Sheltering His Mate

by Cree Storm

Sheltering His Mate - Cree Storm - Cackle Lands
Part of the Cackle Lands series:
  • Sheltering His Mate
Editions:Kindle - First Edition: $ 4.99 USDePub - First Edition: $ 4.99 USDPDF - First EditionPaperback - First Edition: $ 12.99 USD
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 103

When Miller and his brother ran for their lives from the alpha of their hyena cackle, he had no idea he would find sanctuary with the enemy or the fact that his mate would be the alpha of that cackle.

Orson wasn’t any different from any other shifter. He had yearned for a mate since knowing he had one out there in the world. He just didn’t expect him to come to him in the dark of night, running for his life not just from an evil alpha, but a demon trying to take his very soul.

Can the two become one before Miller’s past catches up to him? Or will Orson have to sell his soul to the devil to keep his mate safe?

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Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 46-65
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Bad Breakup, Best Friend’s Sibling, Big Character / Little Character, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Rescue, True Love
Word Count: 29972
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Excerpt:

Or had never had anyone offer to do anything for him. Being an alpha meant always being strong. With his mate, he would be able to show another side of himself that he kept hidden from everyone else. That alone would be more than Or could ever ask for.

They sat there for a while, listening to the soft music as Barry sang about being his first last and everything. Or smiled thinking how that is exactly how he felt about his mate.

“What should we talk about?” Miller asked, breaking the silence.

Or thought a moment, then remembered something Miller had said earlier. “You said you dreamed about finding your mate since your dad first told you about them. You had this whole scenario and everything. Will you tell me what that was?”

Miller turned an adorable shade of pink. “It’s silly.”

“No dream you have is silly. Please, I’m curious.” Or urged.

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Miller didn’t look in his direction as he spoke, “I often would go running in the forests surrounding my home. I may have hated my cackle, but I loved my home.”

Miller turned to Or then back to look out the window, saying, “Cal told you that because I was an Aardwolf my cackle despised me. My alpha more than most. He said the name alone said I wasn’t a hyena and therefore I didn’t belong. I was bullied more times than even Cal knows about. I would be running, minding my own business and out of no where a few of my cackle would appear, chase me until I was exhausted then beat me until I couldn’t get up.”

A low growl had Miller turning to Or, and lightly squeezing his hand, “It’s okay. Those days are in the past.”

“I still don’t have to like it.” Or replied, still feeling the anger churning inside.

Smiling, Miller whispered, “Thank you.” Then continued, “I would have to lay there and wait to heal. I couldn’t go back and let my family see what had happened. My father was a strong man, but he was no match for three or more hyenas at a time and Cal——well you can see, my brother doesn’t always think before he speaks.”

Or snorted and listened as Miller spoke. “So, there I was broken, bloody, and hurting. I would lay there dreaming about how one day these guys would be attacking me and out of no where my mate would appear. He would pounce on them, kill them, and save me from harm. He would then take me to a beautiful river side and make love to me, as he made me his. It didn’t matter that I didn’t know his name or anything at all about it. I would trust in Fate. I would trust in him. He was my mate, my intended, the one I would love beyond all others.”

Or didn’t know quite what to say. He would love to be his knight in shining armor. He must have been quiet for too long, because Miller pulled his hand out of Or’s whispering in shame, “I know, it’s stupid and I sound like a girl.”

Or quickly took Miller’s hand in his own once more. Bringing his other hand up, Or gently placed a finger under Miller’s chin, turned his mates head until silver met golden brown, “Miller, it isn’t stupid, it’s romantic and beautiful. I was sitting here thinking how I would have loved to of been your knight in shining armor. I would have loved to of ripped those bastards throats out for even thinking about touching you. And, I was thinking how much I would love to make love to you.”

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Reviews:Nessa on www.goodreads.com wrote:

I really enjoyed this riveting romance between, Miller, and the alpha of a cackle of hyenas, Or, that gave Miller, and his brother (Cal) sanctuary. The only thing that personally bothered me, was the name, Or. Sometimes it wasn't capitalized, which threw me off from some portions of the story (I can be slow that way sometimes =D). However, I really liked the secondary characters, and the fact that there were other mates who needed to get together. It's always delightful when there's more than just one couple. I won't say who they are, but I sure hope that there will be another book, since I found this cackle highly fascinating. There's danger, and suspense, as well as lots of heat, but there were some issues or problems that went unsolved. Overall, it was a pleasant read, I mean, hyenas! =)

Mobookworm on www.amazon.com wrote:

Wellllll, what to say????
Hyenas, I was like, no way will this be sexy, interesting or something I'd like cause you know hyenas are usually the bad guys after all!!
See what being judgmentall will get ya! I almost missed out on an amazing start to a new series cause I prejudged it, so wrong on my part!!
I should have known better, Cree Storm brings her unique outlook to all her characters and this was no exception!
Cal and Miller grabbed me from page one and then we were introduced to Or, Jackson and the rest. This had a great plotline, plenty of emotions and also some sexiness!
I see so many stories I'd love to have now, Cal, Jackson, Nyx, gimme more!


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.


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