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Adrian edged to me slowly, his lips curling into a crooked smile that sent a nervous tremor through me.
“Have you learnt your lesson, my beloved Luna?” He asked, his tone laced with mirth as if he was a normal person and not a monster. But I knew better.
I shrank my neck, scooting away from him and burying my head between my knees. It was unlike him to look so calm. What was he up to?
“Are you afraid?”
His deep voice sent an eerie shiver down my spine and I trembled from fright. He had just given me a good beating an hour ago. Was he going to do it again?
I heard his footsteps advancing toward me and I dared not look up. My heart was beating fast and hard like a drum.
Please… go away.
Goddess, if you really do exist, please do save me this one time. I promise to be good and worship you every day.
I couldn’t take another round of his beatings. My ribs were hurting already. The wolfsbane in my system burned me from the inside out. I felt like I had been thrown into an active volcano.
Alas, Adrian managed to reach me despite my desperate prayers. When did the goddess ever answer my prayers in the last five years anyway? Was she even real?
If she was then she was doing one hell of a job not protecting her children.
Adrian grabbed a fistful of my hair and raised my head roughly. Pain jarred through me from the roots, traveling all the way to my toes and I tried not to wince. Crying out in pain meant more punches to my stomach.
“Answer me! Do you want me to punish you again?”
I glared resentfully at the man who has made my life a living hell but I didn’t say anything. I had come to learn that keeping quiet would earn me fewer punishments.
He would usually make me his punching bag for a while and leave me with a few bruises. But if I retaliated, I would have broken bones and loose teeth by the end of the day.
There was a time I would speak back. I would get beaten to a pulp and couldn’t leave bed for a week.
He never touched my face though. He said he didn’t want to destroy my beautiful face. More like he didn’t want the pack to know of what an ass he is. A big stinky one.
Adrian scoffed in response to my glare, “Are you going to use these pills again?”
He raised the bottle of contraception I had been hiding under the mattress to my eye level and my heart leaped to my throat.
I didn’t know that was the reason he suddenly jumped on me and kicked me repeatedly like I was a rag doll. How did he find those pills?
My heart was pounding so fast I thought it would burst out of my chest.
“I-I don’t want children. N-not now.” Despite my fear, I still managed to say what was on my mind. There’s no way I would get pregnant for this monster.
“Lea… what did you say?” Adrian asked in a dangerously low voice. He tightened his hold on my hair, almost yanking it off its roots. It hurt like hell.
“I said I don’t want children. I’m not ready.” I held my stance. I didn’t care if he ended up killing me today. No child of mine would have an abuser for a father.
Without warning, Adrian suddenly slammed my head against the wall and I saw stars at the impact. A ringing sound resounded in my ears and I zoned out for a split second.
Fuck. That hurt.
“It’s not up to you to choose. You’re my Luna and I need an heir. It’s your duty.”
I scoffed internally. Duty? I didn’t ask to be his Luna in the first place.
A small sob escaped my lips and I realized I was crying. I was tired. How long would I stay like this?
“Lea… shit. I’m sorry my love.” Adrian rushed to kneel beside me and held me in his arms. Instead of feeling safe and all tingly like normal mates do, I felt scared. Like a bug was crawling on my back, giving me goosebumps.
“Shhhh… I’m sorry. I just got upset that you took pills without telling me. If I didn’t love you, I wouldn’t punish you when you do wrong. It’s for your own good.”
I felt bile rise up to my throat. He was sick.
“Now, how about you be a good girl and take a bath? I’ll have Carly flush out the contraception from your system and then we can try again. I really want you to carry my children. Our children.” He said in a gentle voice but all I heard was a devil whispering in my ears.
I’ll have his children over my dead body.
After placing a kiss that disgusted me to the core on my forehead, Adrian stood up.
“Get ready, we shall make love in thirty minutes.” He said with finality.
I did not bother to look at him until I heard the door close. My heart was racing hearing that the pack witch would come to flush the contraception out of my system.
There’s no way I can stay here. I would be trapped forever if I get pregnant.
Adrian took me as his Luna five years ago when he was just taking his Alpha post from his father. I was supposed to be his Beta if I didn’t find my mate outside this pack but just when I was about to find him, Adrian forced his mark on me.
