Thursday, October 26, 2006

Lords of the Were by Bianca D'Arc

Lords of the Were
by Bianca D'Arc
Coming from Samhain on October 31st
ISBN: 1-59998-160-2
An ancient evil is stalking the twin alpha rulers of the werefolk and the half-were woman who is destined to be their mate…if she lives long enough.
Fulfilling her mother's dying wish, Allie climbs a wooded hill just before midnight on Samhain—All Hallow's Eve. At the top, she finds an overgrown, magical stone circle, and her destiny. Waiting for her there are twin alpha werewolves who will be her sworn protectors, her mentors…and the loves of her life. If she lives long enough.
Overprotective is just one word to describe Rafe and Tim. Sexy is most definitely another. But their newfound love and all their skills—both mundane and magical—will be tested by an ancient evil. A hostile human mage and a misguided vampire hunt them, servants to secret plans of the ancient Venifucus, a society dedicated to destroying women like Allie.
They will earn unlikely allies, including a half-fey knight imprisoned Underhill for centuries, but will it be enough to battle the evil that stalks them? Will Allie's men be strong enough to let her aid them in her own defense? Only together can were, fey and vampire defeat this latest threat and learn that love does truly conquer all.
Warning, this title contains explicit sex and ménage a trois.
An UNEDITED paranormal romance excerpt from LORDS OF THE WERE by Bianca D'Arc.
"You mean the animals turn into people?"
"More like the people turn into animals." For the second time that night a deep, masculine voice out of the darkness had her turning. This time it was the twin brother interrupting their conversation, though he'd taken time to dress fully, tucking his shirt in and buttoning his jeans.
"Tim, go back to the party. You've interrupted us enough for one night." Betina waved her hand at the handsome man and Allie was surprised that Betina couldn't see that this man was clearly not the same man they'd spoken with just a few minutes before.
He winked at her and shook his head. "I'm Rafe, m'lady."
Again Betina was embarrassed. "I'm sorry, Rafael. I've done it again."
"No harm done. But your little protégé here seems to need some convincing about the were. I'd be happy to help." His roguish grin brought an answering smile to Allie's face before she even realized it. Where his brother annoyed and embarrassed her, this twin appealed to her mischievous side.
"Some would say you've done quite enough for one evening, my friend, but perhaps you're right. Would it tax you to show her the change? She needs to see it, I think."
Rafe grinned sexily and began to unbutton his shirt. "Not at all. I'd be happy to oblige." When he shucked his jeans, he had a raging hard-on that he seemed not in the least inclined to hide. Instead he moved toward Allie and winked again before he fell to the ground.
At first Allie was alarmed, then overwhelmed as she watched the man morph into a huge wolf. The same wolf that had licked her earlier that evening, if she was any judge.
"Were," she whispered, "you mean he's a werewolf!" Her voice rose as did her shock. The huge wolf padded up to her and laid his head in her lap, sniffing at the fold of her thighs as if he could smell her previous arousal and was enjoying it. Hell, she realized, he probably was. The pervert.
"Yes, that's what I've been trying to tell you. Werewolves, werecats, werebears, and more inhabit this forest. They own the land that borders the national park and Rafe here is one of the current prime alpha twin pair. Be flattered that he allowed you to witness his change. It's not something they share outside their families very often." Betina reached over to scratch behind Rafe's ear and smiled at him. "Thank you, Rafael. I think that's convinced her."
Rafael moved his head out of her lap, but he rose to place both front paws on the stone bench on either side of Allie's seated body, swiping his wet tongue over her cheeks as she reached up reflexively and tangled her fingers in his pelt, trying to push him away but laughing at his antics. He was like a huge puppy, buoyant and full of life.
He jumped down a moment later and changed back into a man as she watched, licking her lips with appreciation as his naked form took shape before her.
"So, what do you think?" he asked as he bent for his jeans and began dressing.
"It's hard to believe." Her voice was weak. "If I hadn't seen you just change before my eyes..."
Rafe chuckled. "Wait'll you see Rocky."
"Rocky? What's he a wereraccoon?"
Rafe laughed outright at that for a good long time. "Oh, man! He's going to howl when we tell him that one." Rafe wiped his face and offered her a hand. She took it and stood from the bench, Betina watching them carefully. "Rocky's a werebear. A grizzly. On second thought, maybe we shouldn't tell him you thought he was a raccoon. Might be safer."
No doubt about it, Rafe was charming. He extended a hand to help Betina stand, and Allie realized he was polite as well. So much different from his brother, yet they were identical in looks down to the small birthmarks on their broad shoulders.
Copyright (c) 2006 Bianca D'Arc. All Rights Reserved.
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