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review 2019-03-24 11:00
Book Tour & Giveaway with Reviews! Dark Assassins Series by Valerie Ullmer!

 

 

 

https://www.silverdaggertours.com/

 

Hello Readers! It’s Funday and today I taking into the world of the Dark Assassins by Valerie Ulmer! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!


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~KAI~

Dark Assassins Book One
by Valerie Ullmer
Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

There are two words that described Kai.

 

Remote and Deadly.

 

And until six months ago, he was fine with that description. But when the vampire assassin spots a curvaceous woman, a human no less, who would come to fill his thoughts, he would gladly shake his persona for a moment in time with her.

Instead, he kept his distance, watching out for her and learning more about her every time their paths crossed. But he had yet to speak to her. When a turn of events thrusts her into his solitary life, he must decide whether to complete his assignment, or protect her.

 

Olivia Sabin had dedicated her life to her work; finding a cure for cancer. She had hidden behind the mask of a scientist who cares little about anything beyond her laboratory, and for a long while she believed it herself. But when a mysterious man came to frequent the diner she visited nightly, her awareness of him devastated her concentration, and she came to look forward to the glimpses of him, however brief.

 

When she stumbles upon a horrific experiment at work, she knows he’s the only one she can turn to. She’s willing to sacrifice everything in order to protect him and others of his kind from the same fate. But first, she needs to find a way to get him to hear her explanation.

 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***

 


*****

Author’s Book Page – http://www.valerieullmer.com/kai-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-one/

 


 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31225567-kai

 

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~REAPER~

Dark Assassins Book Two

A wolf-shifter and his powerful human.


Reaper had expected it to be an easy assignment. Break into a biotech facility with minimum security and rescue a group of immortals who were subject to deadly experiments and eliminate those who might try to fight back. But the moment he walked into the glass prison and spotted a human woman being held with the immortals, his mission changed.

 

She became his mission.


Before Reaper had a chance to explain that he was there to help her, she blinded him and the rest of his team and slipped away. Although she had escaped him, a protectiveness that he'd never felt washed over him, and he became determined to find her.


Ara has always depended on herself, but there was something about the shifter that made her want to trust him. She recognized him as someone who was capable of protecting her as well as understanding her secrets without turning her away, but before she could allow herself to trust him, she ran.

 

But with no resources and running out of ideas about how to protect herself, will she be able to lower her defenses and allow the shifter to help her?

 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Shifters and Vampires. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***

 


*****

Author’s Book Page – http://www.valerieullmer.com/reaper-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-two/

 


 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32946239-reaper


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Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1042887

 

Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/582ab3437bd258a27e878212/reaper-valerie-ullmer

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=3Ao7MQAACAAJ&dq=valerie+ullmer+kai&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimmdPU-5nhAhUFiqwKHdq3DaMQ6AEIMjAC

 

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~SETH~

A Dark Assassins World Novella


Immortals have been a part of Seth's world since he barged into Kai's life at the age of twelve. And having a group of shifter and vampire assassins he considered family, he thought that he'd seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he'd never been so happy to be wrong.

 

Aubrey was used to seclusion, even before she had been turned into a vampire. She'd never dreamed of a life outside her tiny little world, but that was until she met Seth. Before she could understand her reactions, she ran from him. But she couldn't stay away. The more she gets to know him, the stronger the connection between them solidifies.

 

When Seth tells Aubrey that he is her mate, will she take a chance and keep him forever?

 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Shifters and Vampires. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***

 

 

*****

Author’s Book Page – http://www.valerieullmer.com/seth-a-dark-assassins-world-novella/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34090765-seth

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/seth-valerie-ullmer/book,14000979

 

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Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/58a2af370d3299c6e04c02e6/seth-valerie-ullmer

 

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~XANDER~

Dark Assassins Book Three

 

Half-human, half-shifter.

 

Xander has secretly yearned for a mate for most of his immortal existence, and yet after three of his friends found exactly what he’s always wanted, he’d come to believe that he’d missed his chance at happiness.

 

Until he heard her voice.

 

Frost is a wildlife biologist and tracker and she has been assigned, despite her adamant protests, to lead mercenaries into the mountains of Snowfall, Colorado for the sole purpose of killing immortal shifters.  In order to protect those who have no idea the kind of danger they are in, she agrees.  As she leads the armed men on a wild chase around the snow-covered pines, she could sense that she was running out of time.

 

Until she heard his voice.

 

Xander understands exactly who Frost is the moment he hears her thoughts.  With the help of Kane and Gunnar, they eliminate those in her group as they try to keep her safe.  But during the fight, she is hurt and all of his protective instincts flare to life.  As Xander learns more about her, he realizes that Frost might be the key to the creation of the immortals, both vampire and shifter.  

 

But when she becomes a target from those who want to destroy the Dark Company and Xander’s family, how far will he go to save her?

 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***

 


*****

Author’s Book Page – http://www.valerieullmer.com/xander-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-three/


 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35522152-xander

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/xander-valerie-ullmer/book,14000977

 

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Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1042890

 

Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5976df033ffdba61471cd10c/xander-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-three-valerie-ullmer

 


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~JADE~

Dark Assassins Book Four

 

Jade never wanted a mate. She loved being an assassin and she had a family in her fellow assassins, their mates, and little Silas. She truly had everything she needed. But when Ghost assigned her to track the same immortals who tried to kill Xander’s family, she couldn’t refuse. 

 

But the complication arises when Ghost requests she partner with Noah, a human and ex-special forces soldier. Jade has never worked with a human before, much less one that hated her from the moment he laid eyes on her. But she was a professional and if she could play a part in destroying the immortals who threatened her family, she could accept the human. If only she knew how to fight her attraction to him.


All Noah Hale wanted was to kill the immortals who lured his best friend and fellow ex-Navy SEAL to his death. He had no desire to be teamed with a beautiful tracker who mesmerized him the moment she turned her emerald eyes his way. But in order to stop other soldiers from pursuing the same fate, he needed to swallow his pride and work with a group of immortals he didn’t trust.

 

As Jade and Noah track the group of shifters through the mountains of Colorado, the danger lurking around every corner threatens everything they both hold close. Will they be able to find a way through, together?

 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***

 

 

*****

Author’s Book Page – http://www.valerieullmer.com/jade-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-four/


 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38926013-jade

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/jade-valerie-ullmer/book,14000980

 

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Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5aa8cad04ee506aae8b28c61/jade-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-four-valerie-ullmer

 

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~HUNTER~

Dark Assassins Book Five

 

Half-vampire and half-shifter.

 

The one definitive belief panther-shifter Hunter and the other immortals understood about shifters and vampires; vampire venom is deadly to shifters and vice versa. But Hunter never worried about testing the theory because he never wondered if he had a mate, even after a few of his family had found their own. As he and two others stumble upon and eliminate several rogue shifters, part of a larger group determined to kill each of the assassins, Hunter also stumbles upon the one woman destined to be his. There’s only one problem. She’s part vampire.

All alone in the world.

 

Despite everything, Neri made a life for herself after she escaped from a facility using her as a test subject. She has no past, no family, and no connections to the world as far as she can remember. She stays to herself and finds a routine, telling herself she isn’t lonely. But everything changes when she spots Hunter and her first true memory revealed. He was there the day someone injected her with an experimental drug and changed into this cold being.

 

As Neri and Hunter navigate their newfound relationship, their journey becomes even more complicated when they learn Neri’s venom is deadly to shifters. But with help from the other immortals, Hunter and Neri reveal her past and realize the extent of the threat Dark Company has been dealing with for years.

 

But can their relationship survive with so much stacked against them?

 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***

 

 

*****

Author’s Book Page – http://www.valerieullmer.com/hunter-a-dark-assassins-novel-book-five/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43713198-hunter

 

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Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1042892

 


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MY REVIEWS

 


Olivia Sabin has dedicated her life to her work and when it’s turned into something horrific there is only one person she can turn no matter how remote and deadly he is in this thrilling and gritty read. The strong characters in this story easily grab readers’ attention from the very beginning and hold them hostage throughout their story. Kai is a strong, charming alpha male that is protective and quite deadly and embodies the whole clueless male thing when it comes to matters of the heart while Olivia is a strong, courageous woman who is brilliant and despite her upbringing has a warm, loving heart. The romance between them heat up the pages with lots of sizzling sparks and heated and passionate intimate scenes but the relationship is hampered by Kai’s unfortunate denial so the relationship between them is slow catch on and provides quite a bit of emotional turmoil throughout.

 

The story is fast paced and full of suspense building events that keep readers on the edge of their seats as Kai is forced to decide whether to complete his assignment or to protect Olivia. Although, Kai’s book should have been a bit longer to really to do it justice, the author has created an engaging and sexy world full of fascinating characters that readers can’t get enough of, the group of assassins may be deadly but they are fun, loyal and a family that takes no prisoners when it comes to those they care about.

 

 

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Expecting an easy assignment, Reaper was no way prepared for her but as soon as he spotter her, she became his mission and he was determined to find her in this gripping thrill ride. Reaper and Ara are bold characters that demand attention and give readers a thrilling, passionate read full of emotional turmoil and readers can’t help but be completely captivated by their story. Ara is an innocent that is leery of love and unable to trust but with no resources and running out of ideas about how to protect herself, she’ll have to decide if she lower her defenses and accept help from the sexy shifter that is pursuing her. The relationship is chock full of emotions that tug at heartstrings while ensuring that readers can’t help but connect with Ara.

