The shifters move into the autumn season with anticipation of upcoming celebrations and thankful for their family and friends around them. But of course, there is always something, or someone, to add a little spice to their lives.
The Autumn Feast anthology features six more shifter stories from some of eXtasy Books’ top authors and follows the lives of those who have previously featured in Spring Fever and Winter Magic. Join them in tales where the fiery color of the leaves may not be the only heat of the season.
Capturing Autumn's Airy Breeze by Charlie Richards
When an air dragon finishes his penance to the king, he can finally track down his mate…but he discovers he’s not the only one looking for him.
Agnoroth knew Kristof Merrill was his mate the second he scented him. Letting him go after holding him in his arms, even for a brief second, had been beyond difficult. Staying away from him for almost eight months to complete his penance to the king was damn near torture. Now Agnoroth is free to find and woo Kristof. His human is understandably wary, considering the first time they’d met Agnoroth had helped kidnap Kristof’s friend. Even with the mate-pull on his side, Kristof resists. Can Agnoroth make up for his lapse in judgment and earn his mate’s trust?
Reader Advisory: This story follows events that happened in Melting his Fiery Heart, part of the Winter Magic anthology."
Halloween Sabotage by Catherine Lievens
Who’s sabotaging the Halloween party?
Griffith’s plan was simple—organize a Halloween party for the kids who live in the shelter where he volunteers. Roark would have bowed out of it, but he couldn’t let Armand organize it, not if they wanted all the kids to be in one piece by the end of the night, and the shelter not to be one fire.
First, there’s a flood, then a fire. North is sure someone is sabotaging the party, but who, and why? And will the council assassins be able to keep the party going, or will the kids be sorely disappointed?"
Harvest Blessings by Liza Kay
In Paw’s Cove, every season has a reason for joy…
When Kirill mated with Alpha Andrei Bazin, little did he realize his organizational skills would be put to the test! While Andrei is occupied with training his enforcers, speaking with prospective clan members, and overseeing construction of new houses for the growing clan, Kirill finds himself at the helm of the Paw’s Cove Harvest Festival and Feast. Daunted barely describes how Kirill is feeling—overwhelmed and inadequate may be closer to the mark.
Kirill’s gung-ho assistant is wearing him down with her enthusiasm for the upcoming event, and she’s also bringing out his insecurities about his place in the pack. Add to that the impending birth of Kirill and Andrei’s first child, carried by Andrei’s cousin Mary, who graciously offered to be their surrogate, and Kirill has a whole lot on his mind and on his plate.
Kirill and Andrei are finding it difficult to have alone time what with all the various demands being placed on them. But they have to hold it together, for the sake of the clan and for their unborn child. More than an annual festival, this harvest blessing will bring a joy like no other."
Quintessence by Suede Delray
Hamish and Liam are looking for peace, but two immortal beings have other plans.
After a traumatic experience in Yemen, Liam is tormented by bad memories. The couple come to settle in a small New England town, where Hamish believes Liam can heal. When strange things begin happening and two unexpected guests arrive, their plans are thrown to the Autumn wind. An Angel and a demon, with a history of their own, are in battle for Hamish's soul, and with each other.
Red Run Ruckus by Lynn Michaels
When pushed to the brink of extinction, you stand and fight—even if you’re a red deer shifter.
An extended search for more red deer shifters results in some success and a celebration of Mabon, the fall equinox, and a great feast at Donner's estate. But when the feast is attacked by the wolves, Donner is ready to fight back and defend his family at all cost. But Rory, his mate, won’t let Donner take on the wolves alone.
Say Yes by Deja Black
A wolf with trust issues who’s afraid of saying yes to wedded bliss and a goblin who wants to put a ring on it. What’s a goblin to do?
It’s time for the Autumn Feast, a time for celebration, a time for a goblin to finally convince his wolf to marry him. Well, that’s what Calyx Akiyama is hoping for, and all the sanctuary with him.
What will it take for Trey Bowden to say yes? How about a war?"