"I am not so sure there has ever been such a thing as happy ever after, but we could certainly try for secure mutual existence."
Almost a year has passed since Dylan stumbled into Tracker's life. A lot has changed and they've carved out a new existence in another land… the countless deaths they left at their backs and their wanted status by the King's Hounds notwithstanding.
With Dylan insisting that reaching his thirtieth nameday is no big deal, Tracker has arranged an evening to remember for his husband, providing everything goes as planned.
A 21,000-word extra to In Pain and Blood.
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About the Author
Mother. Animal Lover. Vampire. Fangirl.
Aldrea Alien is a New Zealand author of romantic speculative fiction of varying heat levels.
She grew up on a small farm out the back blocks of a place known as Wainuiomata alongside a menagerie of animals, who are all convinced they're just as human as the next person (especially the cats). She spent a great deal of her childhood riding horses, whilst the rest of her time was consumed with reading every fantasy book she could get her hands on and concocting ideas about a little planet known as Thardrandia. This would prove to be the start of The Rogue King Saga as, come her twelfth year, she discovered there was a book inside her.
Aldrea now lives in Upper Hutt, on yet another small farm with a less hectic, but still egotistical, group of animals (cats will be cats). She self-published the first of The Rogue King Saga in 2014. One thing she hasn't yet found is an off switch to give her an ounce of peace from the characters plaguing her mind, a list that grows bigger every year with all of them clamouring for her to tell their story first. It's a lot of people for one head.