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Art of a Mate

by Cree Storm

Art of a Mate - Cree Storm - Haven Ranch
Part of the Haven Ranch series:
Editions:ePub - First Edition: $ 4.99
Pages: 236
Kindle - First Edition: $ 4.99
Pages: 234
PDF - First Edition: $ 4.99
Pages: 146
Paperback - First Edition: $ 12.99
Pages: 367

Eos is after her wings and Kenner’s mate, Como, holds the key to finding them.
Como brings his dreams to life on canvas. His art has mentally protected him most of his life and now Kenner wants to take over that job. How can Como open up and explain everything to his mate when he doesn’t understand most of it himself? Como knows he must try, but fear has always ruled him and right now he's fearing he might lose Kenner before he could even claim him.

Kenner knew Como was a gifted artist. However, he also knew he had hidden secrets that if not told could mean both their lives. Kenner needed to gain Como’s trust before it was too late because if Eos got her hands on those wings it would mean the lives of all Shifters on Haven and around the world.

Publisher: Independently Published
Cover Artists:
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Everyone is Queer, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Friends to Lovers
Word Count: 44945
Setting: Ranch
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

Como slowly walked in holding something in his hand. His eyes widening when they landed on Kenner.
Kenner gasped, "Your eyes match your hair!"
"Kenner are you okay?" Sky asked hesitantly.
The scent of sunshine and earth after a fresh rain floated past Kenner's nose, and all Kenner wanted to do was find out if the man's taste was as luscious as his scent.
Walking closer to Como, Kenner never took his eyes off the man in front of him, whispering, "Golden flakes flickering like the golden strands of your hair when you stand in the sunlight."
"Kenner, your ears and eyes have shifted. Is there something wrong?" Sky asked sounding more concerned than a few seconds ago.
The man behind Midnight gave Kenner a shy smile, and Kenner felt his bird flapping and clamoring to get out. A loud screech escaped Kenner's lips. He looked at Como and all sense of control seemed to be evaporating.


Tunnel vision and the diminishing of sound didn't even register to Kenner as he unknowingly began to stalk closer to the prey in front of him. He didn't feel two of the men trying to hold him back from his goal and right then his objective was to taste the morsel in his line of sight. Seconds later Kenner found himself on his ass and the side of his face was pulsing in pain.
"Ouch! Fuck! Damn it!" Sky hissed as he held his hand looking at Kenner completely pissed off.
Shaking his head, Kenner asked, "What the hell happened?"
"You broke my fucking hand. That's what happened." Sky snapped.
Kenner tilted his head, still confused, "I don't understand."
Rey went to Sky, gently taking his brother's hand in his own, saying, "You did a partial shift. We tried to get you to back off, but you kept going towards Como."
Kenner quickly turned to see the young man looking at him with concern and confusion of his own. "I'm sorry, Como. I don't know what came over me."
Midnight gave a knowing smile, saying, "I think I do. However, it's something you're going to have to deal with yourself."
"You have to shift, Sky. It's the only way it's going to heal in time for the wedding." Rey softly said.
Sky gasped, "What? How the hell am I supposed to do the practice ceremony if I shift? I can't walk down the damn isle on four tiny legs and a tail."
"Kenner broke your hand. He can do the practice walk. This way you can watch everything and know what needs to be added or taken away." Rey suggested.
Kenner's eyes widened, "What? You want me to be the bride between Hardy and Emry?"
"Oh hell no! No one, but no one, marries my men but me. Practice or no practice." Sky stated firmly.
Midnight quickly replied, "Como can take the place of your men. This way you can watch Rey and I with our mates walk down the aisle and again, decide if it looks right or wrong." Turning to Como, Midnight asked, "You would help Sky, right, Como?"
Kenner could have sworn there was something twinkling in Midnight's eyes when he looked from Como to Kenner. It had Kenner's harpy eagle on notice that this man was up to something.

Reviews:SiKReviews's Reviews on Goodreads wrote:

We learn so much from this book about Haven and the events that lead up to its creation. The fair Sheriff gets his mate. We learn that Como and his bear are not as helpless and meek as we though they were.

The plot now thickens and Haven’s population is growing. I can’t want to see what happens next

About the Author

I was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. I’m a military brat that travelled a bit overseas and throughout many parts of the United States. I finally settled in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where I eventually got married and then divorced. I was blessed with two fantastic sons. As they grew up and became young men chasing their dreams. I felt that maybe now was the time for me to do the same. That’s when I started writing. Never in a million years did I expect to meet the most wonderful man in the world, move to Quebec, Canada, and get married. However, that is exactly what happened. JP has introduced me to things like; canoeing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, and has taken me to some of the most beautiful locations. Ones that I had only ever seen on a computer or read about in books. I may miss my mountains and my boys, but have discovered that when you work towards your dreams, the future can be one filled with happiness and love. My boys are only a plane ride away, and Skype is a glorious thing. So I say, on to my next adventure…don’t be shocked to find it in one of my books.