NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Vale writes urban fantasy stories of magic and mayhem and paranormal romance.
Book Title: The Selkie Prince & His Omega Guard: An MM Mpreg Shifter Romance
Series: The Royal Alphas, Book 2
Author: J.J. Masters
Cover Artist: Megan Parker of EmCat Designs
Release Date: October 6, 2018
Genre/s: Contemporary Romance (PNR/Gay/mpreg)
Length: 56427 words /236 pages
It is a standalone story but within a series
An alpha prince ready to find his fated mate. A Selkie who wishes he wasn’t omega-born…
Unlike his brothers, Prince Adrian, the dutiful second-born son to the King of the North, looks forward to finding his true mate and producing an heir. Until he stumbles across a beta guard with an enticing scent.
Del never wanted to be an omega. All his life, he’s only wanted one thing: to serve as a Royal Guard. Though forbidden, he found a concoction to mask his omega scent and was successful until his dwindling supply caused the alpha prince to discover his deception.
Rian not only breaks every cherished royal tradition, but ends up hiding Del until he can figure out the reason for the attraction between them. However, one selfish mistake puts them in a precarious position they can’t escape. Their reckless actions have them worried they’ll be banished from the Selkie community. Rian needs a plan to convince his father to accept his mate before he has to risk everything he’s ever known and loved for their future. Because, no matter what the king says, Rian will not give up Del.
Note: A 60k-plus word m/m shifter mpreg story, this is the second book in the Royal Alpha series. Due to the “knotty” times in this book, it is recommended for mature readers only. It can be read as a standalone and, of course, has an HEA.
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Prince Adrian, the second born alpha son to the King of the North, frowned. As he stood near the throne where his father sat with his four brothers flanking him, his gaze bounced off the six omegas that had their foreheads pinned to the stone floor and their naked asses presented in the air.
He sighed quietly in disappointment. Not one of these omegas was his fated mate. The Selkie Seekers had gathered these males from good families all over the world, but none of the half dozen presented today belonged to him.
Rian—as his brothers liked to call him—glanced over at Luca who stood with his pup, Dylan, at the back of the Great Hall, bouncing the baby in his arms to keep him from fussing. He reminded himself that it had taken his oldest brother, Kai, several presentation ceremonies until he found his fated mate.
This was only Rian’s first. But still…
Unlike Kai, Rian had always preferred the Selkie traditions and he looked forward to finding his true mate and producing an heir. He was tired of rutting with the betas they had at their disposal. And to even think about rutting with a human…
He wrinkled his nose. His brothers may very well enjoy the sexual release the human males brought, but Rian refused to join them. He was a Selkie prince. He would rut only with another Selkie.
He found humans to be boring and figured none of them would be able to take his size anyway. As his brothers liked to point out time and time again, Rian was big. Most alphas were, but his was… extraordinary. As his younger brother Zale liked to call it… a dinosaur bone.
Not even all the betas could accommodate him. He knew which ones could and tended to use them for relief when needed.
He wrinkled his nose again, but this time it was for another reason. A sweet scent pulled at him. And it wasn’t coming from any of the omegas kneeling on the ground before him.
His eyes flicked back to Luca. Then he twisted his head and glanced over his shoulder at Kai. “Is Luca due to come into oestrus soon?”
Kai’s blue eyes narrowed as his gaze shot to his omega mate then back to Rian. “No.”
Rian inhaled deeply trying to pinpoint what the smell was and where it was coming from. “Do you smell that?”
Before any of his brothers could answer him, this father, the king, loudly pounded the end of his scepter onto the floor at his feet.
“Douglass! If Prince Adrian cannot identify any of these omegas as his fated mate, then let’s get this wrapped up.”
His father’s asshole assistant fluttered down the steps from where he’d been standing behind the king, and approached Rian.
Rian frowned at the weasel-faced beta servant. “What?”
“Has none of them caught your fancy, Your Highness?”
Rian let his gaze wander over the six naked males all bent over in a line. “None of these are my omega, Douglass. You may dismiss them all.” He tried to keep the disappointment out of his voice, but it was a struggle.
With a nod of his head and what curiously looked like a satisfied expression, Douglass clapped his hands, had the omegas rise to their feet, and herded them out of the Great Hall.
