March 26, 2016

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Snippet from Second Alpha, now available for pre-order at 20% off.http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1667

“What are you doing?” David asked. Body on alert, he attempted to shift, but something prevented him. Although he wanted to do it, he couldn’t. Struggling between the other two men, Brooks looked just as confused as David felt. “What have you done to us?”

Bart smiled coldly. “Just put a little something in your water. We weren’t sure it would work, but it seems to be doing its job nicely. Really, this is only fair; the werewolves took Josiah Kimbrel and Trace Abbott from us, so we’ll take you and your friend from the werewolves. There’s a lot we’d like to know about your species, you see. Scientists who are dying to get their hands on you.”

March 18, 2016

This is a snippet from the second book of my River Wolf Pack series, Second Alpha, which will be out April 10. Facebook’s Rainbow Snippets is a fun group for authors. Check it out.

“Trace,” Jax said, voice shaky. “Are you okay?”

“It doesn’t hurt as much,” Trace whispered.

“Do you know what happened?”

Trace’s head moved imperceptibly. “X bit me.”

“And it…changed you.” Jax cleared his throat, and his next words came out steadier. “Do you know what that means?”

“I’m…a werewolf?” Trace opened his eyes, and Xavier’s arms tightened around him.

Silence fell and stretched in the room. Jax looked like he wanted to cry.

“It’s not a death sentence,” David said, annoyed. It was unexpected and alarming, sure, but it wasn’t like Trace had been bitten by the Turned.

 

March 12, 2016

For the weekly Facebook group, Rainbow Snippets. This is from Second Alpha, due out April 10.

“They hate me that much?” David stepped away.
“Fuck, they don’t even know you.” Jax pulled David to him, lips close to David’s ear.
“I’ve wanted this. Wanted you.” He ran his hands over David’s back, and David closed his eyes, reveling in the touch. “But…” Jax stopped.
“What?”
“Well, this whole alpha thing is kind of different from what I’m used to.”
“What do you mean?” David’s mouth went dry. He knew what was coming.
“Just…well. Fuck, David.” Jax took a deep breath and released it. “I’m not normally a bottom.”
David stared. He’d expected Jax to want David to bottom at some point, but he’d never considered that Jax had a problem with doing it himself.. “Why didn’t you say something?”

excerpt from Second Alpha

They reached the guest bungalow where Trace was staying and walked in without knocking. David stopped, taking in the scene before him. River stood looking down at Trace, who lay on the couch, Xavier sitting beside him. The pack alpha’s face reflected an odd mixture of concern and anger. Sweat soaked Trace’s skin, making his blond hair a shade darker. His blue eyes were unfocused. His chest rose and fell with quick, labored pants, and his shirt was ripped open. As they watched, he arched up off the couch, muscles in his arms and legs straining. The right leg of his jeans began to tear down the center, exposing skin roiling alarmingly as though something swam beneath it, veins standing out like roadmaps. Twitching violently, Trace let out a yell that gradually strengthened, rising up from his belly until it was very close to a howl.

“Holy shit,” David said, immediately realizing what had happened.

“What the hell?” Jax ran forward. “What’s wrong with him?”

“The change…” River looked at David, who immediately turned to Xavier, eyes wide.

“You bit him?”

Xavier rose from the couch, hands fisted at his sides, eyes defiant. “He’s mine!”

“You had no right.” Jax moved closer to Trace, and Xavier let out a low growl that stopped Jax in his tracks.

Trace had been reasonably fit before, but now his muscles rippled with definition as right before their eyes, his physique became stronger and fiercer until his clothes ripped and hung in shreds off his body.

“What the fuck?” Jax’s face was pale.

“He’s going through a molecular change from the bite,” River said. “I’ve never seen it before, but my father described it once.”

“He looks like he’s dying!”

“It’s very painful, but he’ll be okay.”

“You bastard!” Jax started for Xavier, and David grabbed his arms to hold him off. Xavier would rip Jax in two. “You complete and utter, totally selfish bastard!”

“He wanted me to. He wants to be with me,” Xavier said. He turned to stare down at Jax, a mixture of pain and love in his eyes.

“He didn’t know what he wanted. How could you?”

As he held Jax against his chest, David could feel the man’s heaving breaths.

“He wants to be with me!” Xavier insisted. “And I couldn’t let him leave tomorrow. Someone would keep him from coming back.”

“The humans aren’t going to take this well,” David said.

“Is that all you have to say?” Jax jerked out of his grip.

“It’s important, don’t you think?”

“He’s just changed a man against his will!”

“I’m telling you—” Xavier began, but Jax cut him off.

“I don’t believe for a minute that Trace wanted to become…this!” He pointed at the writhing, now naked man on the sofa. Trace’s cock stood out from his body, painfully stiff and flushed, a large knot forming at its base. “Oh, my God,” Jax choked out.

David clamped his mouth shut, watching Jax pace the room restlessly.

“Can’t you help him?” Jax stopped in front of River. “Change him back? Make it stop?” He gestured to where Xavier knelt beside the couch and held Trace’s hand.

“It will be over soon,” River said to Jax, and then to Xavier, “Give him your blood to drink.”

“No!” Jax rushed forward, and Xavier snarled so violently, Jax tripped in his effort to change direction and fell to the floor. David reached out to help him up, but Jax moved away. The rejection felt like a blow.

“It will help with the pain,” River said.

“It will make him into more of a beast!”

David audibly gasped, and Jax showed the first signs that he realized the effect his reaction was having on his lover.

“I didn’t mean that,” Jax said, taking a step toward David.

This time, David moved away. “Yes, you did.”

Second Alpha

It’s live!

Book 2 in my River Wolf Pack series

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As Second in Command of River Wolf Pack, David takes his duty as ambassador to the Human/Werewolf Congress very seriously. With the threat of war, it’s more important than ever to strengthen human/werewolf relations. But the meeting at the werewolf compound doesn’t go very well. The humans find the homosexual, polygamous nature of the werewolves off-putting, along with the fact that the men can bear children. On top of this, although David’s human lover, Jax, says he loves David, he is not willing to take the bite and become a werewolf himself. David doesn’t see how they can have a relationship, and even wonders if he would be better off mating with Brooks, an attractive beta in the pack. When David and Brooks are kidnapped by the vice president of the Congress, David has to think quickly to save his pack, even if it means throwing his own life away.

Rainbow Book Reviews review of Second Alpha

March 5, 2016

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From Lovers, sequel to Partners, live tomorrow. Nicco and Rider struggle to take their long friendship and partnership to a new level.

“Shit,” Rider said, kicking a broken stool out of his way. “It was too good to think the bastard would be here, and we might finally get some answers.” Nicco nodded, looking as tired and frustrated as Rider felt.

The case was beginning to take its toll; their nerves were frayed and patience worn thin. They’d begun sniping at each other, and Rider didn’t even have the ability anymore to be able to judge if he was overreacting.

“You really want to end things between us?” Nicco suddenly asked. He looked uncharacteristically vulnerable standing there fiddling with the hem of his jacket.