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Will they let the ghosts of their pasts tear them apart? @BalikShea #PNR #mmromance

Today, I have an excerpt from Shea Balik's Purring With His Mate, a paranormal MM Romance. Make sure to check it out.


It was at the third building he’d come to that the scent wrapped around him like a rope, pulling him inside. Edrick held his breath as he tugged open the door, afraid the entire building would come crashing down around his ears when he did.

The squeak of the hinges as he forced them to move was deafening, but the building remained intact. Sighing in relief, Edrick headed inside.

Scuffling from the room in the back alerted him that his mate had heard him entering. Afraid he would take off, Edrick raced to the small room that had a faded sign on the door indicating it had been a storage room.

In his haste, he’d forgotten just how fragile the place was. The door to the storage room crashed into the wall when he’d shoved it open. His eyes immediately went to the man who was at the back door, doing his best to pull it open, but having no luck making it budge.

Need slammed into Edrick as panicked dark brown eyes stared at him. Hot flames of desire licked along Edrick’s skin as he stared at the most perfect man he’d ever laid eyes on. A tan, lean, lithe body that didn’t come from a gym, but of hard work spent outdoors, stood there like a vision.

Full pink lips caused Edrick’s cock to throb with the need to see how they would feel wrapped around his thickness. Need, too strong to ignore, had Edrick stalking toward his mate. But his mate shoved against the outside door once more, this time managing to pop it open.

That’s when a sound had them both turning in horror to gaze at the spot where Edrick had slammed the door into the wall in his haste to get to his mate. A loud crack, followed by splintering wood, echoed through the small room. It took Edrick only a moment to realize what he was hearing.

Just as he feared, lines formed in the crumbling wallboard, getting bigger with each second. The room shook slightly.

His gaze went to where the sexy man with melting pools of dark chocolate eyes stared at the wall that was crumbling around them. Even as danger surrounded them, Edrick thanked fate for giving him such a beautiful mate.

Knowing time wasn’t on his side, Edrick raced to his mate and threw him over his shoulder before bolting out of the door. The whoosh of air as the building collapsed behind them sent Edrick to the ground. At the last second, he spun, stopping himself from landing on his much smaller mate and crushing him beneath his weight, while still holding him, so his body was shielded as much as possible from any flying debris.

“Let me the fuck up, cat,” his mate said even as one hand punched him in the gut.

Stunned at how much it had hurt, Edrick stared at the smaller man for a moment. Then he smiled. He should have known fate would grant him a spitfire for a mate. Shifters didn’t necessarily have easy lives. Being an Alpha and on the run from his old pack made it that much harder.

Having a mate who could take care of himself would make Edrick sleep better at night. Not that he still wouldn’t do whatever it took to ensure his mate’s safety, because now that he was holding the sexy man in his arms, Edrick knew he was never going to let him go for as long as they lived. And if he had to kill every single member of his old pack to do that, so be it.

But first, he needed to get his mate to stop fighting him to get free. “What’s your name, my little mouse?”

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In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon.

Edrick Rapp, a mountain lion shifter, wanted to kick himself for not moving he and his friends far from their former pack years earlier. It wasn’t until he came upon one of his friends being beaten to death for their sins that he realized his mistake.

Mouse shifter, Nole Hayward, had been punished by his Alpha. Left for dead, he barely managed to crawl away with his life. He ends up hiding out in Miracle, Oregon until a group of mountain lion shifters show up. Before he could get away he ends up with a building collapsing down around him and his mate rescuing him.

Can Edrick and Nole find love or will they let the ghosts of their pasts tear them apart?

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