Rian couldn’t help but take one last look at the naked males. All were from acceptable families, all very handsome and some were even hung very well for an omega, but even if he was sexually interested in any of them, he was forbidden to rut with them.
Doing so could throw an omega into heat and with heat came pregnancy and then Rian would be stuck with an omega who was not his intended fated mate.
All for a quick dalliance.
Rutting for pleasure with an omega would also ruin the omega’s reputation. Omegas didn’t have to come to their mate with their corona membrane intact, but no matter what, they couldn’t rut with an alpha unless it was their mate. To do so was illegal and could mean imprisonment. Or worse, banishment.
About the Author
J.J. Masters is the alter-ego of a USA Today bestselling author who writes hot, gay romance filled with heart, humor and heat. J.J. became fascinated with mpreg romance as soon as she figured out what mpreg stood for. She loves to write about “knotty” men!
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Midnight Crest series
by Kay Maree
A man trapped in darkness.
A woman unable to escape the heartbreak of her past.
And, the magical powers of a Majestic waterfall which brings these two together.
I live in Newcastle, on the New South Wales coast of Australia with my husband and three beautiful children.
Between being a taxi for my children, and working full-time, I somehow find the time to write. It’s something I love with a passion and with the encouragement of my very supportive husband, I have accomplished one of my dreams – releasing my first novel.
I hope you fall in love with my characters as much as I have.
I love reading and getting lost in a good book when I manage to snatch five minutes to myself.
ShadowShifters – Half human, half wolf creatures that love as fiercely as they fight.
Aidan Bloodlocke never dreamed he was a Shifter, much less an Alpha. When a pack takes him in, his entire world changes, and loyalties are developed. Then disaster strikes, and he’s on a ruthless mission for revenge.
Veterinarian Maddie Ardelle moved to Bridgepoint, Maine, to start a normal, peaceful life on her own, only to find herself caught in the crossfire of violent, feuding ShadowShifters. That’s when Maddie and Aidan’s worlds collide, and with an attraction so fierce, both are helpless to resist.
As Aidan struggles to fight for both love and duty, he uncovers a betrayal so heinous, it puts the lives of his entire pack and the brave woman he desires at unthinkable risk. The stakes are high, and both must decide if Maddie ultimately can live in his violent world of teeth and claw.
A Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy author, Kharma Kelley has been enamored with all things that go “bump in the night” for who knows how long. She truly believes that finding humanity and beauty in some of the most seemingly unconventional places is part of the romantic psyche to her. A big fan of the Big Easy, Kharma tends to weave her proud Cajun heritage and values into her books. She enjoys reading other urban fantasy and romance novels and playing Minecraft in her spare time.
“Tall, Dark & Deadly” is the first book of her “Agents of The Bureau” series. Expect more sexy, dangerous and even hilarious installments to be released along with a new “ShadowShifter” series coming in 2017.
She frequents Wattpad (which she refers to as a story “incubator”) often and beta tests her new story ideas there as well as provide guidance and critiques to aspiring authors.
Her works are often compared to Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole and the late great author, L.A. Banks.
Quote from Kharma Kelley on writing Paranormal Romance:
“There’s something intriguing about strong women finding love in all the “wrong” places in the world of fantasy. Of angels, demons, ghosts, werewolves and your occasional blood sucker, all these paranormal metaphors are catalysts of what humans are and crave most…that we’re all different, beautiful and a little bit weird–and just want someone to love us for who we are.”
She lives in Texas with her husband.
A Paranormal/Shapeshifter Story
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My name is Kyan Miller and I have the ability to change into an Eagle and soar above the Earth.
Yep, you heard right – an Eagle.
A curse placed on the family in 1626 resulted in all the male members of my family having this unusual ability from the age of sixteen.
I work for the Government in Covert Operations. I can obtain information, other operatives cannot. This mission is one of my most dangerous to date. The US is being flooded by Cocaine from South America and the Governments of these two countries are working together to put a stop to it. They have been receiving valuable intel from two US operatives. Until …. one operative is found dead.
The other – Analia Rogers – is missing. She has neither been seen, nor heard from, for three days, We don’t know if she is dead or alive. I have been sent into the Alvarez family’s drug compound to find the answer.
