Book One of three. Mate. She realized it when he broke the kiss and rested his forehead against hers. She felt tears drip onto her forehead. He knew. He knew all this time. “I’m sorry… I’m so sorry…” Why is he apologizing? Wait. “You’ve known this entire time? Why did you lie about not finding your mate?” She pulled away from him. Cal didn’t speak. Just stared at her. Waiting for her to figure it out. It wouldn’t be long now. “You’ve even been betraying the bond the past three months-“ she stopped. “Oh my-oh my God.” She paused and looked at him incredulously. “You-you’re rejecting me?” Bingo. “Am I that…unappealing to you?” Silence. “You just want to whore around? Is that it?” Nothing. “What is it, Cal? You couldn’t bare being mated to your best friend? Need your freedom?” He continued staring at her. “If that was your plan, why kiss me? Why did you-today-what? Was it your one day to see what life would be like with me? Was it awful for you? Or maybe I intimidate you too.” She wasn’t getting anything out of him. He just watched her with a hardened look on his face. Tears falling, she lunged forward beating her fists at his chest. “ANSWER ME!” He grabbed her wrists, maintaining what little composure he had left, he looked her in the eye. “You know the pain of the betrayal is going to set in from the past three months. Unless you want to feel it, you know what needs to be done.” She didn’t miss a beat, and this cut deep wounds in his already pained heart. She squared her shoulders and composed herself. She wouldn’t appear weak for this. “I, Kaiya Reign Thompson, reject you, Callum Everette Jackson, as my mate. May our bond be severed without regret.” He felt it. He felt the pain from the rejection. Honestly, he had been feeling the pains for months and thought of himself already numb to most of it. He took a few breaths prolonging the moment as long as possible. “Do it,” she gritted out. “I…” “NOW!” she screamed not caring who heard at this point. “I, Callum Everette Jackson, reject you, Kaiya Reign Thompson, as my mate. May this bond be severed.”
“What!” he looked between Heather and Kai, ignoring his father’s shocked look. “No. Kai, no. That’s not what this is—” “You know what? It doesn’t even matter.” She looked around the room for anything that might be hers. Seeing as she was comfortable enough without a shirt on, who knows, maybe she dropped a sweater somewhere. Finding nothing, she had to make a choice. Window or door. Dignity or climb down a tree. “Excuse me,” she pushed past Heather and Darrin. “Kai! Wait!” Cal jumped up and threw Heather aside and ran down the hall. When he caught up to her, she was halfway to the front door. “Kai, it’s not what it looks like. You have to trust me. They—” “Trust you? Cal! Why would I trust you? I just woke up in your bedroom with my shirt off! If Alex—” she swallowed her words. Shit. “Cal, whatever it is, it’s done. He doesn’t deserve this. I don’t deserve this.” “They’re mates, Kai.” “Who?!” “Sarai and Tyr! They want to be together, Kai. They do this sometimes.” “Do what?!” “Well, they, ya know,” he rubbed the back of his neck. “They spend time together.” Her brows furrowed, “they have sex?” “No! f**k, Kai, they’re not doing that! They like talk and kiss or whatever.” “Or whatever? I just woke up with my shirt off!” “They don’t go further than that!” “Wait. So you’ve seen it? You sit back and watch them?!” “Well no, but—” “Then how would you even know? Oh my god. You’re chaperoning our wolves, Cal. At what point will you stop him from marking her? Huh?” Her voice was getting louder, nearing a shriek as she continued to get angrier. “What would you do if they mated? How would I explain that one? You just…” she started pacing the floor, “you let me walk around not knowing what was going on all the while you knew, you knew, what was going on behind my back!” “This was only the second time, Kai. It’s not like they’re having a full-fledged affair.” Darrin and Heather walked down the stairs and near the entry of the house to watch the two argue in the foyer. As confusing as the situation may have been, Heather didn’t seem like she was ready to leave. More like she was willing to pick up the pieces of whatever happened here. “They’re not having an affair, Kai. They’re f**king mates! It’s not fair for us to do this to them. They want to be together. They want to have something.” He threw his hands in the air while she kept pacing in between her own yelling. “It’s not fair to them that they have to live with the consequences of what we did, Kai. I get it, but I also can sympathize with them. They love one another, Kai. I think we owe it to them to let them have what they have, despite the consequences.”
Jack has scoured the planet for fifteen years, searching. Searching for everything. His mate, his kidnapped nephews, even just peace. Instead, he found war, destruction, and death all around. In his fight to help as many people as he could, he never made it back home. Too much grief. Too many memories from the night that changed everything. After being sent home from the Alphas Callum and Kaiya, Jack knew he would regret not listening to his future King and Queen when they take their rightful place in their world. The moment he rolled back into town, he found her. His mate. Walking out of a gas station with...his nephews? The resemblance was uncanny, how much the older boy looked exactly like his own brother, and how the younger looked like Jack's sister-in-law. Anya's life changed the moment she came home to her brother parked in front of her house with two babies that needed a temporary home until their families were found. Fourteen years later, Anya, Brandon, and Toby find themselves in a whole new world when Jack brings them to his home.
“You two broke up after the ceremony?” He thought back to the past few months seeing her without Alex, he even thought about Ethan tiptoeing around her all the time, even James was too friendly to her. He felt the anger bubble up inside, “you’ve been broken up for months and you’re just now telling me?” “I tried to tell you, but you didn’t want to hear it.” “When? That’s not something I wouldn’t want to hear. If anything, that’s good news to me.” He ignored her taking offense to him. This was some bullshit for her to keep it a secret. “The day after your ceremony. I went to tell you early, but you were adamant—” “So, you let me cut you off for something like that?! Kai! You should have yelled at me! You have a damn voice and I know you know how to use it!” He shot up from the platform, clenching his fists. “How could you not tell me?!” “I tried! You kept saying you were done and the night before you—” “That’s because I wanted to give you freedom from me! Wanted you to be able to live your life with the guy who was obviously making you so damn happy!” He felt Tyr’s rage bubbling inside of him, “damn it, Kai! Argh! Tyr! Stop it!” He pulled at his hair, and took deep breaths, trying to keep his wolf inside of him. Tyr was on a rampage inside, clawing his way out. Cal had no idea what he would do if he got out. Cal turned back to Kai, and watched her hold that same stoic face she wore for weeks after the rejection, “so, what then? Why did you guys break up? Or am I supposed to just know that too?” She swallowed before looking up at him. “You know, it was a hard time for me, Callum. I had so much hope for us that night. Your coming of age. I was looking forward to that night for years. Did you know I counted down the days to it since I was fourteen?” Cal frowned watching her get up and pace in front of him. Kai rarely ever let her feelings show and when she did, it was usually like him, explosive. “I allowed myself to be vulnerable that night. When you watched me from up on that stage, and lied to the entire world, it hurt, Cal. I was so heartbroken that night. In the end, it turned out you knew already and knew what was going to happen.” “You know why I did that, Kai.” “I know. I don’t blame you for it anymore. I understand and am big enough to recognize why you did it. What pisses me off to no end is that we did this dance for years, Cal. I told myself that night, that even though I had my hopes up, I would still keep my feelings locked away until I knew for sure. I wouldn’t tell you how I’ve always felt until I knew for sure that we were going to be mates.” “What do you mean?” He had a feeling he knew, but he needed the words. She needed to say it. “We keep missing each other in everything. We push and pull at one another and we’re never on the same page! I broke up with Alex. Then we rejected one another. And it’s so frustrating that even without this bond anymore, I still feel exactly the same!..."
For 18+ Flora; A smart, kind and loving wolf in Dark Moon Pack, has always lived with an emptiness in her heart, as people looked through her everyday. Her family have been none-existant in her life and the few friends she has are not who they seem. Knowing oneday she will meet her mate and leave this empty chapter behind, Flora sets out to live each day in training to be Beta. King Xavier; A name known across the werewolf kingdom. Not only for being ruthless, brave, extremely handsome and leading with all his might, but also for being the king once fooled because of love. Aged 27, Xavier looked to women with a bitter taste in his mouth after Sarah's deceit. The continous tantics and tricks by she-wolves across the kindgom didnt help his thumping and furious heart. Standing tall with poise, Xavier promised he would never allow his people to see him as weak ever again, even if that means sacrificing his own happiness. What will happen when King Xavier meets his real mate, Flora and has to choose between the punishments of his past and the idea of a brighter future? Will he be able to put aside his need to take revenge on Sarah's actions or will his mate be able to pull him out of his haze? King Xavier, is strong and stubborn, but maybe the bond will be stronger? Read on to find out if Flora has what it takes to capture her King's heart. Matters of the Heart Trilogy: Book One is Matters of the Heart: Xavier and Flora. Book Two is Matters of the Heart: Kyle and Viola. Book Three is Matters of the Heart: Mitch and Gabriella Give them all a read!
