Arrowtown Series Book 1
(M/M, Shifters, true mate, MPREG, HEA)
Seth Carmichael never did anything wrong, but instead of working at the local library, he was running for his life. His herd was hunting him and with few resources, Seth’s options were fading fast. Until, that is, he heard the rumble of a motorcycle. Peeking through the tree he was hiding in, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Had salvation come in the form of a badass biker?
Ra (no last name and proud of it) was a tiger on a mission. He’d scented his mate and then the little rabbit ran away before his teeth could engage. Ra heard the gossip around Arrowtown; he knew his mate was a hunted man. But if the sweet man was on the run, he needed someone to look after him; Ra figured he was the right man for the job.
A meeting, a mating and yet another meeting. What should have been a straight forward relationship turned into so much more on their very first outing as a mated couple. Now Ra has to count on the strength of his mate and the help of his friends, if he and Seth are ever to have the HEA they’d planned for. And what was with all these Fae turning up out of the blue?
Warning: Contains a tiger who keeps putting his foot in it; a tiny lop-eared rabbit who is stronger than he looks and a bunch of friends who’ll hide a body, no questions asked.
Seth was shaking so hard he was sure his skin would burst. Every time he’d seen Ra, and that was often, he’d made sure to keep his distance. One time, just one time he’d got caught off guard. He’d caught a mating scent. Something he never dreamed would happen to him. And when he realized who that scent belonged to; he was happy to be lunged at until he saw Ra’s teeth were showing. He’d freaked out. He’d admitted that to his friend. But then life as he knew it came crashing down around his ears….
“You shouldn’t be holding me. There are people looking for me.” See, Seth did know how to be a good mate. He didn’t want his big tiger getting into trouble. “You’ll be hounded out of town if they know you’ve seen me. In fact,” his lip trembled, but he had to follow through, “you should turn me in. My herd’s offered a huge reward for my capture. Your club could do with the money.”
Ra laughed and it was a lovely sound. Seth committed it to memory for when his end time came. It would be soon, he knew it. He couldn’t keep running and if Ra found him, it would only be a matter of time before Gareth did too. “I’m not taking you anywhere but home with me, little precious. But first, I thought we’d have a picnic. I brought food and beers. You do like salads, don’t you and Cam told me bunnies love honeydew beers.”
Ra looked so hopeful, so at odds from his usual fierce expression. Seth knew he shouldn’t stay, but…hell, if he was going to get caught anyway, he might as well enjoy his last meal. “Thank you,” he said softly, staring at Ra’s face. “No one’s ever done anything this nice for me before.”
“You need feeding up,” Ra said gruffly, but Seth wasn’t afraid this time. His mate had a soft side and had gone to a lot of trouble just for him. Seth wished his life was a fairy tale, where the good guys got to live with the handsome heroes, but real life wasn’t like that. Not for a rabbit shifter like him.
“Can you put me down, only that food does look really good, and you probably want to eat too,” Seth suggested when Ra didn’t seem inclined to move. He was just staring at him like he’d never seen anything so…Seth wasn’t sure what, but his whole body warmed under the scrutiny.
“You can eat sitting on my lap.”
Seth wanted to smile. It seemed Ra had a stubborn streak too. But at least he was heard, because Ra moved over to the blanket and sat down, reminding Seth of another problem currently nudging his ass. “You didn’t get to finish,” he whispered, unsure how comfortable tigers were with talking about sex.
“I’ll get to it later,” Ra seemed more confident now, peeling off lids from freshly made salads that made Seth’s mouth water. “I don’t know what all this green stuff is, but my friends tell me it’s fresh and good for little prey…er…vegetarians.”
“It looks amazing,” Seth said, determined to overlook Ra’s verbal hiccup. “We eat meat as well, just not often when we’re out. Some places aren’t very honest about the meat they put in stews and things.”
“Hmm, I see your point,” Ra said gravely. “So you won’t mind if I eat meat then? I promise it’s lamb.” He pulled out a foil wrapped joint that could only have come from a larger animal.
Seth chuckled. “If that came from a rabbit, I’m glad I didn’t meet him. It’s huge.”
Ra seemed to think that was funny too, and Seth dug into the prepared salads, savoring every mouthful.
Carefully easing his fingers out of Seth’s behind, Ra slathered plenty of lube on his cock that was straining towards his mate like a heat seeking missile. He crawled over Seth’s body and nudged his cock in the right direction. Seth wiggled his ass, seeking more and Ra hushed him quietly. “Do not push back,” he warned.
“I want. I need. I feel like I’ll explode if you don’t get inside me.” Seth’s face was bright red and his eyes looked almost feverish. Ra brushed the back of Seth’s neck with his lips and Seth’s skin burned him. Hoping it was just a rabbit thing, he pushed his hips forward, feeling his cock slowly encased in molten heat.
“Holy crap.” Ra wondered if he should pull out.
“Keep going,” Seth pleaded. “It’s just my body adjusting to the mating. It won’t hurt you.”
Hurt me, what about you? But Ra’s tiger took over. He’d waited long enough. Trusting his animal spirit to warn him if something was seriously wrong with his mate, Ra pushed forward, his head back and his eyes closed as every molecule of his existence was focused on where they were joined. Seth’s body was made for him. There was no denying that. The urge to rut hit him before he’d even got all the way in and Seth’s moans and hip twitches weren’t making it any easier to control himself.
“I’m a rabbit,” Seth yelled. “Fuck me like one.”
I’m a tiger, Ra was confused but his hips seemed to know what Seth was talking about. He pulled out, pushed forward and then had to brace his hands on the bed to keep up with Seth who had his knees planted firmly on the mattress and was rocking back on his cock like he owned it. I guess he does, Ra thought but then Seth groaned and yelled and Ra realized he wasn’t being fair. He tried to get his balance, so he could grab Seth’s cock and give him a helping hand, but the way Seth’s ass pushed back on him every five seconds was making it difficult.
“I’m coming,” Seth yelled and sure enough the smell of spunk hit Ra’s nostrils. But apparently climaxing wasn’t enough to slow Seth down. He was still rocking backward like a madman and Ra was struggling to keep up.
Grabbing Seth around his chest, Ra reared up pulling Seth with him. Seth seemed to catch on fast because he planted his feet on the mattress and bobbed up and down, his hair tickling Ra’s nose. Unbelievably Seth’s cock was still hard but at least in this position Ra could grab hold of it and by the time Ra’s balls were tight and starting to sting from the forceful way Seth bounced on them, Seth was yelling again.
“Do it this time,” he yelled. “Bite me!”
Ra surged forward and his teeth were in Seth’s neck before he knew what happened. As the taste of blood hit his tongue, his tiger roared and flew out to greet the other half of his soul. The two spirits circled each other once, twice and then the tiger curled around the feisty rabbit, the mating complete from a spiritual sense. Ra’s hand was coated with Seth’s release and his balls throbbed as he pumped his seed into his mate’s willing body. I guess it is physically too.