The Dilemma (Sirius’s Wolves #5) by Victoria Sue
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Cover Artist: 3 rusted spoons
Marcus has just become the only human ever to be Alpha of a werewolf pack and thwarted the plans of Anubis to destroy the goddess Sirius’ creation – the werewolves.
Now, Anubis has decided to focus his efforts instead on Marcus and his new pack, to try and destroy the pack from within. In order to do this, Anubis seeks the one thing Marcus wants above all else and when he finds it, will use that to get him to walk away from his lovers and the pack.
Unaware of the evil god’s plans, Marcus works together with Kellan and Ricoh, not only trying to help Nate recover from the vicious torture he has undergone at the hands of the terrorist group, The Winter Circle, but to also come to terms with leading a pack of over two thousand wolves.
Marcus soon will be faced with a dilemma, but will he give everything up for his mates and the pack or will the temptation Anubis offers him be too much for one human to refuse? Will Marcus put his wolves before himself or will he be tricked into leaving them behind forever?
Pages or Words: 50,000 words
Series should be read in order.
Categories: Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly, Wolf Shifters
Marcus rubbed his right knee. It had started throbbing an hour ago, and was now hurting like a bitch. He’d been sitting down in one place for too long. He wanted to get back upstairs so Kellan could work his magic on it. He’d caught the concerned glance Ricoh had just thrown at him, and willed himself to stay still.
Blaze was drawing the meeting to a close, and they’d gotten loads of work done. He now had thirty gammas with Jed firmly in charge of them all. Blaze had again indicated that they would assume that financial responsibility also. Marcus bristled a little at that, but until he actually knew if Jefferson had any money, there were more important things to worry about…like what were they going to do with the only prisoner locked up downstairs.
Hunter. Marcus had been expecting the question to come up for the last thirty minutes and had wished Ricoh wasn’t there.
Blaze looked at Ricoh. “Something happened two days ago. I decided not to tell you at the time.”
Marcus’ heart beat hard.
“The gammas caught Hunter trying to kill himself.”
“How is that even possible?” Marcus asked quietly. He tightened his grip on Ricoh’s hand. Werewolves were hard wired to protect themselves by shifting. Even he knew that.
“He partially shifted and used his claws to slit his wrists. He passed out and his body immediately shifted as he lost consciousness.”
Ricoh seemed to shrink a little into himself. Marcus glanced down at Ricoh, and instinctively pulled him close. He wasn’t dumb enough to assume that Ricoh would have recovered from being betrayed by Hunter, or being convinced the wolf was his mate for years.
“How is he doing now?” Marcus asked.
Jed answered shortly. “I’m sorry, but I wish he’d succeeded.” Marcus looked up at the older man. Jed looked furious. “He deceived us all. Just look what he did to Nate.”
“He didn’t actually physically touch Nate,” Conner said.
“But he knew about it,” Jed’s voice rose. “He stood by and allowed it to happen. I trusted that man. We all did. Any of his gammas would have given their lives for him as our Alpha.” Marcus watched in silence as Jed struggled to calm down. The enormity of what had happened was finally sinking in. Hunter hadn’t just hurt Nate and Ricoh, who had both managed in barely a week to plant themselves firmly in Marcus’ heart; he had hurt his wolves, his family. They had trusted their Alpha to look after them, and he had let them down in a spectacularly cruel way.
Marcus turned to Ricoh and looked at the worried blue eyes that were blinking up at him. Marcus turned his seat and took Ricoh’s other hand. “You have choices. You can go and see him. You can see him on your own or any one of us could come with you, including me. I can go and see him for you and find out what he wants, or you can simply tell him to get lost. You never have to think of him again.”
Ricoh swallowed. “Will you come with me?”
“I think we’ll take Jed as well.” Marcus glanced at Jed and the man nodded his head sharply.
“Good then.” Blaze stood up. “Might I suggest you see him in a few hours? I know you’ll need to see how Nate is and bring Kellan up to speed with what’s been decided.”
Marcus shot Blaze a grateful glance. Everyone filed out.
“Marcus?” Blaze hesitated.
Marcus turned to Ricoh. “Do you want to organize some food for us to take upstairs?”
Ricoh squeezed Marcus’ hand then headed towards Lilly.
“I just wanted to say I’m very grateful,” Blaze said slowly.
Marcus looked in astonishment at the big guy. “I think running my mouth off might have just cost you a lot of money.”
Blaze waved an impatient hand. “I don’t mean the school, or the housing, both of which are long overdue. I mean the way you spoke to May.”
Marcus screwed his eyes up in confusion.
“I have never said thank you,” Blaze added.
“For what I said to May?”
Blaze chuckled. “I know it’s been nearly a week, but because of Nate we have never had a chance to talk about what happened.” Blaze paused.
“You were willing to die for our wolves.”
Marcus turned at the other voice. He hadn’t realized Darric was still in the room. All his focus had been on Blaze.
“You’re human,” Darric continued. “Stating the obvious, but there aren’t many wolves who would have stepped up and done what you did. We owe you our thanks and our loyalty.’
“And I don’t want you to think I’m taking over, either,” Blaze added.
Marcus put a hand up to stall him. “I’m completely out of my depth and everyone knows it.”
“No, you’re wrong,” Blaze said firmly. “You had May eating out of your hand.”
“By promising her something I had no right to,” Marcus interrupted.
“By being an Alpha and reminding us that packs are about family,” Blaze replied. He put a hand on Marcus’ shoulder. “Your pack made the right decision.”
Buy the book: Amazon
Meet the author:
Victoria Sue has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids’ adventure stories, she would go raid her mom’s. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She especially loves writing gay romance because as far as she’s concerned the only thing better than one hot guy, is two of them.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/victoriasueauthor/
Tour Dates & Stops: