The Blackwood Pack saga continues…
The Blackwood Pack, 3
This is part of an on-going series by Amazon Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle, and catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.
Enforcer Dylon Royd worked for the notorious Silver Point Pack until they accused him of disloyalty. Imprisoned and beaten to within an inch of his life, he's dumped at the side of a road and left for dead. Waking up in the Blackwood Pack's hospital, he's shocked to discover his Fated Mate is one of the pack's members he'd been ordered to kill.
Cody is a seer and has grappled with visions all his life, but after most of his family is massacred they have intensified so fiercely he begins to make plans to escape his pain and suffering. Thinking no one wants a freak for a Fated Mate, he tries to reject Dylon until he realizes his salvation depends on accepting him.
A life or death situation for Cody, a rare gift to both from the Fates, a dangerous mission, and an unexpected surprise are some of the challenges they face. Together they begin a journey to save Cody's life while forging a partnership that requires absolute trust for both to survive.
Narrator: Nick J Russo
Release Date: Wednesday, November 11 2020
Publisher: Dragonheart LLC
Length: 11 hours and 11 minutes
Genres: MM Romance, Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal - Shifters
Pairings: Cody and Dylon /MM
LGBTQ+ Identities: Gay
Tropes: Alpha Character, Fated Mates, Soul Mates, Mpreg, Rescue, True Love, Omega
Keywords/Categories: Wolf Shifters, Alpha, MPreg, Fated Mates, Soul Mates, omegaverse, erotica, fantasy, Multiple POV, M/M, HEA, BDSM,paranormal, gay romance, mm romance, gay, romance, mm, new release, giveaway, audio, audiobook
Hi, I’m Mary Rundle and thank you for hosting my blog tour. Today I have an exclusive excerpt for you from Peace Maker, Book 3 of the Blackwood Pack saga. The Fated Mates in this story are Cody and Dylon who have a very rocky to travel before finding their HEA. Narrated by the award-winning Nick J. Russo who does an amazing job. Please enjoy!
“Holy shit! How long are they staying?” Zane asked, as he lugged the suitcases and wrapped boxes to Frank and Lizzie’s suite. “I thought it was only going to be for a few days, didn’t you?”
“I don’t want them here at all,” snarled Carson.
“Why? They’re Dylon’s parents. You better not let Jackson hear you.”
Carson grunted. He’d be in a shit load of crap if his brother found out how he felt, but he was willing to take the chance. He wasn’t going to forget who killed his father even if Cody did. “Hey, did you notice anything strange about Cody tonight?” he asked Zane.
“No, not really. Maybe he was quieter, but then he was trying to make a good impression on his mate’s parents. I mean, look at Frank. Shit, he’s one powerful wolf. I could feel his Alpha power all night. The only reason it didn’t affect me was Jackson’s Alpha power pushed back. And that reminds me. When the hell did Jackson get all that power? You know what I’m talking about? Did you feel it?”
“Yeah, I felt it too. No, I don’t know when it happened. Most times I don’t even pay attention to it, but tonight with Franklin showing his balls, I could feel how strong it’s become.”
“I wonder what that means?” Zane asked. “Shit, I don’t like change and everything is changing. Why did you ask me about Cody? Did you notice something?”
Carson paused because he wanted to be careful about what he said. He needed Zane’s help, but he didn’t want his brother going to Jackson. “I don’t have a mind link anymore. And I don’t know why.”
“Maybe because he’s mated now. You know, Colton had turned off his mind link, so Ian couldn’t see his secret.”
“Yeah, that is a possibility. But there are other things I noticed. For instance, Cody stayed by Dylon’s side the entire night. Then they left quickly and never came back. And Cody was constantly looking at Dylon almost like he was asking for permission to speak. Weird, huh?”
“Mmm, I wasn’t paying that close attention to Cody. I was enjoying Lizzie too much. She’s a hoot! I wonder how Frank’s Alpha power works on her. I bet not good at all.”
“Yeah, I did enjoy her,” Carson said, before changing the conversation back to his brother. “Something is wrong with Cody but damned if I know what.”
“Why don’t you talk to Colton? He might be able to tell you how Cody is mind blocking you.”
“I’ll do that. But in the meantime, would you search the web about Dylon…and Cody…and tell me what you find out. I know Jackson said Dylon wasn’t involved in the massacre, but I can’t help feeling he knows more than he’s letting on.”
“Whoa, bro! You know what you’re asking me to do? Go against Jackson? And what about Cody? What if I find something that would force Jackson to kick him out of the pack? What would that do to Cody? Would he leave with Dylon? I don’t see what else he could do since they’re claimed.”
“No, they aren’t…well, not totally yet. I saw the bite on Cody’s neck but not on Dylon’s. So far, it’s only one way. If there’s ever the right time to do this it’s now, before Cody claims Dylon.”
Dylon felt the buzzing and saw the flash of green light in his mind and, at first, worried his tormentors were back to beat him again—that was, until he could feel his bones snap into place and heal. It was amazing as he could see in his mind what was happening to him. He’d never felt anything like this before and wanted it to last for a long time. Finally, his pain was gone and his face felt normal. Then his wolf howled—a mating howl. Dylon was confused. He wasn’t mated so why was his wolf so happy?
