Chasing Shadows (Daemons of San Delain #1) Read Online M.A. Church

Categories Genre: M-M Romance, Romance Tags Authors: Series: Daemons of San Delain Series by M.A. Church
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Total pages in book: 90
Estimated words: 85698 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 428(@200wpm)___ 343(@250wpm)___ 286(@300wpm)
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The monster: They say I am powerful. They say I am the darkness. They say I instill fear in the minds and hearts of many.
They’re right.
I am powerful. I am the darkness. I should be feared. Then I heard his cries and everything changed. Power can be tempered. There’s safety in the darkness. And the monster isn’t always the one under the bed.
Now only the heart and mind of one human interests me. He is mine. I wait, watching over him until the time is right to claim what belongs to me.
Austin: Do you believe there are monsters under the bed? I do. I don’t just believe; I know for a fact they exist. I’ve met one. Sort of. Okay, I haven’t actually seen the monster, I’ve only spoken to it.
Kind of hard to see much of anything when you’re hiding under the covers while waiting on your father to beat your ass. The monster saved me. Literally. He says I’m his, and he’s waiting for the right time to claim me.
Someone tell him to hurry the hell up.

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Characters:

Daemons of San DeLain

Kage Dargan–Elder; daemon

Austin Dean Hathaway Berkshire–mated to Kage; was human; member of the clan

Denisha McDaniels–Lieutenant to Kage; daemon and member of the clan

Maia Revilla–Lieutenant to Kage; daemon and member of the clan

Mr. Newson–night shift concierge; daemon and member of the clan

Mrs. Covington–day shift concierge; daemon and member of the clan

Cain Novak–owner of House of Novak; daemon and member of the clan

Martin Ingalls–waiter at Embers: werecat; member of the clan

Dr. Terry Sanchez–doctor; daemon and member of the clan

Susan Hayes–waitress at Embers; magic user; member of the clan

Harold Armstrong–Kage’s driver; was human; a member of the clan

Fire Court (Dragons)

Hudson–Dragon king; best friend and business partner to Kage

Conrad–dragon; assistant to Hudson

Wilson Mackmore–dragon; Hudson’s driver; was killed by hunters during an attack on Hudson

Lanny Brooks–female dragon and Austin’s agent

Moon Bay Pack

Noah Tucker–alpha; werewolf

Jensen Smyth–mate to Noah; werewolf

Oscar James–a werewolf who was kidnapped by the hunters; mated to Tammy

Jeff Dewberry and Davon Horner–human pack members who were kidnapped by the hunters

Random paranormal

Onyx–ability is telekinesis; owner of Malavasi’s

Humans

Richard Berkshire–Father to Austin

Karen Hathaway Berkshire–Mother to Austin; dead due to car accident

Kit Meadows–owner of The Book Spot

Doug Weaver–human driver for Austin’s dad

Hunters

Tom (real name was Jerry Hall)–killed by Kage

Albert Smith–killed by Hudson

Pete Reynolds–killed by Kage

Tammy Rice–female hunter; mated to Oscar

Places:

Moon Bay, California

Little coastal town; werewolf territory–Moon Bay pack. Alpha is Noah Tucker

Beach Hut B&B

The Pier–restaurant located in Moon Bay

New York City, New York

Chilled Bites Parlor–Ice cream shop in New York

Malavasi’s–restaurant in New York Austin told Kage about

San DeLain, California

The Book Spot–local book store

Apex–nightclub

Grand at the Dominion–high-rise owned by Kage. Many clan members live and work there

Embers–restaurant in Grand at the Dominion

Rafferty’s–bar and grill

The monster: They say I am powerful. They say I am the darkness. They say I instill fear in the minds and hearts of many.

They’re right.

I am powerful. I am the darkness. I should be feared. Then I heard his cries and everything changed. Power can be tempered. There’s safety in the darkness. And the monster isn’t always the one under the bed.

Now only the heart and mind of one human interests me. He is mine. I wait, watching over him until the time is right to claim what belongs to me.

Austin: Do you believe there are monsters under the bed? I do. I don’t just believe; I know for a fact they exist. I’ve met one. Sort of. Okay, I haven’t actually seen the monster, I’ve only spoken to it.

Kind of hard to see much of anything when you’re hiding under the covers while waiting on your father to beat your ass. The monster saved me. Literally. He says I’m his, and he’s waiting for the right time to claim me.

Someone tell him to hurry the hell up.

PROLOGUE - AUSTIN

AUSTIN CLIMBED into bed and pulled the covers up to his chin. He stared at the bedroom door, willing it to stay closed. Time dragged by and nothing happened. Had he gotten lucky?

Maybe that slap from earlier was enough to satisfy his father.

Eventually his heart stopped beating so hard. He yawned, then yawned again. He needed to stay awake, he really did, but eventually, his eyes grew too heavy.

Just as he drifted off, he could’ve sworn he felt a gentle breeze in his room. Which was odd. He hadn’t heard the air conditioning kick on.

A LOUD crash startled him awake. Confused, and still half asleep, he sat up in bed, rubbing his eyes. Another crash came from downstairs, along with shouted bad words. His tummy cramped. The words were slightly slurred, and the tone was angry.

Footsteps stomped up the stairs.

Should he run? Maybe he could get past his father and hide somewhere in the house. He’d done that before. But was there enough time? Maybe he should run out the front door and keep going.


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