Caught between a mad scientist, a witch, and a hard place
—and that was before he shifted.
Austin thinks he's a guy trying to do the right thing, live a decent life that he’d fought so hard for. Then his world changes forever...
A secret government project, Operation Elevate, abducts him for their nefarious and mysterious purpose, and what are they giving him in return? A mission, a lover, and the ability to shift into a panther. Now he's battling against forces he doesn't understand.
He had thought he could stop fighting, but Austin’s fight is only beginning.
Operation Elevate Part One: Panther Abducted
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 2
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Hero and the Great Quest, InstaLove / Love at First Sight
Word Count: 23000
Setting: Secret Government Lab, Mountains
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
I ran away when I was sixteen. My dad was a complete homophobic, asshole, jarhead cop who could get away with beating the shit out of his kid. I don’t know about my mom—can’t remember her being an active participant in the household since I was a little kid. I had eventually said fuck it and left.
I had to save money and run far to get away from his reach. I succeeded. I went to the city and started a life. I had very few friends and spent most holidays alone. The first few years were the hardest. I stayed in shelters, mostly. It’s hard when you’re a minor, but when I hit eighteen, everything changed. I got my GED and enrolled in a nice college with housing. I was just getting my life going. It was lonely, but it was mine.