I know I’ve been a bit AWOL lately, but that’s because I have been working on two books this month. Firstly, thank you so much for all the really lovely positive comments I got regarding A Tiger’s Tale. It seemed a lot of you loved the idea of a rabbit and tiger and I’ve been asked if Simon’s story will be next. It will be; he won’t shut up in my head, which makes writing the books I am working on really awkward 🙂
My main focus for this month has been the Captain and Nico’s story from Stockton Wolves. As it will be the last book in the series, I want to make sure I have all my lose ends tied up and the story got a wee bit more complicated than I thought it would. But we do see the rest of the pack/coven as well, and I hope you enjoy it. That will be out around the middle of April.
The second book I am working on wasn’t meant to be a book. I was writing a short story for Stormy Glenn’s Manlove competition that will be running in April and I decided to write about Bronson. I don’t know if you remember him, but he was Asaph’s friend and fellow wolf shifter in Harder in Heels. I found him a mate, and oh my goodness, that mate came with a few issues. So my short story (two excerpts of which will be showcased in Stormy’s competition) will now be a book, released early May.
So you see, even though I’ve been quiet I have been busy. I have so much more coming up in the next few months. In the meantime, if you haven’t been on this site lately, then take a look around. My lovely PA, Terri Nova has been making some changes. My books are now all available not only on Amazon and through Smashwords, but also on Seattoskybooks and Payhip. Dear Terri has been updating all the links on the pages, trying to update my picture gallery (I owe her some pictures lol) and generally helping me get the word out about my books. I truly appreciate it, as it gives me a lot more time to write.
But anyhow, I promised you an excerpt, and this is from Tell Me The Truth – Book 5 of the Stockton Wolves series. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Nico growled as he noticed Jack’s car still sitting where it’d been parked hours before, clearly visible from his bedroom window. After a short nap, leaving both men refreshed and hungry, Nico decided to take Tony on a date. They were going to stop by Tony’s house for some additional clothes, then head to a quiet club Nico knew in Sacramento. It was unlikely anyone would know Tony there, especially when Nico told him he didn’t need to wear a suit. In casual clothes, his facial hair finally trimmed, his mate was a knockout, or he would be if they got that far.
“He still watching the house?” Tony peered around Nico’s shoulder. “Oops, yep. What are we going to do about him?”
“I’m not sure,” Nico confided. “I’d feel better if I knew if he’d spoken to anyone, or if this is personal undertaking.”
“Easy enough to find out,” Tony said, pulling his phone from his rumpled pants. Tapping his screen, Tony said, “Hi Carol, is there any chance you can patch me through to the FBI office?…yes, the one officers Draig and Schubert were from…what…no, nothing to do with my family situation. I just had a thought about their case and wanted to follow through before I forgot. You know what I’m like…yes…thank you….” Tony hummed as he waited.
“Hello Sara, how are you this afternoon…good…it’s Captain Reynolds from the Stockton Precinct, I was wondering if you could patch me through to Officer Schubert…hmmm…he’s not? They’ve both taken leave? Oh well, never mind…no, it wasn’t urgent. If you could send my secretary the details of whoever is handling their case now, I’ll get in touch with them later. Thank you…have a nice day.”
“There we go,” Tony said, tapping his screen and slipping his phone back in his pocket. “You’re both on leave. Rather strange, isn’t it? The both of you taking leave at the same time.”
“We’ve done it before,” Nico said without thinking. Then he added as he saw Tony frown, “people in the office know we’re friends. We’ve taken vacations together and no one thinks anything of it.”
“Keep talking, big guy,” Tony said, “your foot is getting further and further down your throat.”
“Can your friends help?” Nico asked, turning back to the window, wanting to distance himself from an awkward conversation. “Maybe pull him in for something. Loitering maybe?”
“I could get a couple of uniforms out here,” Tony agreed, “but if he decides to confide the reason he’s watching your house, the whole situation could turn awkward pretty quick. Isn’t there a back way out of this estate?”
“Not unless you want to climb a twelve-foot wall,” Nico said glumly. He dropped the curtain and pouted at his mate. “I wanted to take you out, just the two of us. Show you our relationship is more than sex.”
“I know it’s more than sex, big guy, and we’ve got a world of time to make that happen.” Tony stepped forward patting Nico’s chest. “Why don’t you call Jack in, I’ll go hide in a bedroom somewhere and try and keep these newfangled jealousy feelings under control.”
“I haven’t got a clue what I’m going to tell him,” Nico admitted.
“Can he handle knowing about the paranormal world? Is he the type to run off the media, or keep the secret? Is he going to demand proof or can you make him think he’s just eaten something that’s fucked with his brain and he was having apparitions?”
“I haven’t got a clue.”
“Then my advice is to let him lead the conversation, keep your answers short and deny, deny, deny.”
End Excerpt – have a lovely day 🙂