Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Cold Hard Ground
By Ariel Millar
Carpe Noctem, Book 1
Kor: As an Alpha of the First War, the only thing I had ever known was battle.
Captured, bound, and unable to see, I wasn’t the sort of Alpha to give up without a fight.
Escape turned out to be the easy part, but coping with everything else threatened to drop me to my knees. Learning that my injuries were permanent made me question my abilities as an Alpha, but when my Wolf wanted to bond with the human who had been brought in along with me, I started to question my sanity. Never mind that I had no time for a mate, there was no way the resistance would follow a blind Alpha with a human as his bonded. Still, they had little choice. More of our people were going missing every day, and it was starting to look like the corruption was going all the way to the top.
Misha: I never believed the madness of my father would one day turn on me.
Held prisoner in a genetic lab, rescue came at the hands of a Wolf, and the promise that they could figure out what sort of experiments my father was working on me. The pain was overwhelming, and it wasn’t until I saw glowing orange eyes in the mirror that I realized what was happening. I was turned. I was an abomination, and unlikely to survive.
And I might have welcomed death if it hadn’t been for the blind Alpha whose soul wrapped around mine. When his lips called me his, I knew I had to fight. There was a war looming, and mistrust everywhere we turned, but I knew if anyone could protect his people and end the suffering of both humans and Wolves, it was the one who called me mate.
Cold Hard Ground is the first book in a Dystopian MM Werewolf trilogy featuring A/B/O hierarchy with no mpreg, mild violence, and a happily ever after.
I heard a voice that made me want to cry out. “Where is he? I can smell him.”
A ragged groan ripped from my throat, and I turned my head farther to the side in time to see Kor push past the doctor with his hands outstretched. He was ten feet from me, and then five. Then two.
Still blind, was the only coherent thought my brain could process before his boots struck me in the ribs. I heard the doctor cry out a warning, but it didn’t matter—nothing mattered—because Kor had gone to his knees, and his bare skin grazed mine. His hands traveled up my body from my hips, and then his fingers pressed into my neck—my pulse hammering against them.
Heat engulfed me—and then suddenly, it was gone. Suddenly, I could take a full breath. Suddenly, I remembered my name.
“Kor?” My voice sounded like I’d been screaming for days—and hell, maybe I had been. But with him touching me, the world made sense again. “What the hell is going on?”
Kor’s head turned, his eyes narrowed. The sliver of iris that showed his powerful yellow gaze was glowing brighter than I’d ever seen it. “Leave. Bar the room. I can’t promise I won’t kill anyone who tries to come in.”
There was another voice above the din. “You’re going to ruin everything if you do this, Kor. No one is going to trust you with a human—”
Kor snorted, interrupting the Wolf’s flow of words, and he answered in low tones. “You know what’ll happen if I don’t.”
Silence rang out before the door slammed, and I swore I could hear the faint click of a deadbolt, which jolted my entire body. I turned my head back to him, then lifted a tentative hand to the back of his where he still gripped me. “What are you doing here?”
“Saving your life.”
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About the Author:
Ariel Millar who also writes Contemporary MM Romance as E.M. Lindsey is a non-binary writer who lives in the southeast United States, close to the water where their heart lies.