By Micheál Ó Conghaile
(An Irish-language name)
"Powerful, inventive, articulate writing, apt and potent in exploring the kind of fabric in query ... if strong brief tale writing was once lagging in recent years this could wake up a crowd from their slumber!" — Books eire
A new international is created right here by way of Micheal O Conghaile, an international which didn't and may by no means exist – yet an international that's, however, uncannily common . . . rigidity, fear, irrationality and wit abound. Self id and man's raison d'être explored.
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She turned her back on Logan Hunter and walked out of the room. 42 Fixed: Fur Play Chapter Six Like he needed this to get any more complicated. Logan rounded the corner into the kitchen still brooding over the incident the previous night. Developing a severe case of the hots for the alpha he had come here to evaluate did not sit well on his stomach. Doing the evaluation promised to be complex enough as it was. He didn’t need the added complication of a constant erection. Nor did it help much to find out that the alpha he had the hots for, the one he was here to evaluate, tasted like she’d be hitting her heat on the night of the next full moon.
While Honor had been fighting to the surrender, Chet had been fighting to the death. They had wrestled across the 45 Christine Warren pack ceremonial grounds, the stoneyard, for almost three hours before Honor had given in to the fact that Chet would not surrender unless forced. She had applied that force to his hind legs, slicing through his hamstrings with razorsharp teeth and leaving him alive, but crippled. The injuries would heal, but not quickly, and Chet would remember the bite of alpha and humiliation for a long time to come.
She didn’t need to be thinking about the rapid pulse beating in her chest or the restless heat pooling between her legs. She knew perfectly well that he was aware of both, and she didn’t have a chance of controlling him if she let them control her. 36 Fixed: Fur Play The air stirred around them as he lowered his head to her throat and sniffed. He drew breath like a starving man drew sustenance, as if he could take in her essence as it floated in the air around her. The act made her shiver, and he growled, low and rough, above her.