Cold Hard Justice by +Karly Germain
Published by Evernight Publishing
Release date: Jan 21, 2015
Series: Umbra Shifters, book 4 (conclusion)
Word Count: Approx 15,700
Genre: MM Erotic Romance/Paranormal/Shifters/Suspense
Undercover work sucked. As a shadow hunter for the Umbra, Justice Cameron was used to sliding into one dangerous situation after another. Infiltrating the motorcycle club, Pride of Kings, to wrap up two outstanding cases should have been quick and painless, turns out it was anything but. Justice didn’t count on Ethan Stone’s son, Xavier, to complicate his assignment.
Xavier Lennox doesn’t care for the ‘lion pride’ way of life, so the scarred, shy loner keeps to himself, living a quiet life in a small cabin at the edge of the MC compound. He ‘fixes broken things’, and no one is more broken than Justice. When Xavier finds Justice beaten on his doorstep, he never imagined he would feel such a potent connection. The big, gruff alpha fascinates Xavier, and it turns out, the attraction is mutual.
The shadow hunter is there for one reason only. No time for complications. No time for desire...or love. Or so he tells himself, because he’s there to mete out...cold, hard justice.
This is the fourth book of this series and it would be helpful for you to read the first three but it is not imperative. Justice is going undercover to find a rogue werewolf and stop a slave trading ring. Justice is a lion shifter and will be infiltrating a pride. Justice is a loner with no experience with relationships or family but he's not concerned. That is until he scents Xavier.
Xavier doesn't fit in with his pride. His mother died from breast cancer when he was twelve and living with his half brother and his mother only pushes the fact that he is not really welcome. While he loves his brother, the pride way of breeding and having sex with multiple partners is not something he can make himself do. When he finds a wounded Justice near his cabin he realizes immediately that he has found his mate, now he just has to figure out how to live with him.
Justice is reluctant to get involved with Xavier, not only is Justice not used to anything other than one night stands, Xavier is also the son of his friend Ethan. But fighting the attraction is more than Justice can handle and he gives in to the best sex of his life. Lying to Xavier is harder and harder and Justice has to choose to between trusting Xavier with the truth about his family and getting the bad guys. Once Xavier learns the truth will he turn his back on his mate or help him?
This is a quick read that draws you in and I read it in one sitting. Justice and Xavier are perfect together and I would love to read more about them. If you read the first books you will get small updates to characters but I would love to read a story involving all the couples we've met so far.
Cracking open one eye—the other one was swollen shut—Justice glanced around the room. He lay on a large leather sofa. The interior had a log cabin motif, comfy and warm, and a fire burned low in the hearth. Two cats were curled up sleeping in front of the fireplace. Since when did lion shifters, or any Feline shifter, keep cats as pets? Most animals had a shifter equivalent, but not a housecat. A man walked into his line of vision. A crow, perched on the man’s forearm, was being fed seeds. Who is this guy, Doctor fucking Doolittle? The Crow Whisperer?
Then Justice recalled Ethan’s words. He likes to fix broken things. Must extend to wounded animals. Guess he qualified, and in more ways than one.
“Ah, you’re awake.”
The gentle tone of the man’s voice curled about Justice’s little-used heart, causing it to thump harder in his chest.
“I’m Xavier Lennox. You’re in my home, such as it is, and welcome to stay until you’re back on your feet.” He gently set the crow on the table and laid a pile of seeds next to the bird. He turned his attention back to Justice. Xavier was not bad looking. He had a pleasant face, even if part of his left cheek was scarred. Short sucker for a Leonne, he observed, as most all lion shifters were built the same, very tall and broad. Xavier had a slim musculature, and wore those tight-fitting Wranglers very well. Blood rushed to Justice’s cock, lengthening and thickening it. This he didn’t need. This was Ethan’s son, for shit’s sake. Stay focused on the assignment.
Forming words was difficult. A dry croak came out of his mouth. Damn, his bottom lip was split and swollen. One day and very soon, he would pay Ethan back for this. Big time.
Xavier rushed to his side, gently lifted his head, and let him drink from a bottle of water. Cold ambrosia. It soothed his raw throat. At this close proximity, the unknown but pleasing scent slammed Justice hard. He closed his eye and reveled in it. He’d never experienced this before. Contentment. An inner peace. And an arousal that shot clear off the charts. His cock throbbed in his jeans in concert with his rapidly beating heart.
Lost in the overwhelming sensations, Justice didn’t realize Xavier had laid him flat, and now sat on a stool next to him tenderly wiping the blood and gore from his face.
