Welcome to our third week of celebrations for the amazing
In today's post, we'll look at the Sirius Wolves series as well as a personal story the author has chosen to share. There's also another chance to win one of her books.
First up, Orion's Circle
According to legend, when humankind is at its most desperate, the goddess Sirius will send three of the most powerful werewolf shifters ever created to save mankind. However, because they are so powerful, they will need a fourth to complete them, to calm them and help them reach their full potential.
Aden, a young were, has been his pack's omega ever since, at the age of fifteen, he didn't shift like everyone else. Caught, reviled, and tortured because of his empathic abilities, he knew on the night he was told to run as sport for the pack hunters that it would end in his death. What he didn't know, however, was that on the same night he'd also meet the love of his life and a pathway to answers, because Aden is far more than just a pack omega.
What begins as a hunt soon becomes a new adventure as Aden discovers that he has not only one, but three destined mates, and his role as lover is far more than trivial. The fate of all humankind rests upon it.
Aden could hardly process what was being shouted to him, and he barely cared. Now that he was fully conscious, he was only aware of the heart-breaking desolation that surrounded him. He had rejected them, his mates. He had caused incredible hurt to people who had done nothing but care for and protect him. Conner’s face; that had been the worst. He would never forget how he had looked as he had left and how Blaze had had to catch him. All his memories returned. He had no idea what was in the powder, but he had obviously been tricked.
Blaze? Conner? Darric? Where are you? Aden could have cried in hopelessness. He remembered Darric’s words as he’d rejected them. You will no longer hear us, or we you. He hadn’t understood what that meant then, but he did now.
He was pushed forward by the Alpha and tripped. Unable to use his arms fast enough to steady himself, he went sprawling. He was yanked back up immediately, and came face to face with Kellan.
“Is Jay safe?” Aden asked.
Kellan opened his mouth to rain more hatred and contempt down on Aden, but as the words sank into Kellan, a surprised look crossed his face. It was gone in an instant. “Dirty fag,” he spat out. “How dare you mention my brother.”
Craig stepped back up, fairly salivating in anticipation. “Now run, little omega. Run if you know what’s good for you.” His words were nearly drowned out by the growls of the gammas that had appeared to surround him.
Panic beat at Aden’s chest. He had to run.
Then suddenly even greater despair washed over him. His heart felt like it had been yanked from his body, and if the gammas weren’t holding him, he would have sunk to the floor. His mates. They were gone. Every cell in his body screamed in pain, and his vision dimmed a little.
“What’s the matter with him?” Kellan sounded nervous.
Kellan and a few of the gammas looked nervously at each other.
“That’s bedtime stories for pups.” The derision in Craig’s voice was clear. The doctor looked at Aden assessingly. “Actually, Alpha, that isn’t totally certain anymore. There are recent rumors of an Alpha triad, and from what Kellan has told us, it seems to be bearing out.”
Aden had sunk to the floor as the gammas were concentrating more on the doctor.
“What do you mean?” Kellan asked. He glanced at Aden. “There were three wolves with him. He said they were to mate but that’s impossible.”
“It is said that when the relationship between humans and wolf-shifters is at its worst, Orion’s Circle will be formed to save mankind.”
Craig scoffed. “Fairytales.”
Gregory nodded. “Your father certainly thought so.”
“And omegas don’t mate,” Kellan put in.
“No, that is true,” Gregory said.
Even Aden wasn’t so far gone that he didn’t pick up on the slight hesitation from the doctor.
Craig either chose to ignore it or it went over his head. “Enough of this
crap. Everyone’s been feeling restless for days, we need a good hunt to get it out of our system.” He pointed to Aden. “That’s what the little faggot’s for.
My father always told me, get an omega and the pack will be yours.”
He rubbed his hands and nodded to the gammas. Aden was hoisted to his feet, every nerve in his body on edge. What was the point? He would never have his mates. He had hurt them so much they would never ever love him again. He remembered the conviction that they would come for him. Then he remembered Blaze’s face as he had left, the utter devastation he had caused. Blaze wouldn’t come for him now, none of them would.
Aden tried to balance as the gammas raised him, but instead of hanging his head and refusing to look at the Alpha as he had always done with Craig’s father, Aden lifted his chin and stared at Craig. One word. “No.”
The room went deathly quiet. Aden caught Kellan’s slight wince.
“What the fuck did you just say to me?” Alpha Craig almost whispered the words in utter disbelief.
“I said no.” Aden drew himself up taller. “I will not provide you with sport. Go ahead,” he shot out the challenge. “Go ahead and kill me. Life without my mates is not worth a thing.”
Aden didn’t even brace as he saw Craig’s fist hurling towards him. He stumbled and fell as agony bloomed across his face. He could taste the blood that exploded from his nose, and fell back, collapsing on the floor. He wouldn’t run. He wouldn’t protest. He just wanted death to come as fast as possible.
