The release of the next installment in Elizabeth Hunter’s CAMBIO SPRINGS paranormal romance series, DESERT BOUND, is right around the corner! And, Rabid Reads is kicking off the celebration a day early with a wolf-alicious excerpt, and by giving away 5 eCopies of book 1.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian peeps & Columbus Day to my neighbours in the South!
Desert Bound | Cambio Springs #2
Can you turn the clock back on your first love? Would you even want to try?
Alex McCann and Teodora “Ted” Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn’t.
Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it.
As the town’s doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders. The two former lovers are at each other’s throats. And everyone is watching to see what happens.
But when murder once again strikes Cambio Springs, can they overcome their past to help the community they both call home? And can the love they shared once burn again when so many stand against it?
Ted ignored the happy purr of her lion and tried to lean away from his body, but Alex still managed to surround her. With his arms, his scent, and that indescribable hum that always seemed to follow him. Like a live wire, her body reacted. She could feel the spark of awareness as he scented her.
He leaned in, his rough voice licking along her nerves.
“You smell good.”
“That’s surprising, considering how hot the bar is.”
His grin was lazy. “You always smell good.”
“You lived with me long enough to know that is not true. Are you getting senile in your old age?”
“Why are you so mean to me?”
So I don’t fall for you again.
“Why do I like it so much?”
He laughed, his chest rumbling against hers, and Ted felt her skin light up, ready for his touch. She could feel the hair on the back of her neck rising and her arousal spike. She started to push away, but Alex took a deep breath and pulled her tighter. He leaned down, his eyes narrowed on her face and his lips coming dangerously close. He blinked, and she knew he was feeling the bourbon he’d been sipping all night behind the bar.
“When we get back together, would you be okay with adding on to your house or should I look for a bigger place before we have kids?”
She dropped her arms. “Right. No more dancing.”
“This is your idea of a friendly conversation?’”
Even drunk, he still had a comeback. “Friends get married, have lots… and lots of mind-blowing sex, and procreate. Are you saying I shouldn’t look for a bigger house?”
Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.
She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly dwindling fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.
TY! 🙂 The spotlight post landed in my inbox unsolicited, and normally I ignore ’em when that happens, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this one.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I really like the cover for this one. Anything that adds a full moon and a howling wolf pretty much has my vote and that excerpt just sealed the deal for me. Mary Kirkland recently posted…How I Get Free Stuff and Make Money Online
At least I’m not the only one who’s a sucker for the full moon / wolf combo. I think this is a shifter series, not just werewolves, but it still looks good nonetheless!
Happy Thanksgiving (I’m a little late 😉
A great excerpt, this sounds good.
Thanks for sharing Carmel.
I still have leftovers in the fridge, so you’re not that late. Thanks! 🙂