It's teaser Thursday!! Today I only have a small one, but I hope you guys enjoy it!
With the tip of his pointer finger, Adam tipped my chin upwards so that he could look into my eyes. I could drown in his sapphire gaze and not care. Every part of me craved him and I hated it.
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“Seems my affections for you didn’t go unnoticed,” Adam said looking over at me. His eyes watched me so intently, I forgot myself for a moment.
“I need to know why you waited so long. I’ve been here for three months and other than teaching me about the wolves or punishing me, you never spoke to me. You threatened to give me to Luke if I didn’t date Sawyer and now you want me for yourself,” I paused to take a breath. “Whatever game you’re playing, I’m not. I like Sawyer and you’re mated to Eve. I’m not willing to die for something I can’t have.” I spoke the words that’d been lingering on my lips for days. I made sure I coated them with authority and confidence, in hopes they’d penetrate Adam’s stubborn head. My facial features were stony and my eyes meant business.
Inside, it felt like water rushing down a drain. Everything I allowed myself to believe could happen with Adam was withdrawing and left me empty. Against my better judgment and morals, I wanted Adam as sure as the farmer’s want rain. I craved his presence and touch like a struggling drug addict. Sure that if I didn’t get a taste of him my body would convulse until I either got another dose or it left my system completely. The realization was so strong that it left me breathless, suffocating on the emotions that gnawed on my insides until there was nothing left.
Author, Cait Lavender's character, James Newcomb stopped by today to do a guest post and give you guys an excerpt of her novel, Hunter Moon!
Tips For Dating A Werewolf—by James Newcomb
Hello, ladies...and gentlemen. I will be taking over this blog post because Cait’s attempt to give you insights into the lupine psyche were bumbling and clumsy. I’ll forgive her, only because she’s lovely and holds my fate in her hands.
The first and most important rule when dating a werewolf is this—Run. We lupine can do a lot of things, but denying our baser instincts is not one of them, and there is nothing more primal than the instinct to stalk, pursue and capture our prey. And let me assure you, all of you lovely, mouthwatering ladies are our prey. When you run from us, we will chase you and I promise you’ll enjoy being caught.
Secondly, but just as important, is to resist. My fellow lupines might castrate me for revealing this little tidbit, but it must be said. We are alpha males. We use our intimidating presence to get our way, and we do. Often. Deep down, however, we love a challenge. So fight, resist, flee. Make us drag you kicking and screaming. The anticipation heightens our enjoyment and in turn will heighten yours.
Finally, in case you weren’t aware of a certain possessive aspect of lupine nature, once you are caught, you’re caught for good. We don’t share. You are ours. There is no prenup to sign, there are no wolf divorce courts. On the up side, they’re unnecessary. Once a lupine has met and caught his true mate, he’ll go to the ends of the earth to ensure her happiness. So congratulations, all of you lucky ladies. You’re about to get on the ride of your life.
Excerpt from Hunter Moon
“Well boys, as much as I love going over old war stories of finding smelly dead guys, I’m tired and I want to take a hot shower and go to bed.” I gave Jesse a big hug. “Thanks for coming over. I don’t know what I would do without you and your logic.” I chuckled and lifted the mug. She smiled and grabbed Tyler’s hand as they walked to his sheriff’s car.
I turned toward the warden. He looked boyish as he stood there, eyes down with his hands in his pockets, all he needed was to kick a rock with his foot and say “aw gee”. I watched the deputy and Jesse drive down my driveway and yawned. Too tired to be irritated, I started to say goodnight, but when he looked up at me with such amusement in his eyes I froze, wary.
“You know, if you wanted to see me today, you didn’t have to find a dead body. You could have just called.” I stood there, stunned, with my mouth hanging open. Okay, I guess I’m not that tired anymore.
“Of all the stupid, narcissistic—” I breathed, but before I could flinch, Cash had closed the distance between us and held my face in his hands. Too startled to move, he kissed me. Not just any kind of kiss, either, but a full on, overpowering, knee buckling kiss. His lips were full and soft on mine, and I let out a small moan and sank into his chest.
Not one to waste an opportunity, he darted his tongue in my mouth and started to explore. I reveled in the taste of him. Something in my head clicked, and I felt like this was where I was supposed to be. His strong arms were wrapped around me, pulling against his warm, hard chest. Even his musky scent smelled like home. Where have you been? A small voice in my head asked.
As abruptly as it had started, he pulled away and stepped back, breathing heavily. I swayed a little when he let go of me, sure I was about to pass out. His eyes were intense, like blue lasers cutting right through me, but he smiled.
