Getting It Right
He got grabby but it'll take more than that to keep her.
Haruto's first attempt to secure a mate failed, leaving him on the brink of death. And then he met Janine. Claiming her saves his life but Haruto and Janine both come to realize the bond they share is more than a simple cure. Learning to be a couple is the only option because the magic won't let them live without each other.
Note: This title is a sequel to Taking It Back.
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Shifter Romance
Themes: Interracial/Multicultural, MF
eBook BIN: 06674-02147
eBook Price: $4.49/US
Pub. Date: 15 November 2013
Word Count: 25,115 (87pgs)
Cover Art: Karen Fox
Please enjoy this excerpt:
Haruto stepped close and wrapped his arms around her waist. "While I should apologize, I won't. My life was at stake."
"Gee, thanks." She pulled away from him but he caught her hand and held her before she could walk away. "Let go."
"I need time to think. Just --"
"You don't want to think." Haruto tugged her back to him. He slipped his free arm around her waist. "You want me. I can smell your building lust. Even as your friend raged, you lusted for me."
She wanted to deny it. She should be dealing with the same anger as Caleb, not craving another round of hot fucking with Haruto. What kind of a friend was she?
Haruto parted her robe and then pushed it down her shoulders so it fell to the floor. "Anger. Upset. Sadness. None of those emotions will change what is done. You two must learn to live apart. You should have learned long ago, and you would have learned eventually." He caught her gaze. "This bond between us extends your life to match mine. Tentacle monsters are long-lived creatures. Your aging has slowed to the barest crawl."
She blinked at him.
He nodded. "I plan to live another two centuries if not longer. Your Caleb cannot say the same."
"That doesn't make me feel better," she whispered.
"Better was not my goal. Resignation and acceptance is what I want. What's done is done and cannot be undone."
"I get that. I do. I just… I shouldn't be so eager for sex that I'm willing to push aside something this big."
"Or maybe sex is a way to escape dealing with this reality."
"Isn't that convenient for you?"
"You as well." He cupped her breasts while his tentacle wound up her leg. The tip nudged between her ass cheeks and then wiggled against her rim. "Let me distract you. It's what you want. Give in."
"No." She twisted away and was surprised Haruto released her. "Just… just give me a few minutes to digest or whatever."
She made the request but her thoughts were too jumbled to follow through. Add her awakening libido to the mix and she could barely walk to pace. She stumbled against her couch and stood there.
"You're exhausted, Janine. Come to bed." He held his hand out to her. "To sleep only. Everything will make more sense once you've rested."
Haruto gathered her into his arms and carried her back to bed. After situating her against his side with one of her legs draped over his thighs and his tentacle brushing lazily against her pussy, he said, "Sleep."
"I can't. Not with you doing that." She reached down to shoo the tentacle away at the same time she started to change position.
"I'm merely snacking. Ignore it." He caught her knee and pulled her leg back to its previous position. Actually it was a little higher since her knee now rested on his stomach, exposing her pussy more.
"Easy for you to say." She tried to wiggle free, which resulted in her rubbing against the tentacle's tip. It nudged her clit and she stilled. A wanting shiver coursed up her spine.
Haruto flicked the tentacle over her nub and then had the nerve to grin at her stifled moan. That proved he was doing this on purpose.
"You said we would sleep," she ground out.
"You believed me. That proves your ability to divine truth doesn't work while you're tired. I'll remember that."
"That's not fair."
He slipped the length of the tentacle between her pussy lips and her ass cheeks. Back and forth, he slid the flexible appendage so it caressed her entrance and her asshole, spreading her growing moisture over both.
Janine pressed her forehead against Haruto's chest as she arched back. When Haruto shifted beneath her, urging her to straddle him, she went where he guided her. This position suited her needs better. Ass up and chest down, she rocked. A satisfied rumble left her lips.
It felt good but it could be better. She shuffled backward slowly, giving Haruto time to adjust to her movements. Once she was in position, she balanced her weight on her thighs and cupped her breasts around Haruto's hard dick. She resumed her rocking, shifting her breasts up and down his erection.
Haruto said, "You're not behaving like a woman who is tired."
"You're not acting like a man who's hungry. Or was that snack enough? Tired?"
He chuckled and shook his head. "You think to challenge me, human. You'll lose."
"We'll see who --" A happy squeal cut off her taunt as Haruto drove his tentacle to the depths of her channel and started pumping quickly.
Reviews for Getting It Right
"Not only is Getting It Right filled with realistic characters, it’s a quick paranormal read, but also so much more…a great sexy hot romance that definitely will not disappoint."
~ Ginger, LASR
"Ms. Renquist gave us fully developed characters along with a well thought out plot... The story was intensely sexual but the sex did not feel extraneous."
~ Manic Readers