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455. BOOK EXCERPT: Taliff’s Cure ~ Bonnie Rose Leigh ~ eXtasy Books

Taliff’s Cure
by
Bonnie Rose Leigh
Available NOW at eXtasy Books

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Blurb:

Eve Roberts is in trouble. All the males in her pride have started to pay attention to her every move, eyeing her as potential mate material. Problem is, she’s seen these men in action and she isn’t too impressed. She knows why the men are looking at her. She’s heading into this year’s heat cycle. She has to do something to thwart their attention. What she needs is a mate who will respect who she is and let her have her independence. What she gets is more than she bargained for.

Taliff Shi’Lan is on a mission. Find a mate and take her to his home—twenty light years away. The women of Chantrea, his home world, are no longer capable of giving birth to female children, so it’s up to the males to search the galaxy for their mates. He finds his on a backward planet called Earth. He expects to find a submissive mate—a woman to cater to his every need. What he gets is more than he bargained for.

Setup:

Eve must take control over the female pride aboard ship. She enters the challenge ring to fight for the right to lead…

Excerpt:

Amy stepped from the center of the ring. Above the din of the crowd, Eve waited until she heard her say, “You may shift.” She didn’t stop to think, just called to her other self. Heat rushed through her body. Her heart stuttered then increased its pace. Her form shimmered. Brilliant white light shone through her pores. In a sudden flash of brightness, Eve disappeared. A lioness now stood in her place.

With the signal given, Eve expected Myra to attack fast and dirty. She didn’t disappoint. Before she could shake off the effects of the change, Myra came in low, her claws extended. Eve leapt over the attacking cat and landed ten feet away.

Myra, off balance, tried to swing around to lash at Eve again. By the time she faced Eve, it was too late. Eve launched herself at Myra, raking her left side with her claws. Blood dripped from the deep furrows and pooled onto the oatmeal colored carpet.

The crowd grew quiet. Eve shook her head and roared. As she padded out of the Challenge Ring, Amy’s voice echoed around the room. “Look out!”

Before she could turn and face the defeated feline, Myra lunged for her throat. She tried to dodge Myra’s gaping jaws but the warning came too late. Eve shook her head from side to side but the lioness held on. Blood dripped down her throat and coated her fur. Weakness spread through her limbs. Her thoughts grew sluggish as more blood rushed from her wounds.

Eve knew that to defeat the attacking cat, she needed leverage. In a sudden move, Eve dropped to the floor and rolled onto her back. Though it left her belly exposed it also gave her the leverage to use her hind legs to thrust Myra away.

She knew that she could not show Myra mercy. It would undermine her authority with the other women if she didn’t retaliate. Myra scrambled to her feet and leapt through the air. Eve was not about to let the treacherous bitch pin her down. She met Myra’s leap with one of her own. Rather than swipe at the lioness, Eve clamped her fangs on her throat and dragged her down to the blood-soaked floor.

Myra tried to fight her off, twisting savagely in an effort to toss Eve away. All she succeeded in doing was seal her own fate that much quicker. With no choice left, Eve pinned Myra to the ground, using her own body weight to prevent the cat from bucking her off. When the cat tried to swipe at Eve with her paw, she bit down on it, severing it from her leg.

Disgusted that it had come to such drastic action, Eve spit the paw to the floor and padded out of the ring. She didn’t even bother to look at the defeated lioness. The others could clean up the mess. As far as she was concerned, Myra had brought this upon herself.

Eve limped over to her pile of clothes. She needed to think and she couldn’t do that in here. There was nothing to celebrate, nothing to roar her satisfaction over. Taliff would probably be pissed when he found out she had to take the other woman’s paw, but what other choice did she have? Perhaps she could have showed more mercy and given her death instead. If she had to do it over again though, she would still make the same decision. Her mate would just have to deal with it

Bonnie Rose Leigh
www.mybonnierose.net
Taliff’s Cure available NOW at: http://tinyurl.com/3cf5qb

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