Under a Mating Moon by Celia Breslin *Review and Giveaway

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Under a Mating Moon

Black Hills Wolves

Book 27

Celia Breslin

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

 

Date of Publication: September 18, 2015

 

ISBN: 9781613338940

ASIN: B0148W4RHW

 

Number of pages: 114

Word Count: 32,200

 

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

 

Book Description:

 

British Alpha wolf Jake Matthews spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his current DJ tour takes him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos to visit family, and runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.

 

While visiting her brother in Los Lobos, free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago, make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to mate.

 

Lexi would love to explore the mate concept and her overwhelming attraction to virile, alpha Wolf Jake, but he wants nothing to do with her. How can she break down his defenses when she’s the reason he built them in the first place?

 

Jake dates only human women now. Lexi had her shot at being his mate, and she threw it away. But when her life is threatened, he may have to rethink his position and do whatever it takes to claim his one true mate.

 

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Excerpt:

 

A billion butterflies battered Lexi’s stomach. She shifted her attention from Ross to the piano. Sure enough, the music had stopped, and Jake faced her from his seat on the bench. Man oh man, the heavy stare from those sky blue eyes sent shivers skittering down her spine. His gaze held the same intensity she remembered from him as a kid, as if he saw into the heart of people, exposing their deepest secrets. It had driven her crazy back then, and she’d spent much time teasing him, pulling his hair, trying to distract him from being so serious all of the damn time. They were teenagers—partying was supposed to be their sole focus.

 

With his ice-blue stare locked on her, Jake rose to his feet, all taut muscle and predatory power. His energy swept over her like a tsunami, forcing all of the moisture to abandon her mouth while parts much lower wept with want. Her inner Wolf howled, answering the call of this Alpha, the first Dominant male ever to make her sit up and take notice. Holy crap. Her muscles shook with the need to bound over to him, jump in his arms, wrap her legs around his torso and writhe against his hard, hot, tattooed body.

 

Jake said something to his uncle then stalked straight at her, cutting a path right through the middle of the tables and the many, too-curious patrons.

 

A whimper escaped her throat.

 

Surprise sparked in her brother’s brown eyes. “You’re kidding me. Him?” He burst out laughing. “Wow, sis, that’s some major, big-time irony right there.”

 

Darci’s expression conveyed her bewilderment. “Now what are you two talking about?”

 

Her annoying brother grinned. “See that angry Alpha headed our way? My sister here rejected him when they were teens and he’s apparently her—”

 

Lexi socked her brother in the ribs. “Shut it, Ross.”

 

“Ouch.” Ross rubbed his side and chuckled at her plight. The jerk. “Come on, Lexi, you have to admit the hilarity of the situation.”

 

No, she did not. Nor did she have to admit that J-Bird was right all those years ago. He was her mate. O to the M to the G…. They were mates.

 

Even so, he didn’t look happy to see her at all. In fact, he looked positively enraged. Shit, shit and triple shit. What a mess she’d made eight years ago. Well, she was woman enough to pull on her big-girl panties and fix it. She straightened her spine and lifted her chin in challenge, meeting Jake’s stormy stare. He halted before her.

 

I can do this. “Hey J-Bird. Nice to see you.” Lovely. Her voice sounded like she’d eaten the gravel from the lot in front of Gee’s bar. Embarrassment heated her cheeks.

 

One breath, two breaths, three…. J-Bird glared. Tension coiled between them in the silence. Lexi bit the inside of her cheek to avoid babbling at him. She’d said hello. It was his turn. Damn it, J-Bird, say something. He wasn’t making this easy.

 

“Alexina.” His arctic tone dismissed her and slapped her in the face at the same time, leaving her disappointed and confused. No one called her by her full name. No one except her parents when she’d done something wrong as a kid. He might as well have said, “Screw you,” while slamming a door in her face.

 

His focus shifted to her brother. “Hello, Ross. Been a while.” His hand shot out to grasp her brother’s in a cordial shake.

 

“Good to see you, Jake. Join us for lunch? My treat. We can catch up on old times.”

 

“No, thank you. I’m done. Nice to see you again, Ross.” Jake nodded at Darci. “Miss.” He brushed past them and out the door.

 

“What. Just. Happened?” The, “I’m done,” he uttered in his delicious British accent seemed aimed more at her than at her brother’s offer. And the fact he hadn’t even looked at her before stalking out all sexy in his gloom and doom? Yeah, that hurt.

 

“I think you know, sis.” The amusement left her brother’s face and sympathy glimmered in his gaze. “Question is, what are you going to do about it?”

 

She’d never run from a fight in her life. She wouldn’t start now. “Grab a table. I’ll be back in a second. Or not.” She ignored her brother’s knowing grin and hurried out the door.

review2

Jake Matthews is a famous DJ and also happens to be a wolf shifter. He found his mate when he was 14years old but she denied him. Since then he has vowed to never date a wolf and stays to human women with no commitment. While he is in Los Lobos visiting family in between gigs he runs into the one woman he hoped to never see again his mate.
Lexi Luparell is in Los Lobos visiting her brother and his mate when she runs in to Jake Matthews the boy she denied when she was sixteen. As soon as Lexi sees him again she knows he was right all along they are mates. All she has to do now is apologize for the way she behaved and get him to accept they are meant for each other. Will Lexi be able to get through to Jake or will he be stubborn enough to walk away from his mate.

Jake is all alpha male complete with tattoos. He has built walls around himself to protect him from getting hurt again. Those walls start to fall apart as soon as he sees Lexi again. I like that fact that he doesn’t let Lexi sway him at the start and the fact that he is brooding. Lexi is funny, sassy and smart. She knows she was wrong when she was sixteen but she has grown up and apologized. I liked the fact that she doesn’t let Jake hide from their relationship and pushes him every chance she gets. The Cray Cray ex bring a bit of suspense and lets you see not only the strong Lexi but also the protective alpha Jake.
It’s a fantastic read that I had to read in one go to see what happened. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes an alpha wolf, a sassy female and a twist.

 

About the Author:

 

Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series – The Tranquilli Bloodline – is available from Champagne Books. Under A Mating Moon is her second werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s multi-author, shifter line: Black Hills Wolves.

 

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

 

Web site: http://www.celiabreslin.com/

 

Blog: http://www.celiabreslin.com/blog/

 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/celiabreslin

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CeliaBreslinAuthor

 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CeliaBreslin

 

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/celiabreslin/

 

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bxqwRL

 

 

 

 

 

Tour giveaway

 

2 $10 Amazon or Starbucks e-gift card winners’ choice

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Posted on October 1, 2015, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock team!
    Thanks so much for hosting my wolves on your blog during the book tour. And thank you for taking the time to read and review Lexi and Jake’s story. Much appreciated!
    happy reading,
    Celia

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