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The Alpha King by Victoria Sue
Published ~ 26th January 2017
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.
Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.
Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death? (WARNING -Contains MPreg)
“Are you scaring your subjects?”
Luca quickly glanced down at the sound of Kit’s whisper, then he knelt on the floor to become level with him. He brushed a lock of hair from his eyes. “You are hurt,” he said, somewhat inadequately.
Kit smiled weakly. “I am used to it.”
“Not anymore,” Luca said determinedly.
“My King will keep me safe, will he?” He was teasing. Luca knew he was teasing.
Kit was trembling. He looked up as Tara walked back into the room with a bowl and some cloths. Tara knelt down at the side of the bed and dipped a cloth in the water. “I’m sorry...”
“Kit,” Luca supplied.
Tara smiled and laid a cautious hand on Kit’s arm. “I have to clean it, but it’s going to hurt.”
Luca took Kit’s hand. “Just look at me,” he said quietly.
Kit blinked. “Yes, Sire.” Kit opened his eyes wide at the touch of the water on his skin, his face a mask of pain. Luca couldn’t stand it. He itched to pull Kit into his chest. He felt every hurt that shone in those gorgeous blue eyes. Kit opened his mouth silently at Tara’s touch.
“Look at me,” Luca commanded, staring into Kit’s pain-filled eyes. “Keep looking at me.” He saw Kit shiver and watched as his eyes welled, but Kit never said a word. “Nearly finished,” he whispered as Kit blinked his eyes furiously, his lip wobbling.
Kit was trembling. His teeth were chattering. “S-sire?”
“Yes.” Luca leaned forward as Kit moved restlessly. “Try and lie still. Give your back a chance to heal,” Luca urged.
Kit blinked at him. The dark circles under his eyes were a testament to his exhaustion. “So cold,” he whispered.
“Let me,” Luca said, and without another thought he slipped one arm under Kit’s legs and another around his shoulders and lifted him carefully, blankets as well, sliding until he sat on the bed and Kit was curled up in his arms. Luca made sure Kit was tilted into his chest so his back was free. He wished desperately with everything in him he could take Kit’s pain. Kit looked at him in astonishment as if he had spoken and then his eyes closed on a deep sigh. He felt the soft bundle in his arms relax and go limp. “I think he passed out. Try and finish it quickly,” he urged Tara.
Tara nodded and lifted the blanket that Kit was wrapped in. She gasped and her astonished eyes lifted to Luca. “Sire.”
Luca swallowed. “What is it?” His stomach dipped. Something was wrong.
“It’s his back. It’s healed.”
“What?” Luca stared in astonishment as Tara lifted the blanket to one side. Kit was so slight Luca could peer over his back and see the flawless brown skin. No cuts and no scars.
“You healed him,” Tara said in awe.
Luca scoffed. “I don’t think I did. I don’t have any abilities like that.”
“You do now, Sire.” Gabriel spoke quietly, coming into the room with Sam. “When the pure omega and Alpha King meet their powers are manifested. A pure omega, even though he has ten times—a hundred times—more ability than other omegas, he or she does not receive his gifts until he finds his King and both are of an age to mate. No one would have known Kit was even an omega until he met you.”
It’s impossible. Or was it? Could he be an omega? Even if he accepted that, the rest was still unbelievable. “But he cannot be an omega,” Luca said. “He’s—”
“Human?” Gabriel finished, smiling. Luca nodded. “Actually, the ancient teachings have it that the first ever pure omega was human. It was supposed to be the gift that would bring our two species together. Omegas are exclusively wolf. Pure omegas however have only ever been human, and are untouched by many human frailties. Greed, selfishness, hate. They are supposed to be the embodiment of pure love. Much of our history has been buried. Some accidentally—wars and such confusion. Some—like this—very deliberately.”
“How do you know?” Luca asked, completely stunned.
“I am a scholar, Highness. It is my greatest wish to restock the great library.” Luca lifted his eyebrows. The great library housed in Neira City, the capital of territory one—Niandes—had been ransacked some four hundred years ago. Gabriel took a breath. “Sire, I have some other things you need to know and interesting details about pure omegas, including direct evidence that many powerful Alphas deliberately hid and altered facts out of fear it would give the human rebels any sort of encouragement.”
Just at that moment they both heard the sound of raised voices. Gabriel bowed and left them both.
“Luca,” Luca interrupted Sam.
Sam grinned. “Sire, then,” he compromised. Luca sighed. The whole thing was incredible, unbelievable. “Sire, I came to ask you to speak to the Alphas. They will not disperse until they have seen you.” Luca glanced down at Kit and reluctantly laid him on the bed. He didn’t stir. Tara had tucked a soft blanket around him.
“I will stay, Sire. He needs to sleep and I will fetch him some broth when he wakes.”
Luca was torn between not wanting to let Kit out of his sight and needing to go sort out whatever was going on outside. They could both hear the shouts getting louder. “Call me when he wakes,” he ordered finally, then followed Sam out of the bedroom.
As soon as they were out of earshot Luca grabbed Sam’s arm. “Sam, what the hell is going on?”
Sam chuckled. “You, my friend, are the Alpha King.”
Luca shook his head. “That’s impossible,” he said defiantly.
“You held Hendrick’s chief gamma effortlessly with one hand. You bested seven guards without even taking your eyes off Kit. You threw a knife further than I have ever seen anyone do and with deadly accuracy. The ground shakes when you get upset for fuck’s sake.” Sam stopped. “And Kit. You saw his back, and you heard what Gabriel said.”
“But then that’s him, not me,” Luca protested.
“It’s both of you. I know one works in tandem with the other, just don’t ask me to explain the rest of it. Now,” Sam gestured to the outside, “make me your beta-commander and I’ll start whipping them into shape.”
“We can’t stay, Sam.”
Sam looked at him incredulously. “Sire, as of ten minutes ago you became the lead Alpha of Caedra when you killed Hendrick. This is your pack. This is your territory. And we are about to go kick ass.” Sam took a breath. “Then we need a plan.”
Luca swallowed. “A plan to manage Caedra?” He felt sick.
“No, sire.” Sam shook his head. “A plan to rule Askara.”
Meet Victoria Sue
Wrote her first book on a dare from her hubby two years ago and he says he has regretted it every day since. Loves writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best, and especially with either a paranormal or a historical twist. Had a try at writing contemporary but failed spectacularly when it grew four legs and a tail. Loves her wolves!
Is an English northern lass but is currently serving twenty to life in Florida – unfortunately, she spends more time chained at her computer than on a beach.
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