The Reading Guru is pleased to host an excerpt today from gay shifter paranormal romance “Omega in the Shadows”. We hope you enjoy the excerpt.
Elijah sauntered up to the bar and leaned against it. His gray tailored suit fit his slender frame, showing off his narrow waist. He’d unbuttoned the dress shirt to reveal the promise of his chiseled chest, shaved smooth. “Can I buy you a drink,” he asked.
Rowan tensed and his head shot to the side, a scowl on his lips. “Kane,” he grumbled.
“What’re you doing here?” His hands gripped the glass of beer. No doubt he was thinking of a way to capture or kill Elijah right there. Or he was worried about his own skin and getting out of the club alive.
Elijah wasn’t going to make him feel at ease. What would be the fun in that? “Night out. I could ask you the same thing.” Then he nodded at the bartender and ordered a vodka and tonic for himself and another beer for Rowan. “Sure you don’t want something stronger?”
“No,” Rowan growled and turned on his barstool, facing Elijah completely. “This whole place could be surrounded.”
“But it’s not,” Elijah said with a smirk. “Do you think I’m some kind of amateur? I’ve got to say, I pegged you for the type right away. But this kind of club doesn’t seem your style.”
Rowan’s face remained impassive. No smile or frown, just those dark fathomless eyes. Elijah could get lost in them. Not a good idea with an enemy and an alpha. But damn was it tempting.
The techno music throbbed throughout the whole building, and it reeked of sweat and booze. Elijah smelled Rowan’s heady musk and heard the steady beat of the man’s heart. Strange, that usually didn’t happen with other guys. Not even Maxim’s body spoke to Elijah like that.
“Looks like you don’t know much about me,” Rowan finally said and took a long sip of his beer. “I’m not gay.”
Elijah smiled. Yeah. Fucking. Right. If Rowan said he wasn’t gay, he was too deep in the closet to realize it. “Then fill me in, handsome.”
Slowly, Rowan’s eyes slid over Elijah’s body, head to toe. He leaned forward, a steady hand running the length of Elijah’s firm chest, around his back and up. Elijah held his breath and fought the shudder raking through his bones. Those powerful hands with the calloused fingers could touch him like that any day. Of course, Rowan Gregor probably wanted to wring his neck with them, not tease him into fits of pleasure.
The details always got in the way.
“No weapons,” Rowan grumbled and moved his hand back to his mug. “You think you can take on an alpha barehanded?”
“Only if you promise to take me on barehanded too,” Elijah said and sipped his drink. The vodka burned the back of his throat, pooling in his empty stomach. He should’ve eaten before he came in here, but the lure of this strange alpha yanked him along like a baited fishing line. And he was the fish.
Of all the shifters in the world, it had to be a damn alpha wolf, didn’t it?
About The Book
Author: Zoe Perdita
Genre: Gay Romance / Shifter Romance / Paranormal Romance
Rowan Gregor is a CIA agent who vows never to get close to another wolf after his pack is brutally murdered by hunters. Enter Elijah Kane, an efficient and shadowy omega assassin on the run from the CIA. When Rowan is tasked with hunting down Kane, he ends up at the mercy of a wolf with nothing left to lose – a wolf who is sure Rowan is his mate – even when Rowan is sure he’s not gay.
Elijah Kane is hell bent on proving he’s stronger and smarter than every alpha he meets – including the alpha CIA agent sent to kill him. But Rowan lights a fire of lust that Elijah can’t ignore. They share a rare connection – a mate connection – and he’s not going to give up on Rowan until the man sees it too.
Trapped in a snowy wilderness and besieged by hunters, desire sizzles between Elijah and Rowan. Can they overcome their differences, and their pasts, and forge a bond to save their future?
Contains graphic gay sex scenes.
Zoe Perdita writes gay shifter romance because the only thing better than one hot shifter dude is two hot shifter dudes making out. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a fluffy orange cat and a lively roommate. When she’s not writing, Zoe likes to travel, read and play video games.