From then on, I’ve been his slave. He would touch me however he wanted and beat me black and blue if I disobeyed him.
When other Alphas came to visit, he would display me to them like a golden trophy. That’s another reason why he never touched my face. He loved to show me off. I would force a smile and serve those Alphas even when I had a few broken bones in my body.
But trying to make me pregnant is not something I can just sit and wait to happen. I have to leave. Now, before he comes back.
I stood up with difficulty and walked towards the window. The house was a two-story building and I was injured so I couldn’t jump from the second floor. I have to think of something fast before Adrian comes back.
The only reason I had been taking his abuse was because my parents were in this pack and they didn’t want to be rogues. Being rogues would mean losing control over our wolves and going feral.
But perhaps I could convince them to run away with me. I will tell them the truth about how Adrian has been treating me. This was my only chance.
I ran towards the closet and took out the bedsheets. I made a rope by tying the ends together and tested it by pulling it to check if it would hold.
Adrian never allowed me to leave the room unless I had bodyguards with me so I have to leave through the window.
After tying the rope to the window and making sure it was steady, I began to climb down using the wall for support.
My heart was under my feet as I descended carefully. If Adrian caught me, I was as good as dead. He said he loved me but he was ruthless to me.
When my feet finally hit the ground, relief washed over me. I made it. I’ll be free in a few minutes.
I turned to run but my heart dropped to my feet when my gray eyes met deep golden-brown ones.
But it was the next words that made my blood run cold.
“Going somewhere, sweetheart?”
LeaHe found me. But how?Had he been waiting outside all along? Did he know I would try to run?The sheer reality of how I may not escape this place hit me bad. Was this my fate? Being tied to a man who did not treat me right but didn’t want to let me go either?It was exhausting. Maybe I should just give in and have children. Perhaps Adrian will stop inflicting pain on me. “Bitch!” I was thrown onto the bed roughly after being dragged back into the house. “How dare you? You’re trying to run away? To find your mate? Who would accept you with a mark on your neck, huh?” Adrian yelled at me, taking off his belt. My stomach churned. Oh goddess, no. Not again, please. “I-I’m s-sorry!” I said shakily, edging away from him. “Too late for that. I’ll teach you a lesson today. You will learn that I’m the only one who loves you and wants the best for you.” Adrian used his belt on me, whipping me like I was an animal. Well, I partly was but every living thing felt pain, right? No one des
Lea I stood in the lounge with my head bowed and a tray with glasses of juice in my hands. This was how Adrian had always wanted me to receive his guests. To him it made me look submissive and humble. The ideal Luna. My wolf suddenly stirred inside me and perked her ears. She had been quiet since the wolfsbane was affecting her but she suddenly became restless and began to pace around in my head, making me dizzy. What was wrong with her? I wish I could talk to her but sadly, we couldn’t communicate with our wolf counterparts but they could project their feelings onto us or show us visuals of what they would like to say. My wolf wasn’t doing that. At least if she sent a pic to my mind or something, I would know what was up with her. The door opened and the men entered with Adrian chattering, trying to kiss Alpha Manuel’s ass. What a dickhead. I was suddenly hit by an intoxicating scent that almost knocked me senseless. It was so strong and mouth-watering, making me salivat
Lea “What are you doing? Alpha Manuel is waiting.” I snapped out of my reverie when Adrian raised his voice again. Right, I guess it’s all good that he finds another mate. After all, I was marked and tainted by another man. My eyes stung and I blinked back the tears that threatened to fall. “I’ll be right back.” I said, bowing in reverance. I went to the guest room where I had placed the unmated she-wolves from the pack house. They were all excited, dolling themselves up. It seemed everyone wanted to be mated to the great Alpha Manuel. I mean, who wouldn’t? I had wet my panties just from locking eyes with him. His name alone was enough to make women fall at his feet. He was handsome. His body rivaled a greek-god’s and he exuded dominance and power. He was my mate. Mine. Yet I was the one taking females for him to choose from. “Are you ready ladies? The Alpha is here.” I hid my displeasure and asked. The ladies squealed in excitement. “Is he as handsome as he’s rum
