“Hayden North was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to speak with me today. His popularity has soared recently after the release of White Hot Ash: Dragons of the North which tells the story of how he met his wife.” I started my introduction.
“My mate,” Hayden corrected. I looked at him a little dazzled still by his brilliant smile and high cheekbones. Even sitting down I had to look up at him. “Sky is Asher and my mate.”
I was still confused by the whole situation. “Could you tell us a little about yourself Hayden? I’m sure our audience is a little lost.” I hate to admit that I blushed slightly under his scrutiny.
He smiled again leaning back in his chair slightly. “My name is Hayden North. My partner Asher Drake is the leader of all the dragons in the North American Territories. We work together for everyone’s benefit.” His face fell flat a moment. “You don’t want to meet a lead dragon without a partner.” Then his smile was back, “my job is to balance his dragon. We’ve been paired a long time, and we share everything. That includes our mate Sky.”
“What exactly is a mate?” I asked him.
“A mate is more than a spouse. It’s the perfect partner for you; your one true soul mate and perfect sexual partner all in one. Sky is that for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better mate.” He looked into my eyes, and I had to look away.
I cleared my throat, as I looked down at my prepared questions. “What is your idea of perfect happiness?” I realized too late that was a loaded question.
Hayden smirked as he looked at the people around us. “I better screen my answer first.” Then he leaned forward and whispered in my ear. My face heated and I was sure I would have wonderful dreams later, but it wasn’t appropriate for the audience. I shook my head. Hayden shrugged, “I guess I’ll go with the clean version, a night in bed with Sky and Asher.” It wasn’t spotless. However, it was a considerable improvement.
“Which living person do you most admire?” I asked him and was happy when Hayden’s boyish grin disappeared.
Hayden looked down and played with the end of his long platinum braid a moment as he considered his answer. “Asher,” he said finally. At first, I thought that was all he would say then he continued. “He’s always been willing to do what’s best for the territory no matter what it cost him personally. It was Asher that kept the North from war, and it was Asher that was willing to marry someone we didn’t love for the sake of peace. He’s the least selfish person I know.” Hayden shook his head. Then he looked up at me smiling again. He couldn’t seem to help it, and it was infectious.
“What is your most marked characteristic?” It was a serious question yet he was near laughing at his own private joke.
“Sky would say it’s my horn,” He paused staring at me to see if I would take the bait. By now I realized he was trying to embarrass me and I simply raised my brows. “My dragon has two horns on its head that curve backward.” He clarified. “I think it’s my eyes though.” As I watched his eyes changed from a cool grey to liquid silver then back again. It was unnerving.
I shifted in my chair. “What do you consider your greatest achievement?” I pressed on.
“That’s easy, earning Sky as my mate was the best thing I ever did.” Hayden folded his long fingers in his lap.
I was surprised by Hayden’s answer. “Not uniting the territories?”
He waved it off “That was Asher, I only helped. Although, he would probably give you the same answer. Sky is more important to us than any political dealings.”
“What is your greatest fear?” I asked.
His jaw clenched, and his hands balled up into fists “Losing Sky if anything happened to her,” he looked away. “I can’t, I couldn’t.”
“Hayden,” We both looked up at the new voice. A beautiful tall, leggy blonde with perfect curves was just walking in the room. Her white blouse and navy pencil skirt said she worked in a very conservative environment. She went immediately to Hayden’s side and sat on his lap. She kissed him gently, and he relaxed. “I’m fine.” She assured him then looked up at me. “Are you stupid? You can’t ask him something like that without Asher or I around.” She sighed “Sky North, a pleasure to meet you.” She offered her hand.
We shook hands, and I offered my apologies. Sky nodded and helped Hayden to his feet assuming we were through. “Hayden, if you were trying out for a singing reality show, what song would you sing?” It was one of those stupid icebreaker questions that sometimes told a lot about a person. I was hoping for that now.
Hayden smiled again. Sky and Hayden laughed as they walked out the door. I was lost. At least he wasn’t upset anymore.
Title: Dragons of the North: Box Set
Author: Rebecca Tran
Genre: Paranormal Romance
These sexy dragons find love when they least expect it and sometimes when they don’t want it.
This set contains 4 novellas and five sexy dragons. All of the stories have adult themes and are intended for adults. Book 3 is an MFM ménage.
Book 1: Chased
Chase Drake is the Enforcer for his Territory. He’s kept the peace for the last three years with relative ease. After a fight with a red dragon renders a human woman unconscious Chase has no choice. He has to take her home to protect her until he’s sure the trespasser is gone. Things aren’t that simple when Chase’s dragon says she’s his mate. Can Chase catch Taylor before she’s gone for good?
