Alpha's Mate A Rough Shifter Romance - Piper Stone Page 0,1

They were nothing more than those of an animal, a creature of the night. When he crushed his mouth over mine, the combination of his scent and the taste was instantly intoxicating. I struggled in vain as the kiss became a dominant force, his hand wrapping around the back of my neck, his fingers digging into my skin.

I was overwhelmed by his masculine fragrance, the smell ripe with testosterone and scents of the forest, the taste of him sweet yet distinguished. He thrust his tongue inside my mouth, sweeping it back and forth as he explored every inch.

What the hell was going on?

Who was this massive beast?

When he broke the kiss, he took a step back, using both hands to rip my blouse, shredding it with absolute ease and tossing it away. My bra held no kind of hindrance, his fingers easily digging into the lace and yanking with enough force I was pitched backwards.

“Leave me alone!” I knew my screech wouldn’t do any good. There was no one coming to rescue me. I was his prisoner.

He tore at my skirt next. When it was gone, thrown several feet away, his shoulders heaved as he took a series of deep breaths, issuing several additional low-slung growls. There was no doubt what he was going to do to me.

Take me.

Use me.

Fuck me.

When he slipped a single finger under the thin elastic of my thong, I tried to bolt, able to get to the door before he snagged my arm, whipping me around like a ragdoll. He fisted my hair, his facial expression shimmering with rage.

“You will never try and escape from me again. You are mine. Mine! Now, I punish you. Then I’ll fuck you.” He tore off my panties then pushed me toward my desk, shoving me over the edge. Within seconds, he raked his hand across the surface, tossing everything I’d been working on, sending my computer crashing to the floor. The clanging sound mixed with my shrieks and I tried to claw my way to the other side, managing to kick the savage in the stomach.

He didn’t utter a growl, simply yanked me backward, his fingers entangling in my long hair.

“You need to be taught a lesson.”

Panting, I continued to try to fight him until something hard was smacked against my bottom, knocking the wind out of me. Tears immediately sprang to my eyes as pain shifted from my buttocks down the length of my legs. As he delivered two more cracks, the anguish became blinding, forcing me to gasp in order to breathe. What the hell was he spanking me with?

Then I realized.

A piece of thick metal I’d found and used as a basic ruler. Where the hell had he found it?

I was stunned as the round of discipline continued, the monster bringing the ruler down several times in rapid succession. I couldn’t think clearly or understand what was happening. Who was he and how had he been able to hunt me down?

Nothing made any sense. Shivering, every ounce of energy was drained from my body, my mind shutting down, attempting to block out what was happening.

“If you try and escape, your punishment will be worse. If you attempt to fight me again, trust me, your spanking will become something you’ll never forget.”

His frank words blistered my mind much like what he was doing to my bottom. Excessive heat coursed through every inch of skin, perspiration beading across my lip. This was crazy. This was not real. How could it be?

Another guttural sound erupted from somewhere deep in his system and for a few seconds, he rubbed his hands across my already bruised skin, caressing in a gentle manner. I sucked in and held my breath, blinking away the tears. The man… the beast would not break me.

I could feel the oppressive weight of his body as he leaned over, blowing a swath of hot air across my shoulders. When he laughed, the sound infiltrated my eardrums, skittering all the way down my spine. He was making me a promise.


He meant to possess me like he would a precious thing, keeping me under lock and key.

The word lingered in my mind, keeping my mind reeling. When he rubbed his fingers down the crack of my ass, shifting the long digits between my legs, I froze, no longer able to make a single sound.

“You are wet,” he said, so damn matter of fact.


He forced my legs further apart before cupping my mound, a single finger finding my clit.