Warning- this is a side story from an existing series. It is about two characters and is full of spoilers. If interested, it is suggested you read Broken Mates, Strength in Darkness, and Of Gods and War. It is not necessary to read the series to understand this book, nor is it necessary to read this to understand the series. Darrin Jackson has known his entire life what he was destined to be- Alpha of the Diamond Sky pack. Like his father, and his father before him. It runs in the family, and Darrin has no choice but to accept the role. At five years old, he already knows what life has in store. Except for one thing. Charlotte. The minute she asked him to move his foot from her chair, Darrin's life changed forever. Growing up together was a breeze. Learning what love is like from a young age is what made Darrin confident to tell Charlotte he knew they were mates at thirteen years old. At what point will things crumble if they aren't mates?
Buckle up, buttercup, this isn't your average story. If you have pearls to clutch, lose 'em. This story is by no means tame and will drag you through the mud right along with the characters. You'll feel the feels, you'll laugh at the WTF moments, and you will most definitely swoon. Otherwise, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. *** Nora headed into the stupidly large garage Jack had, and went to the key cupboard. “What are you doing?” Alex asked. “We’ll take my car, Nora.” She rolled her eyes. “You’re not coming with me.” “Yes, I am,” he insisted. Alex stepped in front of her after she grabbed a random fob and clicked the buttons in search of the car. “You’re not going alone, Nora.” “Newsflash, Alex,” she met his eyes with a glare. “I’ve been alone most of my life. I don’t need you to start babysitting me because you can’t just get over your ex. But you should probably be ready for the next time she calls you so you can get nearly killed just to be chivalrous for her.” Alex’s eyes softened. “Nora, I’m—” “No. Move.” She shoved past him in search of a…ah, but of course. Mother f*****g Prius. “Nora, come on. You know you’re not doing this alone.” “I have, I can, I am, and I will.” She stopped and frowned. “It’s about time for you to go run off and have your regularly scheduled me time anyways, so I could do without your interruptions right now.” She got into the car and pressed the start button. This one was even smaller than the ugly one Alex had before. Phoenix would be a tight squeeze if she didn’t find another car before then. Also, she needed a car without the glow-in-the-dark escape handle in the trunk. One like the beautiful car he had parked just outside. Alex—for all he’s worth in Nora’s world, which is nothing—apparently decided that Nora’s lowest point is the best time to make waves. Decided to try to actively insert himself into her life. Or something. Whatever it is, he got into the passenger seat. “Get. Out.” She turned and realized she should have asked for laser eyes as a power, too. They would be great right now. “Now.” “I’m not leaving you, Nora. I’m going to help you find him. We’re going to get Phoenix back.” There it was again. That mental whiplash. And again, she called it the f**k Alex Effect. He was delusional. Could angels get high? Because that’s exactly what he had to be right now. “You hate Phoenix. I don’t need you trying to help me find a dog you can’t stand the sight of.” His chest dropped and his head rolled like he was trying to find the right words. Guess what? There are no words. Only actions. And Alex needed to perform that signature move if he wanted to get his award for Runaway Angel of the Year. “I don’t hate him, Nora. I’ll admit he threw me off at first, but what do you expect? He’s huge and scary!” “I don’t care what he looks like and it doesn’t matter because he hates you, too. So just go so I can get this done. You’re wasting my time.” “I already told you, I’m not leaving and if you honestly think I’m going to just sit around and wait for you to go throw yourself at the mercy of demons for Phoenix alone, you’re the one wasting time. Because I’m not leaving your side.” Bet. --- Nora was born in this world knowing two things. First, her mother was the purest human to walk the earth. Always believing some higher power was watching out for them. Second, the world was always going to hate her because of whatever her father was. He left before Nora could even form a memory of him. Long, purple hair with silver eyes, strength beyond any man's, and the ability to have an effect on the weather... No one in 1813 wanted her around. They tried to kill her, but couldn't. No one, aside from her mother, had ever shown her compassion. That is, until she met a certain angel who taught her how to fight back. Be brave. Through the ages, her angel made Nora into a better version of herself. ----- Alex was sent to kill her. She was going to be far too powerful to control. Whoever her father was, he left her with an uncontrollable amount of power unlike anything else out there. As far as they knew, this girl was the only one of her kind. Alex, in order to move up in ranks within the Army of Angels, would go to Earth and end her life. Seeing her, helpless, and broken while burying her mother... something told him he needed to wait. So he did. He watched from afar, until he couldn't any longer. After years of helping Nora control herself, protect herself, and live in a world where she was labeled a witch, a demoness, or the child of the Devil, they realized they couldn't be without one another. Throw in a puppy, a few fights with demons, and a bit of danger, neither could separate from one another. Until destiny came calling, separating them.
