Under The Alpha's Protection by Doris O'Connor
Tags: Erotic, Paranormal, Romance, BDSM
Nikita Ashton and Raoul Saint Germain have been friends for five years, so when Nikita is attacked, there is only one place she can run to—straight into Raoul's arms.
Raoul is the Alpha of his pack and he is furious that the woman he loves has been harmed on his territory. Were it not for the fact that Nikita does not believe in anything even remotely paranormal, his wolf would have claimed her aeons ago.
Nikita is in need of tender, loving care, not his baser needs that are threatening to overtake him.
However, when Nikita admits that she knows about his being in the lifestyle, the Dom in him cannot resist the challenge to make her his submissive.
Blissfully happy in their new Dom/sub relationship, everything changes when Nikita is kidnapped. Can Raoul get to her in time to save her life?
Nikita didn't even think to argue, so enthralling was his deep voice, and she drank the cool liquid eagerly, until he took the water bottle away and his hot, firm lips touched hers. Her barely banked down arousal flared into an inferno again, and she moaned when he broke the kiss and licked along her jaw. His curiously rough tongue reminded her of her cat at home, and created exquisite friction along her sweat slicked skin.
"Get on the bed for me and lie down on your front." The whispered words into her ear galvanized her into action, and he murmured his approval.
"Good girl. I'm going to restrain you now, my sweet girl. Just your arms to start with, and then I'm going to fuck you."
She couldn’t stop her moan at those words, and he laughed, the sound so low and sexy, Nikita was sure she could come from listening to his voice alone. He ran a hand down her spine until he reached her butt, and then he scraped his nails along the tender flesh. The burn was pain and bliss all wrapped into one, and she jumped when he parted her ass cheeks.
He dropped a kiss on her anus and slipped a finger into her pussy causing her to pant, and her internal muscles pulled tight, and tried to draw the digit inside. Raoul laughed softly and slipped another finger into her desperately clenching cunt at the same time as his tongue pushed through the tight ring of her muscle that had never been breached before. Warmth spread through her as that tongue probed in tune with his fingers in her pussy. He took her right to the edge and then withdrew.
"Nooooo." The high-pitched wail leaving her mouth didn't sound like her voice at all. Raoul paid no heed to her whimpering. Instead he grasped one of her arms and pulled it upwards, and then there was the sound of Velcro and something soft and thick wrapped around her wrist.
He ran his finger underneath the restraint, and then his face appeared in her blurry vision. Unlike earlier when her mind had played tricks on her, this time round all she saw was Raoul in all his ruggedly handsome glory. Her mouth went dry at the sight of his bare chest. He must have somehow got undressed when she wasn't paying attention, too caught up in the myriad of sensations he'd already coaxed from her body.
If this was what kinky sex did, then Nikita couldn't understand why more people didn't embrace this lifestyle. Never in her life had she been this turned on. Raoul repeated the process to her other arm until she was tied and couldn't move.
"What's your safe word, squirt?"
"Red, but I don't need it. Please don't stop."
The approval in his voice washed over her senses, and Nikita was close to tears, so overwhelmed was she by the intensity of the moment.
With her breasts squashed into the bed, her nipples chafed against the cover, and she bucked when he slid his hands under her and pinched each nipple in turn. With his naked chest pressed against her back, exerting pressure on the left-over soreness there, Nikita felt owned, and used, and she reveled in that feeling, as he rolled each hard nub between his fingertips and pulled. Darts of arousal shot through her body to her clit, and she couldn't help her breathless moan.
"Oh, that feels so good."
He kissed her shoulder and withdrew again. Tiny stings to her back made her gasp. Each sting was soothed by soft lips.
"Turn your head and look at us in the mirror. I want you to see me fuck you. I want you to see my cock plundering your sweet cunt, so that you'll know who owns you."
Instead of appalling her, those words excited her further, and she dutifully turned to look. Even though her vision was hazy she could see him towering over her, his body so big and dark compared to her, and every fiber of her being tensed when she caught the first glimpse of his cock. Thick and long, it rose from its thatch of dark hair, his heavy balls swinging underneath as he moved. Raoul took himself in hand and stroked his dick from head to root with slow measured moves that had her mewling anew.
