When Devros learned the truth about his lynx companion, he did the unthinkable and rejected his mate. Galen deserved better than to be bound to dragon with no honor. Yet the witch would not give up without a fight. After Galen nearly died to save him, Devros realized that his mate was what was most important. But it may be too late, for Galen disappears after he recovers.
When Galen woke from the healing sleep he knew his past had caught up with him. To protect the mate he loves, he had gone to the human’s lands to confront that past, once and for all. He never expected Devros to come after him, risking his life if he were to be discovered, much less be so determined to claim him.
Now Galen is in a race to get Devros back to the safety of their home. But once they’re there, he must face that the greatest danger to his mate might be the secret that Galen has vowed to keep.
But secrets have a way of coming out. When Devros is captured, Galen realizes he might not be able to protect his mate, no matter what he is willing to do.
Trigger Warning: Main character has memories of sexual violence.
A finger traced down my spine, leaving a trail of pleasure as it wandered lower, teasing the crease between my buttocks. My eyes flew open as I rolled over to see Galen grinning at me.
“I was beginning to think you would never wake.”
I raised my hand to brush at his hair, the blond and grey striped strands soft to the touch. I threaded my fingers through the flowing locks. “You should have tried harder.”
With a snort of laughter, Galen shoved me onto my back, his lean, naked body luminous in the moonlight as he straddled my thighs. “Speaking of hard—“ His hand cupped my ballocks, pulling strongly enough to make my stiff cock jerk upwards.
A low moan escaped me.
He grinned wickedly, his cat eyes gleaming as he moved up my body until he could slide his erection against mine. His hands braced against my chest as he moved in a slow, sinuous rhythm that had me drowning in pleasure.
Unable to keep myself still, I grasped the back of his neck, pulling him down, so I could take his mouth in a tender kiss. Licking delicately at his warm, soft lips, until he opened and I could slip inside his mouth. Our tongues tangled together as our cocks rubbed against each other harder until I was near to begging.
He pulled away, just far enough to stare down into my eyes. The passion in his gaze fading as the smile faded. His voice turned serious as the back of his fingers grazed my cheek. “If you want me you are going to have to take me.”
I looked up at him, my eyes wide as I stammered, the somberness in his gaze had a hard knot forming in my belly.. “W—hat?”
As the world darkened Galen’s features disappeared, the only thing I could see in the growing blackness was his shining eyes. “Will you fight for me, Devros?”
I tried to catch him to me as his voice grew fainter. “Galen!”
“Will you fight for me?”
“Galen!” My own shout woke me from the dream as I grabbed for a man who was not there.
I did not even consider sleeping again. There was an urgency screaming through my mind and I had to find him. It made no sense but I knew he needed me. Hurriedly, I packed my things and prayed to my god and Galen’s goddess. “Please Drakos, Hecate. Help me find him!”
As soon as I stood a breeze brought me his scent, stronger than I had ever smelled before. “Thank you.” I took off in a dead run.
And tried to not think of metallic edge to his scent that made me remember his blood coating my hands.