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The Fire of Her Eyes

K. Piet

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When werewolf Katya captures blind weretiger Yun alone in the wilderness, she sees only a means of escaping the human poachers that hunt her pack. An opportunity to finally end the raging conflict between Katya's wolf pack and the surrounding tiger clans is just a much-appreciated perk. After losing many werewolves to a poaching raid, the last thing the pack needs is trouble. Tensions run high as Katya tries to maintain control as the new Alpha and stand by her decision to spare Yun.

Yun remains loyal to the tigers, though, and as time passes, Katya finds herself less and less inclined to force information from her that might help the pack. But when the fight comes to them, both will see their loyalties tested in the crucible of battle, and Yun will have to decide where she belongs: with the tiger clan, or with Katya and the wolves.

Katya looked behind her, checking on every member of the pack before nodding her satisfaction. They'd made excellent time, even with the snow. It seemed fear and adrenaline were on their side, keeping even the younger ones focused on their destination. She'd sent her two scouts ahead to make sure the path to the outcropping in the mountainside was clear.

It was only when they neared the final bend that she heard the grunts and growls of a struggle, and it sent her rigid with fear. She held up her hand, stopping the pack behind her, and a glance around the bend made her bite back a curse. "Tiger," she breathed to the waiting group as she hurried back and handed her pack off. "Mikhail, keep them back. It's alone, but watch for others. If the clan's close behind, you'll have to make a run for it down past the river. Dmitri, you're with me."

She growled softly, moving with as much speed as stealth allowed. The snow had dulled her senses. She should have heard the struggle sooner. Rounding the bend and moving just a fraction down the mountainside, she peeked over a convenient boulder with Dmitri.

The weretiger was female; Katya could tell that much from a distance. Her eyes widened when she watched one of her scouts take a kick directly to the throat. Her pulse skyrocketed at the sight of the weretiger blocking and dodging each of the other scout's attacks, the first man still struggling for breath in a heap of snow and gravel.

A nod to Dmitri, and they sped to the scout's aid. Before they could even reach the fighting pair, the girl tensed and deepened her stance. Katya growled as Dmitri lashed out at the tigress and was thrown off balance, his own momentum used against him. The tigress was still recovering when Katya lunged forward. Her nails barely grazed the dark-haired woman's cheek, blocked by little more than a reflex.

5 - Fire Pages
"The sensual lovemaking between Katya and Yun is believable and romantic, and absolutely adds to their relationship. The sex deepens their bond because of the emotional attachment that is going on in the story. This short is excellently written. (Note: The rating given applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

5 - Zee at Fire Pages
"The sensual lovemaking between Katya and Yun is believable and romantic, and absolutely adds to their relationship. The sex deepens their bond because of the emotional attachment that is going on in the story. This short is excellently written. I enjoyed reading about Katya and Yun, and I would say that this is one of my favorite stories [from the Daughters of Artemis] anthology. (Note: The rating given applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

4 - Sally at Bibrary Book Lust
"A much more traditional tale about werewolves in the wild, with a danger triangle between werewolves, weretigers, and human hunters, this was definitely my favourite story in the [Daughters of Artemis] collection. The romance between Katya, leader of the wolves, and Yun, blind tiger outcast, is simply gorgeous, and their lovemaking is both wild and sensuousness. (Note: The rating given applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

3 - Alex at Between the Covers
"Starting and ending with action, this story has a nice lull in the center where everything becomes peaceful and domestic, letting the reader see how the characters react in urgent, political, and romantic settings. The difference and variety quickly develop the characters and the bond between the two leading females. Everything flowed nicely and the story was well constructed. ... A nice, compact glimpse into this wolf pack. (Note: The rating given applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

0 - Good Lesbian Books
"An interesting story, with both sex, a consistent setting (though the army of poacher implication was best not looked at too closely), physical and emotional conflict and good character growth. And lots of shapechanging, though the wolves were as likely to fight with knives as with teeth."

Series

Daughters of Artemis

Length

14,800 words
24 pages

Release Date

February 17, 2012

Book Type

Short Story

Categories

Lesbian

ISBN

978-1-937058-36-4

Cover Art

Dare Empire eMedia

Keywords

F/F, werewolf, fantasy, interracial