Purrfect Pair

by Jess Buffett

Purrfect Pair - Jess Buffett
Part of the Vaucluse Coven series:
  • Purrfect Pair
Editions:Kindle
Pages: 95

After hundreds of years on Earth as the right-hand of a powerful regime, Kellan has more regrets than he can count. He has never hesitated to put the needs of his Coven first, but a dangerous mission sends him on a collision course with the one man who can make him rethink his priorities.

Panther shifter Mason has lived with an all-consuming guilt for far too long, and he jumps at the opportunity to make things right without understanding the danger he faces.

Opposite in every way, these two men have to work together to protect information that could save or destroy lives. Doing their duty may mean confronting their differences, flaws, and more importantly, their need for each other. Will they fight their fate and turn from each other, or will they acknowledge what a perfect pair they make?

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Publisher: Siren Publishing
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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Pansexual
Protagonist 1 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Badass Hero, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Hurt / Comfort, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, May/December, Smartass Twinks, True Love
Setting: Australia
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Excerpt:

“You can’t be serious, Mason!” Ethan shouted.

Ignoring his brother, Mason continued to pack some of his belongings. The Kayan of the Hunter Clan, Jake Hunter, had entrusted Mason with delivering vital information to their allies at the Vaucluse Coven. The last few years had seen Potestas rise in power, the attacks they aimed at the Hunter Clan becoming more and more violent. Potestas was reaching further, wider, and now no one was safe. Mason had learned long ago the Potestas didn’t have a level it wouldn’t sink to, in order to get what they wanted.

While world domination felt a little too stereotypically villainous, Mason knew he wasn’t far off the mark.

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The information and video he had to deliver to the Vaucluse Coven needed to get there sooner rather than later. Nerves raced through him as he thought of the danger he would be in. Mason didn’t need Ethan reminding him. Potestas would love to stop this information getting into the Coven’s hands, most especially Darius, the Coven leaders brother. The knowledge could very well tip the balance of power, and give the psycho's younger sibling, Jonas, the upper hand. Mason only had to get it to the Rege first.

When had the knowledge of Potestas return become an all-out war?

Shit.

“I know why you’re doing this.” Ethan flopped down onto Mason’s bed, next to the small case he was taking with him. “You think by doing this, Colton is somehow going to magically forgive us for everything we have said and done to him.”

He faltered in his movements. Ethan was right, of course. After everything Potestas had made Mason and Ethan do, after every cruel thing they had said and done to their little brother, Mason knew he would spend the rest of his life trying to make it up to Colton. They may have been controlling his mind, but nothing could erase the damage those words and actions had caused. To his baby brother of all people.

Colton had left the Hunter Clan with his mate, Jordan to assist the Vampire Coven with a possible leak and breach in their computer systems. Mason figured part of the allure had also been to give himself some distance from him and Ethan. But if there was a chance he could help the people who saved him and what was rest of his family, if he was able to reconnect with his little brother again, then the risk of being attacked or worse, was worth it.

Mason sighed. “I don’t think he is magically going to forgive us, but I have to do something. It’s not enough that he knows we were being controlled. There is too much pain there. We need to prove that we love him. That we never stopped and that we would do anything for him.”

His younger brother raised a brow. “We?”

Mason laughed. “Don’t play dumb. It doesn’t suit you. We both know that I have no intention of staying, and you won’t let me go alone.”

“True,” Ethan acceded, rolling his eyes. “So we’re headed to the Vaucluse Cover then?”

“Yep.” And the sooner they got there the better. Colton needed them and Mason refused to let his little brother down again.

“Well, this should be interesting,” Ethan drawled, following behind him.

Mason smirked. “No doubt.”

 

* * * *

“Watch it,” Kellan growled as yet another body slammed into him.

The beat pounded through the floor of the nightclub as Kellan Lancaster stared out at the sea of bodies, moving together like crashing waves in a storm. The sounds that assaulted his ears left him shaking his head at the current generation. How could they call this music?

It was impossible to see anything, let alone hear, yet somehow he had to find and make contact with a man from the Hunter Clan who had information his Coven needed.

Damn Potestas.

With nothing considered secure any longer, all important information had to be exchanged in person, to make sure no one else got their hands on it. Which was how Kellan found himself being given orders from his Rege, to come to the nightclub and retrieve not just the information, but the informant.

Jonas had been adamant on that last part. He was to meet up with Colton’s brother, Mason, and bring the guy home with him. Hell, even Colton had reminded him before he had left. Kellan had struggled to remind himself that the young Panther and his family had been through hell and back because of Potestas. However, after losing his best friend to the bastards, he didn’t need anyone to tell him of what the enemy was capable of. He had witnessed it first-hand.

Still, Kellan had tried to worm his way out of coming here, not that he was afraid or anything. As the CovensViserego, second-in-command, there was very little that intimidated him. He was plain and simply...too old for this shit.

Hell, he was older than Jonas, his own damn leader.

At over six hundred years of age, Kellan had been over the very idea of nightclubs when they had been referred to as inns, bordellos and parlors.

Another body slammed into him, jarring him out of his thoughts. Kellan huffed out his frustration. This was getting ridiculous.

Turning to confront the offending party, he was immediately ensnared by a pair of bright golden eyes. His entire body vibrated and he drew in a shaky breath to try and calm his nerves that had suddenly felt like they had been lit on fire. Kellan realised his mistake almost immediately when the most delicious scent hit him, tendrils of vanilla and coffee worked their way through him as he acknowledge that the man standing in front of him was his mate.

Shit!

He knew the moment the other man, a Panther Shifter, recognised him as well, for his eyes widened in disbelief before muttering a curse.

“Who are you?” Kellan demanded to know. There was something familiar about him.

The other man raised an eyebrow at him. “Who the hell are you?”

His lips tipped up in amusement. The Panther certainly was a feisty little kitty. Closing the distance that separated them, Kellan brought his hand up to cup the back of his mate’s neck. Leaning in, his lips brushed over the other man’s cheek, feeling the golden eyed beauty shiver as Kellan whispered into his ear. “My name’s Kellan, but you can call me, mate.”

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Reviews:Tracie on Sinfully Sweet Romance wrote:

5 star!!! I enjoyed Reading Purrfect Pair, the story was well paced, and there was a good balance between the action and romance.

Mason Rivers is a panther shifter, he has said and done unthinkable things under the mind control of the Potestas. Free now Mason is still consumed by the guilt, needing desperately to find peace and forgiveness especially from his brother Colton.

Kellen Lancaster is Viserego (second in charge) of the Vaucluse Coven, he is an intimidating and powerful vampire who has lived hundreds of years. Kellan has suffered his share of loss and carries his own regrets but he is determined to destroy all who would dare harm those he loves and has sworn to protect.

Kellan is sent by his Rege (vampire king) Jonas to collect Mason and Ethan Rivers as they are transporting information that could help them in their current war. When Kellan literally runs into Mason their recognition of each other is instant but with danger about to pounce Kellen knows he needs to get them all to safety, even if it means keeping his distance from his mate. Mason and Kellan need to get back to Vaucluse coven because only then will they be able to explore what is between them. But when the Potestas strike and Mason is hurt Kellan will need to rethink his plan and hope he can get them all home alive.


About the Author

Jess Buffett was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. Jess is a mum of two, married to her high school sweetheart. She is a hopeless romantic who is a huge fan of M/M and M/F romance with a happy ending—anything with hunky men in all their glory, whether they be Shifters, Vampires, Cowboys, or the boy next door. A caffeine addict who shamefully can’t make a decent cup of coffee to save her life, Jess believes in soul mates, happily ever afters, and in love at first sight, but that sometimes people need a second or a third for the brain to catch up.


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