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Excerpt Monday!

It’s another Excerpt Monday, where you get a chance to sample stories from a diverse group of talented romance writers – it’s a great way to find new authors and sample subgenres you might never have read before.  Following the list of Excerpt Monday participants, you’ll find my own sample, from my (still not quite finished) WIP, Rocky Mountain Howl.

Click, read, enjoy, repeat!

Caitlynn Lowe, Epic Fantasy (PG)
Dara Soren, Paranormal (PG)

Babette James, Fantasy Romance (PG13)

Christina DeLorenzo, YA (PG 13)
Nika Dixon, Romantic Suspense (PG 13)
Bryn Donovan, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Kaige, Historic Romance (PG-13)
Julia Knight, Fantasy Romance (PG 13)
Adelle Laudan, Contemporary Romance (PG 13)
Jeannie Lin, Historical Romance (PG13)
RF Long, Paranormal (PG13)
Rebecca Savage, romantic suspense (PG 13)
Crista McHugh, Paranormal Romance (PG 13)
Leigh Royals, Historical Romance (PG 13)
Jax Cassidy, Contemporary Romance (R)
Maya Doyle, Paranormal Romance (R)
Cate Hart, Paranormal (R)
Ali Katz, Historical Erotic Romance (R)
Inez Kelley, Romantic Comedy (R)
Aislinn Kerry, Paranormal Romance (R)
Elise Logan, Fantasy Romance (R)
Cherrie Lynn, Paranormal Romance (R)
Alina Morgan, Urban Fantasy (R)
Vivienne Westlake, Erotic Historical (R)
Stephanie Adkins, Erotic Romance (NC 17)
Evie Byrne, Medieval Paranormal Romance (NC 17)
Kim Knox, Erotic SF Romance (NC17)
Lauren Murphy, Erotic Romance (NC 17)
Kirsten Saell, Erotic Romance (NC 17)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOWL

I’ve had wonderful feedback on Kiss and Kin (cof buy it here cof).  Several people have asked me when my next book will be out, and if it’s going to be Nick and TJ’s story.  Answers: 1) when I finish and (if I) sell it and 2) no, but I’m in the process of outlining Nick and TJ.  Rocky Mountain Howl is the book I’ve been working on for a little more than a year – I started it long before Kiss and Kin.  (KnK actually grew out of Rocky Mountain. ) I’m very, very close to finished with Rocky Mountain Howl, I’m just…not quite there.    My sister in law is ready to commence to beatin’ me.  If only that would help…

So, anyway, here’s another excerpt from Rocky Mountain Howl.   In this scene, Ally Kendall and her three wolves have just arrived at Cade MacDougall’s ranch.  Cade’s a little disturbed when he sees how attractive she is, and he has a discussion with his second in command, Michael Wargman (Nick’s brother!)

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Michael was hanging up the phone in Cade’s office when Cade walked in, slamming the door behind him.

“Okay, I told the service what happened.  They’re gonna call us back after they talk to Mrs. Palmer, but of course we’re getting the fee back.  I really thought she would work.” He sounded wistful.  “She wasn’t a nympho, a thief or a drunk.”

“Mrs. Legget wasn’t a thief.  She was a klepto.  And now Mrs. Palmer’s crazy,” sighed Cade, collapsing into one of the guest chairs.

“You want your chair back?”

“No, I want my day back.  I want to rewind and start over.”  Taking a cigarillo out of the wooden case on his desk, he lit it up and tipped his chair back.

“Oh shit,” Michael groaned.  “What now?”

The last time Cade had lit up indoors, it was immediately after finding a naked nanny waiting for him, uninvited, in his bed.    Smoking indoors indicated a bad day.

He took a long drag.  “I’m wondering if I made a mistake.”

“You don’t make mistakes,” Michael said with a perfectly straight face.

“Watch it, wolf.  I’m serious.  This could be a problem.”

“We’ll hire another nanny, Cade.  Sindri can handle things till we do.”

“That’s not the problem. The female outside?   You were right, that’s Dylan’s cousin, his foster mother.”

Michael leered.  “I know, I met them.  Great tits and ass.  She’s as tasty as any of the nannies were.”

A sexy young female on a ranch full of unmated wolves was an invitation for disaster.  He’d known that to begin with, but apparently they were making nannies younger and hotter than they used to.  He’d had to specifically ask the service to send someone older and unattractive.  That one had had sticky fingers, though, and now Mrs. Palmer had flipped out.

“How bout we try–”

“No more hot nannies, Michael.”

The blond wolf sighed.  “Yeah, you’re right.  So the foster mom’s got a smoking bod.  What’s the problem?”

“I made your brother a deal about the three of them – the uncle, the foster mother, the weird fucking roommate.”

Michael frowned.  “Deal?  What kind of deal?”

“I told Nick I’d look after the girl and the two other wolves.  Let them stay as long as they want.  In return he recognizes our pack and me as the Alpha.”

“You didn’t tell me you’d given them an open invitation.”

Cade shrugged as he took another drag. “Getting Houston’s recognition is worth some inconvenience.  Nick should’ve said something about the female, though.”

Michael shook his shaggy blonde head, a look of incredulity on his face.  “Fuck, Cade.  A woman we’ve never met, who looks like that, hanging around as long as she wants?   After all the shit with the nannies?”

Cade gazed at his second steadily and took another drag on the cigarillo.  He might castigate himself for an error in judgment; that didn’t mean his wolf could do it.  His tone was mild but tinged with iron as he drawled, “Last I heard, Michael, I was the Alpha and this was my home.  I just figured I could decide who gets to visit and for how long.  Like I did with you.  No one told me I had to put it up for a vote.  Who’s on the committee?”

Their gazes locked for a minute.  Michael looked away first, as was proper.  And safe.  He exhaled.   “Point made, point taken.”

Neither of them spoke for a few minutes.

“Where the hell is she, anyway?”

Michael glanced outside and shrugged.  “She’s wandering around the yard, looking lost and luscious.”

“All right.  Close the window, it’s getting hot outside.”   The phone on his desk rang as he stood.

“Oh, look,” grunted his second, still seated at Cade’s desk.  “It’s Seattle calling.”

Cade grinned.  “I’d take it myself, but I have to go play the good host again.”  He turned to go.

“Hey, wait.”  Michael paused with his hand on the line button.  “Listen.  If this all blows up in your face, do I get to say I told you so?”

“No.  But if you’re good, I’ll let you clean up the mess.”

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  7. Nice excerpt. I enjoyed the banter between the men. Favorite sentence: “No, I want my day back.”

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  12. Great excerpt, Kinsey! :D

  13. Nice excerpt. Some how I think I’ve read it before, but this is more detailed. Great post.

  14. “You want your chair back?” “No, I want my day back” –Nice!

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