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Mon
Feb 16 2015 3:06pm

Bitten 2x02 Nick/Paige Heart-to-Heart: Caged Up

Paige in Bitten Season 2, episode 2We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. We loved Season 1, and we're pumped for Season 2! 

ETA 4/18/2015: After first airing in Canada earlier this year, Bitten Season 2 has kicked off on SyFy in the U.S. with a two-episode premiere. Check in today and each week following to read all of Jackie Lester's recaps! 

Missed the Episode 1 recap? Find it here!

Show/Episode: Bitten 2x02, “Scare Tactics” (SPOILERS, natch)
Ship(s): Clay/Elena, Nick/Paige

Nick and Paige Captain's Log for Bitten 2x02A sullen young Clayton Danvers opens the show, reluctant to admit he’s missed his dad, who was a Marine helping out in Somalia and due back that day. Sent off to play, he heads into the woods and meets the biggest, baddest wolf possible. Malcolm threatens to eat Clay, forcing the boy back into the woods to escape. Clay finds himself a good hiding spot in the brambles but wolf-Malcolm manages to get his snout in just enough to bite Clay.

In the present day, Logan watches over Malcolm while the rest of the pack discuss his live-or-die fate. Elena thinks Clay could torture Rachel’s location from Malcolm, but Nick doesn’t think that would get results.

[Good call, Nick, good call...]

Mon
Feb 9 2015 1:00pm

Bitten 2x01 Clay/Elena Heart-to-Heart: No Sleeping Dogs

Elena covered in blood in Bitten Season 2 PosterWe've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. We loved Season 1, and we're pumped for Season 2!

ETA 4/18/2015: After first airing in Canada earlier this year, Bitten Season 2 has kicked off on SyFy in the U.S. with a two-episode premiere (see recaps for both episode 1 and episode 2!). Check in today and each week following to read all of Jackie Lester's recaps! 

Show/Episode: Bitten 2x01, “Bad Blood.”
Ship(s): Clay/Elena

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 2, Episode 1, “Bad Blood.” Enjoy!

Nate Parker, a minor character in Malcolm’s manipulations from last season, is trapped in a room. Lots of feedback through speakers, camera shaking action, and a bodiless voice indicate Mr. Parker is in peril. When the voice stops, Nate panics momentarily before trying to open the door to his dingy room. He trips his way through an abandoned laboratory, finally making it outside. Running for the forest, he slips off his shoes and Changes. As a wolf, he passes a sign post with a symbol emanating smoke; he’s immediately gunned down. We have our first look at some elements consistent with Kelley Armstrong’s second book in the Otherworld series, Stolen. The symbol, too, will play an important part for the pack this season.

[So let's get started...]

Tue
Mar 10 2015 11:30am

Bitten 2x05 Nick/Paige Heart-to-Heart

Paige and Nick in BittenWe've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. We loved Season 1, and we're pumped for Season 2! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the Monday after the show airs in Canada on Space. We'll be reposting recaps as episodes air on SyFy, starting April 17!

Bitten Nick/Paige Captain's LogShow/Episode: Bitten 2x05, “The Rabbit Hole” (SPOILERS, natch)
Ship(s): Nick/Paige, Clay/Elena

With evidence of Doctor Bauer’s crazy demonstrated at the end of last week, it makes sense to see some background now.  Five months prior, Sondra was performing horrifying experiments in a lab. When she’s discovered by other workers who popped by for a quickie, her superior comes in and has her quickly dismissed from the university research facility. Her protests that she’s attempting to take “human evolution to the next level” is ignored. That her proof is a two-headed bunny already doesn’t bode well for her mental capacity. Her boss, Randall, was also her ex-lover, but she fails in her attempt to extort her job back from him.

Escorted from the building, she stumbles across the rooftop parking lot towards her car, sobbing. Sondra decides instead that the edge of the garage has more appeal and heads towards it. She kicks off her shoes and prepares to plunge to her death. Fortuitously (maybe?), a flock of black birds fly up, pushing her back. She lands badly and screams in pain at the sight of her broken ankle. Aleister arrives, promising to take her pain away. She tells him she wants to feel it and we see her fate was sealed all those months ago.

[That's unfortunate...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 2:00pm

Bitten 2x04 Nick/Paige Heart-to-Heart: She Blinded Me with Science!

We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. We loved Season 1, and we're pumped for Season 2! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the Monday after the show airs in Canada on Space. There is no American SyFy date yet, but stay tuned—we'll post the second we hear about a Season 2 premiere date!

Bitten 2x04 Captain's LogShow/Episode: Bitten 2x04, “Dead Meat” (SPOILERS, natch)
Ship(s): Nick/Paige, Clay/Elena

Let the scientific experiments on Elena begin! She’s being cut out of her clothes as the staff at the compound assess Elena in all manner of invasive ways. Aleister shows up eventually and tells Elena her blood is the key to “The Undoing.” He touches a hand to Elena’s neck and imprints the ominous symbol on her skin with the heat of his hand. Elena writhes in agony.

When she wakes in her cell later, she’s wearing her best growly face  and immediately starts to work on getting out, showing off Laura Vandervoort’s stunning muscles.  The hole she begun to dig through the wall last episode gets bigger. Hearing the young voice in the room next to her, she calls out, believing it’s Savannah. Two of the captors enter Elena’s cell and have to wrestle her down with a Taser and a control pole. She won’t make things easy for these guys.

[And we look forward to watching every second of it...]

Tue
Feb 24 2015 1:00pm
Excerpt

Vampires Never Cry Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Sara Humphreys

Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys

Vampires are nothing but trouble...
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...

The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

Get a sneak peek at Sara Humphreys's Vampires Never Cry Wolf (available March 3, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Not even bothering to turn on the lights, Killian shed his clothing and tossed them into the corner, missing the laundry basket entirely. Standing naked in front of the massive bank of windows, he looked out at the spectacular view of the Hudson River. The lights sparkled on the surface of the choppy winter water, and with the light of the almost full moon, the world outside was surprisingly light. Although with the heightened eyesight of his wolf, Killian didn’t need the moonlight. Werewolves could see clearly on even the darkest of nights.
 
He should sleep, but he was too wound up. And Killian had developed a nasty habit of doing anything except what he should do. He should go back to Alaska, and forget about Sadie.

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Mon
Feb 23 2015 1:00pm

Bitten 2x03 Nick/Paige Heart-to-Heart: Blonde Wolf on Top?

Jeremy and Clay with the Witches in Bitten 2x03We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. We loved Season 1, and we're pumped for Season 2! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the Monday after the show airs in Canada on Space. There is no American SyFy date yet, but stay tuned—we'll post the second we hear about a Season 2 premiere date!

Nick and Paige Captain's Log Bitten 2x03Show/Episode: Bitten 2x03, “Hell's Teeth” (SPOILERS, natch)
Ship(s): Nick/Paige, Clay/Elena

The witches will be playing a greater role through the season, so it makes sense to get a little background on them. We kick off with Savannah and Paige having a fight over rules. The roof starts shaking and a man appears, leaving the two witches seemingly separated across the space-time continuum. He identifies himself as “Aleister” and informs Savannah she’ll be the most powerful witch ever. He offers her some candy (predator!), which, when consumed, becomes something creepy under Savannah’s skin (even worse!). They exchange strange words: “I am the lock” (Aleister) and “I am the key” (Savannah) then both disappear from the kitchen, startling Paige.

At Stonehaven, the pack are desperately searching the woods for Malcolm. Elena declares the trail cold. Nick runs off, promising to find him, with Logan tagging along after him. Naturally, the witches are their first suspects.

[Of course they are...]

Thu
Feb 19 2015 2:30pm
Excerpt

The Danger of Destiny: Exclusive Excerpt

Leigh Evans

WHY WHISTLE IN THE DARK…

There are very few days off when you’re on an epic quest. Believe me, I know. I’m Hedi Peacock—one half Fae, the other Were—and if being a half-breed with one foot in each world isn’t tough enough to manage, there are the four chambers of my heart to consider. The one who holds the strings? Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore. If I had my way, he and I would be locked in a bedroom, for eternity, but a pressing family matter needs my attention. It’s true what they say: A woman’s work is never done.

WHEN YOU CAN HOWL AT THE MOON?

My twin brother is being held captive by the Old Mage in another realm. Lo and behold, as soon as Trowbridge and I arrive in Merenwyn, we’re separated in spectacular, dramatic fashion—and I’m left to figure out how to maintain the fragile balance between my Fae magic and my wolf’s blood in a realm that cries to both. Not easy, particularly when I'm keeping an iron-grip on my temper so as not to dispatch with extreme prejudice the odd wizard or smart-mouthed mutt servant who crosses my path. My mama never told me there’d be days like these, but I’m not going down without a fight…or my mate.  

Get a sneak peek of Leigh Evans's The Danger of Destiny (available March 3, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Legs like lead. Each ragged breath dragon fire scorching my windpipe. Trowbridge’s fist a bruising manacle, hauling me up every time I lost my footing.

And trust me, I kept stumbling.

Insights.

[Continue on to read the full excerpt of The Danger of Destiny...]

Sat
Feb 7 2015 1:00pm

Biting Back: Bitten Season 2 Anticipation

Now that confirmation of Bitten’s renewal has hit the wire, it’s time to think about what the second season will hold for Elena and the gang (and it premieres tonight in Canada!)

Without a doubt, vengeance will be at the top of the list when the show returns; there’s no way Elena will let slide the fact that Malcolm purposely beheaded Philip and left the proof for her, Godfather horse-head in the bed style. The Logan/ Rachel pregnancy storyline will also be explored, further complicated by the fact that, when we last saw Rachel, she’d been picked up by Malcolm and his cohort, headed for destinations unknown. While these two ongoing aspects are for certain, other subplots will surely be added to offer some diversity in each weekly episode. Let the guessing begin!

[Bite on this!]

Tue
Jan 6 2015 1:10pm
Excerpt

Hungry Like the Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Paige Tyler

Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler

INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
They're tight
They're on target
They're as alpha as men can get

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret...they're a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive-and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn't sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something...and she's determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She's smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she's getting dangerously close to the truth-and perilously close to his heart...

Get a sneak peek at Paige Tyler's Hungry Like the Wolf (available January 6, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Mac gave her reflection one more look in the bedroom’s full-length mirror, wondering for about the tenth time if she should have worn jeans instead of the little black dress she had on. But somewhere between the fourth and fifth change of clothes, she’d admitted to herself that this date was about more than simply being a means to an end. She liked spending time with Gage. That wasn’t such a bad thing, right?

Of course, if Gage took her to the local pizza place down the street, she was going to regret not wearing something more casual.

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Thu
Oct 30 2014 12:00pm
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Her Lone Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Paige Tyler

Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler

Leaving him was Impossible...

It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance...whether they like it or not.

Seeing her again is even worse

The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he's tried to bury comes roaring back-and there's no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.

Get a sneak peek of of Paige Tyler's Her Lone Wolf (available November 4, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Clayne was at the shooting range when John called him in. Despite all the smoke fumes he’d been breathing in for the past hour, he couldn’t miss the tantalizing aroma lingering in the air as he headed down the hallway. It was so exquisite he stopped walking and inhaled, letting his wolf out just enough to pinpoint where the smell was coming from. After a few slow circles, he figured out it was John’s office. Hot damn.

He picked up his pace, suddenly eager to get there. Usually getting called to John’s office meant something bad was coming his way—a reprimand, an attempt at a motivational pep talk, a briefing for a mission he didn’t have any interest in, a partnership pairing that had no hope of succeeding. But if that delicious scent was coming from John’s office, he didn’t care what the hell the man wanted.

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Tue
Oct 14 2014 2:45pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sarah Castille and Cecy Robson

Today we're thrilled to reveal two very hot covers for two very different books—but both feature rule-breakers and secrets! In Cecy Robson's most recent Weird Girls book, A Curse Unbroken, Celia Wird and Aric, her werewolf mate, are on the trail of a relic that grants limitless power, but someone is on their trail and putting Celia in danger. Meanwhile, in Sarah Castille's Beyond the Cut, the first book in the Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club series, Dawn has to stay away from danger herself, but to protect her heart than anything else when her life again become entangled with Cade “Raider” Tyson. Learn more about these great reads, and check out the super hot covers. Hint: Tattoos and kissing are involved.

[Keep reading to see the all the hot covers and learn more about the books...]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 12:30pm
Excerpt

Hero of a Highland Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Terry Spear

Hero of a Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

She's ready for change...

Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she's ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements-if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he's the one in charge.

But he's digging in his claws...

Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He's more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well...all the better.

Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can't escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together...or face losing it all.

