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This is the first time, Brady gets a look at the Larkin sisters:
The bell over the diner door rang. I lifted my head and watched as two of the sexiest red-heads walked in.
Bowie let out a low whistle. Adam turned to see what we were looking at.
“Thank the gods, I’m engaged. Holy hell, that’s double trouble, if ever I’ve seen it.”
I could feel the crotch of my jeans shrinking at a rather rapid pace. My mouth was watering. I swallowed hard and simply stared. Red-heads are my downfall and always have been.
One had a long braid and the other one had short, spiky hair.
The short-haired one turned and smiled. Her lavender eyes were lined with eyelashes as black as night. She tapped the other one on the shoulder and they both looked at us.
With piercings in her eyebrows, her nose, her lip, and who knows where else, she said something to the other and walked to our table.
She leaned over our table and her scent snuck into my nose, down my throat, and grabbed me by the balls. “Hey, handsome,” she said, looking at me, “could you tell me and my sister where we could find Sheriff Golden?”
All the blood rushed from my head and my tongue felt as if it weighed a ton. I lifted my hand and pointed to my right where Bowie sat.
The beautiful goddess smiled again, “Thanks, handsome.” She turned to Bowie who could only smile. “Sheriff Golden, I’m Silver Larkin. My sister, Sheriff Starr Larkin, phoned yesterday about an e-mail she received about our friend, Samantha Howard and her son, Patrick.”
Her voice was laced with sex. Her sister joined us at the table and I felt as if I’d been hit with a hammer.
Bowie asked them a few questions about Jane/Samantha which they answered to his satisfaction apparently. “I’ve got to get to the office, but Brady can take you out to Ja-, I mean, Samantha. Just be prepared. She hit her head in the accident and she doesn’t remember too much. We felt lucky she remembered Patrick. There again, he’s a pretty unforgettable kid.”
I looked at Bowie. I was supposed to take these two out to Ana’s cottage? I couldn’t even speak and I was supposed to tell Samantha why these women were visiting her? I looked up and begged the gods for some mercy.
The one named Starr touched my arm, “If you don’t mind, we’d like to get going.” I noticed the pentagram tattooed on the inside of her wrist.
I cleared my throat. “Uhm, sure. My truck is back at the sheriff’s station. If you want to meet me there in about fifteen minutes, I can take you out to Ja-, Samantha.”
Silver winked at me as she stood to get their coffees from the counter.
Bowie nudged me, “You better get going.”
I closed my eyes and began thinking of things to make the embarrassing situation go away. I’d get to the point where I could feel erection subside and her smell would drift back to me.
“Having a problem, bro?” Bowie said with a laugh.
“Just a little. Gods, it hasn’t been this bad since high school.”
“They were sexy things, weren’t they?” Adam said.
“Not helping,” I groaned.
“Did you notice the pentagrams?” Bowie asked me.
“I did. Are we dealing with witches here?”
“Kind of seems that way, Brady. Be careful. We haven’t had witches in Cedar River in a long time, not including Ana, of course.”
I never really counted Ana as a witch since whenever she used magick it usually backfired so she tried to avoid using her powers at any costs. It seems my life was about to get very interesting.
Cedar River, Michigan is a wonderful place to fall in love. Some people see change as a good thing, but there are a few others who can’t let go of the “old ways.” “Breeds should stay within their breeds,” they say.
Adam Thomas is the deputy sheriff in Cedar River. His black puma shifter side got him released from the military and sent back home. His demons followed, but they are nothing compared to the ones within his pride.
Luna McIntyre is the only daughter and shaman to the McIntyre pack. She is tired of being smothered and told what to do in regards to her life. She’s opened a sweet shop and moved forward with her life. However, the love of her teen years is back in town and her family is trying to rein her in again.
Someone in this small town is so set in their beliefs that they can’t see how love is sometimes simply love. Cats and canines may be natural born enemies, but love may be enough to get past the differences.
I’ll never forget the first look I got of Adam. He wore his bad attitude like a well-worn pair of jeans. Gods, I wanted to be the woman to tame his wild side. The anger radiated off him in waves, but I knew in my heart that he was simply hurting.
Every year since I could remember, the pack and the pride would lay aside their differences and would help with the clearing of downed trees in the woods between the two lands. Roman Pierce recruited Adam to help. He was a young and able body. His lanky muscles bunched and relaxed with each piece of wood he tossed into the waiting trailers. My mouth still waters at that memory. Then, Adam got arrested. My dad warned me to stay away from Adam, but there was something about that young man. I started to make excuses to go into town with my girlfriends in hopes of catching his eye.
“He’s nothing but bad news, Luna,” my friend, Maria, said.
“If that’s what bad news looks like, you can deliver it to me every day,” was my reply.
Adam’s black hair was always in his eyes, but when those piercing green eyes turned my way, I felt my insides melt. A mere glance from the Pierce Pride bad boy sent my heart racing. I would watch him in the halls at school and on the football field. His speed made him the best receiver on the Cedar River Miners. I’d watch him on the side lines palling around with “Bodacious” Bowie Golden. Those two together were enough to make a girl’s panties drop with a simple smile.
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KEEPER OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON’S HEART-
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan seems like it is another country. The rawness and beauty of the land draws people from every walk of life. What most people don’t realize is there is a little town nestled on the banks of Lake Superior that an entire group of supernatural beings call home. Shifters of every shape and size live there. They raise their families there. Tourists come from near and far to visit the quaint town of Cedar River, Michigan. The tourists never realize they are walking among some of the most unusual beings on earth.
Bowie Golden is a dragon shifter who is in charge of Cedar River’s safety. Until now, the biggest threat to anyone’s safety was Anastasia Plum, a witch/puma-shifter. She has been the town hellraiser since she was a teenager. Now someone has discovered the secret the residents of Cedar River keep for one another. These radicals are determined to eradicate the entire town. It’s up to Bowie to keep them all safe.
Ana has always idolized Bowie. She may have stirred up trouble from time to time, but Bowie or one of his brothers would always get her out of the trouble she was in. One day, it happened. The unthinkable, the unimaginable occurred. Anastasia Plum fell for the “golden” boy. What an unlikely duo- the sheriff and the hellraiser!
Just as these two discover their passion for one another, a group of people is determined to keep them apart. It’s up to Ana to prove that she is the only Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart.
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