Lycaon Moon was my first werewolf book and I wrote it for Changeling Press. I had written contemporary and sci-fi stories, but not a paranormal, shiftshaper, werewolf book. It was exciting writing about fur, fangs and howling at the moon. Lycaon Moon is very special to me.
Today, I’m posting excerpts from Lycaon Moon, one of the books in the Lunar Eclipse Box Set.
Alpha wolves feel the power of the moon, but the heart surrenders to no rule but only to its one true mate.
Lycaon Moon: Veda has left the pack, rejecting its edicts, its laws and the lycan rituals. The last thing she wants in her life is an alpha wolf and since leaving the pack, she’s refused to run beneath the Lycaon Moon. Kane’s been gone for three years, but he’s back and determined to mate with Veda.
Lunar Eclipse: The pack elders order Violet Winter to choose a mate by the conclusion of the lunar eclipse. Violet wants to mate for love and in defiance of their edict seduces an unacceptable half-breed. Canon Ross is establishing his place in his mother’s pack until he’s seduced by a she-wolf, but the flames ignited aren’t easily extinguished and Canon refuses to be dismissed.
Mark of the Moon: The mark of the moon prophecy ordains that Ivy Ward must mate with the werewolf bearing a birthmark similar to the one she bears, a crescent shaped moon. Lodan Hunt bears the Mark, but there is far more to this prophecy than a preordained mate.
EXCERPT 1 from Lycaon Moon
Veda preferred to hunt after sunset, and tonight her prey, a small time hustler called Jesse Lee, should be easy pickings. She’d deliver the bail jumper to the police station and be home by three.
Old man McDougal gave her a brief nod as she stepped inside. The stink of stale cigarette smoke and spilled beer didn’t disguise the heady primal scent of wolf. Discounting the humans sitting at the bar, Veda’s gaze settled on a man standing at the jukebox on the opposite side of the tavern.
He lifted his head but kept his back to her. Veda knew he’d caught her scent. The time of the Lycaon Moon approached. Even in human form her mating scent grew stronger with each passing day.
Fuck! The last thing she needed was a horny were dogging her steps.
Familiarity stirred. Something about his scent tapped her memory and set her heart racing. Her nose had to be playing tricks on her.
The bail jumper slid off his bar stool. His eyes darted away from her to the back door, telegraphing his intent to run.
“Jesse! Don’t do it.”
He flipped her off and spun on his heel. Lunging forward, Veda caught him by the collar and slammed his gut into the bar. Planting her knee to his ass, she grasped a wrist and pulled it behind his back.
“Come on, Veda. I’m gonna do real time. I’ll pay you whatever it takes.”
Reaching into her pocket, she yanked out the cuffs. “Hey, McDougal, has Jesse paid his tab?”
“I don’t have the money on me now. Mac knows I’m good for it.”
The old man shook his head.
Jesse tried to slip out of his jacket but Veda kept a firm grip on his wrist and snapped a cuff in place. She grasped the other wrist and secured him while a stream of profanity spewed from his mouth. “Shut up, Jesse.”
At the far end of the bar a big guy with hair hanging halfway down his back rose from his stool. His stained white tee shirt sported a motorcycle logo. Using Jesse as a shield, she hooked a hand in his belt and backed toward the door.
The big guy’s upper lip lifted in a contemptuous sneer. “Let him go.”
“Jesse, tell your friend to back off.”
“Why don’t you tell him?”
Taking a step back, Veda dragged Jesse with her. “Motorcycle guy, what’s your name?”
The guy fisted his hands. “Frank.”
“Look, Frank. Jesse didn’t make his court date. If I don’t take him tonight, I’ll have to get him tomorrow.”
“I don’t give a fuck about Jesse. I don’t like bounty hunters. I especially don’t like cunt bounty hunters.” Frank charged. Then he dropped to his knees, hitting the scarred plank floor with a heavy thwack. The big guy’s face contorted in pain.
The were stood behind Frank holding his ponytail like a hangman’s noose. He released the hank of hair and rubbed his palm on his jeans. Veda’s breath froze in her lungs as amber eyes locked gazes with her. Her nose hadn’t been lying.
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