 

Thrilling, suspenseful events keep the readers glued to the pages as Reaper does his best to convince Ara that she can trust him while protecting her from the bad guys with a fast pace that ensures readers can’t put the book down because they have to know what happens next and the story has some unexpected twists that keeps them guessing.

 

 

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This novella is short but sweet and scorching hot that leaves readers with an overall cherished feeling. Seth and Aubrey are strong, new adults that have electrical chemistry that singes readers with all the heat. The relationship between them is a sweet first love type where both the hero and heroine wants that happily ever after but Aubrey is a bit hesitant because she’s afraid of hurting Seth. While the story is definitely too short, the emotions that take place throughout this fast paced story is felt by the readers and ensures that they really feel as though they are part of this couple’s life and gives readers that heartwarming, tender smile on the face feeling as the couple reaches for the happily ever after.

 

 

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Xander believes that he has missed his chance at happiness and Frost is a wildlife biologist that has been forced to lead armed men on a wild goose chase in order to protect immortal shifters in this exhilarating third Dark Assassin story. Xander caught readers’ attentions in the previous book as they wandered about this quiet but deadly shifter’s life and now readers can’t help but become quite enamored of Xander and Frost as they try to stop those that want to destroy Xander’s family. The chemistry between is so very hot and spicy and the intimate scenes are so very blistering that readers can feel the burn from every page of this story and the relationship is quite sweet and one that that warms the heart.

 

The plot is fast paced and full of spine tingling suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seat with some surprising twists that adds diversity to the series and the assassins along with bringing a whole group of dangerous adversaries into their world. This world just keeps getting better and better as one wonderfully amazing twists turns the assassins’s world upside down and brings them even closer as a family which warms the heart and ensures that readers won’t be able to put this story down once they begin.

 

 

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Jade has been assigned to track the same immortals who tried to kill Xander’s family but she’s her assignment has become a bit complicated since Ghost assigns her a new partner in this suspenseful and enthralling Dark Assassin romance. Jade and Noah are strong, captivating characters that easily draw readers into their story and they have some wonderfully sweet but truly hot and magnetic chemistry going on although the relationship is not an easy one as Noah has good reasons not trust immortals. Their lots of emotional turmoil in this romance that adds depth to the characters and brings to life so that readers can’t help but fall for them as they track a group of shifters through the mountains of Colorado.

 

The fast pace of this story has readers holding their breath in suspense as danger lurks around every corner and unexpected twists ensures that they never know what will happen next. This story also has an extraordinary little one that charms and delight readers while adding intriguing new possibilities and wonder to the series. And while the story is on the short side, there is never a dull moment to be found and full of important and suspenseful twists that adds to the fascinating of this sexy, spellbinding world.

 

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Jade has been assigned to track the same immortals who tried to kill Xander’s family but she’s her assignment has become a bit complicated since Ghost assigns her a new partner in this suspenseful and enthralling Dark Assassin romance. Jade and Noah are strong, captivating characters that easily draw readers into their story and they have some wonderfully sweet but truly hot and magnetic chemistry going on although the relationship is not an easy one as Noah has good reasons not trust immortals. Their lots of emotional turmoil in this romance that adds depth to the characters and brings to life so that readers can’t help but fall for them as they track a group of shifters through the mountains of Colorado.

 

The fast pace of this story has readers holding their breath in suspense as danger lurks around every corner and unexpected twists ensures that they never know what will happen next. This story also has an extraordinary little one that charms and delight readers while adding intriguing new possibilities and wonder to the series. And while the story is on the short side, there is never a dull moment to be found and full of important and suspenseful twists that adds to the fascinating of this sexy, spellbinding world.

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/189689-dark-assassins

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N43L13B?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 


 

#7 Gunnar (Fall, 2019)


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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

~KAI~

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IF75K2C

 

*****

 

~REAPER~

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7PGIAI

 

*****

 

~SETH~

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBZ2FT0

 

*****

 

~XANDER~

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073B8NKQL

 

*****

 

~JADE~

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WPDV84


*****

 

~HUNTER~

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N1YPXY7

 

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$25 Amazon

 


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Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

 

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Valerie resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and their dog, Maddie.

While she had been interested in writing a romance novel for years, it wasn’t until she wrote her first book that she really became hooked, and now she can’t stop. She has notebooks full of ideas, and she plans to write most of them in the years to come.

 

When she’s not writing or learning about the craft of writing, she can be found surfing the internet way too much, watching Investigation Discovery and thinking that her neighbors are up to no good, and finding new ways to get her husband to laugh.


 

Website - http://www.valerieullmer.com/

 

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New Release Review! Ruthless Outlaw (Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan #2) Liza Street!

