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Last to Love: Excerpt + Giveaway

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Today we’re celebrating the upcoming release of Last to Love by Alexa Whitewolf! Read on for an exclusive sneak peek, and a chance to win a signed copy of the book!

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Last to Love (Moonlight Rogues #4)

Expected Publication Date: December 31st, 2019

Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter Romance

He’s the last one standing… So they sent the best one to break him.

Lucas

Love is for fools. I left all that wuss shit behind, and no fairy-like, smiling godmother will change my mind. I’ve got enough on my mind with a beta pushing my buttons and a town to keep safe. Never mind these urges inside me surfacing again, when I thought I’d buried them for good.

My wolves are falling in amore like bowling pins, and no amount of reasoning will make them stop. Now the third one’s gone over the moon, and they all expect me to be the last to love.

Only, they’ve got another thing coming. ‘Cause the only way I’m falling in love? Is over my dead body.

Monica

One more job, they said. One tiny thing I have to do, to bring the prodigal son back home in the warm arms of his beloved family. They said it would be easy. They gave me all the tools. But the minute I’m facing Lucas, I know all those plans have just failed. Burned, thrown out the window, type of failed. And I fully expect he’ll throw me out on my ass. So why is it he’s suddenly more interested in getting me in bed, rather than exiled? And what happens when I fall for it, but it’s too late to stop the events I’ve set into motion?

*Book IV in a paranormal shifter series filled with werewolves of all kinds, feisty females who stand up to them, and enough suspense to make it interesting. Can be read as a standalone for the romance, but for a better experience it’s suggested you read the full series first.*

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Excerpt

Monica

Damn it, but they could have warned me what to expect!

Luciano Conti is nothing like I pictured. He’s gorgeous, and fine as hell, sure. But he’s also cold, and unsettling. And in control. I didn’t miss the way his wolf responded, that flash of interest quickly squashed as soon as he realized who I am – nor did I miss the pack outside of here. Clearly, I’ve walked in the middle of a warzone.

The question is, how much more chaos can I cause before Luciano – or Lucas, as he calls himself now – throws me out of here? I bite my lower lip, noticing his gaze drop to it. My instructions were clear. Ruin the life he built here, and force him to come back home. If I do, I’d be free, and Alessandro Conti would ensure it.

Only problem is, as I’m standing opposite Luciano, it takes all my will to ignore the hum of electricity between us. I’ve always been the one in control – always. And yet his dark gaze does something to my insides that makes me feel almost…shy.

Basta! Don’t be a fool.

In an effort to distract myself, I look around. “You’ve done well for yourself, Luciano. Your parents will be proud.”

A noise escapes him, and I meet his unnerving gaze just in time to catch a glimpse of amusement. Then he schools his expression once more. I’ve known men who are good at that, but he makes it into an art. He is a piece of art.

Focus…

“What was so funny?” He clearly doesn’t like my question. But it’s his words that unsettle me more.

“What’s funny, cara, is you keep mentioning parents as if I have two of them. My mother died years ago. Matter of fact, she committed suicide after my brother died in a failed deal – all thanks to my father. But surely Alessandro Conti told you all this, before sending you into the wolf’s den?”

His grin is nothing short of predatory. And that dangerous glint in his onyx eyes causes a low tremor to start in me.

Merda! I’ve been had, that’s for sure. Only question is, how the heck do I get out of this now?

Will be available on Amazon December 31st!

The Moonlight Rogue Series

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*Note for bloggers/ and or book reviewers: The entire series is available for review. Contact the author for details!

About the Author

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Alexa Whitewolf is a fiction writer, newspaper columnist of daily issues and author of the critically acclaimed Moonlight Rogues shifter series.

Alexa has been a lifelong writer and first began creating other worlds and characters at the ripe age of 12. Growing up in the Transylvania region surrounded by epic mountains and a never ending stream of legends and stories was bound to create an overactive imagination. This shines through Ms. Whitewolf’s writing by creating worlds filled with unique folklore, life wisdom and plenty of furry creatures.

An avid traveler, Alexa writes under a penname and spends her days between an office job and writing, in Canada’s capital when she’s not flying somewhere with lush landscapes and plenty of hiking trails.

Her series focus on strong heroines, kind yet sexy men, fights of good and evil and the never-ending learning curve of humanity’s strong – and weak – points. Romanian folklore is intertwined with her writing, more notably in her shifter romance series, the Moonlight Rogues. Her other series draw on world mythology, such as the Avalon myth and Arthurian legend (the Avalon Chronicles) and Ancient Egypt (The Sage’s Legacy).

