Shae and Maiki have been best friends and mates since they were children. They may make an odd pair at times, with Maiki being so much lower in the pack, but as children that didn't bother them. For a few years they were happy as children should be as they played in the afternoon sun and chased other cubs through the forest in the mountain home of Elderthorne, Colorado. It was a wonderful time for them and, when they look back, some of their happiest.
But one man, their alpha, changed all of that and took something that he had no right to. It left their bludgeoning relationship in shambles and though they would always be mates, there was a time when the girls couldn't look at each other. Shae refuses to put up with it and one fateful decision later their lives are torn apart all over again. Only this time they don't have each other to lean on.
That's all changing now though. Shae's back and she won't let her mate go again. With her wolf driving her actions, this young woman is out to set the world right again, no matter the cost.
Because when all else fails, these two women know that there is still love.
I'm proud of this story and I hope it shows not only in this blog post but when you read the book. Like my other novels, this one will be available at the Denver Pride Fest for signings.
She could hear the smile in Maiki’s voice, felt it like sunshine against her fur in the early spring as it chased away the cold, and it settled something inside herself. “Do you need help?” she asked, keeping her voice soft, gentle. She could not risk upsetting the frail wolf with too many questions or too harsh of a tone. Her alpha did that plenty on his own.
There was a moment in which Maiki said nothing and Shae stared across the tiny kitchen of her rented cabin until the faded blue wallpaper blended in with the pale blue of the winter sky beyond. But then, Maiki spoke and Shae could hear the fear behind her words.
“You need to come home. To us. Something’s coming. We’ll need you. He needs you.”
Shae’s lips pulled back in a snarl but she would not release that hatred on the submissive wolf. But, Shae knew she’d come. Not for him though. Never for him. But for Maiki she’d always be running back there. She took a breath to quiet her anger then said, “I’m on my way.”
The line went dead and Shae let the phone drop to the table. She supposed that was it, there was nothing left to say after that.