by Michele Zurlo
Waking up in a strange barn was just the tip of the iceberg. Cassie and Niall find themselves transported to another world, one full of dragon shifters who want to possess them. Cassie is claimed by Illion, an electric blue dragon who shifts into five hulking men, and Niall is claimed by Wynn, a lime green dragon who shifts into two men and two women.
The Zmaj feed from the sexual energy of humans, and finding a cache of five in an abandoned barn is a momentous occasion. Convincing them to stay and protecting them from the Inamanida, their sworn enemy, is another task altogether. And falling in love? Zmaj don’t do that.
When Cassie runs away, Illion is forced to confront his prejudices and his brethren in order to save her from a fate worse than death.
Warnings: MMMFF, MMFMMM, light bondage, dominant dragon shifters
Waking with no memory, Arabella finds herself courted by three men claiming to be her mates. Dragon shifters Tobin, Gerrit, and Blakely woo her with sweet words and deeds, convincing her that she’s always lived this fairy tale existence. Life is perfect until the Inamanida King decides the experiment has gone on long enough—and Tobin is ordered to turn Arabella over to be tortured and used by the entire clan.
Meanwhile Jonathan is working to help settle the humans in Zmaj’s outer city. As the son of a prominent human leader, finds himself thrust into a leadership role and having to liaise with creatures he was raised to fear. Soon he falls for Laurel, a beautiful woman recently arrived from Earth, but as secrets emerge, he faces a stark truth that could cost him everything.
Tobin and Jonathan must risk everything and deal with consequences that could cost them the fragile relationships they’ve built with the women they love.
Warnings: MFMM, MF
In the months following Jonathan’s transformation, Laurel struggles to come to terms with her feelings for him and the horrific memories of time spent as a dragon’s slave. Jonathan struggles to be patient, but Laurel’s fear is breaking his heart. Niall and Cassie open a popular bakery and revel in the bliss of love and their new lives. Arabella pines for Tobin’s aspects to be reunited, and Nora discovers the secret of creating Zmaj offspring.
Meanwhile all Zmaj braces for the Inamanida attack that Tobin warned them about. When it finally comes, the Zmaj find themselves vastly outnumbered by enemy forces. In the violence that follows, everything changes.
The second I opened the door, Saskia jumped on me. Though she was small for a Zmaj, that only put her at about 6’2—two inches shorter than me. I caught her, but she was a powerful woman. We fell back so that she pinned me against the wall. She kissed me, her dual-tipped tongue snaking into my mouth to plunder what was hers as she slid her hand into my pants. I moaned as she wrapped her fingers around my cock, bringing it to life.
She broke the kiss suddenly and tightened her grip on my manhood. “You left without saying goodbye.”
“You were asleep. I said goodbye to Stellan.” Technically, I’d sucked his cock. No words had been uttered by either of us.
“You gave sex. This is not the same.”
I stroked a strand of her lime green hair away from her gorgeous face, and I extended the caress down her cheek. “I missed you too.”
Her bottom lip stuck out in a pout. “You will let me come to the bakery next time?”
I exhaled hard, mostly because she squeezed my cock to the edge of pain. “Saskia, you can’t come there because you don’t let me work.” My Zmaj was possessive of me and my time, but we were working on that. When I was at the bakery, I’d banned them from visiting because they inevitably got in the way. Even Taja, who loved to bake, had caused me to burn items too many times. Since they also had duties and responsibilities, they’d agreed to respect and support my career choice. Wrapping my arms around her, I pulled her to my chest. “But I’m not working now, so I’m all yours.”
Slowly her grip loosened, and she slid her hand from my pants. Her finger partially morphed into a claw, and she tugged at the fastener on my fly. My pants slid down my legs to pool at my ankles. I kicked out of them, careful not to move too much because Saskia still had a claw and she was now on her knees in front of me. Her tongue darted out to wet her upper lip. I widened my stance and leaned back against the coolness of the wall because where sex was concerned, I had no control. What my Zmaj wanted, they took—and I gladly gave.
Lifting my cock, she dipped her head and slid her wet tongue over my sac. I sucked air and closed my eyes. Playing light flicks over my sensitive skin, she barely touched me, and I knew the teasing was in some measure a punishment for leaving without waking each aspect that morning. Part of me had done it for selfish reasons—they’d want to have sex, and I’d slept in, so I didn’t have time, and I didn’t have it in me to refuse them. My Zmaj fed from my sexual energy, and so they were the opposite of selfish when it came to sex. They often didn’t care if they climaxed at all. It was a nice bonus, but not the point. Pushing me to the edge and keeping me there—that gave them immeasurable pleasure and more energy than ten meals.
“Saskia.” I moaned her name, a reverent caress that matched how I stroked her hair.
She ran her fingertips up and down my thighs, sending shivers to my belly, and she sucked my sac into her mouth. Warmth closed around my cock, and I opened my eyes to see Taja on her knees next to Saskia.
