[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove Collection: Alternative, Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves, Bondage, MM, HEA]
In His Enemy Lover, the humans are tired of living in fear of the vampires. Hawke West, a skilled assassin, is sent on a mission to kidnap any important member of a rich vampire house in the hopes of finally starting an open war instead of allowing the vampires to pick them off. The problem is that the vampire he kidnaps is the very one who freed him from slavery as a child, and now he finds himself not only protecting him from his vampire-hating village, but also falling for him. William Delany was running from an arranged marriage when Hawke came back into his life. Though their former relationship was of a master and servant, they were still children together, and he hasn't forgotten the man, and Hawke has become very handsome indeed. Now, Will's only concern is whether he should escape or stay with Hawke where his future, and the length of his life, will be uncertain.
In In Bed with the Vampire Assassin, Anderson Collins was kidnapped by a band of mercenaries hired by the vampires. They want to send a message for all the men his friend killed. He never thought he would be rescued by a vampire, or that he would be an assassin formerly employed by the very vampires out for revenge. Noir Fenrir is officially done taking orders. His former employers tried to kill him, so he will make sure they don't get what they want. Unfortunately, he didn't get away before he was poisoned. He needs a healer, and the handsome human he saved knows where he can find one. But Anderson is no human. He's a werewolf, and things get complicated when he mates with Noir. Despite the fact that they have every reason to distrust each other, they have to rely on each other in order to survive, and it would be difficult for any mated couple to not fall in love with those odds.
Marcy Jacks is a Siren-exclusive author.
HIS ENEMY LOVER
“I know you,” the man said.
His gloved hand came up from where they had been tightly gripping Will’s arms, and he gently cupped his cheeks. Will flinched a little as the man’s thumbs brushed away some of the dirt and dried blood that had collected on his cheeks, but he wasn’t being rough about it. If anything, he was trying to be gentle.
Will wasn’t about to risk that this was some kind of trick, a ploy that was in the beginning stages of making him trust his captor.
“William? William Delany?” the man finally asked.
Will’s eyes widened. He tried to step back, but then the man’s hands went to his arms again, and the grip was tight once more.
“I’m right, it is you,” he said, and then undid the gag and pulled it out from between Will’s lips.
Will spat out some more of the dirt that was still stuck on his tongue and between his teeth. He knew he was going to be feeling that terrible sensation of tiny, popping rocks whenever he spoke for the next little while.
“Who are you?”
The assassin hesitated. Will never thought he would be alive to get the chance to ask an assassin anything. That was sort of the point. They were meant to kill before the target even knew they were there.
Finally, the man reached up and pulled the mask off of his face, revealing himself.
Will’s heart went into overdrive, and he actually had some trouble breathing. The darkest eyes he’d ever seen stared down at him expectantly. He’d seen them only once before and never thought in a million years that he would be fortunate enough to see them again.
He was older, thirteen years older, and so much more handsome than the dirty boy Will recalled, but it was definitely him. Even all the years and the addition of a well-trimmed beard couldn’t hide it. “You.”
The man gave him a crooked grin, and his blue eyes seemed mischievous and playful. “Yeah, me. Been a while, hasn’t it?”
He didn’t have a name, back when he was just a slave boy in William’s father’s house. Everyone had just called him Boy. That was the way it was. He’d worked in the kitchens, stayed out from underfoot, and was often brought in whenever someone wanted to feed from him. Even William had tasted from his vein before.
But he’d been just a child then as well. He hadn’t known any better, that what he’d been doing was wrong.
They had been the same age, as far as Will was able to tell. Of course, malnutrition could have made the large man before him seem much smaller than he was at the time. Will guessed them both to be about ten years old by the time the servant boy had tried to make his escape.
And Will had let him go, all those years ago.
“What’s your name?” William asked. He had to know. By now he must have taken a name for himself.
“Hawke,” Will said, testing it out on his tongue. Then he looked down at the dead guards before looking back up into Hawke’s nearly black eyes. “I guess it fits. You are a predator now.”
“Only to vampires,” he said, his face twisting into a frown. “You’re coming with me.”
Will dug his heels into the ground when Hawke tried to lead him away, his terror suddenly returning full force as it occurred to him that Hawke would not be his savior now as Will had been to him back then. “Wait, where are you taking me?”
“Away from here. My clan needs a hostage, and from what those guards were talking about, you’re still more than valuable.”
“A hostage? For what? What clan?”
“That’s enough talking for you,” Hawke said, and then the gag came back.
Will ducked his head around, but then Hawke produced the knife again. “There’s silver on this blade. I’m warning you. Hold still.”
