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The mage's dragon enforcer
Series: Book Seven High Garden Dragons
Genre: Paranormal Romance M/M
Release Date: September 22, 2021
Enemies aren’t supposed to fall in love—even if they’re fated mates… right?
Dimitri is a Black Caste Dragon and the head enforcer to his circle. He’s always longed for a mate but settled for physical intimacy instead. When he discovers that his fated mate is also the man who saved the enemy of Dragons, Dimitri is devastated and sees his chance at love slipping away forever.
How can he bond with his enemy?
Gavin, son of the Fae King and a witch of the Ancient Times, is a powerful mage not to be trifled with. He longs for a peaceful life but has a duty to protect Harper, a powerful—and crazy—witch. Gavin will have to make a heartbreaking decision…
Stay faithful to his duty to the witch… or bond with his mate.
Can these two unlikely mates find love together? Will their pasts and secrets become too much and drive them apart? What consequences will arise from forging a forbidden bond?
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I sighed as I materialized in my room. Four hours and we'd come up with a plan. It wasn't very elaborate. It was simple. I just had to tell Dimitri. That was the best my friends could come up with. Well, Zin had the “great” idea to kill my mother and show Dimitri that I was loyal to him.
I fell back on my bed and closed my eyes, picturing Dimitri. I longed to go see him. I smiled, thinking of my nightly trips to his cabin. I’d go and stay in the shadows, watching my handsome mate for hours. It was how I knew his name and so much about the dragons that lived there. I wonder if he’ll be upset that I’ve been spying on him, I thought briefly.
I felt a pulse of power flow through my home, and I jumped from my bed. Storming from my room, I practically ran to the den. I knew whose energy I'd felt, and anger surged within me. I entered the room and allowed my magic to build.
"What are you doing here?" I demanded, staring at a man that shouldn’t even be on this plane of existence, much less my apartment.
The tall white-haired elf tilted his head. "Is that any way to speak to your uncle?"
"Leave now, go back to your realm,” I growled.
Harper walked in from the kitchen. "I invited him," she said simply.
"He's not permitted here. Leave now, or I'll make you,” I demanded, my eyes never leaving my uncle.
Harper shook her head. "I need to speak with him."
"I don't care. This is my home. He will leave, or I'll banish him forever," I said.
How could Harper be so stupid as to bring my uncle to the human realm? He was an Unseelie. The vilest of all fae. There were two types of fae, Seelie and Unseelie. The Seelie were peaceful and stood against the evil magic of the Unseelie. My uncle was once a Seelie, but he turned to hate and anger, corrupting his once pure light. What's worse, he was the king of the Unseelie courts. I lifted my hand and allowed my magic to spin. Sparks of purple energy came together in my palm, forming a purple energy ball. I wouldn't back down. He needed to leave now.
"I'll talk to you later, Harper, but you have my support," my uncle said. He turned his gaze back to me and smirked. "It was good seeing you, Nephew." And with that, he disappeared.
I faced Harper. "What the hell are you thinking, bringing an Unseelie to this realm?" I asked voicing my earlier thoughts.
She moved quickly, appearing directly in front of me, and struck, slapping my face. "How dare you speak to me that way? I'm your mother. Goran is going to help me get into High Garden."
"He’ll betray you the first chance he gets. He's an Unseelie. You need to let this vendetta with the dragons go. High Garden is gone," I said.
"They killed my father. They tried to kill me. High Garden and its power will be mine. I'll never let this go," she replied.
I steadied myself. "Then you need to leave as well. I won't be a part of your foolishness, and I won't come to save you the next time you’re hurt."
Her eyes widened at my comment. "You’d let me die?"
I didn't respond, but I jerked a nod. I wouldn’t save her again. Her expression hardened, and fury filled her eyes.
"Fine. If that's what you want to do, then fine. You better stay out of my way if you know what’s good for you,” she said and disappeared in a flash.
I needed to warn the dragons. I needed to speak with my mate now more than ever. The fae had weapons to kill dragons. And the Unseelie were ruthless, but hopefully, I could slow them down.
"Zin Tal Lin," I shouted out, allowing my magic to summon my friend.
In flash, Zin's little blue body appeared. "What's going on? You never call me to the human domain," he said.
"Zin, I need you to go to my father, tell him that Harper has summoned the Unseelie to the human realm," I replied.
His eyebrows shot up, and his mouth dropped. "Has she totally taken leave of her senses? What the hell is she thinking?"
"Zin, I know, but I need you to go tell my father. I need to go speak with my mate," I said.
He dipped his head, then disappeared. I closed my eyes and focused on my spark's energy. It didn't feel right. It felt off. I allowed myself to be transported directly to him. It was risky, I didn't know what I was walking into, but I needed to speak with him.
I materialized, and I looked around. I furrowed my brow. The wind howled, and snow flurries danced around me. I scanned the area. It was dark and cold. I was on a cliff on top of a snow-covered mountain. I scowled, wondering why I was brought here. Sobbing came from behind me, pulling me from my thoughts. My eyes widened in surprise as I turned around. My mate was curled in a ball, naked and crying. I felt my anger rise. Whoever hurt my spark would pay.
I walked over to him. Unable to stop myself, I crouched low and pulled him into my arms. He looked up in shock, tears streaking his cheeks.
"Are you really here? I must be dreaming," he said, disoriented.