Seriously Shifter

Hello and welcome to the Seriously Shifter Giveaway Hop! I was delighted to find this hop because, well, who doesn’t love a shifter? They’re very hot right now which I totally understand. I love reading ’em and writing ’em. Here’s a snippet from my most recent shifter story, Out in the Cold, which appears in Evernight Publishing’s Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology, which hit both the Amazon and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists – woohoo!

Alpha's Claim: Manlove EditionCompleting his stretches, Kane Wimborne grabbed his keys and left the house, locking the door behind him and pocketing the keys. Jogging down the driveway of his large mansion, he paused at a keypad to punch in the code that would open the gates and allow him off the property.

He’d barely gotten through the gates when he saw something that made him stop dead. A human-shaped bundle was lying next to the wall on his left. Instinctively, his hand went to his pocket to check if his phone was there. Yes, he could phone for help if it was needed.

Cautiously, he approached the shape, with many possibilities running through his head. It could be a homeless person or a drunk who had simply been looking for a sheltered place to sleep. It could be someone who was injured. Or he could be about to step onto a crime scene. Conscious of this last point, he called out before getting any closer—he didn’t want to inadvertently mar any evidence, should that last be correct.

“Hey. You all right?” He felt stupid saying the words, because someone lying next to a wall first thing in the morning couldn’t be classified as all right, for whatever reason they were there.

As there was no response, he edged a little closer and was about to shout again when a weird sensation overtook him. A sensation that he hadn’t felt in a very long time—the one that told him another shifter was nearby.

He’d already been on edge, but now he hurriedly looked around him, confident that even in the dull morning light his superior vision would immediately highlight anything out of place. There was nothing. Except for the fellow shifter who was on the ground in front of him, obviously.

It was clear the wall-hugger was a shifter, given that all of Kane’s senses told him there was no one else around. There rarely was at 5:30 in the morning. Now Kane realized what a good thing this was—he didn’t want any witnesses, just in case any random shifting took place. It was entirely possible—it was a natural response to threats, especially if one was injured.

And if he or she wasn’t injured, why in the hell were they here?

No longer bothered about contaminating a crime scene—he wouldn’t be calling the authorities on another of his kind, whoever they were—Kane crouched down beside the prone figure and searched for its neck, then its pulse. He found both, which was a relief, and at the same time he’d ascertained that the “it” was in fact a man. The stubble on the neck and jaw gave it away. It was either that or a bearded lady had absconded from the local circus.

After calling out a couple more times, Kane decided that the softly-softly approach was clearly not going to work. Checking that the two of them were still alone—what he was about to do could easily stir the guy into changing—he grabbed the man’s shoulders and shook him, hard, then slapped his face for good measure.

It took a few seconds, but finally, the man came round. Groaning, his hand came up to his face, where Kane had hit him. Then his other hand moved to the other side. As the guy attempted to sit up, Kane reached out to help him, then gasped.

He should not have slapped his face. All he’d done was add additional pain to an already affected area. A badly abused area, in fact. The other shifter looked like he’d taken a serious beating, or fallen from the top of a very tall tree.

“Christ,” Kane said, still supporting the man’s back, so he didn’t flop back down onto the pavement. “What the hell happened to you?”

Now, check out the awesome giveaway, then scroll down to visit the rest of the blogs on this hop! Enjoy!

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23 Responses to "Seriously Shifter"

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  1. Debi

    March 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I have read Alpha’s Claim and I LOVED every story! It just seemed like they got hotter and hotter with each story! I do love a great Alpha male.

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  3. Anne

    March 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Now that’s the kind of muscles I’d expect on a werewolf! Maybe a little chest hair though.

  4. ELF

    March 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Nice excerpt, thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  5. Melissa Keir

    March 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love shifters. Want strong hot animal man!

  6. anna@herding cats & burning soup

    March 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks so much for joining in on the hop Lucy!

  7. Dianna

    March 22, 2014 at 1:30 am

    I have read several of your books and have to say I have really enjoyed them very much.

  8. Amber

    March 22, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Love the excerpt!

  9. Trix

    March 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    “Out In The Cold” sounds like a fun one!

  10. Elise-Maria Barton

    March 23, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Great excerpt, thanks for sharing

  11. Stephanie F.

    March 23, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I am a huge fan of shifters. Love their sense of family and pack. I also love the idea of soulmates and eternal love.

  12. bn100

    March 23, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Sounds interesting

  13. Natasha

    March 23, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!

  14. TIFFANY M

    March 23, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    EXCELLENT GIVEAWAY. I’M REALLY GET INTO NOVELS ABOUT WEREWOLVES. THEY ARE SO SEXY AND STRONG. WOLF!!!!

  15. wanda

    March 24, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Shifters Rule Love those wolves bears and big cats
    flanagan@mebtel.net

  16. Marie Mattingly-Woods

    March 24, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. marie.mattingly88@yahoo.com

  17. Ray

    March 25, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Hi. Your blog seems to be an interesting one. I would love to visit it often from now. 🙂

  18. Ashley Applebee

    March 25, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Sounds like a great book!!!
    Ashley Applebee
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  19. Michelle Willms

    March 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I love shifters. That was a great excerpt, but now I really need to know what happened. I am in suspense. You are torturing me here. 🙂

  20. Renee B

    March 26, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  21. BookLady

    March 26, 2014 at 1:41 am

    What a fascinating anthology! Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. Sherry S.

    March 27, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Loved the excerpt and look forward to reading more.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  23. BookAttict

    March 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com