He meant it, too. His eyes were hard, and if Will kept on struggling against him, or if he called out and tried to run, Hawke would chase him down and cut him.
“Why are you doing this? I saved your life,” Will said, then the gag was shoved into his mouth and tied around his head, and he could no longer speak with his mouth full of the material, and the tie preventing him from spitting it out.
“That was years ago. If anything, you owed me that, considering the blood you stole from me, and the shitty life I was living right under your command.”
Will was only a child then. It hadn’t been under his command and Hawke should know that. He wanted to argue those points, but couldn’t now that he was bound and gagged.
Hawke turned away from him for only a second, just long enough to put his mask back on, and Will, the coward that he was, was too afraid to try tackling the man, or running while he wasn’t looking.
He’d seen what Hawke had done to his father’s guards, and he didn’t want to end up dead out here. He didn’t want to end up dead anywhere. He was only twenty-three, for God’s sake.
“All right, come on,” Hawke said, and then did something completely crazy. It happened so fast that Will didn’t even have the chance to prepare for it. Hawke bent down at the knees, looped his arms around Will’s legs, and then put his shoulder at Will’s stomach.
He lifted Will up and onto his shoulder, and the ground leaving his feet like that was so startling that Will made a distressed sound through his gag.
“Try to be quiet and try not to move. I don’t want to drop you,” he said.
Will had no idea what he was talking about until Hawke started climbing the trees, and he knew without a shadow of a doubt that this could be no ordinary human he was dealing with.
Will shivered at the sensation of cold and slick lubricant, or what Hawke was using as lubricant, being smeared and rubbed against his asshole. It took a second before it warmed up on his skin, and when it did, he sighed. He’d lifted his knees up and spread his legs wider, and now Hawke’s fingertips weren’t just touching him, they were sinking inside him, preparing him, and all the while the other man had a look of absolute, beautiful concentration on his face.
It was lovely as fucking hell.
“Bet you never thought you’d be in bed with a vampire,” Will said.
Hawke’s wolfish grin never left his face. Maybe he should have named himself after the wolves instead. It would have been so much more fitting.
“Bet you never thought you’d be in bed with a human.”
“You got me there,” Will said, panting as the sensation of those fingers inside of him got to be too much.
Hawke hooked his fingers inside of him, searching for his prostate, and then like a tracker dog he found it. Will’s eyes flew wide and for a split second he couldn’t see as he turned his face against his arm and bit down on his skin. Not hard enough to break the flesh, but it did stifle his moan and help to center him.
Hawke had mentioned the possibility of other hired hands coming in here if there was too much noise, and there was no way Will was taking the risk of this being interrupted.
He was just starting to really wish the man would hurry up. He was apparently one of the few in the world who had some real patience when it came to his lovemaking, but then he felt the fingers gently pull out and the blunt head of Hawke’s dick pressing against his pucker.
“Ready?” Hawke asked, shifting into a more comfortable position.
“If you wait any longer, I will have to start making a serious effort to get out of these ropes, and then I’ll have to ravish you.”
“We’ll try that later. I seriously doubt you can get free of any ropes I’ve tied.”
Smug prick. “Just―”
He didn’t get the chance to finish what he was about to say as Hawke pushed forward, sinking himself inside of Will.
It had been way too long since he’d done this. The wonderful burn, and the sheer fucking pleasure of it was so much that he nearly came like he was still eighteen.
Hawke must have seen this, because he reached down and took hold of his cock, gripping it at the base as he held still and stared down at him.
“Do you have a hair trigger in there or what?”
Will’s body was bowstring tight, and he glared up at Hawke, not daring to move or say anything just in case that would be enough to make him come.
Hawke gripped him, but that apparently was not enough to keep himself from moving for very long. He started to slowly cant his hips. He bit his lips together and moaned softly as his eyes fell shut.
That was so not helping Will to keep from spilling his load, but he had to admit it was good. The combination of the sight of the man above him, as well as the moving cock inside of him, was still working to make him feel like he was having the best sex of his life, only Hawke’s hand was making sure that it wasn’t about to end prematurely.
“That’s good,” Will moaned. When Hawke had tied his hands, he’d left enough slack in the ropes that he could still move them just a little, and he grabbed the frame and gripped it tight as Hawke touched his prostate deep inside him on his next thrust.
That time he’d forgotten to bite down on his arm to keep from moaning too loudly, but Hawke no longer seemed to notice as he started to move like a man possessed. His thrusts were so hard and fast that, had Will not been gripping the frame of the cot, he would have been pushed upward, and then his wrists would really start to hurt from the ropes.
