included a review of Renee's Loving Lucia and Courting Celia, along with an idea that Emen came up with about a choose your own fantasy type of adventure for a spanking good time, and an update of what I am doing.
For now as I am way short on time and still trying to catch up with all of you I will leave a preview of my new story. I am still waiting to hear back on the publishing of "Anne's Story" from Blushing Books and hear that they have been unusually bombarded with submissions. This kind of plays off of the six sentence Sunday thing but is just a yummy preview. For the record I'm not overly fond of werewolf stories, but this one has been screaming at me to get out, so please, enjoy the preview!
(Mason is the leader of several local werewolf packs that have formed one. Dani is a red-headed, dominant
female who has avoided being involved in any pack)
Mason looked up at the mirror before grabbing the wine and heading out. He knew that Dani had to feel some sort of attraction. She had scared her friend away with her attitude and actions. She had gasped at his touch and at one point he would not have been surprised if she leaned over and marked him. Mason rolled his shoulders. It had taken a lot of control on his end not to scoop her up and force her to be his. That would have ended much worse. He blocked out the negative parts of their conversation and focused on her touch. When she was pressed against him he literally wanted her to make a move. Any move. Then of course she had opened her mouth. He was going to teach that mouth one hell of a lesson tonight.
Inside Dani’s Kitchen
Dani was pacing. She had gone with a very simple London Broil on the grill, grilled veggies, and her famous mashed potato casserole. She was biting her lip as she brought the food inside. What was she nervous about? Certainly not Mr. Mason Daniels trying to claim her in her own house? Could he even do that? She had heard of true alpha wolves having the ability to choose any mate even against the female’s will, but was it true? She checked her reflection in the hallway mirror and smoothed over her black skirt again. She did not want to impress him but show him just how capable she was on her own. The doorbell rang and Dani nearly jumped out of her skin. When was the last time she had company except for Alisha? It was common for her friend to randomly show up but of course she had a key and there was no need for the bell. She checked her top again and was happy that she settled on the gray v-neck instead of the blood red plunge that had been calling to her at the back of her closet. She opened the door slowly and stifled a gasp. He was dressed in a simple pair of black jeans and a dark teal colored shirt that fit his arms perfectly. She stared for a moment before she remembered the rumor that Mr. Mason Daniels was on the prowl for a mate. Dani opened the door. “Please-“ She moved back. Being polite did not mean she had to gush over him.
He stepped inside and handed her the bottle of wine. “Goes well with steak.”
Dani accepted it and smirked. “I am sure that it goes well with almost anything.” She had the set the dining room table and again pondered how long it had been since she had anyone in the room. She kept herself busy at pouring the wine and removing the foil from the meat. “How did you find me?”
“You gave me directions.” He took the wine glasses and set them on the table.
Dani sat down and took a sip. It was deep and rich with the smoothest aftertaste she had ever had. She nodded approvingly at the wine and then folded her hands in front of her. “I’m talking about my store.”
“You market well?” Mason sat down across from her.
Dani waited as he served himself and then accepted the platter. She had made the steak the way that she enjoyed it, just seared, and hoped for the briefest moment that he would like it as well. She took a small portion from each dish and then looked back at him. “Do you have wolf GPS or something?”
“What are you afraid of?” Mason took a large sip from the wine and frowned.
Dani looked down at her plate and took several scoops of the potatoes into her mouth. She was not going to give in so easily. If he was there for other purposes then her mention of him claiming her would just give him the idea that it was something she wanted. “I do not frighten easily, Mr. Daniels.”
Mason reached over and touched her chin so that she was looking back up at him. “Something has you on edge and I want to know what it is.”
Dani swallowed hard. “I would like you to stop touching me.”
Mason dropped his hand but kept the same distance. “What has you on edge?”
“Right now the only thing that has me on edge is you showing up to my store!” Dani snapped and stood up.
Mason blinked up at her. “You think I’m here to claim you, Dani?”
Dani kept the tears back and glared. “Isn’t that why you are here?”
Mason stood slowly. “That is not really my style, though by the end of the night, you will respect me.”
Dani huffed and sat down. She downed the rest of her wine and focused on eating her steak.
Mason sat as well. “Would you consider it?”
Dani grumbled and looked up at him. That damn feeling of wanting to just roll all over him and tear him up with her mouth was really messing with her head. She had male wolf friends before and none of them had ever made her react in such a fashion. She continued to devour the meat and said nothing.
“Tell me about the threats then.” Mason began to eat.
Dani took a deep breath. “It’s the same as the ones near you. Things taped to my car. Nasty phone messages.Some occasional dead animals in the entry way to my store.” She shrugged.
“Those things aren’t happening near me.” Mason took another sip of wine.
Dani frowned and dropped her fork. “I thought those sort of things were happening everywhere.” She licked her lips. “You think that someone is actually after me?”
“You are a dominant female and one of the only red-haired wolves in the entire country.” Mason shrugged. “I would say that you would be highly sought after.”
“And you think that by offering me your protection that it will stop the threats?” Dani poured another glass of wine and sipped it.
“If you become a part of my pack I will guarantee your protection.” Mason motioned for her to fill his glass as well.
Dani huffed. “I will not be forced into a pack.”
“I am not here to force you to do anything unless you prove that your independence has made you stupid.” Mason took a sip.
Dani stood up again. “You will speak kindly to me in my own house, Mr. Mason Daniels.”
Mason smiled. “I have spoken to you with more kindness than most would Ms. Dixon.”
Dani took a step towards him and he immediately stood. She was fuming inside. There was something about this man that made her want to curl up on his chest and stay there or tear him to pieces. It was infuriating.
“Are you like this with everyone you meet?”
“If you growl at me again I will show you right now just how this is going to play out.”
“I am not yours to command.” Dani felt more off balance than ever before. At one minute she was ready to impress him and please him and in the next she was literally ready to force him to claim her in every sense of the word.
Mason grabbed her hair and pulled her towards him. She stumbled and wound up on her knees. “You may be dominant but you will not step to me.”
His eyes were burning into hers and she bucked against his hand. “You let go of me right now.”
Mason let go and pulled her to her feet. He set her on the edge of the table. “You would not like how most males treat their females.”
Dani slid off the table and sat back in her seat. She finished her glass of wine. “I am not most. If it involves bowing down and letting you walk all over me then you and your pack can go and-“
Mason grabbed her chin. “I tried being reasonable but now I am going to get the real reason you are acting so strange.”
Dani growled. “You get your hands off me!”
Mason shook his head. “I warned you about that.” He picked her up and threw her over his shoulder before she could react.
“Mason Daniels you put me down or so help me-“
Dani jumped. He had smacked her ass. What the hell? She was too shocked to comprehend what he had just done and what he meant to do. She was trying to grasp what he had said in the store about respect when he sat down upon her couch. Dani went to move when she was suddenly pinned by one of his legs. She bucked but had nowhere to go. “I will never forgive you for this.” She spat between her teeth as his one hand grabbed her arm and the other began to spank. Dani bucked again.
“I am not going to stop until you tell me what the real issue is.” Mason’s voice was calm, cool, and collected.
I hope you like the sneak preview. It's still very raw. It just came to me this weekend. Feedback is always welcome. Have a fantastic weekend!