Inevitable
The Curse of Avalon Book 2
by Sariah Skye
Genre: Paranormal RH Romance
A few short weeks ago, I knew exactly who I was: Ava Dawson, a woman
with a surprising magical ability, a daughter, a friend, and
invisible to men.
Now?
Everything has changed. The only family I’ve ever known? Betrayed
me. My best friend lives clear across the city, and I seem to have
the favor of four gorgeous, reluctant incubi. That complicates things
a bit.
Also, I have this powerful magic coursing through my veins: the power of
the mythical isle of Avalon. It’s real, I promise—I feel it every
day. If I don’t learn how to control it, I might just end up
hurting the people closest to me. Mathias, Trystan, Bash, and Xander
are the new sworn protectors of Avalon—me. They’re powerful, but
this magic? Might be more so.
I’m resisting the magic and trying to figure out who I am again.
Losing my control? It’s probable. Losing my heart, split among four gorgeous
men? Yeah, I’m sure it’s only inevitable
(this is a slower-burn paranormal/ reverse harem romance, like the first
book in the series. Due to language and adult content, the entire
series is recommended for adults 18+)

“Go ahead and live with four guys,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said.

Okay, I admit I don’t know who “they” are. The voices in my head, maybe.

My best friend. My father of all people. But after three weeks of living with my

new…boyfriends?… I can say, with confidence, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Not because they aren’t hot, or kind, or sexy…but because they’re pigs. Pigs I

tell you!

It’s 3 A.M., and I ducked down to the kitchen to get a late-night snack.

Before I got to the kitchen, I realized I had to pee. So, I slipped into one of the

bathrooms on the main level. There’s a nightlight on, but still I stupidly sat

without looking first. I imagined—as always when I use the toilet—that I’m

going to sit down about knee level and do my business.

So, imagine my utter dismay, when my ass hit the cold porcelain, and I slid

into the toilet bowl; my ass grazing the blue toilet water. It’s cold, and I cringed.

And, even though it was mother-fuckin’ 3 A.M., I didn’t care. I’m going to

yell!

“Okay, which one of you fuckers left the goddamned toilet seat up down

here!? I swear to god, when I figure out who you are, I’m going to cut the

crotches out of all your pants, you assholes!” I threatened, screaming at the top

of my lungs so hard, feeling my cheeks tense with heat. Both face cheeks and

ass cheeks alike. To be fair, they aren’t really assholes, but my asshole was

swimming in toilet water and I’m humiliated. So, for right now? Everyone is an

asshole.

I heard the scrambling of awkward male feet as they cower in their rooms,

safe and snug in their beds from my ire. “You bastards, I swear…” I muttered

under my breath, as I unceremoniously propped my hands on either side of the

bowl, and awkwardly lifted myself up. My buttcheeks dripped toilet water from

them, and I reached for the toilet paper in the holder so I could dry off my poor,

pride-stung butt.

The cardboard roll spun in the holder, but I didn’t touch cushiony softness.

Oh no, I touched…an empty toilet paper roll.

And then, I saw red in my eyes. There was only one explanation to the

culprit of this toilet travesty.

TRYSTAN!” I screamed bloody murder at the top of my lungs. The former

eagle-shifter had a slobby streak to him, and maybe it’s because of his birdbrain,

or his laziness, but I’ve caught him twice now not replacing the roll when

he’s finished.

I can’t be sure, but I’m almost positive I heard a muffled, “Och, shite!”

from the game room down the hallway, as a door slammed shut. I heard him

dashing away, up the stairs, assumedly to his room.

And can we just discuss just how often men go through entire rolls of toilet

paper? I’ll replace the damn thing in the morning, and by nighttime, it’s totally

gone. What the hell do they do in there!? Keep in mind, they each have their own

bathrooms too!

On second thought… I didn’t want to know.

I cringed now for two reasons: one, the image I’m trying to shove out of my

mind of one of the guys doing yucky things in the bathroom, and two, trying to

reach my short ass arms about three feet away to the vanity under the sink for the

toilet paper. I prayed to the gods—any of them that would listen—that Xander

and his O.C.D. cleaning habits haven’t disappointed me, and properly stockpiled

it with plenty of toilet paper.

