Welcome to the book blitz for FERAL, the first book in the adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy series, Many Lives, by New York Times bestselling author, Laxmi Hariharan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Series: Many Lives #1
Author: Laxmi Hariharan
Release Date: May 29, 2016
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU
He’s all I ever wanted but, can I let myself love him?
I love her so I let her go will she come back to me?
Something about lethal, predatory, shifter Luke calls out me. He’s my fated mate. It tears me apart, but I must walk away from him to find my blood family. What I hadn’t counted on was uncovering secrets about my past.
Revelations that change my life forever. I now face the ultimate test to become Alpha. If I lose, the future of my pack is at stake. Can I overcome the challenge, while winning back the only man I want to be with?
A standalone paranormal romance sizzling with love, lust, betrayal and shifters. This is book 1 of 2 in the main Many Lives Series. This duet is complete with Feral and Taken.
“…Take a good look at me,” I point to myself, “What you see is what you get. Except, I don’t know what it is you’re getting. I need to find out where I come from first.”
“Don’t go, Maya.” His voice is urgent. Then he moves.
So fast that the air around him blurs. The next second, Luke’s body covers mine. In a move so smooth it leaves me breathless, he brings my wrists up. Shackling them above my head. My legs imprisoned between the hard muscles of his thighs. My throat goes dry.
“Don’t weaken the mating bond just forming between us. You sense it too. Don’t you?”
When I don’t reply, doubt flickers in his eyes. This close, I see the silver specks in his eyes. The breadth of his shoulders drowns out the light.
There’s no mistaking the man he has become. And when those chiseled lips close over mine, I can’t resist. Luke flicks his tongue over my lips, and all other thought goes out of my head.
Soft. Hard. He’s both.
Holding my wrists with one hand, he skims clever fingers down the underside of my arm.
Sparks of yearning shoot out over my skin. I shiver. But he’s just getting started.
He cups my breast. Squeezes. A shudder of desire shoots straight to my core. I gasp. For the first time, Luke takes advantage. His tongue dives in. Tangles with mine.
Heat spurts deep in my belly. Reminding me of the aching hollowness inside. It’s like nothing I ever experienced. Like everything I’m waiting for.
I strain to pull my hands free; and when he doesn’t let go of my wrists, I growl in frustration. My hips rise off the bed, and I grind my core against his arousal.
I want more. Want to get closer. I nip at his lips, unconsciously imitating the way of the wolves.
Luke’s big body jerks in pleasure, muscles bunching with a fine tension.
Heat from him slams into me. I’m drowning in him. Bathing in that warm scent of dark wood and citrus. Controlled, yet with a wild edge. Like him.
I groan aloud, and the sound is swallowed by his mouth. A last sip at my lips and then he raises his head. A pleased look in his eyes.
“I knew we’d be good together.” His voice is thick with lust and something else. Satisfaction. Like he’s marked me already.
Marked me with his scent.
“Let us be mated first,” Luke says, voice confident, “and then I’ll come with you. I’ll help you find your human family.”
I grip my palms together. My fingers are like blocks of ice.
“Mated…” I can’t quite bring myself to complete the sentence. It feels so…final.
But pack laws are clear about mating rules. As soon as a shifter recognizes a mate, and as long as both partners are eighteen, they are encouraged to accept the mating bond. The emotional and physical connection joining together, strengthening each other.
I’m attracted to Luke. I trust him more than any packmate. But, mated? How do I even know what I want, when I don’t know who I am?
His muscles stiffen, vibrating with tension. “This need to be together, it’s real, Maya. We belong with each other.”
“I need time, Luke,” I plead. “I’ve only just realized we’re more than friends. I need time to adjust to this.”
His eyes narrow. He’s angry, and I’m subjected to the full intensity of his freezing eyes.
Letting go of my wrists, he pulls away. Sits next to me on the bed. The heat from his body retracts, leaving me cold. Lonely.
It would be so easy to just give in to him. To wait until I’m mated. Then we could set out together on this quest I’m compelled to embark on. I can lean on him.
“No.” I shake my head. “I’m not ready to be mated. Besides, these are your rules. I am not one of you.”
About The Author
I am a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy.
The Many Lives Universe
In a world full of shifters, vampires and immortals, the Many Lives Series is a fast paced paranormal romance series. Packed with sizzling romance and action scenes that will take your breath away, this series traces the love stories of one woman’s illegitimate descendants; all united by the power of her infamous sword.
Order of reading-
Feral (Maya and Luke’s story)
Taken (Jai and Ariana’s story)
Redemption (Mikhail and Leana’s story)
Broken (Kris & Tara’s story)
Awakened (Ruby and Vik’s story)
Origins (Ruby’s origin story)
Chosen (Vik’s origin story)
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