 

 

Hello again, readers! Also, on this fine Monday morning, I as sharing Ruthless Outlaw - the 2nd book in the Firece Mates: Rock Creek Clan series by Liza Street! Enjoy and don't forget to add Ruthless Outlaw to your shelves!

 

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He has the power to enter the dreams of others.


She isn't afraid to act on his darkest desires.

 

Fox shifter Margot is content running her bakery, For Fox Sake Cupcakes, even if no one gives her a second thought--not her clan, not her parents. But when a sexy voice starts haunting her dreams, she starts craving more from her life, and more of the mysterious stranger.

 

When grizzly shifter Bryce returns home to help the Rock Creek Clan, his estranged brother's harsh reception is no surprise, but the presence of a gorgeous blond fox shifter is. Unfortunately, she seems pretty close to his brother, which makes her off-limits. When the clan needs to contact a mysterious witch living in South America, Bryce jumps at the chance to help out and escape Margot’s sexy smiles.

 

So, of course, the person accompanying him to South America is Margot...and she's posing as his wife.


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A sexy voice is haunting her dreams and she is craving more from her life and readers can’t help but crave more after reading this delightfully hot and charming romance. Margot and Bryce are strong characters that charm readers as well as each other and they have some sizzling chemistry heating up the pages but this relationship has a couple of major obstacles in its path toward that happily ever after that Margot is beginning to crave. Lots of emotional turmoil stem from those obstacles which adds depth to the story and while the story is a little too short to really do it justice the plot is fast paced and full of thrilling suspense and adrenaline pumping excitement when Margo and Bryce travel to South America to locate a mysterious witch. Readers are spellbound as they follow Margot and Bryce’s spicy and thrilling romance with a surprising twist during the conclusion.

 

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43438083-ruthless-outlaw

 

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Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5c860b4d01dbc864fb9b7e82/ruthless-outlaw-liza-street

 

 

 

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Ruthless Outlaw is the 2nd book in the Rock Creek Clan series which is part of the Fierce Mates universe!

 

https://lizastreetauthor.com/lizas-books/fierce-mates-reading-list/

 

 

 

 

.5 The Rose King
1 Ruthless Misfit
2 Ruthless Outlaw

 


#3 Ruthless Fighter

 

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AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MP5PKH4

 

ASmile - https://www.amazon.com/Ruthless-Outlaw-Fierce-Mates-Creek-ebook/dp/B07MP5PKH4?pldnSite=1

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1448143517

 

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B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ruthless-outlaw-liza-street/1130055377?ean=2940161470282

 

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Liza got her start in romance by sneak-reading her grandma’s paperbacks. Now she divides her time between freelance editing and writing books about shifters with fierce and savage hearts.

 

FREE BOOKS--Book 1 in Liza's Sierra Pride series is free to anyone! Join Liza's mailing list and get Book 2, Fierce Heartbreaker, FREE, as well as an exclusive Sierra Pride prequel story! Start by clicking here to sign up and receive Fierce Heartbreaker and the prequel story.


https://lizastreet.wordpress.com/free-book/

 

 

 

 

Website - https://lizastreetauthor.com/

 

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Book Blitz & Giveaway with Excerpt! The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf (Cry Wolf # 6) Sarah Mäkelä!

 

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Thanks for joining me today, Readers! Today I am happy to share with the release of Sarah Mäkelä’s newest release – The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf! Enjoy & don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

Title: THE LEOPARD WHO CLAIMED A WOLF


Author: Sarah Mäkelä
Pub. Date: January 15, 2019
Publisher: Kissa Press LLC
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 179

 

When a wolf loves a leopard…

 

He’s her protector...
Caitlyn Fraser, a wereleopard who has always hated cruel werewolves, is the former prisoner turned mate of Dougal Sterling, Alpha of the Scottish pack. She’s courting jeopardy with her determination to attend the funeral of her brother’s father, since the Pack blames her for Alistair’s death. But still Dougal protects her from his wolves.

 

Her defender...
Short of allies, Dougal struggles to balance loyalty and attention between the Pack and Caitlyn. When the Pack’s stability crumbles, he’s faced with the return of his older brother, the rightful Alpha, who shirked his duty after their father’s death. However, Ewan’s challenge will be a battle to the death. Sheltering Caitlyn can only lose Dougal more friends, but he knows she’s the mate he’s longed for.

But survival takes two...


