Thursday, November 10, 2022

Now On Tour Beta Test by Karenna Colcroft Plus Exclusive Excerpt

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Beta Test
Real Werewolves True Mates
Book Two
Karenna Colcroft

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Vegan Wolf Productions 
Date of Publication: November 10, 2022
ISBN: 978-1-958346-03-7
Page Count: 344
Word Count: 100,671
Cover Artist: Kim Ramsey-Winkler

Book Description: 

Tareth McConnell has learned not to count on anyone other than herself. She definitely is NOT in the market for a relationship. But the first time she sees the man with the long braid on the subway, she’s drawn to him.

The first time Justin Ruel speaks to Tareth, he knows there’s something special about her. Something that calls to him as clearly as her beautiful voice. If he didn’t know better, he would swear she was his mate–but that’s impossible. Justin is the Beta of City Pack, the largest werewolf pack in the United States, and he absolutely cannot have a human mate.

As their connection grows and they begin to act on their attraction, Justin hides the truth from Tareth. But when a series of attacks on members of the two Boston werewolf packs occurs, Tareth’s life is endangered. To protect her, Justin has no choice but to tell her what he is–even if it means losing her forever.

Exclusive Excerpt:

“What time do you have to meet Chal?” 

“Soon.” He didn’t want to lie to her again. He and Chalhadn’t set a time, butthe Alpha wouldn’t be pleased if he had to wait long. “I should probably shower and get dressed.” 

“Do you have time for breakfast? I scramble a mean egg.” 

He grinned. “I always have time for eggs.” 

He gathered his clothes and went into the bathroom. The only shampoo in the shower stall smelled like flowers, so he just rinsed his hair under the water’s flow and washed himself quickly with soap that didn’t smell quite as floral as the shampoo, but was still a bit too feminine for his liking. 

When he emerged, dressed in the now somewhat wrinkled clothes he’d worn the day before, the scent of eggs and bacon filled the condo. He followed them to the kitchen, where Tareth stood at the stove in front of two frying pans. “I hope this turns out to your liking,” she said. “I’ve already burned myself twice.” 

“You didn’t have to go to so much trouble.” His first impulse was to offer to help her, but he squelched it and sat at the table.If Tareth was anything like the other women he knew, she wouldn’t want him in her way. 

She scooped some eggs onto two plates and added a few pieces of bacon to each plate, then set one in front of Justin. “I would have made coffee for you, but I don’t drink it. So I don’t keep it in the house,” she said apologetically as she sat across from him. “We could always go to Dunkin’.” 

“I wish I had time to,” he replied. “Chal doesn’t like to be kept waiting, unfortunately.” He ate some of the eggs, which tasted better than any he’d had before. He figured that was mostly due to who had cooked them. “I was thinking I’d come back here this afternoon, say around four, and take you out to dinner on the way to Sharon’s house. I know a couple of great restaurants along the way.” 

She nodded. “That sounds good.” 

She sounded sad. Justin studied her. “Are you okay? No regrets about last night or this morning?” 

“Absolutely no regrets.” She smiled, but it appeared forced. “This is going to sound really dumb, but I don’t want you to leave. I feel like part of me will be missing while you’re gone.” 

“It doesn’t sound dumb at all.” He reached across the table, and held her hand in his. “I feel the same way. It’s that whole soulmates thing we talked about last night. I know you aren’t sure you believe in that. Trust me, that’s what you’re feeling. 

What we’re both feeling.” 

“Yeah.” Now her smile appeared more genuine. “So you’re going to miss me too?” 

“I am. We’ll make up for it tonight.” If you stick around after Itell you I’m a werewolf.  He was careful to hide that thought from her. 

About the Author:

A writer since childhood, Karenna Colcroft delved into the world of romantic fiction in 2009 and brought numerous novels, novellas, and short stories into the world until 2016, when various circumstances combined to enforce a hiatus. Now Karenna is resurrecting herself and some of her previously-published books along with new books set in the same universe.

Karenna lives just north of Boston and has been in love with the city since childhood, though she has yet to encounter any werewolves, vampires, or other paranormal beings in her travels. (At least none that she knows of.) Though since in her non-writing life, under another name, she offers services as a channel and energy healing practitioner, it could be said that she herself is a paranormal being. The jury’s still out on that.

Karenna is a polyamorous, nonbinary human who splits time between the home she shares with her husband and the one she shares with her committed partner. She also has two adult children and a bonus son, three grandchildren, and two and a half cats. (Half in terms of time the cat lives with her, not in terms of the cat itself…)

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Jolanda said...

Congratulations Karenna!
Sounds like a great book!

xjanelx78 said...

Do you plan to release another book this year?