Bear Combustion

Bear Combustion

by Jenna Byrnes, Jude Mason

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Fire rages, not only through the forest to threaten the lives of his clan, but in the hearts of Tarek, the leader as well as Inuka, his firey lover and Raven, the stoic companion who secretly adores him. Can the flames of their love survive?

The amulet around his neck glows with fiery heat. Darkly handsome Tarek would just as soon ignore the

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Fire rages, not only through the forest to threaten the lives of his clan, but in the hearts of Tarek, the leader as well as Inuka, his firey lover and Raven, the stoic companion who secretly adores him. Can the flames of their love survive?

The amulet around his neck glows with fiery heat. Darkly handsome Tarek would just as soon ignore the warning and resume frolicking with his seductive companion, Inuka. But as the leader of the bear changeling clan, responsibility rests on his shoulders. Suddenly, the warmth of the talisman is overwhelming, and its meaning becomes clear. Wildfire races through the forest threatening everyone, and everything, in its path.

The bears must retreat to their winter caves for safety. The journey is long and time proves short. As flames dance from the treetops, sparks explode and embers shower the fleeing clan.

Not all are as strong and able-bodied as Tarek and his muscular mate Inuka. Seeing the clan members to safety is Tarek's primary concern. When their escape doesn't go as planned, the burden of his obligation may be too much for one man—or one bruin—to bear.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously released by the authors, with one different pen-name

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Totally Bound Publishing
Publication date:
Untamed Hearts , #2
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366 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Tarek’s heart pounded with pure joy for the first time in months. He watched his muscular companion race across the clearing and up a hill. Bright sunlight danced off his long raven hair and beautifully browned flesh. Long legs leapt deadfall easily, and when he landed in the soft loam, he was so light-footed he barely made a sound.

His whoop of excitement made Tarek laugh and shake his head. Inuka was a free spirit, full of life and laughter. It’d been a long time since Tarek had the luxury of feeling that way. He felt slightly guilty, lounging and relaxing this way in the warmth of the morning sun. As the leader of the bear changeling tribe, Tarek had responsibilities.

He’d been dealing with the grief of losing his mate, Skye, in a tragic hunting accident. The blow had been hard to recover from, but Tarek’s clan needed him, and they wouldn’t allow him to wallow in self-pity or mourn for too long. Slowly, he’d dragged himself up from the depths of despair. Life was finally returning to some sort of normalcy, though it had taken what seemed like forever.

He grinned as Inuka wiggled his luscious brown arse towards him. The loincloth he usually wore had been tossed aside, giving Tarek the pleasing view of his glorious, naked form. Inuka reached his goal and turned. Arms crossed over his wide chest and his feet spread shoulder width apart, he smiled down at Tarek from the top of the low bluff.

Tarek paused, and his gaze went from the chiselled features of his face down the man’s smooth chest and flat stomach and then moved lower. It came to rest on his obvious arousal, and Tarek’s own shaft throbbed in response. A sparse mat of sleek, dark hair surrounded Inuka’s thick cock, but left his balls nearly hairless. Tarek’s mouth watered.

“Come on, you lazy bruin,” Inuka’s deep, booming voice chided. “I thought we were going for a swim.”

Tarek gazed at the man who was blatantly trying to seduce him. Ever since Inuka had joined his clan not long ago, there’d been a spark between the two of them.

He’d tried to tamp it down before finally realising there was no need. Skye was gone. Tarek had loved him with all his heart, but several seasons had passed, and nothing was going to bring him back.

Eventually he’d taken solace in the arms of Raven, another member of his clan. Hours spent with the oft-times too serious man were never planned. More often they found themselves alone together when a primal instinct took hold. Their coupling was heated and intense, always satisfying and passionate. Convenient. Comfortable.

Raven gave him the affection he’d been desperately missing in his life and he gave Raven mind-blowing orgasms. Tarek smiled. Not a bad trade-off.

Inuka, on the other hand, held the promise of something more. When Tarek had stared deep into his golden-flecked brown eyes that morning, he’d seen lust tinged with another emotion, one he wasn’t prepared to name. Their relationship was too new, too fragile. They hadn’t even fucked yet. Then Inuka had suggested they go swimming in the river, and Tarek was sure they both knew what was implied. He sensed Inuka wanted it as much as he did, though he wasn’t exactly certain what he offered. A quick, one-time roll in the hay? Or possibly something more? Tarek was open to possibilities.

He started up the hill, shedding his loincloth on the way. His cock thickened and rose to full erection. Climbing was a torment, his heavy shaft slapping his thigh with every step. Pre-cum anointed his flesh.

He’d reached the top and was within arm’s reach of Inuka when the man turned and raced for the line of trees.

“Fuck!” Tarek raised his fist, playfully shaking it after him. “You’re going to get it when I catch you.”

Over his shoulder Inuka called, “Maybe that’s what I was hoping for.” Laughing, he turned and clambered over a pile of boulders between himself and the darkness of the forest.

By the time Tarek got there, the beautiful man had vanished. A growl in his throat turned to a deep chuckle. The excursion was making him hornier, and by the way Inuka behaved, it was doing the same to him. When he got his hands on the playful man, Inuka had better watch out.

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Meet the Author

Jenna Byrnes could use more cabinet space and more hours in a day. She’d fill the kitchen with gadgets her husband purchases off TV and let him cook for her to his heart’s content. She’d breeze through the days adding hours of sleep, and more time for writing the hot, erotic romance she loves to read. Jenna thinks everyone deserves a happy ending, and loves to provide as many of those as possible to her gay, lesbian and hetero characters. Her favourite quote, from a pro-gay billboard, is “Be careful who you hate. It may be someone you love.”

Jude's imagination frequently leads her astray and she eagerly follows while trying to keep out of trouble, or at least, not get caught. For those of you who know her, you'll know that's not always easy. A picture, a smell, an unexpected glimpse of flesh, or a load of soil in the back of a pick-up, are all fodder for her writing. Her male characters run the gamut from the dominant male ruling his women with an iron fist, to a simpering purple-clad boy-toy whose only desire is to please. As diverse and as richly depicted, her women find themselves in a myriad of exotic and erotic situations. Catch up with Jude at her blog and MySpace.

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