Giveaway time!!! Last year, Holly released The Bear Claw in August. It’s one of those stories I wrote for my own amusement. I love a traumatised hero who finds his happily ever after with someone he never thought he’d be with.
The Bear Claw is a cafe and Shiro is a baker. He has a special ability that allows him to put emotions into cookies. The problem is that he’s terrified of the shifter customers so his emotions aren’t something he wants to share. When Pitch, a dominant wolf shifter, sees Shiro, he wants him for his mate. But it’ll take more than a few cups of coffee to convince him they’re meant to be.
My best match is probably Black Bird, so we’ll go with that. Arlo is a healer, but once he’s healed someone, he has a biological urge to get away from them. As a result, he moves from place to place, and as soon as he’s healed someone, he needs to leave again. When he heals Nash, he’s intent on repeating the pattern, but Nash is a werewolf and Arlo is his mate. So Arlo needs to leave, but Nash can’t let him.
So two fated mates, interspecies couples stories this month.
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In a world where all supernatural beings are either dominant or submissive, Shiro Amano doesn’t have many choices. As a submissive, any dominant walking into his bakery can order him around. He hates it. All he wants is to live his life in peace and bake pastries he can spike with emotions far away from obnoxious alphas.
Pitch Rhys wants a mate, but he won’t settle for anything but a true mate. As a powerful wolf shifter, he has subs flocking around him, but his true mate is hiding in the kitchen of a bakery and refuses to see him. He can order him to, of course, but since he threatened Pitch with a knife when he allowed his power to leak, he doesn’t think it’s the way to go. Instead, he’s settling to see how many pastries and cups of coffee he can consume in a day.
Two years ago, Shiro escaped an abusive relationship, and he’s not looking for a new one, but when word gets out Shiro is an unmated sub, dominants are invading the bakery. Pitch does his best to scare them off so he can woo Shiro at his own pace, but things escalate too fast. Will Pitch be able to get Shiro to trust him before it’s too late? Can he convince him he wants nothing more than to make him happy and keep him safe?
After seven years of being on the move, Arlo Barman wants nothing more than a place to call home. But unbeknownst to him, Arlo is a caladrius healer, so staying in one place has never been an option. The compulsion to separate himself from those he’s healed is all-consuming and leaves him little choice but to pack up yet again.
Nash Silver is the only werewolf in his small coastal town. Living undetected in a human world is imperative for his kind, and he and his small circle of friends — a vampire and a psychic — have done so for decades. But Nash’s anonymous existence is jeopardized when a man with an enticing scent moves into town. From the moment Nash lays eyes on the stranger, nothing is more important than being close to him. Not even guarding his secret.
Arlo isn’t interested in a relationship or even a date, his past has taught him nothing good comes from it, but the rather pushy local popping up everywhere he goes has his heart somersaulting. If his heart is somersaulting or not doesn’t matter, because when Nash gets injured, Arlo is the only one who can save him.
Having used his powers, Arlo has to leave Nash and the cozy town he wanted to make his home, but can Nash survive being separated from his mate?