Claimed Possession, Book 2 in The Machinery of Desire had Sassik as a minor character so this is a spin-off story. It does fill in some world details that are new and the novella can be read by itself too. Providing you're not anal about knowing all the world details in a standalone.
I forgot to explain the tentacles in Chapter Ten...
Then again, I still don't know how octopuses have sex on THIS planet.
Here's a little 7 line teaser for you all.
(And there are not any tentacles anywhere in this story. Such a pity.)
Acquired Possession and Claimed Possession are on Amazon and available in Kindle Unlimited.
Teaser from Fated Possession (Alien Alphas anthology)
As she rose, before halfway to her feet, he wrapped his fists about each breast as if they were handles, and pulled her higher, then pushed her backward until she found herself jammed between him and wall.
Though her abused rear was being squashed, it was the crushing of her breasts that overwhelmed her. Not simply pain, this was personal, confronting, and he leaned in and took her mouth with his, forcing her to open. Tongue and teeth, his breath in her, his hands in fierce possession of parts of her that should never be handled like this – as crazy as a slap to the face.
Her desires slammed to the fore.
She strained on tiptoes, gasping as he kissed and bit her mouth, her throat, bewildered by the sensations. Perversely, she found herself clutching his shoulders, holding him as if she wanted this.
God, yes. Yes she did.
Available on Preorder for 99c until release on January 16th, 2018
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=wURBDwAAQBAJ