Kaden has always dreamt of cooking. His family scoffs at his wish to help out the war effort and think he’s wasting himself joining a pack.
Gage is the Alpha of his pack and loves his mate Russ with everything he has. But, although the beta wolf loves him back, Gage isn’t Russ’ mate. In a quirk of nature, their bond is one-sided and while Gage holds as tightly as he can, he can feel his lover slipping away.
Russ loves his Alpha, but a piece of him always longs for what could be. He doesn’t want to hurt his lover-but how much better would life be if he could have a mate of his own?
Three men with different goals discover the difference between love and mating and how sometimes what you want may not necessarily what you need.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Love He Squirreled Away
Stew or spouse? It is the dilemma werewolf Soren fights upon taking squirrel-shifter Daniel as his mate. His duty as an Alpha forces him to keep his mate a secret while his heart and his beast demand to claim Daniel. Daniel has always feared getting too close to others since a lethal disease branded him as an outcast for his kind. He dares to make an exception for Soren, despite Soren's difficult situation. Surpassing his feelings of inadequacy is a challenge, even if he knows Soren would never betray their bond. But just as Daniel starts to make new friends within the pack, there are other forces at work that do not agree to the two men's mating. A vicious attack on Soren's loved ones is pinned on Daniel, and all loyalties begin to be questioned. How long will Daniel be allowed to keep his role as Soren's spouse?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Lynx Who Claimed the Sun
Heartthrob or hot wings? For lynx-shifter Garth Mckenna, hummingbird Nicolas is both. Without a doubt, Nicolas couldn't be hotter if he tried. He is Garth's sun, his love, and his unexpected mate. Between such different men, finding a middle ground is never easy. When Garth's two sons reject Nicolas, Garth is torn between his boys and his mate. He does not know what to do and what to believe. Nicolas doesn't remember his past, and he has kept what little he does know a secret from his new friends. Garth brings love to his life, and he is hurt when Garth's sons refuse his affection. However, sometimes, the sun is too scorching even for its children. Nicolas's mysterious past emerges to threaten his loved ones, and it might eclipse all his hopes for the future. It is up to Garth to save them from perpetual darkness.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Swan Who Flew After a Wolf
Mate or mistake? Twenty years back, werewolf Anson lost his first love to another man. Now, he realizes his true mate is actually his ex’s son, swan-shifter Reed. He knows that no one would ever believe his feelings for Reed are real. Wishing to protect Reed from the inevitable fallout, Anson restrains himself from claiming the swan. Reed is disheartened by his mate’s refusal, his spirit and self-confidence destroyed by his fears. He knows Anson no longer loves Reed’s father, but the rejection hurts him deeply. Anson’s injury in a previous expedition makes both men realize life is too short for doubts. They surrender to their desires, but Reed’s family doesn’t trust their unexpected bond. And then, a new interfering factor appears, the werewolf’s son, one Anson didn’t even know existed. When the boy’s mother insists Anson is really her mate, can the couple survive the challenges thrown their way?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Wolf Who Fought for His Soul Mate
Claim or cower? Tainted by his mother's machinations, Paris Marrow blames himself for her actions and seeks redemption. The only one who believes in him is his mate, Jace Wade. However, Jace is all too aware of Paris's emotional vulnerability and is reluctant to force Paris into a connection he might not be ready for. At the same time, Paris feels unworthy of the other wolf's affection, the mistreatment and loneliness of his childhood overcoming his sense of self-respect. Even as the two wolves bond, their future remains threatened by their past. Paris and Jace embark on a quest to find Paris's mother and her warlock ally. But the warlock's plan is far more sinister than any of them expected. Paris will have to face his own fears, and fight for his soul mate. Can he find the necessary strength? Can Jace's love wipe away the doubts and pain in Paris's soul?
Amber Kell - The Wizard & The Werewolf
When his sister's mate, Cyrus, asks Peter to harbor his brother, Peter isn't expecting a bad boy wizard to show up at his door. He's also unprepared for Justin to be the mate Peter has searched for his entire life. Wizards and werewolves don't get along. Justin needs a place to crash where no one will look. With a psychotic wizard on his trail and a powerful artifact in his possession, the best hiding spot is the least likely. Who'll come searching in the middle of a wolf pack? Now all Justin has to do is resist a sexy wolf and he may escape with his heart intact.
