Caleb by Kate Hill
Romantic Moments 2
Character Interview with Caleb from Romantic Moments 2: Caleb
Where are you from?
I live on my pack’s territory. I don’t want to say the exact location because it’s better that we live apart from humans, at least at this time. I’m hopeful about better relations in the future, though.
What’s your job?
I’m the pack leader. It’s a lot of responsibility, but it’s well worth it. I’ve spent time in the human world, though, and I have solid investments and a home there that I use from time to time.
Do you like people or do you prefer to be alone?
I’m a pack animal. I love spending time with family and friends.
Who is your greatest enemy?
Mette. I probably shouldn’t have let him stay with the pack after he challenged me once before, but I think everyone deserves a second chance, even a wolf like Mette. Tia says I’m going to regret it, though. She’s probably right.
Who is your closest friend?
Curtis and I have been friends for years. He’s human, but we understand each other. He’s a great guy. I trust him like a member of the pack.
What makes you happy?
Being with Tia. Enjoying nature. Howling with my pack.
What makes you sad?
Knowing that humans and wolves probably won’t have a good, trusting relationship in my lifetime.
What’s your favorite food?
What do you consider your best trait?
Being fair. I don’t like to judge people based on preconceived notions. I like to give everyone a chance to prove themselves.
What do you consider your worst trait?
Tia believes that what I just said is my worst trait and I’m going to find out that no good deed goes unpunished.
Tia is there to remind him that even an alpha wolf’s broken spirit can heal.
I’m a powerful and respected Alpha, but the wolf Mette covets my leadership. I’m injured when my conniving enemy challenges me.
After losing my pack and nearly my life, I go to lick my wounds in the human world, but my beloved mate Tia knows that a wolf’s broken spirit can heal, and there is only one true leader of our pack.
Note: Caleb is a very short werewolf action romance story with a mild heat level, moderate violence, and a HEA. This Romantic Moments story is the perfect length for a lunch break, before bed, or any time you want a quick, romantic read.
Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who loves writing romantic fantasies. When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, watching horror movies, and researching vampires and Viking history. She runs the Compelling Beasts Blog that is dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes, and paranormal creatures. Kate also writes as Saloni Quinby.
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Reaching the village, Tia shouted to the nearest wolf to bring the healer.
Finally we made it to our cabin where I collapsed on our bed. Tia brought a cup of water and lifted my head to help me drink. Gazing at her, I realized how much I loved her and how much of a risk she’d taken by becoming my mate.
An aggressive howl echoed from the clearing near our cabin. This wasn’t just any howl, but one of challenge for leadership of our pack.
Tia’s horrified, furious gaze met mine and she whispered, “Mette.” Then she snarled through clenched teeth. “The coward!”
I’d only known real fear at one other time in my life—the day Tia and I had been attacked by hunters and she’d been lost. My fear now mingled with regret. I’d promised her a happy life, but we were about to lose it and there was nothing I could do about it.
Drawing a long breath, I painfully pushed myself to a sitting position.
“You don’t actually intend to fight him?” Tia demanded.
“I have to.”