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Coming Back by Louise Lyons
Moving Forward #57 (14.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
All too soon, it seemed, the last night of the cruise arrived.
Despite all the fun they’d had, Marshall wasn’t sorry to going back home to Burnham, and their lives there. To their own bed. Their own business. And to Roy, the best friend they had.
The Wandering Star would dock in Galveston the next day, then they’d have the drive back to Burnham, where they’d part company with Denver and Dustin. At least they’d reached an understanding between them, and Dustin had been nothing but on his best behavior for the reminder of the cruise. It had been quite an eventful trip, in many ways.
Buy One, Get Two and Three: Chapter 33 by Carol Pedroso
Daniel looked at the big screen in a daze. The Cinema! Carlos had brought him to the cinema.
The light from the action on screen flickered over Carlos’ face as Daniel stared at him and tried to understand him. Why would his master bring him to watch a movie? What was the lesson he was supposed to be learning? How was he meant to be serving his master?
“You’re thinking too loud. I can’t hear the movie.” Carlos’ voice startled Daniel out of his thoughts and made him turn in his seat.
Demon: Chapter Thirty Six by Nephy Hart
Why is Castien’s father yelling? Why is King Aleric here? Why is my father here? Am I ill? Am I…?
“Please, stop,” Castien begs. “You’ll wake Tian. This is no place for this. Can we not at least retire to somewhere more private where we will not−”
That voice. Can it be?
“How dare you give orders to my son. He is Crown Prince of The Kingdom and answers to no one but me.”
“Father, please, I can handle this.”
“I said, be silent,” the voice snarls, and I force my weary body into movement as the Druid strikes my beloved across the face with the back of his hand. Twice now I have been helpless to aid when someone has hurt him this way.
Novo Komenco: Part 6 by Johayan
“President Taylor! President Taylor!” were the first words that he heard as he recovered. The next thing he was conscious of was his heart pounding in his ears.
He slowly pulled himself up and rested on his elbows. He felt fine but there was a commotion around him. “Apparently, the President of the country isn’t allowed to faint.” he thought to himself.
“I’m fine…I’m fine…step away from me. Sheesh! I just got lightheaded from the shock.”
The medi-tech who was overseeing the people around him nodded and the phalanx of people around him dispersed.
“He’s really dead?” Kraig sat stiffly against the headboard. He had a death grip on the blanket over his lap.
My phone pinged and a picture popped up on the screen.
“Yes,” I was able to say with certainty. Henry’s eyes were open, and he’d died with a snarl on his face. Someone had made him very angry. The doctor was a human who knew about our kind. Henry had been working with him. Now he’d been in the presence of two humans and he was dead.
Someone was cleaning up loose ends. What were humans doing transforming human werekin