Teric is to be king once his father steps down from the throne. Only a mated pair can rule, and his Heat, the mating burn of royalty, is upon him. Hundreds of woman have been paraded in front of him to see if they are the mate his body seeks. None has been. As the mate continues not to be found, his agitation, and desire, grow. Without her he will go crazy, and he could not keep the kingdom within his family. As a warrior Teric never meant to be king, never wanted it. But with his kingdom in the balance he cannot afford to waiver.
In desperation, his father sends for a pleasure slave to agitate his want enough to send out his mating call over the lands. Upon seeing her, however, Teric wants nothing but her. Treasure and the Tribunal of souls be damned, he will have her.
An old, obscure law has bound Oron to make before his Kingdom of Basque is taken away. He knows the feat is nearly impossible when he is soul-bonded to his spirit brother Talmoc. To mate, his friend will have to mate with the new queen as well. To add to the problems, the woman much be human, a requirement that the Senatorian is counting on them failing at. Mermen, for humans, aren’t exactly the norm or even believed to be existing.
Anya is a corporate woman who has complete control over herself and her destiny. No man has ever been able to tame her, and she’s never really given them the chance. Why should she? They are, more often than not, not worth her time in the frist place. What she needs is a king among men, someone who can give her both strength and softness. It just so happens, in her case, that fate has chosen two men to fit the bill.