Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Hidden Wolf - Blurb and excerpt

As some of you might know I recently submitted my latest work, Hidden Wolf, book 1 in the Tassie Wolves series. This has been contracted through eXstasy Books and is currently set for an October 1 release.

Below is a rough blurb and a short expert from the book. (please note this is un-edited so please don't crucify me for my many errors)

Hope you enjoy. :)


Ashley Neilson was in pain, he was sticky in all the wrong places and all he wanted was a shower. So, of course it stands to reason that he would run smack bang into Mr. Tall dark and crazy. Who is this man and why does he keep talking about them being friends?

Vaughan Jacobs doesn’t understand why Ashley knows nothing about the mate bond. They’re both shifters, right? Vaughan can smell it, but as he gets to know the man fated to be his, secrets buried deep in the past manage to find their way to the surface.


"I really don't know about this," Ashley Neilson said to his best friend in the entire world. He looked over at Kieran Moss and watched as he pulled the handbrake and turned off the car. The wicked grin his friend bestowed upon him made him even more nervous. He could feel the butterflies in his stomach doing cartwheels and dive-bombs and if Ashley wasn't careful he thought he might actually throw up.
"It's going to be fine, Ashley. Just think about the end result, not how you have to get there. I've been getting them for months now and it feels amazing." That thought really wasn't very comforting. He loved Kieran to death, but he did not want to think about that.
"Ew, K, just ew." Kieran's laugh was almost manacle and Ashley thought his friend was enjoying this entirely too much.
"Get out of the car, Ashley." Ashley shook his head. Not wanting to move at all. He watched with mild trepidation as Kieran exited the car and walked around to his side. Ashley didn't bother trying to lock the door, his friend had the keys and could easily unlock it again.
Kieran opened the door and looked down at him. "Either you get out of the car by yourself or I drag you out of there. Which is it going to be?" He jutted a hip and raised an eyebrow as he stood there waiting for Ashley to make up his mind.
"I really hate you right now." Ashley knew it was hopeless to argue, Kieran would drag him out of the car. Even though he only stood an inch taller than Ashley's own five ten and didn't have any bulging muscles anywhere on his body he was nonetheless stronger than Ashley.
Ashley had never been a fighter. He hated it when people fought and often shrank back wanting the situation to calm down enough so the issue could be talked through. He'd been the voice of reason on the rare occasion when arguments arose between his parents when he'd been younger. Since Ashley had moved in with Kieran, the pair of them had yet to have a real fight about anything.
"No you don't, you love me." If Ashley was a more aggressive person he'd snot his friend right in the nose for the smug look he currently sported. "Now move that sexy little ass of yours or were going to be late."
With much reluctance Ashley unclipped his seatbelt and got out of the car, he felt like he was heading to his death. He wondered absently if this was what people on death row felt like, then dismissed his silly thought immediately, how he could even compare the two situations was beyond him. Although with the way he was feeling…
Before Ashley had a chance to centre his nerves or even take a deep breath Kieran had a hold of his hand and was dragging him down the side walk to the day spa.
The bright airy atmosphere of the spa warred with Ashley's thoughts and feelings. Ashley zoned out completely, not paying attention as Kieran spoke with the perky blonde sitting behind the counter. Instead Ashley walked over and sat down heavily on the couch they had in the waiting area. Concentrating on breathing, Ashley jumped when Kieran sat down beside him and placed a hand on his thigh.
"Jesus, Ashley. Calm the hell down will you? Everything is going to be fine and you'll be thanking me for this in the near future, just you wait and see."
"I'm trying but it's not happening and I highly doubt that, asshole. How in the world did I even let you talk me into this?" Ashley could barely even remember the conversation from a couple of nights ago. Serves him right he supposed for getting pissed in the first place. Ashley really should know better by now than to agree to anything Kieran says when they'd been drinking.
Kieran shot him another shit-eating grin. "'Cause you love me and you know I'm right."
"As if. On both counts." There was no way Ashley was going to agree with Kieran. He wouldn't give his friend that kind of satisfaction at the moment.
Just then Kieran looked up as the door leading to the back swung open and two girls in a matching uniform to the one sitting behind the desk walked out.
"Gentleman, if you'd like to follow us please."
Ashley swallowed the lump in his throat and Kieran pulled him to his feet. They walked along behind the women until one of them broke away slightly pointing to a room on the left.
"Ashley Neilson, you're in here with me. If you'd please strip and lay face down on the bed I'll be back in a moment and we can start."
Ashley shot one last death glare at Kieran; his friend just cackled and went into his own room already stripping his shirt before the door was closed. Taking one last deep breath to settle his nerves Ashley walked into the room and reluctantly started to remove his clothing.

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