Author Charlie Richards
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A Bite of Fulfillment
A Paranormal's Love: Book Two
Adalric Bachmeier is the leader of his vampire coven and not accustomed to being patient, but to win his beloved’s affection, he tries to be just that. Unfortunately, time runs out too soon. Adalric can’t put off returning to his coven, as well as his duties, any longer, and he plans to take Seth Goodwin with him, willingly or not.
Seth never would have believed that creatures of myth and legend existed. Coming face to face with a vindictive, blood-thirsty vampire opens his eyes real quick to a whole new set of evils in the world. He can’t figure out why Adalric continues with his overtures of friendship, especially when he’s been nothing but rude and cold to the guy. After all, Seth wants nothing to do with a vampire.
Adalric insists that Seth must go with him to his coven, and he uses the guise of marking him as taken—making him off-limits to other vampires—to finally sink his fangs into the human. Even though Seth finds great pleasure in Adalric’s arms, when the truth of their relationship comes out, will their fragile bond withstand the tension? Or will it snap, sending Seth running?
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Adalric leaned a shoulder against the stones, keeping himself in the shadows of the alcove. In silence, he watched his beloved, Seth Goodwin, talk quietly with Bobby Truman. He knew Seth and Bobby had dated for a time, but that was before Bobby had mated with the gargoyle leader Maelgwn and become a target for a rogue vampire.
Seth had tracked Bobby down to apologize for some behavior or other and had also run afoul of the sadistic bastard. Unfortunately, that introduction to the paranormal world hadn’t put vampires in a very good light for Seth, making it difficult for Adalric to get close to the human.
He could have listened in on their conversation, but from the way Seth frowned and motioned with his hands, it was probably just another attempt to convince Bobby to escape with him. Escape from these monsters, seemed to be a recurring theme for the man, and listening to his pig-headedness only frustrated Adalric.
For someone who faced persecution because of his sexual orientation, Seth seemed to be the most prejudice human Adalric had ever met. He constantly reminded himself that Seth hadn’t met paranormals under the best conditions—running for his life from a rogue vampire bent on draining him dry would freak anyone out. Except, after living in the gargoyle’s home for nearly two weeks, Adalric couldn’t figure out why Seth didn’t realize that just like there were good humans and bad humans, there were good and bad vampires.
Adalric smirked at that thought, since he hadn’t considered himself good for at least a century. Just as quickly, he sobered. Now, he had to find a way to convince the wary human that not all vampires were like that. If only he could figure out a way to show Seth how much pleasure he could give him. Humans always came around once they realized how much pleasure was involved, didn’t they?
A large shadow darkened the alcove where he stood. Adalric looked left and discovered Maelgwn watching him, the gargoyle’s brow ridge creased in concern. “Any luck?” the massive chieftain asked, crossing his heavily muscled, dark blue arms over his equally impressive chest.
Adalric snorted. “Why, yes. That’s why I’m over here and Seth is over there trying to once again convince Bobby to run away from us.”
“He’s what?” Maelgwn rumbled, glaring at the pair.
Now Bobby stood with one hand on his hip, while making small gestures with the other as he spoke. Seth frowned, clearly not liking Bobby’s words, and Bobby glared right back at him.
Rolling his eyes, Adalric stated dryly, “Please, as if anything in this world could make Bobby leave you. The human is so hopelessly in love with you. It’s almost nauseating to watch.” He curved the corner of his mouth so Maelgwn knew he teased.
Maelgwn grinned unabashedly. “Yep, just as it should be.”
Adalric sighed. As it should be. Yes, beloveds should feel that way about each other, unfortunately, if he couldn’t even get Seth to have a descent conversation with him, they’d never get to that point.
“I’m sorry,” Maelgwn said. The gargoyle gripped Adalric’s slender shoulder in one clawed hand. “It’ll happen. Just give it time. Surely he’ll come around.”
“One can only hope,” Adalric murmured. Hope was pretty much the only thing he did have right now. He certainly hadn’t made any progress.
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“You’ll come with me, because you can’t stay here.” Adalric sounded so reasonable, as if the answer were simple.
Seth’s jaw dropped open in shock. “What? Why?” Then he shook his head. “Wait, no. I don’t want to stay here. I want to go home, but you’ve taken that away from me, too!” Seth rose to his feet, brushing his hands on his jeans as he did so, and pointed a finger at the man. “You had no right to declare me legally dead!”