“This is punishment for you always flirting with his wife, you realize that, don’t you?” Toby was whining like a little b***h. He was wearing sunglasses inside like an a*****e because he drank so much in three minutes flat. Not that Brandon stopped him. Toby was usually the smart one, though. “I don’t flirt with Nora.” “Yes you do! You always say you’re gonna steal her away if Alex is a douche.” “Of course I say that! He was a douche to her for like a hot minute.” “You didn’t even know her then!” “I know it made her unhappy.” “Guys,” Jack groaned from behind. He was setting out the tools across the dresser in Alex and Nora’s room. “Both of you shut up. You sound like a couple preteen girls right now.” “Jack,” Toby pulled out his best argumentative voice. “You can agree with me on this. He literally brought up his d**k in his toast at their wedding.” “As a joke!” Jack slammed a wrench down, causing both brothers to stop and look at him. “Brandon, you project your issues way too much to notice you’re being inappropriate with a woman who has been in love with the man for easily fifty times longer than you’ve been alive. Toby, quit acting like the world is out to punish you. Man the f**k up and just kiss the girl already. You’re both acting like dipshits. And if either one of you flirts with Nora or brings up their genitals around her or Alex again, I won’t stop either one of them from maiming you.” “Somebody’s in a mood today,” Brandon scoffed while setting the ladder up. “Your mother took Grim’s blend and cussed my ass out all night thinking I let you two idiots in on some secret without her. So yeah,” he picked up his drill and messed with the bit, “I’m in a f*****g mood right now.”
After being stuck with his ex-mate in a loveless relationship and after all her illegal involvements, Kyle makes the choice to reject the bond, but this leaves him with an emptiness and depression that takes over his happiness. He decides to move with his father to the Western Territory to help with important medical research. On the day he departs for his new, fresh start, Kyle uncovers that the beautiful and caring she-wolf, Viola is his mate, but before she can realise, he makes the choice to leave her behind in order to fix himself and be a better mate, making the promise to come back for her oneday. Viola, opens the new medical wing and all in her life has exciting prospects, except she can't shake the fact that her mate left her. She knows it has to be someone from the old clinic who left for medical research and waits patiently. What happens when days roll into months and he still doesnt come back for her? Thinking he has forgotten about her, or worse, died, Viola looks to her assistant doctor, Mitch, for comfort. She finds a glimmer of happiness, but at what cost to her wolf? The royal wedding and annual Winter Ball is soon and everyone is excited to see Kyle. What will happen when Viola comes to realise it was her dearest friend who is her mate and that he left her on her birthday? On top of that, he hasn't replied to a message from her in several months and their friendship isn't what it used to be. How will Kyle react to Mitch and Viola? Trilogy Order: 1)Matters of the Heart: Xavier and Flora 2)Matters of the Heart:Kyle and Viola 3)Matters of the Heart:Mitch and Gabriella Give them all a read!
