Here’s another excerpt from the bestselling Highland Shifters boxed set. This one is from Michelle Fox and it’s called Kiss the Dragon.
Excerpt from Kiss the Dragon
The stone circle sat atop a softly rounded mound covered in verdant grass. A mix of white and purple flowers grew around the stones and Alec picked several of the white ones before stepping inside the circle. I followed him, blinking when I felt the hum of power running around the stones. It was a good energy, light and pleasant.
“The magic here is nice,” I said, walking slowly from stone to stone.
“Is it?” Alec began to weave the flowers together. For all that he had large hands, his fingers moved with deft accuracy.
“What are those?” I asked.
“Heather,” he said. “The white is lucky for brides.” He finished his weaving and showed me the wreath he’d made. “This is for you.”
I held my breath as he set it upon my head. Tears gathered in my eyes. My parents should have been here. There should’ve been a bridal shower, a ring on my finger and a honeymoon. Instead I had a groom I barely knew, a sprinkling of magic and a rescue mission. As always, desperation ruled my life, propelling me into yet another situation I had to find a way to survive.
Alec wiped a tear off my cheek, his gaze tender. “We do not join under ideal circumstances, Sara, but my heart beat for you from that first kiss, lass. My fire burns for you, and all that I have, all that I am is yours.”
I sucked in air, fighting not to sob and caught the earthy scent of the heather adorning my head. Words came to my lips, nowhere near as pretty as his, but heartfelt. “I will be yours, Alec the dragon, until I can’t.”
He clasped my hands in his. “We are now bound together, man and wife, dragon and maiden. May the gods smile upon us.”
The magic in the circle intensified, singing in the air with a series of low, bell-like notes. The voice within me hummed along with it. Above us clouds cleared and the sun crowned us in a golden haze as Alec kissed me. It was the most beautiful summer day I’d seen since I’d arrived in Scotland.
Alec didn’t stop at a kiss this time. His hand cradled my head, lips searing mine while his other hand cupped one breast and then moved down to do the same to my backside.
His Scottish burr a deep rasp, he said, “I will devote my life to making you happy, love.”
“Don’t make promises you can’t keep,” I panted. The heat of his body so close to mine made it hard to breathe.
“Dragons always keep their promises,” he said, solemn. “Especially to their maidens.” His hands went to the hem of his shirt and he pulled it off. I watched the way his biceps flexed and how the rack of muscles in his stomach rippled as he moved. His skin gleamed bronze in the sunlight, reminding me of caramel.
He came for my shirt then, lightly but inexorably lifting it over my head. I didn’t stop him, although I considered it, but I’d committed to seeing this through. For my sake, as much as Alec’s and that of his brothers. I’d meant what I’d said. If I could save them, then maybe there was a way to save me, too.
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Her Scottish Alpha by Tabitha Conall: In the midst of trying to figure out their mating, Alpha werewolf Lachlan and dragon slayer Keira have to find Keira’s missing sister, fight a war and save Lachlan’s life.
Liulf by Victoria Danann: For two thousand years the Scotia werewolves have enjoyed the protection of the Fae Monarchy, but the world is changing and the tribe must adapt or face extinction. Or move.
Highland Wolf Pact by Selena Kitt: Englishwoman Sibyl Blackthorne escapes her arranged marriage to a cruel Scot only to find herself in the arms of something even more dangerous – and discovers only one wild heart can claim another.
Kiss the Dragon by Michelle Fox: A cursed dragon finds his maiden is already claimed by the future. If he can’t save her, she can’t save him.
By the Light of the Scottish Moon by Red Phoenix: Bryn, the pack leader, is so lost in his own pain he can’t see beyond it. Freya is dying & has come home to Scotland.to say goodbye. Her fate lies in his hands – but to save her he must kill her.
The Highlander’s Mate by Liliana Rhodes: Centuries after an ancient curse on his clan tore werewolf Bran MacCulloch away from his mate Ainsley Drummond, he catches her scent on the breeze. But how can it be her?
Highland Moon Rising by Sarah Makela: When wereleopard Caitlyn returns home to see her werewolf half-brother after he’s rescued from scientists, she’s imprisoned by the Pack. Will the Alpha who hungers for her be the protector she needs?
Knights of Stone by Lisa Carlisle: Gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided their Scottish isle. When a witch breaches into another territory, she’s tempted by a forbidden attraction that may affect the future for all.
The Zrakon’s Curse by Linda Barlow: Sea dragon shifter Colin Malloch’s need for a mate draws a woman from another world into grave danger. How can he keep her safe when his own brother demands her life?
To Tame a Highlander by Adriana Hunter: Curvy nurse Aspyn Montgomery’s night takes a sudden turn when a patient she watched die suddenly turns up at her apartment desperately needing help. Can fated love triumph over the threat of war?
Roots and Fang by Skye Eagleday & Ripley Sage: When McKay takes a male Fae lover it triggers the deadly jealousy of the powerful Pooka shape-shifter the Fae abandoned. Can love conquer all when only one of you is human?
Midnight Hunt by Arial Burnz: As Broderick unravels the mystery of why Monika reminds him of his late wife, his quest for answers causes a chain of events, starting a witch hunt, dooming them both to the fiery stake of judgment.
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