Adalric’s jaw tightened for just a second, and if Seth hadn’t been staring right at his thin lips, he’d probably have missed it. Wrenching his gaze away from the man’s mouth, Seth lifted his focus to Adalric’s dark brown eyes.
His eyes narrowing, Adalric’s nostrils flared as he drew in a deep breath. “I know you don’t understand, and probably feel our ways are heavy-handed, but please try to understand that as leaders among our people, Maelgwn and I have to look at the bigger picture.” Adalric’s tongue darted out, wetting his bottom lip. He seemed to be trying to figure out his next words.
Seth beat him to it. Glaring, he stated, “So you just think you can decide for everyone?”
“Yes,” Adalric replied almost instantaneously. Seth gasped at his audacity, but he didn’t stop there. “My people’s safety depends on my decisions, Seth, and I’ve been around for over three centuries, over two of those centuries as a coven leader.” He took a couple steps forward, closing the distance between them. “I’ve seen a hell of a lot, and I’ve earned the right to make those decisions. I’m sorry your life is now being turned up-side down, but currently, you are under my protection. That means you come with me.”
Good God! This guy is over three hundred years old? How old can vampires get? Seth swallowed hard and swept his gaze over him again. He looks good for an old man. He sighed, turning away and focusing on the garden he’d been working on. Defeat washed over him, and he suddenly felt exhausted. “You’re not giving me a choice, are you?”
Hands settled on his shoulders, and Seth tensed. Adalric squeezed gently, kneading his muscles with surprising strength in his long, slender fingers. “I will help you build a new life, Seth,” Adalric stated softly, his breath ghosting over Seth’s ear, telling him how close the vampire truly stood.
Seth couldn’t stop the goose bumps from breaking over his arms. “How…how are you going to do that?” He felt the knots beginning to ease from his shoulders. For some reason, Seth found Adalric’s touch oddly relaxing.
“We’ll discuss that later,” Adalric assured. “Right now, I’m going to mark you, so everyone in my coven knows you’re under my protection.”
All the tension Adalric had eased from him came rushing back. “M-mark me? H-how?”
“I think you know the answer to that, Seth,” Adalric murmured, his tone dropping to a soft purr.
Something sharp scraped gently up Seth’s neck, making him shiver. The soft, warm puffs of breath finally clued in his brain that those were the vampire’s teeth! Seth whimpered, although he’d deny it to his dying day.
“Easy now, Seth,” Adalric crooned. “You’ll be fine.” He continued to massage Seth, although he moved his hands to Seth’s upper arms instead so he could continue laving his neck with his tongue and teeth. “This won’t hurt for but a second.”
Seth had seen how a vampire tore out his friend’s throat. “Are you sure this is necessary?” He valued his life and didn’t want to die.
“Oh, yes,” Adalric mumbled, his lips ghosting over Seth’s skin, soaking it with saliva.
Praying Adalric would be careful, Seth tilted his head, giving him more access. Maybe if he didn’t fight, Adalric would get this over quickly.
“That’s the way,” Adalric crooned. “I’ll take good care of you.”
Seth thought that seemed an odd thing to say, but then the prick of twin fangs sinking into his neck caused him to gasp. Just as suddenly, the pain morphed into the most decadent sensation he’d ever experienced, and a line of fire shot straight down his spine to boil in his balls, making his testicles roll. In less than a second, he found himself harder than nails.
A moan escaped him and he feared he’d come in his jeans as each sucking pull on his neck felt better than a damn hoover on his dick. He throbbed, his pulse spiking and his balls pulling tight against his body.
Adalric hummed against his neck, then reached around and palmed Seth’s cock through his jeans. Seth bucked into Adalric’s hand, unable to censure his movements. The vampire made quick work of Seth’s fly and dipped his hand beneath his briefs. He gripped Seth’s dick and pulled it free, stroking firmly.
Seth’s head lolled backward to rest against Adalric’s shoulder. Never had he felt anything so amazing. Between the lightening sucks to his neck and the hard strokes to his cock, Seth’s blood felt like it was on fire and his dick twitched in Adalric’s grip. Panting, Seth rocked his hips into the other man’s grip, desperately needing to come.