~Paranormal Erotic Romance~


Not the Leader of the Pack

by Annabeth Leong





Rival alphas Juli Gunby and Neil Statham want to tear each other apart — but will they do it in battle or as mates?


When Juli Gunby left Missoula, Montana, she didn’t intend to come back. Not to her exacting alpha werewolf father, and certainly not to Neil Statham, the beta who rejected Juli’s girlish advances. Her father, as usual, has other ideas, using his dying breath to pass pack leadership to his daughter. Juli resolves to carry out her duty to her father and her pack, but the one man she wants on her side has made himself her enemy.


After years of loyal service to the pack, Neil expects to take over as alpha when his mentor dies. As good as it is to see Juli again, he knows he can’t trust her. After all, she abandoned both him and the pack years ago and never looked back. Neil determines to fight for his rightful position in the pack, even if that means going up against a woman who fills him with an overwhelming urge to mate every time she walks into the room.


Someone needs to lead, and the more Neil and Juli fight, the more they attract interference from those who would control the pack and destroy the ties between them.


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“Juli. We’re the only pack members who saw your father pass that ring of leadership to you.” He paused to allow the significance to sink in, the bar noise around them rising to fill his silence. “You have another life in Lewistown. You have a career. You’ve made it clear you’re not interested in this pack. We can say whatever we want about what took place in that room. He could have passed the ring to me as far as anyone else knows. No one would question that.”


He would have kept talking, except that Juli wrenched herself violently out of his grasp at that point. “Not interested in this pack? We can say whatever we want?” He heard her just fine over the music despite the new distance between them. In fact, he worried who else had heard her mention the pack. And who else had seen that furry paw she’d thrust into his face.

They both froze for a second, staring at her latest lapse of control.

“D**n it.” Juli’s curse came out more as a growl than as words.

“We need to get out of here,” Neil said. “You just focus on staying cool.” She knew better than to argue with him. He grabbed her hand and pulled her out, leaving their beers behind. They could finish this conversation in his truck.

They ran for the truck like the rest of the world was on fire, and slammed the doors behind them once they got there. Juli writhed in her seat, gasping, her wolf form rippling just on the other side of her skin. Neil panted in response. He didn’t normally have trouble controlling his shift, but with her beside him, so close, too much of him wanted to meet her in a place of complete abandon. He wanted to run with her under the moon, fight her for supremacy until neither cared who wound up on top or on the bottom. Then, with one last vicious pounce, he wanted to surrender to the merging of their bodies. He swallowed hard.

Stats. He ran through the winning World Series teams for the last three decades. He tried to calculate his total career RBIs. The stream of data calmed Neil down. He started the car. “I’m going to drive us somewhere a little more private,” he told Juli. “Just in case.”

“Back to the hospital.”

“You’re in no shape—”

“Back to the hospital.” She showed fangs. Neil didn’t need that so soon after he’d regained his own control. He stopped arguing and pressed the gas. They’d go somewhere. He just needed to be driving so he had something to concentrate on besides the idea of Juli giving herself up to the beast. He needed a really good reason to remain in human form.

The truck’s cab filled with her labored breathing. Neil turned on the radio to distract himself from the sexual images the sound called up for him. He’d always avoided being alone with her, afraid to give even the appearance of impropriety. Right then, Neil wasn’t sure if he was grateful for the trouble he’d saved himself or sorry as hell for what he’d missed. The instinctual attraction he felt for her was off the charts.

He got so caught in his reverie that only Juli tugging at his sleeve alerted him that her struggles had become sobs. “Neil, can you pull over?” Her voice sounded deflated. “I’m sorry I insisted about the hospital. I’m not ready to go back there yet.”

Her obvious misery immediately pierced his sexual fog. Neil pulled the truck into a convenience store parking lot and looked at her. “Do you want a minute? I can go get some water.”

“No, it’s okay.” She hesitated, chewing on her top lip. “I’m obviously way out of control.”

He watched her face carefully. “About what I said in the bar… I didn’t mean to offend you.”

“You just think I don’t care about any of this.”

“Well, do you?”

Her head snapped up and a bit of the wolf flickered behind her eyes again. “How can you ask me that?”

Neil blew out a long breath. She wanted him to make his case? He could do that. “You know being pack alpha doesn’t pay. What about your fancy job in Lewistown? The one that was so important you couldn’t come back here to visit your dad?”

She rubbed her eyes. “Can you try to keep the venom out of this, Neil? Jeez, you’re so bitter, you’d think I failed to visit you.” Bingo. But Juli continued speaking, oblivious. “Gabriel’s not going to like it if I resign. He talked a lot about developing new talent when he hired me. But it’s not like the Council can’t run without me. This was my father’s last request. Besides, the pack probably needs me more.”

He swallowed, unable to believe she had the nerve to say these things. “Maybe I’m underestimating how good you are at walking away from things. Foolish of me, since I have personal experience.” Neil shook his head, uncertain if the anger surging through him was directed at himself or at Juli. “The pack needs someone really committed, Juli. Not someone who will leave again the next time it’s convenient.”

She snapped her gaze to his, her eyes widening with understanding. A wave of fear rushed through him. He’d revealed too much of his personal feelings. They needed to decide about the pack first. “You were the one who rejected me, Neil,” Juli said, her voice so soft he almost couldn’t hear her. “All I did was move on.”




Annabeth Leong has written romance and erotica of many flavors — dark, kinky, vanilla, straight, lesbian, bi, and menage. Her titles for Breathless Press include Not His Territory, Not the Leader of the Pack, and a contribution to the Ravaged anthology. She enjoys writing about the tension between passion and control that werewolves embody. Unfortunately, when Annabeth loses control of herself, she does not gain the power to change shape. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, blogs at annabethleong.blogspot.com, and tweets @AnnabethLeong. She loves talking books on Goodreads, too: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5295946.Annabeth_Leong



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A Half Forgotten Song By Katherine Webb


ISBN: 9780062234469;

ISBN10: 0062234463;

Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks ;

On Sale: 5/28/2013;

Format: Trade PB; Pages: 496; $14.99;

Ages: 18 and Up;

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*From the publisher*

A spellbinding tale about the power of love, the danger of obsession, and the unfaithful nature of memory, A Half Forgotten Song is by turns haunting, joyous, and heartbreakin.

It’s 1937 in a small village on the Dorset coast…fourteen-year-old Mitzy Hatcher has had a wild and somewhat lonely upbringing. That is until the arrival of artist Charles Aubrey, along with his mistress and their daughters. Throughout the next three summers, Mitzy sees a future she never thought possible, and a powerful love is kindled in her. It grows from childish infatuation to something much more complex. 


Years later, in a small art gallery, a man researching Charles Aubrey for years looks at a hastily-drawn portrait and wonders at the intensity of it. He finds himself in the Dorset village looking for the truth about those summers in the 1930s…


A HALF FORGOTTEN SONG is some of Webb’s best storytelling. The novel is spellbinding and perfect for book clubs and fans of Sarah Jio and Kate Morton.


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Katherine Webb grew up in rural Hampshire, England. She studied History at Durham University, has spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in Berkshire, England. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, potter, bookbinder, library assistant, and formal housekeeper at a manor house, she now writes full time.


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Book Two in the Valley of Choice Series by Olivia Newport

in plain view

Olivia, welcome to My Book Addiction and More.


MBA&M: Please tell our readers who may not know you a few tidbits about Olivia Newport.

My happy place is my hammock hanging on my patio, and summer is almost here! It’s a great place to enjoy the richness of my life and dream about the stories I’d like to write.


MBA&M: What made you decide to write about the Amish community?

A serendipitous set of events led me to investigate my own ancestry, and I discovered that one of my mother’s family lines traced back to some of the earliest Amish settlers to arrive in Pennsylvania. Suddenly my curiosity level rose considerably. A cast of characters sprang up in my mind that let me write about my new understanding of the core values that form the Amish community.


MBA&M: If the reader has not read Book One in the “Valley of Choice” series, do you recommend they read Accidentally Amish first, or can In Plain View be read as a stand alone?

As I wrote In Plain View, I kept in mind new readers. The setting and cast of characters spans both books, but I was careful to fill in enough of the background that new readers would not feel lost. A reader who likes to be immersed in a series might enjoy reading Accidentally Amish first, but each book can stand alone as well.


MBA&M: In In Plain View, Annie Freisen struggles with her newfound faith, her life in the Amish community, suspicion, and many other things. Do you feel this is true to so many of our lives today, with the internet, faster cars, the social networking and suspicion all around us?

Life is complicated. From the outside, we might look in at the Amish and think they live the simple life and imagine that it might be nice to get away from all the things you named. Annie’s struggles tell us that life everywhere is complicated. Emotions, relationships, unexpected events—these are common to the human experience. How will we respond to these challenges? That is the question that helps us understand what we value.


MBA&M: If you where to recommend one book you have read in the past, which book, the author, and why?

I’ve read so many great books over the years! The one that comes to mind at this moment, as I think about the “Valley of Choice” series, is The Summer of the Great-Grandmother, by Madeleine L’Engle. It is non-fiction. As she remembers her final summer with her own mother, the author touches on generational themes and relationships that help us all reflect on where we come from.


MBA&M: Three words to describe In Plain View?

Explosive, tender, wrenching.


MBA&M: How many books will be in this series, and what is next, if you can tell our readers?

This series will wrap up with Taken for English, which is due out in February 2014. We’ll find out what Annie and Rufus decide about their future, and whether Ruth and Elijah can find their way forward.


MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to connect with you and where to purchase In Plain View.

I have an author page on Facebook, I’m on Twitter at @olivianewport, and I’m on Goodreads. I also blog at www.olivianewport.com. In Plain View will be available in many traditional bookstores, including Christian chain stores, as well as at your favorite online retailer (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Booksamillion, Christianbooks.com). Barbour Publishing is releasing the book, so of course you can get it at www.barbourbooks.com.


Olivia, do you have anything else to add?

