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Attracting Anthony

Moon Pack, book 1

Amber Kell

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Publisher of Erotic Romance

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Attracting Anthony © 2011 Amber Kell

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Dedication

I dedicate this to my family who put up with a

dusty house and piles of laundry so I can daydream.

Attracting Anthony/Amber Kell

Chapter One

"I can't believe I let you talk me into this," Anthony

Carrow muttered to his friend as he looked around the club.

It only took him two seconds to think about walking back

out, but it took Steven weeks to get a membership to the

club and he wasn't going to ruin it for his friend on his first

visit.

No matter how much he wanted to.

Anthony felt conspicuous in his leather pants

without a shirt, exposing both a pierced left nipple and the

brilliant memorial tattoo on his back. It made him feel more

naked than he was used to in public. The feeling gradually

faded as he realized less people were looking at him than at

the young man walking past him with a leash attached to

the harness around his cock; a leash clasped in the firm grip

of a slim man with silvery hair and a designer suit walking

with the smooth grace of werekin.

In reality, with his magical disguise he drew less

attention than the dozens of men standing around like they

were waiting to take part in the Mr Beautiful pageant.

This is all a horrible mistake.
The thought whipped

through Anthony's mind in a dizzying fury, setting his

nerves strumming so loudly he was surprised the noise

didn't echo off the ceiling of the crowded bar.

Panicked, he turned to flee.

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A strong grip clamped onto his shoulder holding

him in place.

"No escaping. You promised you'd come with me

and we both know you need to get out more," said Steven,

Anthony's best friend. He watched the provocative pair

with the cock leash pass with interested eyes. "You've

barely dated since Drew died." He flashed Anthony a

sympathetic smile. "You know he'd want you to move on,

and although I appreciate your new look, I don't think you

did it for me."

He stifled his laughter at Steven's rueful expression.

Even though he agreed to accompany his friend to the club,

he'd cast a strong suppression spell on his appearance so he

wouldn't stand out in the crowd. Anthony didn't need a

stampede in his direction on his first night out. Easing into

the dating scene gently was the only way he could even

think about dating again.

Looking at the clientele he had doubts he was going

to find a nice, quiet man to dominate him. He missed his

Drew, the strong master who'd been his lover until a heart

attack killed him at the age of fifty. Anthony was

brokenhearted at the death of his lover, knowing if he'd

been home he might have been able to save the other man.

Magic did nothing if you weren't there in time to use it.

Instead he got home to find his lover dead on their living

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room floor. An event in his life he knew would stay with

him for hundreds of years. Despite what they said about

'time heals all wounds', he knew some things never healed.

The spell he'd cast before coming to the club dulled

his gleaming golden hair to a dirty blond and subdued his

natural glowing skin to a light bronze. Features heart-

stoppingly fine roughened under the weight of magic,

changing his normally beautiful features into a pleasing but

not memorable face. Everything else he left as nature made

it, figuring there would be a lot of fit bodies in the crowd.

He worked out every day to keep in shape. Immortality

didn't mean a perfect body forever. Due to his spells he was

now attractive enough to get a man but not gorgeous

enough to overshadow his handsome friend.

However, as much as he wanted to find another

person to share his life with, even the thought of dating sent

pain ripping through Anthony's chest. Shifters as a group

were fit, and as his eyes roamed over the room filled with

hot flesh and eager partners all he could think of was that

none of them were Drew. Images of his dead lover flashed

before his eyes like a moving picture, peeling back his

careful indifference to expose a loss so deep it threatened to

drown him. Taking a deep breath, Anthony steadied his

pulse and forced a reassuring smile to his lips, hoping to

stave off the worried expression he saw in Steven's eyes.

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Surely three years was long enough. He could do

this.
He was ready.
Maybe if he chanted it a few more times in his head it would become true.

"You aren't asking me to go out more. You dragged

me here because you want moral support for your mate

hunt. Why you even want to mate is beyond me."

He didn't even want to imagine what would happen

if Steven found and lost his mate. Werewolves bonded for

life, something that could be good or bad depending on

your mate.

"You have something against wolves?" Steven's

tone was as challenging as any wild wolf, his eyes feral in

the club lights.

Anthony felt an uncomfortable number of gazes

turn towards him. Great, just what he wanted; to insult a

room full of werekin. A low growl sounded near them. His

temper flared but he firmly held it in check. Steven would

never forgive him if he crumbled the building and ruined

his mate hunting grounds.

"Don't be an idiot. We've been friends forever. If I

had a problem with wolves you'd know it by now. I have

something against mates."

He felt the surrounding people lose interest in their

conversation now that they knew he wasn't a threat.

Nothing would be worse than a hunter sneaking onto

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mating grounds. Anthony had heard of that happening in

other cities and the resulting carnage wasn't good. The

amount of damage the hunters did was nothing compared to

the wolves' retaliation. Towns had lost whole populations

in a shifter/human wars.

"Oh don't start that." Steven's voice wasn't unkind

but the underlying firmness in his tone told Anthony his

best friend was running out of patience. "Just because your

lover died doesn't mean you can't find another. Besides, if

you don't start dating again your parents will intervene and

I've met your parents, they scare the crap out of me."

Anthony shivered at the memory of his parents'

matchmaking skills. "Last time they fixed me up with a

fairy."

Steven snorted. "I thought you didn't like labels."

"No. He was an actual fairy, you know, from

Faeland."

That got Steven's full attention. "What happened?"

Anthony shrugged. "Let's just say it didn't work

out." He wasn't going to relive the horrible details of
that
blind date, even for his best friend. Fae princes were a

touchy lot. "Anyway, it just proved I wasn't ready to date."

"Fuck it, Tony, it's been almost three years. Even if

you don't want a mate there are plenty of hot guys here for

a hookup. Hell, even if I don't find the 'one' it'll still be fun

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shopping." His hungry eyes briefly scanned the crowd

before turning to lock eyes with Anthony, his blue eyes

filling with compassion. "I understand you lost your soul

mate, but you can't go the rest of your life untouched. There

are other people out there. If you didn't think it was

possible to find someone else you wouldn't have come."

Anthony looked away, blinking rapidly. "I know. I

do. It's just hard."

Sighing, he looked around the club. It was an

extremely selective club; they didn't let just anyone join.

He knew Steven went through a detailed screening process

to get a membership, and to have Anthony put on the

approved guest list. He was only one of a handful of friends

who were on it. He knew he wasn't let in without a

screening of his own, a wise move on the club owner's part.

It would be all too easy for a hunter to persuade a naïve

shifter he was their friend only to wreak havoc once they

got inside.

Everywhere Anthony looked there were men and

women dancing, drinking, and doing things not usually

allowed in public. There were certain advantages to

belonging to a private club and, as long as no money

exchanged hands between partners, just about anything was

allowed between consenting adults.

Tonight it was Steven who was on the hunt.

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A werewolf himself, his best friend longed for a

mate but was unused to being around others of his kind.

Anthony knew it was partly due to the fact that Steven's

adoptive parents were full human and unable to understand

the complex world of werewolf society. It wasn't for lack of

trying, but there were only so many facts you could find on

the internet. Werekin didn't give up secrets to people not of

their kind or their mates. Steven's parents were sweet and

tried hard, but they weren't werewolves.

Anthony wanted to be supportive of his friend's

search for a mate, but it was hard. Part of his soul died with

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