He blearily heard laughing as the gammas dragged him to his feet. Pain seared his face as harsh fingers grabbed his chin and pulled it around.
Craig smiled. “Who said anything about killing you?” Aden panted in dismay. Craig had been taught well by his father, but he looked like he had a few tricks of his own. “You would be amazed what a shifter body can put up with.”
The doctor chuckled softly as if in agreement. “I think a beating would make you feel better, Alpha.”
Craig nodded to one of the gammas, and Aden felt the first punch the man threw. By the time Craig added the fourth, Aden no longer felt his legs. After another few minutes, the pain was so great Aden was convinced the doctor was wrong. No one could stand this, no one. Finally, after the last punch sent his mind reeling towards the encroaching darkness, unconsciousness was a welcome relief as Aden’s body shut down.
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Second in the series, Broken Circle
Blaze, the most powerful werewolf on the planet has found his omega, Aden. Together with Conner and Darric they finally become true mates, fulfilling an ancient prophecy by the goddess Sirius and forming Orion’s Circle. The battle against the terrorist group, The Winter Circle, has begun.
Blaze, however, is fighting his own battle. Aden is due to birth a child, and despite Blaze's six hundred years of being an Alpha, nothing has prepared him for his hardest challenge yet -- how to become a father. His struggles are hurting the people he loves the most and threatening their bond.
The madman who kidnapped and tortured Aden still hasn’t been caught, and when the worst happens and their circle is broken, Blaze has to fight his biggest threat yet – his own inner weakness – an enemy against which his Alpha strength will be useless. Blaze has to learn that true strength is only found in forgiveness, and sometimes the most powerful weapon is love.
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Third in the series, Eternal Circle
How can you repair something that should have been unbreakable? Darric, Blaze and Conner had been together for centuries, and their bond, like their love, should have been eternal. Blaze is trying not only to hold his family together, but stop himself falling apart.
The fragile relationship between the werewolves and the humans is at risk once more, and the goddess Sirius seems to have deserted them. Inexplicable changes are taking place to their little Omega, and while Aden’s powers are increasing, Conner seems to be losing his.
The terrorist group, The Winter Circle, is getting bolder and placing everyone in danger. Worse, there is a traitor among them, perhaps someone a lot closer than they want to admit. Just when Blaze thought the worst that could have happened is behind them, the traitor is revealed, and Blaze realizes that their circle is not only broken, but in danger of being irreparably torn apart.
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A Personal Story
Over a year ago my oldest daughter moved in with us for four months while she was relocating and brought both her dogs with her. I’ve had dogs before but not since we moved to America. Eventually last March, Beth and her dogs moved to Charlotte.
I should say that I miss my daughter (but its only South Carolina, and I was expecting her to say Japan or something). What I didn’t expect to miss quite as much were her two dogs.
Hubby and I found we both did, so with the agreement that we didn’t want a puppy (house training is always a plus) and it had to be a rescue (which often means not house trained but whatever). We filled in a ton of adoption forms.
Two months later we weren’t nearer making any sort of choice and Beth called me excited to say she’d seen a black lab mix on a rescue site in Orlando. Three visits later we brought Bailey home.
Bailey had a god-awful first eight months of his life. The rescue center actually broke him out of a locked cage in a yard where he was chained with no food or water. (And this is a Florida summer) It took them two months of vet treatments to get him fit, but he was still terrified of everything, including us.
I thought he would bond with my youngest daughter who he was friendly with on the visits. He wouldn’t come near me or my hubby. But no, after twenty-four hours cowering under the dining room table, he picked me.
I am officially his human.
I get up, he follows me. I sit down, he sits at my feet. He spends his days under my desk. He has made some good friends at the local dog park, particularly a Beagle named Lucy and a hound mix named Charlie. He also adores Gladys who is a ten year old rescued Pitbull and the softest dog there.
And he walks for miles with me. (Audiobooks are my friend)
He has just had a starring role in my next Dreamspinner release out in September called In Safe Keeping and he saves the MC. Because of course he does. I saw this meme on facebook and I’ve never seen a truer word.
“A dog is part of your life, but you are his whole life.”
About the author:
Victoria Sue fell in love with love stories as a child when she would hide away with her mom’s library books and dream of the dashing hero coming to rescue her from math homework. She never mastered math but never stopped loving her heroes and decided to give them the happy ever afters they fight so hard for. She loves reading and writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best—and creating a family for them to adore. Thrilled to hear from her readers, she can be found most days lurking on Facebook where she doesn’t need factor 1000 sun-cream to hide her freckles.
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It's a lovely feeling when an animal picks you as their human.ReplyDelete
I loved this. Every dog we've had has been a rescue dog. We are now on dog number 6 and they really do pick a favorite person to bond with!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete