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The Selkie’s Coat by Drea Roman
Waves of Fate, Book 1
A marshmallow alpha with more heart than sense and a stubborn human omega trying to guard his heart fall in love in this first story from the Waves of Fate omegaverse.
“Oops! You dropped your coat!” With these words, waiter Daniel Collins turns alpha selkie Gregory Samson’s life upside down. Because that coat is not some fancy heirloom fur. No, it is Gregory’s selkie pelt, which magically connects him with his seal animal inside.
When Gregory hears Daniel’ voice, he knows the rare human omega is his mate. Too bad Daniel has more than a few misgivings about trusting his heart to a selkie. Because the magical seal shifters have one of the worst player reputations of all shifter kind and Daniel fears a broken heart. How will Gregory convince Daniel to give him a chance?
It wouldn’t be so hard if Gregory’s mother and everyone else would just stop meddling!
Brought together by the magic of Gregory’s coat, can the pair weather insecurities, an interfering mother, meddling friends, and a disgruntled inner animal?
The Selkie’s Coat is book 1 of the Waves of Fate Omegaverse. It can be read as a standalone.
From Chapter 11: Daniel
The week both blurs past me and drags infinitesimally slow. I consider myself a pretty emotionally balanced guy, but Gregory has thrown everything into the air like a bad magician whose yank of the tablecloth sends the silverware crashing to the floor. When Gregory suggested we meet by the pier near his home, I readily agreed. Being outdoors seems like a good choice. Though I wouldn’t mind greatly if we had a repeat of that kiss.
“And that is the reason why you are not meeting him in your house,” I chastise myself as I stroll down the street toward the marina’s main pier. I can see Gregory, but he isn’t looking my way. He seems to be leaning over the railing, having a conversation with the water. Or maybe with something in it.
“You have to promise, Gerard,” Gregory says in a sharp tone. “Daniel is coming to meet me here. You had better behave, or you will not be welcome near my home anymore.”
As I come to stand alongside him, Gregory does not notice me as his attention is laser-focused on the large, peridot-shaded water dragon floating lazily on his back in the water, his tail swishing back and forth across the surface, making tiny waves. His bright, shiny scales glisten in the sun. I have never seen a water dragon in person before, and I wonder if they are all this impressive.
“Of course, Gregory,” the lizard responds in a surprisingly high voice with a hint of a lisp, as if speaking through his dragon teeth causes the words to scrap along the pointy edges on their way out of his mouth. “Is this him?” He lifts one sharply clawed hand out of the water and waves at me. “Hi, mate of Gregory the Selkie! I’m Gerard!” His tone is bright and cheerful.
Gregory turns and looks surprised to see me beside him. “Daniel, you’re early.” He glances again at the dragon lounging in the water. His expression is concerned.
“Hi,” I reply and find myself tilting my head back and rising on my toes in order to peck Gregory on the cheek. He looks pleasantly surprised, and his grin dispels the worry from his face.
I turn to look down at the water dragon, who has pulled himself to the edge now, his claws grasping the edge of the walkway as he stares up at me with eyes a shade or two darker than his scales.
“You’re very pretty,” he says, which makes Gregory huff with annoyance and makes me laugh.
“Thanks, Gerard. You are quite handsome yourself.”
I hear a growl, and a glance at Gregory’s face tells me that he is not pleased with either compliment. Laughing, I bump his shoulder with mine. “Jealous of a water dragon, are you, Selkie-boy?”
Gregory’s face relaxes, and he smiles at my nickname for him. “No, but you can’t be too careful with them. They like to play tricks.”
Gerard is watching us both with rapt attention and nods his head vigorously. I wonder how old he is. He can’t really be two hundred like Gregory said. “I do like tricks. But I promised Gregory I wouldn’t play any on you.” His eyes twinkle with mischief as he looks Gregory dead in the eye and adds, “Yet.”
That startles a laugh out of me and a growl out of Gregory. Gerard giggles, which is such a strange sound out of the mouth of such a large reptilian creature. He lets go of the walkway and leans back, swimming himself backwards out into the bay with powerful pulls of his massive, scaled arms. “See you later, Gregory and mate!” He turns and dives under the water, the splash back landing harmlessly a few feet out from us.
I wave and turn to Gregory, who smiles down at me with such a sweet happiness that my heart stutters. Oh, no, my mind thinks as my soul responds, Oh, yes, please.
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Drea Roman is an over-educated lady with cats, a ferret, lizards, a fiancé, a sister, and a wonderful village of like-minded friends, authors, and artists. All of this coupled with too many day jobs makes Drea a ridiculously busy woman. She has two series: Hearts Intertwined is contemporary MM romance and Waves of Fate is omegaverse shifter.