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 has come home to help her mother after her father's death. They're on their way to the wake at the Wolf's Den bar, and neither of them really want to be social.
The cars from the funeral rolled slowly down Main Street, the hiss of the tires more threatening with their slow speed. Julianna didn’t want to face anyone, didn’t want them staring, assessing, judging her. She knew there’d be questions. What are you doing these days? How was California? Didn’t you get married? Where’s your husband?
She inhaled deeply to calm herself down, sucking in the scents of hot oil on asphalt. Not only had she failed in marriage, but she’d returned to a town she’d triumphantly escaped, just to get away from a man who’d ignored her. Now she walked into his bar as if everything was fine.
But it wasn’t fine.
Her father was dead and she still had to face the man who’d broken her heart. Jeff might not have known what his rejection had done to her, but facing him still soured her stomach. Hell, none of that even covered her peculiar new problem of running four-legged for three days a month.
“Here we go.” Her mother muttered the phrase as if bracing for impact.
Telling herself sternly to relax, Julianna pushed open the front doors of the Wolf’s Den and stepped through. She gritted her teeth, preparing herself for the curious and judgmental stares she knew she’d face. Just like at the university faculty mixers.
Gotta love small town memories. ;) 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,
but you can pre-order it HERE at all your favorite book sellers.