Shadow Unleashed (Tainted Demons of Shifter Syndicate Book 1) by Avery Stone
When you’re fated to fall, rising up to howling glory is the last thing you’d ever expect.
My birth — like that of many Shadowborns — was a mistake. A demon hybrid of wolf and dusk, I started life as a dead shifter walking with little hope of survival.
Every day death tries to claim me, but somehow I keep living, only to end up in the dangerous hidden depths of Shifter Syndicate. Just when I think that nothing can break me, Mother Moon gives me the ultimate test: a cynical mate who decides my hybrid blood is nothing but a disgrace to his very name.
Now I’m Rejected. Forbidden. Caged. I might as well throw in the towel.
Little do I know that an Alpha watches from the shadows. One who seeks revenge on the very man who discarded me like trash: Alpha Cain of Tainted Demons Pack.
He wants to add me to his collection, a pack of lethal, cynical bastards who see me as more of a toy than an ally, but before that happens, I have a few conditions of my own. My best friend is coming along, I’ll be trained and punished like the rest, and I get to keep my motorcycle.
Alliances are made and I’m embracing a new world of darkness, but there’s one tiny problem.
I’m falling hard for my Alpha, and our connection may unleash the very shadows he’s destined to rule.
Shadow Unleashed is a full length (130,000 words) Dark Rejected Mates Romance. Book One is filled with action, suspense, steam, a tough heroine, and an antihero Alpha. Recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations.