The Lion and the Rose
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by Adrianna Dane
Category: Erotica/Erotic Fantasy/Fantasy
Description: Man or beast? Mikelas, half man, half beast, caught between worlds, desperately needs his bride. As tradition demanded, he invoked the magic of the ancient marriage coin, but his Midas mate didn't answer, and without her, he is doomed to revert to his animal form forever. At one minute to the stroke of forever, a new scrying is performed and Rosemarie Edwards receives a very special gift meant only for a woman of Midas blood. Rosemarie doesn't believe in fairytale love--she doesn't have faith in humanity at all. Certainly not with the memories of her tragic past shrouding her from any hope of future happiness. But an attractive messenger with an intriguing gold rose and a special invitation will send her on a savagely sensual journey that will change her life from a black-and-white existence filled with painful reminders to the full Technicolor of devastating desire. One night of sizzling animal passion in what she thinks is a dream leaves her with a throbbing, visible reminder of the claim of her dominant mate. How did it happen and why does she respond so intensely to the scent of the golden rose? Only by accepting the mysterious invitation to Midian will she find the answers she needs and maybe discover that there can be a happily ever after. Genres: Erotic Fairy Tale / Fantasy / Witchcraft / Magic / Shapeshifter / Voyeurism / Exhibitionism / Public Places
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: March 2008
37 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [76 KB]
Reading time: 47-66 min.
"4 STARS!! ... Adrianna Dane has written a very imaginative story about a scarred young woman and her journey to discover who she is and where she belongs... Mikelas is such a wonderfully written character even though he can turn into a beast at a moment's notice ... Who would have thought lions could be such sexy creatures? Adrianna Dane has written a beautiful fairy tale love story that should not be missed..."--Kate Garrabrant, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"...a highly unusual, extremely sensual short story--a take-off on a Beauty and the Beast type of theme...Ms. Dane has created a magical world with curses and shapeshifting lions that is fun to explore..."--Sandi Potterton, Romance Junkies Reviews
"A RATING OF 4!...Miss Dane has written a highly imaginative tale blending shapeshifters and the ancient Greek tale of King Midas, and added a twist--a generational curse. She's taken a severely wounded and emotionally scarred young woman and put her through a journey of self discovery, trust and hope ... Mikelas is just as wounded ... Together these two people from vastly different circumstances and backgrounds learn to trust in themselves and each other ... The romance between these two is hot, sizzling and totally primal...it's well worth spending an afternoon reading this little gem."--Pam, My Book Cravings
She looked around and saw white lions in every direction. Beautiful, regal creatures, watching her from a distance. Some with thick manes rippling in the sunlight, their gazes on the man hovering over her.
She turned her attention back as he dropped down over her, and she felt the broad tip of his penis at her engorged entrance. She felt the growl reverberate around her, felt its rich resonance reach to that cold chasm buried inside, filling it with his blinding heat .
And then he slammed inside her, thick and hard, the walls of her vagina separating and enfolding him inside. She screamed like a wild thing caught at the precipice of primal copulation. The sudden, deep penetration left her gasping for breath.
He scooped her up into his strong arms and she wrapped her legs around him, afraid he would disappear. Her arms curled around his neck. She could smell the animal heat, the masculine desire. He cupped her buttocks, his fingers digging into her flesh.
His head dropped forward, and his mouth fastened onto the flesh of her neck as he sucked and nipped his way along the column of her throat. She tilted her head back, baring her neck to his mastery and he claimed full advantage.
She slitted her eyes open and saw the lions surrounding them, watching intently as he claimed her so primitively. Her gaze was locked on them as he began to fuck her, at first with long, slow strokes, as his mouth sucked at her flesh.
He licked a path down to the dip between her breasts and back up again. Again and again. His long, rough tongue slid over her breasts, around her nipples. The slow fucking and the sensations of his tongue drove her into a frenzy. The desire building and building and she knew she would explode.
The rhythm increased subtly and she began to ride him, to undulate against him, her clit brushing repeatedly against his rigid, slick flesh, answering each of his thrusts.
The heat of the land, the lions, and his demands surrounded her, pressing in on her, enveloping her. As she finally exploded, he bit into the areola surrounding her nipple. She screamed at the amazing sensations as pain and pleasure gripped her, lifted her and tightly bound her to him as another powerful climax ripped through her.