[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Romance, M/M, shape-shifters]
Adwaka can’t stand to be away from Blade. The mating bond has begun, but Blade has yet to claim him. Adwaka knows that Blade merely tolerates him, so he begins to self-medicate in order to deal with the pain.
Blade must leave for a short mission and leave Adwaka behind. When he returns, he finds his mate has been sedated after an episode. Blade knows something is wrong with Adwaka but has no clue how to help him.
Blade decides sending Adwaka home may be the best solution, but can Blade selflessly let his mate go even though his heart is breaking in two?
The two find their way through the murky waters of mating to discover a bond unlike anything they have ever known as the crew fights to get away from the Elite Force that’s hot on their trail.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.
2011 Nominee for Best Series All Around
in LR Cafe's Loop
5 FALLEN ANGELS: Adwaka was brought to the Lady Blue when he was found injured with Livewire, a member of the crew. When he came to, he noticed Blade by his side and instantly knew that Blade was his mate. Ever since he woke, he's clung to Blade and then Blade is sent on a mission. Adwaka is more than just frightened for Blade; he is terrified to be separated from him. After Blade leaves, Adwaka manages to keep it together until he wakes up and flips out, needing to be sedated when he realized that Blade hadn't returned. What no one understands is that the mating bond for an Orillian, like Adwaka, begins when he meets his mate and the longer he remains unclaimed, the sicker he becomes. Adwaka doesn't think that Blade wants him, so he tries everything he can to get along with him. The only problem is that Blade is quietly going out of his mind wanting Adwaka, but he thinks it is too soon after his injuries to claim him. Things are getting more out of control for the Lady Blue Crew as their unknown adversaries get closer. Will Blade and Adwaka find their way together before it is too late? The members of the Lady Blue Crew each have unique and distinctive personalities that never fail to surprise the reader. It's hysterical how the mates, led by the commander's mate Gigi, always band together to enliven the Crew's lives. I find it fascinating when they somehow always get themselves into situations that will frighten the crew to death. It's interesting to read about new worlds and experiencing their cultures as the story unfolds. The feel of being in outer space is one that most people will never know, but through their eyes, it comes alive for me. The love between each of the mates and the crew is beautiful and I hope that the unmated crew will soon have their own mate to love and protect."-- Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews
4 CUPS: "Adwaka was rescued from a nightmare only to find the man of his dreams. His mate’s protective nature just may be the death of him. Blade only wishes to protect his sweet mate from any further pain. Unfortunately his protective streak almost costs him his mate. The Lady Blue Crew are wanted men and must do illegal missions for survival. The mates of the crew are determined that life will never be boring. Lady Blue Crew is an entertaining and hot series. Each crew member carves out a special place in the reader’s heart. Adwaka’s Blade can be read as a standalone, but I must warn reader’s it will entice them into reading the rest. The romance between Adwaka and Blade is both thrilling and beautifully written. Adwaka’s Blada will thrill sci-fi, action/adventure and alternative fans alike. I highly recommend a visit to the future and the members of the Lady Blue Crew." -- Delane, Coffee Time Romance
"I enjoyed this fourth book in the Lady Blue Crew series very much. The fun and excitement, along with interesting story lines, continues. Adwaka is Orillian and because of that once he scents his mate, the mating heat begins with a vengeance. This causes Adwaka incredible physical and mental pain if he is separated from Blade until they perform the claiming. Adwaka does not understand why Blade won't claim him and so he begins to sedate himself to stop the pain. Blade knows that Adwaka is his mate and he is dying to claim him. However, due to the circumstances they found Adwaka in, Blade is convinced that his little mate is not ready and that Blade needs to wait until Adwaka is completely healed. But coming back from a mission Blade discovers Adwaka is self-medicating and he is determined to get to the bottom of this. Of course, this is all going on while the Elite Force is still hunting the crew and along with a large bounty on their heads means every criminal in the galaxies is trying to capture them!" -- Christy Duke, Rainbow Book Reviews
“You can’t go with me, Adwaka,” Blade said as he pulled a phaser out of the weapons storage unit and pushed it into the holster on the side of his heavily muscled thigh. He added a couple of knives as well, placing them in hidden sheaths on his dark black uniform.
