Claws Clause Series by Jessica Lynch (.ePUB)
Claws Clause Series by Jessica Lynch (.ePUB)
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Overview: Jessica Lynch loves to write! She’s been writing ever since she was a child, and spent years writing fan fiction before deciding at the end of 2017 to begin focusing on her original works of fiction.
1. Hungry Like a Wolf – In a world where paranormals live side by side with humans, everybody knows about Ordinance 7304: the Bond Laws. Or, as the Paras snidely whisper to each other, the Claws Clause—a long and detailed set of laws that bonded couples must obey if they want their union to be recognized. Because it wasn’t already damn near impossible to find a fated mate in the first place. Now the government just has to get involved…
Three years ago, Maddox Wolfe lost his mate. Since there’s nothing more dangerous than a bonded shifter on his own, Ordinance 7304 gave him three choices: voluntary incarceration until he’s no longer deemed a threat; a lobotomy-like procedure performed by government-employed witches that would dissolve his bond; or, most final, a state-sanctioned execution so that he could be with his mate again. And while death held a certain appeal in the hazy days following the tragedy, Maddox had his family and his pack to live for. So, refusing to give up his memories of his sweet Evangeline, he chose to spend the rest of his days in the Cage.
There’s a hole in Evangeline Lewis’s memory. The doctors tell her that it’s normal, that she’ll recover fully in time. After all, it’s only been three years since the accident that nearly killed her. They never thought she’d wake up; a nagging, annoying sensation that something’s wrong is the least of her worries. Especially since she has so much going on: a new apartment, a new job, her mother’s well-meaning attempts at match-making… but tell that to her wayward psyche. By day, she can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing. And, by night, she can’t escape the dreams of a shadow man with glowing golden eyes…It’s entirely by chance when Maddox’s brother follows that familiar scent to the beautiful brunette with the haunted smile. But Colt knows immediately what he’s found: Maddox’s mate, alive if not altogether well. Once he learns the truth, Maddox will stop at nothing to get her back, even if it he has to follow every twisted, convoluted letter of the ridiculous Claws Clause to do it. And when that doesn’t work? Sometimes a wolf has to do what a wolf has to do. Stalking his mate, taking her captive until she remembers him… if it works, he’ll have his mate back. If it doesn’t, he’s dead. Even worse, Evangeline will probably hate him forever.Maddox is desperate enough to take those odds.
1.5 Of Mistletoe and Mating – Christmas is a time for togetherness. Of mistletoe, memories, and mating.
At least, it should be.
With Priscilla still on the loose and the Nightwalker threat growing closer, Maddox uses their first as bonded mates to whisk Evangeline away from Wolf’s Creek and back to that secluded cabin on pack land.
He thought the hardest part would be getting her there. Except, with the holiday growing closer and closer, it seems as if his mate is drifting further away—and it’s driving Maddox and his wolf absolutely crazy.
Still suffering with regret for the three years they lost, Maddox decides this Christmas he’ll make it up to her with a secret gift that will bring the two of them together again.
Evangeline, on the other hand, really doesn’t like secrets. There have been too many recently, and while her family, friends, and, most importantly, her beloved husband and mate all had their own reasons to protect her with their silence, the pain is still raw.
Christmas in the cabin seemed like the perfect idea—until Maddox started to act strange. Long walks at night without her, disappearing during the afternoon, barely finding the time to touch her.
Right after he claimed her, he couldn’t keep his paws off of her. Now? Nothing.
And she can’t help but wonder if this one last secret will break her—or change her world forever…
1.6 No Way – It was supposed to be a routine delivery…
Colton Wolfe should know. As an alpha wolf shifter without a pack of his own to lead, he’s made his home in a Bumptown not too far from his father’s territory. He spends his days working for the pack’s construction company, creating wooden works of art to sell in his spare time, and desperately trying to figure out how to free his older brother from the Cage.
He definitely doesn’t have time for a mate.
Too bad that fate has other plans for him.
When a routine delivery reveals that Colt’s mate is living within hunting distance of his home, the alpha inside of him that he keeps buried comes bursting to life. Shea is sweet, she’s smart, she’s absolutely gorgeous—
—and she’s a witch.
Oh, hell no.
But Shea Moonshadow isn’t an ordinary witch. For one, she doesn’t practice magic—she sells her services as a healer at her apothecary shop in downtown Grayson. For another? She has no desire to be part of the local coven.
And that’s when the head witch of Coventry decides to stop by and pay her a little visit…
2. Season of the Witch – He never wanted a mate. Until he found her—and now she’s all he wants.
In a world where paranormals live side by side with humans, everybody knows about Ordinance 7304: the Bond Laws. Or, as the Paras snidely whisper to each other, the Claws Clause—a long and detailed set of laws that bonded couples must obey if they want their union to be recognized.
Because it wasn’t already damn near impossible to find a fated mate in the first place. Now the government just has to get involved…
Colton Wolfe has never liked witches.
There’s something about their magic. With a snap of a finger, a witch can cancel out his brute strength, razor-sharp claws, and inch-long fangs. It just isn’t natural. The Para-proof wards constructed by witches always made his fur itch, and it has bothered him for years how they betrayed all paranormals by selling their services to the highest bidders.
Then a witch nearly killed him and his dislike turned into full-blown hate.
His brother thinks his anger is unhealthy. Following his brush with near-death, Colt refuses to even talk to any packmates. Dodge, a ghost and his best friend, can’t even get through to him. Colt keeps himself confined to his workshop, shutting every one out. His wolf is just about rabid and he keeps his beast locked up tight.
His wolf wants its mate. Colt won’t admit it, but he does, too.
Only Shea is a witch.
And Colt hates all witches—
Shea Moonshadow is a healer first, a witch second. Considering her magic has a way of backfiring on her whenever she tries the simplest of spells, she sticks with what she knows will work. Her herbs and her poultices have never failed her before.
Now if she could only say the same about her brother.
Hudson is a Donor, a blood junkie who gives blood to vampires in exchange for a high only a dangerous Nightwalker can give. When he gets in over his head, he does what he’s always done: runs to Shea for help.
She can’t say no. She’s never been able to say no.
Not to Hudson.
Not to anyone.
And that’s how she finds herself pledged to a blood-bonding with an obsessed vampire.
When a dangerous group of Paras move in on Colt’s territory, going after humans and paranormals alike, the Grayson Police Department recruit him to take on the vicious Nightwalkers. If it’s bad enough that Colt gets saddled with an old enemy, it’s even worse when he discovers that his almost-mate is in it up to her adorable purple eyes.
He might’ve put off claiming his mate. But no way in hell is Colt—or his wolf—going to let some Nightwalker scum take Shea away from him.
2.5 Rogue – Adam’s dead—but his new life is just beginning.
Adam Wright is a Nightwalker. A turned human who is the worst kind of paranormal.
And he hates it.
He didn’t want to be a Para. He was proud to be a human, serving his community as a Grayson police officer. Sure, he lost the love of his life to a shifter, but he wasn’t a fan of Paras even before that.
And now he is one.
Only one problem. As a former Ant, and with a seething hatred for the type of vamp that did this to him, Adam doesn’t have any clue how to be a Nightwalker. Between the unbearable thirst, the newfound strength, and a rage that has him seeing red, he’s teetering on the edge of staying grounded and going rogue.
Until he discovers that there’s a way for him to do both.
Slayers are the bogeyman of the Para world. With some grit, determination, and an enchanted dagger, Adam dedicates his new life to hunting down killers… even if it means he becomes one.