Never in a Blue Moon [Blue Moon Magic 3]
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by Shari Dare
Description: Third of three sisters and pure human, Clarity thinks she's immune to the blue moon nonsense plaguing her sisters. Plus, she's having far too much fun to settle for just one man until she meets psychic third son Tom Morrison. [Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Domination/submission, dubious consent/forced sex, exhibitionism, violence.]
eBook Publisher: Loose Id, LLC, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: February 2008
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [110 KB]
Reading time: 71-99 min.
Clarity Langford couldn't understand her sisters. They acted the way she had when she first went to college and was out from under her father's thumb. James Farnsworth, her first lover, had loved her and dumped her. Once awakened, she'd found sex exciting. Of course it was still exciting, but it certainly didn't consume her every waking moment the way it did her sisters. As the corporate accountant, she'd learned to balance business and pleasure.
The way Chas and Char behaved anyone would think they were horny teenagers rather than thirty-something married women. After they'd mated, she'd thought their bad behavior would end; instead, they were so intent on a good fuck it was almost frightening. They knew who and what they were now so identity confusion was no excuse. Of course, finding out you were a werewolf could be upsetting. Clarity had known of the differences in the three sisters for years. She'd been a sophomore in college when their mother explained that she was one hundred percent human while her sisters were wolfen. It was a secret her mother told her was between the two of them, because her sisters were not to be told until they came into heat.
She knew they had just recently come into heat, but that didn't excuse their behavior, in her book. She also knew their differences made her life shorter, and, therefore, she'd found sexual pleasure earlier. As wolfen, her sisters would live for hundreds of years in comparison to her human lifespan of seventy to ninety years. They had just come into their peak and would be sexually active over the course of their lives, while she, in comparison would be dead and buried while they were still in their prime.
"What's up, Clarity?" Tom Morrison asked as he entered the office.
Just the sound of his voice made her pussy lips weep. He'd been hot as a pistol last night when they'd played sex games in her apartment. "Not much," she replied. "It's just this P & L statement has me bugged." And my clit is throbbing like Ricky Ricardo's conga drum. If I were like Chas and Char, I'd be masturbating right in front of him in the hopes of getting a little afternoon delight. It would be different if they weren't both happily married, but they think sex with their husbands is something to be enjoyed no matter where or when they want it. Thank God I have more control than they do.
"Let me see," Tom said, coming up behind her. "Maybe a fresh pair of eyes can spot the problem. How much are you off?"
"Seventeen hundred dollars," she replied, well aware that his eyes were glued to her ample breasts rather than the figures on the sheet lying on her desk. It was her own fault for wearing such a low-cut, sheer blouse.
"Have you heard the latest from the office rumor mill?" Tom asked, his breath hot against her ear.
"Which one? The one that says the company is on the verge of bankruptcy or the one that says Daddy is dying of cancer and can't decide which one of us to leave the company to?"
"Neither," he said, shoving his hand down the front of her blouse. "This one says your whole family turns into werewolves at the full moon. Is that why you always have plans at that time of the month?" He fondled her breast and then tweaked her nipple.
Tom was too close to the truth to suit Clarity. "Where did you hear that line of bull? I've never turned into a wolf in my entire life. If you must know, I always avoid people at that time of the month because they use the full moon as an excuse to act like idiots. I'm sick and tired of it. I learned a long time ago it was a good night for me to curl up with a book, a bowl of popcorn, and a glass of wine."
"If I'm a good boy and bring the wine can we get together tomorrow night? I even have a hot DVD we can watch to get us in the mood."
Like I need something to get me in the mood. If I weren't at work, I'd be jumping your bones just for suggesting something like that. "If it will nip this ugly rumor in the bud, why not? I'll even pop for a tray of shrimp and make my special dip. Does this mean we're not still on for tonight? As I recall, you promised to take me to that new Japanese restaurant on the lake."
"Of course we're going out tonight. I plan to pick up where we left off last night. I'm hot for you, honey, and don't you forget it."
Tom kissed her long and hard before he left her office, promising an exciting evening to come. Even though he hadn't helped her find the discrepancy, she had other things to think about. Somehow she had to stop the rumor that was circulating through the office like a wildfire in a drought. As far as she knew, no one other than her parents and sisters were aware of their wolfen characteristics and no one else in the clan ever mentioned them. Even though she was the youngest, she felt it her duty to protect Chas and Char as well as her father from these rumors. Hopefully, entertaining Tom tomorrow night would put an end to it. She certainly wouldn't be turning into a wolf, and that in itself should help.
It was just past one when Chas entered her office. "When are you going to get married, Clari? Justin is so good in bed I don't know how I got along without him all those years. Char and I have been talking and we think you and Tom should..."
"We should what? Get married? I don't think I'm the marrying kind, like the two of you. Besides, why screw up good sex? You know I'm one hundred percent human. I can get my jollies with more than one guy. That's why I wouldn't be comfortable with just one man. It's too restricting."
Chas smiled. "You're my sister and I love you dearly, but you don't know what you're talking about. The next Blue Moon is coming soon and Daddy's got his heart set on another moonlight mating with you and Tom getting married then."
"You can't be serious. It's one thing for him to arrange your marriage to Justin and Char's to Lucas, but I'm not a wolfen princess. The continuity of the family line does not rest as heavily on my shoulders as it does on yours. I'm just the number pusher around here."
"Like hell you are. You know you're a Blue Moon Princess, wolfen or not. You know that Daddy depends on your premonitions, like the one you had about Lucas and Char being in trouble in Las Vegas or the one about Justin and Lash going into the Betas' lair to rescue Lucas. You also know that Rowan would do anything to harness your powers. Please let Daddy find you a husband or at least talk to Tom about the two of you getting married. It would be better than all of us having to worry about the Betas doing harm to you because of your powers."
"Look, Chas, my powers are not common knowledge outside of the family. Unless someone close to me is spilling their guts to Rowan, I'm nothing more than the black sheep of the family, and you know how sheep and wolves get along."
Clarity no more than spoke the words than lights exploded behind her eyes. She knew the feeling all too well. A premonition was trying to materialize for her. From the severity of the pain in her head she knew this one would not have anything to do with happily ever after.