Wednesday Special Spotlight
High Tide at Harvest Moon
“Lexi. Lexi, wake up.” Rough hands shook her awake. Snapped on her light. Lexi clawed at the hands, flipped over in a hurry, pulled away from whoever was in her room.
“Shh, it’s OK. It’s Kerr. Lexi. I need you to put on some clothes and come with me. Now.” Kerr sat on the edge of her bed, a pair of jeans and a shirt in one hand, his other on her blanketed legs. He was patting her through her covers absently. He looked around the room and she had a wild thought he might see her gifts before they were ready until she realized she’d tucked them under her bed.
Lexi rubbed at her eyes. “I thought you weren’t going to push me to meet your Alpha.”
“I’m not. This is something else. Please?” No jokes. Not a smirk in sight. Nothing but deadly seriousness in his gaze.
Lexi blinked. Had he just said please?
“I need your help, Lexi. Please?”
That did it. She couldn’t very well say no now, could she? Not without seeming like an even bigger jack hole than she’d been earlier today.
“Where are we going?” She flipped back the blankets and held out her hands for the clothes. His eyes wandered down her frame and she felt her cheeks flush. “My eyes are up here, Kerr.”
“There’s a lot of you I’ve never seen down there, though.”
She frowned. “Was that a comment about my weight?”
“No.” His voice was thick, husky and he hadn’t hesitated in the slightest. He gave his head a sharp shake.
“Right,” he said aloud. But he didn’t hand her the clothes. He stared at her body and his eyes took on a yellow hue.
“Kerr?” She crossed her arms over her breasts and pulled her knees up. A frisson of something crawled up her spine. Not entirely unpleasant. Kerr’s breathing increased, as if he was fighting for control. That was never good. On instinct, she leaned forward and stroked his arm lightly.
“Kerr. I need Kerr, not the wolf.”
Kerr caught her fingers and brought them to his mouth. Nibbled at the tips, his eyes never leaving her face. “You’ve got me.” He glanced down at her hand in his and she wondered if he realized at the same time she did that she had touched him, not the other way around.
“I’m going to protect you, Lexi. Remember that.”
The Fundy waves are rushing in,
and Lexi’s time is running out…
Very human Lexi Coolen has always been self-reliant and resilient; two traits that helped her survive her adolescence and ultimately escape her mother’s Wolf Pack. For years she’s been avoiding any trace of the supernatural world, looking for a nice, normal place to call home. A charming university town, Wolfville, Nova Scotia might just be the spot.
But when her roommate’s date turns out to be a member of the local Pack, Lexi finds out she’s inadvertently broken Pack law and the price could be her life. She’s got to prove she’s not a threat to the womanizing, annoyingly handsome, Beta leader, Kerr MacDonald.
To make matters worse, Lexi discovers the local Alpha thinks she’s something called a Queller, an unimaginable paranormal treasure. And Kerr is being cagey, in more ways than one. Unable to run, incapable of fighting back, Lexi’s got to figure out a way to keep herself alive against a rising tide of magic, monsters and mayhem.
About the author:
When Taryn isn’t tending to her family and fur-babies, she’s busy wrestling with the demands of her characters from her home in rural Nova Scotia, Canada.