She winked at me as she drew my cock into her mouth, and then she let it go. “Welcome home, Niall. We don’t have time to tie you up right now, but you will not move.” I frequently disobeyed her orders because when I did, they only did things to me that were even more deliciously wicked. She ran her tongue along the ridge of my crown, and when she went to take me back into her mouth, I thrust, forcing my dick deeper than she’d anticipated.
Immediately, Saskia pulled my balls down, stretching them until I cried out. It hurt and it felt so fucking good. “You moved.”
Let's learn a little about author Michele Zurlo!
What is your writing environment?
Michele: I write wherever I can. When I’m at home, I write on the sofa, in my bedroom, and outside (weather permitting.) I basically look for places where my children can’t sneak up behind me and read over my shoulder. I frequently take my laptop to my daughters’ swim or dive practice. It’s warm and people usually leave me alone so I can work. I pop on headphones, and I can look up every now and again to see how my kids are doing.
Who is your perfect hero/heroine and why?
Michele: There’s no such thing as perfection. My “perfect” hero or heroine has flaws because it makes them who they are. I relate to people who have body image issues, who lose their temper and do/say things they later regret, who sometimes lack confidence, and who have off days. These people find strength from within to overcome their obstacles, and that gives me hope that I can also overcome whatever crap life throws my way.
What authors have caught your interest lately and why?
Michele: My reading taste tends to lean heavily toward the paranormal. I have the Divergent series on my TBR for June. Everybody I know has already read it. I’ve seen the movies, and I’ve loved them, so I’m looking forward to the books.
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
Michele: I typically write whatever kind of book I want to write. I gravitate toward BDSM, romantic suspense, and paranormal/sci-fi.
Top 3 things on your bucket list?
Michele: Still no bucket list. It’s trendy to have one, but I tend to do things as they occur to me, so I don’t need one. Score one for impulsiveness!
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
Michele: I wondered what would happen if people woke up one morning to find everything they knew was gone. Cassie, Niall, Arabella, and Laurel are forced to evaluate their entire lives along entirely new parameters. Stranded without hope of help or rescue, without anything but the clothes on their backs, how would they survive? What kinds of life choices would they make in order to stay alive? Would they consent to being sex slaves for this alien race, or would they demand respect and equality? As they’re different people, the answers to those questions are very different for all of them. I find the ways people adapt utterly fascinating.
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
Michele: I think my favorite scene comes at the end of Dragon Kisses 3 during an epic battle between warring dragon clans. It’s when Laurel and Helena go up against a big enemy dragon and Laurel realizes some heavy and important life lessons. Of course now she has to live to put her new plan into action!
What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
Michele: I recently got the rights back to Re/Paired, so I’m working on polishing that up. In July, I plan to release the long-awaited Re/Claimed (Doms of the FBI 3)—Dustin and Layla’s story. I am partial to strong heroines and the strong heroes they need! Here’s the blurb:
Layla’s wicked fantasies had already caused problems that left her with deep emotional scars, so when she got a second chance to live them out, she insisted on strict rules and boundaries.
Dustin agreed to abide by Layla’s rules because that’s the only way he could have her, but after a while, it wasn’t enough. He wanted the whole woman—the impulsive, stubborn parts as well as her sweet, generous side—and so he insists she give him a fair chance to prove he’s worthy of her love. He’s over the moon when she agrees to date him, even if she insists on a vanilla relationship.
Complicating matters is the return of her abusive ex-Master, a kidnapped child, and a human trafficking ring that’s been targeting teens from the community center Layla runs. When the investigation turns up nothing, Layla takes desperate measures that put her and Dustin in danger.
In Re/Claimed (Doms of the FBI 3), Michele Zurlo delivers another hot, heart-wrenching, and stunning BDSM romantic suspense tale.
Warnings: D/s, kidnap/breaking-and-entering fantasy play, impact play, bondage, spanking, anal play, electric play, and some seriously sexy kinky footwear
Word Count: 85,598
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Michele: I watch a lot of TV. I’m working my way through Marco Polo and Dexter, but I can only watch them when the kids aren’t around. This summer, I plan to get back into my workout routines. I practice yoga, and I like to jog. I’d be tempted to call it running, but that would be a lie. I’m much, much too slow. Sometimes I walk faster than I run. Another thing I want to work on is my quilt. I sew to relax, and I’m currently taking about ten years to make this quilt. I sew everything by hand, so it’s slow going even when I do remember to work on it!
What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?
Michele: I got married last year, but it wasn’t legal (recognized) until this year. Let’s hope the Supreme Court makes the right call so all the other same-sex couples in Michigan can finally tie the knot.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I’m Michele Zurlo, author of over 20 romance novels. During the day, I teach English, and in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips.
I’m not half as interesting as my characters. My childhood dreams tended to stretch no further than the next book in my to-be-read pile, and I aspired to be a librarian so I could read all day. I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to big decisions, especially when it’s something I’ve never done before. Writing is just one in a long line of impulsive decisions that turned out to showcase my great instincts. Find out more at www.michelezurloauthor.com or @MZurloAuthor.
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