Adwaka felt his stomach coil into knots as he watched Blade tuck the knives into various pockets. He didn’t like that Blade needed to be armed to the nines when going on a mission. It scared the crap out of him how easily Blade walked into danger. His mate wasn’t even batting an eye at the possibility that he may not return. He looked like a warrior standing next to Adwaka. Although this made him proud, it also made him want to beg for his mate to stay and let someone else go in his stead.
“I promise not to get in anyone’s way,” Adwaka pled as he wrung his hands in front of him. The thought of Blade leaving the Lady Blue nearly had him throwing up. “I’ll stay on the shuttle.”
Blade shook his head as he locked the weapons storage unit then looked down at him. Adwaka hated when Blade looked at him that way. He could see the frustration in Blade’s eyes. He had a deep need to please the coyote shifter and obey, but Adwaka was terrified of being left alone.
“You can spend time with Pax and Gigi while I’m away.”
Blade cupped the side of Adwaka’s face, his thumb playing over Adwaka’s cheek. Adwaka leaned into the touch. He needed Blade to stay with him and not go off on some mission on Beta Five, but Adwaka knew the shifter was going to leave him regardless of what he said.
Adwaka didn’t like Blade leaving his side any more than he liked leaving Blade’s. The coyote shifter was the first person he had seen when he opened his eyes in this new place, and he immediately clung to him. They hadn’t stayed glued at the hip, but Adwaka felt the separation deep in his soul every time Blade left him. He was terrified he’d never see Blade again.
Adwaka knew his obsession with Blade was just that—an obsession. Being away from the man almost made him go into panic mode. Blade represented everything that was strong and safe to Adwaka, and he was afraid of losing him.
Adwaka also knew that the feelings that welled up inside of him for Blade were not returned. Blade tolerated him. There wasn’t a soul-deep need inside of Blade to hold him close and never let him go. Blade put up with him because there really wasn’t any other choice.
Adwaka had heard the whispered rumblings between the other crew members of the Lady Blue. He knew he was supposed to be Blade’s mate. He also knew that beyond keeping him safe, Blade had never made a single move toward him. There wasn’t any of the cuddling and closeness he’d seen between the other mated couples on the ship. Blade kept him safe and made sure his basic needs were seen to—and that was it.
The one and only time Adwaka had tried to take things further—a kiss, a simple kiss—Blade had pushed him away and told him no. There had been no explanation for his gesture, but Adwaka wasn’t stupid despite what anyone else might think. Blade didn’t want him like that.
Adwaka was almost surprised that Blade didn’t drop him off on the nearest planet. He assumed it would happen eventually. No one wanted to care for someone long-term without getting something in return, and the only thing Adwaka had to give Blade, Blade didn’t want.
Adwaka sighed and stepped back when Blade started for the door. He trailed behind Blade, wishing with everything in him that he didn’t feel the need to follow the man around like some lost puppy looking for a home. He just couldn’t bring himself to find one that didn’t involve Blade.
“Blade, maybe I ca—”
“No, Adwaka.” Blade turned and reached for Adwaka, drawing him under his arm. “It’s safer for you if you stay here on Lady Blue. I won’t be gone long. I promise.”
“But—” Adwaka clenched his hands when Blade started shaking his head. He had promised himself he wouldn’t beg, but it was on the tip of his tongue to do just that.
Adwaka shivered at the harshly spoken words. He pressed his lips together to keep from begging. He hated feeling needy, especially when it was obvious that Blade didn’t like it. He kept trying to make himself less clingy, but that went right out the window every time he saw the strong shifter. All Adwaka wanted to do was curl up in Blade’s arms and let the world fade away.
Adwaka could feel his mate smiling against his skin. He moaned when Blade rolled him to his stomach, kissing the top of his spine and then leaving a wet trail down his spine as Blade kissed his way down Adwaka’s back.
Adwaka wiggled under his mate as Blade got closer to his mounds. His eyes rolled to the back of his head when Blade inserted a finger into his ass. “Blade,” Adwaka murmured into the pillow.