Buckle up, buttercup, this wild ride isn't over. This is part two to "Angels and Misfits" and cannot be read on its own. Withstanding the ultimate test of time, facing every possible force keeping them apart, Nora and Alex have faced the world and come out strong. A forbidden love, a secret romance, the loss of their child, and separated by memory loss, their souls couldn't be kept apart. Now they can face the world together. No longer a secret--unless the goddess would like another slap to the face with a dose of the Carella Special. Unlike their short 25 years together, Nora and Alex aren't alone. They will have Alex's brother Gabe, his human love Katelyn, and Alex and Nora's two newly adopted sons Orion and Evander. Caution: this story will have violence, mature scenes, and readers are advised that there may be tears shed by the end of the book. Possibly. Maybe. It's probable.
Mitch leaves the Werewolf Realm and everything he knows in a desperate attempt to say goodbye to painful memories and build new ones. The Human Realm is a lot more complicated than he thought. The streets are a lot busier, the nature less plentiful and the biggest hurdle, the people completely unaware of the magical creatures that live around them. This realm isn't as simple as he had hoped and things only become more complicated when he comes to meet his second-chance mate in a crowded bar job. Mitch comes across as just a regular guy in the city, but little do they know that he is holding a very large and furry secret. Gabriella has always lived a life of luxury, having grown up in a wealthy family, attending business school and even taking over her father's corporate empire. Her future has been set up for her and according to her father, is something that is cast in stone. She is to run the business, marry the most eligible bachelor and maintain the family name with diligence, integrity and an heir. To all the people who read about her in the papers, Gabriella is fortunate and spoilt, but little do they know of the violent and dark secret she is holding onto and cannot escape. What will happen when Mitch crosses paths with Gabriella and how will they navigate the complexity of their secrets? Will love reign in the end, or are some things just too difficult to walk away from? Trilogy Order: 1)Matters of the Heart: Xavier and Flora 2)Matters of the Heart: Kyle and Viola. 3)Matters of the Heart: Mitch and Gabriella They can be read as stand-alone, but better to go in order!
Sent to live amongst the humans, Charlotte felt severely out of place and misunderstood. Being born a human from two powerful dragons came with a lot of expectation, which her weak nature just couldn’t live up to. Charlotte finds peace as a misfit in her human life, but sits with a heavy secret on her shoulders, which she refuses to tell any of her lost family members. Dominic, the future King of the Dragon’s has a lot on his plate. He is becoming king in only a handful of weeks and all the festivities are clouded by the looming war with the other magical creatures. All dragons are looking to him to see them through the impending dark ages. His strong heart and his powerful mind wants to find love and a mate, but these always come in unexpected place. The myth speaks about a red dragon, born of the purest intentions, who will change the face of the lands for the better. As good as this may seem, the magical and even some non-magical do not face change lightly and have set out to destroy dragon-kind in an attempt to kill off this myth. What will happen when Dominic is faced with Charlotte, an innocent and pure human girl in his kingdom? Will he let his stubbornness overpower his intellect? Will his heart have what it takes to make wise choices? What secret does Charlotte carry and how will this play into the story of her love with Dominic?
My only mistake was being in love with the girl that truly makes my cold dead demon-vampire-witch-human mixed heart sing. Yeah, try saying that ten times fast. The mixed-up-ness is my parents' fault, so don't blame me. Besides, I'm mostly just vampiric. Or was. This isn't a story about rejection, mixed feelings, or any of that lame crap. No, this is about a girl's father locking away her mate because he's got little man syndrome and doesn't like the idea of his daughter being touched. Why? Because he's kind of an okay dad and doesn't want her getting hurt. I could almost respect that. Almost. But Ethan Greyson doesn't get my sympathies. Ever. Not after he overreacted when he used mine and my Aurelia's mistake as an excuse to keep us apart. Three years of longing to touch her long, silky dark hair, to kiss her soft skin, to look into those beautiful dark brown eyes once more. Oh, and to get out of this school-slash-prison that's burning me alive from the inside. I can't help it. It's the demon blood and this is holy ground. So, once those gates finally open, I'm taking my one duffel full of my belongings--which include a complete skeleton I dug up from the crypt--and I'm heading home to her. And Ethan Greyson better watch his back. I'll kill him if he tries to keep me from her again. Sorcerer or not, I'll kill my love's father if he tries to pull this again.
