Rites of Spring–Werewolves: Mates at First Sight

Rites of Spring blog hop

Do you remember the first moment you saw the person you later fell in love with? Or was it love at first sight?

I’ve read a lot of paranormal romances where werewolves and other shifters know when they find their mates. For my Marysburg Wolves books, I wanted that moment of awareness, that instant of knowing that they’d found the people they’d spend the rest of their lives with. You’ll see that moment in the excerpt below, where Chris, Ben and Alex all meet together for the first time. They’ve met separately, but in this world, they don’t know they’re mates until all three of them are together for the first time.

After you’ve checked out the excerpt, try your luck with either the grand prize giveaway or my own giveaway just for this hop. (While you’re at it, check out my other giveaway going on right now and the Insatiable Reads Book Tour I’m part of.)

All of a sudden, Ben smelled the most amazing smell, like sex and chocolate and first-thing-in-the-morning coffee, only better. He’d heard about this. There was only one thing it could be.

He’d found his mates.

Ben’s gaze swung to the bar as though pulled there. Chris sat on a stool, eyes wide, staring at him. No wonder Ben had felt comfortable talking with Chris. His mate. His fricking mate.

Chris looked at Dana and said something to her. As far away as he was, Ben could only imagine what he was saying.

She looked confused.

As Chris stood, he shook his head, still speaking. Then he left Dana behind and plowed his way through the packed room to get to Ben.

They clasped arms, holding onto each other at the elbows and staring into each other’s eyes. The smell was so much stronger now. Ben had no doubt. He’d spend the rest of his life with this man.

And with their female.

“Where is she?” Ben said. He swung to look at the room, one hand still gripping Chris’ arm. All he saw was wolves, wall-to-wall.

“There couldn’t be a worse situation to try and find somebody,” Chris said.

“We just need to follow our noses.” Ben stepped forward, pushing through a group of people to get to the other side, and Chris followed him. Excitement jumped in Ben’s stomach.

The scent grew. Ahead of them, someone was pushing through the crowd, coming in their direction. Someone else stepped aside, and a body ran into Ben. It was her.


The air left his lungs. She was so beautiful. Everything he’d ever wanted. He reached for her.


In an otherwise modern world where werewolves mate in triads, one threesome faces overwhelming obstacles to everlasting love.

Chris leads a pack of werewolves threatened by a rival group. Alexandra follows love away from home and into trouble. Ben seeks a new home but cannot escape the ghosts of his past. The mating lust pulls Chris, Ben and Alexandra together, flooding them with the desire to mark each other and seal their bond. But their differences combine with outside forces to pull them apart, possibly forever. Their future, their love, and even their lives hang in the balance.

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  1. Heather Long says:

    Thanks for being a part of the blog hop

  2. susan platt says:

    I love the book cover!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  3. JeanMP says:

    Protecting the Pack sounds like a great story. Great looking cover too.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. Urbanista says:

    My favorite thing about spring is the bravery of daffodils and crocuses–standing proud in freezing weather. But once you seen them , you know,that winter is over, no matter how cold it is! Thanks for hopping!
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  5. Trix says:

    Sounds really intriguing, and I love reading m/m/f!


  6. Dawna Newman says:

    I love werewolves and shifters, so this is definitely a series I would love to read.

  7. Danielle Hoover says:

    Thanks for the hop! mikiajanai@yahoo.com

  8. Shelly Hammond says:

    Oh dang me, I must apologize here. I accidently entered the raffle thingy up there and I have this one already!! Sorry everybody!! I meant to enter the Shamrock contest. I am very sorry but good luck everyone 😀

  9. Dovile says:

    Definitely the birds and their songs – I never know how much I miss them until I hear them again.

  10. Kamla L. says:

    My favorite thing about Spring…good-bye cold and dreary, hello warmth and sunshine. Also love all the flowers in bloom. Thanks for participating in the hop. I’m looking forward to reading Protecting the pack.

  11. bn100 says:

    Nice excerpt

  12. Ashley Applebee says:

    What I love about Spring is all the little baby animals come out and all the flowers start blooming!
    Thanks so much for the great giveaway and joining in on the hop!!!
    Ashley A

  13. SheriV says:

    Sounds Great!!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  14. Mary Roya says:

    Great tease. Going on my TBR list.

    I love Spring for the flowers.

    Thanks for being in blog hop.


  15. Heather Coulter says:

    Flowers are my favorite part of spring.

    I’ve loved this hop; it was tons of fun – it took me the whole week to get through all of the stops.


  16. Daniel M says:

    liked the excerpt thanks for the hop – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  17. Catherine says:

    Protecting the Pack looks great…and has a great cover! YUM.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  18. BookLady says:

    Happy Spring!.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Amber says:

    Thanks so much!

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