Monday, March 23, 2015
Spotlight and Giveaway Desert Moon by Anna Lowe
The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch
Publisher: Twin Moon Press
Date of Publication: March 4, 2015
Number of pages: 133
Word Count: 38,800 (roughly 40k)
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Lana Dixon knows well enough to steer clear of alpha males, but Ty Hawthorne is as impossible to avoid as the sizzling Arizona sun. Her inner wolf just won’t give up on the alpha who’s tall, dark, and more than a little dangerous. One midnight romp under the full moon is enough for Lana to know she’ll risk her life for him — but what about her pride?
Ty puts duty above everything — even the overwhelming instinct that says Lana’s the one. She’s the Juliet to his Romeo: forbidden. And with a pack of poaching rogues closing in, it’s hardly the time to yield to his desires. Or is love just what this lonely alpha needs to set his spirit free?
There’s more than meets the eye on Twin Moon Ranch, home to a pack of shapeshifting wolves willing to battle for life and love.
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“Hi,” he said. Well, he tried to. His lips moved but the sound didn’t quite make it out. He struggled to remember where he was and why.
Right, he'd come for dessert. He reached for a piece of pie exactly when Lana did. Their hands froze halfway to the platter, both wavering over the key lime pie. The last slice.
“Cody!” He cursed under his breath.
Lana pulled back. “You take it.”
Her eyes narrowed at him. Crap. He hadn’t meant for it to come out as an order, but she was already gritting her teeth.
“No, you,” she ground out.
“I’m good.” He tried taking the edge off his voice, but he was badly out of practice.
Lana studied him so closely he would swear she could see into his childhood memories. Her nostrils flared, and he saw her catch a breath and hold it. Then she slowly exhaled and turned to the platter, scooping the last piece onto the last plate. She forked it roughly in half and held it between them with icy determination.
“We’ll share,” she growled.
The alpha in him both bristled and admired her pluck. The wolf licked his lips — and not for the pie.
Her eyes flickered, focusing on something in his. He noticed an outer edge of green in her eyes that he’d missed before, like the foam that slid off the crests of waves.
“Trouble today?” she asked, keeping her voice down.
Trouble? So she’d noticed the meeting. “No trouble,” he insisted.
She snorted. “I do that, too.”
Ty blinked. “I don’t pretend.”
“Then what’s the trouble?” She took a bite of pie and licked a smudge of cream off her lips.
A breath caught in his throat, and a word slipped past his lips before he could catch it. “Rogues.”
Her face hardened as some dark memory rocketed through her eyes. “Confirmed report?”
“Not yet, but…”
She nodded, letting him trail off. In an absent movement, her right arm rubbed briefly over her left, where a wicked scar trailed out of her sleeve.
“Trouble?” he murmured, eyes on the scar. For a shifter to scar, it must have been bad.
She yanked the sleeve down. “No trouble.”
I do that, too, he wanted to say. Pretend. His gut warmed with something strangely close to pride. This East Coast wolf wasn’t just sassy; she was tough.
Lana shrugged and brought her fork up to her mouth. “You should see the rogue who gave me that scar. Except he’s dead, along with his pals.” She took a vengeful bite.
About the Author:
Anna Lowe loves putting the "hero" back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She likes a heroine who is independent, intelligent, and imperfect — a woman who's doing just fine on her own. But give the heroine a good man (not to mention a chance to overcome her own inhibitions) and she'll never turn down the chance for adventure, nor shy away from danger.
Anna is a middle school teacher who divides her time between coastal Maine and a village in view of the Austrian Alps. She loves dogs, sports, and travel — and letting those inspire her fiction. Once upon a time, she was a long-distance triathlete and soccer player. Nowadays, she finds her balance with yoga, writing, and family time with her husband and young children. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.
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