Last month I told you about my M/M Christmas story A Little Christmas Cheer, which came out from MLR Press on December 7.
At the time, I wasn't completely sure of the release date for my heterosexual romance Christmas story, so I didn't mention it. But it came out December 15 from Passion in Print Press, so now I'll share!
Passion in Print Press.
Werewolf Alpha Justin Ruel had believed he could never be a father, since werewolf females can't carry children to term. But his mate Tareth McConnell is human.
Tareth fears telling Justin she's pregnant. They've known each other only three months, and although they're true mates, she worries that it's too soon for a child.
When Tareth confesses the truth to Justin, he's thrilled. Knowing that he will have a child is the best Christmas gift he could have received. And with his pack's help, Justin plans to make Tareth's Christmas just as memorable.
Right now, the only thing that mattered was seeing his mate. Holding her. Breathing her scent. Feeling her skin against his.
His cock started to stiffen at the thought of Tareth naked beneath him. Supper could wait. He needed her.
He walked into the living room and caught his breath at the sight
before him. Lit only by the small white Christmas lights around the
windows and on the tiny tree which took up one of their end tables,
Tareth stood wearing the red satin chemise he’d bought her a few weeks
earlier. Its jewel-toned color suited her deep brown hair and light
Not that she needed to wear anything special to make him want her.
From the first time he’d seen her, he’d known this beautiful woman was
his. The fact that she’d agreed still astonished him.
They were true mates, but his love for her was even stronger than the
mating bond. When he was away from her for even a few hours, he keenly
felt a piece of him missing. Now, home and in her presence, his world
was set right again. None of the stress mattered. He was here with the
woman he loved, and that love filled the room.
Along with something more primal. She knew what he needed from her,
and from the way the chemise hugged her curves, he suspected she wore
nothing beneath it.
The shy smile she gave him confirmed it. “Welcome home.”
“Mmm.” He could think of no other response. He simply stared at her,
drinking in the gorgeous sight. Desire raced through him and his entire
being hungered to touch her. Sheer lust hardened his cock and brought
his wolf to the surface. He closed the distance between himself and his
mate in two long strides and crushed her against him, inhaling deeply.
She was aroused too. He could smell it as well as feel it in the way
she melted against him. Her nipples protruded against the chemise and he
pulled back from her enough to run a thumb over one. She gasped and
shivered, and Justin grinned. “Turned on, are you?”
She reached up and slipped his braided hair through her fingers,
looking into his eyes. The tenderness and intimacy of her touch always
got to him. He closed his eyes and took another breath.
“I’ve been waiting for you to come home,” she said, her voice thick
with desire. “I hoped you wouldn’t be long. I’ve wanted you all day.”
“We could have had a quickie in my office,” he teased.
“Yeah, and every shifter in the place would have known exactly what
we were doing.” She shook her head. “Priscilla would have been pounding
on the door, and everyone else would have been laughing at their Alpha
for not being able to wait till he got home to fuck his mate.”
“Priscilla needs to get over herself.” He stroked her hair. “I don’t
care what any of them think. You’re beautiful and sexy and I can barely
keep my hands off you when I’m around you all day at work.”
“Same here.” She pressed herself against him and wrapped her arms
tightly around him. He sighed as the last of his anger left him,
replaced by pure raw hunger.