“I wish you’d reconsider and at least let me put a watch on her. We do not know of her intentions,” Teaq added.
Broc scoffed. Her intentions. This was just going to be some unfortunate girl who thought she was being sent to her death.
Just like the last ones.
Lately Teaq had grown more and more paranoid. They had enough to worry about with the threats from further out at sea. As long as the humans continued to hold up their end of the truce, their peace would hold.
“Alright. That’s enough of that,” Broc said. “We’ve laid down the rules already. But I won’t have her treated as a prisoner under my rule. Let’s get on with what we came here to do.”
The many dozen or so soldiers onboard held their heads bowed as Broc strode past towards the port beam, which was by now perfectly lined up with the shoreline.
Teaq signaled the all clear and jumped over the side, landing squarely on his feet in the waist-deep water. Broc followed.
They were back on track, but this wasn’t the end of that particular discussion; Broc was certain of it. Teaq’s stubbornness was in part because as the older brother he’d always expected to get first right to the throne. He wasn’t good at following orders.
Too bad for him that their father, the late King Ryk, hadn’t seen it that way. They had fought it out just like in the old days. Hand-to-hand combat.
Obviously, it was Broc’s victory that had earned him the honor of ruling over the Black Isles. Whether Teaq liked it or not.
The salty water of the Northern Sea was close to freezing, but Broc—as well as the rest of his clan—were used to it. They were much better suited to cold temperatures than humans were.
Despite the saltiness in the air, Broc could smell the human from across the stony beach. Her scent was sweet, almost floral, with a hint of something sharp. Fear, perhaps.
His inner beast stirred. A new sort of sensation came over him. Although he hadn’t even seen her yet, he knew how this Reaping was going to end. She would be his. And she would give him his much awaited heir. It was a bittersweet prospect.
The poor girl had no idea what was in store for her.
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Kelly awaits her fate . The fog is getting dense. The ship is approaching – here come the giants. Kelly is beginning to wonder what is going to happen to her. Aboard the ship is King of the Black Isle Brok. This year it is his turn to take a mate. As they pull up to the shore Broc has his men get out and goes to the stake where Kelly is. Untie her , order her into the ship. They set off to Black Isle once again. Once back at their village, Broc decides that Kelly is his destined mate. He orders the women to help her adjust to life there. However, secrets are being kept . Will they be enough to keep these to apart? Or will they actually make to marriage feast? To find the answers to these questions and more. You need to get your COPY OF CLAIMED BY THE KING (SHIFTER OF BLACK ISLE BOOK 1). Make sure to add it to your Goodreads Reading list and to your BOOKBUB.COM account. I recommend this Amazing -Hot – Fast Read, for all. Who love an excellent shifter-paranormal romance. I give this a 5 mouse paws. Now run an get your copy today.