“The Alpha’s Heart M/M, Paranormal Wars: Amur 1” by Shea Balik (Adult Excerpt)

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“The Alpha’s Heart M/M, Paranormal Wars: Amur 1”

by Shea Balik

Release Date: May 31, 2016

After surviving one suicide mission, Taye Kata was sent on another one, to find a traitor. When he comes face to face with the suspected traitor, his heart sinks. The man believed to have had a part of the worst attack in Alliance history is his mate.

Kija Ren had been set up.  Worse, his own Cadre was responsible.  It was only a matter of time before the Alpha Primus, Alek Rykov came after him for the crimes committed against the Alliance.  Maybe he deserved death for not being the Alpha the Asian Territory needed.  Ready for Alek Rykov’s worst, Kija had been completely unprepared when Taye Kata showed up on his doorstep.  How could the Gods be so cruel as to send him his mate now?

With nuclear weapons still unaccounted for, Taye and Kija must find a way to trust each other if they want to stop another attack from happening.

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Taye wasn’t sure he’d be able to find Kija’s daughter, especially when he had no access to Stone Haven’s computers, or more accurately, Stone Haven’s computer experts, Rangi and Zeke. But that didn’t mean he wouldn’t do everything in his power to find Takara. “Good,” he told his mate as he finished washing the last of the cuts on Kija’s hand. “Tell me everything you know about Cong and Sitara.”

“I can’t. I’ve already said too much.” It was obvious Cong and Sitara had convinced Kija they would hurt his daughter.

As much as Taye wanted to reassure his mate, he couldn’t lie to him. Taye hated to believe anyone, no matter how depraved they were would hurt a child, but he knew better. Hell, he’d seen that and so much worse over the years.

But if he was going to find Takara, he was going to need help. His mate may not trust his inner circle but Taye did. Sure his body was battered, but he knew it could have been so much worse. Death had tempered his blows. It had still hurt like a bitch, but Taye was under no illusion how lucky he’d been.

A low rumbling growl reverberated around the marble bathroom, sinking right into Taye’s dick. That was the first time since waking up, Taye even realized he was completely naked. Heat flooded his face as he looked down to see his cock hard and leaking.

When he glanced up at Kija and saw the man’s blue eyes fixated on his appendage, Taye’s prick gave a twitch as if it were trying to get closer to his mate. Not that Taye blamed it. Kija was sexy as fuck.

Fascinated, he watched Kija’s tongue come out and lick his lips. Taye let out a moan of need. How could he not? Just the thought of those lips wrapped around him had Taye ready to come without even being touched.

As if the fantasy trying to play out in his head of Kija sucking him off were coming true, his mate lowered to his knees. But Kija didn’t just take Taye into his mouth. If he had, maybe Taye wouldn’t feel like he was being driven out of his ever loving mind.

The feeling of hot air as Kija blew out along the stalk had Taye reaching back to grip the counter as his knees started to weaken. But when Kija’s tongue lapped at the tip to taste the beads of fluid there, Taye wasn’t sure how he remained standing. The pleasure was too intense and he felt himself sliding downwards.

Strong hands were suddenly at his hips, pinning him to the counter. Damn, he knew his mate was strong. Taye had seen it in the chiseled lines of Kija’s body, but the force with which those large hands held him, turned Taye on like nothing ever had.

If asked, even a day ago, Taye would have sworn he’d never be attracted to an Alpha. They had too much testosterone flowing through their bodies. It was as if they believed the world really did revolve around them and everyone should bow to their wishes. Taye was too old and too set in his ways to let anyone tell him what to do.

Yet, there he was, being pinned by an Alpha who seemed determined to do things his way and at his pace. Sure, Taye was soaring with each stroke of that tongue along his dick, but he still shouldn’t be so turned on by Kija’s manhandling him. With so many delicious sensations rolling through his body, Taye wasn’t about to deny how much he loved what Kija was doing to him.

If his mate kept this up, Taye may just have to beg for this kind of treatment more often. Because, damn, that man knew how to work Taye’s cock.

Soft laps of Kija’s tongue finally morphed into those sweet lips wrapping around the tip. Taye tried to thrust deeper into that hot cavern but Kija kept a firm hold of his hips, denying him any control.

Intense suction on the head of his prick had Taye’s head dropping back on his shoulders as a low throaty moan spilled from his lips. “Damn, Kija. Your mouth is so fucking hot.”

There was nothing more Taye wanted to do than to fuck the mouth that was driving him insane, but no matter how hard he tried, Kija wouldn’t give up the hold he had on Taye’s hips. Finally, Taye just let his mate do whatever he wanted and gave into the sensations that crashed through him.

Tendrils of fire curled around his balls and up into his body. Taye could hardly believe he was already on edge. It had only been a couple of minutes and Kija hadn’t gone further than the top of his dick.

