The snippet is from QUEEN BITCH, Book 1 in the Callowwood Pack series. This tale is a M/F paranormal romantic suspense, and Julianna Morris is learning something ain't right in her world. She wakes up on her front porch and is lucky enough to meet her neighbor.
“Damn, what the hell happened to you?”
Excellent question. “Uh.”
“You look dog-tired, and what did you do to your clothes?” Leslie shook his head. “I’m not sure those tears will be fixable.”
She glanced down. Her jeans looked like she’d tried to join the ripped-chic club. Stains of some unknown origin marked her shirt, jeans, and skin. None of them looked or smelled good. Leslie sniffed at her and his nose wrinkled.
“Sweetheart, you need a bath, pronto.” He waved a hand in front of his beaked nose. “What were you doing again?”
“Survival training,” she blurted at last. “I’m working up to an Iron Man competition of backpacking in the Sierra Nevada in a couple of months. It requires the contestants to trek across long distances, using only what they’re wearing and what they can find along the way.”
That sounded plausible, right?
“Huh, seems like a terrible waste of good clothes, if you ask me.” He nodded to her tattered jeans and his dark ponytail slid over his shoulder. “I don’t think they’re salvageable, darlin’.”
“Yeah, probably not.” Julianna glanced down at the letters in her hands. Did one of them say State of California? “You headed to work this early?”
“It’s almost eight on a Tuesday morning. I’m actually late.” He laughed, his deep brown eyes crinkling at the corners. “You must have really been out of it if you don’t know that.”
He didn’t know the half of it.
Uh oh, that's not a way you want to wake up. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, J.D. Walker, Addison Albright, and Iris Blobel.
Here's the blurb to QUEEN BITCH OF THE CALLOWWOOD PACK:
Julianna Morris didn’t know werewolves existed…until she became one.
Waking up on her front porch with sticks in her hair isn’t Julianna’s idea of a good time, but returning to her home town to bury her father isn’t any better. When the hot guy she crushed on since high school invites her to a party, she thinks life might be improving. Jeff’s the future Alpha of the Callowwood werewolf pack. She’s been nominated as a candidate for the next Luna, the Alpha female—and Jeff’s mate. All she has to do is pass the Seven Tests of the Luna. This is perfect, except Julianna knows nothing about being a werewolf.
Jeff Lightfoot lusted after Julianna for years, even when he thought she was human. Now she’s home and all wolf, his True Mate. She’ll be his Luna—if she passes the tests. He wants no one else, but pack politics trump Mother Nature, and he’ll have to go rogue to choose Julianna if she doesn’t pass.
But someone’s determined to make her fail the tests, and the rivals for Jeff’s attention have more clout in the pack. Throw in a few family secrets, and Julianna discovers not everyone is what they seem. For the future she wants, she must pass the tests to become Queen Bitch of Callowwood—or watch Jeff take another woman as his mate.
This title will be available from Three Lakes Books on October 17, 2017.