Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Promo & Tour: The Crying of Ross 128 by David Allan Hamilton


Title: The Crying of Ross 128
Author: David Allan Hamilton
Genre/Age: Science Fiction/Adult
Series: Unknown
Publisher: Tellwell
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SynopsisAmerica has splintered into various independent republics after a brutal civil war. Against this backdrop, space exploration is on the cusp of new technological breakthroughs.

Jim Atteberry, a mid-30s English professor at City College in San Francisco, spends his free time listening for alien signals on the amateur radio astronomy bands. His life as a single parent to his precocious daughter is turned upside-down when he hears an intelligent cry for help from the Ross 128 system and realizes we are not alone.

This signal unleashes a chain of events pitting Jim and his brilliant, mysterious colleague Kate against a power-hungry scientist with his own secret agenda. Jim must learn the truth about the signal, the strange disappearance of his wife Janet, and the meaning of true love before it’s too late in this first contact thriller.


Whitt continued talking while he worked. “So, there are the two Americas, our own government of course, the Russians, Indians, Chinese... not to mention those terrorist groups out there who would love to exploit our human fears about hostile aliens and such.”

“I hadn’t thought about all that.”

“I’m sure if you spend any time at all on this question, you’d come up with a list of 50 organizations all wanting to know how you discovered the signal, and how to use that for their own goals.”

Whitt replaced the cover on the computer and wiped his hands on his coat. “There’s someone else you may want to consider, too. Someone closer to home as it were.”

“Who’s that?”

“I hesitate to say because I recognize how close you are.” He put his tools back in a small pouch.

“Who is it, Dr. Whitt?”

“How well do you know Kate Braddock? I mean, how well do you really know her?”

Atteberry threw his head back and laughed. “That’s insane! I trust her more than anyone in the world.”

“Oh, I understand, truly, I do. But the work she did in the past was highly specialized and top secret. Where does she come from? What kind of dubious alliances has she forged over the years? In short, she may have been playing you all along.”

“No, no, I don’t believe that for a second.”

“Fair enough, Mr. Atteberry, but if you’re considering who could be behind this mysterious tracer, I think you have to consider all possibilities. Even the ones that appear impossible.”




Author Interview
with David Allan Hamilton


If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?

Clairvoyance or prophecy. I think the ability to read the energy fields, make sense of events, would be a powerful ability. Now I’m not saying I’d want as much as Gary Mitchell did in the old Star Trek Original Series where Mitchell goes berserk with his ESP powers. But a little bit would be cool.


What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?

Most likely, that I am a knitter. I enjoy making my own sweaters, especially the old vintage Mary Maxims, you know the ones with the crazy kitschy patterns like fish and moose and such. But since knitting, I’ve learned that survivors of near death events often take to repetitive activities, like knitting, to quiet parts of their brain. I wonder if that’s what I’m doing in some odd way.


When writing descriptions of your hero, what feature do you start with?

I usually have a pretty good idea of what my hero looks like before I write up a character profile, so I probably begin with very basic information: gender, height, hair and eye colour, and so on. I often search the internet for pictures of people who come close to what I have in my mind for a character. The next thing I often focus on is my hero’s traits: the good ones are fairly simple… things like loyalty or resourcefulness. But it’s the flaws that I really enjoy writing in to my hero, and seeing the contrast of strength and weakness together.


Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I am 100% a plotter, but with a caveat. First, I love planning things out, whether that’s a story plot or a camping trip or business activities. I like to have structure, a road map. But here’s the caveat: I also give myself the flexibility and the permission to make adjustments along the way. So when it comes to plotting a novel, I spend a fair bit of time working out each section, each character’s movements and motivations. But when it comes to actually writing my sections, I allow my characters to influence the direction it takes. So I guess you could say I plot my stories out fully, but then I expect some the story to morph once the writing gets going.


Did you learn anything from writing this book? If so, what?

Yes! First, I learned that the process I used to plot and write the novel actually worked. I used a combination of plotting, a group of like-minded writers for feedback along the way, and I set aside specific times during the week that I devoted to writing. A good editor is a must as well.

