I love romance novels but I also love fantasy and urban fantasy. So I was very excited a few years ago when paranormal romance came into its own. First we got sexy vampires and then the werewolves started to come on the scene and now there are heroes of all sorts including a ton of shifters. (I even read a book with a hedgehog shifter (and totally enjoyed it).)
So I write paranormal romance, mostly to do with werewolves, and my last series has a touch of the medieval in it too. The third in that series, Her Scottish Alpha, (which can be read on its own) is in the newly released boxed set Highland Shifters. You can read an excerpt below.
In the meantime, I’m wondering–do you like paranormal romance? What’s your favorite kind of hero–vampires, werewolves, bear shifters, big cat shifters, zombies? Let us know in the comments. 🙂 And while you’re at it, enter the two giveaways below and maybe click that giveaway button up top for some other giveaways I’ve got going right now.
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In this excerpt, we’re in Keira’s point of view as she and Lachlan prepare to track Keira’s sister, who is missing.
People arrived at the gate and Lachlan waved them over. Four men, two women. Lachlan quickly introduced them. “Keira, this is Ross, Fergus, Niall, and Aileen.” He pointed at each one in turn, every one of them looking distinctly Scottish and a little bit wild. He pointed at the last two. “Colin is my tenth, and Mattie is his new mate from the States.” Lachlan slid his arm around Keira’s shoulder. “Wolves, meet my new mate, Keira.”
Did he have to introduce her that way? Not just letting everyone know this foolish idea of his but stripping her of her identity as though the only thing important about her was how she was related to him?
None of the wolves seemed to notice the slight nor her stiffness. They smiled and slapped Lachlan on his back, offering her congratulations. She shook hands with each one, anxious to get going but not ready to be rude. Not quite.
“Keira’s sister is missing,” Lachlan said loudly as the congratulations died down. “We’re to find her.” He quickly filled them in on just what they needed to know–Gill had chased after the dragon and they hadn’t seen her since. When he finished, he said. “Let’s get to it, then.”
Every single one of Lachlan’s wolves peeled off their shirt and dropped it to the ground. They didn’t even blink afterward, just went to work undoing their pants.
Keira turned to look at the car. The wolves were no different from the dragons, needing to strip before they changed. Still, she never got used to people disrobing in front of her. Then again, she didn’t see it often. “I thought we would be on two feet,” she said.
“You and I will. They can track better in wolf form. Have you anything of Gill’s they can scent?”
“There are clothes in the car.” It had been a while since they’d come across a washing machine so she had no doubt there were clothes of her sister’s that smelled of her. Maybe more than they wanted.
“Let’s go get them.” He put his hand on her neck and guided her forward.
Why did he have to keep touching her? Each time, an electric current ran through her, her skin warming, not just where he touched her, but everywhere. Damned wolf.
Keira jogged forward in order to break his hold on her. He let her go but kept up with her easily. When they reached the car, he stood too close as she popped the trunk and leaned into it to open up Gill’s luggage.
Next thing, Lachlan’s hand curled around her waist, his pelvis bumping hers as he put his hand on the floor of the trunk and leaned over her. She froze. His fingers massaged her stomach and moved steadily lower as his chest came to a rest against her back. “I canna take this much longer, lass. Seeing you lean over like that…” His teeth nipped at her neck. “It’s a temptation.”
Keira struggled to catch her breath. Being held and touched by a man she barely knew shouldn’t affect her like this. Yet she had to fight against the urge to press into him. It felt more than good. It felt right.
“Say something,” his sexy voice whispered as his fingers worked their way closer and closer to her pussy.
She didn’t want him to stop. And she couldn’t possibly tell him that. “Gillian.” Saying her sister’s name helped steel her against the sensations cascading through her.
Lachlan groaned and buried his face deeper in her neck. “We’ll find your sister, lass, but it’s so hard to think of it. I just want to take you to my room and make love to you ‘til you can’t remember any name but mine. And then I’ll mark ye.” He growled the last sentence and the sound skittered over her body.
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Her Scottish Alpha by Tabitha Conall: In the midst of trying to figure out their mating, Alpha werewolf Lachlan and dragon slayer Keira have to find Keira’s missing sister, fight a war and save Lachlan’s life.
Liulf by Victoria Danann: For two thousand years the Scotia werewolves have enjoyed the protection of the Fae Monarchy, but the world is changing and the tribe must adapt or face extinction. Or move.
Highland Wolf Pact by Selena Kitt: Englishwoman Sibyl Blackthorne escapes her arranged marriage to a cruel Scot only to find herself in the arms of something even more dangerous – and discovers only one wild heart can claim another.
Kiss the Dragon by Michelle Fox: A cursed dragon finds his maiden is already claimed by the future. If he can’t save her, she can’t save him.
By the Light of the Scottish Moon by Red Phoenix: Bryn, the pack leader, is so lost in his own pain he can’t see beyond it. Freya is dying & has come home to Scotland.to say goodbye. Her fate lies in his hands – but to save her he must kill her.
The Highlander’s Mate by Liliana Rhodes: Centuries after an ancient curse on his clan tore werewolf Bran MacCulloch away from his mate Ainsley Drummond, he catches her scent on the breeze. But how can it be her?
Highland Moon Rising by Sarah Makela: When wereleopard Caitlyn returns home to see her werewolf half-brother after he’s rescued from scientists, she’s imprisoned by the Pack. Will the Alpha who hungers for her be the protector she needs?
Knights of Stone by Lisa Carlisle: Gargoyles, tree witches, and shifters have divided their Scottish isle. When a witch breaches into another territory, she’s tempted by a forbidden attraction that may affect the future for all.
The Zrakon’s Curse by Linda Barlow: Sea dragon shifter Colin Malloch’s need for a mate draws a woman from another world into grave danger. How can he keep her safe when his own brother demands her life?
To Tame a Highlander by Adriana Hunter: Curvy nurse Aspyn Montgomery’s night takes a sudden turn when a patient she watched die suddenly turns up at her apartment desperately needing help. Can fated love triumph over the threat of war?
Roots and Fang by Skye Eagleday & Ripley Sage: When McKay takes a male Fae lover it triggers the deadly jealousy of the powerful Pooka shape-shifter the Fae abandoned. Can love conquer all when only one of you is human?
Midnight Hunt by Arial Burnz: As Broderick unravels the mystery of why Monika reminds him of his late wife, his quest for answers causes a chain of events, starting a witch hunt, dooming them both to the fiery stake of judgment.
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