His balls drew up tight to his body. Tingling along his spine had Taye biting his lip. He didn’t want this to end. Hell, he never wanted this to end. The way those lips and tongue worked him, Taye could stay just like this for the rest of his life.

About the Author

Shea Balik has always had a vivid imagination with stories running around in her head.  Often her stories are taken from observations of other people with her own spin. Traveling is one of her favorite ways of fulfilling her passion of people watching.  You never know, one day you may spark her imagination for her next book.

Whether at home or traveling she is usually in front of her computer writing or curled up with a good book.

For out of the country traveling, Shea has been to every Caribbean country that cruise ships visit, several times.  Being a Floridian means easy access to ports and cheaper rates.  Although, now that she’s cruised so often, Shea gets discounts for being a frequent cruiser.  In a perfect world, Shea would cruise around the world, but she don’t see that happening anytime soon, unless she wins the lottery.

You never know, one day you may spark her imagination for her next book.

Whether at home or traveling she is usually in front of her computer writing or curled up with a good book.

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Review Blog Tour – “Phaelyn” & “Teague” (Dark Shadows #2.5 & #3) by Ariel Marie

Double Book Tour

Phaelyn (The Dark Shadows 2.5)

The Dark Shadows were charged with the responsibility of protecting the vampire nation. Going after the kidnapped vampire royal guard was all in a day’s work. 

Idris Lafayette waited inside of his prison cell for the Dark Shadows to come for him. Idris knew that they would be relentless in their quest to find him. No vampire left behind. Through all of the torture and experiments the necromancers put him through he refused to break. He held onto a small shred of hope. Hope that he would be rescued, hope that the Shadows would tear through the necro’s hidden underground lair and kill them all. He yearned to get at least one last glimpse of her. 

As the lone female Dark Shadow member, Phaelyn Otvos was used to being singled out. She was one of the deadliest females to ever hold a sword. Enemies underestimated her, while potential lovers were intimidated by her. Her latest assignment—retrieve the missing vampire guard. The one person who captured her heart years ago was now her mission. Thrown together in the midst of the war between vampire and necromancers, will Phaelyn and Idris recognize that they were meant for each other? 

~~~Felicia’s Review of “Phaelyn”~~~

5/5 Stars!

We found Idris!

I was truly bugged at the end of Toma, when I couldn’t remember what happened to Idris. I even went back and re-read through the fight sequence twice! Good to see him…but as a hostage…not so much. But the Olarus are an honorable family, and never gave up searching for Idris. Says a lot about their character…and his. I also loved that Idris KNEW they would come for him – he just had to hold on.

Enjoyed the opening sequence, detailing how Phaelyn came to be a made vampire. Gave more depth to her, and explained not only why she’d never again be a victim, but her motivation to excel as a Shadow warrior. Would have enjoyed some of the same for Idris, but not having it didn’t detract from the story.

It was a bit surprising to find that while both Idris and Phaelyn were pledged to the Royal Family, they actually had little contact with each other. Explains some of their hesitancy and unfounded doubts.

This author has a knack for writing villains I truly loathe! Like Xalak before him, Zoreal made me wish I could kill him myself! LOL! The description of Idris after his last “session” with Zoreal was it for me – he had to go!

Good team effort out in the woods. Shadow warriors will not be deterred…no matter how many versi there are!

It was also refreshing to see Idris and Phaelyn not go through endless, unnecessary denial about being mates, being together, blah, blah, blah. They both knew that despite being vampires, time was still a gift.

Good to see those around the Royal Family also find their fated mates.

Loved this surprise installment in the Dark Shadows series, and definitely recommend it!


Teague (The Dark Shadows 3)

The necromancers are not the only ones with allies…. 

Failure is not an option. Teague Olaru, vampire prince and Dark Shadow warrior, has received his orders. Seek out the vampire’s long time ally, the valkyries, and convince them to stand with the vampires in their war against the necromancers. It should have been a straightforward mission, that is, until he met Bella. 

Arabella Kaldana, Valkyrie warrior, had led the life of a seasoned maiden warrior staying true to her oaths and protecting the good people of Aphadore. She’s never had doubts about the life she was destined for, until she met Teague. The sexy vampire was never far from her thoughts. He had her wanting more. 

Teague and Arabella’s budding relationship is put to the test in the midst of the war. Arabella’s ultimate destiny has been presented to her and she’s torn…. follow her destiny or follow her heart?

~~~Felicia’s Review of “Teague”~~~

5/5 Stars!

Just when I believe Toma is my favorite Dark Shadows story, in walks Teague! LOL!

I don’t know what it is about a man who gets smacked in the face by love, but they’re just too adorable! The usually confident, cocky, snarky youngest son of Vladimir and Alin Olaru barely recognizes himself when he meets…and is unable to claim his fated mate, the Valkyrie warrior princess, Arabella.