His mate nipped both cheeks as he added another finger. “I’m punishing you for scaring me.”
Punishment? This was a punishment? Hell, Adwaka was going to run through the ship naked and hit every single damn emergency button if this was going to be his punishment. He stuck his ass out a little further, wanting to feel Blade fuck his ass with those large fingers. Gods, it felt so damn good.
Blade nipped him again.
“What was that for?”
“You’re not supposed to beg for more with your tight little ass.”
“Sorry,” Adwaka said as he jutted his ass higher. He smiled when Blade chuckled. The sound was pure liquid sex.
Adwaka grabbed the bedding when Blade straddled his hips. What in the hell was the crazy coyote doing? Adwaka jerked when he felt Blade’s fingers separate his cheeks, and the blunt head of his cock nudged at Adwaka’s hole.
He bit his bottom lip as Blade’s large cock split him wide open. Adwaka cried out in pleasure as Blade’s cock fully impaled his ass. Adwaka began to pant at the erotic feeling sizzling through his body, making his ass clench, trying his best to keep his mate exactly where he was.
“Ow!” Adwaka jumped when Blade smacked one lone ass cheek. “What was that for?” It didn’t really hurt as much as it stung.
“Your punishment, baby.”
Adwaka closed his eyes and smiled. Blade could use his body however he wanted if he kept making Adwaka feel this good. He bit his bottom lip when another hand landed on the opposite cheek, the sting vibrating throughout his lower half.
“I think you like this,” Blade growled.
“Nu-uh.” Adwaka shook his head as he tried his best to hike his ass higher.
“Yes, you do.” Another hand landed on his bottom. Blade skated his hands up Adwaka’s skin, his fingers tracing every ridge on Adwaka’s back, circling around his shoulder blades and then around his shoulders. Adwaka’s body shuddered at his mate’s touch. His ass clenched a few times with the fullness as Blade’s fingers teased the shell of his ears.
Adwaka could feel Blade’s heart beating with his, beating for him as his nails lightly scraped over Adwaka’s jaw. Adwaka began to pant, never having had someone love him so thoroughly, so gently. Blade leaned forward, his breath tickling the nape of Adwaka’s neck, sending shivers through his blood.
“I love you.” Blade laid a soft kiss on Adwaka’s nape before leaning back. Blade’s fingers ghosted up Adwaka’s arms and then he entwined his large fingers with Adwaka’s smaller ones. Adwaka was blanketed with Blade’s strength as his mate began to move his hips.
“I love you, too, Blade,” Adwaka cried as Blade rocked his hips in a lazy manner. Adwaka could see the punishment now. Blade was going to go so slow that Adwaka was going to lose his mind. Yeah, this was so torturous that Adwaka wasn’t going to fracture another law, ever….right.
Adwaka could feel himself getting lost in Blade as his mate tightened his fingers, thrusting a little harder as he nipped at Adwaka’s flesh. There was no way in hell Adwaka was going to survive this. It felt too good, too surreal.
Adwaka kicked his ankles out, twisting them around Blade’s as he pushed back, meeting Blade’s cock with his ass. Blade was his home, and Adwaka planned on building a fire and curling up inside of his mate.
“My Adwaka, my mate, my ...life.” Blade nipped his skin as he spoke.
Adwaka gasped when his cock began to rub against the bed, giving him the friction he needed and craved. He could feel the large wet spot beneath him and moved faster, trying to reach his release.
Blade bit a little harder. “Slow down.”
Adwaka gulped in air as he nodded, feeling Blade’s cock gliding in and out between his mounds. He shivered, goose bumps speckling his skin as he lifted his head, his lips parting as Blade lapped at Adwaka’s flesh.
“Bite me,” Adwaka begged.
Blade nipped a little harder but didn’t break the skin. Adwaka tilted his head to the side, exposing his shoulder to his mate. Blade growled low as he lapped at Adwaka’s tender skin. His canines scraped from Adwaka’s ear to his shoulder.
Adwaka whimpered. Blade pulled his cock back and then rammed forward as he bit into Adwaka’s giving flesh.