He sniffed and what he smelled made his cock rise—moss, lichen, tundra soil, and blueberries. Sadness washed over him as he realized he was probably dead—killed by those bastards he used to work with, all because he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Now, he would never be able to clear his name—that and his concern for his parents had kept him from giving up long after lesser men would have. Suddenly, he realized his wolf was prancing, interspersed with mating howls. While trying to make sense of this, he heard a voice so deep and rich it curled around his spine and caressed all his nerve endings at the same time. My mate! I have a mate! But where am I?
Cody watched his mate’s face return to normal and gasped at how gorgeous he was—rich brown hair with golden highlights, strong forehead, straight nose, high cheekbones, square chin covered in a very short scruff—but his eyes quickly zeroed in to Dylon’s mouth. There, by gods, was a mouth made just for him, wide with a full, plump bottom lip, just begging for his cock. A low groan slipped from Cody’s mouth and his cock grew in length and hardness.
Keeping his eyes focused on his mate as Dylon returned to his former self, Cody could see why his mate became an enforcer—tall, broad shoulders and well-defined muscles all over his body. If the Fates wanted to send him someone who would be able to protect him, they couldn’t have made a better choice. But will he want me once he finds out what I am? Cody knew instantly he’d be heartbroken if his mate rejected him.
As he stood by the bedside, he realized his ability to complete his mission required Dylon by his side or else he would fail. And if that happened, he would not be able to live with himself—not that he was doing so well right now by staying alive. He was hanging on by a thread which was getting thinner by the day. It was taking everything out of him just to appear normal to his brothers. He wasn’t sure how much longer he could sustain the illusion.
Dylon kept his eyes closed as he became aware of his surroundings. His wolf scented six wolves and a human, no, not a human but not a shifter either. He mentally took stock of his wolf and found him lying down, tongue lolling while panting and shit, smiling? Smiling at a room full of unknown wolves, two, no make that three, who were humongous. What the fuck? He trusted his wolf implicitly—except the last time he was called into Rudy’s office. No, that time he ignored his agitated wolf and walked into a nice, neat trap. Yeah, well that’s what I get for ignoring my wolf. Should I trust him now?
“Dylon, can you hear me? I’m Cody.”
Cody…he’s my mate. Oh wow, Mum and Dad are going to be so happy. I found my mate. Holy fuck! A mate! His voice!
“Let me,” Ian said to Cody when Dylon’s eyes remained closed. “Dylon, I’m Dr. Wallace. Can you open your eyes?”
Trust my wolf…trust my mate. Dylon opened his eyes and found himself staring into Cody’s beautiful brown eyes with rings of gold threaded through the irises. Long, lush, brown lashes framed those eyes, filled so completely with sadness that his wolf growled at their mate being unhappy. I’m right there with you my friend. Why is our mate so sad? Dylon’s eyes searched his mate’s face looking for the source of his melancholy, but found only a beautiful man with short, dark brown hair, well-defined cheekbones, and a clean-shaven face. A clear view of his mouth brought up fantasies of what he wanted to do with his mate’s luscious lips.
Someone moved, causing the air currents to swirl, bringing his mate’s scent to him fresh and strong. His wolf moaned, he moaned; together they sensed their other half. Dylon opened his mouth to speak, but his mate laid a finger on it, shushing him. He couldn’t resist and his tongue darted out to sneak a quick taste of the man who was making his cock so hard it was almost painful. As his tongue connected with his mate’s finger, he could wait no longer—a long, loud mating howl erupted from his wolf. Dylon wanted his mate now.
“Cody,” Jackson said, “Ian has to examine him to make sure everything has healed properly.”
Cody glanced at his brother and nodded, knowing what Jackson wanted him to do. “Dylon, honey, I’m Cody. You’ve been badly injured and the doc needs to make sure you’re completely healed. Will your wolf allow him to do that? I’ll be right here with you.”
Dylon gave a short nod as his hand sought to touch his mate’s.
Cody grasped it and smiled. “I promise, I’ll be right here.”
Ian quickly checked Dylon’s vitals and then laying his hands on his face, checked the healing of the bones. It was as if Dylon’s face never received the brutal beating. After finishing his examination, he said, “He’s as good as new and won’t suffer any long-term consequences from the beating.”
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The first book I ever wrote was Dire Warning in 2017 and, much to my delight, it became an Amazon Best-Seller. Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates—stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.
As my books began to be translated into other languages, I also became an Amazon International Best-Selling author and then achieved the honor of becoming an Amazon All Star writer due to their popularity. My ninth book, Mystic Guardian, has just been published and audible versions of the entire series are in progress.
I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box.
My readers tell me they feel like they’re members of the pack as the stories unfold…as if they’re right there in the middle of the action. Others tell me it’s like watching a fast-paced movie. My writing style pulls no punches…readers love it and are always clamoring for the next book.
Stories come to me as if channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy, sexy details.
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