I hovered in the bathroom over the bowl, ass swinging in the air, pants at

my ankles, squatting at my knees, and tried to reach the handle of the cabinet. I

managed to pull it open successfully, and I blindly reached in. “Success! Thank

you, Xander!” I yanked out a couple of rolls and ripped off a wad to dab my ass

off, sighing with happiness that I was dry.

I haven’t even done my business yet, either.

I plopped the wooden-toilet seat down with a bang, hoping that whoever

was around got the hint. They’ve probably all scattered like scared cats now,

because they know the first guy I see is going to get my wrath. Even Xander, for

his obsession with putting blue bleach tablets in each tank. I couldn’t be totally

for sure that my butt wasn’t blue now from it. I would go easier on him, though,

because he had enough sense to make sure the bathroom was properly stocked at

least.

And yes, this was just part of the fun of living with four guys. It’s not all

orgies, spankings, and afternoon delights. No, it’s actually much different than

that. I now pitied the mothers out there, who have husbands and all sons—I

couldn’t imagine. At least my boys were fine as hell, and it gave me something

to look at.

Right now, I wondered why I put myself through it all. But aside from the

occasional “piggery”, the guys are actually quite wonderful. Over the past

month, we’ve grown close, and I’ve implanted myself into their home, and their

lives—with their insistence, of course.

It didn’t seem that long ago that my weird “invisible” magic was just that—

weird. I just thought I was crazy.

I, Avalon “Ava” Dawson, had lived a boring, humble life in a Minneapolis

suburb in a duplex with my best friend, Summer Santiago, and my mother. And

my mother wasn’t this evil, nasty witch.

I meant that literally—she is an evil witch. My eccentric, loopy mother

turned out to be Morgaine Le Fey—yes, that Morgaine from all the legends—in

glamour, posing as my mother. Okay, she actually is my mother. And Sir

Lancelot? Actually my father. Ain’t that a kick in the pants?

And the guys—the four guys I now lived with—ended up saving me from a

dangerous ritual my mother kidnapped me for, where I was imbued with the

magic of the mystical isle of Avalon. I had no idea what’s going on inside me,

and still don’t really, except the fact that it seems to be…active. I was able to

heal the guys from their injuries before, but lately? It had some surprising

effects. Like, I’m charged and ready to go all the time (I’m horny, okay?), but it

came with a bummer of a side effect. When I become aroused—which around

these dudes was all the time—it just felt… wrong somehow. I needed to learn

how to control it, and hopefully the guys could help. With their varied

backgrounds, they all had a bit of knowledge and supernatural life experience at

their fingertips. Oh, and they’re immortal incubus demons, cursed at various

times by Morgaine over the years. She’s been busy for a long, long time.

Mathias was a former Roman gladiator, with superhuman strength and

speed. Trystan was an eagle shifter from Scotland from the time of the

Highlanders and clans. Sebastian—Bash—was from colonial Virginia; he is a

borderline genius, and an alchemist witch who was burned at the stake for trying

to save his village from illness. Lastly, Xander was the youngest at two-hundredsomething

years old, and an immigrant from China during the California Gold

Rush, where his father sold him into slavery. He also had the amazing ability to

channel the weather into magic he wielded at his fingertips.

And wouldn’t you know it? Morgaine, with her evil magic, had cursed

hundreds of men for hundreds of years, like my incubi, to steal life energies from

women. The sexual energy the incubi extracted from the women when they were

together, was transferred somehow into Morgaine, to help her remain immortal,

until she could unleash the Avalon magic into me, and use me to remain that

way. Somehow. She didn’t count on four of her lost incubi to come into my life;

she’d lost track of them over the years because they denied their incubus

instincts and refused to “attack” women for their life energies, only taking

enough from them by not allowing themselves to orgasm during their couplings.

