Josh e-book cover image by Dana Archer book 3 in the Royals and Alphas series, part of the Closed-Door Shifter World, a best-selling, a critically acclaimed paranormal suspense romance novel
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Forbidden love is dangerous.
And oh so tempting.

I rejected my mate…permanently. And I’ve been shamed ever since. But as a Royal from the powerful Alexander pride, I’ve avoided paying the price for protecting myself. Until now.

With a shifter war brewing, my freedom has run out. I’ve been designated as a breeder female, and if I don’t pick a new breeding partner, one will be chosen for me.

The only problem is the man I love can’t get me pregnant. Josh is human. Even kissing him is wrong, but we can’t stay away from each other. He’s my beloved human. I marked him as a way to keep him safe from the dangers of my world. Basically, I own him–at least according to shifter law–and I'll do anything to protect him. And that…well, that complicates things.

But Josh is convinced we’re fated mates. He’s not letting me go and doesn’t care about any rule saying he can’t keep me. And he’s not above playing dirty to get what he wants.

Honestly, I’m not sure who owns who at this point, but breaking the Shifter Council’s ultimatum brings consequences I’m not sure either of us will survive.

  • ISBN e-book = 978-1-953075-11-6
  • ASIN e-book = B0BD99PL7T
  • Series = Royals and Alphas
  • # in Series = 3
  • Publisher = Cherokee House Publishing
  • Author = Dana Archer
  • Genre = Paranormal Suspense Romance (Fiction)
  • Closed-door version of Favorite Obsession by Nancy Corrigan

I love this world of shifters!

Lynda S. ★★★★★

He had no clue why such a simple thing as Mira running her fingers through his hair would make him feel as though he were a king of something, but there was no denying the sentiment. Each circling pass of her fingertips spread contentment through him.

Peace. That was what he felt. Like he died and went to Heaven.

The breathless way she whispered his name amplified his thoughts and intensified the feelings. He needed to be with Mira. The drive was too powerful to ignore, even for another minute.

"You're a dead man walking, Josh Conway."

Josh swung his head in the direction of the voice. Zeb stood several feet away, legs spread, hands held loosely at his sides and hatred stamped on his face. A visible tremor added to the bloodshot eyes and flushed skin, so did the chatter of his teeth.

Josh tensed. Zeb's condition had deteriorated in the hours since Josh had last seen him. Great. Just what he needed to deal with tonight.

"Am I now? I might say the same about you, Zeb. What are you on?"

"Tell me about the shifted cub that was seen in your bar."

Josh blanked his face and glanced at the man who'd spoken. The guy on the opposite side of the bar stared at him with unblinking brown eyes--contacts probably. They looked too normal to belong to a shifter. Even those with ordinary-colored irises couldn't hide what they were, at least not from those humans who knew what to look for.

Shifter eyes were multifaceted, similar to a gemstone. In the dim bar, they should've had an otherworldly glow. This guy's plain orbs didn't. The only reason Josh knew the man's secret was the cat fangs the shifter had allowed to show when he'd ordered his drink.

The guy wasn't from the area. That much Josh knew, but the shifter had to be a blood relation of Kade and Rafe. His rough-cut features were too similar to theirs. The knowledge didn't ease Josh.

He leaned a hip against the corner of the bar. As much as he wanted to match the shifter's focused glare, he had to blink--he was only human--but he refused to look away and acknowledge the newcomer as more dominant.

"I don't know what you're talking about."

One corner of the shifter's mouth lifted. Another hint of fang showed. "Hasn't your owner taught you any manners? When your better asks a question, you should give a truthful answer."

The guy's calm voice came off as if he was explaining the rules of life to a child. Hearing it only pissed Josh off. He matched the shifter's cocky grin. "If I ever meet one, I will."

She eased back. "What we feel is real. I won't deny that, but I don't understand it."

"There's nothing to understand." He laid a hand over her heart. "The connection that has built from day one will see us through. You need to have a little faith."

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