Bathing in Shadows

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Summary

"Do not come any closer." I growled low in my throat. "I don't have a mate!" "You do now Dewdrop. And you are MINE." His low tone made me shiver with pleasure. Goddess help me stay strong. An Alpha female and her younger brother have just escaped after witnessing the absolute destruction of their home and pack. All Aveline Connor could think to do was grab her brother and run, run as far as she could get to help keep them safe. Little does Aveline know that she isn't as ordinary as she seems, and the answers she seeks will hold much more than what she asked the Moon Goddess for.

Genre:
Romance / Fantasy
Author:
willowbug14
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
21
Rating:
4.8 18 reviews
Age Rating:
18+

Prologue

All she could see was fire. The screams of her pack mates made her ears ring, as the heavy smoke filled her lungs and made her dizzy. Staggering away from her bedroom, she lunged for the door to the room across from hers. The one where her younger brother slept.

Lucien was huddled up in a corner of his room, crying, terrified as he was trapped by the fire. He cried out and squeezed his eyes shut as he tried to curl up away from the flames that tried to lash out and lick his skin. Suddenly, he was lifted. He could feel strong, slim arms cradle him as a soft voice cooed in his ear, drowning out the ringing. Lucien knew who it was by her scent, and he immediately relaxed into her body knowing that he was safer than any pup so long as he remained where he was.

It was his sister who had grabbed him up and hauled him out if his burning bedroom. Soon he felt a rush of cool air fill his lungs and he breathed it in greedily. Just as soon as he began enjoying the cool air, his face was turned into his sister's neck, her hand firmly pressed against the back of his head. She acted in an urgent manner as if she was shielding him, almost like she didn’t want him to see something.

Aveline turned around, looking at everything she would not let young Lucien see. She knew he could faintly feel the pain but because he was so young, he would not understand it, nor feel it the way she did. So many ties to pack mates were being torn and cut off, ripped away from her like strings with barbs being plucked from her heart. Hissing out a breath of air, she continued her search.

Everything was engulfed in fire. And as she looked at what was once their home, she felt pain bloom in her chest at what lay before her eyes. It reverberated inside of her, echoing and eventually dulling as she gasped for air. She could no longer hear their mother and father through the mind link, in fact, she couldn't feel them at all. They were gone. The urge to howl and cry out overcame Aveline, but she held it in, willing herself to stay quiet and think. She had to be strong for Lucien so she could get them out of this.

Gritting her teeth, Aveline shifted Lucien to her back, his little arms wrapped around her neck and his feet dangling around her sides. Turning to face the dark woods behind her, she took off in a dead sprint, not once letting up her pace as they made a quick escape. The image that burned into her brain was that of their parents laying in the grass, blood pooling beneath them, and howls of victory ringing in the air...


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nightprowler87: Interesting

ryowell: I seriously cannot stop reading even at work! I love the humor, I love how the sex is descriptive but not vulgar, I love seeing the characters developed and I can’t wait to meet the other fated mates!

purpledot2: I think the story line is great. The writer does make some errors in the writing but she explained that. I'm looking forward to the rest of the story.

patriciaann225: Great quick read

Alyson: So far so good.personally if I was becoming rogue I would’ve toasted my parents with fire. I hope there is more than just this little bit

Mary Peterson: This was just as thought provoking as your first novel. I really was expecting justice to be served to her abusers. You literally took the bandaid off of physical, emotional and verbal abuse and its affects! Keep going...you gave a bright future doing this!

Allax: I like how the book is written i really hope theres more stories

Nichollate Mafura: Excellent book. I would like to know what happens next, would recommend this book to anyone. An amazing read

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Helena: Yay, it's such a delight when you finish a chapter, can't wait till you write one more!!

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Jason Huskey: This book brings some amazing twists into the series that really help the series grow. Love the characters and how they continue to develop.

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