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Bitten: N.I.T.E, Book 1
Xander Cole isn’t looking forward to returning to his birth pack, even if it’s only for a few days. When human women start disappearing near the small town of Broken Ridge, however, the Justice Council wants answers. As part of an elite group of paranormal soldiers known at N.I.T.E, it’s Xander’s job to get them.
Sasha Pierson set out in search of a new life but getting kidnapped by monsters and forced into a fight to the death isn’t exactly what she had in mind. Mating a werewolf wasn’t supposed to happen, either, but she can’t deny the instant attraction that burns between her and Xander.
They’re destined to be together, but when a rogue pack wants them both dead, is fate enough to ensure their happily-ever-after?
Warning: This is an insta-love story featuring a dangerously sexy alpha hero, his fated mate, and enough heat to set your e-reader on fire. If that’s not your jam, this probably isn’t the book for you
“You’re free to go whenever you want, son,” he continued, stretching one arm out in the direction of the open field beyond the bonfire. “I can’t let you take the girl, though. She’s pack property.” His grin grew a little wider, more predatory. “You understand.”
“She’s coming with me, Father,” Xander growled, tightening his arms to hold her more securely against his chest.
“You have no claim on her,” the other man insisted. “This doesn’t have to be a big deal.”
It sounded like a pretty big damn deal to Sasha. Considering Xander’s tense posture, and the mostly inhuman sounds pouring from his lips, she didn’t doubt that he’d do whatever it took to protect her. Even if he had to fight every person that stood between them and escape to do it.
She just didn’t think she could let him. Whatever invisible bond was growing between them had taken all the fear and desperation she felt for herself and shifted its focus to her new hero. It didn’t matter that she knew nothing about him except his name, not when every cell of her being was screaming for her to do whatever it took to keep him safe. Keep him alive.
If that meant participating in some barbaric gladiator competition to the death, then so be it.
“It’s okay,” she whispered, laying her hand against the side of his neck.
“Quiet, sweetheart.” Lowering her to the ground, Xander helped her stand upright, then curled his arm around her waist to urge her behind him. “I won’t let anyone hurt you.”
“I don’t want you to get hurt, either.” Twisting her fingers into the back of his sodden shirt, she held on tightly as if that little bit of contact would stop him. “That’s your dad?”
Xander snorted. “Not by choice.”
“It doesn’t have to end this way,” the elder Cole called, stopping several feet away from them. “Give me the girl, and we can all walk away.”
Xander lunged forward, dragging her with him as he snarled viciously. “She’s mine!”
The vehement declaration should have at least given her pause, but the very idea of belonging to him filled Sasha with a deep, intense ache that robbed her of breath.
Yes. She wanted that. She wanted to be his, and not just for the night. Not just until they reached safety.
Standing taller, she straightened her spine, drawing strength from the undeniable certainty that flowed through her. A slow, resolute smile stretched across her lips, and her heart swelled with a profound joy that had no place in her current situation.
She couldn’t make sense of it. There were no words to describe it. Probably, she was going to need a lot of therapy if she made it out of this alive. Still, she couldn’t shake the feeling that she and Xander had been meant to find each other.
Xander’s father arched a dark eyebrow in challenge. “You don’t expect me to believe you’d take a human as a mate just to defy me. Even you aren’t that stupid, boy.”
Human. Mate. Alpha. Pack.
In the reality she lived in, those terms only existed in movies and books. At the same time, it explained so much—the glowing eyes, the fangs, the claws. No one would believe her. Hell, she barely believed it herself, and she was witnessing it with her own eyes.
Xander tensed, reaching back to grab her hip in a bruising hold. “Whatever happens,” he said low enough for only her to hear him, “don’t leave my side.”
“Xander…” Sasha trailed off and sighed. What could she say? She had no choice but to trust him. “I promise.”
I should have said no. I should have walked away, but I was powerless to resist him.
I don’t remember a time I wasn’t hopelessly in love with Gabe Turner. He’s every fantasy I’ve ever had come to life, but I’m not supposed to want him. He’s gorgeous and cocky and totally wrong for me. Plus, he’s my brother’s best friend, which means he’s completely off limits.
Anyway, it’s not like he sees me as anything but a brat.
After that last kiss, I’m not so sure…
WARNING: This book contains one over the top alpha, a sassy heroine, and enough laughs to crack a rib. If laugh-out-loud insta-love with lots of sexy time isn’t your thing, this story probably isn’t for you.
