30 Days of Christmas:Day 21

The winner of Selena Illyria’s Tartan Mate is…Cinquetta! Selena will be in touch to award the prize soon.

Today’s book is from the Tales of the Darkworld. For those who know the series and read last year’s Christmas story Holiday Hearts, you know that vampire Marius Granville never expected to have a HEA of his own. Well, he got one in book 5 Common Ground. And it’s a fairly surprising story from a number of angles.

I know readers loved this story not just because Marius learned to loosen up and love but because they got to see just exactly who Weylyn Randall is. Weylyn’s influence over Marius and Sair’s romance is without parallel. And I think we all learn to love Weylyn just a bit more for his sage advice wrapped in humor and mesmerizing sexuality.

As a warning, this book has a chapter long sex scene that includes F/F and M/M action as well as the old tried and true M/F/M action.  But it’s really just Marius and Sair’s love story.

Common Ground – Tales of the Darkworld Book Five

Pink Petal Books

M/F, menage a quatre, vampire/werewolf, erotic paranormal romance



Werewolf Sair McCallan escapes the confines of her brother’s pack with the help of a mated werewolf couple who believe in open sexuality and relationships. With Weylyn and Keir Randall, Sair experiences freedom in all things for the first time in her life. When she meets her mate, she’s shocked to find he’s a boring, broody vampire. Uptight Marius Granville has his staid and orderly life completely shattered by the arrival of his bloodmate, a beautiful werewolf who steals his heart and expects him to join in her kinky play with the Randalls. Marius is forced out of his hum drum existence and opens himself to new sexual experiences to please Sair. As her new mate strives to give her everything she needs, Sair battles internal demons that threaten their fragile new relationship.

Warning: This book includes sex on a washing machine, a make out session ala From Here to Eternity, sex between best friends (F/F), double penetration of a female (oh, baby!), and the best blowjob in the world (M/M) all within the confines of the hottest ménage a quatre the Darkworld has ever seen.


Sair shoved at him and Marius stumbled back a step. She dropped to the floor and slipped around him, trotting out of the bathroom. He followed her down the stairs and onto the deck at the back of the house. With a graceful leap, she jumped from the deck into the thick grass.

Marius came to an abrupt halt. With the silvery moonlight gilding her skin, naked Sair was a sight to behold. He sucked in a breath, his cock becoming even harder at the erotic tableau of his bloodmate stroking her hands over her moon dappled flesh.

“By the gods, Sair! You’ve no clue what you’re doing to me,” he complained as he stepped down into the grass.

Grinning wickedly, she backed away from him. “Yes, I do.” She laughed softly and darted around a tree as Marius took the shortest path toward her.

“You’re going to make me fuck you out here, aren’t you?”

She laughed again and skipped easily away from him when he tried to catch her arm. “What’s wrong with that? Are you allergic to grass?”

“No.” He stopped in a beam of moonlight, his head turning to watch her cavort naked in the dark, flitting between the trees. “But won’t the moon turn you furry?” he joked. “I don’t think I’d like to find myself coming inside a wolf.”

Momentarily startled, she stopped weaving in and out of the trees and turned to look at him. “You’d best be joking, my biter,” she said sternly. “You don’t see me assumin’ you can turn into a bat or become a pile of ash in the sun. Or, the gods forbid, sparkle.”

Her face scrunched up in an exaggerated grimace and Marius laughed. “I’m teasing about the moon. But you still haven’t shown me your wolf. Does she not wish to meet me?”

The grimace turned to a frown on her beautiful moon gilded features. “Do you ever go to the pet store and play with the puppies?” she asked in a cautious tone.

Shit, Marius thought. I’m caught.

Sair’s brows rose and he knew she’d heard his thoughts. “Yeeeeesss,” he replied, drawing out the single syllable of the word.

“This isn’t the same.”

Her sharply humorous statement hadn’t even faded from his ears before the outlines of her body began to shimmer. Marius had seen dragons shift before, their bodies becoming golden confetti in the air before solidifying. Sair’s shift didn’t take that long. The shimmer of her form took a split second and in the next moment, her human form disappeared, replaced by a grey wolf.