But the thing I learned the most from writing The Crying of Ross 128 was about the relationship with my own father. My hero, Jim Atteberry, is a single parent raising a 10 year old daughter. My own dad was never part of my life in any significant way. But I learned from writing this story is that the relationship Jim had with Mary was, in fact, the kind of relationship I longed to have with own dad. I’m 55 now, and I’m still coming to terms with my father. Writing this novel had an unexpected healing effect on me.



David Allan Hamilton is a teacher, writer, and multipotentialite. He is a graduate of Laurentian University (BSc. Applied Physics) and The University of Western Ontario (MSc. Geophysics). He lives in Ottawa where he facilitates writing workshops and teaches. When not writing, David enjoys riding his bike long distances, painting, and knitting.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Promo & Tour: Forbidden Fires by Bobbi Smith


Title: Forbidden Fires
Author: Bobbi Smith
Genre/Age: Historical Romance/Adult
Series: None
Publisher: Montlake Romance
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SynopsisWhen Ellen Douglass saves the Union officer from the cold river, she doesn't think this one action will so alter her future. But as Price holds her is his arms, they try to forget that they fight on opposing sides and will be kept forever apart.


April, 1865
Vicksburg, Mississippi

The newly freed Union soldiers trudged up the gangplank of the steamboat Sultana in seemingly endless numbers. Although the memories of their ordeal at Andersonville Prison Camp were painful, their mood was jubilant. The war was over. They were going home!

Onboard, a tall Yankee officer stood at the rail grimly watching the loading. Captain Price Richardson was frustrated and angry. He’d witnessed many acts of incompetence during his time in the army, but what was happening today was beyond belief. Price was enough of a river man to know it was foolhardy to challenge the Mississippi this way. Going upriver against the flood was hard on a steamboat, but on one seriously overloaded, it could be suicide.

Furious, Price turned to his friend, Lieutenant Jericho Cooper. “Don’t they have any idea of what they’re doing?”

“Do you think they’re overloading it?” Coop remarked sarcastically.

“They could load men on the other two steamers.”

Coop smiled wryly, as they watched column after column of men file aboard. “You have to remember the Department of the Army is in charge of this.”

Realizing they weren’t going anywhere soon, the two men sat down on the deck to await their departure.

As evening came, the Sultana, which should only have been carrying about 400 passengers, finally began her trip north against the swollen river with over 2,300 passengers and crew onboard.




Five Favorite Movie Scenes
by Bobbi Smith

What a fun topic to blog about! I love a lot of movies and I love strong heroes! 

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Western fan that I am, The Big Country is my all-time favorite. Gregory Peck stars in this one as a sea captain who becomes engaged to a rancher’s daughter and travels out west to start a new life ranching. It’s a fun scene when he gets off the stage in town dressed like a dude from back East. The Big Country is a wonderful story. I managed to find a copy of the book written by Donald Hamilton. Amazingly, it’s only 160 pages long and they got that whole movie out of it! 

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I really enjoy Pure Country, too. It’s contemporary and stars George Strait as a country-western star who needs a break from his singing career and takes off without telling anyone. He meets the heroine at a bar and saves her from her drunken boyfriend. He ends up working for her father at their ranch. 

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Now, another classic favorite of mine is Toy Story! Wow, what a great movie for all ages! Woody is awesome and so is Buzz! Two wonderful heroes who always manage to save the day!

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Die Hard is another great film. What Bruce Willis goes through trying to rescue his wife is amazing, especially the shootout scene in the offices. 

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And I also love the original Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. My favorite scene in this one is at the end when they race to meet each other on the boats. That’s definitely a HEA ending!


After working as a department manager for Famous-Barr, and briefly as a clerk at a bookstore, Bobbi Smith gave up on career security and began writing. She sold her first book to Zebra in 1982.

Since then, Bobbi has written over 40 books and 6 novellas. To date, there are more than five million of her novels in print. She has been awarded the prestigious Romantic Times Storyteller of the Year Award and two Career Achievement Awards. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists.

When she's not working on her novels, she is frequently a guest speaker for writer's groups. Bobbi is mother of two sons and resides in St. Charles, Missouri with her husband and three dogs.

You can follow Bobbi on Facebook in the group Bobbi Smith Books.

