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 is sitting down to eat with an honored member of this community. And a secret is revealed.
Julianna took her seat and smoothed her skirt in an effort to stave off her jitters. Still, her heart pounded. Her gut told her something big barreled her way, a runaway train of events she couldn’t stop. I’m in such deep shit.
“Now then, daughter, there’s no reason to be so concerned.” Sebrina patted her hand where it unconsciously clenched in her lap. Julianna forced it to relax. “I know you’ve only recently returned to Callowwood, so all of this will be a rude shock, but the timing cannot be helped, and you must do the best you can with what’s presented to you.”
Julianna gritted her teeth to find patience. “What’s going on?”
The old woman settled herself in her chair. “Since you’ve been home, I’ve scented the times when you’ve changed into your Sister form. But strangely, she seems to take control. Is this true?”
Julianna blinked. “My Sister form?”
“That of the Moon Singer, the dusky brown wolf who is the other half of your soul.”
Julianna felt all the blood leave her face. “How do you know about that?”
“Don’t look so worried, daughter. We all knew your dual nature the moment you returned.”
“All?” Julianna repeated weakly.
“Everyone here at this gathering.” Sebrina frowned a little, cocking her head to one side like a curious dog. “You’re now among more of your kind. Didn’t you know? Everyone here is a Moon Singer. You’re sitting with the members of the Callowwood Pack, the largest and strongest werewolf pack in the north-central Basin and Range.”
The words hit Julianna like thrown stones: Everyone here, werewolf, your kind.
She swallowed hard and gripped her chair. Holy shit! I’m sitting among werewolves.
Well, that's got her attention. At least she can now be with Jeff, right? ;) 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 of Queen Bitch at all your favorite book sellers.