Holding onto what was left of my dignity, I hurried out of the bathroom. Once we were back in the main bar, Gabe pushed in front of me, snagging my hand to make sure I followed him out. As we weaved through the crowd, some random guy handed me a shot glass. Obviously, he’d lost track of how many people were in his group and had handed it to me by mistake. Shrugging, I raised the glass to my lips and drank it down, then coughed. My throat felt like it was on fire.
Tequila was a killer.
Gabe glanced back at me, and I discreetly slid the empty glass onto a table and smiled up at him. His frown told me I hadn’t pulled off the innocent look I had been going for. Or maybe I had and that was what made him so suspicious.
When we were back on the street, I playfully swung his hand. Something had changed, and suddenly, it felt like we were actually holding hands like a real couple. A low, smoldering heat burned in my belly, and I tried to keep my voice light when I said, “Thanks for bribing those guys.”
His eyes narrowed. “I don’t think I heard that right. Did you actually just thank me for something?”
I bumped my hip against him. “You’re pretty nice when you aren’t being so bossy.”
“And you can be sweet when you aren’t being a pain in my ass.”
When he let go of my hand, I immediately missed him. Needing to put some space between me and the focus of my ridiculous crush, I didn’t protest as he walked me the two blocks to my hotel. Like a good warden, he insisted on escorting me to my room. I realized he was still holding my bright green yard cup in the elevator, and after taking the keycard out of my purse, I took it from him.
As we got to the end of the hallway, I heard laughter rising above the music coming from behind the closed door. Sharing a glance with Gabe, I used the key, then pushed the door open. Two steps into the room, I came to a dead stop. The two friends I was staying with were with three men I’d never seen before…and they were all naked.
“Layla! We were wondering where you were.” Grace Prescott blushed as she sat up on one of the queen beds and pulled a blanket over herself. She was one of the first people I’d met at college, and we managed to stay close friends after she’d moved back to New York at the end of our first year.
But this was definitely more of her than I ever wanted to see.
Then again, at least she wasn’t sandwiched between two naked men like her friend Julie was. She sent me a smile that turned sly as it shifted over to Gabe. “Why don’t you guys grab a drink and join us?”
“Get your things,” Gabe ordered in a low, furious voice. “We’re leaving.”
“What?” I stood frozen in place. “What?”
The third man sat down on the pullout bed where I was supposed to sleep and reached for the Tulane T-shirt I had left there earlier. When he placed it over his lap, I wanted to groan. Great, there was a naked ass on my bed, and now his dick was wearing my shirt. I wondered if the fire alarms would go off if I burned that shirt on the small balcony attached to the room.
When Gabe swatted me on the ass, I gasped in surprise. God, there were way too many asses in the room right now. A hysterical giggle burst from my lips before I could hold it back. The situation was so ridiculous, I couldn’t help myself.
“Get. Your. Things. Now.”
“What? I…umm…things,” I repeated with a nod.
It didn’t take me long to grab my toiletry carrier and makeup bag from the bathroom. My cheeks flushed with heat as I shoved my things into my bag while trying to avoid looking at any of the naked bodies in the room. I yelped as I turned and found Gabe standing right next to me instead of by the door. Lifting my bag as if it weighed nothing, he put his other arm around my waist and practically carried me toward the exit.
“I’ll call you later,” Grace yelled as the door closed behind us.
Back in the elevator, I watched the numbers counting down as we headed toward the lobby level. The absurdity of the last few minutes left me feeling kind of queasy. It wasn’t that I disapproved of the situation. Grace and her friend were free to do whatever they wanted. But since I was still a virgin, that was way more than I could handle.
“My hotel is on the next block. You can stay in my suite tonight. It’s two levels, so there’s plenty of room.” His tone was clipped, and I could tell that he was still angry.
As the elevator doors opened, I said, “I’m sorry.”
I wasn’t sure exactly. Unable to look at him yet, I simply shrugged as we crossed the lobby. “That you’re stuck with me tonight. They probably called, but I haven’t checked my phone. I didn’t know my friends were planning an orgy. Well, I don’t think it was planned. It sort of looked like a…”
“A spontaneous orgy?”
He laughed. “I think most are.”
The cool night air felt good against my heated skin as we walked outside, but my stomach continued to flip and churn. That last shot had been a bad idea…and the alcohol was finally catching up with me. As I moved to the side to avoid a large group of people, I stumbled, and a wave of dizziness swept over me.
Uh oh. This wasn’t good.
If I could just close my eyes for a few seconds…
“What is it, brat?”
“I think I’m going to—”
The last thing I heard was his vicious curse before I passed out.