Menace lurks in every corner of the Highlands; Alistair and Ewan’s supporters and haters of shapeshifters abound. Caitlyn and Dougal must stick together, pushing back fiercely when they are attacked. Even if that puts them in mortal danger…

 

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Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43193411-the-leopard-who-claimed-a-wolf

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-leopard-who-claimed-a-wolf-cry-wolf-6-by-sarah-makela

 

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1 The Witch Who Cried Wolf
2 Cold Moon Rising
3 The Wolf Who Played With Fire
4 Highland Moon Rising
5 The Selkie Who Loved a Wolf
6 The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf


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The Leopard Who Claimed A Wolf (Cry Wolf 6) by Sarah Mäkelä

Short Excerpt

 

Chapter One

 

Caitlyn


The driveway leading up to the Scottish Pack’s massive headquarters stretched almost half a mile. I rested my chin on my arms and stared out of the Alpha’s window on the second story, overlooking the circular section of the drive. The Pack’s castle came complete with its very own dungeon, but at least they weren’t keeping me in there anymore. The memory of Alistair’s craggy face haunted my dreams each time I closed my eyes. His brutal fists hammered away against my face, ribs, and stomach, until I could no longer sleep.


Tension radiated through my shoulders, and I balled my hands into fists. No, Alistair—Colin’s father—was dead. Dougal had protected me, and my brother, from that monster when I didn’t have the strength to fight back.
Not that it mattered.


Two days had passed since my brother’s sudden departure. Now Colin was on his own with no one to watch his back. How could he leave without saying anything to me? I flexed my fists again, welcoming the anger as it bubbled up in my chest and replaced my sadness.


The heavy weight of a man’s hand descended on my back. I twisted around, my knuckles connecting with a solid jaw lined with dark, coarse stubble. A familiar jaw.

 

Shite.

 

Dougal stumbled back half a step, but then he planted his feet like a tree with strong roots, not budging any further. Sharp power flared outward from him before he squelched it, stretching the muscles in his jaw. A frown tugged at his lips, and the corners of his eyes creased, either in pain or displeasure.


“Dougal! I’m so sorry.” The sudden movement of punching him had shot a searing ache through my battered ribs again. The pain stole my breath away, but I tried to force it down. How could I have been so careless? If he’d been anyone else in the Pack, I would’ve caused World War III.


“Dinnae fash. The punch bloody well hurt, though. I didn’t realize you were so strong.” Dougal’s frown melted away as he pulled me closer and pressed a kiss to my forehead. “Seems like you’re recovering your strength.” His gaze drifted past me to the long gravel driveway of the estate. “How are you doing, love?”


The emotions I’d been stomping down now bubbled to the surface again. “I cannae believe Colin left me. He left before I even regained consciousness. How could he?” With anyone else, I wouldn’t show weakness, but I rested my forehead against Dougal’s chest, needing his touch and savoring his warmth. “I barely had time to talk with him, and when I did, it wasn’t a good time to ask how he was doing after the months he’d spent in that bloody research facility—or even to ask where he would go to heal…”


Tears welled in my eyes, but I held them back, refusing to cry. “I gave up so much—my job, my flat, my life—while trying to track him and bring him home. What if my sacrifices were all for naught?”


“Nae, they weren’t for naught, love.” Dougal kissed the top of my head. “I know you’re hurting. You have plenty of reasons to be, but the man who came back wasn’t the same one who left for the United States.” He lifted my chin, forcing me to see the sincerity in his clear blue eyes. “Whatever those scientists did affected him in ways neither of us will probably ever know. Waiting at the window won’t make him return any sooner.” He wrapped his arms around me and gently pulled me against his chest again. “Let me draw you a bath. Remember, I’m here if you need to talk.”


He was right, even if I didn’t want to admit it. Waiting for Colin’s return wouldn’t help, but what else could I do? “I know, but that doesn’t make this any easier for me. He’s my younger brother. I feel helpless that I cannae be there for him…again.” A heavy ache settled on my heart, and I pulled away hating the awkward emotions crushing me. “Sorry.”


Dougal turned away from me and stared out of the window again. His jaw clenched and unclenched, as if he were trying hard to hold in his words. A lot was going on in his life too, and yet he was making a strong effort to support me through my problems. Things had become increasingly strained between him and his Pack since my arrival and Duncan and Alistair’s subsequent deaths. He didn’t talk about what he faced, and I didn’t want to pressure him.


After a few moments of silence, he released a sigh and turned back toward me. “You’ve done what you could for him, lass.” The ghost of a grin spread across his lips. “Do you still want the bath?”


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She lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, computer and console games, and traveling all over the world. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters.



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New Release Review! Ruthless Misfit (Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan #1) Liza Street!

 

 

Today, I am also sharing the 1st book in Liza Street's new Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan series - Ruthless Misfit! Enjoy & don't forget to add the book to your shelves!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

One kiss. One lie. One dangerously sinful affair.

 

After making one bad decision after another, fox shifter Erena is back at the Rock Creek Clan with her tail between her legs. Her past mistakes seem to be forgiven, but her position feels tenuous—and more tenuous still, with the arrival of a sexy misfit who gets under her skin.

