Getting unwanted but important advice from his father ~ Read an excerpt from RET for Weekend Writing Warriors!
Hello everyone! Thank you to everyone who visited me last weekend! I'm back to share another snippet from RET, my most recent release.
Well, our old dog is finally doing better. Though we can't do anything for her ear at this point. We just have to wait and hope it goes down on its own. And I finally got to visit my oldest child, who is away at college. But with all the stressors of the past few weeks, I've been gritting and grinding my teeth, which led to a visit to the dentist.
Snippet setup: Last weekend's snippet showed Ret waking up with a horrible hangover, and no clear memory of what happened the night before. I'm skipping ahead a bit to where Ret is at the spaceport, seeing his family off. Enjoy!
After I leaned in to hug my alpha father, he pulled me away from the others then held onto my shoulder and stared at me. “You smell different. Why?”
My chest tightened. I had no idea what he was talking about. How could I smell different? “What do you mean?”
“You smell like them.” He pointed to my brothers. “Like you’re mated. Anything you want to share about what you did last night?”
**And a little more...
I flexed my jaw. No way was I going to tell him I got punched by an omega. “I got drunk at the dorm last night. That’s it.”
My father raised his eyebrows, his lips pursed. He didn’t believe me. “At the dorm? Not at the club? That doesn’t sound like you.”
I sighed, not sure myself why I hadn’t stayed at the club. What I did remember from the night before seemed really foggy. “It wasn’t busy, and I wasn’t feeling it. So, I left.”
My father pulled farther away, out of earshot of the rest of our family. “Listen. Sure, our kind got rid of the alpha-beta-omega hierarchy when we left Trid, but that doesn’t mean our basal instincts have completely left us. I know you plan to remain single for the rest of your life and simply have a good time with whomever you come across. But the alpha inside you may have other plans.”
I scoffed. The alpha inside me was quite happy with my lifestyle. A new being to fuck whenever I needed a break from racing. Exactly as I wanted my life to be. Nothing could make me believe otherwise.
My father chuckled. “I used to think exactly like you. And I was around your age when I met your father. We slept together, and then I went to leave like I did with everyone else before him. Only my alpha didn’t want me to leave. My alpha had picked my mate, and it took me a while to catch up.”
Kaddim Brothers book three
Ret Kaddim has the perfect life. He’s a space racer, the leader of the most popular team across the universe. Always planning, practicing, and racing, he has no time for a relationship, but finds plenty of willing partners who agree to his one-night-only rule. Because there is no way he wants to end up in a relationship and stuck with a family like his younger brothers. He’s having too much fun for that.
Ilam Nairan always dreamed of becoming a space racer. And thanks to a chance encounter with a retired racer, he is now living that dream. Far away from the mated and pregnant omega life his parents wanted him to have, he loves everything about his life. It’s perfect.
But one night can change everything. Especially when too much alcohol is involved. Can these two teammates survive the resulting media storm? What will it mean for their careers? The future of the team? And for them?
Ret is a sweet with knotty heat mm non-shifter mpreg sci-fi romance featuring an alpha space racer and an omega space racer who both believe they’ll always be single, snarky but loveable teammates, lots of space racing, endearing family members, an adorable baby, and a guaranteed happily ever after. If you enjoy teammates realizing they have feelings for each other, and all the obstacles those bring, be sure to download Ret today!
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Jessica E. Subject is a USA Today bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal Romance.
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