Elyzabeth has several books already published, and now has one of her stories included in the Alpha's Claim Anthology.
So, Elyzabeth - over to you:
When Evernight Publishing announced their submission call for a shifter anthology, I remember thinking that it would be nice to write something. After all, who can resist a sexy alpha hero?
With my notebook in tow, I spent a few days (or was it hours?) thinking about possible stories. I had several in mind, but one stood out above the rest. One man dressed in an expensive suit, with long blonde hair and dashing eyes beckoned me. He wasn’t a wolf, or a bear, or a dragon. He was slick, sophisticated, predatory… Markus Topponiem was something else entirely. Furthermore, he always got what he wanted, and what he craved for was a dancer.
With help from a little music (as always an integral part of my
stories), some visual inspiration (check
out the Pinterest board), and a whole lot of demanding whispers from the characters, the story of Markus and Sophia became Dance for me, Princess.
Strength. Power. Domination.
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.
Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha's Claim?
Dance for me, Princess by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
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
Will Markus be able to persuade her to give herself to him or will her fear destroy their future?
Excerpt from Dance for me, Princess
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
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