Title: The Game Warden's Mate
Author: A.M. Griffin
Genre: Sci-fi Romance/Space Opera
Release Date: April 9, 2019
Release Date: April 9, 2019
The Hunter. As the new Game Warden, Xrez Ym’ihla brings patrons from across the galaxy to track prey in a game built to enslave the weak and mate the strong. The business is a long running family legacy and Xrez is determined to succeed as his father had before him. He hadn’t meant to let one human occupy his thoughts, mind, and body.
His lies may come back to haunt him, but if he reveals the truth, he’ll ruin his chance to capture the heart of the one he wants.
The Prey. Esme Valdez had her entire life planned from an early age. As a chemist, her life was average and mundane, just the way she liked it. Until the impossible happened. Never did she imagine being abducted by aliens and forced to participate in a survival of the fittest game called The Hunt. If she survives and makes it to the end, she’ll be freed. If not, she’ll be forced to mate the one who captures her.
Esme is determined to win at all costs, even if it means putting her trust in a sexy alien who taunts her in the most delectable way.
Their love was built on betrayal. Can she trust him with her heart and life?
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Xrez hadn’t intended for the female to see him. Not yet anyway. But after the mother and children left, he stepped from the cover of the trees and onto the bank of the river.
She talked under her breath about boyfriends and dating as she laid her clothes out to dry.
Boyfriend. A male friend. Boyfriend. A regular male companion whom one has a romantic or sexual relationship with. Boyfriend. An item of clothing for a woman or girl that is designed to be loose fitting or oversized.
Dating. When two people spend time with one another. Dating. To establish the date of an object or event. Dating. To indicate or expose as being old-fashioned.
Xrez frowned. The intelligence file he’d read on humans had warned their speech was riddled with nuances often hard to decipher. He’d found this true. He couldn’t understand most of what was talked about as he’d followed the group. Now he was confused yet again as she spoke about, “All the things I’m going to do when I get home.”
She went back into the water, deeper than she’d been before and dipped her head back. She hummed as she ran her fingers through her hair. He watched her for a while as she used her fingers to work out the kinks there. Then, as if in slow motion, she straightened. He knew the moment her eyes caught sight of him, panic and fear crossed her features. His female inhaled sharply.
When had he begun referring to her as his? When I started spilling my seed like a youngling every time I think of her.
“I’m not here to harm you,” he said before she could bolt, hoping she didn’t try to run. And if she did…
The thought of chasing her down stirred within him. His blood spiked with adrenalin.
His predatory nature was already in hyperdrive. He hadn’t stalked and hunted in so long that his body thrummed with excitement. He felt more alive than he had in a long time. He now understood why hunters came from all across the galaxy to participate in the games and why they hunted for mates and companions. Xrez longed to have his needs sated. And he wanted her small, supple and soft body under him.
A sound escaped from deep in his throat.
A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.