I love hearing from readers, either through my social media or at olivia@olivianewport.com. As you step into my stories, I hope you will sense God stepping into the story of your life. 

 Thank you,Olivia for taking a few moments of your time to visit with us and our readers today!


A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR:*From the back cover*

Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies,where daylilies grow as tall as she is.


in plain viewIN PLAIN VIEW


  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc. (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616267135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616267131
June 1, 2013 Valley of Choice (Book 2)

Annie’s quest for simplicity is about to get complicated. Nearly a year after leaving her successful but unsatisfying high-tech life, she wonders if she can truly succeed at being Amish. A lucrative job offer, a red dress, and the shadow of an Amish woman looking for a husband create a vortex that clouds Annie’s choice. Her parents seem determined to sabotage her efforts, and Rufus Beiler, an Amish carpenter who captured her heart, leaves room for doubt about their future. But when an explosion brings Annie under suspicion, can she clear her name and bring the future into plain view?


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GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, zombie book

MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie”?

I love horror. Stephen King was a favorite and I try to reread Dracula by Bram Stoker at least once a year. Zombies seemed “fun” to write about (they are!) so I thought I’d try it.

            MBA&M: What made you decide to write YA (Young Adult) stories?

It seemed like many of the most creative stories were coming out in YA. I started reading some and I got hooked.

MBA&M: How hard is it to write Young Adult stories, and to not go overboard with the thrills and chills?

I don’t think you can go overboard with spooky or scary, though the gore level, especially in movies, can probably be a bit much at times. But teens are old enough to take it. It seems today, the creepier, the better.

            MBA&M: Who would you credit your love for writing to and why? Also, have you always wanted to write?

I was the kid with her nose in a book all the time, so it’s not surprising I began to write as well. There must be a creative streak in our family as I know one grandfather enjoyed art and another painted. I enjoyed drawing, too, but I don’t know of any relatives who did writing.

MBA&M: Since you write YA, do you read this genre often or do you prefer another genre, if so which is your favorite genre to read?

I really enjoy suspense, horror and paranormal, so that is what I try to read when I can. It doesn’t matter what age it is for.

            MBA&M: What three words would you use to describe your writing style?

Quirky, humorous (subjective, of course!), fun.

            MBA&M Where may our readers connect with you at and where may they purchase “Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie”?

Coming this summer.

Links will be coming soon.

Website: www.cverstraete.com

Blog: http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com

Intrigue Publishing: http://www.intriguepublishing.com

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to spend with us and our readers today!


Biography*From Amazon*

Christine Verstraete is an award-winning author and journalist from Wisconsin.

She’s let her dark side loose! Coming in August from Intrigue Publishing – GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie… Life can suck when you’re 16. It can suck even worse when you’re not-quite-dead….. It’s YA zombie with a little romance – and zombies – humor – and zombies – a touch of mystery and… well, you get it. See synopsis at website, http://cverstraete.com. (Blog linked here is GirlZombieAuthors, http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com)

Her short stories have been published in anthologies including, Hot & Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, Steampunk’d and Timeshares (DAW Books). Her story “Perfect Timing” appeared in The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories, with works by 14 other authors, in June 2012.

A longtime horror fan, she also enjoys writing short fiction with a touch of the macabre, including the eBooks, The Killer Valentine Ball and Motherly Love.

She also is author of an award-winning children’s book, Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery, for ages 9 and up. (#1 Kindle book for miniatures; 2009 EPPIE Award finalist for ebook.) Available in Kindle, eBook, and print.

When she’s not writing (when is that?), Christine also enjoys creating in miniature. She is author of IN MINIATURE STYLE II, with over 40 how-to projects, profiles and photos, featuring the work of talented miniaturists and IGMA artisans. Available in print, eBook, and other formats,including for Kindle.

See details on her books and collection at her website, http://cverstraete.com or her blog, http://candidcanine.blogspot.com.


 (Paranormal, zombies, sci-fi, romance, 
crime, YA with a touch of humor) *from the author’s website*



  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Intrigue Publishing (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979478898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979478895

GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, zombie book

ISBN: 978-0-9794788-9-5

 SYNOPSIS: *From the author’s website*

Life can suck when you’re sixteen. It can suck even worse when you’re not- quite- dead.

Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Herrera Hayes faces every teenager’s biggest nightmares: bad skin, bad hair, and worse . . . turning into one of the living dead.

Becca’s life changes forever when her cousin Spence comes back to their small Wisconsin town carrying a deadly secret—he’s becoming a zombie, a fate he shares with her through an accidental scratch.

The Z infection, however, has mutated, affecting younger persons like her, or those treated early enough, differently. Now she must cope with weird physical changes and habits no girl wants to be noticed for. Then she meets Gabe, a good-looking part-Z like her, and fears falling for him. After all, how can he, who shows hardly any Z symptoms, be interested in someone like her?

But time is running out… Becca needs his help as she and her cousin Carm search for their missing
mothers and fight off hungry Zs.

Most of all, she needs to find something, anything, to stop this deadly transformation before it is forever too late…


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GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, zombie book(Sponsored by the publisher)

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