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 has just Julianna home after inviting her to a party as his father's house the next week. But he's having trouble reconciling his memory with the woman he's just re-met at her father's funeral. "Moon Singer" means "werewolf" in the Callowwood Pack.
Holy First Canid, even Julianna's scent beguiled him. The combination of climbing gardenia and heated ponderosa pine forest wrapped around him with sensuous fingers. His hard-on flared again, along with uncertainty. Why didn’t I know she was a Moon Singer before?
He thought back to all those times she’d flaunted herself at him throughout her high school years. He’d fought his attraction back then while she pranced around wearing cute, tight shirts and pants, sexy summer dresses and flirty attitude. She’d smelled of raging hormones and sweet innocence, but never Moon Singer. Still, it had been all he could do to treat her like another little sister and stay away from her. He’d thrown himself into more cold showers and punishing exercise routines than a high school football team. He’d never been so buff.
Whenever his mind demanded he take her and fuck her hard, he only stopped himself with two thoughts. First, she was too young and not nearly ready for sex, despite her beauty and innocent flirting. Second, she wasn’t a Moon Singer. She hadn’t smelled like one or acted like one, and her parents were human.
When the hell had that changed?
And when had she become his True Mate?
Sounds like Jeff has the same questions as Julianna. ;) 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.