Wyatt- I'm a monster with a monster living and breathing inside of me. They can control him, keep him locked inside, but it doesn't stop him from trying to get out. I've made peace with how my life is meant to be, but it all changed the night she came around talking nonsense about things. Now he wants out, and it's getting harder to keep him locked inside. My demon. Charlie- I'll never admit it, but I don't want this. I don't want the crown and all that goes along with it. I'll happily become the Alpha, but a Queen? I don't want to do this alone. That's what I'm afraid is going to happen, though. I'm going to end up alone. Drowning in the responsibilities my parents are piling onto my shoulders.
Eighteen years have passed since the Great War in Dragon Land where the Red Dragon saved all from the gloom of Seraphina, the dark witch. King Dominic and Queen Charlotte of the Dragons have rules side by side and created a peaceful world for all, as well as their beautiful daughter, but a growing fear lives in their hearts, for on their little princesses tenth birthday, she shifted into the Gold Dragon; The giver of light. There is an impending gloom that hovers over all the lands and for some reason, the Darkness has been consuming more magical day by day. Almost as if attracted to it, creatures of all kinds have been disappearing into the Dark Land, never to be seen again. What could this mean for all and how will her rare dragon play a role in the future? Amber is known across all the lands as being true, pure and beautiful. She is the Princess of Dragons, but also the all-powerful golden dragon of the myths. Despite this burden, she grows up much like every other young magical and even falls in love deeply with her childhood friend, Dean, who is a training warrior under his parents, Simon and Lacy. On her eighteenth birthday, Amber finds herself in a painful predicament when she comes to realize that her deepest wishes to be fated to her long-term boyfriend is not the case. In her heartbreak, she flees Dragon Land and flies across the snow-capped mountains until she sees the dark curtain that is sucking in so many creatures; The Dark Land. Upon landing at the border, she feels the pull that she so hoped she would with Dean, but this pull is for the large, black and tall figure hovering in the rot of the darkness. Her eyes widen as she comes to realize that she is mated to the keeper of Dark Land, the demon that every magical fear the most and the King of the dying; Lord Kylo. Join Amber on her journey into figuring out the powers of her dragon, as well as how she may navigate the burden of being mated to the King of Darkness himself. Will Amber be able to pull him out of the rotten abys? Why are people being pulled more and more into the Darkness? What of Dean, who is also in love with Amber? It is advisable to read "The Red Dragon" first, as the characters and storylines may make more sense, however, both books can be read as a standalone if you want.
Lucas and Sarah have grown up as family friend's since the beginning of time, but their personalities cannot be more different. Sarah is serious, studious, a bit nerdy and more interested in expanding her mind than being liked by everyone around her. Lucas on the other hand, is an extrovert who is sporty, witty, smart and carefree. Their lives cannot be more seperate or less alike. Their paths cross on a holiday with their families, where Sarah's eyes are opened to life beyond the usual work and study. Lucas see's a different side to Sarah; One that attracts him deeply. As they slowly get to know each other beyond their stereotypes, their feelings grow and the prospect of love begins blossoming. Sarah also finds herself increasingly falling for Lucas, who has always been indifferent and cool towards her as they grew up. Of course, nothing comes without a twist and the two unlikely lovers have to navigate some news that sets their fated hearts into a spin for years to come.
Elira thought that she was just a regular shifter. After the death of her father, Elira had left the pack to live on her own until her mom had called her to come to back for the Alpha Changing ceremony. Little did she know that her life was going to change. From finding out she's a Goddess to having two mates. Just what will she do? "You really going to leave me, your true mate, for a reptile?!?" Zahruk yelled at me. "It's not that easy. Our lives are bound in a different way than you and I... I'm sorry".
I gave most of my life to them. I went to prison for them. But now I'm done playing their games. I'm choosing another side, one that maybe - just maybe - stands a chance of beating them once and for all. Hopefully, I'll live long enough to tell you all about it. Ellie has been in the clutches of a criminal organisation for a big part of her young life. Her story with them ended badly and now she's three years into her five-year prison sentence. She would like nothing more but to enjoy the earned retirement, but luck has never had the habit of going along with her plans. Unfortunately, neither has the organisation. They want her to do one last job for them, threatening the thing that means everything to her if she doesn't obey. The problem, as Ellie knows, is that the one last job always, inevitably turns into another and then another and then she's hooked once again. This time, she's not going along anymore. She's going to fight and if she has to stand alone against an army, she'll damn well stand tall until she's won, lost or there's nothing left to stand for.
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