Welcome to the Sunset on Summer Labor Day Romance Blog Hop. I’m sharing a excerpt from my Sci-Fi romance, Her Alien Protector. Enjoy!
“Let’s go,” he told her. “Hold on to me for support.”
She shook her head. “I have to walk on my own.”
“No one is here but you and I. No one will see you and think you weak.”
She stared down at her feet, seeming nervous. “You don’t think that?” Her eyes stayed lowered.
“Think what? That you are weak?”
Keeping her gaze from him, she nodded. Raynor lifted her chin. He needed for her to see him, to believe him. “There were five of them.”
“I know but…”
“No buts. There were five of them. You were able to fight them until I arrived.”
“I gave up. In the end. I gave up. I should’ve kept fighting.”
A tear dripped from her eye. He wiped it away, before it could trail down her face, not missing the way she shivered from his touch. He didn’t know if it was from fear or desire, he detected a hint of both.
“We do not cry,” he told her. She took a deep breath and wiped her eyes dry. “You did what you had to do,” Raynor said, leaning forward, bringing himself eye level with her. “You survived.”
“Because of you…”
“You survived,” he repeated. “And that is all that matters. They are dead, two at your own hand. You tore Aron’s throat out. Watching you make him suffer made me proud.” Raynor knew his eyes were swirling, could feel the darkness scratching the surface, wanting to show her he too thought her strong. “And we will destroy the others who have betrayed you.”
The hard glint in her eyes, a look he’d seen numerous times, returned. “You will help me?” she asked. “Even after the things I’ve said, the way I’ve treated you.”
“I am yours. When you go to war, I go to war also. You’re not alone in this, mate.”
A small smile took shape on her face. The scent of pride overcame the scent of fear. “Thank you Raynor.”
“You’re welcome.” Time stood still for a moment. Raynor wanted to relish this exchange. She hadn’t objected to him calling her mate.
That was good, very good. Yet, now was not the time to deepen their bond. Now, they needed to fight. “We should go.”
Lark nodded and surprised him by grabbing his arm for support. He stared down where her small hand gripped him. A calm he shouldn’t feel at a time like this came over him.
No matter what the battle, no matter how hard or terrible things got, if he had her by his side, he would be okay. Forever and always. Raynor placed one hand over hers and led her down the hall, moving cautiously, not wanting her to stumble.
Coming September 24th: Silver
All Malia Valdese wants to do is survive in the Outlands and serve food to the patrons of her diner. She doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome silver-eyed stranger who keeps showing up after closing time, asking her weird questions and making her feel something she hasn’t felt in years, desire.
She doesn’t care that he’s the sexiest male she’s ever seen or that he stares at her like she’s the main course. Steering clear of him is her plan. Well, it was the plan, before he turned her world upside down with four words…. You’re coming with me.
Apparently she has no say in the matter.
She’s not on the menu. But she’s what he hungers for.
Her scent tells him she’s his and the WANTED pictures popping up all over the dark-net tells him he needs to lay low for a while. Having her next to him in bed while he tries to clear his name is the plan. Unfortunately, his enemies are closer than he thought and now they’ve found his weakness…. her.
Can he shield his mate from the consequences of his dark past? Or will she flee to his enemies to escape him and the intense emotions he stirs inside of her?
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