Running in Fear: New Beginnings Jubilee
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by Trinity Blacio
Category: Erotica/Paranormal Erotica/Dark Fantasy
Description: They have a new world, a new beginning: now all they need is for their enemies to drop dead and leave them alone. Jaycee LeBlathe, Suzanne Hazelfield, and Lissa Elam have no idea how to be the first ladies, to be queens, let alone rule over anyone. All they know how to do is survive, until now. Nikola, Dominic, Remi, and Dane have decided it is time for their female companions to live again, to love, and to know what a family unit is all about. Their people now brought over, settling into new homes on a new planet, everyone waits for the word that the war on Earth is over. Are their mates truly safe now? Or will this New Beginning Jubilee be put on hold?
eBook Publisher: Ravenous Romance, 2012
eBookwise Release Date: February 2012
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [244 KB]
Reading time: 167-233 min.
Jaycee stared out at the weirdly colored mountains surrounding her new home. It had taken a lot of magic and brute strength, but a replica of Remi's old cabin now sat on their new homestead. She tugged the warm worn-out blanket around her and pulled her legs up on the swing. She smiled as she remembered Remi and Mark trying to put up the swing for her yesterday.
"I don't know why you want a swing up now; it's the middle of winter here." Remi had grumbled, but continued to help Mark.
"No, the left side needs to be lowered," Mark had said and Remi had growled at him. She had never laughed so hard as both of them went tumbling into the snow when Remi tackled Mark.
One thing she was thankful for was the white snow. The blue-green soil and mountain sides weren't too bad, but the red sky was something she would have to get used to. The white snowflakes had put a smile on her face ever since they started to fall two days ago. The ground was now covered in fresh, white snow, at least one foot deep.
The front door opened and Remi poked his head out, frowning at her. "Are you nuts? It's ten degrees out here, you could have our babies at any moment, and you decide to sit outside? Do you want our babies to be Popsicles when they're born?," he grumbled, picking her up carefully. He sat down in her place and placed her on his lap.
She snuggled against him, content for the first time in a while. "I love it up here, Remi, it's so quiet. I almost feel guilty, while others back home are having such a horrible time. How many families from the two packs have decided to come here?"
He rubbed her back and rested his chin on her head. "So far, over half of my pack and Dane's have decided to come. The attacks have stopped for now. Nikola, and my brothers have gone back twice this last week to bring families. Everything is pretty much gone. The pack house was demolished over a month ago, I'm afraid, along with our home. We're lucky we got everything important out before they destroyed it."
"So many families have lost so much. This Christmas is going to be a sad and quiet one." She sat up and looked into Remi's eyes. "Every day I thank the gods above for having you three in my life, and soon we'll have three little ones running around. I want to organize a party. We can combine Christmas and the birth of this new place into one. I was thinking we could have it at the great hall you and the men have built. It's half the way between all of our homes and big enough for everyone to attend."
"Don't you think you have enough on your plate right now, Jaycee? We have six homes being built as we speak, half of our people are here. How can we concentrate on a party when there is war all around us?"
Jaycee didn't lower her gaze. "Remi, we need something to believe in, young and old. Something to give us all a little hope, a new beginning. What's the sense of fighting if we have no hope?" She reached up and kissed his lips softly.
"Please Remi, I promise not to overdo it. I can't do much anyway now that I'm so close. Only my magic lets me get around. Marsha and Shelly will help me."
Remi stood and carried her inside. Dane held the door open as Remi made his way to their new master bedroom.
Remi placed her on the bed and covered her with another blanket while he sat down next to her. "Only if you promise to stay put. If you need to go anywhere, you'll let us know. Even using your magic makes you tired, Jaycee."
She smiled and patted Remi's hand, while Dane curled up next to her on her other side. "I think your idea is a good one, but Remi is right. Plan everything from here. Marsha and the other woman can help out. It will give them something to do too. I have a feeling we can all use something to hope for, Jaycee."
Dane ran his hand over her swollen belly and laughed when one of the babies kicked where his hand was. "They are more active lately, aren't they?"
"Hmmp, yes. Maybe you two can talk to your son. He keeps kicking me in the ribs every time I start to fall asleep. I thought for sure he broke a rib last night, but Mom said it was just bruised."
"Why didn't you wake us? Jaycee, you have to tell us when something happens to you." Remi snarled and placed his hand on her stomach.
At once the babies calmed, his deep voice moved inside her head and into the placenta where he talked to their children. Jaycee sunk down further into the goose down mattress and closed her eyes, Suddenly very tired.