If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you probably know that Micah Dragan, of the Dragon Lore series, is one of the most complicated males in my head. He’s greedy, moody, demanding, down-right asshole-ish, and a general pain in my backside.
Oh, and he happens to be soulless at the moment, as well. So, I can forgive a lot from him. And believe me, this info is important, because when he meets his female…
One of the hardest parts in editing The Dragon’s Heart, was cutting a scene featuring Micah’s point-of-view. My editor won, because she was right: The scene didn’t add anything to Daniel and Shelby’s story. But, to understand Micah completely for future books, I think the scene is important.
So, I’m putting the scene out there. I originally added it to February’s newsletter, but I’m posting it here for those who haven’t signed up.
And I should warn you now, before you read: Micah is not a nice guy. But, oh man, I love him. Out of all my heroes, he’s the one with the biggest journey to get to his HEA. He has the biggest fight ahead of him. There are still days *I* doubt whether or not he will make it that long. And most days, I wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t.
Without further ado…Meet Micah Dragan. (One last word of warning, this is completely unedited.)
Micah Dragon liked knives. He liked playing with them, and he liked using them. They were much more personal, and more satisfying, than any other weapon he’d found. They allowed him to get up close, to get his hands dirty as he made the kill.
“Hey, where’d you go?” The woman on his lap pouted as she dragged her mouth up his throat, her hand busy freeing him from his jeans as music pulsed in the air around them. “You don’t like me?”
As Micah absently flipped the ancient dagger in his hand, his gaze flicked over her, reminding himself what she looked like. Dark hair, exotic eyes, full mouth. Fuckable, and completely forgettable. Ignoring the club full of people, he leaned his head back against the booth while she shifted herself in his lap, hiking her skirt up enough to take him in. Her head dropped back on a satisfied hiss, her hips rocking over him at a slow, deliberate pace.
He stifled a yawn, and let his gaze wander around the club. Something wasn’t right. The air was always thick with tension and danger in a Dragan-run club, it was what drew so many people. But tonight was different, and the thrill-seekers may get what they hoped for if he stuck around long enough.
The woman riding him snagged his free hand and pressed it to her breast as her body arched back, a low moan he assumed was supposed to be seductive escaping her as he did what she silently commanded and palmed her small breast. He knew it was her attempt to bring his focus back to her, but she was just a willing body. And he’d had centuries of women throwing themselves at him for the thrill of being with him. She was just one more out of thousands, and he was too distracted to participate. As long as she was willing to do the work to get them both off, he was content to let her.
“Dragan.” Diego, a Dragan underling who was proving to have the stomach to claw his way to the top, tossed a file onto the table as he slid into the booth across from him. One brow winged up as he watched the woman fuck Dragan. “Should I come back?”
“No. What did you find?”
Diego shrugged and leaned forward, bracing his forearms on the table. “Ashborne’s sister. It took some digging, Ashborne hid her well, but I found her. She’s living in Chicago.”
“Yeah.” Diego’s eyes flicked to the woman as she sank her teeth into Micah’s shoulder as she climaxed, causing the elder dragon to groan. He waited until the woman stopped trembling with aftershocks before he cleared his throat and continued. “She owns a loft downtown. The address and her picture are in the file.”
Realizing she wasn’t going to get any more of Micah’s attention than she already had, the woman leaned up to kiss him, but Micah’s attention was already shifted. He lifted her off his lap as he leaned forward and flipped open the file. He didn’t bother to so much as glance at the photograph as he hunted down the notes Diego was methodical about. It didn’t matter what she looked like. She was ammo, leverage to use against Ashborne. That was it.
“The apartment across from her is empty?”
“Yeah.” Diego leaned back in the booth and crossed his arms over his chest. “You want me to call and let them know you’ll be renting it?”
“Yeah.” The woman and Diego forgotten, Micah put his cock away and zipped his jeans before he stood and grabbed the file. “I’m going now.”
“And if Alexi asks where you are?”
“Tell him I said to fuck himself.”
Diego winced, before he shrugged. “Do I tell him about the girl?”
“No. I don’t trust his decisions. I’ll take care of the girl, and decide later how much to tell him.”
“Alright.” Diego slid out of the booth and straightened. At six-foot-four, he was still a good three inches and twenty pounds of muscle smaller than Micah. And if the size difference wasn’t enough to keep everyone under him where they belonged, the madness in Dragan’s eyes sure as hell was. No one crossed Micah Dragan and survived. Ever.
Meet Dragan, along with the rest of the Dragon Lore males in Daniel and Shelby’s story, The Dragon’s Heart.
CONTENT WARNING: Graphic fight scenes, lots of great sex, and hot, hot, hot dragon men.
The dragon-shifter king will do anything to keep his mate alive…even if it means war.
After millennia as king of the dragon-shifters, Daniel Ashborne wants a little peace and quiet, especially from the beautiful Hollywood starlet who haunts his memories. His escape tactics end abruptly when he is called to the ER to save the one woman he wants to forget, but who now bears his mark.
Shelby Kincade’s life and movie career were nearly destroyed when Daniel vanished a year ago. Now he’s back, claiming they have been accidentally mated. Getting over him once was hard enough, but now she must choose either the life of her dreams or the man she can’t live without.
With peace finally on the horizon between the dragon-shifters and the Hunters, an assassination attempt on the dragon king and his mate shatters everything. Tensions rebuild as Daniel and his loyal team of shifters try to discover who put out the hit. Enemy and ally lines are crossed, but in the end–after the battle ash has settled–no one could have foreseen who has plotted for their own gain.
When her brother goes missing, everything in Lily Cage’s world turns upside down. Born a Hunter female, the last thing she needs is an attraction to Dallas, the scariest dragon in existence. The one known as The Destroyer. With peace between the Hunters and Dragons hanging by a thread, one wrong move on Lily or Dallas’s part could catapult them all back into war. But with Dallas playing by his own rules and someone on the outside decimating her life, they have a choice–stand and fight, or lose everything they never realized they wanted.
Convinced dragons have gotten a bad rep throughout time, and more than a little addicted to fairy tales and romance novels, Eden Ashe has decided to re-write history. In her version, the dragons are ancient warriors in tarnished armor, who not only deserve the girl in the end, but will fight forever for her.