“Someone certainly tried to do you serious damage. After I clean you up a bit, I’ll let you sleep. I can tape your ribs tomorrow. Is anything else broken?”
Xavier left the cool cloth lying across Justice’s forehead, and then began exploring his torso. Oh, sweet Jesus, his touch. His body was aflame, and not just in pain. Try as he might, he could not stop the long, ragged moan from leaving his lips.
Xavier froze. “Am I hurting you?”
Justice shook his head. No, just keep fucking touching me. Please. Forever.
WICKED HOT KILL by Karly Germain
#3 in the Umbra Shifters
BLURB: Cheetah shifter, Killian “Kill” McNamee is the deadliest of shadow hunters—an Ender. If anyone in the Umbra world stepped out of line, got in his way, or became a problem, Kill lived up to his name. Hardened and soulless, Kill didn’t expect a brief encounter in an alley with a strange man to turn into something more serious. And thanks to a run-in with a pack of Werewolves, Kill finds himself in the kind of trouble he’d never before experienced.
Torin Stone, Dhampir, has lived many lives and experienced multiple heartbreaks through his long life and is not looking for any kind of involvement, especially with a wild, sexy, out of control cheetah shifter who is his complete opposite. After an attack by the Weres, Torin is the only one who can help Kill survive.
The more time they spend together, the stronger the bond between them. Torin will do anything to convince Kill they are mates. How can Torin resist rubbing against some—wicked, hot Kill?
BOOK #3 in the paranormal MM shifter series: THE UMBRA SHIFTERS
#1- His Great Dane short story found in Alpha's Claim: Manlove Edition Anthology
#2-Stone Cold Beast
Killian, a cheetah shifter, is on trial for killing a three werewolves. One he was sent after, the other two were just collateral damage, or that's what he wants everyone to think. After getting out of solitary he goes to a bar to pick up someone to ease the hard on he's sporting. When a vampire walks in, he is instantly drawn to him even though he's never been into vamps. After some hot back alley sex the vamp disappears. Now Kill finds out his vamp is head of the council deciding if he lives or dies, and if that isn't enough the vamp is also the grandfather of his brother's mate.
Torin's mate died fifteen months ago and he's not sure he wants to ever go through that again, but when he and Kill are thrown together repeatedly he can't deny the fact that they are mates. When Kill is attacked and lays dying in the street, Torin takes a chance to save his life and turns him. Now not only does he have to deal with the new feelings he has towards Kill, he has to help him through the transition.
When Kill wakes up and finds himself changing into a vampire he panics but Torin has a way of calming him. When the subject of mating comes up both men are reluctant but Torin seems to deal with it first and urges Kill to see the life they can build together.
Both of these men are alpha males and their coming together is hot! The emotional side of each is well written and we really get into their heads. This is a quick read and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
STONE COLD BEAST by Karly Germain
#2 in The Umbra Shifters
The Umbra Shifters, 2
Ethan Stone, lion shifter, had lived many lives. He’d been a biker, musician, and an Umbran, or shadow hunter. Everything changed two years ago when a nightclub fire killed the members of his rock band and left him the only survivor. Now scarred and living the solitary life of a nomad, Ethan just wants to be left alone in his isolated world.
Daric McNamee, a cheetah shifter and also an Umbran, has been given an assignment. Ethan Stone. Find out what happened the night of the fire and recruit Stone back into the Umbran. Not an easy task considering Ethan is stubborn and wary. Almost immediately, both men feel a mate connection, but the last thing Daric wants is to be a submissive to a scarred, terminally angry lion shifter.
However, the attraction between them can’t be denied—though Ethan tries. When it comes time for them to part, will they admit they are mates? Can Daric convince Ethan he is more than a stone cold beast?
Read The Umbra Shifters, 1 in Alpha's Claim: Manlove Edition
HIS GREAT DANE by Karly Germain
#1 in The Umbra Shifters
Look for the short story in The Umbra Shifters 'His Great Dane' in in the bestselling 'Alpha's Claim: Manlove Edition'
Strength. Power. Domination.
The shifters in our Alpha's Claim: Manlove Edition anthology have one thing in common—they won't take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won't let anyone stop them from claiming their men.
Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s claim?
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An erotic romance writer, Karly believes romance is for everyone, and she loves to explore every facet and emotion involved regardless of gender or number of partners. The more heat and spice, the better. Happily ever afters are a must. So are shirtless, hunky men.