Title: Pieces of Three Author: Kim Carmichael Release Date: May 15, 2015 Release Day Blitz: May 18, 2015 Hosted by: SBB Promotions
Some go through their whole lives looking for their other half…some are pieces of three.
Of all the different shifter species in the Okeanos Archipelago, none is more feared than the Lykans, the wolf shifters, diseased, destructive thieves who had been ostracized decades ago. In fact, history shows that no human has ever survived mating with a Lykan.
As liaison between the humans and the shifters for Anthros Island, all Alyssa Wilkinson wants is to become an Ambassador and explore the archipelago to study the species she’d been fascinated with her whole life. She only needs to gain her confidence and overcome her fear of water.
With disease ravaging their females, Lykan shifters, Julian Chalis and Porter Galen have come to Anthros searching for a cure. Captured, their only hope is found in a tiny human with large principles.
When the three of them are shipwrecked on an isolated island after a storm, Julian and Porter find themselves in the middle of the Lykan lunar mating cycle. Both wanting Alyssa, they give into their desires and choose to share her, never realizing they could be risking her life.
However, when Alyssa falls ill, Julian and Porter must return to Anthros, the island of the enemy, to save the one they love.
Pieces of Three is a completed 50,000-word paranormal ménage romance (MFM).
She bit her lip. The boat tilted at an extreme angle, knocking her off the cot. She landed hard on her shoulder, sharp pain shooting through her back. “Ah!” Before she had the chance to make another move, something grabbed her and dragged her across the floor. “Come here.” Julian lifted her by her shirt, pulling her up and putting her in between the two of them. “Leave me alone.” She rubbed her shoulder. Julian moved her hand and did the job for her. “You said you wanted to help, what do you mean?” She turned to him. Though he still appeared a wan and weak, everything about Julian spoke of being naughty. From the way his shoulder length black hair was a bit messy, to how only one side of his mouth was turned up, but his whole face lit up with a smile, to how his green eyes seemed to take everything in, including her, it was as if he recently was caught doing something bad, but no one would ever have the heart or the guts to punish him. “Are you really pirates?” she asked. “Well, Porter did steal your hair things.” The other side of Julian’s mouth lifted. “I have bandages for your wrist.” She tensed, preparing for him lash out. “You brought bandages?” He continued to massage her shoulder. She nodded. “By any chance you didn’t bring any water did you?” Porter tapped her. Against her better judgment and spun around to him causing her hair to hit her in her face. While Julian might be mischief and mayhem, Porter was precise and polished, with shorter brown hair combed back, razor sculpted facial features and golden eyes that either made one either want to cower, or embrace him tell him everything was going to be all right. “Are you going to tell me what’s really wrong with your island?” “Are you going to tell us what else is in your bag?” He tilted his head. “Are you going to kill me?” No sooner were the words out of her mouth than the boat slammed down again, and she covered her eyes. Two sets of hands took hold of her, one on either side. “No matter what, she is trying to help,” Julian said. “We are not going to kill her. In fact, since she called to us for help, we are going to do just that.” She peeked through her fingers at Porter. “We can’t kill her if we’re going to protect her from the big, bad storm.” He exhaled as if he had come to terms with having an unwanted pet. “I brought a few other things as well.” She upped the ante. Did she make allies with the enemy? No doubt her actions qualified as relations with Lykans, even if it wasn’t mating. “I hope not another shot.” Porter’s eyes darkened to a deep brown. “I don’t believe in chemical inhibition.” She chewed her lower lip. “Did you hear that Porter? I told you humans weren’t all monsters.” Julian chuckled. Funny, that’s what humans thought about Lykans. “Actually, I brought the antidote.” She glanced between them. “Maybe I’m the pirate, since I actually stole the antidote.” At her confession she stood. The ship heaved to one side, sending her back onto the cot and right onto Porter. He caught her. “Well, that was a bit unexpected.” “That was bad.” Her whole body shook. “Something is wrong.” She waited for one of them to tell her everything would be fine. Julian slid closer to her and held out his hand. “It’s part of the deal.” “What deal?” Without thinking she placed her hand in his. “The one you made with the two devils.” Julian gave her hand a squeeze. “You brought us the antidote.” Porter tightened his hold on her. “In turn, you may hold our hands, lay on us, and we will keep you safe. If this cheap excuse for a ship falls apart, we’ll just dog paddle to shore, there are more than sixty islands in the archipelago.” She stared straight ahead. “You may paddle, but I can’t swim.” The boat tilted back and crashed down. Her suitcase fell over and tumbled in front of them. She took them up on their offer and hid her face in Porter’s chest. “What happened to smooth sailing?” “Port.” Julian rubbed her back. “She can’t swim.” Porter’s words vibrated through her. “Do we have a deal?” Smooth sailing was nowhere in sight. The boat continued its turbulent trek. She nodded. “Yes.”
Kim Carmichael began writing nine years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.
A Southern California native, Kim’s contemporary romance combines Hollywood magic with pop culture to create quirky characters set against some of most unique and colorful settings in the world.
With a weakness for designer purses, bad boys and techno geeks, Kim married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running and finally admitted handbags were an investment.
Kim is a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as some small specialty chapters. A multi-published author, Kim’s books can be found on Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble. Recently, her novel Typecast was selected as part of the Kindle Scout program. The book will be released Summer, 2015.
When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.
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