Sometimes you’re more than just a mate…
The Jaguar’s Consort
Lando Vargas has known since he was a boy who his mate is to be and he waited for her to grow up. While Selena Rowe remembers the boy he was, she’s unsure about what he’s telling her in regards to their future together. In fact, what he’s talking about has just been fairytales in her mind.
He convinces her to come for a visit in Brazil, with her friends, to give him a chance to prove it all. She won’t deny the intense physical attraction between them, however, she doesn’t want to give up her own life. What will it take for her to accept her role as the jaguar’s consort?
yawned. “I swear I just went to bed. So, what is it that has you here at my
door three times in less than a day. It can’t be my parents they’re…” She
cleared her throat. “…Not on this continent.”
pulse kicked up and he couldn’t miss the tinge of anger lining her tone.
Interesting. A mystery to solve later on for sure. “I told you. I came here for
I’m pretty sure I told you that makes you sound stalkerish. So since I’m
exhausted and have a busy day today, you tell me and move along, so I can start
my day way earlier than I had intended.”
is sexy on you.”
blinked twice and rolled her eyes. “You have sixty seconds to start talking.”
happened to the happy woman who was here last night?” His palms itched to touch
her again. Appease that hunger within him.
has a hangover and is exhausted. But hey, let’s expect me to be cheerful.”
you should eat something.”
planned on it. You know, when I woke up hours from now.”
make you something.” He moved to her kitchen, shrugging out of his jacket and
laying it over the back of a chair. “Give me a few minutes.” Lando had no
problem cooking for her. Hell, he’d be fine taking care of her for the rest of
their lives. She just had to come with him back to Brazil.
course,” she stated drily. “I’m so used to hot men walking into my place and
offering to cook me breakfast.”
paused in his search of her fridge. Angling his head, so he could meet her
eyes, he cocked an eyebrow. “Hot? Glad you think so.”
course, that’s what you would pick out of that statement.”
the most important.”
smiled, eliciting another purr from his beast. And himself.
tugged up the shoulder on her shirt, covering the bared skin as she made her
way to one of the chairs around the kitchen table. “What is it I can do for
you, Mr. Vargas?”
have nothing in here,” he said, not answering her question. “Why don’t you have
food in your fridge?”
just got back from a trip and haven’t been shopping.”
she had a valid point.
scrape of her chair was his only warning she’d moved close. When he turned, she
was there. Right up against him. Tempting him. Daring him.
help him, he wanted nothing more than to sink his hands in her curls, haul her
close and kiss her. When she was putty in his arms, he wanted to strip her
clothing, and lick her from top to bottom. For starters.
not seen you in years. Why are you here?”
came to bring you home.”
home. This is where I live. This is where I work.”
not where you belong.” He cupped the back of her neck, the connection of their
skin awaking everything within him. The electricity flowed from her to him and
back again. “You know I’m right. You feel it, with nothing more than a simple
touch to your neck. The urge, the need for more. To take off your clothes and
rub against me.” He lowered his head, so it nearly touched hers.
been a writer and how did you come to writing?
in college when the voices wouldn’t shut up in my head. They were driving me to
distraction and it was hard to focus on my major until I gave them their own
attention. Now they just demand all the time *grin*
up with this storyline?
a pantzer for sure. I don’t plot out my stories, they take me where they want
to go. Since it was a short (at least for me) it was a bit harder and I had to
do a bit more reining in however, when I was first thinking about it, they were
going to end up in the States. That didn’t happen.
and the worst aspects of writing?
bunch of releases and I’m still horribly nervous as I was for my first one. I’m
back to that “Oh this is nothing but crap” feeling and it doesn’t go away for a
get to play in worlds that are far from reality as I want them to be. I’m
surrounded by happily every afters. And to me, especially now in this day and
age, it’s much more pleasant for me to be there.
don’t think of it as being inspired, the world is full of storylines if you
take the time to look around you. It’s a need for me, if that makes sense, it
calms me down, putting words to paper, and yes, I still use a notebook and pen.
Happily. Some I put directly into the computer but most of my books I hand
write first. It’s soothing, to create.
Jaguar’s Consort, I spent some time researching extinct big cats, jaguars
and leopards more precisely. Found the region I wanted my book around, given I
knew how the hero and heroine met, then branched out from there.
your favorite quotes from **The Jaguar’s Consort**?
two, you seem a bit too untamed to be from Miami.”
tell them this line?
friends say is your best quality?
I would hope it was that I’m there for them whenever they need me.
reviews (constructive ones) can provide us with insight on how people are
taking our creations. I appreciate each and every person who leaves one for my
when you don’t write? Like in “Real Life” Real life? I work about 60hrs a week outside the house as well. We have
dogs that I race, course, and show. We also do therapy work so typically once a
week or so I have a dog at a hospital, school, hospice, or something of the
sort. We’ve also done private visits to homebound people. Oh, and I try to
read. Like this year, I took the Goodreads challenge and said I could do 100
books this year. Gonna be interesting but I’m determined.
your other books?
genres, historical, paranormal, and contemporary. Most of my books are
interracial/multicultural and tend to have some aspect of military in them.
They all don’t but it is one of my favorite things to write about, military.
share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would
horribly shy I love talking/emailing with readers. I will answer each email
personally, and it may take me a bit longer than those who have PA’s but I feel
it’s important for that to be a personal touch that doesn’t go away.
so much for hanging out with me today! I had a lovely time. Thank you for the
support of my writing.
Aliyah Burke is an avid reader and is never far from pen and paper (or the computer). She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached via her contact form. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Instagram, Bookbub, Amazon Author page and of course her website.
She is married to a career military man. They are happily owned by four Borzoi. She spends her days sharing time between work, writing, and dog training.
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