I have a wonderful life. I have no room to complain; between my brothers and their new mates, this is the most alive our home has felt since my parents died. Unfortunately, all of them being mated is making me miserable. When it was just the four of us, it was us against the world. Now they’re paired up and it’s only me and my dragon, Kesia. Until I happen to walk into the Overlord’s Lair and I see him: Quentin. Mine. Mate. As much as I want to win him over without telling him I’m a dragon rider and we’re mates—which I know he’d love—I’m not sure I can. The minute I’m around him I act like an idiot.
Every time the goofy guy walks into my store, he brightens my day, and I look forward to his daily visits. There’s just something about him that draws me to him, to the point he leaves me pining after him the moment he’s gone. But the thing is, I can tell he’s hiding something, and my wild imagination is coming up with the craziest explanations of the secrets he’s keeping. Maybe he’s a vampire that’s come to whisk me away—ridiculous, right? But a guy can dream. And I’ve definitely been dreaming of that big, muscular man wrapping me in his arms at night.
Malachite is the final book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc concludes in this installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Malachite is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.
Being a dragon rider for the Brotherhood of Ormarr is filled with adventure, but danger can lurk behind every corner with the Order of Amsel set out to destroy the riders. Azaran, Zale, Eeli, and Malachite have spent their whole lives training, but will it be enough?
The brothers lost their parents years ago to assassins, but they’ve never been able to figure out who was behind the attack. Follow the journey of these dragon riders, along with their faithful dragons, as they find their mates and discover clues that will lead to the final epic showdown.
The Brotherhood of Ormarr series consists of four books, each with its own HEA. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues into the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. This is a m/m romance series, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.
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After being at the store all day long, Azaran took Malachite off to the side and I saw them whispering and shooting me looks, so I knew they were talking about me. Malachite walked over and pulled the broom out of my hand, setting it against the desk, then laced our fingers together and pulled me toward the back door.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“The guys are going to finish up here, and I’m going to take you home so we can get cleaned up, and Kesia and I can take you flying and feed you.”
“I can’t ask them to do that.”
He stopped walking and faced me. “Love, they’re happy to help, I promise. It’s almost done, anyway, so please don’t worry about it.”
“Are you sure? I feel bad leaving early.”
Zale walked out the door carrying a trash bag and furrowed his brow at us. “What are you still doing here?”
“He feels bad leaving.”
Zale grinned and waved us away. “Don’t feel bad, Q. We want you and Malachite to spend some time together. I promise we’re all good here.”
I searched his face, then nodded with a quiet but heartfelt “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.” Zale nodded at Malachite, then walked back inside.
“Come on, love. Kesia wants to show you something after we clean ourselves up.”
I let him pull me over to a clear spot in the alley and Kesia popped out of his tattoo into her huge, gorgeous, amazingly beautiful warrior form. Running my hand over her soft scales, I whispered, “You’re amazing.”
Malachite chuckled. “Kesia said ‘thank you.’”
I turned to him with wide eyes. “You’re so lucky you get to talk to her. I bet her voice is as gorgeous as she is.”
He laughed again and shook his head. “You’re killing me.”
“She’s been wanting me to… bring you home just so you can baby her, and you’re like a natural dragon baby-er.”
I snickered at that. “I can’t help it! This is the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me.”
He ran his hand through my hair, looking straight into my eyes as he whispered, “For me, too.” And wasn’t that the sweetest goddamn thing I’d ever heard?
I scooted back into Malachite a little and he groaned, making me grin and open my eyes. The last thing I expected was to find giant bright green eyes staring at me. It only took a split-second to realize those eyes were attached to a face… a scaly face.
“Ahhh!” I yelled and jumped back, hearing an “Ow” behind me as I scrambled out of the covers and over top of Malachite’s huge body. “Wh-what is that?”
Malachite sat up, holding his nose, and looked at the scaly head. “Nice way to wake our mate up, Kesia.”
I glanced between him and the scaly thing as I ducked behind Malachite’s back, then realized he was rubbing his nose. “Are you okay?”
“Yeah. You’ve got a hard elbow.”
I winced. “I’m sorry.”
He grinned at me and dropped his hand. “No big deal, I just wasn’t expecting it.”
“Sorry.” He waved me away, and my gaze traveled over to the scaly head that hadn’t moved. “Is that thing real?”
He sighed. “I was hoping to maybe ease you into it, but yes, she’s real. This is Kesia, my dragon.”
I blinked at him, then looked at the scaly head and back at Malachite, sure he was playing a trick on me. “Did you say dragon?”
He smiled. “Yes.”
Squinting at him, still suspicious, I turned to the scaly head and leaned over Malachite with my finger stretched out. Right before I touched it, I paused. “Is it going to jump and scare the crap out of me?”
“No, she won’t hurt you.”
Frowning and fully prepared to jump off the bed, I poked the head in the middle of its snout. The thing huffed and opened its mouth, licking its lips. Snatching my hand back, I blinked at it. “Holy shit.” I moved the blanket and pillows that were surrounding it and discovered an entire body attached to the head. It was bright green with glossy wings and sparkling green scales. “Holy crap, Malachite. That’s really realistic. Where did you get it?”
He rubbed my upper back. “She’s real, Quentin.”
Shooting him a glance, I rolled my eyes. “You know I love fantasy stuff, especially dragons, so it’s not nice to pretend it’s real and get my hopes up if you’re only playing a trick on me.”
“Kesia,” he said quietly.
The green scaly dragon stood up on the bed and moved closer to me, and my eyes widened as I veered back in surprise. The freaking dragon stretched its head toward me, and I automatically leaned farther back, not believing what I was seeing. I leaned so far, I slipped off the bed and fell on my ass.
“Oh shit,” Malachite said as he reached for me. “Sorry, I didn’t think you’d fall or I would’ve caught—”
“Malachite!” I yelled, cutting him off. I looked at him with wide eyes and a huge smile. “There’s a fucking dragon in your bed!”
His eyebrows lifted a little, but he chuckled as he pulled me back up beside him. “Her name is Kesia, and she’s couldn’t wait to say hi. She was supposed to wait until I woke up and told you about her, but apparently, she was too impatient. She’s been dying to meet you.”
“She has?” I couldn’t take my eyes off the dragon’s beautiful, bright scales. She was bigger than the average dog with spikes down her back and her wings tucked in at the sides. “You promise you’re not playing a trick on me?”
He laughed. “I promise.”
The freaking dragon scooted closer to me again, then hesitantly leaned toward me. Slowly, I lifted my hand toward her and she pushed her snout into it. The moment my hand touched her scales, I gasped. She was surprisingly soft, and very obviously a real live fucking dragon. “Holy shit,” I whispered, completely awed. “I’m touching a dragon.”
Sammi Cee was raised in a family of readers. Summer vacations consisted of a good book while sitting lakeside from as far back as she could remember. After growing up and having her own children, her appreciation of how the written word could transport you on an adventure, bring you to tears, or give you hope, took on a whole new meaning.
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