Because her orgasm triggered the life force, the incubus’ orgasm is when they’d

take her life force. I didn’t like thinking about it, but it was a reality they lived

with for many years. As a result, their innate supernatural abilities are partially

weakened, and they cannot have a relationship with anyone except a special kind

of supernatural being. The incubus magic renders the woman obsessed and

irrational afterwards, but more than one coupling between the woman and

incubus, no matter if he takes her life energy or not, will always result in death.

The only kind of supe impervious to their magic is a cambion; a child of a

human and an incubus.

It’s not in the history books, but Lancelot—now known as Lachlan Steele—

was the first person cursed as an incubus by my mother for not reciprocating her

“affections”. And later, she glamoured herself into someone different, found

Lancelot again many, many years later and charmed him into sleeping with her

to conceive me. So, that makes me a cambion. Convenient, huh? My

supernatural heritage, and strange “invisible” abilities I got from my father also

made me a prime candidate to be a vessel for the magic from Avalon. How it’s

possible an entire island of magic could fit into a clay vessel that held it for so

many years, or me, I had no idea. But my mother was betting on the stealth

magic to help hide the magic from the outside world; at least that was the guys’

theory.

Aside from all that, I was the first cambion any of the guys’ had

encountered in hundreds of years. Because of that, we decided for now to, um,

share me. It sounded crazy, but they knew there was little chance of ever

encountering another cambion ever again; we were apparently extremely,

extremely rare. And that brought me to here.

As I spaced out, still sitting on the commode trying to recover from the

traumatic potty situation, my full bladder reminded me that I still hadn’t done

what I came in for. I shook myself out of my daze, and finally did my bathroom

business. I set the toilet paper on the holder knowing fully well it would annoy

someone, and placed the other roll on the back of the commode. You know, for

next time. I’ll probably be using it tomorrow.

I padded down the hallway to the kitchen. There’s always a night light on in

every room, and I’m thankful for that because I’m still not one-hundred percent

confident about the layout of the house. It’s so much bigger than where I lived

most of my life, and I still got turned around, especially at night.

I entered the kitchen and go straight for the fridge. Opening the Frenchstyle

steel doors, I scanned the contents. I’m not sure what I wanted, but I know

I wanted something really bad for me because after the potty calamity, I was

crabby as hell. Mathias refused to keep a lot of junk food in the house—which I

found a bit ridiculous. With their incubus-bodies, they didn’t gain weight. It

won’t clog their arteries or make them ill because they’re friggin’ immortal. Me,

however —there’s still a chance, even with my half-witch, half incubus, all

cambion heritage I could gain about five-hundred pounds. I was willing to take

that risk, though, right now.

Invisible
The Curse of Avalon Book 1
My name is Ava Dawson. Ever since I was young, I have had this strange
“gift” of invisibility. I can’t explain it, nor can I always
control it. It affects my work, my personal life, dating—all but my
mother and best friend seem to be affected. No matter what I do, I
seem to always be forgotten.
Until I meet these gorgeous guys during a girls’ night out, and there’s
something strangely alluring about them. An ancient curse brings us
together, while a group of supernatural “Collectors” is
threatening to tear us apart. They’re targeting people with special
abilities like mine, and all four men have taken it upon themselves
to protect me. But with their complicated pasts, I can’t help but
feel protective of them, too. I’m trying not to get in over my
head, with these men, and the magic.
But I have to admit, It’s nice to be seen after years of being
invisible.
*Author’s Note: this book is ‘reverse harem;’ meaning, one woman, multiple love
interests. This series is meant for readers 18+ only
Sariah Skye physically resides in southern Minnesota with her husband, two
kids and a dog (so really…3 children) but mentally her head is in
the clouds dreaming of anything that doesn’t require adulting.

 

When not writing she’s probably geeking out watching Star Trek, playing
World of Warcraft, reading yet another fantasy book or staying up way
too late. She’d love it if you dropped her a line at Facebook or
Twitter but be prepared…she’s a nictofiliac so be patient for a
response while her eyes adjust to the light of day and beware of
sarcasm. It helps to throw her chocolate or glitter first before
engaging. Wine is also acceptable…but not to throw. Hand it over
gently.
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