“I can’t take you like this when you have no idea.” His breathless words made no sense. His body was trembling like mine. He wanted me as much as I wanted him.
Holly Preston, freelance nature photographer, gets lost in the dark and stranded in the forest on a mission to locate the elusive cougar for the shot of a lifetime.
Keyt Darkly, Forest Ranger, tracks her with more in mind than rescue.
She discovers cougars are nothing compared to what awaits her in a cabin hidden deep in the darkness…
Warning: Sizzling Hot, M/F, F/F, M/M, M/F/M, multiple partners, anal play, and ultra-arousing sex
A snarled warning from something ahead startled me. I stopped and raised the flashlight in the direction of the sound. My hand shook and the light jiggled. A large cat sprang at the wavering beam of light, like a domestic cat playing with a laser beam. Only this creature moved with the speed and stealth of a ninja, powerful muscles rippling along its haunches as it pounced only a few feet in front of me. I held my scream, but dropped the flashlight. It rolled down the hill, leaving me standing in darkness in front of…a cougar.
Holy cougar-bait, now what do I do? I couldn’t stop shaking while my knees turned to jelly and threatened to crumple under me. Crap. Okay, I had sticks…in my hand. I used one to balance and keep me from falling down.
Then the cat ripped past me, tearing in the direction of the flashlight.
It knocked me down, sticks and all. I lay there frozen, listening as the flashlight skidded here and there, until it finally went out.
The cat snarled, whether in anger or play, I really didn’t know and didn’t want to hang around to find out. I crawled, afraid to stand, feeling my way in the opposite direction of where the cat originated.
Attempting to be soundless in the dark over dead leaves was for the birds…they could fly, while I made lots of noise.
Another something snapped as my knee took the hit. Then I sensed the giant cat was near. Folding my knees under me and covering my head with my arms, I lay face down on the ground. It wasn’t for ferocious cats that a person was supposed to act dead around, but at this point I had no choice. I certainly wasn’t going to run. It would only toy with me until it killed me, like it killed my flashlight.
Its warm, moist breath moved the hair that had fallen over my arms as air puffed in and out of its mouth. I knew they smelled with their mouths open and thanked the universe it was too dark to see its sharp fangs. It pawed my arm, back, side, sole of my foot, and then my butt.
I wanted to shout, “Private place!” But as soon as the thought hit my brain, the beast’s claws shredded the back of my jeans. I jerked at the sound of tearing fabric, every part of me screaming to run, and yet the sharp nails never connected with my skin.
Keyt drew himself from me and lifted me from Dax, carrying me toward the dying fire. I couldn’t believe the emptiness was hurting more than their filling me. Every abused part of me wanted more, no needed more, like I was starving, too hungry to think.
“Our pheromones. You’ve got no defense for them, but you will have once the moon cycles, little kitten.” Keyt kissed my forehead. “Come, Dax. We need a bath.”
No defense of pheromones? I had no idea what he was talking about. The blood pumping through my veins, burning me from the inside, was getting so loud and distracting. “What have you done to me, Keyt?” Moisture blurred my vision, and a thick knot formed at the base of my throat.
“Hush, little one, you have no idea what you are, but you will soon, my love.” Keyt picked up a bar of soap off a shelf and dropped it on my belly as he carried me out the door.
Buy Link: https://museithotpublishing.com/index.php/themes/wild-darkness
About the Author:
Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because they’re also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun.
She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dog, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea).
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kay-Dee-Royal/e/B004T8WGEW
Muse It HOT Publishing Author Page:
1 $15 GC from Muse It HOT! Publishing Store
1 $5 GC from Muse It HOT! Publishing store
2 PDF copies of 4-hot stories Bundle
The 4-in-1 Bundle Prize description:
Chance and Olivia’s story goes beyond age, beyond human, and definitely beyond sizzling hot ~ not for the faint of heart on some pages. A love story boundless and on the wild-side in Staring Into the Eyes of Chance.
Brea loses her twin sister years ago, but never loses hope that someday she’ll surface. Wolves are Brea’s passion in more than one way, and a couple of brothers visit, giving her a whole new view of the world in Big Girls Don’t Cry Wolf.
Netta struggles too long with an abusive relationship ~ all she wants is a perfect man, one who rocks her world, and Lacey changes everything in How to Net a Prince.
Lacinda wins a singles cruise ~ three weeks of total bliss, only she has no idea what that even means, until Blade steps up and takes her over in One Plus One.