Get a sneak peek of Terry Spear's Hero of a Highland Wolf (available August 5, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Between the fire, the stew, and tea, and Grant’s knees brushing against hers, Colleen was getting hot. But she wasn’t backing away from him as much as she knew she should, while she wickedly enjoyed the intimacy of their touch. Wishing in a naughty way that they could do more.

“I don’t want you to leave,” Grant said, his voice somber, his eyes dark.

He sounded so sincere that she was really taken aback. He really must have had a change of heart.

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Tue
Jul 15 2014 4:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal for Leigh Evans’s The Danger of Destiny!

Today at Heroes and Heartbreakers we're thrilled to reveal the cover for Leigh Evans's The Danger of Destiny, the latest adventure in Evans's Mystwalker series. Hedi Peacock is half Were, half Fae—and all heart, when it comes to rescuing someone very dear to her. See below to get under the cover with The Danger of Destiny!

[Your destiny is behind the curtain...or at least the cover is...]

Thu
Jul 10 2014 2:15pm

First Look: Kelly Meade’s Black Rook (July 15, 2014)

Black Rook by Kelly MeadeKelly Meade
Black Rook (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1)
InterMix / July 15, 2014 / $4.99 digital

Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her.

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

I am one of those people that typically has to start a series with the first book. This tends to limit my book selection, so I am always excited when I see first-in-a-series announcements. Black Rook by Kelly Meade caught my attention because Meade is a new-to-me author, and this is the first book in the series— all pluses!

[Click if you love werewolves!...]

Fri
Jun 20 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: True Blood Stars—Gif Edition!

Source: Forever Fan Girl.

All good things must come to an end—even vampires who are meant to live forever. This Sunday marks the final season of True Blood, and boy have we had fun with this series! Whether it was remembering Naked Northman (and why some of us are Team Eric), the most WTF Sex Moments of the show, or just talking about Charlaine Harris, it's been a good ride.

To say our final goodbyes, we offer this beefcake, but don't worry, we'll be recapping True Blood every Monday, so stay tuned!

And now, our final True Blood beefcake (a gif edition)!

[There's more where that came from...]

Tue
Apr 8 2014 10:19am

Bitten Season 1, Episode 13 Recap: Heads Up! It’s the Season Finale!

Elena and Clay in the Bitten Season 1 finaleWe've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for recent episodes 1x051x061x071x081x091x101x11, and 1x12.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1 finale, Episode 13, “Ready.” Enjoy!

The season finale opens with Clay in a large metal tub, Elena kneeling behind him, bathing him. Clay says he needs to get ready for what’s coming. Elena says they will be, that “they haven't moved yet.” She must be referring to the mutts. Clay laments that he's failed Elena because he “couldn't protect Philip.” Elena takes the responsibility for Philip's involvement, telling Clay he's the one who actually saved her. She admits she knows the truth about the bite now and makes him understand there should be “no more sacrifices” on his part. She takes his ring and places it back on his left hand. Clay kisses hers.

Nick and Jeremy are moving stacks of wood around in a dumbwaiter. Nick thinks it's a waste to see all of their history go up in flames because that's what the wood is for: burning anything that could reveal their secrets. Jeremy says it's for all of their safety and tells Nick where the torch should be thrown to begin the ignite process “if the battle starts to swing” the way of the mutts. Nick can't believe the mutts would even think of exposing wolf-kind but Jeremy says it's more than that; there are “secrets passed from alpha to alpha.”

[C'mon, you can tell us those secrets...]

Tue
Feb 18 2014 2:58pm

Bitten Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: Surprise!

Philip and Elena in Bitten Season 1, episode 6We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for episodes 1x011x021x031x04, and 1x05.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 6, “Committed.” Enjoy!

The nighttime Toronto skyline is in full view as this episode opens. The background audio’s music combines with the sounds of kissing. Elena and Philip are in a post-coital moment, beaming like love sick teenagers. Philip comments that they haven’t left the house in two days, which Elena has absolutely no issue with. They should have been spending some of that time looking for a wedding gift for Becky; neither appears overly concerned with this. Elena says, emphatically, “I’m starving” (surprise, surprise.) Philip tells her to contact the takeout place (again!), that they have ‘their’ address on file. Elena picks up on the hint at co-habitation, which was primarily decided on by Philip because Elena had been at his place constantly since she’d gotten back to town. It’s a weak attempt, but Philip follows up with a joke about Elena “mov[ing] in by stealth.” Elena says she wouldn’t do that, based on her lack of desire to cook or clean. Philip ups the ante with an offer of a cleaning service if she’ll agree to make it a permanent arrangement. Something about the mention of this service gets Elena back ‘in the mood,’ effectively evading the serious conversation with round…whatever…of their sexcapades.