Bobbi has been awarded the prestigious “Storyteller of the Year” Award from Romantic Times Magazine (New York) and has attained positions on the New York Times Best Seller List, the USA Today Best Seller List, the Walden’s Best Seller List, B. Dalton’s List, and the Wal-Mart and K-Mart Best Seller Lists.

The foreign rights to Ms. Smith’s books have been sold to China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Russia and Sweden. Smith’s current publisher is Amazon. Bobbi has written two faith-based contemporary novels - Haven (https://bobbismithbooks.com/product/haven) and Miracles (https://bobbismithbooks.com/product/miracles)- using the pseudonym of Julie Marshall.

Copyright © 2018 Bobbi Smith.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Review: My Best Friend's Ex by Hazel Kelly

Title: My Best Friend's Ex
Author: Hazel Kelly
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/NA
Series: Beta Brothers (Book One)
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Author
Rating: ✺✺✺
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Synopsis: I’ve always been good at sharing. You have to be when you grow up in a family like mine. 

But I never wanted to share Logan.


From the moment I saw him, my skin prickled and my insides burned, as if I’d found something I hadn’t realized I was looking for.

Unfortunately, I had to keep that to myself since, like all the kids my parents brought home, he was considered family from the moment he took a seat at our table. So from that day on, I did everything I could to force a familial bond.

Piper didn’t have to, though. She noticed immediately how special he was, and it wasn’t long before she was caring for him in a way I couldn’t, a way I wasn’t ready for.

A way that made me insanely jealous.

Night after night, I’d watch her leave my house and sneak over to the annex above our garage to visit him, and I’d stare at the small, curtain-covered window until my eyes burned with tears.

I wanted to be happy for them. After all, Piper and I had been best friends since I was six, and she was so content with him… at least, in the beginning. But it was hard because their relationship taught me that I wasn’t as good at sharing as I thought. I just never cared about anything enough to want it all to myself before.

Until Logan.

Not that I held it against them that they got together. I know better than anyone that you can’t help who you love. You can only help who knows about it.

And since he’ll always be off-limits, there’s no point in sharing my secret.

It doesn’t matter if my body screams for his touch whenever we cross paths.

It doesn’t matter that my heart swells to six times its normal size at the mere thought of that handsome loner’s shy smile.

It doesn’t matter if I think I could love him better than she did.

Because Logan Jones and I are never going to happen.

*This standalone contemporary romance features forbidden love, yummy fratboys, and warm fuzzies galore. Ridiculously happy ending guaranteed! Enjoy!




**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

This. To me, this is what good love stories are all about.

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Logan has always been off-limits to Zoey, but that didn't stop him from dating her best friend. And even though things ended badly between the couple, Zoey couldn't stop herself from pining for the boy who could never be hers. That is, until she moves away to college and runs into Logan again, causing all of the long-suppressed emotions to rush forward. And this time, she's not sure if she should hide them.

Zoey was always the girl that Logan couldn't have. After her family took him in, he could never repay their kindness by taking advantage of their daughter. And while he dated other girls, a piece of his heart always belonged to Zoey. So being near her again is making it hard to pretend that he doesn't still care for her. Because if anyone deserves a happy ending, it's her, and he's starting to wonder if he's the one who could play her Prince Charming.

This is why I love reading this author's work. Every time I pick up a book by her, I know I'm going to get a likable couple of characters and a believable storyline. And thankfully, it doesn't follow the stereotypical romance book formula. You know the one. It gets tiring to read the same thing over and over. No so with this author. In fact, the best thing about her books is how easy they are to read and enjoy. I don't have to try to like the characters, I just do. I don't have to pretend to care about the plot, I'm immediately intrigued by it. It's a gift that I'm glad she's decided to share with the world.

I think the thing that I like most about this book was how simple it was. There was no crazy and unbelievable plot, no obnoxious characters or unnecessary drama, and even the conflict was not drawn out to frustrate the reader. This love story could be anyone's story. Two people who cannot be together, suddenly seeing their future may be possible, and going for it. No over-exaggerated issues or half a dozen conflicts to overcome and no main character being a jerk for no good reason. I love how much this book was just about 'love'.

