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BirthRight
Sydney Addae
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wolves shapeshifters hunting, wolf mates, pack life, patron, wolves shifting

When you’re the top wolf on the continent with the backing of the Goddess, how does an enemy topple your kingdom? By challenging you to a fight? No. By changing the rules.

 

 

 

 

 

BirthRight

 

Book
one
of the La Patron Series

 

By Sydney Addae

 

 

BirthRight – Book one of
the La Patron Series

BirthRight

Sydney Addae

Copyright 2013 by Addae, Sydney

 

ISBN:
978-1-937334-26-0

First Edition Electronic April 2013

Published by Sitting Bull Publications,
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BirthRight

 

The Patron, the Alphas Alpha

 

When you’re the top wolf on the continent
with the backing of the Goddess, how does an enemy topple your
kingdom? By challenging you to a fight? No. By changing the
rules.

 

After three hundred years of fighting and
service to the Goddess, Silas Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the
Alphas on the North American continent. As the top wolf, he fears
little and has seen most things. But when he discovers someone or
something has been quietly disturbing the natural order of things,
he’s surprised. Certain human women have the ability to birth fully
functioning wolves, and that’s a major problem.

 

Jasmine Bennett has no idea her deceased
husband was a wolf shifter or that her twin sons are shifters. Her
life changes when she rushes to her son’s bedside after he’s
wounded in Afghanistan and returned stateside. Now her life’s in
danger because of her ability to give birth to a breed of beings
she never knew existed.

 

 

 

BirthRight

 

Chapter 1

 

Tight-lipped, Silas Knight stepped off the
private jet. Security was tight, as it should be. A costly mistake
had occurred. Cameron, his godson, should not be in this military
facility. Worse, the officers in charge refused to release him to
the shifter hospital in the same area.

His anger buffeted everyone within close
proximity. Alphas, who had come from multiple states, bowed in
respect as he strode toward the car that would transport him to the
hospital.

“La Patron,” the local Alpha, Jayden Knight,
murmured, head bowed. “Welcome to Bethesda. A car is prepared to
take you to the Veteran’s Hospital, where a shifter doctor has
taken over the case. His papers have been drawn and his transfer is
awaiting your inspection.”

“Good, thank you.” He turned and gazed at
all those who had come in deference to his visit and nodded. “I
will be here for a few days. We will meet and discuss matters of
importance to you soon. I look forward to talking with you.”

The somber faces smiled graciously. Their
excitement was tangible in the stale air of the hangar. In spite of
his godson’s condition, life went on and these men had pressing
concerns to discuss with him. Keeping his face neutral, he waited
until his security detail gave him a nod, and entered the car.
Under normal conditions he would have bought his own car. But, he’d
been gone too long and appearances needed to be kept up.

At least for now.

****

 

“I apologize for the mix-up, your Honor,”
the doctor said in low tones. “It appears the commander in
Afghanistan who normally handles these transfers was in the field.
Your nephew departed with a few other injured soldiers to Germany
instead of France. Later, they shipped him here. However, the
attending physicians did not have a chance to look him over. I took
over within an hour of his arriving. The head physician wanted to
have a team examine him before approving the transfer to the
specialty hospital,” the smaller man said as he walked alongside
Silas.

At the last comment, Silas stopped and
raised his brow.

“None of them did,” the doctor rushed to
say. “I bought in another team who approved the change of
venue.”

“I am disappointed with such a break-down in
the system. We have people in place all over the world to prevent
these incidents. . Now, I must determine if this type of thing
happens frequently. After all, the military notified me because I
am his next of kin. Otherwise, I would have no knowledge of the
fuck-up.”

The doctor swallowed hard and followed Silas
down the hall. Security had checked and approved the safety of the
hospital floor. Employees glanced in his direction, but quickly
averted their eyes. His long-legged stride through the sterile
space signaled his frustration. His aides walked a few feet behind
him, waiting for a sign to come forward. The door to his godson’s
room opened as he approached.

His heart stuttered at the sight of bandages
and machinery attached to the young man who was like a son to him.
One of his greatest sorrows in his long life was his inability to
reproduce. Cameron’s parents had been his closest friends prior to
his rise as Patron, and he’d promised them to look after their son
before they died in a tragic hunting accident

“Cameron,” he lowered his voice as he spoke,
not wanting to frighten the younger man.

At first there was no response. Then a
slight movement of his hand signaled he’d heard.

“Son, I am here. We will take you where you
can recuperate faster. You need special care, Doctor Fields has
already made the arrangements and you will be leaving soon.” He
moved closer and touched the young man’s hand. The slight flinching
beneath his confirmed Cameron heard and knew someone, if not him in
particular, was with him. For the moment he had to be satisfied
with that.

“We will discuss this attraction you have
with dangerous situations when you are able. You promised to focus
on a family, that means a mate, kids,” whispering, he leaned
forward. “Pups.” He pulled a chair near the bed and sat, hand on
top of the injured man’s hand and waited.

Within minutes, a gurney entered the room,
and the transfer process started. “La Patron, may I have a word
with you?” Dr. Fields asked with some hesitation and stepped
backward.

Silas nodded.

“There is another case here that has caught
my attention. I think you need to know about this one, there is an
unregistered shifter –”

“He dies.” Silas retorted. “You know the
rules.”

“I understand, but this is different. The
shifter is a hybrid.”

“A hybrid?” His brow rose, but his voice
remained neutral.

“Yes Sir, I’m not sure what all the
components are. Wolf shifter for sure, his mother and aunt are
here. They are human, but their scents are off. I’ve had their
blood tested and it’s positive, she’s his mother. What do you
suggest I do?”

From the corner of his eye, Silas watched as
Cameron was loaded on the gurney while his mind latched onto the
comments from the doctor. After living three centuries, a puzzle of
any type was too difficult to ignore. “Let me see him, I should be
able to identify his bloodline.”

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