[Funny how that happens...]

Tue
Feb 11 2014 2:57pm

Bitten Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: Breaking Trust

Elena in Bitten Season 1, episode 5

We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for episodes 1x011x021x03, and 1x04.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 5, “Bitten.” Enjoy!

Elena sits fidgeting with a ring—one with a wolf motif, NOT the one sitting in a box somewhere. The pack has once again convened in the Stonehaven living room to discuss what they know to date. Nick is saying how Marsten and Cain “are coming at [them] with both barrels loaded” by not only creating a band of mutt-wolves to come after them but creating them from serial killers. They’re looking through the scrapbook Elena had uncovered in the last episode and highlighting some of the gory details. Jeremy says, with real feeling, “That’s enough.”

Elena puts out the idea that Marsten and the gang can’t be far away, with the number of killings they’ve engineered around Stonehaven. She thinks maybe they’re holed up somewhere between Bear Valley and Syracuse. Elena is raring to go get them but Jeremy is more cautious. He says he’ll “send word through Logan to Daniel Santos that [he’s] willing to talk.” Nick thinks it’s a mistake because Santos lies more than anything else. Jeremy says he wants to hear him out, knowing that he wants reinstatement into the pack and, at the same time, cannot be trusted. Clay offers the information that “the last Santos to walk through [their] doors tried to kill” Jeremy.

[Trust, but verify...]

Fri
Feb 7 2014 12:40pm

First Look: Suzanne Wright’s Carnal Secrets (February 11, 2014)

Carnal Secrets by Suzanne WrightSuzanne Wright
Carnal Secrets
Montlake / February 11, 2014 / $12.95 print, $9.99 digital

Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.

The third book in Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix Pack series tells the story of Shaya running from the mate claim of brooding alpha, Nick Axton. Shayla is the best friend of the heroine from Feral Sins. In Wright’s world, wolves’ true mates can be determined by something as simple as a first look and such is the case between Nick and Shaya. Once Nick rejects the claim, however, Shaya puts herself out of sight, but not out of mind for Nick.

[Go get her back, Nick...]

Thu
Feb 6 2014 2:15pm
Excerpt

The Problem with Promises: Exclusive Excerpt

Leigh Evans

NEVER MAKE A PROMISE…

Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore and my gorgeous mate, tries to protect me, Hedi Peacock, half-Fae, half-were, from all the trouble I get into. The thing is, my past is pretty messy and bad guys keep knocking down my door. Witches, thug bikers, the North American Council of Weres, dark magic Fae, and even an evil wizard are all after me. The Old Mage is the only one I really care about: He has my dear twin brother captive on the other side of the Gates of Merenwyn—not cool. So my alpha love is helping me to keep my promise to free my brother…

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP.

Unfortunately, everyone who helps me ends up in a heap of trouble too—including my Trowbridge. Now, I admit I’ve had my moments as a shivering coward, hoping he will come to my brave rescue. The whole Prince Charming thing is hard to shake. But these bad guys after me mean business and those damsel in distress days are over. You know that “last straw” metaphor? That was two straws ago. It’s now or never. Again…

Get a sneak peek at Leigh Evans's The Problem with Promises (available February 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt from Chapters 1 & 2.

Dinner at the Trowbridge Manse

Approximately two hours after I sent my brother to Merenwyn—Robson Trowbridge pushed away his dinner plate and knuckled his red-rimmed eyes. There wasn’t much left on the chicken carcass. The bones had been picked clean.

He ate a whole bird. On his own.

I poured another measure of maple syrup into my bowl. Not too much, just enough to coat the bottom of it. I was saving some space for the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that sat on the counter.

“You need to sleep,” I said quietly. My mate was all cheekbones and blue eyes now that he’d lopped off his dreads from hell. It made his skin look thin and taut, and only served to emphasize the blue smudges under the line of his thick black lashes.

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