- The Mating Games On Ice 1 Power Play
Welcome to the Mating Games on Ice!
After discovering the nefarious actions of Councilman Troy, Ricky, Ian, and Joop, along with their mates and Councilman Eagan and his mate, are on a mission to stop Troy’s plans. To do that, they must attend The Winter Mating Games in Siberia.
Darby Sellers has always wanted to find his mate. Unfortunately, the summer games did not pan out for him. Overhearing the conversation about going to the winter games, Darby decides to hitch a ride, dragging his best friend, Jayden Donovan, along.
Councilman Camden Krill was just learning about the abominations Troy was creating to take over as ruler of their world. While waiting to meet with Eagan and his friends he receives a call from a man with the most musical voice Krill had ever heard. While making their way to the mating game grounds, Eagan's men had been attacked, some were taken hostage, and the rest were dispersed into the Siberian lands.
Being the special shifter he was, Krill had little to fear. However, this night he feared a lot. He feared that those taken would be killed, or worse. He feared those left out in the freezing lands would perish. His biggest fear was that the little lady bug shifter with the lyrical voice would die before he ever got the chance to meet him in person and discover if fate had finally shined on him and brought him his true mate.
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Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Big Character / Little Character, Biological Urge to Mate, Class Differences, Coming of Age, Cultural Differences, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, First Time, Hurt / Comfort, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Opposites Attract, Rescue, Slow Burning Love, Smartass Twinks, Unrequited Love, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 45128
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
"The seat pulls back to the trunk, maybe I can slip inside?" Ian questioned .
Colby shook his head, "Baby, there's no room for you to move let alone turn around."
"I can do it." Darby volunteered.
Kahn and the others that heard him looked at Darby skeptically. The car rocked and everyone flopped left the right. Suddenly a large man with broad shoulders and long thick reddish brown hair called out, "Step out now or die."
"What do we do?" Joop whimpered hugging his mate closely.
Darby didn't stop to think. Seeing a small opening, Darby scurried into the small opening with Jaden following close behind, asking, "What are you doing, Darby?"
"We need to find that satellite phone, Jaden." Darby insisted as he took flight in the darkness.
"I'm looking. I'm looking." Jaden grumbled.
Darby felt the car shake and knew they were running out of time. "Damn it, we have to find──I found it! Jaden get in a crack, I need to shift."
Giving his friend a moment to get to safety, Darby looked around and for the first time thanked the Gods for making him four foot eleven and one hundred pounds soaking wet. Even with his small stature, he knew that his fit would be tight. That didn't matter, right now. What mattered was getting help to them as quickly as possible.
A light red smoke filled the trunk as Darby began his shift. Unlike the animal shifters, that reformed their bones, insects broke into particles looking like a fog of sorts their forms then readjusted and they were once again human. The same happened when they transferred into their bug identity. Picking up the phone, he struggled to see where to turn it on. "Jaden, come here and see if you can see the on switch."
Jaden came out of his crack and went to the phone, landing on a button, saying, "This one."
Darby quickly turned it on and then had no idea what to do. The car rocked harder and Darby felt it lift almost completely sideways before falling back on all four tires once more. The loud voice yelling, "Get out and face your fate!"
"Fuck you ass holes!" Ian yelled out.
"Ian please do not piss off the puppies. Their teeth will bite your dick off." Joop yelled out.
Darby thought quickly, then an idea came to him, "Jaden, can you see a redial button on this thing? I bet one of them called whoever they were going to meet."
"It was some guy named Krill." Jaden responded as he landed on another button, saying, "This is the one you're looking for."
Once Jaden moved, Darby hit the button and waited. Seconds later a deep rich baritone voice, that had Darby's cock coming to attention came on the line, "Krill here."
Darby tried to speak, but no words seemed to come out.
"Darby, I thought I heard someone answer?" Jaden whispered.
"Who is this?" Krill asked forcefully.
"Um──um Darby." Darby barely whispered.
"Darby? How did you get this number?" Krill asked with just as much force as before.
Darby croaked, "I hit redial."
A loud sigh came on the other end, "Tell me, are you one of the men I'm waiting for to come to the winter games."
"Not exactly." Darby murmured.
The sound of glass breaking jarred Darby out of his own mind and back on the task at hand, "I'm here with Derk, Kahn, and the others. A large pack of Caucasian Ovcharka along with some other breeds, detoured and set a trap. Colby accidently tossed the phone in the trunk and I made my way inside and now I'm calling because we need help."
Another glass broke and the sounds of a bear growl and roar of a large cat were heard. Darby snapped, "Jaden, go see what's going on out there."
"Jaden? Who's Jaden?" Krill asked,
"My friend." Darby answered and waited until he returned.
Jaden was flittering here and there, and Darby could tell things out there must be really bad. "What is it? What's going on?"
"Those beasts have Derk, Kahn, and Colby. I don't see Ricky, Ian, or Joop anywhere. Darby we're alone in the middle of Siberia, in who the fuck knows where, with no clothes, no way to survive out in that cold, and all the fuck alone!" Jaden replied fearfully.
"What is it? What's going on?" Krill yelled.
Bumping his elbow on a suitcase, Darby got an idea, "Those things took Derk, Kahn, and Colby for sure We don't know about Ricky, Ian, or Joop. My friend and I are going to go out there and follow their tracks."
"No, you are to stay where you are until my men and I can get to you, Darby." Krill ordered.
Darby snorted, "I don't think so. If we don't move now, those beasts will most likely kill them and I can't have that on my conscience."
SiKReviews's Reviews on https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2030322994?book_show_action=false wrote:
I've waited for this book forever. However,it was worth the wait. In book one of the new series we get to all new shifters animals. Let me tell you they are totally rad. From bug shifters to never heard of beast. Will they be able to stop the evil councilman. I can't wait for book two of this new series. Hopefully very soon.
Loved the Mating Games Series and this one is no different. There are more naked people in the summer, but the winter is better for cuddling.
On thing I really like about this series is that we find new species of shifters. Makes you kind of second guess squashing that bug that is buzzing in your ear, right?
A Yet and a Ladybug sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but instead it is the beginning of a beautiful and passionate relationship.