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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shifter Giveaway Hop!

Congratulations goes to Sophia Rose! She's my blog hop winner and will receive a download of Scent of a Wolf's Mate!

You’d think a person who’s a Syfy junkie like I am would write more in that genre. While Syfy on TV seems to cover a multitude of different genres that can be anything from outer space, fantasy, paranormal, monster love and everything else that’s just plain weird, it’s not what I like to read. On the Syfy channel I’ll watch it all, but I like reading werewolf, shifter romances.

For the longest time I just wrote contemporary erotic romance. I ignored the voices in my head saying write that paranormal romance, you know you want to. But the truth was, I didn’t think I could pull it off. Yet the more shifter romances I read, the more I felt the urge to give it a try. So I wrote, The Mating Ritual, an erotic paranormal where the hero and his people, the Oh-Mah, are descendant's of Bigfoot.

Scent of a Wolf’s Mate is my second paranormal, and I can easily see another story coming out between the secondary characters, Max and Rose. Will I write it? We’ll see.



Blurb – Accepting a job as a wildlife veterinarian at the Savage Hills Wolf Sanctuary is Serena's dream job. Finding out she's the mate of Savage Hill's alpha werewolf turns her world as she knows it upside down. Trying to resist the sexy man is impossible. She's in heat, and he's more than ready to claim what's his.

Excerpt– Serena left the bedroom quietly, unsure of what she was going to find. Deciding to follow the aroma, she made her way to a kitchen equipped with every modern appliance you could imagine. Standing at the stove in low hanging pajama bottoms was a man. He was flipping bacon. Didn’t he know it was dangerous to cook without a shirt on?

She stood in the entrance way, slightly afraid and very confused. He was a big man. His dark hair was thick and wild, stopping at the top of his shoulders, shoulders that were wide and muscular. The muscles rippled in his back as he moved, and she could see his well-developed biceps and forearms.

A breeze rushed in through the open window over the sink. Serena watched the curtains dance wildly. She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply when the cool mountain air reached where she was standing. Wisps of hair moved about her face, and something else carried on the wind, something that spiked her awareness, flowing together with the scent of pines and wild lavender, and him, an untamed and basic entity that reached into her soul.

“I know you’re there,” he said without turning around. “Don’t come any closer.”

Well, that’s not very friendly. Serena didn’t know what to do at that point. She clutched his robe tighter against her. Without warning he turned, pinning his dark eyes on her. His rugged face was set as though in anger. “I hope you don’t mind that I borrowed your robe. I couldn’t find my clothes.” She tried not to let her gaze wander, but there was no way she could ignore his hard, defined Pecs and six-pack abs. The man was powerfully built and sinfully sexy.

His gaze moved over her. Serena took note of the tic moving in his tense jaw, and she tried to imagine what she’d done to upset him. What did he expect that she would walk out there in her birthday suit?

“That’s okay,” he finally spoke.

“Where am I?”

“Do you remember anything about last night?”

“Some of it. I was running and tripped on something. The last thing I remember is being pinned down by a wolf. Did you kill it?”

“I took care of it.” His tone was short and to the point.

“There was another wolf—”

“I took care of him, too.” He moved to the sink, put the plug in, and turned on the water, then turned back to face her.

“What?” She was confused. “But how? I, I…” She didn’t know what to say. “I never saw you.” She hadn’t seen anyone. “I guess I owe you my life, then.” Serena offered him a smile, hoping to erase the unfriendly look on his face. “My name is Serena.” She stepped further into the kitchen and held out her hand.

He just stared at it for a long moment as if it were a snake, and then finally said his name. “Connor.”


MY GIVEAWAY - ONE COMMENTER WILL RECEIVE A DOWNLOAD OF SCENT OF A WOLF'S MATE. MAKE SURE  YOU LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY.

35 comments:

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop Tory!!

Debby said...

I love these stories. Must read more.
debby236 at gmail dot com

laurie said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop Tory!!

erin said...

thanks for such a fun post and giveaway :)
efender1(at)gmail

Anne said...

Thanks for participating.

acm05atjuno.com

VampedChik said...

I would love to read this! Thanks!
-Amber
goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Tory Richards said...

I'm glad I found you hop site! I love doing hops:)

Tory Richards said...

Hi Debby, I like reading them, too, which is what prompted me into writing one:)

Tory Richards said...

You're welcome, Laurie, Anne and Erin! Thanks for coming by and good luck at winning a giveaway:)

Tory Richards said...

VampedChik, glad you made it by. I hope you're having fun:)

tori whitaker said...

sounds like a good read.
tori.whitaker@yahoo.com

tori whitaker said...

sounds like a good read.
tori.whitaker@yahoo.com

Lori Parker BookwormPOV said...

Shifter lit is how I escape life. It's a coping mechanism. My favorite breed is the wereleopard, but any furry will do (But chimeras are a bit of a trope cheat, don't you think?). I would be grateful to read and review your book, and thank you for sharing your genre leap with us. *Top Amazon Reviewer #6,149* bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com

bn100 said...

Sounds interesting

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Sophia Rose said...

Glad you decided to write PNR. That excerpt was a nice teaser. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

Tory Richards said...

Hey Tori, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

Tory Richards said...

Hi Lori, I just might take you up on your review offer. Other than the alligator shifter I basically like them all.

I confess I had to look up chimeras, the images I found are beyond weird!

Tory Richards said...

Thanks for stopping by bn100 and Sophia Rose! I hope you enjoying this hop.

Gina said...

LOVE shifter romances

wanda f said...
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wanda f said...

Having a blast on this hop. Shifters Rule

flanagan@mebtel.net

BookLady said...

Sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and thanks for the awesome giveaway.
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ray said...

Looks like an interesting book!

ladyunwritten[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Froggy said...

Looks awesome!

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com

Ashley Applebee said...

Sounds like a great read!!! Thanks for joining the hop!!!
Ashley Applebee
ash_app@hotmail.com

Nay Nay said...

Love the blurb and excerpt. Adding this one to my wishlist. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa N. said...

Love the excerpt and the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

mythic021@gmail.com

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very good book. Thanks for being part of the hop.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Tory Richards said...

Hey my friends I've been sick and not around much but I did want to take a second to thank you for coming by and leaving your comments during this blog hop. I hope everyone is having fun and maybe finding some new authors to read out there.

Tory Richards said...

Hey my friends I've been sick and not around much but I did want to take a second to thank you for coming by and leaving your comments during this blog hop. I hope everyone is having fun and maybe finding some new authors to read out there.

Clever Girl said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Ann S
the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com

Brandi said...

Wolves are one of my favorites!! I loved reading that excerpt!! Thanks for sharing!!

Thank you for having this giveaway! =)

Brandi
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

Skeeter Lee said...

What's your favorite Syfy show?

My favorites are Haven, Helix, and Defiance.

I have added your book to my TBR list.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win.

skeeterlee63 [at] gmail.com

Tory Richards said...

Clever Girl & Brandi, I'm glad you made it by!

Skeeter Lee, Helix is one of my favs too and I've watched it since the beginning. However, not sure I like where it's going after watching the preview after the finale the other night. We'll see...

Tory Richards said...

Sophia Rose, congratulations! You're my winner, and I'll be in touch.