You can follow her blog at http://www.alexawhitewolf.com/blog or on social media. Her column in Observatorul also tackles various issues, including health, technology, and a writer’s life.

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Review: My Wolf and Me

Title: My Wolf and Me

Author: India R. Adams

Date of Publication: April 26th, 2016

My Wolf And Me

Summary:

Their love was innocent.
Their friendship was pure.
Their fear was real.
Their danger was true.

When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.

Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.

This love story will haunt you well after you finally set this book down.

My Review:

This book begins with a young Marlena who meets two wolves and begins a bond with them and their baby wolf that she names Romy. Circumstances occur where the baby wolf ends up having to live with Marlena.  Their friendship is so magical, and they are there for each other through anything that gets in the way of either one being hurt.

On Romy’s eleventh birthday he takes on a new human form where he can flip flop back and fourth between wolf to human. Marlena and Romy’s friendship becomes more as the story progresses, and you know the love they had for each other was there all along.

I really liked this story and felt that the bond between Romy and Marlena was real. It wasn’t insta love, and they were just connected and so comfortable with each other. I loved the moments when Romy aka Sebastian was learning to become human.  He would say the most hilarious stuff that was totally inappropriate, but so cute because he didn’t understand.

I also really loved Marlena’s friend Jimmy, and I loved when he stood up for her when her ex Trevor was being a jerk. Trevor I wanted to slap at times, but then he got back to being the real friend he always should have been.  The family bond between Marlena and her family was really touching, and I loved her Mom and Dad and how they loved Romy just as much as Marlena did.

Things take a turn for the worst towards the end, and it becomes action packed and kept me wanting to read on.  I am still sad about a couple of things that happened, but there was also beauty in things that occur too. This was a great story that is different than things that are out there today.

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The Physic by: E. Burden + Interview

The Physic

Summary: 

Werewolves were thought to be hunted to extinction. Struggling on the edge of human life, a few have survived. When a godhead virus arrives to build his new empire, werewolves are the only things standing between his destructive desires and human civilization. The novel follows the stories of Taisho, the daughter of a forbidden match between a werewolf and a human, and Louise, a young woman who served as the host for the sentient virus. Set in a time and place where safety no longer exists and suffering is commonplace, The Physic is a story about the importance of selflessness and love in the face of extreme stress, prejudice, and othering.

Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.com/B00BC69FUW 

Interview:

  • What made you decide you wanted to be a writer?

I didn’t want to be a writer. This is just one of the very, very few things I can do well and functionally, it’s a passion I didn’t chose I guess. I remember being so upset that I cried when I took the career aptitude test, and my ideal one was novelist. I came from a poor family and all I could think was that I was wearing a “starving artist” sign on my back. I feel differently now, and grateful for everything I have, but back then it was overwhelming.

  • Did you know you always wanted to write? 

I wrote my first novel in 8th grade. It was trash and I didn’t save it, but I was writing all the time as a young girl. I think, in all honestly, I do it to survive and make sense of the world-a lot like art.

  • What kind of books do you write? 

Horror usually, but always speculative fiction. Most of my stuff, even the children’s book I’m putting together hopefully this summer, is like a dark epic. I love the mythology of the hero, I think it’s really tested in works of horror or anything that has high stakes and low odds of success.

  • What are your top 3 favorite books? 

My favorite book is still Dune by Frank Herbert. This great combination of science fiction and social science and ecology that nothing has ever topped for me. The second would have to be Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, and the third is Peony in Love by Lisa See.

  • Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I think mothering takes up most of my hobby time, but art and design are my other passions. I illustrated the covers and the entirety of my new children’s book, and it is a lot of fun.

  • Do you have any advice for people that are wanting to write?

For people wanting to write, I would say, if you are young-find a niche in the writing industry (technical writing, etc.…) that allows you to study your craft early and pay your bills. I wish I had. I wish someone would have told me this is what you are good at, go this way. People my age, I’d just say keep a schedule. Keep a schedule every day when you have free time, and get at least a paragraph down per day, but one to three pages is preferable. It doesn’t even have to always be the same project; you just keep going. It takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to become really good at something-even if you don’t keep what you write, you are logging those hours of practice and that matters.

  • Do you plot out when you write?

I always write an outline. I don’t always follow it, but it gives me a general feel and direction-I can take scenic routes and detours, or throw away the imaginary map, but the initial plan is important to me in both long and short works of fiction.

About the Author:

Erika

E. Burden is a writer and artist where she survives the Texas heat with her husband and three children.

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