Book 2: By Design
Sebastian Hunter is sick of being on the outskirts of dragon society. He’s worked hard his whole life to acquire the wealth needed to live like a proper dragon. Another 30 years or so and he’ll be set for life. Then he can find a nice dragon to settle down with. When Sebastian has a one night stand with Brook, his dragon has other plans in mind. Will Sebastian deny his mate to climb the social ladder?
Book 3: White Hot Ash
Asher Drake is the lead dragon of the Northern Territory. As a young dragon, he was partnered with Hayden North to balance his dragon out. Hayden has always been a steady presence in his life making him an effective leader. Their relationship with the South is deteriorating making Asher’s job harder every day. They both agreed to marry the daughter of the Eastern Territory’s leads to seal a peace treaty. With the East and North united, the South would back down. But when Sky walks into their life all their careful planning will mean nothing. Will Asher and Hayden risk peace for their mate? Will Sky let them throw it all away?
This is an MFM ménage
Book 4: Stronger Together
Dr. Lucas Meyers gave up on finding a mate. After a bad break up with a witch, he was sure he was destined to be alone. That was fine by him. Lucas threw himself into his work at the hospital instead. When he goes home after a long shift and finds his new roommate Jade he’s forced to re-evaluate a few things. Is Jade really his mate or is she another woman waiting to break his heart?
Excerpt from: White Hot Ash
Hayden hadn’t seen Asher this nervous since the first time they had sex with a woman together. He found it ironic that it was a woman that had him anxious now. Hayden supposed he should be nervous too, but it wasn’t in his nature. It was part of being a Miren dragon. They were more flexible than most dragons. Hayden had Asher calm until they pulled into the parking lot. Now he was all worked up again. He needed a stiff drink. It was hard to get a dragon drunk, although it would take the edge off.
Hayden slipped into the banquet room and headed straight for the bar. It was easy for him to go unnoticed when he wanted. You got used to it living beside Asher most of your life. Still, he avoided the bulk of the dragons milling about and made it to the bar without being stopped. He ordered his drink and watched the crowd around him.
A woman strode up beside him annoyed at someone. This one had a temper, and he’d be damned if it didn’t turn him on. It helped that she was smoking hot. She was tall near six foot, with long shapely legs that looked longer because of her silver strappy heels. Her sky blue dress brought out her eyes that matched. Her heart face shaped face with full red lips was framed by glossy champagne blonde hair that had loose curls in it.
Sky downed her drink and went back to the bar. She knew this trip was a bad idea. She leaned on the bar and waved the bartender over. She handed him her wine glass and asked for another.
“Is the party really that bad?” Sky looked up to see the most gorgeous dragon she’d ever seen. He was at least 6’6” tall with platinum blonde hair that hung in a braid over one shoulder. His face was finely cut, and his jaw square but his most striking feature was his gray eyes.
“No,” Sky leaned in conspiratorially “You see that dragon,” she nodded towards Lucas, “I’ve been here less than ten minutes, and he’s already trying to get in my panties,”
“Oh he did?” there was a slight growl in his voice. He caught himself. The bartender handed him his drinks, “You better hide, he’s headed this way.” He started to move off.
“Wait, what’s your name?”
He smiled, “Hayden North” He moved off. Sky hung her head in her hands.
Hayden had to get out of there before he did something stupid, and he had to see why Lucas was chasing women when he was supposed to be entertaining the lead’s other daughter. Hayden couldn’t help it though, he had to flirt. That woman was gorgeous. He was engaged not married he could still do that, right? She flirted right back, and that was a recipe for disaster. Still, it was fun while it lasted.
Hayden went back to Asher in the room next door and handed him his drink before sending Chase a text to find Lucas and see why he wasn’t doing as he was asked. Asher was watching him he knew.
“What’s got into you?” Asher knew him too well.
Hayden was still grinning, “You should have seen this woman,”
“Hayden really,” Asher was annoyed.
Hayden crossed his arms over his chest “I’m telling you, she’s our type and well worth your lecture,” Asher backed down, “just watch out for the woman in the blue dress,” Asher finished his drink. At least talking about women took his mind off everything else and he was calm again.
“Just promise me you didn’t get her number,” Asher was exasperated.
“No, I was texting Chase, Lucas was pursuing the woman instead of doing what we asked him to do. I wanted Chase to steer him in the right direction.” Asher nodded as he got up.
Rebecca Tran is a hybrid author and blogger with three award-winning novels. She started writing when she was sixteen as self-prescribed therapy after her father passed away and hasn’t stopped since. Rebecca is also a pharmacist, wife, and mother to two rambunctious girls and a Boston Terrier. If she ever has free time she likes combing resale shops to add to her teapot collection or quilting. Currently, she lives in her home state of Missouri.
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