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Cupid’s Curse – Otherworlder Book Two
By Rebekah R. Ganiere
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 26k
Keywords: Fae, Shifters, Weretiger, Dragon, Greek Gods, Valentine’s Day, Romance Series
Raine’s a Fae with no magic. Banished to live among “Mundanes” in the human world she works as an Inquisitor for Otherworlders. And she is having a very bad start to her New Year!
Her dragon Sam wants a girlfriend. Her weretiger boyfriend Jordan is being strangely hormonal. And old enemies are emerging from the woodwork, forbidding Slade, her only friend, from giving her any magical assistance.
Things start to look up when Cupid offers Raine a job with a fat paycheck- if, before Valentine’s Day, she finds the person screwing with his dating service and getting his clients killed.
But Raine isn’t the only one trying to figure out what’s going on. The Guardians have their eyes trained on Raine. And as the Otherworlder version of the Secret Police, she can’t afford to get on their bad side.
Raine must discover who wants Cupid to close his doors for good, and deal with Jordan’s sudden need to take a Valentine’s Day trip to Vegas, all while trying to keep herself out off everyone’s hit list.
Raine reached for her pants. Jordan’s large warm arms wrapped around her waist and he turned her to face him.
“Hey.” His deep voice soothed her.
She held back the tears in an effort to keep from showing weakness. She never talked about her parents. Or her home plane. Or anything having to do with where she’d come from. Not even with Jordan.
He tilted her chin with his calloused finger and forced her to look into his deep green eyes.
“Are you okay?” His voice was gentle as a spring rain.
“Yeah, I’m great. My parents who haven’t spoken to me in over four years just sent me a letter demanding that I help a stupid sprite with some problem probably involving the fact that her bubbles are the wrong color in her washing machine.”
Jordan’s chuckle purred in his chest and rumbled through her like a bass drum.
“I didn’t know sprites had washing machines.”
She pushed away from him. “You know what I mean.” She was in no mood to be chided.
He pulled her back into a tight embrace. “Come on darlin’. It’s going to be okay.”
His warmth smothered her but the connection was exactly what she needed. Over the last month things had been weird with Jordan. He’d been busier than usual with work and his pack and his dad. She didn’t want to believe that his sudden distance had anything to do with her and in moments like these, when he held her tight, she almost believed that she wasn’t at fault.
His hard body sent a thrill through her. Sex with Jordan was intense and wild and she could never get enough. She clung to him, her nails digging into his back.
“Hey now,” he said. “You know scratching gets me all fired up.” He nuzzled her neck trailing his warm lips down to her collarbone.
Goosebumps rose all over her body and she shied away from him and giggled.
“Did you just giggle?” he asked.
“No.” She feigned horror. “I never giggle.”
“Oh really?” He bent down and licked up the line of her throat up to her ear.
Her breath caught and she tried to form thoughts that didn’t involve Jordan being naked.
He nibbled around the side of her ear and up to the pointed sensitive tip. Her legs weakened and warmth pooled between her thighs.
“I love your ears.” He flicked his tongue into the inner rim. “They’re so much like a tiger’s.”
Shockwaves of pleasure shot through her. She grabbed the back of his head and pulled his hair. When his eyes met hers they were the fiery orange glow of his tiger.
His smile broadened. “Don’t do that if you don’t want to play. You know I like it rough darlin’.”
“Ewww…get a room,” said Sam.
“This is our room,” growled Jordan, his eyes never leaving hers.
“I’ll just go in my room then,” said Sam. “Maybe I can find a re-run of Game of Thrones. Those female dragons make my scales tingle. Fiesty.”
“Out!” Alpha dominance poured off Jordan in rivulets. The predatory nature of his muscular body exuded sex and made Raine’s temperature spike.
Sam left muttering about sexy wing spans.
It’d been too long since she’d felt Jordan’s skin on hers. Ten days and five hours to be exact. She needed him. Letting go of his hair she slipped her hands under his shirt raking her nails down his back. “So, I shouldn’t do something like this?”
