Vadim Miroslav watched his mate walk around the side of the house, his head hung
so far down his chest it almost touched his belly button. Vadim sighed and
rubbed his jaw. Sasha had been moping for days and Vadim just didn’t have a clue
“Come,” he said when someone knocked at his study door. When his beta, and
brother, Niko walked in, followed closely by his two mates, Vadim tried to push
his issues with his mate to the back of his mind and concentrate on the taste at
things growing more dangerous for Tri-Omegas every passing second, a large
number of them, and their mates, were moving to Vourdala Island. Vadim’s
beautiful island used to be a tourist destination for werewolves around the
world. Now, it was a haven from Tri Omegas.
have you discovered?” Vadim asked when Niko stopped in front of his desk. His
brother was in charge of finding more housing for all of the new residence of
their tiny island.
discovered that you forgot your mate’s birthday.”
be ridiculous, Niko,” Vadim said as he glance over at his calendar. “Sasha’s
birthday isn’t for another…” Vadim leafed through the pages of his daily
calendar, and then flipped a few more pages. “Bloody hell!”
Sasha’s birthday was three days ago.
dropped his head into his hands and prayed that a meteorite would drop out of
the sky and fall on him. He had done the unthinkable. Forgetting his beloved
mate’s birthday was bad enough. Not remembering to treat Sasha like the treasure
he was, was unforgivable.
pair of boots isn’t going to fix this one, Vadim.”
dead,” Vadim whispered as he lifted his head and stared at his brother, pleading
for redemption, or at least a way out of the ninth level of hell he had just
landed in. “He’s never going to forgive me.”
would forgive you anything,” Serge Dmitriev, one of Niko’s mates—and a Tri
Omega—snickered. His arm snaked out and wrapped around Niko’s shoulders. “If I
didn’t have my own mates, I would be jealous of how much that man adores you.”
can’t believe I forgot his birthday,” Vadim whispered as he glanced out the
widow again, searching for his mate. His totally explained why his mate was
moping. “Sasha must be so heartbroken.”
yourself a little slack here, Vadim,” Vasiliy Federov said. Not only was the man
Niko’s other mate but a royal prince. “You’ve been pretty damn busy dealing with
all of the new people arriving and keeping the Council of Elders from invading
the island. I think you have reason to be absent minded.”
growled as he jumped to his feet. “You don’t understand.”
explain it to us and maybe we can help.”
of this is worth a damn without Sasha.” Frustrated, Vadim shoved his hand
through his hair. His voice softened as he continued. “Everyone seems to think
that I’m this great alpha that is creating a safe haven for Tri-Omega’s around
eyebrows shot up. “You’re not?”
Vadim frowned. “Well, yes, but that’s not the only reason, not the main reason.”
what is the main reason?” Niko asked.
doing it for Sasha.”
blinked. “You’re creating a safe haven for Tri-Omegas for your mate, who is not
growled, his hackles going up at the mere thought of Sasha being a Tri-Omega.
Tri Omegas are usually only born one per generation. They had special abilities.
They also had to have two mates to keep them grounded and safe.
had no intention of sharing his mate with anyone.
creating a safe place for Sasha,” Vadim said vehemently. “My majiktoka is
all that matters.” Vadim shrugged when his brother and his mates looked at him
like he had lost his mind. “The rest of it is just a byproduct of trying to make
sure Sasha and our children have a safe place to live.”
love that about you.”
swung around when he heard his mate’s voice speak behind him. Sasha was standing
in the doorway of his study looking just as breathtaking as the day they met.
Vadim didn’t know whether to be excited about the fact that Sasha was wearing a
blanket or not.
knew without a doubt that is mate was naked under that blanket. He just didn’t
know if he was going to be allowed to touch or if he was being punished, and
would only be allowed to wish he could touch.
majiktoka.” Vadim swallowed hard as he prepared himself to admit his
failing. “I’m sorry, I—”
arched an eyebrow. “Have been so busy that you forgot about your family? Have
been so busy saving the world that you forgot our little world was more
gulped. The underlying tone in Sasha’s voice did not bode well for him and
nothing scared him more than being the object of Sasha’s rage. The man might
look cute and sweet, but when he was pissed off, no one was safe.
