The shifters make plans for a summer to remember but all best-laid plans of mice and shifters often go awry. And that is certainly the case in the final six stories from some of eXtasy Books’ top authors. Follow the lives of those who have previously featured in Spring Fever, Winter Magic and Autumn Feast. Join them for a final fling where the summer heat will cause havoc for our heroes.
Crashing the Summer Barbecue By Charlie Richards
The dragon king sees how Fate has smiled on a number of his subjects and seeks a little of that for himself.
King Leortis is no fool. As soon as he notices how a group of human friends all mated with dragons, he’s interested. After all, he’s been looking for his mate for almost two thousand years. Leortis drops in on one of the dragons unannounced—Agnoroth—and crashes his barbeque. His keen insight pays off. When Leortis meets the human Cardin Robinson, he knows he’s the one. Unfortunately, the cute redhead is struggling with self-esteem after discovering his boyfriend cheating on him—soon to be ex, as far as Leortis is concerned. Between getting rid of a cheating boyfriend and dealing with unrest with his family, can Leortis woo his jaded mate and bring him home?
Reader Advisory: This story follows events that happened in Capturing Autumn’s Airy Breeze, part of the Autumn Feast anthology.
Dark Night of the Soul By Suede Delray
The Dark Lord has been patient. It is time for Amish to come home.
After Amish pressures Liam to take a week off from his medical practice to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, an impromptu road trip results. Without any clear destination, Amish and Liam decide to leisurely explore the beautiful state of Vermont, taking in the sites along the way. They have no way of knowing that their summer vacation is leading them to a strange, other-earthly town, where a cruel and final destiny awaits.
The Dark Lord has been patient. He has indulged Amish in his existential crisis to live as a mortal man on earth with his lover, Liam Macdonald. Now, it is time for Amish to return home and resume his predestined responsibilities as Lord of the World in Between.
Beta's Choice By Liza Kay
A past flame threatens to turn Hazel Woods into a blazing inferno…
Phoenix Jones wants more than anything to receive Juri Vasiliev’s mating bite. But when it comes to Juri, Phoenix is a big softy and never demands or complains.
As Phoenix’s beta, Juri takes on more and more of Phoenix’s responsibilities. But his desire to help his lover is being seen as a sign of weakness in Phoenix. The clan is starting to question Phoenix’s alpha status.
Fires begun in a nearby clan have spread to Hazel Woods. With an arsonist on their hands, Juri and Phoenix have to balance their personal lives with what is best for the clan… and hope their relationship can survive the pressure.
Beyond the Veil By Deja Black
Tengu Goblin High Lords don’t have mates. Or do they?
Haru Akiyama is the Tengu Goblin High Lord, protector of the forest and the Shugenja people—keepers of the earth magic. His purpose has always been to guard, never to love, and never to mate.
No one told that to a wolf named Kindling Bowden, who sees Haru and knows in an instant that he’s found the keeper of his heart.
Can a determined wolf show his goblin he’s worthy of love, or will he go home empty-handed?
Red Run Royal By Lynn Michaels
The deer are getting ready to celebrate Litha, the summer solstice. It’s a time to honor the space between earth and the heavens and worship the sun in all its glory. But this year there’s a lot more to celebrate.
The hinds are pregnant, as well as Rory, the herd is growing, and the wolf threat is in decline. But there’s one member of the herd who’s not happy.
The prince, Finley, is all grown up but left without a mate.
Summer Trouble By Catherine Lievens
It’s summer, and the assassins are overheating.
There’s no power in town, and that means no AC in the warehouse where the assassins live. With so many people sharing a living space, things are getting out of hand, and they need to find a way out of the oven their home has become.
And they do, until they realize someone snuck in and they must find them before something bad happens.