His eyes closed and he shivered, letting out a low growl. “Raine,” his voice was tight as a drum and the sound of her name on his lips made her weak.
She slid her hands inside his low slung jeans and grabbed his firm buttocks. “Say my name again,” she whispered.
He opened his eyes and they’d gone to slits like a cat’s. His intense gaze, softened and he crushed her against him. “Raine.”
His hard length pressed against her belly and she shivered in anticipation. She pushed her hips into his and his hands molded onto her rear. His gaze locked on hers for a moment longer and then he attacked.
Dropping her to the bed her covered her mouth with his, claiming her lips. Her feet hung off the too small bed and the box spring groaned under his weight.
Need wound tight inside her and she fiddled with his belt buckle. She bit his neck, on the tendon and swirled her tongue down the length of his throat.
“Raine.” His voice came out more animalistic growl than human. He grabbed the headboard and it creaked under his grip. The nails from his right hand dug deep into her hip.
She stopped licking him. Crap!
Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list the first day, in January 2014. Her Fairelle Series, released in May 2014 and has won several awards including the Golden Palm and a finalist for Rone Award. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington in 2014 and her new series Shifter Rising is releasing April 12th 2016 from Samhain Press.
Rebekah is currently working on six series in the Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi genres. She has five books releasing in 2016.
Rebekah is the President Elect of the FF&P Chapter. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or at RWA. Rebekah also cosplays with her kids and is a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con and Salt Lake Comic Con and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, and Authors After Dark.
Want to catch up on the Otherworlder Series? Book One, Saving Christmas is available for only $.99!!
Come join me over on Silver James’ blog today – it’s my very first author interview!!! Seriously though, this lady is awesome and she has been a constant encouragement and source of inspiration over the years, so show her some love too!
Click HERE and be sure to leave a comment 😀
Make no mistake – I stink at blogging. I have the best of intentions, I truly do but let’s face it – I will never be one of those gals who puts out an entry a day, or every other day, or probably every week. I will try, I can promise that much but nothing further. I’d rather surprise you than let you down 😉
So Turning Point has been on the back-burner this year but it has been for a good cause. Micah’s Mess is being released, as part of the Savannah Coven Anthology, in FOUR days!!! Getting everything ready took a bit more work than I thought it would but this has been an amazing experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! (slight exaggeration) The Writing Wenches have taught me so much, but even so, there is still so much more for me to learn.
Thank you for your patience ladies ❤
I am both excited and nervous for October 1st. I hope everyone enjoys the story!
Here it is. The cover to our anthology! I am soooo excited to be a part of this project – and to think, I almost turned the opportunity down because I had never before written a short story. (le sigh)
The excerpt from Amazon:
12 Paranormal Stories of Love, Hate, and Desire. Bewitching Desires, The Savannah Coven Anthology, is packed full of Witches, Warlocks, Werewolves, Ghosts, and even a Reaper. All based around the great holiday of Samhain – or, as mere humans call it, Halloween. The witches of the Savannah coven are all preparing themselves for their favorite holiday, but on the night when humans and spirits collide nothing ever goes as planned.
Journey with an angel across the country, with a reaper chasing a soul hiding in someone else’s body, to a haunted hotel, with a reluctant supreme witch who’d rather give her powers to someone else, not to mention eight other wild and intriguing encounters.
Twelve interwoven tales from best selling and up and coming authors will have you wishing Samhain came more than once a year…
It will be released October 1st but it is available for pre-order now 😀
A special THANK YOU goes out to everyone who helped me through this process ❤
So the Super Secret Project I’ve been working on ends up not being so secret after all. It IS super though 😉 I am part of an anthology that will be released Halloween 2015!!!
Four months ago, I joined an amazing online community of writers – The Writing Wenches. I may not call myself a Romance Writer, I write paranormal and fantasy with a touch of romance, but romance writers are, by far, the friendliest, most encouraging and helpful people out there. (If not for Ashlynn Pearce, Silver James and Jennifer Lyon, I would have given up years ago) They build each other up, share resources, articles, and tips as if we really were one big family. I was honored to get my invitation and I am honored to be a member.
Currently, thirteen stories will be part of the collection. They are limited to 15 thousand words each, and all must share a common Samhain event. I have never written a short story before, Turning Point has over 150K words, and it’s not even done. At first the idea terrified me – how could I write a story? How could I give 2 strangers a HEA and make it feel ‘real’, in 15K? And how could I do it all before May 1st? I knew it would mean putting TP on the back burner, despite my New Year’s Resolution, but in the end, it was an opportunity I could not pass up. At least, that’s what my elusive ‘muse’ told me. After I’d politely declined to join, she threw idea after idea at me. All. Night. Long. I had a MMC, an MFC, a rough plot idea, and an ending by morning. The first thing I did when I turned my computer on the next day, was contact Rebekah R. Ganiere, who was organizing the whole thing.
I started outlining, and had it all ready to start February first, which was when the wenches held their first NaNo equivalent. I finished the story March 31, using 14,998 of the 15K words. I don’t know how I did it, but I did, and even if the story is garbage, I am proud of myself. This is the first story I have ever written, beginning to end, and I did it in two months. As of today, I have had 2 ‘critiques’ and four rounds of edits. (I have also widdled my count down to 14,926) I am looking forward to the next step, which will be beta reads by, and for, the other members, more editing and some promotion.
I would like to thank all of the wenches (and barkeep) for giving me this chance. I am eternally grateful!
Sooooo, my super good friend, Ashlynn is having a release party for her newest book – FUEL!!! I am excited because I feel like this book is a niece or nephew. I got to watch her plot this baby out and write every word and now I get to see her celebrate in her accomplishment. Trust me, this girl deserves every star she gets – she is one tough cookie! She refused to give up her dream, even when most others surely would have. Now she has a great book to show for her efforts and another 3-4 planned in the same series!!!
You can join her and several guest hosts on her Facebook page HERE.
And you can get a copy of her book HERE.
Stop by and celebrate the hot new release by author Ashlynn Pearce!
Introducing FUEL (DirtSlap Series Book 1)
“Is there any line she won’t cross?”
Cassie Dalton escapes her narrow-minded hometown and will do whatever it takes to make a life for herself—on her own terms. Getting stranded in Nashville on her twenty-first birthday is fine…running into the one man she never thought she’d see again is mind-blowing. She doesn’t want, or need, a hero, but he opens her heart to feelings she’d stopped believing in. She’s always loved him, but is he worth risking her heart?
Thrand Medlam is content with his life as a studio drummer, until Cassie slams into his world at full throttle. Grown up and running wide ass open, she sparks the fire he never knew he’d lost. The girl from his past digs up all the regret and remorse he’d buried when he left. Torn between the guilt of long ago and the vibrant girl in front of him, he must make a choice. Honor a promise he made to his best friend, Cassie’s dead brother, or love her.
In the midst of their chaos, a band, with a little bit of country, a dash of metal and a whole lot of dirt, is born…DirtSlap.
*This book can be read as a stand alone*
Author Takeover Schedule – Stay Tuned!
(times are in CST)
11-12 Ashlynn Pearce
12-12:30 PageCurl Publishing and Promotion
12:30-1 Kristy Kay
1-1:30 Jennifer Lyon
1:30-2 Kathryn R. Biel: Author
2-3 Silver James
3-3:30 Ashlynn Pearce
This event is put on by PageCurl Publishing and Promotion
This site is not finished but then again, neither is my story …
Hopefully, that will be remedied before this year is over. My New Year’s resolution was/is to finish Turning Point and have it ready for publication. Big dreams for someone who has never finished a story in her life, let alone published but I work better under pressure. I write more during NaNoWriMo than at any other time. Alright, let’s be honest, probably more than I do the whole rest of the year combined.
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