Wow it feels like forever since the release of my last book, but the wait is finally over. Aaron's Awakening was released today with Total-E-Bound. Yay!
Here's the blurb:
Werewolf Aaron Drake is delighted to learn he is finally moving to Texas with his father and father's mate. Aaron is even more excited to meet his mate – Panther shifter Cary - on the very first day in his new home. But Aaron’s happiness is short lived when, upon their first meeting, Cary runs away from him, distraught.
When Panther shifter Cary Lewis discovers Aaron Drake is his mate, he is absolutely terrified. Mate. The word fills him with dread. Cary Spent two years being abused by his mate Gill and the last six months trying to get over his death. The last thing he needs or wants is another mate, especially one who appears to be as aggressive and dominant as Gill had been. But the mating bond is hard to resist and so is Aaron Drake. Just when Cary begins to come to terms with their union a representative from the supernatural council shows up, and Cary learns that cross species mating is strictly forbidden.
Forced to hide their relationship from the council or face dire consequences their bond is further tested when they discover gay shifters in the area are being targeted and killed by a group of local thugs. Are there too many problems for two such young men to overcome or Is their blossoming relationship worth taking a chance on?
Aaron pressed an ear to the door of his father’s bedroom and listened intently. Stefan would tan his hide if he knew Aaron was eavesdropping, but how else was he supposed to learn anything? In a few months’ time he’d be twenty, but his father still treated him like a child.
Stefan and his mate, Cody, had been secretive around him lately—their conversations halting whenever he walked into the room. His father was keeping something from him—Aaron was certain of it. Tonight he intended to find out exactly what was going on.
Aaron only hoped his father’s evasiveness had nothing to do with the pack. The last time his position as alpha had been challenged, Cody had nearly got killed. Aaron had been made to watch the challenge and there hadn’t been a damn thing he could do to stop it. He was a little older now and stronger. He wouldn’t let his father or Cody go through something like that again. Not if he could help it.
The hushed voices in the room fell silent. Aaron pressed closer trying to hear more clearly. He yelped when the door was yanked open, and he fell forwards into the room, landing on his knees.
“I knew he was listening!” Cody exclaimed, pointing his finger at Aaron.
Stefan grabbed Aaron by the ear and dragged him along the floor further into the room. Aaron had gone through a growth spurt in the last six months. At six-foot-two, he now stood shoulder to shoulder with his father but Stefan pulled him along as though he was no heavier than a feather.
“Do you want to explain yourself?” Stefan put his hands on his hips and frowned at his son. Stefan’s nostrils flared and Aaron was sure he saw the vein in his father’s temple pulse.
“Well, if you won’t tell me what’s going on with the pack, I have to find out for myself, don’t I?”
Stefan rolled his eyes. “How many times do we have to tell you there is nothing going on with the pack?”
“I’m not a kid anymore, Dad. When you are gonna start treating me like an adult?”
“When you start acting like one,” Stefan boomed. “And stop listening at doors.”
Aaron narrowed his eyes. “Is someone challenging you again?”
“Oh, for pity’s sake!” Stefan threw his arms up in exasperation. “Cody, can you help me out here?”
“Aaron, come sit over here.” Cody patted the bed next to him and smiled reassuringly.
Aaron sighed, got up off the floor and walked across the room. He sat down next to Cody and waited to hear what he had to say. His father’s mate would be sure to tell him the truth.
“No one has challenged your father’s position as alpha, I promise you.”
“Then what’s with all the secrets?” Aaron asked. “You’re keeping something from me. I know you are.”
Cody looked to his mate, as if for consent. Stefan’s shoulders slumped in resignation but he said nothing. Cody turned back to Aaron and nodded.
“Yes. We have been.”
Aaron's Awakening can be purchased from Total-E-Bound here: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=1394
Thanks for reading!