A Twisted Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood
The Dark Woods series
Book 1/Part 1: Redd’s Descent
Book 1/Part 1: Redd’s Descent
C. M. Albert
The dark fairy tales your mother never told you about.
Celtic folklore warns its people not to enter the Dark Woods at night if you want to live to see the light of day. For Redd Kearney, he has no choice after the death of his grandmother at the hands of the vicious, mythical half-breed creatures. But what he finds is way worse than any childhood legend ever could have warned him about.
Finding himself chained up in the creature’s den, he has two choices: surrender to her evil to stay alive, or die resisting. But the stakes are high when he has a new travel companion whose virtue he needs to keep intact, and when his wife Aine’s life is threatened if he doesn’t comply and give the Alpha what her pack needs to survive.
Can Redd surrender to his dark side without losing himself in the process? Or will Mac’s dark, insatiable desires cause his full descent before he has time to escape?
REDD KNEELED ON all fours on the cold stone floor. Mac had finally gagged him so he would stop calling her a bitch. She had positioned him on the floor over her family’s history, the Gaelic markings made by her ancestors depicting beautiful images of their breed—half human, half beast. Originally thought to be a curse, the images depicted the suffering of Mac’s people at the hands of the righteous. Mac snorted. Her kind had lived among humans for hundreds and hundreds of years; nothing the humans could do would stop her.
She kneed Redd in the side, clearly showing him who was boss. He grunted, but stayed as she commanded.
Mac sat on Redd’s back, sliding herself against it and tingling at the feel of his hard muscles beneath her thighs. Aye, he had proven himself worthy this night, and dawn was nearly breaking. She didn’t want to leave him, not even for the few hours she needed to change and replenish in town. But her body would give her away if she didn’t leave soon. She looked down at Redd, so large, so human. If only things were different...
She ran her hands over his wide back, tracing the freckles with her fingers. If he could but give her what she wanted and succumb to her, she would keep him as her life mate. She had no intention of letting Redd or his virgin sidekick leave her den alive. No human had ever done that, and she would lose her position as the alpha if she allowed it now.
She grabbed Redd’s forehead and yanked his head back. “Are ye tired yet, human? Or do ye still fancy yerself a match for my appetite?”
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Author C.M. Albert enjoys living dangerously on the razor’s edge as both author and editor. In addition to being an Amazon bestselling author, she’s had the privilege of copy-editing under her Grammar Babe business for several international bestselling and award-winning authors. Her own writing infuses a healthy blend of humor and romance, and she’s a sucker for a good villain and everlasting love. In her spare time, she and her husband wrangle their two young kids and enjoy spending time outdoors. When not writing, editing, or kid wrangling, C.M. Albert is also a Reiki practitioner, chocolate chip cookie aficionado, kindness ambassador, and seeker of naps.
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