 

Matt, a mountain lion shifter, returns home to the RCC with a giant secret only to meet the woman of his dreams. Too bad Erena has a chip on her shoulder. How the hell is he supposed to prove himself to a woman who has trust issues? He’ll have to figure something out, because between his smooth talking and his ulterior motives, he’s in danger of losing his mate before he ever gets a chance with her.

Ruthless Misfit is the first standalone novel in the Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan series. If you like shifter romances with naughty language, sexy men who go after what they want, and real heroines with real flaws, you’ll love this steamy, action-packed read.

 

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Two misfits make a fierce mating in this thrilling romance. Matt and Erena are strong characters that easily pull readers in and hold them hostage. Sizzling chemistry flares hot between this couple but Matt and Erena both have a few issues that stand between them and happily ever after. Emotional turmoil from past issues and from a current secret keep the relationship in suspense from beginning to end and readers can’t help but become caught up in their story.

The story is fast paced and thrilling suspense builds throughout the story keeping readers on the edge of their seat as Matt tries to win Erena over but proving himself to a woman with trust issues isn’t easy especially with this big secret. I was charmed and delighted by the characters as they both had flaws and vulnerabilities that can be easily related to and I found the world that the author has created to be fascinating and one that I will definitely be visiting again.

 

 

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway with Excerpt! The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf (Cry Wolf # 6) Sarah Mäkelä!

 

 

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Thanks for joining me today, Readers! Today I am happy to share with the release of Sarah Mäkelä’s newest release – The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf! Enjoy & don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

Title: THE LEOPARD WHO CLAIMED A WOLF
Author: Sarah Mäkelä
Pub. Date: January 15, 2019
Publisher: Kissa Press LLC
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 179

 

When a wolf loves a leopard…

 

He’s her protector...


Caitlyn Fraser, a wereleopard who has always hated cruel werewolves, is the former prisoner turned mate of Dougal Sterling, Alpha of the Scottish pack. She’s courting jeopardy with her determination to attend the funeral of her brother’s father, since the Pack blames her for Alistair’s death. But still Dougal protects her from his wolves.

 

Her defender...


Short of allies, Dougal struggles to balance loyalty and attention between the Pack and Caitlyn. When the Pack’s stability crumbles, he’s faced with the return of his older brother, the rightful Alpha, who shirked his duty after their father’s death. However, Ewan’s challenge will be a battle to the death. Sheltering Caitlyn can only lose Dougal more friends, but he knows she’s the mate he’s longed for.

 

But survival takes two...


Menace lurks in every corner of the Highlands; Alistair and Ewan’s supporters and haters of shapeshifters abound. Caitlyn and Dougal must stick together, pushing back fiercely when they are attacked. Even if that puts them in mortal danger…

 

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The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf is the 6th book in the Cry Wolf series

 

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1 The Witch Who Cried Wolf
2 Cold Moon Rising
3 The Wolf Who Played With Fire
4 Highland Moon Rising
5 The Selkie Who Loved a Wolf
6 The Leopard Who Claimed a Wolf


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Chapter One

 

Caitlyn


The driveway leading up to the Scottish Pack’s massive headquarters stretched almost half a mile. I rested my chin on my arms and stared out of the Alpha’s window on the second story, overlooking the circular section of the drive. The Pack’s castle came complete with its very own dungeon, but at least they weren’t keeping me in there anymore. The memory of Alistair’s craggy face haunted my dreams each time I closed my eyes. His brutal fists hammered away against my face, ribs, and stomach, until I could no longer sleep.

 

Tension radiated through my shoulders, and I balled my hands into fists. No, Alistair—Colin’s father—was dead. Dougal had protected me, and my brother, from that monster when I didn’t have the strength to fight back.

 

Not that it mattered.

 

Two days had passed since my brother’s sudden departure. Now Colin was on his own with no one to watch his back. How could he leave without saying anything to me? I flexed my fists again, welcoming the anger as it bubbled up in my chest and replaced my sadness.

 

The heavy weight of a man’s hand descended on my back. I twisted around, my knuckles connecting with a solid jaw lined with dark, coarse stubble. A familiar jaw. Shite.

 

Dougal stumbled back half a step, but then he planted his feet like a tree with strong roots, not budging any further. Sharp power flared outward from him before he squelched it, stretching the muscles in his jaw. A frown tugged at his lips, and the corners of his eyes creased, either in pain or displeasure.

 

“Dougal! I’m so sorry.” The sudden movement of punching him had shot a searing ache through my battered ribs again. The pain stole my breath away, but I tried to force it down. How could I have been so careless? If he’d been anyone else in the Pack, I would’ve caused World War III.

 

“Dinnae fash. The punch bloody well hurt, though. I didn’t realize you were so strong.” Dougal’s frown melted away as he pulled me closer and pressed a kiss to my forehead. “Seems like you’re recovering your strength.” His gaze drifted past me to the long gravel driveway of the estate. “How are you doing, love?”


