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The Strike of the Diamondback
Two years ago, TL came across his fire ant mate, Rio. Duty kept them apart, and they were only able to love each other from afar.
When Striker escapes the tortures of the anti-venom pack, running into the wild, he didn’t expect to encounter his mate. However, he is a shell of his former self, broken from the abuse done to him.
Rio saved TL once, and when his TL comes to ask for help, Rio finds himself shocked that the venom he’s always loved is holding their mate, a mate they’ll have to heal together.
Authors Note: The first half of this book overlaps in timeline to Pursued by the Wandering Spider. For better reading enjoyment, it is best the series be read in order. Thank you.
Two years ago
TL was in a fucking load of trouble. This nasty bitch of a viper was giving him one hell of a fight. He swung his arm and landed a punch to her horned nose. She hissed and came back at him with a wicked-looking blade. The viper was completely bald, her entire body covered in snakeskin. She was lean and sleek, but TL knew firsthand, she was very fucking lethal. He jumped back as she swung, and he went for his hunting knife.
The snake had already gotten a piece of one of his wings, making it completely impossible for him to fly his way out of this situation.
The viper female She was strong, and he was in her territory. Why the hell hadn’t he waited for Boone? TL sliced the knife through the air, causing a deep gash to her chest but not enough to bring her down. She charged him, crazed, fangs leaking the venom TL wanted nothing to do with. He kicked out and missed. She tackled him to the ground, sinking her blade deep in his side.
“Ahhh!” TL screamed out in utter agony. The white-hot pain caused him to fall back, completely defenseless as his enemy straddled him.
With the last of his strength, he pushed up, slicing the viper under the arm. She screamed, hissed, wriggling around, more snake than human, much like the venom she presented right on top of him. TL attempted to get out from underneath, still bleeding like crazy. He managed to break free, and try to gain as much distance as he could while unable to get off his damn hands and knees.
She came back, maddened and enraged, and TL held up his arms, waiting for his end. She slithered toward him at a speed only venom of superior strength could match.
A boot shot out in front of him, connecting with her face, just a mere feet from his own body. He glanced up to see a man standing above him with a ball mace in his hand and enough other weapons on his body for a small army. The muscular man pulled a machete and went after the female. TL’s head fell back. He didn’t even have enough strength in him to see who won. Closing his eyes, he let the darkness take him.
Short, sexy and sweet— where a little love goes a long way.
That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. She was introduced to M/M Romance through her sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, she thought it was time to put her own stories on paper. Jackie began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after.
Thinking back to her own book addiction, where there were many nights Jackie stayed up way too late so she could read just one more chapter— yeah, right— Jackie decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students, or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.
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Title: The Strike Of The Diamondback
Series: Venomous Mates 04
Author: Jackie Nacht
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (66 Pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books (February 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: It will take the love and patience of two venoms to heal the diamondback.
Two years ago, TL came across his fire ant mate, Rio. Duty kept them apart, and they were only able to love each other from afar. When Striker escapes the tortures of the anti-venom pack, running into the wild, he didn’t expect to encounter his mate. However, he is a shell of his former self, broken from the abuse done to him. Rio saved TL once, and when his TL comes to ask for help, Rio finds himself shocked that the venom he’s always loved is holding their mate, a mate they’ll have to heal together.
Review: Each book in Venomous Mates collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved except when it is three gorgeous mates. I love the way Jackie can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by her.
There is something about the way that Jackie tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time but leave you craving for more. It is a short, sexy and very tempting little story that will have you wishing for your own mates. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their everything in them. I had a blast reading this story. The only real problem I have is that it is not long enough. I want a book that will keep my attention for hours on end. This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break.
Rio had saved TL’s life two years before and had realized that they were mates. However TL was saving those who needed a home and Rio was second in command of the fire ants. They made time to see each other, but not much was available for them while fighting venom and anti-venom out there. Rio is a fire and TL was a spider wasp with duties to their people. While he was out searching, TL came across a diamondback shifter and knew instantly that he has found another mate. Won’t Rio be surprised to find out that they had another mate.
Striker had watched his family get murdered and then he had been captured. They had tortured him and he was frightened. It would take some time, but his mates knew that they could show him how much love they had to give. They kind of figured how big the gorgeous mate was, his dominance would show up as well as his protective streak. That is the good thing about them; they had the protective tone about them.
I absolutely love this book almost as much as I have loved the others in this series. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Jackie puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a bit of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying and loving.