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A Tainted Claim (The Beholden Duet 2)

A Tainted Claim (The Beholden Duet 2)

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"It was fast-paced and well written with some majorly scorching chemistry." - BB

His claim on her is a deep possession he won’t allow her to break

Ana is determined to put Maddoc behind her.

As she tries to take control of her life and make her own choices, one thing becomes clear.

The Alpha outlaw won’t let her go.

Infuriated that she’s not already his, Maddoc uses all his resources to assert his claim.

But his violent destruction in taking what he is owed crushes anyone who gets in his way

Including Ana herself.

A TAINTED CLAIM is the second and final installment of the Beholden Duet, a fantasy Omegaverse romance that explores justice, punishment, and dark, tainted love. For fans of Alpha anti-heroes. HEA included. This story features romance and situations of a dark nature. See below for content/trigger warnings.

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“It’s not good enough.” Maddoc’s low growl burned the back of his throat. “I want to know what the fuck she was doing all night. And I want to know today!” The fury in him roiled at the thought she might have been anywhere near the duke last night. Thankfully, her heat wasn’t due for weeks. If there were any chance of it arriving while she was in the duke’s possession, he would have stormed in and collected her, regardless of the consequences—though those consequences would likely include the opportunity to kill the duke.

“We’ve always been very careful not to betray those who provide us with information,” Raine said carefully. “We’ve never asked them to do anything that will reveal their allegiance with us. It may be they are unable or unwilling to give us that information—”

The harsh growl in Maddoc’s throat cut off her words. There was no point explaining that none of that mattered now. He was on the edge of a cliff of sanity, ready to descend into the most mindless, violent rage if anyone breathed the wrong way.


Primal Possessive Romance Satisfaction Guarantee

This book will contain the following:

  • deeply obsessive, possessive, jealous behavior by the hero for the heroine
  • dark, uncomfortable, explicit, and potentially triggering scenes
  • a hero who is cruel, brutal, or despicable in some way
  • a hero who is also faithful and protective of the heroine
  • material that is for 18+ readers only

For specific trigger warnings, please click here.

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Please read the blurb, content/trigger warnings, and excerpts before purchasing.

Ebooks: Zoey Ellis Books has a 48 hr return policy for e-books.

We don't offer returns for: Sale e-bundles, paperbacks and hardbacks.

All returns are at the discretion of Zoey Ellis Books.

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