Manuel I was running out of time. I needed to find my mate or it will be too late for me and my wolf. Sienna the pack witch said I needed to find my mate or I would lose my wolf completely. Well, fuck that. How did she expect me to go back to a woman who didn’t wait for her mate and ask her to accept me? She chose another man for fucksakes. Of course, I told her to find another solution but we all know how these witches are. Once they got fixated on something, they can never change it. “Alpha, I know what you’re thinking. But if you want to save your wolf, your fated mate is the only way.” Sienna said as she stood in front of my desk. I coiled my hands into fists. If Sienna wasn’t a powerful witch, I would have strangled her to death right now. The word mate made my heart tighten and clench painfully. It was embarrassing for a man like me to lose my shit because of someone the moon goddess decided to pair me with. I mean, she didn’t even want me. Why should I be the on
Lea. My heart was pounding erratically as Manuel skimmed through the females and I had a hard time trying to act normally. Will it hurt me when he chooses his Luna? Yes. It would. In fact, I already felt like someone had their hand wrapped around my heart, squeezing it. Goddess, please give me strength. This jealousy… it will kill me. “Yes… tell us. Whom do you choose? Who has captured the eye of the most powerful Alpha?” Adrian asked Manuel with a greed-laced voice. He was power-hungry and this was an opportunity for his pack to thrive by strengthening his connections with the Salvatore Mafia. I felt my stomach churn when he offered for Manuel to pick more girls. He didn’t treat them like they were living beings. Dishing them out like they were free food. How could I have not seen him for who he was years ago? The sight of him now made me sick. Manuel took his time to respond. I didn’t know why he kept staring at me but his scorching gaze was making me nervous. As if
Lea I looked around the backyard to make sure no one saw me getting nasty with Manuel. This would blow out of proportion and I don’t think my body could endure another beating. The wolfsbane in my system was yet to be completely flushed out for me to regain my healing ability. My heart was yet to calm down from the earth-shattering orgasm I had just experienced. I won't lie. I wanted more. Dare I say, I had secretly hoped Manuel would lift my dress and fuck me right here against this tree. That swollen hard thing that I felt in his pants. I wanted it. He had made the mistake of making me taste something I could never have. Now I craved it like I was an addict and Manuel was my personal drug. After making sure there were no prying eyes, I rushed upstairs and went to the master bedroom. I needed to clean myself up. I smelled of sex pheromones and I didn’t want to get caught. In the shower, I couldn’t help but want to touch myself. Manuel had made me feel things I had never
Lea Manuel unwrapped my arms from his waist and turned to face me. His gaze softened. He raised his hand and stroked my hair, tucking a stray hair behind my ear. I looked down sheepishly. His intense gaze was pooling me in. His eyes were so mesmerizing and I couldn’t help but get lost in them. He grabbed my wrist and led me to the bed and I followed obediently. At this point, I wouldn’t mind whatever he would to me. I would willingly offer myself like a sacrificial lamb to him. It was the goddess’ wish. Who was I to fight destiny? He guided me to sit on the edge of the bed then lifted my dress and went down on his knees. My heart rate spiked as I wondered what he was about to do. “Alpha saliva has some healing properties. I can help heal you.” With that said, he lowered his head and licked the large gash on the side of my waist. “Oh…” a shameful sound escaped my lips making me blush. I didn’t understand what was going on. Why was I feeling a heartbeat in between my legs w
Lea. I closed the door to one of the guest rooms and patted my flushed cheeks in an attempt to calm down. When Manuel asked me why I became Adrian's Luna, I didn't know what to say. I mean, what was I supposed to say? He forced me? That would just look like I was making up excuses. Adrian did force his mark on me but staying was my choice. I had resigned to my fate to protect those I love. Many times I thought about leaving the pack and staying in the human territory but being a lone wolf for too long turns you feral. My parents didn't want to become rogues either so I kept what I was going through to myself. I sighed, running my hand along the wound on my waist that had just closed up. It had healed pretty fast. Was it because Manuel was my mate so his saliva had a quicker effect on me? Strange how the bond between us was still strong. Was it a sign that there could still be hope for us? Stop it, Lea. How can you think so selfishly? You've been claimed by another, Manuel