Work In Progress Wednesday: Saving Suki
I currently have three works in progress, but I’ve put two of them on the back burner to focus on finishing Saving Suki, book four in the Horse Mountain Shifters series. It’s coming along nicely, but I keep getting ideas for scenes to add! Here’s a sexy snippet to enjoy.
An abusive childhood and an accident in his teens left stallion-shifter, Malcolm Paterson, with a distrust for his father and a lot of holes in his memory. When his dad passes away, Malcolm returns to Horse Mountain to fulfill his obligation to settle his old man’s affairs but finds the shifter community’s near hero-worship of the late doctor disquieting. He’s further shaken to meet a curvy beauty at the funeral who makes his heart gallop and his primal instincts take over.
Suki Marks has been in love with handsome and noble Malcolm Patterson ever since he saved her from bullies who called her an abomination when she was ten. He was the first person to be straight with her about the reasons some people shunned her family and was quick to debunk those prejudices as the ignorant folktales and stupid superstitions they were. Even after Malcolm graduated high school and left town, she couldn’t forget him, but becoming Doctor Patterson’s live-in nurse in his last year of life was a coincidence. She never expected to be named in the wealthy physician’s will.
Malcolm assumed he’d be disinherited, but even from the after-life, his father continues to turn the knife, using his will to set up an elaborate scheme to taint Malcolm’s feelings for the woman who might be his fated mate.
To make matters worse, a dangerous shifter-purist movement is brewing among a small segment of the Horse Mountain Clan, and they’re determined to prevent Suki from passing on her genes to a new generation. Will Malcolm be able to work through his past in time to secure his and Suki’s future?
She trotted behind him for nearly a tenth of a mile before they exited into a cave. Sunbeams blasted light through a great doline overhead, illuminating the cavern’s natural beauty and allowing foliage to grow around a small pool fed by a tiny stream. Eager to take a closer look, Suki shifted to her human form. Surprisingly, the cave wasn’t chilly. She unfastened the pack from Mal and pulled it off onto the ground. In a few seconds, his body began to contort and transform until he stood before her in all his glorious nudity.
“Malcolm, it’s so beautiful.” She turned around in a circle observing the area in awe.
He stepped closer to her, pulling her into his arms. “I thought you might want to see the only thing on the mountain anywhere near as pretty as you.”
She balled up her fist and punched his arm. “Are you kidding me? I bet you say that to every girl you take here.” She laughed until she glanced at his face and noted his serious expression.
“Dash and I found this place when we were still kids. As far as I know, until today he and I are the only two people who have been here since my father purchased the land.”
She smiled. “Thank you for sharing it with me.”
His erection pressed against her as he tightened his hold on her, leaning down to anchor his lips against hers. She kissed him readily, opening her mouth to let him taste her deeply. Their tongues collided, twisting and teasing in a sultry dance as they explored each other’s bodies with their hands.
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