"Beg me for my cock, girl. Tell me you want it. Tell me you're mine."
"Yes, anything, please. I need you …. I need your cock … Sir."
The tagged on address made him growl, and Nikita closed her eyes when he placed several cushions under her hips until her ass was elevated.
"So wet, so beautiful. Who owns this pussy, squirt?"
"You do, Sir."
"Damn fucking right, I do."
He slid the thick head of his erection through her pussy lips, and Nikita held her breath as his heat branded her. He repeated that process over and over until Nikita wanted to scream and her nerve endings were strung so tight, she could barely breathe. She yanked on her restraints, but it was useless. When he finally breached her hole it was with agonizing slowness that awakened every one of her vaginal nerves, and she grit her teeth at the sensation of being filled and stretched to capacity.
Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris... at least that's what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.
There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.
She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.
8. Who are some of your favourite authors?
1. Please tell us a little about yourself
First off, thanks bunches for hosting me, Dee
What can I say about lil old me? I'm a multi-published and dare I say it, bestselling Erotic Author of all things naughty. I still have to pinch myself at times, when I say that. To think that readers and publishers alike enjoy the imaginings of my murky mind is humbling and terrifying and awesome all rolled into one. After, all, this is just me, doing what I love.
When I'm not writing, I'm managing a busy household of eleven people, that is Hubby and myself and our brood of nine. The eldest has now left home, but that still leaves eight of them, plus two dogs, a cat, and four gerbils.
We live in the UK and Hubby/Sir and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. I write both contemporary and paranormal stories, which nearly always have at least BDSM elements in them—I can't think why….
2. How did you come up with the idea for your book?
As so many of my stories this one started from a #TantalizingTuesdays Flash. From the minute I wrote that flash, I knew it needed expanding. An anthology submissions call gave me the kick up the proverbial to get it written, but I very quickly realized that there was too much story there to fit it into 10K anthology length, so I wrote a different story for that one, and made Under the Alpha's Protection a stand-alone.
Ironically readers tell me they didn't want the story to end, and I've had requests for a sequel, which I may or may not have to write. We shall see…
3. When did the characters first pop into your head?
I run a regular Friday feature on my Facebook page called Sexy Man Friday, and my hero Raoul announced himself then. I took one look at his picture and knew he was wolf shifter. Nikita popped into my head from the above flash. They were both very insistent to their story told once I started, and as per usual, it took on a life of its own.
4.Without giving away any spoilers, was the story always straight forward for you to write, or did it pop up any surprises along the way?
Hah, I'm a panster so there is no such thing as a straightforward story for me. My characters always surprise me, none more so than Raoul in this book. I knew this was a friends to lovers story, but I did not intend for it to be a BDSM story. However once I started writing Raoul made it very clear that he was a Dom.
Nikita too had a few surprises in store for both myself and Raoul. She turned out to be one of the strongest and most kick-ass heroines I've ever written.
5. Do you still find it easy to come up with different stories? You have a lot of books out now!
Coming up with the stories is never an issue. Finding the time to write them is another matter! My muse will typically bombard me with snippets of ideas all of the time. Some of those linger, others never get past the oh, I really must write that stage, and others box themselves to the front of the queue without any shame whatsoever until I'm forced to sit down and write them.
6.Where do you like to write?
In my office overlooking the Mediterranean sea, whilst sipping cocktails …
Oh, you mean in real life? I have a desk in the corner of my living room, but by far the most writing gets done on the settee, or my bed, when everyone else is asleep.
7. Do you read a lot?
Oh yes. I've been reading from the minute I learnt how to, and I dare say I'll be reading on my death bed. Reading is how I relax. I'm either reading or writing, lol, and I have a huge TBR pile, which I am adding to all the time!
8. Who are some of your favourite authors?
Too many to mention them all, but the immediate ones that spring to mind are, Tymber Dalton, Cherise Sinclair, Cooper McKenzie, Ann Mayburn, Jenika Snow, Tara Rose, Sandra Bunino, Hazel Gower, and many many more.
9. And last but not least, have you any words of wisdom for aspiring writers out there?
Write, read, and write some more. Find *your* voice and never, ever give up. If writing is in your blood, you won't be able to anyway.
Thanks for stopping by Doris :)