Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great Sunday. Thank you for stopping by my post on the Snippet Sunday & Writing Warriors’ #8Sunday blog hop. Stop by the Snippet Sunday Facebook page and/or the #8Sunday website to read excerpts from more authors.
Today, I’m sharing from my upcoming release, Outcast, a paranormal romance. I don’t have a cover or a blurb for it as of yet. I’ve sent the novel to my editor for a second round of edits, so I’ll be contacting my cover artist sometime this month.
The following snippet back tracks just a bit into the excerpt I shared last week in order for this excerpt to make even a little bit of sense. Ryan is still pacing outside the chapel doors waiting for the wedding party to arrive and thinking about his best friend, the sister of the bride, and how dysfunctional is pack is.
I had heard of little else but Dave’s plans to marry his bride-to-be since Dave met Danielle a little over four years ago, not that I minded listening to my friend’s happy chatter. I was ecstatic for the man. If anyone deserved happiness it was him, and Danielle was a sweet girl. A bit shy and boney for my taste, but her mellow, easy going yet confident temperament was a relief in comparison to other women we knew. Most women in our pack were weak and submissive in the extreme. Danielle’s demeanor probably had to do with the fact that her parents were raising her and her siblings outside of pack territory and not under the strict rules of the Council, of tradition, and of the supernatural world in general.
We—by we, I mean the males of our world—have a tendency to be overprotective and misogynistic. Most of this has to do with the fact that our men outnumber the women four to one in most species. In the past, those numbers were even higher, but in the last hundred years or so, they’ve evened out, and some of our women are taking on more roles in our world, but a lot of our older men still treat them as if they should be locked up in their homes birthing babies and nothing else and the women submit to their will.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed it. I will not be with you guys next week, as I will be throwing an online birthday party for two of my novels. My first novel, Alone, is two this month and my third, HIM, is one this month.
Thank you for stopping by. If you want to read more excerpts from other authors or if you want to join in the fun, stop by both blogs and peruse their sights.
***Shifter, Supernaturals Books 1, is a paranormal romance available for $.99. Shifter is also available on Audio @ Audible.com*** Read by Margi Stephens
Abby is a plus size woman struggling to learn to love herself despite the damage her ex did to her mentally and psychically. For reasons unknown to her, she wakes one morning with an urge to adopt another cat. What she doesn’t know is that the cat she picks is actually Dimitri Sullivan, the son of a local shapeshifter pack’s alpha who was cursed by a powerful witch into the form of a common house cat after he had a one-nightstand with her. As the months pass, Dimitri finds himself falling in love with his new owner, but there is just one problem, she doesn’t know that he is her cat and she is currently dating his brother. When the witch that cursed him discovers that by falling for Abby, he is weakening her curse, she sets out to stop this from happening by any means necessary.
SHIFTER is a 374-page, stand-alone eBook.