Sent to enlist the Valkyries’ assistance in eliminating mega-witch, Rowena, Teague is cautioned by older brother, Nicu, to not make trouble with the virginal Valkyries. The last thing Teague expected to find…or was even on his mind…was the woman he was meant to spend his life with.

Arabella makes the list of my favorite book heroines. No whining and running for this Valkyrie Princess. A true warrior in character and spirit, she was perplexed by her feelings for Teague. But, she was very honest with herself…and him. She wanted him, and wanted to BE with him, but her Valkyrie destiny was her priority. Even as she broke her maiden vow, she knew nothing else would come of it. I’m sure she would have been thrilled at that point, if things were different, but not once did she try to manipulate the situation or evade her duty. She was as honorable a warrior as Teague was…and he admired her for that.

The scene during the queen’s hearing was chaotic. That hag, Rowena, was bound and determined to have her way. My heart broke for Teague as the scene ended, and as they returned to the Aphadore realm. It was hard watching him when he returned home and to his Shadow warrior duties, but the scene with Toma was touching for the fact that it let Teague know his feelings were valid and he wasn’t alone.

I wasn’t surprised at the identity of Arabella’s father, but definitely was at how it played into the final scenes of the story. Great plot twist!

This series just keeps getting better and better! By the time we get to Nicu, I’ll probably internally combust! LOL! But for now, 1-click Teague and take his journey to love…while we wait for Adrian!


For centuries, a vicious war has raged on between the Necromancers and Vampires. Two powerful races who refused to surrender in defeat. A half a century ago, the Necromancers disappeared from the face of the Earth…. until now.

Nadira Olaru, the youngest offspring of the Vampire King has become the target of the re-emerging Necromancers. The King of the Necromancers has offered a peace treaty, an offer he refuses to take no for an answer. His one demand— Nadira to mate with his son. The Dark Shadows, Vampire warriors run by her eldest brother, have been charged with protecting the Vampirian Princess at all cost. 

Zac Cooper, human police detective, never believed in the supernatural world, that is, until he witnessed a dead body walk right out of the morgue. Fate brings Zac and Nadira together. Twice. Nadira knows that Zac is her Fated Mate, but now he is caught in the middle of the war between the Vampires and Necromancers.

Nadira is torn, should she be selfish and mate with the love of her life for all eternity? Or should she sacrifice their love forever, and let him go, in order to save him?

For centuries, the Dark Shadows have been charged with protecting the Vampire nation. Necromancers, their mortal enemies, are growing bolder and stronger in their attempt to destroy the vampires. Anika Massey, best friend to the vampirian princess, has lusted after her friend’s older brother, Toma, for years and he doesn’t seem to even notice she exists. At least, she didn’t think the Dark Shadows warrior did, until the necromancers turned their focus on her. He noticed her. One touch and Toma Olaru knew he wouldn’t be able to give her up. Since their first meeting he could not get the curvy human female off of his mind. He knew it wasn’t right for him to have feelings for his sister’s best friend, but fate had decided that she’s his mate. She’s human and according to Vampire laws, he cannot have her and should have never touched her. Anika understands the ways of the vampires and knows she must let Toma go, but will Toma be willing to let her go?

Ariel Marie fell in
love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book! She
read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated!
Fast-forward thirty something years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes
readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is
her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other
paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism
of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing
paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in. 

Ariel Marie loves
connecting with her readers. Once a month she personally writes her newsletter
for her readers. They are one of the first to learn about book releases,
contest and events that she is participating in.

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Duce by Kai Tyler

Dystopian Male/Male Romantic Thriller

World’s End Series, Book 1

To celebrate the upcoming release of Sicario: book 3 in the World’s End series, by Kai Tyler, Duce, the first book in the series is on sale at $0.99/£0.99.



Parties and orgies… those are the only things Carlos Carmichael wants to do. It’s the only way he knows to deal with his life as the son of a notorious cartel boss. He’ll get whatever he wants by any means necessary.

Until he tangles with a man who plays by totally different rules.

Dante Orsino has been raised in the old ways of honor, loyalty and respect of the business. His role as mafia underboss is more than just a job. It also makes him an heir to one of the biggest families in the Southern Territories.

When Carlos meets Dante and plays a silly game, their weekend tryst sparks a deadly cartel war.

For Dante there’s no other life except—the life. And he wants Carlos in his. But in the New World, a gay man is a dead man. Can he find a way to keep everything he loves and stay alive?

In a new world gone mad, even the good guys are bad. Welcome to the World’s End series.