He couldn’t keep himself quiet, especially when Hawke finally released his dick and put his hands on either side of Will’s head and just moved like a wild animal in heat.
IN BED WITH THE VAMPIRE ASSASSIN
“So you just decided to help out of the goodness of your heart?” Anderson asked, not believing that for a second, and then something else clicked in his head. “Why would they even take me? I’m nothing. I can’t even take care of the dogs, and on my good days I can only feed the animals on the farm. The little animals, too.”
“Because of your knee?”
Anderson hadn’t thought it was that obvious. Maybe he’d walked with a bit of a limp and a master assassin would have noticed it. “Yeah,” he admitted, his face heating up.
Noir nodded. “You were to simply be a message from the vampires to your village. A warning. Others would have come, and likely they still will, but the Fenrir house is still expecting a prisoner of some kind to arrive soon.”
Anderson shivered at the calm and collected way that husky voice said those awful words. He wondered if Noir was purposely talking like this to scare him.
“What would they have done to me?” he asked.
Noir shrugged. “I don’t know. They might’ve kept you as a blood slave. They might’ve cut off some of your fingers, or maybe even a larger appendage. Maybe they would have sold you a few times to earn back the money they lost when they paid for their assassins.”
The fact that he’d mentioned that Anderson could have been sold more than once told him just what the vampires would have been selling him as.
Vampires weren’t just into the blood trade. Human trafficking was also a big factor in their wealth. There were always the vampires overseas who wanted nice, healthy humans to drink from and fuck.
How close he’d come to never seeing the people of his village again suddenly hit him hard, and despite how Noir seemed to care nothing at all for all of this, regardless of his help, Anderson found himself coming to stand closer to the man, feeling more protected the nearer he stood.
“I will take you back to your village. Where are you from?” Noir asked.
He really shouldn’t tell him. This could be a trap. Something designed for Anderson to lead a vampire straight into his village.
Then again, clearly the men he killed had already known where it was, and if Noir was lying and still working for a nest of vampires who wanted some fresh humans in their cellars, then he could have questioned the men before killing them. Or even taken them.
He hadn’t. He hadn’t taken them because he was the only one there, and one man, vampire or not, did not have the power to force that many humans to follow him.
So Anderson told him where he was from and the village name just in case he’d heard of it.
It was a long shot, but surprisingly, Noir knew the place.
“The West Village? The place where Hawke lives?”
Anderson was shocked that the man had known about it, but even more so that he knew Hawke.
Hawke didn’t run the village. His father did while he went out hunting and killing vampires with that unnatural stamina he had.
Anderson nodded. “Then, it’s safe for you to take me back?”
Noir made a sound that was somewhere between a laugh and a cynical snort. “I would hardly say that. I respect Hawke as a warrior, though. He has honor and is very brave. I assume he is still taking care of Will?”
Suddenly, Anderson knew why Noir’s name tickled the nerves of a forgotten memory in his brain. “You were part of the group that attacked my village,” he said, stepping away.
“Yes, and all of my men were killed in the attack,” Noir said, scowling at him. “We thought it was a rescue mission, but Will made it clear to me that he wished to stay, and I did not want to enslave him to the family I worked for.”
Anderson stopped moving backward, but he didn’t stop staring at Noir.
“So, you’re a good vampire then, right? If you know Hawke and you both have an understanding. Kind of.”
“I’m as good as I will ever be, human,” Noir said, and suddenly he was looking at Anderson with a whole lot of interest. “I will be good enough to tell you that I am sorry for what I am about to do to you, since I know humans tend to not like this being forced on them.”
Anderson didn’t get the chance to run or scream before he was caught up in Noir’s arms. The man had a grip like a vise on his shoulder and the back of his head, his fingers gripping Anderson’s hair so tightly he thought the vampire was trying to pull it out.
Then he was frozen in fear as he looked up into those mismatched eyes, but there was no malice there, only a sort of worrisome regret.
His voice was soft and apologetic. Anderson had heard that some vampires had the power of hypnosis, and until now he’d always assumed that to be an old wives’ tale. He was sure getting sucked into those eyes now, and the warmth of Noir’s breath on his face, and his mouth so close, like they were about to kiss, made Anderson hold completely still.
“I need the strength to heal if I am to take you home, and I need to replenish the blood I lost as well.”
Anderson gasped as he felt Noir’s lips, surprisingly soft and pliant despite the scar, press an openmouthed kiss to the side of his neck, and then he grunted with the pain of the bite.
Anderson was hard, and he moaned low and long, his hips thrusting against Noir’s hand as he gently squeezed his palm around the shaft.
Anderson was gripping him now like he was a lifeline. His fingers dug into the back of Noir’s scalp, and when Noir opened his eyes, he noted that Anderson had his tightly shut.
Well, he was still grateful that the man was touching him, let alone they were about to take this even further. If Anderson didn’t want to look at him while they fucked, then he would not hold it against the other man.
He didn’t want to, but Noir pulled his mouth away from Anderson’s, inadvertently making a light smacking sound as their lips parted. “Your knee,” he said, looking down at the joint. “How should we do this?”
He was ashamed to admit to himself that there was a rather large part of him that was terrified that simply asking a question like that would make Anderson think about just why he should not be doing this, rather than why he should, but Anderson had no second thoughts.
“I guess on my side. It’s already starting to hurt again kneeling like this, but you did a good job of making me forget about it.”
His lewd smile as he thrust again into Noir’s hand went straight to his cock, and he moaned, wanting so much to get Anderson out of those damned pants.
“This really is not becoming of me. I usually have more control than this,” Noir said. It got increasingly hotter as he pulled himself out of his heat-resistant clothing, but just like he assured Anderson before, he did not catch fire, and whatever discomfort he felt against his skin was more than worth it to watch Anderson lie back and shimmy out of the last of his clothing.
“That means I’m good at making you lose control?” the other man asked.
“You are a wretched little tease. Do you know that?”
“You’re the first person to ever say that to me, actually.”
That made Noir pause for one second while he was in the act of going through his pockets. He smiled back at the other man, attempting to convey just how much fun he was going to have with his body with just a look. “Good. See to it that it stays that way.”
He finally found what he was searching for in another one of the pockets along the leg of his pants, and then folded them neatly back up before handing them to Anderson.
“Put those under your head.”
“We’re using your clothes as a pillow?” Anderson asked, but did as he was told anyway.
Noir just couldn’t bear the thought of dirtying that lovely hair the man had. “We don’t have to roll around like complete animals. We’ll need cleaning afterward, but this way you won’t have to press your face into the ground.”
“There’s nothing in the pockets that I can stab myself with, though, is there? You do carry around a lot of pointy things.”
“Yes, and they are all right there.” Noir pointed to the small pile of blades and darts and other items he’d pulled from his pockets while searching for the right vial. He was pleased that Anderson had still thought to ask him about his weapons, however, even if Noir had already removed them.
It proved the man was capable of thinking through certain situations, and he would not need his hand to be held during the rest of their journey.
“Oh,” Anderson said, and then shifted onto his side, resting his head on the makeshift pillow Noir had given him. Then he suddenly looked up and took note of the vial that Noir had. His smile was a catty one. “You carry lube around with you?”
Noir rolled his eyes. “This is a gel for first aid. It seals small- to medium-sized cuts and scrapes and prevents infection.”
“Then why do you look like you’re getting ready to put it in my ass?”
Noir smiled and took hold of Anderson’s hand, placing some of the gel onto his fingers. “This is why. It’s slick.”
Anderson rubbed his fingers together and then grinned back up at him. “I guess you wouldn’t have gotten far in your career choice if you didn’t think of extra uses for all your toys.”
He had that right, not like it mattered how far Noir had climbed the ladder of assassins in the end, anyway.
“Lift your leg a bit. Good, now relax,” Noir said.
He helped to keep Anderson’s leg off the ground just enough so that he had better access to his asshole. It was entirely unfair how that part of him was beautiful as well. Every inch of the man was exquisite, and yet he walked around and talked like he didn’t know that.
Either way, Noir wasn’t about to press his luck on the issue. He brought his fingers to Anderson’s pucker and pressed a slick finger inside.
The man naturally tightened up against the intrusion, and the entire time Noir kept an eye on his face, searching for any signs of discomfort.
There were none, and soon enough Anderson sighed and his body relaxed, allowing Noir to push his finger into him up to his knuckle.
Noir added a second, and his dick and balls pulsed with impatience at how tight the man was. “I cannot wait to be inside you, filling you, coming in you,” he said.
“Yeah,” Anderson agreed, and then he pushed back against the fingers that were stretching him.
Noir wouldn’t put his cock inside that tight heat just yet. He desperately wanted to, but he would die before he ever allowed anyone to think he was an inconsiderate lover. He may be ugly, but he knew how to please his partners in bed, and part of that involved finding the prostate before getting down to anything else.
He pushed his fingers farther inside, scissoring them and stretching while he searched.
To his credit, Anderson was being patient with him. Sort of. “That’s nice,” he moaned, and his fingers gripped the grass, pulling out some of the blades as he searched for something to hang onto. “Fuck me, please.”