The snippet is from QUEEN BITCH, Book 1 in the Callowwood Pack series. This tale is a M/F paranormal romantic suspense, and Jeff Lightfoot invited Julianna to the party. She's meeting with him and his father, and for some reason they are conducting an entrance interview. But she doesn't know why (it'll become clear soon).
“Have you thought about remarrying or having a family?” Richard tilted his head.
Two conflicting emotions crashed inside Julianna. Is he expecting me to be barefoot and pregnant? Her anger was quickly overridden by fear. How can I marry someone now that I have the quadruped issue each month? Sorrow filled in the last little gaps in her awareness and she blanked her expression to show none of it. I’ll never be with Jeff now.
“No. I’m not sure I’ll get married again. Especially now.”
She hadn’t meant to say the last. Fortunately, her audience thought she meant because of the divorce, not because she’d become some fantastic creature from the very mythology she’d studied in college. I used to be human.
“I hope that isn’t a permanent condition.” Jeff smiled his heart-stopping smile. Julianna wanted to smile back, but her keen sense of loss torpedoed her attempt.
Oh yeah, it’s pretty permanent.
“Time will tell.” Julianna stared at him for a few dizzying moments. Yeah, if he doesn’t mind that I might gnaw off his face when I can’t find my favorite chew toy on those full moon nights. She dropped her gaze to her hands, trying to forget how they shifted into paws.
Damn, it wasn’t fair. She’d managed to get Jeff’s attention and she didn’t have a husband. She just had a little canine issue. She blinked back her tears and tried to smile.
“I know I’d like the opportunity to try.” That was the truth.
I bet Jeff would still be happy to try. ;) 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 is now available from Three Lakes Books. You can grab a copy HERE at all your favorite book sellers.