Amber Kell - Keeping Dallas
Sometimes secrets have to be exposed in order to capture something worth keeping. Torn between two alphas, Dallas has to decide if he is willing to give up his position in the pack to keep his human master happy. Born a submissive wolf shifter, Dallas has dreamt of finding the perfect mate. Unfortunately, none of the other shifters attract him as much as his sexy Laurence. Laurence is riddled with guilt over the secrets he keeps from his beautiful sub. He wants Dallas for a long time to come, but he’s nervous about exposing his inner abilities to a man who he loves but might not be able to trust. Two men with secrets have to learn to give a little in order to keep the one they love.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Half-Breed Who Found His Other Half
Wolf or ram? Incubus or Sidhe? Isaac and Chantay have always faced the prejudice behind these questions. Their lives are continuous battles. But one fateful meeting changes the course of their destinies forever. Isaac Wade has many people who love him. Even so, he knows none of them grasp the pain of being torn between two conflicting natures. He starts to believe that no one ever will, but he is proven wrong when his path crosses that of Chantay Arceneau. For Chantay, meeting Isaac is a surprise, one he doesn't know how to deal with. All his life, he has struggled to suppress his incubus instincts, and the sexual chemistry between him and Isaac threatens to shatter those walls. Just as unexpected circumstances cause Isaac and Chantay to mate, new enemies emerge, threatening their budding relationship. Can love defeat the prejudice and hatred trying to pry the couple apart?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Lynx Who Purred for a Sidhe Prince
Ally or admirer? When lynx shifter Corbin Mckenna falls for Sidhe prince Winter Tomacelli, he doesn't expect being forced into a political marriage. What is more important-the happiness of two men in love, or the safety of two peoples? Years ago, Winter lost his parents to an assassination, and he knows that now, the duty to protect the Sidhe falls on his shoulders. Secretly, he is happy when a wedding with Corbin Mckenna is suggested as a solution to improve diplomatic relations between shifters and Sidhe. With one kiss, Corbin is capable of turning his entire body into flame and sweeping him off his feet. But Winter fears what a bond with him will entail for Corbin. He fears losing Corbin, like he lost his parents. To survive, their love will have to fight their duty, and an unexpected outside threat that could kill Winter. What will their future bring?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Seahorse Who Loved the Wrong Lynx
Best friend or beloved? All his life, seahorse Layton believed he loved lynx shifter Corbin. But when his body and heart reach out to Corbin's brother, Preston, instead, he is left in absolute confusion, humiliated and afraid of his own emotions. For years, Preston has known Layton is his mate. The only thing more painful than his mate choosing his brother over him is the knowledge of Layton's pain at Corbin's rejection. But then, his friendship with Layton suddenly becomes more. The knowledge that it could still be a one-time thing hurts more than Layton's platonic affection ever did. When, as a result of their passionate encounter, Layton becomes pregnant, erratic emotions explode. What will happen when the reason behind Layton's confusion is revealed? Can Preston and Layton overcome the threat on their hearts, lives, and families?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Vampire Who Thirsted for a Wolf
Blood slave or bonded? It is a question that has hounded vampire Kaname Yamamoto since he first saw werewolf Derek Wade. In all his years as an elder, he's never experienced such a powerful pull toward anyone. But is their connection just lust, or something more? Derek's duty as an Alpha's son binds him, keeping him from exploring his feelings for Kaname. But he cannot resist his desires, and as he returns into Kaname's embrace, he realizes he doesn't even want to. For the first time in his life, he opens his heart and trusts someone with his innermost vulnerabilities. Even as the two struggle to balance a relationship in a world that still frowns on vampire-shifter cooperation, the tentative alliance between the species is shattered by an unexpected attack. Old wounds are stirred, and Derek's relationship with Kaname is threatened. Can their bond withstand the weight of divided loyalties?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Warlock Who Hungered for a Demon
Disgrace or devotion? Plagued by the choices in his past, warlock Noah Hall cannot allow himself to claim Rhys Whitaker, the man-the incubus-he loves. He sees himself as a killer, having played a significant part in his own father's death. Torn between shame, reason, and desire, Noah lingers in a platonic friendship that hurts them both, but that neither of them is willing to abandon. Rhys has loved and desired Noah since the very moment he met the warlock. He knows that Noah is his other half, but when the other man rejects him, Rhys can do nothing else but respect Noah's wishes. When Noah's dark secret comes out, Rhys is crushed. In the midst of a conflict between races, their fragile relationship threatens to be overcome. Can Noah let go of his doubts and protect his mate? Can Rhys heal Noah's wounds in time to save them both?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Pixie Who Played With a Sidhe King
Spy or soulmate? When pixie Kieve shows up in the life of Sidhe king Sterling Tomacelli, he comes with a purpose and an agenda of his own. Even aware of his duty and believing his mate to be another, Sterling can’t help but be drawn to the pixie. And then, an attack on Sterling’s home reveals a growing conspiracy, but also the truth of their emotions. Unfortunately, Sterling’s problems are just beginning. As the conspiracy unfolds, their friends are gradually struck down. Chaos ensues, and Sterling finds himself facing an unexpected threat from his own heart and one from his own past. It will be up to Sterling and Kieve to mend what was broken. But against all odds, against a force so much more powerful than the two of them, can they really succeed? Or are they just pawns to be sacrificed in a game with no rules?
Kim Dare - The Mark of an Alpha
Dominance and submission mean different things to werewolves than to humans. Once Marsdon and Bennett try things the human way nothing can ever be the same for them again. Werewolf tradition is very clear. The alpha pair is the corner stone of the pack. Equality between the alphas is everything. Alphas mate with alphas. Human leather clubs work to different rules. Dominants mate with submissives. Power is exchanged freely and for the ultimate pleasure of all. Sometimes the most alpha men in the club find happiness with the most omega men. And sometimes the omegas are more than they first appear to be. A wolf might be able to hide his identity and play anonymously in those clubs for a little while, but he can't ignore reality forever. Marsdon and Bennett have lives to get back to, they have packs to return to...they have wolfen traditions to follow. They have just one more night together before they have to lose each other forever. All they can do now, is make the most of it.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Demon Who Fed on a Shark
Darling or dinner? For incubus Alexis, shark-shifter Morgan is both, and so much more. But when Alexis is severely disfigured, Morgan also becomes a dream beyond his reach. After all, Alexis is a sex demon. The only thing he has to offer is his beauty, and with that gone, so is Morgan's incentive to stay by his side. Morgan knows how hard it was for Alexis to surpass the trauma of his scarring. His love for Alexis goes beyond appearances. Torn between his natural instinct to claim his mate and the desire to protect fragile Alexis, he refuses to leave the incubus. But there are still those who don't agree with the coupling between a shifter and a magical creature, and Alexis still has many secrets to reveal. Can Morgan convince Alexis of his own worth, or will they be parted by their own fears and the machinations of others?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Shark Who Rode a Seahorse
Sushi or soul mate? What a ridiculous question. There is no doubt in shark-shifter Byron's mind that what he feels for seahorse Skylar is genuine. But Byron is well aware of the difference between them. He is a monster, and that puts sweet-natured Skylar out of his reach. In his fear of hurting Skylar, he pushes the seahorse away. But when Skylar is attacked, Byron knows he cannot stay away from Skylar anymore. Skylar has always been searching for his soul mate, that special person he would share his life and innocence with. When he meets Byron, he instantly feels the bond between them. In Byron's power and forcefulness, he finds an anchor. But even as they attempt to build a life together, there are still many challenges ahead. When Skylar unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Byron will have to learn to deal with fatherhood and protect his new family from an unexpected threat.
Amber Kell - More than Pride
Some lions need two mates to soothe the savage beast. After watching the happiness his fellow pride mates found with their matches, Dillon longs for a mate of his own. Unfortunately the perfect mate doesn’t just fall from the sky...or does he? Trouble gets stirred up when bird and feline breeds mix together. Chester came to the pride house to infiltrate their tight-knit group. Will he endanger his life and that of his family in the name of love? And will Evin be able to leave the owl shifters in his crazy brother’s hands as the owls seek to take over pride territory? Intrigue, betrayal and hot men finding true love—when lovers cast aside their personal problems, they find they have more than pride to keep them together.
Felicity Heaton - Claimed by a Demon King
The moment the demon King Thorne of the Third Realm set eyes on the mortal huntress Sable, he knew she was his fated one. The fiery, dangerous female awakened hungers he had never experienced before, a dark craving and passion that has consumed him in their time apart. As the lunar cycle wanes, she enters his world again and nothing will stand in the way of him claiming his forever with her—not the relentless assault from the Fifth Realm or the dark elf male determined to seduce her out of his grasp. Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since. As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king?