The emotions I’d been stomping down now bubbled to the surface again. “I cannae believe Colin left me. He left before I even regained consciousness. How could he?”


With anyone else, I wouldn’t show weakness, but I rested my forehead against Dougal’s chest, needing his touch and savoring his warmth. “I barely had time to talk with him, and when I did, it wasn’t a good time to ask how he was doing after the months he’d spent in that bloody research facility—or even to ask where he would go to heal…”

 

Tears welled in my eyes, but I held them back, refusing to cry. “I gave up so much—my job, my flat, my life—while trying to track him and bring him home. What if my sacrifices were all for naught?”

 

“Nae, they weren’t for naught, love.” Dougal kissed the top of my head. “I know you’re hurting. You have plenty of reasons to be, but the man who came back wasn’t the same one who left for the United States.” He lifted my chin, forcing me to see the sincerity in his clear blue eyes. “Whatever those scientists did affected him in ways neither of us will probably ever know. Waiting at the window won’t make him return any sooner.” He wrapped his arms around me and gently pulled me against his chest again. “Let me draw you a bath. Remember, I’m here if you need to talk.”

 

He was right, even if I didn’t want to admit it. Waiting for Colin’s return wouldn’t help, but what else could I do? “I know, but that doesn’t make this any easier for me. He’s my younger brother. I feel helpless that I cannae be there for him…again.” A heavy ache settled on my heart, and I pulled away hating the awkward emotions crushing me.


“Sorry.”

 

Dougal turned away from me and stared out of the window again. His jaw clenched and unclenched, as if he were trying hard to hold in his words. A lot was going on in his life too, and yet he was making a strong effort to support me through my problems. Things had become increasingly strained between him and his Pack since my arrival and Duncan and Alistair’s subsequent deaths. He didn’t talk about what he faced, and I didn’t want to pressure him.

 

After a few moments of silence, he released a sigh and turned back toward me. “You’ve done what you could for him, lass.” The ghost of a grin spread across his lips. “Do you still want the bath?”

 

I couldn’t help but nod. When I’d awakened from unconsciousness, Dougal had been there for me. We’d made love, and he brought me to new heights of pleasure. We also became intimately acquainted with the fancy Jacuzzi bathtub that could easily fit three or four humans…or one big, scary werewolf. The perks of being mated to the Alpha of the Scottish Pack.

 

“Aye, a bath sounds delish.” I wrapped my arms around his waist, bringing him back to me and drawing in his musky lupine scent. “Thanks for the talk. I wish I could’ve spoken with him before he took off. It would’ve made me feel better about him going.”


“Love, I talked with him.” He trailed his fingertips over my back in light, soothing strokes. “If I weren’t confident that he presented no danger to others, I wouldn’t have let him go. He would’ve stayed here whether he favored the idea or not.” The muscles in his lower back tensed beneath my touch, and his hand paused over my spine.

 

Something didn’t feel right. I lifted my gaze to meet Dougal’s. Was he not telling me something? We hadn’t known each other for long, but my sharp, feline instincts knew when someone spoke an untruth. He wasn’t outright lying, but he was holding something back. What could it be?

 

I bit my lower lip, regretting it as my teeth sank into one of the nearly healed spots where Alistair had punched me in the face. Instead of confronting Dougal, I turned my attention toward the window. “You would tell me if he was dangerous to himself, wouldn’t you?”

 

“Aye, I would.” His tone of voice wasn’t as convincing as I’d wanted. He leaned away, putting me at arm’s length. “Enough of that, I suppose. I’ll draw the bath for you.”


Without another word, he strode to the en-suite bathroom. His hands clenched and unclenched at his sides all the way. The door snapped shut behind him, and he started the water running a few moments later.

 

Nausea churned inside me, and I held my stomach. Should I believe Dougal? Something about his words didn’t feel right. The Jacuzzi tub would take a few minutes to fill, and I needed to get out of this bloody bedroom and away from him. The strain of standing there and trying to keep myself calm was becoming too much.

 

My stomach growled, and I glanced up at the round wrought-iron clock on the wall. It was almost one o’clock in the afternoon.

 

Many of the werewolves didn’t like that their Alpha was mating with a wereleopard, so I usually skipped the mealtime rushes to keep my distance. It wasn’t easy, because several of the wolves lived here in this honest-to-God castle full time.

Apparently, that was how many Packs operated. The thought boggled my mind. How did they stand to be around one another all the time? How would I survive being the sole feline in this house full of wolves?