Don't get me wrong, there is some steam here too. We have to wait a bit because the heroine is inexperienced and our hero wants to make it memorable for her. That's just another reason to love Logan, of course. And I enjoyed how much that annoyed Zoey. There is another thing I liked about this book and that's the theme of overcoming a difficult past. Especially for Logan. I was proud of him for taking his skill and turning it into a business. He was also a romantic, something I don't see enough in the romance genre with so many alpha male bad boys. Logan was great.

In closing...
This is a promising start to a new series. Five suns!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Book Blitz: Her Desert Prince by Marie Tuhart


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Catherine Taylor is no stranger to life’s school of hard knocks. At the tender age of 18, she left her dysfunctional family behind and struck out on her own, finally free to embrace her passion for creating art. After years of hard work, she has achieved some degree of acclaim. When she is offered the opportunity to work in the small middle eastern country of Bashir to create the defining mural for the new children's critical care ward, Catherine embraces the chance to meld her love of children and her love of art. What she doesn’t think she is ready for is the blatant and instant passion she feels the moment she meets the successful country’s crown prince, Malik.

Malik al-Hakim has been raised with the sole purpose of someday becoming the king of his beloved country of Bashir. Years of careful preparation by his loving family has him ready to take the yoke from his father one day, but nothing could prepare him for the instant lust he feels the moment he sees Catherine. Never one to let an opportunity slip by, Malik pursues Catherine convincing her to explore their desire. But when political intrigue places Catherine in danger, Malik soon realizes lust has evolved to love and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the woman of his dreams safely by his side, no matter how hard she tries to fight their fate.

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Malik waited at the bottom of the stairs. Damn, if the man didn’t look sexy. He was dressed a bit more formally than earlier, now in black slacks and a white shirt with a black jacket, but no tie.

His raven hair, which earlier had looked wild and untamed, now lay silky against his scalp, but she detected a wave flowing through it. She longed to run her fingers through his hair just to see how soft it really was.

“Good evening, Catherine.” His husky greeting sent shivers of awareness skittering over her nerves.

“Good evening, Malik.”

“You look stunning.” He took her hand and pressed it against his chest, right over his heart.

His heart beat strong beneath her palm, while her heart pounded. She was glad she’d dressed up a little bit. “And I think you’re a natural flirt.” For some reason, the banter relaxed her. Usually, she didn’t go in for teasing, but she enjoyed it with him.

“Guilty as charged.” He leaned down. “But don’t tell anyone or else I’m done for,” he whispered before straightening and tucking her hand in the crook of his arm. “It is my pleasure to escort you.”

“Lead on.” She followed him down the same hallway she’d taken that morning with the queen, and into the same room.

Catherine wasn’t sure what to expect, but the last thing she’d anticipated was the room to fall silent when they entered. All eyes were focused on them.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Spotlight: Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski

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EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
New York Times Bestselling Author
Jessica Redmerski
Everything Under the Sun
Genre: YA/NA Crossover, Dystopian
Publication Date: August 28, 2017
Atticus, struggling to conform to the cruel nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. Thais, fighting to stay out of the hands of men like him. Forced together, they fall in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?
This book will take you on a long, dangerous, exciting journey. These characters will stay with you and you will fall so in love with them! I want to read it again, and again, and again!
That was an epic read. Pure epic! ... Jessica Redmerski... is an absolutely incredible writer. I fall in love with every book she writes, every character, everything.
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Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Book Blast: Heart Stopping by L.P. Maxa


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LOVE ETERNAL

Ten years ago Baze Carter fell irrevocably in love and knew he'd found his forever only to have her ripped from his arms, never to be seen again. Broken, and unable to find her, he made a life for himself as a baseball coach at St. Leasing School for Boys. Their secret, hidden for centuries, has been in peril for the past year, and now more than ever, Baze and his pack need to end the evil that plagues them. When Penelope Sutton is discovered bruised and battered lying in the road in front of his home, Baze is elated and murderous in equal measure. Anyone who dare harm his long lost mate will be made to pay, but not before Baze and Pen find their way back to each other.


