio

4 NYMPHS: "Tater has only had one place that made him feel safe and, after watching it burn to the ground, he feels like he is losing a little more of himself every day. Olsen is Tater’s mate and will do anything to make the man’s life better. The problem is that Tater doesn’t know what Olsen really is and at the moment, the human isn’t up to any more changes in his life. Unfortunately for Tater, he really does not have a choice. Tater’s Bear is the 22nd release in the long running Brac Pack series. Fans of this series will remember Tater from a previous story and will therefore understand his reluctance to get involved with Olsen. Unfortunately, Olsen has many obstacles to overcome before he can claim his mate but once he does, their passion will burn up the pages. Even though I knew these two would eventually end up together; more than once, I thought that Tater’s issues would cause Olsen to walk away. The continuing problem of Liquid Wrath, of course, causes problems for the many characters in the book and, as a result, new information is revealed that will surprise the readers. New characters are also introduced during the course of the story, many of whom I hope will get stories of their own soon. Tater’s Bear is a great addition to Ms. Hagen’s series and should not be missed." -- Critter Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews

"The barn burst into flames and burned down to the ground because of illegal chemicals and the dangerous, deadly drug used by paranormals called Liquid Wrath being stored there by Tater’s uncle, Clark. As the blaze engulfed the building Tater felt his soul literally breaking, the barn was his refuge where he went to get away from his nagging mother and homophobic father. It was a place where he could work quietly on his never ending motorcycle project. Knowing that Olsen Lakeland is interested in him should make the hardship easier to handle, yet Tater feels the opposite. What scares Tater the absolute most is commitment to another person. So far Olsen’s respected Tater’s total independence, however it’s wearing heavy on the bear shifter because he knows that Tater is his mate. As the days go on Tater is finding out about mates, shifters, vampires, and more. It’s a lot to wrap anyone’s head around let alone learn that fate has mated you to a bear shifter of all things. Not only does Tater have to come to terms with Olsen one way or another, but there is a terrible feeling of danger in the air. It’s coming for the people of Brac Village and Tater will have to take a side whether he wishes to or not. The delightfully entertaining Brac Pack series returns with Tater’s Bear. There’s never a dull moment for the shifters or vampires or any of the other special people in Brac Village and Tater’s Bear certainly keeps everyone jumping. Olsen is the most accepting and patient of mates because anyone else would most likely give up on Tater long before the bear shifter does. Tater is the poster boy for commitment phobic hands down. Tater’s Bear is not only a wild romance but there’s also quite a few action packed scenes that add to the overall Brac Pack storyline though it won’t confuse new readers at all. Another terrific addition to this popular series." -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed

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ADULT EXCERPT

 

Olsen ran the palm of his hand up the large and beautiful shaft as he knelt between Tater’s firm and muscular legs.

“Very nice, Tater,” he teased softly as his thumbnail dipped into the slit that was centered at the top. “Very nice.”

Tater’s chest expanded and contracted rapidly as his eyes watched every movement Olsen’s hand made. The side of Olsen’s mouth pulled back into a smile when Tater’s tongue shot out, licking his lips as his stomach quivered.

Olsen spanned his hand across Tater’s chest as he slid back, wetting two fingers, and then pressed the palm of his hand into Tater’s perineum as the two wet fingers circled around the tight muscle.

Tater’s legs pulled back and then his knees fell apart, his eyes darting around Olsen’s face. Olsen pushed both fingers deeply into Tater’s ass and then pulled them all the way out, repeating the process as Tater’s head thrashed from side to side. He twisted his hand, watching his mate as Tater groaned loudly and bore down onto Olsen’s fingers as he grazed Tater’s walnut-shaped gland.

Olsen laid his hand onto Tater’s thigh as he pushed a third finger in. He wished he had lube, but they weren’t at his house, in his bedroom. His eyes jumped from Tater to the stand next to the bed. Hmm, maybe.

Olsen kept his fingers buried deep in his mate’s body as he leaned to the side, stretching to reach the drawer. His fingers curled around the handle, pulling hard. The drawer slid out and then hit the floor. “So much for multitasking.” He chuckled.

Tater jackknifed, bent over the side of the bed, and then rolled back over, handing Olsen the lube. A brow hiked up as he smiled at his Tater. “Impatient?”

“Hell yeah.” Tater kicked his feet out as he changed positions, getting onto his hands and knees. Good lord, what a magnificent sight his mate presented to him. Olsen leaned forward and nipped both ass cheeks.

“Fuck me already,” Tater growled.

Olsen chuckled as he lubed his cock and then tossed the bottle aside. He reached his left hand out and pushed Tater’s upper body to the bed, making his shoulders touch the mattress as he curled his fingers around the back of Tater’s neck. “Submit.”

To his surprise, Tater’s arms reached up and his fingers curled around the headboard. His shoulders sank lower, and his ass rose higher into the air.

Tater’s submission was going to make Olsen’s bear break free. His canines grew from his gums as Olsen began to breathe heavily. He shook his head, trying to cage his bear. His nails slid from their sheaths as his cock grew in size. Olsen quickly moved his hand from Tater’s neck.

No!

Olsen pinched the skin under the head of his cock, the pain reining in his bear. His cock eased back to its normal size as his nails re-sheathed. He had to gain control or his size would hurt his mate.

“Olsen?”

Olsen ran his hand up Tater’s spine as he grabbed the base of his cock with his other hand, lining it up and opening his mate up to his claiming. Olsen and Tater groaned at the same time as Olsen sank deeper.

He fought hard to make his bear heel. Olsen pulled his hips back and then slammed forward, his teeth hurting to the point of pain. His bear wanted to bite, to claim, to reestablish who Tater was to him.

Olsen gave up the fight and dropped over Tater, blanketing his back as he sank his teeth deep into Tater’s flesh.

“Olsen!” Tater cried as his legs slid further apart, his ass jutting higher, begging for Olsen to fuck him harder.

Olsen’s teeth stayed embedded as he grabbed Tater’s hips and powered into his mate’s tight ass. His cock felt like a steel fist was gripping it as he whimpered into Tater’s neck. He was losing control. The thought of his mate being hurt, of nearly dying, had him going crazy.

“I’m okay, Olsen,” Tater panted. Olsen wasn’t sure how Tater knew about the internal battle, but the words seemed to calm his bear. He pulled his teeth free, licking the wound as he tried to steady his breathing.

Olsen wrapped his arms around Tater as he slowed his frantic movements, his body moving in a gentle rocking motion as he pressed his face into Tater’s back, kissing his spine as his cock glided in and out of Tater’s soft body.

“I love you, Olsen.”

Olsen couldn’t catch the whimper before it left his lips. Tater had just made him the happiest bear on the planet. “I love you, too, mate.”

“I’m scared,” Tater confessed.

Olsen closed his eyes, thankful that his mate was reaching out to him, was telling him his fears. Olsen felt closer to Tater in that moment than he had at any other time. “I have you, baby.”

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