Thursday, April 28, 2016

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply by Terry Spear {Excerpt & Giveaway}

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Silver Town Wolf #6)
by Terry Spear

Coming May 3, 2016

An alpha werewolf meets his match in this sizzling paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear


Wolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he’s hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric’s investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he’s fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack’s leader—strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate.

With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper’s been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory—and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who’s been betrayed so often in the past?

After he had stripped and shifted in the guest room, he found her waiting for him outside his door in her wolf form—her face framed with black and brown guard hairs, her muzzle ivory, a dark saddle on her back, and golden fur on her legs and chest. Beautiful.

She had the most intense look of any she-wolf he’d ever met. If he hadn’t been just as alpha as her, he believed he would have found her gaze intimidating.

He smiled, showing off his wolf canines, wanting her to know just how much he liked what he saw, and that he wasn’t intimidated in the least.

She cocked her head to the side a little, as if trying to read his behavior. He couldn’t help the way he saw her, and he wanted to show his attraction. He could tell himself he wasn’t interested in her, but it wouldn’t be true. It had nothing to do with her running a pack. And all to do with what he saw in her. Someone who genuinely cared about her people and others, about the natural habitat and its survival, about taking charge without being brutish. She had a quiet strength that made her all the more appealing. She didn’t appear to be a wolf to challenge either. He wondered if her mate had appreciated her for it. He must have. She didn’t seem to be the kind of wolf who would just mate with any wolf.

But it made him wonder what her mate had been like. How different Eric and her mate were, besides that he had been a beta. Eric realized he’d never thought in such terms before—wondering if a she-wolf would like him as well or better than another wolf.

In the case of his lost mate, he hadn’t had any competition. But he did find himself comparing them. His mate had been loving and vivacious, daring and fun to be with. A beta. She hadn’t had a care in the world. Not like Pepper did. And that made her seem so much more serious, circumspect. Even when the packs were playing together, she watched everyone. If he hadn’t commented about her lack of skills at playing volleyball and how he could help her, and if he hadn’t taken her hand and led her in the dance, he knew she wouldn’t have joined him. He was grateful she had.

As far as the kisses went, those were totally unplanned. But now when he dreamed about kissing her, it would be for real.

Even now as they explored the woods and searched for any sign of other wolves—other than his pack or hers—he noticed that though she was staying close by, which he was glad for, she was concentrating on the mission and not watching him like he was watching her.

He couldn’t stop observing her because he was so enamored with her, but in addition, he was fascinated with her process—the way she was so focused and so thorough. At the same time, he was ensuring that he followed her lead and making sure he didn’t lose sight of her. With their enhanced senses, wolves could easily multitask.

At that moment, he realized how nice it would be if she wasn’t the leader of a pack but just a wolf he’d like to pursue. She wouldn’t be worrying about him with her pack then.

Suddenly, she raised her head and perked her ears, her tail held out straight behind her. He looked in the direction she was watching, listening for any sound she might have heard, smelling the air for any scent she might have gotten a whiff of.

Another wolf, but it was from her pack. She barked and the wolf appeared from the woods, then headed for them. A big beige male, Richard, the same one who had taken charge when Eric carried Susan to the cabin. He was eyeing Eric warily, but then he must have smelled him and he relaxed considerably. Richard must have been out checking the forest, making sure that everything was all right without telling Pepper, or Eric was certain that she would have let him in on the situation.

Richard greeted her, head bowed a little.

The wolf waited, as if getting permission to continue what he’d been doing. Pepper woofed and nodded. He headed out and Eric continued searching her territory with her, ensuring no other wolves had been around. He was surprised none had been. He had expected to smell some sign of one or two investigating what was going on between the Silver pack and hers.

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USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world and is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Crawford, Texas.

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Carole Wooten said...

I have had Terry Spear on my TBR list for a long time. I really need to read her work soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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