Saturday, October 17, 2015

WeWriWa: Finally Unleashed!

Just when you begin to think it will never happen. . . UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS is finally available for pre-order after endless rounds of tweaking. I never appreciated the term “Hurry up and wait” more painfully than when pacing in anticipation of CreateSpace proofs. Here’s a new glimpse of UNLEASHED to tide you over until its October 26 release . . .

She’d spend her entire life cloistered behind protective walls both physical and psychological in the care of her protective cousins. She’d been an object of pity, of well-meaning devotion that smothered more than it sheltered, of terrorizing manipulation being dangled as a prize in a battle for a crown. She’d never known emotion stronger than her fear until a fierce, claiming kiss on a moonlit night woke her to passion. She’d never known independence until she clasped a dangerous prince between her knees on her first wild motorcycle ride down a mountainside. She’d never realized her own strength until a hoarsely whispered, “Don’t let me fall” demanded it of her. 

The timid girl clinging to the protection of others had evolved into a woman eager to embrace all the world offered, beginning with an impulsive trip to a dangerous city to support her prince now king.

If Brigit MacCreedy could see her now. Since bonding, she’d felt driven by an almost ferocious need to provide whatever her mate needed be it comfort, support, or the one thing he desperately desired that she’d yet to supply. A child to cement their relationship and his legacy.

Many thanks for your comments and encouragement on this loooooong ride to print and e-format!

He feared no man, no foe, no obstacle or challenge . . .

Burdened by the weight of his secrets and his father’s sins, the need for redemption pulls Cale Terriot from his duty to his clan and the arms of his new mate into deadly intrigues in a rival territory. His dangerous masquerade in a high-stakes Shifter fight club is about to be exposed to those who would show no mercy – if he can survive in the ring.

How to protect a prince turned king made pawn?

Fearing she’ll lose her soulmate to the darkness he carries inside, Kendra Terriot, newly made queen in the Shape-shifter House of Terriot, must provide him with an heir in order to save his life . . . and his soul. But first she must risk all to coax him back from the edge of violence inherited with his crown.

Can her love tear him from an unbreakable vow that can only end in death?

“Every delicious word Nancy Gideon puts on the page exhilarates with a sensuous ferocity. Hopelessly addicted.” —Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author

Just for fun, I’m helping to launch UNLEASHED during my 5th Annual Haunted Open House. Doors are open October 26th through 30th for a Book Party filled with excerpts, giveaways, teasers, guest grrrrls and ghouls and more. You’re invited to join me in my Haunted Open House Blog Hop to bring new visitors to you blog doorstep.

Happy Reading 8-10 lines at a time!!

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.

Spread the word, share the love, warriors - Hashtag #8sunday.


  1. Wow. That is a hell of a snippet. Got me hooked from the first sentence and makes me want to read more. Great work! Release day is coming soon! :D

  2. Congratulations on the release! Excellent snippet Nancy, thank you for sharing.

  3. This is fantastic! Looking forward to reading the whole thing:)

  4. Yay! Can't wait for this one. Shared, btw.

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  6. Smoothly written excerpt indeed! Quite compelling...Best wishes on the release...

  7. What an excerpt. Best wishes on the release of this one!

  8. Wow! What a snippet. :-) It looks like a compelling read! Congrats on the upcoming release, and kudos for enduring the hurry and wait. :-)

  9. I'll add my congratulations for the books imminent release. Just eight more days.

    And CreateSpace now sells books to Canada. That's a recent change.

  10. Compelling snippet. Can't wait for more. Congrats on the release!!