Sasha’s eye nailed each of the other men in the room until they started making a
rapid exodus toward the door. “Your niece and nephews are waiting for you in the
nursery. You’ll need to keep an eye on them for the next couple of hours. We’re
going to be busy for awhile.”
felt a bead of sweat trickle down between his shoulder blades when Sasha’s
copper brown eyes landed on him. The heat burning in Sasha’s eyes scorched
Vadim’s skin, igniting another fire deep within.
door had barely closed behind Niko and his mates before Sasha dropped the
blanket, baring his sexy naked body to Vadim’s hungry eyes. He glide across the
room and draped himself over the back of the sofa, sticking his gorgeous ass out
and wiggling it until Vadim’s dick was so hard it was in danger of shattering.
in the world had an ass like his mate.
want my birthday present, Vadi.”
licked his dry lips as he ate Sasha up with his eyes. “Me too.”
grinned when Sasha glanced over his shoulder, his face stern. He started walking
toward his mate, stripping his clothes off as he went. “Happy birthday to me,
happy birthday to me.”
Vadim, it’s my birthday.”
stopped behind his mate. His hands trembled with restraint as he gently stroked
them over the rounded curve of Sasha’s ass. “No, I’m pretty damn sure this is
all for me, majiktoka.”
that made it the perfect birthday present.
* * *
lay in bed with his eyes closed as he listened to Vadim get up and get dressed.
He hoped his mate thought he was asleep. He needed a few hours to get his plans
for Vadim into the works and he couldn’t do that if his mate was hanging around.
had eyes in the back of his—“Hey!” Sasha shouted as he opened his eyes and
glared up at his mate. He reached around and rubbed his abused butt. “What was
wasn’t the fun arousing kind of spanking.
“You’re plotting something, majiktoka.”
not,” Sasha insisted.
very fine ebony black eyebrow arched.
rolled his eyes. “It was just a…a…picnic.” Sasha grinned broadly as he pushed
himself up on his elbows. “I wanted to have a picnic with you and the kids.
that was freaking brilliant.
Sasha’s jaw dropped as he watched his mate finish getting dressed. “What do you
mean no?” Since when did he get told no? And why was he being told no?
have guests coming to the Vourdala Island today and I will be busy all day
meeting with them.”
“Damn.” Sasha flopped back down on the bed. He started chewing on his lower lip
as he tried to figure out another way to—maybe a nighttime picnic? He could get
lights and string them through the trees, set up fire pits. That might actually
be better, more romantic.
“Seriously?” Sasha whined as he thumped the bed with his fists. He was on the
verge of a really good temper tantrum, like epically good. “You have no idea
what I’m thinking.” They could talk telepathically. That did not mean they could
read each other’s minds.
Sasha’s eyes narrowed as he looked at his handsome mate. Maybe Vadim could but
that was probably an alpha thing. He had to be able to know what his pack
members were up to. Still, it wasn’t fair.
Sasha’s head cocked to one side, confusion rolling through him as he watched
Vadim walk to the bedroom door and open it. Vadim motioned to the guards outside
their door. The three men walked in with duffle bags. One went to the dresser
and started pulling clothes out, shoving them into the bag. Another one went to
the closet and began doing the same. The third guard walked into the bathroom.
He came back a moment later with a bag full of towels. He grabbed the phone off
the nightstand and unplugged it, sticking it in the same bag.
are they doing?” Sasha asked as he watched the three red faced guards walk out
of the room. His gaze slid to Vadim when the large man sat down on the side of
the bed. “Vad?”
Vadim’s lips curved as he looped a hand around Sasha’s neck and pulled him for a
kiss that curled Sasha’s toes and steamed his brains. Vadim leaned back just far
enough to tuck a lock of Sasha’s hair behind his ear.
Sasha’s eyes bugged as Vadim grabbed the blankets and sheets off the bed and
walked out of the bedroom with them, closing the door behind him. Sasha was
still sitting there with his jaw hanging down to his chest when he heard the
lock turn in the door handle.
didn’t!” Sasha jumped off the bed and ran to the door, grabbing the door handle.
