Sunday, January 13, 2019

WeWriWa: A Forgotten Past, a Future Lost - SEEKER OF SHADOWS



Shifter club owner Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of a former life, he longs for the mate he lost but can’t remember . . . until a mysterious stranger from the North quickens those dormant feelings and turns his comfortable world upside down. Scientist Suzanna Duchamps is used to hard decisions and self-sacrifice for the greater good of her kind as she seeks a way mend a genetic flaw to save a future generation. But when face-to-face with one of those tortuous choices she’d had to make, will she pick differently this time? Can a broken past be mended by risking all for the taste of a forbidden future? That’s what our hero is trying to decide in this week’s excerpt . . .

The problem wasn’t moral, it wasn’t guilt. It arose from that gut-deep panic Susanna Duchamps stirred inside him. The intensity of his reactions to her spooked him. Protective, possessive, aroused—a minefield of feelings he’d led Savoie through as his na├»ve friend had lusted ferociously after Charlotte Caissie. That’s what these sensations reminded him of, that helpless, out-of-control state males of their species struggled through until they claimed their mate. It wasn’t the kind of path a wise fellow started down unless he knew he could successfully reach the end.

There would be no happily-ever-after ending for him and the Chosen doctor. They both knew it.

So, would a wise fellow stay away from the flames or jump in to enjoy the fire until it burned him to ash?

No one had ever accused him of being particularly wise unless the word ass was tacked on to the end of it.


SEEKER OF SHADOWS, the 6th book in my “By Moonlight” series, is filled with confronting regrets and teasing second chances, all at a tremendous cost to two very different but equally driven characters from opposite sides of my ever-expanding paranormal world. Surprises, betrayals, and dangerous road trips to that mysterious and deadly “North” garnered some very nice praise from Publisher’s Weekly including, “Vivid writing, intriguing plot twists and a satisfying ending will keep readers coming back to Gideon’s magical New Orleans” and . . .


Difficult choices, noble intentions at a tremendous cost, chances not taken . . . we’ve all been there, weighing head against heart. If we could go back, would we pick the same priorities knowing what we do now?

And here’s a second chance at a great deal . . .you’ve only got TWO DAYS!






   

Hope the New Year is bringing good changes and smart choices, fellow Warriors!!


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27 comments:

  1. A cute snippet! I wonder if he'll just go for it. Actually, I'm sure he will. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. I think it's a pretty good bet!

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  2. Such an emotional snippet. He's got it bad. I love how you're sharing snippets of stories that I read and now am remembering fondly.

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  3. Great introspection, and I love that last line!

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  4. He seems to know himself pretty well!

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    1. The side of him he does know (there's another side he doesn't!).

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  5. Hahaha! I LOVE that last line! Outstanding!

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  6. Gut-deep panic. Great description of that feeling-even if you're not a male shifter encountering his one true mate!

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  7. I hope he gets a happily ever after!

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  8. "So, would a wise fellow stay away from the flames?" He pretty much answers his own question, doesn't he?

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  9. He strikes me as a guy who'd enjoy a hot tango as the walls flamed around him. Can't wait to read more!

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  10. I really like that last line. I like his introspection as well.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. He's learning to be a deep thinker.

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  11. Difficult choice--the mind or the heart. I think he's already decided, though!

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  12. Loved the scene. I chuckled when I read the last line.

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  13. He's got quite a dilemma in front of him for sure! I'm thoroughly intrigued by the situation and how you'll lead them all safely through it and out the other side...great snippet.

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