Accused (The Talani Trade Alliance Book 1)

by Leona Windwalker

Accused - Leona Windwalker
Part of the The Talani Trade Alliance series:
  • Accused (The Talani Trade Alliance Book 1)
Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99
ISBN: B01N2U1HOZ
Pages: 250

Matthias Reynolds loves his life. He's starting to make it as a graphic artist at last and has a job he really likes at a local café that pays the bills. When a night out clubbing leads to an awkward morning after, he's embarrassed and more than ready to forget all about it. When Talani Enforcers show up at the café, he doesn't know what to make of it all as he's led away in restraints.
Standing accused of crimes he struggles to understand, he finds he has an unexpected champion: the Talani warrior and war hero J'nah Quislin. J'nah knows that Matty is his. All J'nah has to do is keep Matty safe from those who engineered Matty's charges and sentencing. That, and get Matty to accept that universe always intended them to be together as one. All it requires is for Matty to return J'nah's devotion and offer his willing submission. Can Matty do it, with all that it will mean for his future?

Warning: Contains scenes of consensual sexual acts between two males, in a dominant/submissive relationship
Story length: 64,070 words

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Excerpt:

Matty turned away from the counter when the usual hubbub died into eerie silence. He quickly spied the reason why. It was rare to see actual Talani in person unless they were hosting a recruiting event or apprehending someone who had violated the law in a crime involving the Talani in some way. These two did not look recruiters. They were huge and musclebound, wearing tactical armor and carrying side arms. One of them locked eyes with him and strode forward.

“You are Matthias F. Reynolds?”

“Yes. How may I help you?” he asked with a puzzled expression.

The giant of a man held out a data pad to him. “Please indicate you are Matthias F. Reynolds here, by placing your thumb and forefinger here.”

Matty did as he was asked.

The other man drew close, removing restraints from his waist and making a grab for Matty's arms.”

“What the hell, man?” Matty cried out.

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“Now that you have agreed to the charges and identified yourself as Matthias Reynolds, we are placing you in custody.”

None of the customers or other cafe staff would meet his eyes. All he could do is allow himself to be dragged towards their SUV, wondering exactly what charges he'd supposedly accepted.

“You didn't tell me what I'm charged with!” he yelled.

The first man replied, “It was on the document you placed your prints on.”

“You said that was to just say that I was me!”

“You should have read the document and not just signed it with your prints.”

“There was just some letters and numbers! I thought they were nothing!”

“Tapping those would have shown you the document. You have to know what you did anyway. We have your DNA on the victim.”

“What?” With a sinking feeling, he came to understand just how they must have come across his DNA. “Oh, Duane, no.”

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About the Author

Leona is a longtime staunch supporter of human rights and environmental causes. Her favourite genre to read is M/M fiction and she particularly enjoys science fiction, fantasy, and action/suspense subgenres—especially if they have a nice seasoning of romance. She has far too many books on her Kindle, has overloaded her phone with even more and, when not reading, writing, being driven to distraction by her children, or being overlorded by her three cats, can be found trying to locate the portal that the sock monster uses to steal socks from her dryer.


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