Sasha’s eyes nearly crossed, he was so angry. “Vadim Miroslav, you damn well
better get back here and unlock this door,” he sent out through their mental
link. “I swear, if you keep me locked up in here I’ll…I’ll…” God, what would he
do? “I’ll give the kids permission to draw on the walls.”
yeah, there was a threat.
burst of laughter rumbled through their link. “I love you, majiktoka. I
will see you soon.”
was going to kill him. Alpha or not, Vadim was going down. Sasha paced as he
thought of every little prank he could pull to get back at his mate. He adored
the man to the depths of his soul but Vadim had gone too far this time.
alpha was going to pay.
hours later, Sasha was still pacing, except now his feet hurt. Every despicable
and low handed prank he came up with, he tossed. Sometimes it really sucked when
you loved the person you were trying to take down.
Finally, Sasha walked over to sit on the end of the bed, his hands folded
together on his lap. His mate really was a smart man. Every bit of clothing in
the room had been taken out. Anything he could have covered himself with,
including the blankets and the shower curtain, had been removed. While shifters
didn’t mind seeing naked bodies for the most part, it was kind of rude to just
walk through the house naked. Not to mention the fact that Vadim would rip out
the eyes of anyone staring at Sasha too long.
man was a little possessive.
jumped up when he heard scratching at the window. The freaking window. He was on
the second floor. His jaw dropped when he saw Ryland at the window. He unlocked
the window and pushed it up, sticking his head out. “Where’d you get the
“Ssshhh.” Ryland quickly looked over his shoulder before tossing a small bag
into the room. It hit the floor with a plop. “I’m breaking you out.”
“Awesome.” Sasha grabbed the bag and pulled it open. Okay, the jeans and shirt
would be a little big as Ryland was a good forty pounds heavier than he was. But
they would do in an escape. Sasha quickly got dressed then made his way to the
window. As Ryland climbed down, Sasha scrambled out of the window and followed
the Tri-Omega down the ladder.
why did you get grounded this time?” Ryland asked when they reached the ground
and started walking around the large mansion toward the front where the gate was
located. Sasha was so going to go to Pauline’s Bakery and get something that
would add a hundred thousand pounds to his waistline.
then he’d get Ryland to help him plot his revenge.
trying to plan something for Vadim to help him relax and he said no because
apparently there are visitors coming to the island today.” Sasha frowned as
something in the pit of his stomach clenched. “With all the Tri-Omegas coming
here, he doesn’t have a lot of free time. I thought a picnic or something with
the kids would be good for all of us. We haven’t really had a lot of time
thought it was your birthday?”
but I’d rather just spend it with my mate and the kids and our friends and…and I
just want to spend some time with Vadim. I’m asleep by the time he comes to bed,
and usually still asleep by the time he leaves. I miss him.”
I guess it’s a good thing you got grounded.”
best friend had lost his mind! “What do you mean it’s a good thing I got
grounded?” Sasha snapped. “Have you lost what little—”
Sasha’s face flushed so hot he could have lit up the moon. Ryland’s mates and
their friends, and most everyone from their pack stood there with large smiles
on their faces. Bright white lights wove around every tree and branch in the
front yard. Fire pits were placed here and there, chairs and benches all around
them. A large table sat off to one side so laden with food it looked on the
verge of collapsing. Another one close by was covered in colorfully wrapped
importantly, Vadim stood there, his wide smile matching the sparkle in his
arctic blue eyes. “Happy birthday, majiktoka.”
See how Vadim and Sasha got
together in My Lupine Lover...
Vadim Miroslav always dreamed
of finding his mate, he just never expected to for his mate to find him. Little
did he realize that by claiming Sasha, his entire life would be changed forever.
Vadim is captivated by the
sweet and giving nature of his sexy little mate. Sasha is stunned by the way
Vadim seems to respect his omega status.
Vadim never wanted to be the
alpha of his own pack. He avoided it at all costs, even if it meant appearing
inadequate to his own pack. But, in a bid to save his newly claimed mate, Vadim
does the one thing he has always tried to avoid. He takes on Sasha's abusive
alpha… and wins, becoming the new alpha of Sasha's pack. Can he take the control
of an isolated pack of werewolves and still keep his mate safe?