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Friday, January 31, 2014

AVENGER'S HEAT by Katie Reus (Spotlight/Giveaway)

The next book in Katie Reus' hit paranormal romance series, Moon Shifters, releases next week and we can't wait! Find out more about AVENGER'S HEAT below and read an excerpt. Enjoy!


Avenger’s Heat
by Katie Reus

Genre: Paranormal romance

Tone: dark romance, sexy romance
Elements/Tags: friends to lovers
Heat Level: sexy
Series: Moon Shifter series, #4
Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse
Pub. Date: February 4, 2014
Length: 100,000 words

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To truly have her, he must free her from her dark secret….Enforcer Erin Flynn has dedicated her life to protecting her kind. But keeping her heart safe from Noah Campbell, the smoking-hot shifter who saved her life last year, is more difficult. The deadly beauty would love to sink into his arms and become his mate, but she knows she can’t—he must never know about her dark past.When Erin is sent to investigate the disappearances of pregnant shifters in New Orleans, Erin and Noah find themselves involved in a mystery more sinister than anyone expected. And as Erin delves further into the crimes, chilling information about her own past is revealed. The people who wanted her dead in the first place are trying to finish the job, and Noah wants nothing more than to shield her from harm. But can Erin truly trust Noah and let him see the wounded beast she’s hidden for so long?




EXCERPT:

Avenger’s Heat
Copyright © 2014 Katie Reus

Instinctively she patted the front of her thick coat, needing to feel the two short blades strapped to her chest beneath it. She didn’t go anywhere without them. Even slept with one under her pillow. “Did you finally call your father?” she asked.
“Nope.”
Resisting the urge to growl at him, she shoved her hands in her jacket pockets.
Just great.
As the newest enforcer-in-training for the North American Council of lupine shifters, Erin was on her first mission by herself. Technically she wasn’t in training anymore but she still thought of herself that way. Her mentor, Jayce, had told her that she was ready to go out on her own investigation so here she was. He’d sent Noah along, but it wasn’t so Noah could look out for her—that would have pissed her off. New Orleans was Noah’s father’s territory and the situation right now had the potential to be volatile.
Noah’s father shared the city with vamps, feline shifters, and fae, and she was pretty sure a few demons made their home here too. The old city just appealed to them. New Orleans was the one place in the United States paranormal beings had agreed to share. It was either that or endure a bloodbath fighting over it.
Not worth it when they were practically under a microscope by the humans they’d revealed themselves to two decades ago. Erin still thought that was a stupid decision on the Council’s part but it was over and done with. Not much anyone could do about it now.
The one thing she’d asked Noah to do was make contact with his father before they’d arrived. It irked her that he hadn’t, but in the past year and some odd months since she’d been friends with Noah, he hadn’t said more than a handful of sentences about the powerful Alpha and she hadn’t pushed. She didn’t like talking about her past so she understood his need for privacy. Still, his father was Alpha of this territory and deserved the respect of a freaking phone call.
“Damn it, Noah,” she muttered, but didn’t continue as they rounded another street corner. The difference from the quiet one they’d just come from was vivid.
A variety of scents and noises accosted them. Tobacco, liquor, a mix of cheap and expensive perfumes, raw sex, and some kind of spicy food tickled her nose. Sometimes she cursed her extrasensory abilities. A few bars blasted music, but a steady, low-key stream of tunes flowed out from the Full Moon Bar as they neared it.
Even if she hadn’t scented all the paranormal beings inside, the lower level of music was the first giveaway that the place catered to people like her. Paranormal beings had extrasensory everything, something humans seemed to usually forget. And something she was thankful for because it had the potential to make her job as enforcer easier.
“I talked to my mom earlier and she told me my father would be here tonight,” Noah said quietly.
Erin knew Noah talked to his mother practically every week, but hadn’t spoken to his father in years. She might not know everything about his family dynamics, but she knew enough. And this had disaster written all over it. She pulled her cell phone out of her pocket, ready to dial the number of Angus Campbell she’d received from Jayce before she and Noah had left North Carolina.
She should have just taken care of this herself but she’d wanted to let Noah do it. Even if she was on Council business she was still entering another Alpha’s territory and he deserved a heads-up. Noah knew the protocol well. No doubt he was just showing up unannounced to piss his old man off. Not the way she wanted to start this investigation.
Scrolling to the number as they crossed the street, her head snapped up at a crashing sound. A giant female jaguar tumbled out of the bar they were on their way to, her fangs and claws extended. Definitely a shifter. The animal let out a loud snarl then rushed back in through a splintered blue door.
Erin’s eyes widened as a shot of adrenaline punched through her.
“Shit,” Noah muttered, moving into action.



Meet Author Katie Reus:

Katie Reus is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Connect with Katie at:
Website: http://katiereus.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/katiereusauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KatieReus
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1563059.Katie_Reus


Tour Wide Giveaway Details:
Tour Wide Giveaway: Print copy of AVENGER’S HEAT per the total number of tour stops (~11). (Open to US residents only; prizes sent via publisher), and (1) Grand Prize: $25 electronic gift card to Amazon.com or B&N.com.

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10 comments:

mk said...

Looking forward to reading this next one in the series!

Vida B said...

Can't wait for Erin and Noah's story been a long time coming.

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Glittergirl said...

This series just keeps sounding more interesting. Thanks for the giveaway and tour!

Cate Sforza aka absolutartist1 said...

<3 Katie's books! Can't wait to dive into this one! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

carly said...

What has been the most rewarding thing out of being a writer?

Rachael Sauve-Cumle said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Cheryl S. said...

I better hurry and get started on this series! I have heard nothing but great things about it. Thank you for the giveaway :)

erin said...

congrats to Katie on the new release! Thanks so much for sharing :) I'm getting caught up and I'm excited started!

Barbara E. said...

This is a wonderful series and I'm looking forward to reading this latest book, Avenger's Heat.