MBA&M IS PROUD TO WELCOME PARANORMAL EROTIC ROMANCE AUTHOR, ANNABETH LEONG TODAY!!
So without further ado, let’s give Annabeth a big MBA&M welcome!!
A Dedication by Annabeth Leong
Many thanks to My Book Addiction for hosting me here today!
It’s a bit weird to say that my new paranormal erotic romance wouldn’t exist if not for my father, but it’s true.
Last year, I was summoned to my hometown to visit my father in the intensive care unit. I hadn’t been there for a long time, so I had to get reacquainted with formerly familiar places and people, while also dealing with my father’s illness and eventual death.
Not so romantic, I know, but I find that the writing process really transforms things. A few months after I returned home, I was working on planning a new project and found myself coming up with themes related to what I’d just experienced. A return to a hometown. The death of a father. The reappearance of loved ones. I was a little reluctant to dig up those emotions, but I’ve learned to trust my writing, so I went forward with it.
I’m very proud of Not the Leader of the Pack, the book that emerged. Most of the details have changed—I’m not originally from Missoula, Montana, and I didn’t have a sexy professional baseball player waiting for me at the hospital, and I’m certainly not secretly a werewolf.
What is the same, however, is the profound change a person goes through after an event like that. Juli, my heroine, reinvents her life as a result of her father’s last words, walking a more authentic path for her life, reclaiming her home, and, of course, finding true love. In honoring his wishes, she finds herself.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today! What a beautiful dedication!
The door to the ICU loomed ahead. A multitude of notices posted on and around it inundated her with specific instructions.
No food or drink. No cell phones. No visits by groups larger than four. No entry without notifying the nurses’ station.
The restrictions brought home the severity of her father’s condition. He would never let someone else dictate so many things if he were well.
“You made it,” a familiar voice said behind her. Deep, masculine, and a little amused, it matched its owner perfectly. Juli blushed, remembering all her past embarrassing reactions to the man with the single most perfect torso in all of Montana. She turned once she’d mentally prepared as much as she could. Neil Statham, her father’s protégé, dressed in jeans and an old Missoula Ospreys jersey. Apparently, he still played pro ball. She would speak to him in a normal tone for once or die trying.
Juli greeted him with a little nod, not trusting her voice. To her horror, instead of stammering, she burst into tears.
He froze, then reached out for her. “I’m sorry, Juli.” No way could she handle being gathered against that chest. She dodged and held up a hand. A fur-covered hand.
Neil’s eyebrows shot up. A split second later, he burst into action, picking her up and carrying her to an empty waiting room nearby. She didn’t protest or struggle. Juli knew how dangerous it would be for a human to catch her hairy.
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.
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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Not the Leader of the Pack stands alone, but Annabeth has written in its world before. She’d love to share the previous title, Not His Territory, with current readers. If you’d like to participate, e-mail proof of purchase of Not the Leader of the Pack, such as an Amazon receipt, to annabeth dot leong at gmail dot com and let her know your e-book format of choice. Annabeth will buy a copy of Not His Territory for the first 25 people who respond.
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