Mid Week Tease: “He’d finally accepted that he was destined to be Alpha of the pride.” #MWTease

MWTease15Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope everyone is doing great!

Special thanks to Sandra Bunino for rallying authors together to share teases every week.


This week’s tease comes from a WIP, a shifter story, which is my first! I had so much fun writing it. I just did a final polish and made additions to it, and it is out being critiqued. I hope to have it submitted in the next week or so.

Here’s a peek inside, FIGHTING FOR HONOR…

© Kacey Hammell, 2015
Welcome to Okanogan Valley
Dominic let out a long, deep breath as he passed the sign welcoming him back to his hometown.
Despite his inherent instinct to remain solitary, it was time to return home.
Not exactly excited to be back but knowing it was unavoidable, he drew back on the throttle, and accelerated down the open road. The tall trees and dense forest rushed by as he pushed on, his back aching some from being on his Honda Shadow for the last three days.
Five years since he’d been here and yet the route was just as familiar as if he’d ridden it yesterday.

work-in-progressThe years had gone by slow yet also quickly. Time hadn’t healed all his wounds from his father’s untimely death, but the twenty-seven year old young man Dominic had been, had grown into a man. And he’d finally accepted that he was destined to be Alpha of the pride.
Though it was his rightful spot, he needed to ascertain the direction the vulnerable pride had taken, and if his cousin would step aside easily.
The motorcycle lurched as he changed gears quickly. Thinking of Kenneth right now was not the best avenue to take. He’d heard what his cousin had been up recently, and the urge to wrap his hands around the little shit’s throat was strong.
He’d left the pride in Kenneth’s capable hands—so he thought—and all he’d done was take advantage of his position.
Being a class A-asshole did not breed a great leader.
Dominic didn’t know who he was more pissed off at—himself for asking Kenneth to help him out or Kenneth for being fuck-up. The new awareness he should have been more diligent of keeping tabs on the pride gnawed at his nerves.
Winding down the empty road, he couldn’t help but admire the beauty of the mountains around him.
Seeing the large beautiful hills and valleys crawled into his heart, wrapping around his soul, and reminded him of all he’d left behind. The rich lands belonged to his family, to the pride, and had for many generations.
His father loved mountains, probably even more so than Dominic did. Thanks to years of exploration and adventure, Dominic knew every inch of the lands of his homeland.
His father, Drago, was the first Alpha ever in the pride of panthers. Although they tend to be a solitary animal, his father had rallied that they band together, in the fashion of other cats and create a unified pride. In this day and age, his father had campaigned; we are too vulnerable alone. We need to unify and protect our kind from looming extinction.
Glancing down at his watch, he punched the motorcycle faster in order to make it in time. Today was a very important moment for him and his remaining family.
He was home for good. And come hell or high water, he’d make everything right again.

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