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Copyright 2015 Kai Tyler

At the bar, I ordered brandy, swallowed a sip, and then took the curved stairs up to the VIP area. Men sat on dark leather sofas arranged so they overlooked the main jam-packed club area below. I found a single-seater armchair in the corner of the lounge to perch on, my back to the wall.
I never liked sitting in a room with my back exposed. I preferred to see trouble before it found me. Problems were never far away, vacation or not.
From here, I watched male dancers in nothing but jockstraps on raised, caged platforms dotted around the club, sweat and glitter making their toned bodies glisten.
After tossing back the shot, I caught the eye of a young waiter who sauntered over and took my refill order. Waiting for the drink, I took my time to survey the other people in the lounge. A group of three thirty-something-year-old men sat in the section next to mine. Two of them looked like a couple by the way they touched each other.
The third met my gaze and flashed a set of white teeth as he smiled. Arching his brow and lifting his hand, he enquired if he could come over. He was good-looking with dark- brown hair and a well-built body under the t-shirt. Even his trousers seemed to hide a reasonably-sized shaft.
I tried to picture holding the man down, kicking out his legs and taking him over the table. My cock gave an unenthusiastic twitch. I was still too tense to entertain company. With an almost imperceptible shake of my head, I dissuaded him from getting up. The man shrugged and tipped his drink in salute.
The waiter brought my refill. I took a sip and relaxed into the leather chair, welcoming the gentle alcoholic haze in my mind that stripped away my agitation. My gaze trawled, exploring every male form in sight.
Another group of men sat a few sofas away. These were younger than me, too fresh-faced to be nothing more than just barely legal. Boisterous, they talked and laughed in loud voices, drawing attention.
I spotted him and my world skewed.
The boy—he appeared more boy than man—was whispering something to the person sitting next to him, when his blond lashes lifted in a slow, teasing manner.
My heart stopped and my skin prickled. If I wasn’t usually cool under duress, I would’ve been drooling.
The lad was what? Twenty? Twenty-one? Cute as hell in a smart mint-green polo shirt and navy trousers made of expensive shiny fabric that clung to a lean body. He came across as prep-school material and looked young enough to still be in college. Face like a fucking angel, dirty blond hair that flopped over his face, and pink lips that pouted in the way fashion models did.
I had no problem picturing the gioventù on his knees, that mouth stretched around my girth.
As he rose from the sofa, his dark and huge eyes shone with mischief. One of his friends laughed and lowered his head toward the low table, a rolled note in his right hand.
Columns of white powder lined the glass-topped surface and the man leaned over, sniffing half of the line before he straightened and repeated the action with the other nostril. Finally, he tilted his head back, pinching his nose.
My lip curled down, my jaw tightened, and I averted my gaze. The drug remained illegal, but just like homosexuality, it was freely available in Exilado for the right price.
I shouldn’t begrudge the young men their vices any more than I should condemn myself for having sex with other men. Still, I couldn’t help the weight of disappointment that settled on my shoulders. I’d seen the damage addictive drugs could wreck on perfectly normal lives. I’d taken an oath to keep the toxic substances out of Vincenzo territories. San Torino wasn’t my turf and there was nothing I could do other than ignore the young men snorting the white powder.
“Can I buy you a drink?” Blond boy had ambled over and stood only inches away, his lips curled in a ten kilo-watt smile.
My gaze held captivating eyes of dark green. For a moment, I forgot my disgust at what I’d just seen the gioventù’s friend do and simply admired the specimen before me. The flawless skin, the perfect nose, and the slender body of a person on the cusp of manhood made me increasingly aware of my own increasing heart beat.
Damn. He was beautiful. I didn’t think I’d ever described another man with such a word, which reminded me exactly why the lad wasn’t my type. I liked them tougher than he looked. Not delicate. Not someone I had to worry about breaking.
“I’ve got a drink.” I gave a gruff reply and lifted my glass to my lips but I might as well have been drinking water as all my senses honed in on the person in front of me.
Undeterred, the boy lowered his body in the chair opposite and extended his hand. “I’m Carl. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
I stared at the manicured, slender fingers that didn’t look as if they’d seen a day’s labour, reinforcing the feeling Carl wasn’t for me. It didn’t stop me from picturing them stroking my skin as my cock sprang to life.
“I didn’t invite you to join me.” My tone remained cool, in contrast to the heat riding my blood.
“You didn’t.”
“I’m not interested.”
“I bet I could make you interested.” Carl leaned across and settled his hand on my thigh.



Kai loves writing stories about forbidden men and relentless love, about gangsters with heart, antiheroes who do what they need to do to survive in a crazy world. These men commit to the lives they lead 100%—with heart, body and soul and when they fall in love you can be sure they bring the same level of passionate devotion to the people they love.

Kai’s debut dystopian MM romance novel, Duce, was an All Romance eBooks Top 50 Bestseller when it came out in 2015.

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