This week I’m giving you a final taste of Don’t Mess With His Pack. Starting next week, I’ll be giving you some bites from my upcoming novella A Shifter, A Vampire, & A Fae Walk Into A Bar.
Hunter had to take a moment before he approached the bed. The man lying on it barely looked like Caide. His skin was puffed up and black and blue. Both eyes were closed and his lips were covered in blood. Both arms were bandaged and splinted. While wolves naturally repaired faster than humans, it would take Caide days to recover. “How bad is the rest?” he asked in a quiet voice.
Ben stood beside him. “Both legs were broken in several places. His hips were smashed as were half of his ribs. He has two serious head injuries which worry me. Whoever beat him up meant to kill him.”
“But Caide’s too stubborn to die,” Hunter said fondly as he took a seat next to the bed.
“I think it more likely he refused to die when he realized they were going to blow you up, Alpha. From what the council told me, he kept muttering about keeping you from your home and we know why.”
Hunter nodded and Ben left him alone. “Caide,” he murmured as he reached for a patch of skin that wasn’t covered in bandages. He finally found a pinky finger that was loose. He lightly wrapped his fingers around it. “You look like shit. Whoever did this to you is going to pay a million fold.”
“No,” Caide muttered and his head tossed back and forth. “Don’t let Hunter near his cabin. Stop him.”
“I’m here,” Hunter said a little louder. “I’m safe, Caide. I’m safe.”
“Darby,” Caide murmured.
“I can’t reach him,” Hunter said, disheartened. “Or Michelle. I don’t know where they are.”
A low groan left Caide’s lips and he quieted.
Hunter took a moment to bury his face in his hand and feel a little of the emotional pain he’d been holding back. Seeing his friend like that was horrifying, especially when combined with the morning’s events. But he couldn’t afford to give in to the ache in his chest and head. He had to be strong for his pack. As their alpha, it was his job to keep them safe. And with a mad Pack member on the loose, they were anything but.
Alpha Hunter Maison’s primary focus is to keep his wolf pack healthy and happy. But with humans encroaching, they need a way to shift without getting noticed. He knows the local feline pride has found a way to temper their inner animal and asks for their help. Finding a desire to submit to the gorgeous lion shifter is unsettling. Knowing he is his mate turns his world upside down.
Blaise Wylde has worked tirelessly for his pride his entire life. As owner and creator of Wylde KingDom, a BDSM club just for feline shifters, he knows the power that BDSM can wield for their inner animal. When Hunter asks him to help the Pack learn BDSM, he agrees, especially when his inner lion is instantly interested and Hunter turns out to be submissive to him.
Someone in the Pack is unhappy about their alpha being involved with ‘a cat’ and anger quickly escalates to attacks. As Blaise fights to protect his mate, Hunter must do the same, because while he’s trying to find his attacker, someone’s after Blaise and he may already be too late to stop him.
Check out the other wonderful WIPs this week -who knows, maybe there will be some whips as well 😉