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The shifters in our Alpha’s Claim anthology have one thing in common—they won’t take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won’t let anyone stop them from claiming their women.
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Dance for me, Princess, by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Hello everyone! I’m happy to be here to tell you a little more about Markus Topponiem, my hero in Dance for me, Princess, my story in the Evernight, Alpha’s Claim anthology.
Markus is currently sitting at my side dressed in black jeans and a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows. His blonde hair is hanging down his back in a slick ponytail. He appears calm, albeit attentive. His attention is fully focused on me as I type the answers to his questions, for he is none too happy about me sharing personal details about him. Unfortunately for him, I am almost as persistent as he is and Sophia (his beautiful and lovely mate) convinced him to share.
Below are 10 things about Markus that few know.
“And only 10, Elyzabeth,” he snarls.
1. He always gets what he wants.
“Always.” (Though, if you ask me, he is learning to budge a little on certain things. Thank you, Sophia.)
2. Patience is his virtue. Both as a human and a shifter he believes that the best way to operate is to wait for the appropriate moment and then strike.
3. He trusts his instincts.
“Without them things might have turned out differently between Sophia and I.”
4. Green is his favorite color.
5. He enjoys making people nervous.
(I can attest to that.) I glance at Markus and find him looking at me with a roguish smile.
6. He loves the cold. According to him, there is nothing more invigorating then going for a run in the snow.
He nods. “Especially at dusk or dawn.”
7. He cannot roar. He can growl, mewl, purr, and snarl but not roar.
“I am not a freaking lion.”
8. He thinks his mate is the strongest and bravest woman he’s ever met.
“Ms. VaLey, I did not give you permission to print that.”
He speaks softly, the anger in his voice imperceptible to a stranger, but not to me. I shift uncomfortably in my seat.
“Well—“ I glance at him. “But it’s true.”
Markus’s lip curls slightly in displeasure and his green eyes narrow into slits, but he does not contradict me.
“Go on,” he says after a minute.
9. He has a hard time expressing his feelings.
“It’s a work in progress,” he admits with a shrug.
10. His new favorite past time is to watch Sophia dance.
I turn around in surprise as I hear Markus chuckling. There’s a sparkle in his eyes as he looks at me.
“Definitely. I love watching Sophia dance. Now and forever.”
When ruthless businessman and shifter Markus Topponiem sets his eyes on something he likes, he pursues it until he gets it. No exceptions. That’s why when he catches a sniff of the delicious scent emanating from a girl with blue hair, he doesn’t think twice about following her and making her his.
Sophia, a.k.a. Frost Princess, dances to forget and keep her demons at bay. Then Markus comes into her life, and in the wake of his passion he revives the monsters of her past, causing her to flee.
Will Markus be able to persuade her to give herself to him or will her fear destroy their future?
Markus Topponiem tugged at the cuffs of his white shirt, adjusting it. He crossed his right leg over the left, resting the ankle on the knee. His hands on his lap, he waited. His gaze slid around the room, and his cock twitched in expectation of what he hoped was to come. His heart thundered in his chest, following the lead of his male organ and anticipating the thing that could change his life forever.
However, even though nerves danced across every pore in his flesh, he played the part of calm and relaxed. No one who saw him could have guessed that he was on the verge of breaking down. Naturally aloof, as was usual among his species, he had been taught from a young age that expressing emotions openly was risky. His mother’s early death had made him unnaturally cold, and his ability to remain poised and under control in any situation had, not surprisingly, earned him nicknames such as “Ice King” or “Cold Hearted”. Animals didn’t hunt by being rash and irrational; they sat and waited. Everything in life, including the building of financial empires, did well to follow the same rule. Sit, wait, and strike when the prey was weakest. With that in mind, he conducted business in what some called a ruthless, heartless way. Perhaps that was why he was single. He hadn’t found the woman who stirred his predatory instincts. Until today.
Defined as weird since she was about eight, Elyzabeth honors the title by making up songs about her chores, doodling stars and flowers on any blank sheet of paper and talking to her dog whenever he feigns interest.
Losing the battle to the voices in her head is her favorite pastime after annoying her younger sister with her singing. Writing stories full of passion and emotion where love conquers all is her happy pill and she’ll forgo sleep to make her readers live the dream.
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Ooohh I went a checked out the pin board and couldn’t resist sharing!!!! This ‘is’ Sophia. I can’t quite decide who is sexier though Sophia or Markus – you have to go check out the other pics!
Thanks for sharing Elyzabeth!