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“Hey, you okay?” She came out of the bathroom, steam escaping through the open door. Baze was bent at the waist, clutching the high-backed armchair next to the bed she’d slept in. She could see the tension in his posture. “Do I still smell like—”

“Please, Pen, please don’t say his name.” He turned to look at her, his eyes pleading. “I can’t handle it right now.”

She lifted her arm, smelling her skin. She thought she smelled like the soap she’d used in the shower. But her nose wasn’t the nose of a shifter. “Do I, uh, smell okay?”

He nodded. “You smell like me.” He took a step toward her, his hands reaching.

She wanted him to touch her, so her heart sank when his palms dropped back to his side. Penelope stood still, not sure what to do next. She’d showered like he’d asked; she was wearing his clothes. Now it was time for them to go downstairs and meet his pack. She’d be lying if she said she wasn’t nervous. Packs weren’t common, not in this day. But from what she knew, shifter packs were closer than family. They were tight-knit, protective, and they didn’t take to outsiders all that well.

She may have been Baze’s whole world when they were kids, but they were basically strangers at this point.

“When you meet them, my friends, you can’t touch them.”

Her eyes snapped to his face. “What?”

He shook his head, his gaze weary. “I feel…on edge. I feel possessive of you, and I can’t seem to shake it.” He licked his lips. “I’ll get it under control. But in the meantime, please don’t let them touch you. Especially the young guys, they’re not bonded.”

Was everything they’d gone through as kids coming back full force? Would the pain come back too? And the million-dollar question: what would they do about it if it did?

She nodded, letting him know that she’d heard him and she understood. And when he gestured for her to step in front of him, she waited in the hall to let him lead her down the stairs and into what appeared to be a massive living room.

The first thing she saw was the mounds of Chinese food on the large, long walnut coffee table. She put her hand on her stomach when it growled loudly. It’d been days since she’d had a real meal. She was starving, and now everyone knew it. “Sorry.”

A girl with long blonde hair, a shade lighter than Pen’s, stepped forward. “Don’t apologize.” Her smile was kind and she held a plate out, piled high with lo mein and orange chicken. “I’m Molly, Keller’s mate.”

“Thank you.” Pen took the food, not able to resist the smell any longer.

Molly kept standing, pointing around the room at each person in turn. “That’s Corey, Dominic, Lincoln, Madden, Jasper, Jace, Riley, and my mate Keller.” Molly laughed lightly. “Don’t worry about remembering everyone’s names. We won’t quiz you until tomorrow.”

Pen sent the group a wave. “Penelope. But you can call me Pen.” She glanced to Baze, gauging his reaction. He’d been the first person to ever call her Pen, but it’d stuck even after they’d been separated. Maybe it was her way of keeping him with her, even when there were oceans between them.

“You can call me Dom, and that skinny guy over there goes by Linc.” The man who’d addressed her stood, holding his hand out.

She looked at it but took a step away. “Sorry, I um…” She let her words trail off. She was normally a friendly person; she was a hugger. But she believed Baze when he’d said he was on edge and he didn’t want anyone to touch her. She may not be one hundred percent certain what the future held for the two of them, but she didn’t want to make the present any harder than it needed to be.

“Don’t touch her, any of you.” Baze grabbed her arm and gently hauled her behind his body and onto a vacant chair that looked like it had been pulled in from an unseen dining room. “I can’t handle it.”

Dom held his hands up in surrender. “No problem, man. I know how that feels.”



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L.P. lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter, three rescue dogs, four chickens, two dwarf goats, and one adopted cat. The fish died. She is a full-time writer, and part time business owner. L.P. says she loves to read as much as she loves to write, and reading a good book is her reward after writing one. In her spare time, she fosters puppies for a rescue organization based in Austin.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Excerpt & Tour: First to Fall by Alexa Whitewolf

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Blog Tour: First to Fall 

Author: Alexa Whitewolf 

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance 

Dates: 16th - 20th of July 


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*He was given a new life, a new choice, a new path...*

Once upon a time, Dominic Kosta didn’t have a last name. In fact, he had nothing growing up in a secluded orphanage in the mountains of Transylvania. Then an American couple adopted him, and life changed. He left behind the old
legends, the myths, the hunger within him.