The wolf’s tail wagged and Marius smiled. Sair trotted over and thrust her cold, wet nose into his palm. He stroked her soft head and sank his fingers into her thick coat. Just like her human form, her wolf wasn’t big. Larger than a German Shepherd, but not nearly as large as other wolves he’d seen. She bumped against his legs, pushing him as her tail brushed his ass.

“You are all stuck on my ass tonight, aren’t you?” he teased.

You don’t like me admirin’ that firm masculine flesh?

“I didn’t say that. It’s just that other firm masculine flesh is crying out for attention.” With his free hand he stroked his cock.

You better hope no one sees you like this. Standin’ naked in the moonlight, pettin’ a wolf and strokin’ your dick. You’d get arrested and maybe sent to the psych ward.

Marius laughed and let go of his cock. “You’re right.”

When his fingers loosened on her fur, she dropped down to the ground and rolled to her back, displaying her belly. The fur there was lighter and he knew it would be softer. Kneeling beside her, her rubbed her belly with both hands, knowing that she had put herself in that vulnerable position to show him that she trusted him.

She whined as he stroked her and then shimmered. Instantly, her human form returned and Marius found himself stroking her naked belly, just above her mons. He grinned.

“Now, isn’t this convenient?” he murmured and slipped a hand between her thighs. He found her wet, her delicate folds slippery with arousal. She whimpered as he stroked her lightly.

Fitting his body between her thighs, he rubbed the tip of his erection in her wetness. She moaned, her hips surging toward him. With a hand on her belly, he held her down as she squirmed, trying to take his cock inside her.

“No, I don’t think so, my beautiful wolf.”

She gazed at him wide-eyed and moved urgently beneath his hands. “Yes. I want you. Please, Marius.”

“Oh, you’ll have me, just not like this.”

Deftly, with a swiftness and strength that gave away his preternatural nature, Marius flipped her onto her belly, then pulled her up on her hands and knees. Briefly, his palms caressed her ass cheeks. He pushed them apart and rubbed the head of his cock against the pink pucker of her anus. Her moans grew louder and she thrust her hips backward, silently begging him to take her in the ass.

“Not tonight, little wolf. But soon,” he whispered.

Without another word or thought, Marius thrust his cock deep into her pussy. The wet sheath clung to him, sucking at his flesh, and he gritted his teeth to keep from coming right that second. He pulled nearly out of her, and she growled in protest. Reaching around her body to squeeze the firm globes of her breasts and twist her nipples, he pushed into her again. This time she cried out, the sound filled with pleasure and tension.

“More! Gods, just give me more, Marius!”

He set up a rhythm of short, powerful strokes that rocked her petite frame. The tensile strength he’d sensed within her from the moment they met kept her on her knees and pushing back into his every thrust. He loved how she matched him stroke for stroke. Sweat sheened their bodies as pleasure ripped through them. Marius moved his hand from her nipples and rubbed a fingertip over her clit. A muffled scream escaped her and she began to shake.

“So close, so close,” she chanted mindlessly.

He circled the swollen nub as he pounded into her, his orgasm imminent. Her pussy clutched him and wet, suction sounds filled his ears, coupled with her cries. They moved together in perfect synchronicity, their bodies attuned in a primal symphony of lust with a single goal…the ultimate pleasure.

Sair’s trembling increased and Marius sensed that she teetered on the edge. He licked the side of her throat and pinched her clit. With a scream, she tumbled over into orgasm, her cunt milking his cock with strong spasms. Unable to hold back in the face of her pleasure, Marius felt his balls tighten. With an uncontrollable jerk that shook his whole body, his cock began to erupt, pouring his hot cum into the tight channel that held him with a silken grip.

For long moments, they were suspended in the culmination of their lust, but finally they collapsed on the grass, the cool night air drying their sweat. Sair snuggled close to his side, practically on his chest.  He held her close, content to listen to the slowing beat of her heart as his own body calmed.

“I never knew I could come so hard,” she said softly.

“Me either,” he agreed.

She rubbed a hand over his chest. “You know, now that you’ve seen my wolf, I think it’s time you met the people who brought me here.”

Curiosity assailed him instantly. She’d mentioned the mated wolves a few times and he’d waited for her to be more forthcoming about them, but it hadn’t happened until now.

“You want me to meet the Randalls?”


The single word had a firmness to it that bordered on defiance, but Marius didn’t understand why she’d use such a tone. It made no sense to him. It wasn’t like he’d refuse to meet them.

“Okay, sure. We’ll head over there tomorrow. You need to pick up your things anyway, don’t you?” Unease gripped him momentarily. “You are coming back here, aren’t you? I know we haven’t talked about the future or anything, but you are my bloodmate.”

Sair sighed and pressed a kiss to his chest. “I am. And I plan on coming back here to stay with you. But would you mind terribly if I invited my friends to come too? I know the short term lease they have is up tomorrow.”

His curiosity deepened, but he couldn’t deny her anything she asked for. “Not at all. This house is quite large. They are more than welcome to stay here,” he told her.

She let out a long breath, as if she’d been holding it. “Thank you. I want you to get to know them like I do,” she said. “They are important to me.”

Marius chuckled. “You don’t need to sell me on the idea, baby. You pretty much have me by the balls with a glance from those beautiful dark eyes of yours. And as soon as I scent your arousal, I’m a goner. I’d do anything for you.”

She wriggled her way onto his body, bringing her face close to his. “Anything?”

He didn’t even think to hesitate. “Yes, anything.”

She kissed him, a hard passionate kiss filled with erotic promise. When she pulled her mouth from his, they were both breathing hard and Marius’s cock had begun to stir.

“I’m gonna be holdin’ you to that promise, my biter, so don’t forget you said it.”

Marius briefly wondered what she had in store for him, but then she kissed him again and all rational thought fled his brain.

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24 Responses to 30 Days of Christmas:Day 21

  1. Great excerpt but it ended too soon! LOL I've added this series to my must have list!

  2. desi reilly says:

    wow the ccover are great the book sound so interesting wish to win it and let you now what i like about it

  3. Jessica B. says:

    Awesome excerpt! Sounds like a really good story and I love the cover!

  4. Sheila says:

    Good excerpt. I love the name Marius.

  5. Lindsey Ekland says:

    Want to read this book but I do not have it yet. Want to read the series in one go through.

  6. Debby says:

    A werewolf and a vampire. Sounds great!!

  7. Tracey D says:

    Great excerpt but it ended too soon! LOL

    I've added this series to my must have list!

  8. Kirsten C. says:

    Yum, Yum, Yum!!! Sad to say I'm soo behind on my reading…so pick me so I can catch up!!!

  9. Rae says:

    I do love shifters! I'd love to get this.

    Thanks for the excerpt!

  10. Cecile says:

    Ohhhh hot sam, son of a queen… This book sounds awesome! Please include me in this giveaway!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!


  11. Terra P says:

    Morning, Jus had to say that I got to get "Common Ground" because it sounds like my kind of book. Lex your books are always good.


  12. Joder says:

    This sounds like a great book which I'd love to have since I haven't read it yet.

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  13. Erica Paczesny says:

    WOW! Love it so far. I will have to put this on my list to buy just in case I do not win. 😉

  14. Erica Paczesny says:

    Wow! What a hot slice from the book. I have put this one on my buy list in case I don't win it! 😉

  15. Larena Wirum says:

    wow great excerpt. Sounds like a fantastic book. Great cover by the way. 🙂

  16. elaing8 says:

    wow..this is my kind of book. Great except.

    please count me in for the giveaway

  17. Anne says:

    Thanks for a great start to my day!

  18. Cynthia Osborne says:

    Heating up the net with your books.Yummilicious even if it is M/F I will just changed the hers and shes to hims and his LMAO!! I love ya Lex you know I do! Cyn

  19. Teresa Warner says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds good!

  20. Zuradia Worrell says:

    Wow that is a great excerpt. Please include me in this contest.

  21. Fedora says:

    Oooh, delicious, Lex! And I love the warning 😉 Sounds like a good use of appliances!

  22. Lin W. says:

    Loved the excerpt, the fact the a strong man can bend to keep his lady happy, always make a great story.

    Would to win this book.


  23. Shirley says:

    I'd love to win this for my daughter. We love to read and enter contests and we help each other win the books we each want. Thanks!

  24. Christine H says:

    Wow great Excerpt!!! I'd love a chance to win this book!!

    Thank you!!

    ~ Christine