Thursday, September 24, 2015

Under A Mating Moon

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Title:   Under A Mating Moon
Author:  Celia Breslin
Published:  September
18th, 2015
Publisher:  Decadent
Genre:  Paranormal
Content Warning:  Graphic
violence and adult sexual content
Recommended Age:  18+

Synopsis:  British
Alpha wolf Jake Marsden spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative
music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his current DJ tour takes
him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos to visit family, and runs into the one
Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.

While visiting her brother in Los Lobos, free-spirited Lexi
Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens.
Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago,
make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to

Lexi would love to explore the mate concept and her
overwhelming attraction to virile, Alpha Wolf Jake, but he wants nothing to do
with her. How can she break down his defenses when she’s the reason he built
them in the first place?

Jake dates only human women now. Lexi had her shot at being
his mate, and she threw it away. But when her life is threatened, he may have
to rethink his position and do whatever it takes to claim his one true mate.

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from Under a Mating Moon by Celia Breslin:

A billion butterflies battered Lexi's stomach. She
shifted her attention from Ross to the piano. Sure enough, the music had
stopped, and Jake faced her from his seat on the bench. Man oh man, the heavy
stare from those sky blue eyes sent shivers skittering down her spine. His gaze
held the same intensity she remembered from him as a kid, as if he saw into the
heart of people, exposing their deepest secrets. It drove her crazy back then,
and she'd spent much time teasing him, pulling his hair, trying to distract him
from being so serious all of the damn time. They were teenagers—partying was
supposed to be their sole focus.

With his ice blue stare locked on her, Jake rose to his
feet, all taut muscle and predatory power. His energy swept over her like a
tsunami, forcing all of the moisture to abandon her mouth while parts much
lower wept with want. Her inner Wolf howled, answering the call of this Alpha,
the first Dominant male ever to make her sit up and take notice. Holy crap. Her
muscles shook with the need to bound over to him, jump in his arms, wrap her
legs around his torso and writhe against his hard, hot, tattooed body.

Jake said something to his uncle then stalked straight at
her, cutting a path right through the middle of the tables and the many,
too-curious patrons.

A whimper escaped her throat.

Surprise sparked in her brother’s brown eyes.
"You're kidding me. Him?" He burst out laughing. "Wow, sis,
that's some major, big time irony right there."

Darci’s expression conveyed her bewilderment. "Now
what are you two talking about?"

Her annoying brother grinned. "See that angry Alpha
headed our way?  My sister here rejected
him when they were teens and he's apparently her—"

Lexi socked her brother in the ribs. "Shut it,

"Ouch." Ross rubbed his side and chuckled at
her plight. The jerk.

"Come on, Lexi, you have to admit the hilarity of
the situation."

No, she did not. Nor did she have to admit that J-Bird
was right all those years ago. He was her mate. O to the M to the G... They
were mates.

Even so, he didn't look happy to see her at all. In fact,
he looked positively enraged. Shit, shit and triple shit. What a mess she'd
made eight years ago. Well, she was woman enough to pull on her big girl panties
and fix it. She straightened her spine and lifted her chin in challenge,
meeting Jake's stormy stare. He halted before her.

I can do this. "Hey J-Bird. Nice to see you."
Lovely. Her voice sounded like she'd eaten the gravel from the lot in front of
Gee's bar. Embarrassment heated her cheeks.

One breath, two breaths, three... J-Bird glared. Tension
coiled between them in the silence. Lexi bit the inside of her cheek to avoid
babbling at him. She'd said hello. It was his turn. Damn it, J-Bird, say
something. He wasn't making this easy.

His arctic tone dismissed her and slapped her in the face at the same
time, leaving her disappointed and confused. No one called her by her full
name. No one except her parents when she'd done something wrong as a kid. He
might as well have said, "screw you," while slamming a door in her

His focus shifted to her brother. "Hello, Ross. Been
a while." His hand shot out to grasp her brother's in a cordial shake.

"Good to see you, Jake. Join us for lunch? My treat.
We can catch up on old times."
"No, thank you. I'm done. Nice to see you again,
Ross." Jake nodded at Darci. "Miss." He brushed past them and
out the door.

"What. Just. Happened?" The, “I'm done,” he
uttered in his delicious British accent seemed aimed more at her than at her
brother's offer. And the fact he hadn't even looked at her before stalking out
all sexy in his gloom and doom? Yeah, that hurt.

"I think you know, sis." The amusement left her
brother's face and sympathy glimmered in his gaze. "Question is, what are
you going to do about it?"

She'd never run from a fight in her life. She wouldn't
start now. "Grab a table. I'll be back in a second. Or not." She
ignored her brother's knowing grin and hurried out the door.

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About the Author:
lives in California with her family and two feisty cats. She writes urban
fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves,
vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series – The Tranquilli
Bloodline – is available from Champagne Books. Under A Mating Moon is her
second werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s, multi-author, Black Hills
Wolves shifter line.

not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with
her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,
    Thank you for hosting my wolves on your blog today!