*He threw it all behind, choosing seclusion and a little town....*

Rockland Creek may be a hole in the middle of nowhere, but Dom’s happy there. Life has its perks between fixing cars and seducing women. And best of all? There are no rules, other than Lucas’.
Then Lucrezia San Marco walks in, and draws him in like a moth to a flame. Only, she only has eyes for Lucas, his boss - and alpha of the pack.

*...filled with werewolves.*

There’s nothing normal about Rockland Creek - or Dominic’s existence there. But things are about to get worse, and not just because he sees the girl he loves slipping through his fingers.

*A war is brewing, eclipsing their romance and dragging old ghosts into town...*

As Dominic navigates the murky waters of romance and obedience to his leader, his feelings for Lucrezia can no longer be tamed. But not everyone supports their relationship - and the Reapers have a word or two to say against it. As does Lucrezia's ex, and the demons he brings with him.

Fire and ice, cold and hot, wolf and human. Dom and Luz will have to combine their differences and learn to compromise, or risk being torn apart by the wave of change unfurling onto Rockland Creek.

*Book I in a new series of sizzling werewolves, forgotten folklore and untamed legends.*

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Finn steps in at that point, not fooled in the least by my resenting silence. “He’s our alpha, Dom.”

I ignore how in my face he is, trying to keep my tone curt as I continue to fiddle with the timing belt. “I'm well aware.”

“We promised him loyalty.”

I throw the piece on the table, ignoring the clank of metal on metal that echoes. I face Finn, failing to appear calm. “He’s still new as alpha. And if I recall correctly, I promised him my obedience as his beta, but not my allegiance—and not forever.”

Finn glances towards Luz and Lucas, then back at me. “Pack law is clear, mate.”

“He hasn’t made a claim.” The words are more than a growl, but enough to quiet even my wolf.

Then Lucas gets up to go in his office, and Luz watches him with longing. A thought strikes me and before I have time to reason it through, I’m already moving.

This is a terrible idea.

Or so I keep telling myself, even as my feet inch towards Luz. Before I know it, my mouth is running off again—without me. “I can help.”

Luz turns those otherworldly eyes to me, the gold more clear up close, and I gulp. I’ve never had an issue with women, but hell, this one will be the death of me.

“Dom?”

I snap back to with a very unintelligent, “Huh?”

Luz laughs, and I rub the back of my neck.

“Help me with what?” Again, her eyes slide to where Lucas disappeared to.

“With him.”

She turns so fast I’m afraid she got whiplash. “What are you talking about?”

“I can help you with Lucas.” I drop on the couch, ignoring her stunned expression and those lips I want to kiss so bad my mouth tingles.


AUTHOR

  ALEXA 

The basics?

I was born in Romania (yep, Dracula's country!) in 1992. As a curious kid, I devoured every book I could on Greek, Roman, Ancient Egyptian mythology. I studied university in political science and languages. I speak five of them: french, english, romanian, italian, spanish (feel free to correspond with me in whichever language!).

My current hobbies outside of writing? Training dogs, running, reading.

So, how did I get into writing?

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote my first novel, The Sage's Legacy, when I was 14. It's currently undergoing a new editing process, and hoping to release it along with the sequels sometime soon :)

I'm one of those people with an overactive imagination (my main #1 reason as to why I can't watch horror movies!), so I put it all on paper. I dream about it, zone out about it, doesn't really matter when or where, something's always in my head.

And, sometimes, those somethings turn into novels. Like Avalon Dream! I dreamt one of the scenes, a night way way back, when I still kept a journal. Woke up at 5am, wrote it down in my faithful little notebook, and forgot about it for years!

My lovely fiance found it one day while we were cleaning, and asked me what it was all about. So I started telling him about the story, and as I'm talking, it develops into this larger narrative... And yep, you guessed it, I wrote it down. I worked on it for months, and spent even more months editing.

I currently have three series out: my fantasy romance trilogy - The Avalon Chronicles (completed), my young adult paranormal romance - The Sage's Legacy and my newly published werewolf paranormal romance - Moonlight Rogues.
To find out more about Alexa Whitewolf you can visit her at:
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