I’m on an inflexible deadline, in three days’ time, the compound will be blown to smithereens, but there are details the Governments aren’t aware of which could place their forces in danger. Can I get the word out in time to prevent them from being slaughtered?
What I find inside the compound has my anger soaring to nuclear levels.
Am I in time? Is there anything I can do?
And, who has betrayed us?
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It feels good to spread my wings and fly among the clouds. The flight relaxes and prepares me for the stress and uncertainty of the job ahead. As I’m swept away on a thermal, my thoughts turn to Analia and I can’t help but wonder where she is being held. I pray I can get her out before the government forces move in.
Switching my thoughts back to the reason I’m up here, I search the ground for somewhere to hide my belongings. Being eagle-eyed has its benefits, about two miles from the compound I sight a small opening in the side of a densely forested cliff. I glance over my shoulder and drop out of the air stream to swoop down to the site. I drop the bag onto a small ledge before landing. Once on my feet, I gather it in my beak and move forward toward the small opening.
It appears nothing else has taken up residence. It’s too high for most creatures which could be a threat, but after shifting back to my human form, I tentatively move forward.
The opening is small but large enough for me to squeeze through. Once inside, I stop, rooted to the spot, amazed with what I have found. It’s like a whole other world. Plants of every type bloom in the brightest of colors under the pale light of the moon. I hear the roar of water and venture forward, scanning around me for an ever-present danger. I find none.
My eyes widen when I come across a waterfall spilling into a crystal clear pool. The water is thunderous as it cascades over rocks, spray misting in every direction. It’s a magnificent sight. After hiding my bag under dense brush, I reluctantly leave this unspoiled paradise. There are more urgent priorities.
I’m an Australian and live in Queensland.
I have always loved to write and have a vivid and overactive imagination.
In my spare time, when I’m not writing, I love to walk, read and shop.
I believe no mountain is too hard to climb, no river is too wide to span and no journey is too difficult to complete. I follow my dreams and I urge and encourage others to do the same.
With a positive attitude, the impossible can become possible.
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Welcome to my world-
I have always had an interest in the strange and unusual and I’m a romantic by heart. So how did I come into writing, you ask? Well, I stumbled into it. Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened. I never pictured myself as a writer but sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure in my life; I jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. Funny part is, the notes I wrote never became a book, instead I took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels and created their worlds and I have loved every minute of it.
I write passion-filled paranormal romance- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. They will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.
I invite you, lovely readers, to enter my world, relax in an easy-chair, sip a soothing beverage, stay and be entertained. I write for you.
Tamara’s spicy scent thrills, seduces and weakens him like no other. She is his and he wants her. Unfortunately, she is done with men. Tamara’s been burned too many times in the past and she’s not looking for a relationship…..ever. But when she finds a stray dog on her doorstep she decides she wants a relationship with a male, after all- that of pet and pet owner.
Josh is not a dog and he has no interest in staying her pet. He has one burning desire- Tamara- in his bed, nightly and permanently. He will stop at nothing to convince Tamara they are better together and that he needs her, forever.
Their paths are intertwined and their future is inevitable but will Tamara allow Josh to love, cherish and protect her? Or will she say good-bye to the amazing, dedicated man whose loyalty and sweet promises could shatter her walls completely and consume her with desire?
He marveled, watching each time her shapely bottom flew out of her seat to rally the team toward a goal. Her enthusiasm was intoxicating and Josh’s desire was growing with excitement. He viewed her curvy bottom and imagined bending her over the back of a seat, tearing off her jeans and giving everyone another, entirely different show. She was thrilled and fired-up and he was starting to feel wickedly playful.
Wolves could have sex with anyone, but it was different with their mates. Their libido was enhanced and the urge was stronger, especially on the night of the full moon. Again, it could be the pheromones but Josh didn’t care what it was. He wanted Tamara naked in the backseat of his car, right now. He watched her bounce side to side and his eyes danced with her movements. She was sexier to him when she was enthusiastic and spirited, and he was extremely excited.
He leaned over and whispered, “Game’s over, baby. I think we should go now before everyone leaves and we’re stuck in a traffic jam.” She looked over at him and nodded.
Good. He couldn’t wait to get her into his car.