“Don’t go riding by yourself anymore, Shelby.” He tweaked my nose. “I don’t want you bumbling into a pot stand and getting yourself killed. It’s too much paperwork for me.” And then he was in his truck driving away. I raised my hand to my lips and stared after him bewildered.
What had just happened?
As promised, here is a teaser from Taming the Wolf!
Once Wade parked, he hopped out of the SUV and Adam and I followed. Downtown Buffalo could barely be considered a city. Its buildings were small and mostly sold hunting stuff and antiques. Even the theater was tiny with its square roof and bland plastered walls. If it wasn’t for the sign announcing what it was, you would have thought it was a warehouse.
“What are we seeing?” No matter how sad the building was, I was excited to see a movie in an actual theater instead of in my living room. I guess that explains how pitiful my life was. Not that I was a social butterfly before becoming a werewolf, but I did have times I’d have fun.
“You choose,” Wade said. “But we’re not here to have fun. We’re here to see how you do sitting in a room with humans. We’ll start here and see how you do just being around them and then we’ll interact, depending on how well you do.”
Great, so I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the movie with two pairs of eyes judging my bodily reactions. Maybe I could stuff my face with buttery popcorn and get lost in some hot vampire action so I wouldn’t notice being stared at for two hours.
“Fright Night,” I said pointing to the poster of Colin Farrell in a tight white tank top. Both Wade and Adam groaned as I began to walk inside the building. I stopped short as a thought came to me. I leaned closer to Wade, cupped a hand in front of my mouth and asked, “Are vampires real?” It seemed likely considering I was living proof werewolves weren’t just monsters fairytales are made of.
Wade sucked in a deep breath as if annoyed or pissed. “Yes, they exist.”
My eyes shot wide. “Seriously? Have you met any? Are they sexy and mysterious like how the movies and books interpret them?” I couldn’t keep the excitement out of my voice.
“Well,” Wade said, smiling. “They don’t sparkle.”
It seems my work isn't done. Stephanie has asked me to post another blog about Cupid Painted Blind being free April 12th. I'm not sure how i feel about my story being read for free, but i'm "fictional" so what can i do, right?
Anyways, getting back to business. All day Thursday, Cupid Painted Blind will be free on Amazon. Come Friday the price goes back up to $2.99 for those without Prime membership. Good thing Stephanie wrote all this down, otherwise i'd have no clue what i'm talking about.
Also, don't forget to check out Christine's website for your chance to win the gift basket! Plus, I'm getting my own Facebook page, whatever that is. Stephanie seemed pretty excited when she told me about it. Gwen will also have one. Please don't get annoyed with her if she is constantly talking about how much she wants me. The girl can't help it!
Sweet Little Lies by Liz Schulte - Author of Dark Corners and The Guardian Trilogy
The day Femi caught her first bounty she knew this was it; she found her place in the Abyss. However, one mistake, one act of kindness, one beautifully whispered lie could cost her everything--even her life.
Autumn's Call by Lisa Rayns - Author of The Curse of the Egyptian Goddess
When Autumn realizes death is chasing her, she runs only to be stalled by an unresolved ghost. Is he there to help her? Or does he want retribution for his murder?
Tell a Soul by Olivia Hardin - Author of Witch Way Bends
He’s the dependable one. The strong and steadfast one. Still, there’s one woman who has always turned his firm resolve on end. Langston is surprised beyond belief to find Kristana again, and this time without a husband. Has fate finally given them the chance to be together? Kristana can’t escape her intense attraction for the strange giant Langston, but the murmuring voices in her head are threatening to drive her mad. Can she find a way to trade one torment for another and thereby find true love?
The Siren Sarina by C.G. Powell - Author of Spell Checked
Being a siren is not all that it is cracked up to be, especially when you play with the gods. Sarina, like all good sirens, has a penance for sex and not with just anyone. This time her prey is Ares the god of war and lover to Aphrodite. Not that Sarina minds stepping on the goddess of loves toes, but when Ares gifts her with the powers of a god, Zeus can’t help but to intervene.
Fool Moon by Cait Lavender - Author of Cowboy Moon
All Jack saw when he looked at Carlie was perfection until she ripped out a man's throat. Confused by the pull she had on his heart, he is left with the choice to chase after the love of his life or to be left howling at the Fool Moon.
When Opportunity Haunts by Stephanie Nelson - Author of The Gwen Sparks Series
With an eternity as the Angel of Death before him, not much could get under Dorian Hade's skin--that was until he met Gwen Sparks. She shuts down all of his advances and insists they are just friends. Dorian takes matters into his own hands and tricks Gwen into a romantic weekend away from her ex-boyfriend at a haunted bed and breakfast.
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