Merry Mate is one of 11 holiday tales in Changeling For All Seasons 7.
Love the holidays, check out Volume 7.
Eleven tales of Seasonal Magic from your favorite Changeling authors.
Merry Mate by B.J. McCall: Sierra doesn’t believe in magic, but she’s willing to give it a try and find her merry mate.
Reindeer Sex Games by Lacey Savage: When a dead-ringer for Santa Claus barges into the room claiming Nikki has ruined Christmas, she’s got a lot of explaining to do…
Ribboned by Megan Slayer: Raven Elf has his sights set on Daria. The hard part is convincing her that their connection is meant to last.
Mistletoe Madness by Mikala Ash: An ancient tradition on a new world. Will it bring love or disaster?
Hearth and Home by Ayla Ruse: Will the sparks between the three be enough to create a happily ever after this Christmas Eve?
Valentine’s Vow by Willa Okati: True love comes where you’re least looking for it… and where it’s been, all along.
Ticket to Ride by Ana Raine: Addison never thought he’d be into kinky sex, but he’d do anything to please Taylor.
Cupid Gone Weird by Stephanie Burke: Cupid only wants a little revenge on Chris Cringle, but no one can really tell what will happen when Cupid Goes Weird.
Special Order by Sean Michael: Brad bakes some special cupcakes to spicing up his and Sandy’s love life. It just might be a very happy Christmas this year.
Ribbons and Lace by Anne Kane: All Leonardo wants for Christmas is a sexy little elf!
A Gift for Wulf by Marteeka Karland: To protect her beloved forest, can Nadia gift herself to Wulf the Feared?
Publisher’s Note: The novellas in A Changeling For All Seasons 7 (Box Set) have been previously published.
Merry Mate by B.J. McCall
A red velvet Santa’s hat that only fits one’s true love? Sierra doesn’t believe in magic, but she’s willing to give it a try and find her merry mate.
Banning is in love with Sierra, but the werewolves of Elk Mountain stick to their own kind. Banning would do anything to spend time with the beautiful she-wolf and he’s more than willing to try on a Santa’s hat to please her.
Humans are off limits, but what’s a wolf to do when the hat is a perfect fit?
Excerpt from Merry Mate
“The hat is a perfect fit for your mate, right? All we have to do is find him.”
“How? Should I send an email to every unattached were inviting them to a hat- sizing party?”
Nan stopped in her tracks. “The cookout. It’s tomorrow. Everyone will be there. It’s perfect.”
The residents of Elk Mountain, both human and werewolves, gathered annually around the lake for an outdoor cookout to celebrate Christmas. The party began at noon and often lasted well into the evening. Ice-skating, snowball fights and sled races added to the festivities.
“Perfect. I’ll ask every attractive male I meet if he’s single and then I’ll stick the Santa hat on his head. How’s that for a plan?”
“If I were you I’d start with our new neighbor.”
Sierra knew Nan was referring to Banning Hayes. A year ago he’d inherited a rundown ranch that bordered the pack’s land. The elders had made an offer for the land. Banning had refused to sell, but allowed the werewolves access to the trails crisscrossing his land. Sierra made frequent use of those trails. The man was serious eye candy.
“I’m supposed to be looking for a merry mate. Banning is human.”
“A very sexy, human cowboy.”
Banning was a hunk with thick dark hair and sexy blue eyes. “Does Stavan know you check out other men?”
“I tell him I’m checking them out for you.”
“And he buys that?”
“He thinks I’m perfect.”
“He hasn’t known you as long as I have.” Sierra followed her friend into a café. They ordered soup, salad and white wine.
Nan grinned. “So when did Mr. Hayes become Banning?”
“I’ve run into him a few times. I like the trail that crosses his grazing meadow. He was checking on his cattle. He’s nice.”
“And a real hunk.”
Sierra didn’t want to go there. She was far more attracted to Banning than she wanted to admit. He slipped into her thoughts too often to ignore and entered her midnight fantasies as well. She’d spent far too many hours thinking about him.
The werewolves and residents of Elk Mountain lived in harmony. This peaceful co-existence was due to an agreement made decades ago concerning land rights and social rules, preventing wolves and humans from entering into relationships. Breaking that rule would upset both camps.
Problem was Sierra hadn’t met a wolf she wanted enough to settle down with and the only male that made her sizzle was Banning.
“I know that dreamy look. You like him.”
Sierra picked up her wine glass. “He’s human.”
“What if he wasn’t?”
Sierra grinned. “I’d be all over him.”
But dating Banning was a fantasy. The pack elders would never approve. The last wolf that had hooked up with a human had almost caused a war. That was decades ago, but wolves have long memories.
“Back to the problem at hand,” Sierra said. “How do I find my merry mate?”
“We could say we are thinking about starting a Santa hat business for the next year’s Christmas fair. You can ask attractive, available males to try the hat just to get their opinion.”
Sierra groaned. “I’m going to need more than one glass of wine for this. You’re the designated driver.”
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