Tatiana seeks rare, coveted treasure: a strong, loving, committed male she can respect, be proud of and become her full-fledged, partner. She has sought this elusive prince among men, her own personal champion but instead found many, many frogs and quite a few toads. Does her hero exist on Earth or did she miss her opportunity?
Jasper isn’t seeking a mate. His only intention is to rescue Tatiana from a fatal car accident, but he finds himself drawn to her in ways he can’t explain. She’s a rare, precious gem and there’s no turning back for him. He must know her and introduce himself in some sort of “human” fashion, at some sort of “human” event, for he is not of Earth.
Once Tatiana finds out Jasper’s true identity, will she accept and trust him? Will Tatiana allow herself to enter into a permanent, loving relationship with an unearthly but powerful being who only wants to adore and protect her?
The sporadic green and brown patches of grass crunched under her feet as she made her way back to her car. Circling around it, she found what she was looking for but hoping not to find. The jagged, crushed, concave metal on the driver’s side was a jarring reality check. The metal was so deeply gouged into the driver’s seat that she knew just by glancing at it that there was no way the driver’s side door would open. She looked into the car as much as she could, trying to walk around the varied sizes of broken glass dotting the surrounding area. Her head jerked up as a shrill noise increased in intensity and approached her. It was an ambulance followed by a fire truck. Someone had called 911. She looked back at her car and gulped as she saw the devastation she couldn’t deny happened. She looked at her car with incredulity and fascination as she peered in at the jagged, wicked, broken pieces of metal that would’ve pierced her body completely, rupturing through her left torso all the way down to her left leg.
Reality settled in and the gravity of the situation gave her a cold shiver straight down her spine. She shouldn’t have survived. At the very least, the firemen would’ve had to use the Jaws of Life to pry her out. What could’ve taken several hours to extricate her from her car only took a few minutes with the help of the handsome stranger that was, somehow, no longer around. How was she walking around, with only a few bruises across her left arm and a red rash across her face where the airbag burned her when it deployed? It was nothing short of a miracle. She glanced down at her legs and found nothing wrong with them; not even tightness or any type of soreness to claim. There was no rational explanation for what happened.
Centurion has it all. A talented charge, ladies at his disposal for a single encounter or more and access to all the coffee he wants once he lands on Earth. Plus, he’s second in command of the volunteer band of angels called the Guardian League. The one thing he never wanted was an intimate relationship with a human beyond the usual angel-charge boundaries.
So when he finds a woman as strong and hot as the human beverage that tickles his fancy, what else can he do but pursue her until he figures out what to do with her.
April loves her enticing, hunky angel but he’s a lot to handle. He’s cocky, unpredictable but most of all… incorrigible. What is she to do with a male who lives life by his own schedule?
Can April and Centurion form a compromise and allow love to bind them together? Or will Centurion’s inability to commit wedge them apart, forever?
She should’ve died.
April leaned forward on her elbows and afforded Centurion a peek down her blouse. Centurion’s gaze dropped to her full breasts stretching the length of her semi-tight shirt. Magnificent, creamy globes he wanted to hold in his hands. What would she feel like? Would she squirm or would she welcome his touch? He closed his eyes, reveling in the vivid imagery of caressing every inch of her and inhaled her musky scent. She was unique—different–and beautiful, inside and out. Her presence caused all kinds of strange sensations within him. He alternated between interest, want and need. Desire, he understood, even early on in a relationship, because for an Angel, one knew the human being they were with, intimately. It was a keen sixth-sense he couldn’t explain. Somehow, he knew she was perfect for him.
His practical, logical mind struggled to rein in his wild heart as she continued speaking words he didn’t hear. He was too entranced by her beauty to listen. Her heart radiated an untapped purity he rarely found in human beings. Her essence was magical and the dancing lights of her aura teased and fascinated him while he watched her sensual mouth opening and closing, forming words, uttering chuckles and creating smiles in between. April was a bit reserved and insecure but most human beings were. She was kind, generous and loving in ways others weren’t. She deserved everything good in life. The fact she was single still puzzled him. Granted, she was a bit shy and didn’t approach men and maybe that’s why she was unattached. It was a shame her one male Guardian hadn’t stepped in to take a chance when he could but his opportunity was gone and now it was Centurion’s turn to try.