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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rites Of Spring Blog Hop

Hi everyone,
Take a look at an excerpt from my book Forever.  This excerpt is from the first time Lena tells Devin she's his mate. 

And then, at the end, go ahead and comment to win one of my books. Let me know which of my books is your favorite or which one you'd like to know more about from the cover. I'll give out a copy of Forever to a randomly drawn commentator. Make sure you make it to the end of the tour! You could win a Kindle! 

“You’re my mate, Devin. I’ve known it since the first time I was in your company when I was seven years old.” 
Devin gripped the side of the table he stood next to like she’d struck him. “No.” 
“No?” She hadn’t expected the pain of his rejection. She’d known he might not believe her at first. Tears she refused to shed clogged her throat. “It’s not ‘no.’ I’m your mate, such that I am.” 

Lena knew she wasn’t an ideal Female specimen. Her skin frequently broke out in horrible bouts of acne, although she looked pretty clear at the moment, her chin jutted out too far, her hands were not dainty, and when she shifted, her Wolf form frequently had trouble coming to a stop at high speeds. More than once she’d collided into trees, bushes, and other Wolves. 

But she knew she was a nice person. She could work hard, and she never asked anyone for anything but common decency. She’d be a good mate to him, and he shouldn’t be rejecting her outright. 

Unless he found her absolutely repulsive to look at…. 
“You’ve made a mistake. Whatever you thought you smelled when you were a child was the wild fantasy of a young girl. You should be over it by now.” 

She sighed. “Devin, I can still smell it. I promise when you get to know me, you’ll find out I’m not wildly fanciful. I live in the real world.” 
“I can’t smell it on you. Not at all. I’m sorry, Lena. You seem like a nice kid, but if you can really smell mating from me, then it’s one of those rare occasions where one Wolf feels something the other doesn’t.” 
Lena had heard about those situations. It was every young Wolf’s deepest fear. Something went askew with the chemistry. One Wolf felt mated and the other one didn’t. They could even mate with someone else. 

“I think you should go home and work on getting over whatever this is because, at least for my part, it is not a mating.” 

Lena’s heart might explode from her chest. She turned on her heel. What else was there to say, really? He’d said no. He didn’t feel it. She’d waited fifteen years for him to come home, and it had been for nothing. 

She kept her head upright until she reached her bedroom. Even in her own house, she couldn’t cry. It would upset her parents, and Mom had enough of a burden with Dad’s Decline. There was no money. There never would be again. She couldn’t finish school. Her sisters had all gone off to live their lives. There would be no mating to look forward to. 

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  1. Forever sounds great. I have it on my wish list.

    All of your covers are great, but Forever caught my eye. Also, One Night with a Wolf.

  2. Thanks for participating, Rebecca!

  3. Thanks for participating, Rebecca!

  4. All the covers look great, but Summer's Wolf really caught my eye.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. All the cover's are so beautiful and eye catching! You can tell a lot of thought went into them and they all make me want to know more about the books. I like the colors on the "Angel's Wolf" cover a lot though really all of them are so good!

    As for the spring thing, my very favorite thing about spring is opening up the windows again. I am starting to miss the fresh air!
    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and happy spring everyone!
    Shelly H.

  6. Great excerpt! I totally want to slap him. Your covers are great by the way! It's tough to choose just one that catches my eye.

  7. If I had to pick a book from just covers...REALLY HARD!! They are all fantastic!! Believe in me looks awesome though...but so do all of them!!! Great excerpt...definitely deserves a nut punch in my opinion. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  8. Going by the covers I'd pick Behind the Scenes! Thanks for the hop!

  9. I love the cover to Her Wolf the most, but it was a hard choice since you have the best covers! I'd love to read Her Wolf also.

    wayfaringwriter at gmail dot com

  10. Honestly now I want to know more about Forever. Great excerpt! Although I feel super bad for her


  11. I have Forever on my Nook, I really should start it soon.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  12. My favorite book is One Night With A Wolf. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. All of your covers are great. My favorites are Her Wolf and Summer's Wolf.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. All your covers are awesome! I am very interested in Forever and Yes, Captain!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  15. I love wearing the light colors of spring, there are so many.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  16. Nice covers. like her wolf cover


  17. Love all of The Outsiders covers, those are probably my favorites. I think they draw me in the most.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  18. liked the excerpt thanks for the hop - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  19. The last one of yours I read was Love Beyond Sight and I really enjoyed it!
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