Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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The Alpha and the Outcast by Cheryl Dragon
Genre: MM Shifter Erotic Romance
Publisher: Resplendence

Thrown out of his leopard-shifter colony for being gay, Zane Adams is lost. He wanders into trouble, ends up injured and finds sanctuary in a resort near Lake Tahoe called Shadow Valley. Bronson Carter is the owner. He leads a pack of misfits and rejected shifters. Zane instantly knows Bron is his mate, but the reserved Alpha needs some convincing. Bron melts quickly and shows his sub-side in private as he discovers Zane’s story. They both have no one…until Zane’s brother shows up. Bron wants to keep Zane with him but doesn’t want to divide a family. He urges Zane to stick with his colony, but Zane won’t listen. If Bron isn’t his mate, Zane is sure he will never have one.

Teaser Excerpt:

Confused and trapped, Zane didn’t like it. He’d escaped one group that tried to force him to bend to their will. He wasn’t joining another.
“I’m under house-arrest? I’m not going to run off and leave you short,” Zane said.
Bron’s broad shoulders and hard body blocked the doorway. All of Zane’s dreams had been about the sexy Alpha who’d saved his life, carried him to help and looked in on him daily. But the romantic notions vanished.
“In my experience, loners can be troubled. Until I find out your full story, I’m taking any chances.”
Zane shook his head. “The doctor said you were a savior of lone shifters. You said I was safe here.”
“You are safe. I just need to make sure everyone else is, too. Some people leave packs or groups because they were abused and beaten down. That can lead to them acting out and abusing others. Some are loners who aren’t used to sharing and working together. Not all, but I don’t take chances.” Bron studied Zane.
The feeling of inspection made Zane fidget. The pull remained; this guy was beyond sexy and powerful. “I should just leave and send you the money. You don’t need to be bothered with me.”
“What are you running from?” Bron asked.
“From jerks like you who want to bully me into doing things their way. I’m tired of being used and put down. Never good enough. I’m not putting up with that here, too.” Zane got up and stood toe-to-toe with Bron. “Let me go.”
“No. You need help. Reno isn’t far, but they don’t have a lot of woodworking jobs. That’s a place of users and abusers, as well.” Bron moved forward.
Bron’s heat and scent made Zane want to give in. “I can take care of myself.”
“Let’s start with the truth. Will you tell me more about your colony?” Bron asked.
Zane shook his head. “I was never a top hunter or anything. I couldn’t. I wouldn’t. There was no mate for me there. They tried to force me because it was all about reproduction and growing the colony numbers. Another group benefit was a bigger pool of potential mates. I didn’t fit in.”
“You believe in that one-mate myth?” Bron scoffed.
“I believe I’ll know what I want when I find it. I know I lust after men. I’m not going to be forced into anything.” Zane pushed on Bron. “Let me leave.”
“Not a chance.” Bron shoved Zane down on the bed. “Will your colony be coming after you?”
Zane gasped and felt the weight of a full-grown man on him. There was more power in Bron than he let on. His knees pinned Zane’s thighs as Bron’s hands held down Zane’s arms. No fear filled Zane, only desire.
“They threw me out. They won’t come here. I won’t be your prisoner. You’re treating me as if I’m a criminal.” Zane struggled.

About the Author and where to stalk them:

A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance. Her two favorite settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans... where anything can happen! Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat.

Twitter: @cheryldragon

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