(This book is part of a series that ties into the Asphalt Bay Books. It is recommended that you read books one through four of Asphalt Bay before starting this series)
Vikan Shade is the second in command of the Venetian Hills Coven. He’s strong, silent, and intimidating. And he has a secret. Vikan has certain sexual needs, needs that send all of his intimate partners running when he reveals this to them. Scenting his beloved in a laboratory gives him hope. Until his beloved disappears.
Trager Moriarty is a maledictus. A species of vampire cursed to feed on their own kind. At first, finding donors is easy, through his job as a fixer for the paranormal council. When more and more vampires begin finding their beloveds, he must find his own or risk falling into bloodlust.
Vikan is on the hunt for his beloved. Trager needs to find a donor. Will these two fated soulmates be able to find each other? Or will life send them on opposite paths?
(Warning: Contains graphic sexual content, explicit detailing of a violent sexual fantasy, Man on Man action, and explicit language. Not recommended for those under the age of 18.)
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Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Protagonist 2 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Alpha Character, Biological Urge to Mate, Everyone is Queer, Fated Mates / Soul Mates
Word Count: 12000
Setting: small port town
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
I follow the team into the lab clearing rooms as we go. The guys ahead of us are emptying the cages, directing the rescued paranormals out of the building. The state of some of these people is nothing short of horrific. It’s surprising that cruelty like this still exists. We clear another floor and keep moving. There’s shouting up ahead so I quicken my pace. If the guys have a fight on their hands I want to be there to help.
Turning the corner, a delicious scent tickles my nose, like burnt marshmallows and licorice. The scent of my beloved but there’s also the scent of blood. I break into a run but when I reach the spot where the scent originated there’s only an empty cage, a broken window, and a frazzled looking wolf.
“What happened here?”
The wolf sighs and says, “One of the vampires made a break for it as soon as we opened the cage, jumped right out the window.”READ MORE
A vampire? My beloved is a vampire? But how is that possible? Vampires are never paired with each other. I’m not entirely sure of the specifics of it, but I think it’s something to do with blood intake. We get our blood from others and if we feed off each other it defeats the purpose, so to speak. Or something like that.
Snapping myself out of my thoughts I look at the wolf and say, “Once we clear the building, get a team together. We’ll track the vampire that jumped. Who knows what that scientist bastard has done to make someone jump out of a window rather than receive help.”
Just hang on beloved, I’m coming for you.
Since I discovered Ezra Dawn I have purchased every book I could find. The books are wonderful, full of snarky vibrant characters. This is just as good as all the others. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer.