Excerpt & Giveaway: Dance of the Hunter’s Moon by Amanda LeMay

 

Even though we’d taken on the rules of “human” society, behind closed doors and in our own environments, we were animals and lived by pack law.


Dance Of The Hunter’s Moon
(Sakana Series Bk #3)

Amanda LeMay


Blurb:

Jules Havarr is a Breeder. For her, it’s a problem. Smaller than other wolves, she grew up feeling inferior to her pack mates. It didn’t help that males tended to avoid her, or looked down on her as though she were unworthy of attention. When a visiting Breeder extends an invitation to breed, Jules accepts his offer, even though it means leaving her home, friends, family, and pack behind.

Breeding at the Moon Dance is an honor she can’t refuse.

That is, until the moment she meets Sorin Campion, and a rare and ancient bond binds them together. She knows it in her heart, feels it deep in her soul. This male is her sakana, and she’s all in.

The only problem? The Breeder whose invitation she recently accepted is Sorin’s twin brother.

Sorin is a dead wolf walking. He’s suffered tragedy and heartbreak that left a lasting reminder of all he’s lost burned into his flesh. He’s lived the past few decades barely existing.

Can the sakana bond he shares with Jules awaken him from his misery, and bring purpose and hope back into his lonely life?

While exploring their love for one another, Sorin and Jules are tested by a dangerous ongoing threat to their pack. A dark and vengeful enemy may tear them, and their new found happiness, apart.

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Release Date:
November 13, 2018
Excerpt
Before Sorin, I’d never had a boyfriend. I’d never been in
love. I’d never even been kissed.
If he’d taken the chance to save Aliza, we wouldn’t be
spending one second in each other’s arms, enjoying anything as simple as the
rain, the far-away flashes of lightning and rumble of intermittent thunder.
Because of our ancient, unbreakable bond, what we shared was
more than a simple, physical connection. Making love was more than an act of
giving and receiving pleasure. Every touch, every kiss, every smile he gave me,
healed something inside of me, and slowly but surely erased every negative
thought I’d held so close to my heart that kept me from being all I could be.
I’d lived my life convinced I was inferior to the members of my pack, a runt
with no purpose or place, and no amount of praise or encouragement from those
who loved me could make me believe otherwise.
All that changed the second I met Sorin.
My mate.
My sakana.
My broken warrior.
Through our connection, I knew I wasn’t the only one
healing. The pain he had lived through for so long was something I wouldn’t
wish on anyone.
I made him smile. I made him laugh. I made him want to live again.
More than anything, whatever I gave to him that helped heal
his broken heart, he gave back to me, and so much more.
I loved this male. I loved him so deeply, so purely, if
something happened to him, if he were to die…I wouldn’t be as strong. The pain
of losing him would kill me.
“Sorin…” Warm tears trickled down my face as he turned to
pull me into his arms.
He whispered against my lips, “You’re tearing my heart out,
beautiful.”
He kissed me, slowly at first with soft, full lips, then
deeply, with long, dragging sweeps of his tongue against mine.
I wrapped my arms around his neck and held on as his mouth
moved from my lips to my neck, trailing kisses all the way to my mating mark.
“Love you, Juliana. Love you so much.”
Instead of replying, a strangled sob burst from my lungs and
I buried my face in his shoulder.
His teeth grazed my skin. “I think it’s time I take you back
to bed.”

Sniffling, I nodded. “Yes, it is.”

 

Sakana Series

 

 

Kiss of the Winter Moon
Bk #1
Available for purchase at

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Shadow of the Summer Moon
Bk #2

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About The Author
Indie author Amanda LeMay grew up on a small farm in Southern California reading every sci-fi book her dad passed on to her and watching every classic horror movie her mom shared with her. Her love for paranormal romance was an easy leap. Amanda published her first paranormal romance – full of dark sexy wolf-shifters called KISS OF THE WINTER MOON – in February 2018 – and her second book in the series, SHADOW OF THE SUMMER MOON went live in June 2018. Her wolf-shifters share a rare and special bond with their mates: the sakana bond, a rare and ancient bond that links their minds, bodies, and souls.
Amanda still lives in Southern California with her own Alpha-male husband and two grumpy cats and dreams of living on the beach in Texas. When she isn’t writing, or thinking about writing, (or plotting, or characters, or dialogue, or world building), she’s probably working on any number of crafts, sewing, gardening, or lost in another authors’ wonderful dream world. She plots most of her novels while walking, or driving, or while on long Texas beach vacations sitting outside listening to the waves. She loves reading paranormal romance, fantasy romance, sci-fi romance, contemporary romance…well, just romance in general.
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Wrong Turn: An Anthology
 
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It’s dark…

You’re tired. Not thinking straight. It’s the worst time of all for you to make decisions, and maybe that’s why you take a…WRONG  TURN.

In this new anthology offered by Blunder Woman Productions, you’ll take a trip down twisty roads into forests, back alleys, and even across the border between life and death. Together these tales are funny, creepy, weird, contemplative, traditional, and speculative. This is a perfect collection for dark nights when the wind is howling and you’re curled up in front of a crackling fire, or listening to while you’re taking a long walk.  The characters in these stories might take a wrong turn, but it’s the right move for any fan of thrillers and mysteries.

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Foreword by Bernard Schaffer
Published by Blunder Woman Productions

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Anthology Includes

A RUM TURN

By Michele Reed
Performed by Megan Tusing

A wrong turn right into the past.

ALL THAT THE CASE IS
By Jim Shaffer
Performed by Peter Berkrot

  An investigator looks into the reported suicide of his best friend, why it happened, what went wrong and if, in the end, it really was a suicide.

BEWARE THE SLUAGH
By Heidi Hunter
Performed by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

A wrong turn takes a couple to a ghost town haunted by an entity more terrifying than the resident spirits.

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
By Molly Thynes
Performed by Amy Landon

 When Jehovah’s Witnesses, Valerie and Ana, finally find someone at home, the young women tells them the reason why everything is so quiet on her street…but shouldn’t they already know this?

DETOUR
By Chris Martin
Performed by PJ Ochlan

When a daughter loses her way, a father’s worst fears are brought to light.

DOUBLE TAKE
By J.R. Hayslett
Performed by Dawn Harvey

 When Greg and Janet embark on a 500-mile trip to save Janet’s recently widowed dad from making a disastrous wrong turn in his life, they find themselves in a bizarre déjà vu world that keeps them from making a fateful wrong turn in their own lives.

ENDINGS
By Laura Jennings
Performed by Andi Arndt

Finally forced to choose between obligations or obsession, Charles makes his decision.

FAIRY DUSTED
By Laird Long
Performed by Renee Chamblis and Julie McKay

Glowing bright fireflies are a delight at night; but a green and blue luminescent fairy with dragonfly wings is a sight to enrapture and capture.

GHOULS, GHOSTS, AND MURDERERS
By Rosemary Hayes
Performed by Erin Mallon

Halloween. Scary creatures, blood, and screams. Murder. Can Detective Ron Taylor and his wife Val catch the real monster?

HARPETH HOLLOW
By Kelley Ernst
Performed by Bailey Carr

A young woman, dissatisfied with love and life in modern times, comes face to face with the flesh and blood incarnation of all her romanticized notions of days gone by. But are things as they seem?

HE HAD A BAD DAY
By Elena Sichrovsky
Performed by Jeffrey Kafer

Most people just want to make it through their day, but Christopher Joseph Brent wakes up every day hoping some disaster will strike so that he won’t even have to see the sun rise tomorrow.

HOODOOS IN THE TWILIGHT
By Robb White
Performed by Tim Campbell

Four friends, recent college graduates, are traveling through Utah’s canyon country on their way to tech jobs in California when their lives are changed forever—and only one of them knows exactly what happened in those missing twenty-four hours.

HOT UNDER THE COLLAR
Written and performed by JOHNNY HELLER

 A noir tale about a guy who makes a wrong turn on a hot New York day and finds some hapless thugs, a kidnapped pooch, a dame and a new purpose.

ON A DARK, RAINY NIGHT
By Sharon Hart Addy
Performed by Andrea Emmes

Picking Josh up after his mom’s car broke through the barrier and ended up in the river that dark, rainy night was natural, but what happened afterward was anything but.

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
by Chris Rodriguez
Performed by Chris Cuilla

Small time gambler, Lucky Loo’s luck runs out – permanently.

PACKAGE HANDED DIRECTLY TO RESIDENT
By Alexander Shearer
Performed by Suzanne Freeman

A package thief prompts a San Francisco mom to dust off some skills from her old career.

REPORT CARD
By M. Regan
Performed by Vikas Adam

It’s okay if you’ve never been in love before, because CareKeion cares about you.

THE BIG FAVOR
By Lawrence Allan Pontius
Performed by Andrew Eiden

Dumping a body in the lake was supposed to be easy, but, it turns out,  for Shane and Kevin, some favors are harder than others.

THE LOVE NEST
By Sharon L. Cook
Performed by Melissa Moran

When Arnold and his mistress sneak away to their hidden love nest, they have more to fear than an approaching blizzard . . .

TRAFFIC
By DJ Tyrer
Performed by Romy Nordlinger

Blindly following the satnav leads to more trouble than just a congestion charge when a family is caught up in a spreading wave of terror.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MATHWIG
By Tom Mead
Performed by Gary Furlong

A respectable psychiatrist finds himself roped into a murder plot, but as events spiral out of control he begins to wonder if somewhere along the line he has taken a wrong turn.

WOODLANDS
By Jacqueline Seewald
Performed by Madeline Maby

A recluse mystery writer commits suicide, but is everything as it seems?

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The Shy Professor’s Sexy Halloween Surprise!

Trex or Treat
by Tara Lain
 
Blurb:

Josh Harris is all dad all the time. A busy college professor and devoted single father, Josh tries to be happy with only his son for company. But then Bradley “Trex” Trexler moves in across the street with his stepbrother, Bogo, and takes advantage of their empty home, making it into a haunted house for Halloween.

Josh’s son, Ernie, can’t wait to go, so Josh dresses up like a movie cowboy and saunters over. It’ll be the best Halloween of Ernie’s life, but there’s another sharpshooter roaming the dark corridors, and this one might have a special treat for Josh….

Second Edition
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Excerpt

A voice drawled, “I’m not sure there’s room for two gunslingers in this town.”

Josh slowly raised his head. Doc Holliday, aka Trex, stood at the other end of the
hall. Black hat, dark three-piece suit, a gun at his side, and a delicate
handkerchief tinged with blood that was the clue to the character—Holliday had
died of TB. The western garb fit perfectly on that tall, athletic body. The
real Holliday never looked so good. Josh wanted to drool.

 Josh smiled, but Trex didn’t break character, his gaze resting steady and dangerous
on Josh’s face. Okay, two could play. Josh scowled like a man who gazed into
the sun all day and chewed the stump of cigar in his mouth. He rested a hand on
his toy six-shooter. “You want to try me?” The words were out. What did I just say?

Trex/Holliday sauntered toward him, spurs jingling. He came face-to-face with Josh and
cracked a hint of a smile. “Show me what you got.”

He’d called his bluff. “Uh, oh, I….”

Trex reached up and slowly took the unlit stogy from Josh’s teeth. He slipped a hand
around Josh’s neck and—holy crap!—he pressed a hot mouth over Josh’s lips with
a hint of warm tongue. Their hats bumped and Josh’s fell backward. He grabbed
for it, their teeth knocked together, their noses squashed, and Trex pulled
back, laughing. “I guess we know that cowboys didn’t spontaneously seduce each
other. Too much shit to get in the way.”

Josh knew his eyes were wide, and he was having trouble keeping his breath even. “Doing a
little cowboy experimentation, are we?” He reached down, grabbed his hat from
the floor, and put it back on.

 Trex waved a hand down Josh’s body.
“Hey, you come in oozing cowboy charisma, you gotta expect some admiration.”

About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Erotic Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance,  Best Gay Characters, and more. Readers often call her books “sweet,” even with all that hawt sex, because Tara believes in love and her books deliver on happily-ever-after. In addition to writing dozens and dozens of romance novels,  Tara also owns an advertising and public relations firm. Her love of creating book titles comes from years of manifesting ad headlines for everything from analytical instruments to semiconductors. She does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. Together with her soulmate husband and her soulmate Dog, she recently realized a vision to live where there were a lot more trees and a lot fewer cars by moving to Ashland, Oregon. She hasn’t stopped smiling since.

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I wanted to let you know that there’s a great sale going on at Dreamspinner Press on every book in the store! That includes my new release, Love You So Special that’s been a bestseller at both Dreamspinner and Amazon, and my upcoming short romance for Halloween, Trex or Treat. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the blurb from Love You So Special.

Can a man’s secret yearnings be revealed in a tank full of fish?

Artie Haynes knows he’s nothing special, with just-your-regular-brown hair, a solid plumber’s job, not much education, and a family that can barely get off the couch. But Artie has quirks—like his love of tropical fish, a landlord who’s a professor of existentialism, a passion for the amazing piano music he hears at a concert hall while he’s fixing the bathrooms—and the fact that he’s never come out as gay and probably never will. But when he’s hired to build a guesthouse for the pianist whose music enchanted him, Artie is swept up into an unimaginable world.

François Desmarais may be famous, rich, and revered as one of the world’s great classical composers and pianists, but he’s soothed and challenged by the inquisitive, stalwart, protective man in his back yard. When François’s terrible fear of crowds turns into a dangerous plot, Artie can stay in the closet or prove just how special he is.

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Shy Professor’s Sexy Halloween Surprise — Trex or Treat by Tara Lain

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I think of it as the shy professor’s sexy Halloween surprise —

Josh Harris is all dad all the time. A busy college professor and devoted single father, Josh tries to be happy with only his son for company. But then Bradley “Trex” Trexler moves in across the street with his stepbrother, Bogo, and takes advantage of their empty home, making it into a haunted house for Halloween.

Josh’s son, Ernie, can’t wait to go, so Josh dresses up like a movie cowboy and saunters over. It’ll be the best Halloween of Ernie’s life, but there’s another sharpshooter roaming the dark corridors, and this one might have a special treat for Josh….

Hope you enjoy it.  : )

Tara Lain’s Fire Balls Now in Audio–Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Hi — One of my most popular stories is the wild and crazy bestseller, Fire Balls, the story of the passionate love between a tiny, flamboyant artist who thinks of himself as the “Runtback of Notre Dame” and his secret lust for a beautiful, conservative firefighter. The book is now in audio narrated by the fantastic Nick J. Russo. If you like audiobooks, I think you’ll love this one.

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A Balls to the Wall Romance

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands 5-foot-6, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate – and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe – humiliating Hunter in front of his dad!

Hunter lives a dream life – his father’s dream. While he’d like to teach literature in college, read poetry in the sun, and find a strong guy to top him, he fights fires for his dad. Hunter hates flamboyant guys like Rodney. So why can’t he resist him? Maybe it’s time to admit this is one flame he has no desire to put out.

Top 10 Perfect RomCom Kisses

Hi — I hope you’ve had a chance to check out my new release, Love You So Special. While this book isn’t exactly a romantic comedy, it is a very romantic contemporary story with light angst. That’s my tie-in to today’s blog (and i’m stickin’ to it! LOL) You know i love movies. I came across this video of the top 10 RomCom kisses and couldn’t resist sharing. Do you agree with this selection? I’d put Four Weddings and a Funeral in the Top 10, not the Honorable Mentions for sure. What else would you change?

Thanks to much for coming by! Hugs!

Release Day! LOVE YOU SO SPECIAL now available!

Can a man’s secret yearnings be revealed in a tank full of fish?

Love You So Special
(Love You So Series, Bk 3)

Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to tell you about the  release of Love You So Special. This is the third book in the Love You So Series, but these books really are standalone and can be read in any order. I’ll tell you honestly, the characters in this book are a couple of my favorites and i hope they are for you too. You can buy the book  right now anywhere!

Blurb:
Can a man’s secret yearnings be revealed in a tank full of fish?

Artie Haynes knows he’s nothing special, with just-your-regular-brown hair, a solid plumber’s job, not much education, and a family that can barely get off the couch. But Artie has quirks—like his love of tropical fish, a landlord who’s a professor of existentialism, a passion for the amazing piano music he hears at a concert hall while he’s fixing the bathrooms—and the fact that he’s never come out as gay and probably never will. But when he’s hired to build a guesthouse for the pianist whose music enchanted him, Artie is swept up into an unimaginable world.

Francois Desmarais may be famous, rich, and revered as one of the world’s great classical composers and pianists, but he’s soothed and challenged by the inquisitive, stalwart, protective man in his back yard. When Francois’s terrible fear of crowds turns into a dangerous plot, Artie can stay in the closet or prove just how special he is.

Available for purchase at
Kindle | Kobo | Nook | iTunes |  Dreamspinner Press

 

 

Excerpt

Artie peered in the open front door of the Desmarais’s house. No way he’d pass that opportunity up. He stepped inside and followed the sound of voices. Man, what a house. All fancy and traditional and shit, with paintings on the walls of scary-looking people. Funny. He wouldn’t exactly expect that messy, casual, snarky guy to live in a house like this.

He walked quietly down the hall the woman had run down. Voices came from ahead of him.

“The man said you were hurt, Senor Desmarais.”

“I’m okay. I’m fine. Just go back to—whatever. Honest, I’m fine.”

“But he said—”

“Where is this man?” He sounded pissed and upset.

Artie stepped into the doorway. He might get a vase in the face, but—he just needed to be sure Francois was okay. “I’m here. Sorry. I was just worried that you were hurt.”

“Why? Because you scared the bloody hell out of me and made me fall on my butt?”

Artie fought a smile. Francois must be feeling better if he could be a wiseass. “Yeah. Sorry about that.”

The woman looked back and forth between them like she was watching tennis.

Francois crossed his arms. “It’s okay, Maria. I want to talk to Artie here for a minute. Thanks so much for looking out for me.”

“But—” She looked seriously uncertain.

He waved a hand. “It’s okay. Honest.”

“Your mama—”

He turned a full frown on her. “What does my mother have to do with this?”

“Nothing.” She shook her head. “Can I get you anything?”

“No thanks. I’ll get it.” He walked to the door of the room, herding her toward it. When they got there, he smiled, thanked her again, and closed the door; then he turned to Artie with a crease between his eyebrows—barely visible under his pale, shaggy bangs. “So why are you messing in my life? What business is it of yours?”

Good question. Artie gave Francois a look. The gorgeous face was still blotchy from crying, and he vibrated with stress. “Look, crying’s one thing. Everybody needs a good cry sometimes.” Francois looked shocked at that statement, but Artie pushed on. “But when I hear your music going all to shit, I figure something’s really wrong, and I don’t see anybody doing fuck about it, so—” He shrugged and took a breath. “—I did. Sorry I scared you, but I couldn’t think of what else to do.” He let his eyes meet Francois’s.

Francois stared at him like maybe he’d lost his mind—or maybe he’d found it. Somewhere in between. “What do you mean, my music went to shit?”

Artie gave him a duh look. “You were all over the place. All angry and making no sense. It sounded like you were pissed at the piano. I mean, when you write, you stop and start, but it has a flow. You know? This didn’t. It was just like a bunch of notes, like—” Artie stopped because Francois’s lips were parted and he looked like he might pass out. Well, hell. “Look, I don’t mean anything by it. I never heard better music than you play, but what the fuck do I know? I’m just a plumber. So don’t pay any attention to—”

“How do you even know that?”

“What?”

“What my music sounds like. How I was all over the place?”

Artie pointed toward the window. “I listen.” He held up his hands. “Don’t get me wrong, I don’t eavesdrop. But I work right out there. How could I not hear?”

“You listen.” He said the word like he was sleepwalking, and his eyes got all shiny. “People pay huge prices for tickets to my concerts and don’t listen!” Shit, is he going to cry again?

Artie didn’t say anything. Hell, he didn’t know what else to say. But crying men weren’t really an everyday thing for him. He’d never seen his father cry. His brother, a little, but never any guy he worked with, even when they got hurt bad.

I cry. Alone, under a pillow. Sometimes to the fish. I know what that feels like. He’d stick his fingers in the water and let them nibble just to have something touch him that wasn’t cold or hurting. Tentatively, he reached out and put a hand on Francois’s arm. “It’s okay.”

The crease flashed between his brows as he stared at Artie’s hand. “What’s okay?”

“Whatever.” Artie smiled. “All of it. Sometimes being a particular way is just a pile of shit.” Jesus, he didn’t even know why he’d said that.

Francois gasped—and suddenly Artie had an armload of guy. Francois threw his arms around Artie’s neck and just squeezed.

Love You So Series

 


Bk 1
LOVE YOU SO HARD

Available for purchase at

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Bk 2
LOVE YOU SO MADLY

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