 

Every urge for solitude within me roared to run as fast and as far away from this place as I could. Too much held me here, though. Besides, if Colin returned from his trip, I wanted to be around to greet him. Maybe throttle him, too, but it’d be a greeting nonetheless…

 

I slid my leather jacket on over the white tank top, not wanting to reveal too much bruised skin, then headed for the kitchen to grab leftovers. Dougal had tried to convince me to eat with him and everyone else. He wanted me to get to know the wolves and socialize. Getting friendly with the Pack might be a nice idea, but I couldn’t do it. Not with how his Pack watched me when they thought I wasn’t looking. Even Dougal’s second-in-command wasn’t a fan of mine. The sentiment was mutual. For as long as I could remember, I’d hated werewolves. One of my main reasons would soon rest six feet underground. Their hatred of me for Alistair’s death just added to my reluctance to get friendly with them.


Shaking away those thoughts, I turned the corner to enter the kitchen. If my sharp feline reflexes hadn’t kicked in, I would’ve run straight into a towering werewolf. I leapt back at the last minute to prevent Kerr from spilling his plate of food. The already agonizing ache in my side intensified from moving so fast, but I kept my arms at my sides and my face neutral.

 

“Afternoon, lass. Ye look like yer recoverin’ well.” Kerr nodded, looking curiously at me.

 

“Thanks, Kerr. I’m trying.” I flashed him an uncomfortable smile, then edged past the broad, barrel-chested man into the kitchen. Maybe he wasn’t as bad as the others, but I couldn’t shake the overwhelming feeling that he disagreed with Dougal’s decision to mate with me.

 

Kerr placed a heavy hand on my shoulder. My spine stiffened, and I gripped the sleeves of my jacket to keep from swinging on him too. “Keep tryin’, then.” His deep voice rumbled through the kitchen. I glanced pointedly at his hand, but he didn’t move it.


“Sooner or later ye need to overcome yer fear, hatred, or whatever it is ye feel toward my kind. If ye cannae, ye won’t last long here, lass.” With that, he walked down the corridor toward the massive grand hall where the wolves held their meetings and ate.

 

My shoulders slumped. Suddenly, I didn’t feel so hungry, but my leopard still needed to eat. We couldn’t skip any more meals. It hindered our healing process and weakened us too much. Right now, I couldn’t afford weakness, not while I was amongst a pack of wolves.

 

If only I weren’t continually looking over my shoulder with the Pack, but such was life for now.

 

Shite. I didn’t have much time before Dougal noticed I’d left the bedroom.

The leftovers were neatly arranged on the clean countertop. There wasn’t much food left, but I grabbed a bag of crisps and one of the last club sandwiches. A female wolf—Mairi, I think—ran a catering company, so she always brought by food to keep the Pack well fed. She was one of the nicer wolves.

 

Instead of following Kerr toward the dining room, where I would probably find the rowdy werewolves laughing and talking, I remained in the kitchen. I sat on the counter farthest away from the entrance, hidden from anyone who might walk past.

 

As I finished my sandwich, footsteps in the hall became louder as someone approached the kitchen. The sound of soft sniffing tensed every muscle in my body, then Dougal stepped into the room. His gaze slid over me, and desire darkened his eyes.

 

“Your bath is ready. If I’d known you were hungry, I would’ve brought something earlier when I ate.”


I shrugged a shoulder. “It’s all right. I’m eating now.”

 

“Aye, so you are.” He looked down the hallway as if checking to make sure no one else was near. When he turned back, he wore a frown that creased the corners of his lips and eyes. “You shouldn’t be in here all alone, love. Things within the Pack are tense right now. Let’s go back to the bedroom.”

 

I tilted my chin up, not in the mood to be bossed around again. “I’m not alone. You’re here.” I opened the bag of crisps and munched on one.

His nostrils flared, and he crossed his arms over his broad chest. The move might’ve been scary as hell if it wasn’t him doing it. “That’s not the point. Come on.”

 

Bloody hell.

 

First, I’d been his prisoner in the cage, and now I’d become a prisoner in his bedroom. Not in a fun way, either. Why was this happening?

 

I clenched my fists, crushing a few of my crisps as tears burned in my eyes, but I refused to let them show. The flood of emotions I’d experienced over the past week was becoming too much to all push down at once. As soon as I dealt with certain fears or emotions, others popped up to take their place, like some horrible version of whack-a-mole.

 

Life just wasn’t fair. All I’d wanted to do was return to Scotland and be here for my brother. In that time, I’d been reintroduced to a childhood nightmare, imprisoned in a dungeon, and now I was the prisoner/mate of a werewolf Alpha. When would the roller coaster end?

 

Dougal crossed the space between us in a few long strides. He pulled me from the counter into his arms.

 

A feline hiss ripped from my throat, sounding every bit as feral as I felt. Once again, anger rescued me from my moodiness. “Set me down this minute!”

 

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She lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, computer and console games, and traveling all over the world. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters.



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