Whereas I'm focusing all of my energy on Captive at the moment, my editor and cover artist are working on Marked, so I thought I would share an excerpt from the novella with you guys today.
Marked, Valeterra Series Book 1
For ten years, the people of Valeterra have watched a plague sweep across their world, killing nearly every supernatural creature it comes across. With a population cut to nearly a quarter of it what it once was, the Valeterrian government has sought help from the human world. As scientists from both worlds work on the way to stop the plague, the Valeterrian government begins working on a way to repopulate their world with babies born immune to the disease.
In her thirties, living with her sister, and being a bit of a bigger girl, Valerie has given up on ever finding love. She’s resigned herself to running her bookstore and growing old with only her baby sister as company. When a strange woman comes to her store with a story full of parallel universes, supernatural creatures, and plagues, and a proposal about how Valerie can help save said parallel universe, Valerie is sure the woman is more than a bit off her rocker. Valerie’s opinion changes, though, when she loses her livelihood. Sad and angry, she throws caution to the wind and embarks on a journey that she fears will either kill her or break her heart.
Jackson lost his first mate over fifty years ago. He knows his world is in peril. He knows his pack is on shaky ground, but all the alpha wants to do is wallow in his grief. All of that changes when he discovers that his second mate is a human woman who is also immune to the virus sweeping Valeterra. He doesn’t want a new mate. He also knows that he can’t risk losing his second chance at love and the first real chance his world might have at eventually recovering from so much death.
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