March 2015 – Krystal Shannan

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday Caiden

Caiden is the second book in the MacLaughlin Family series and is a contemporary romance.  If you are looking for your next Happily Ever After, look no further!

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Caiden

Series:  MacLaughlin Family, Book #2

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length:  Novella

Heat level:  Hot

Caiden MacLaughlin has lost love once in his life already. He is leery of putting himself out there again, but when he sees the beautiful Lina Mathews his heart does a double take. She seems like a breath of fresh air, but secrets and trouble are following this girl like a bad habit. Will he take a chance and listen to his heart? Or will he cut himself off from another chance at love?

Lina Mathews is running scared. She left her home to avoid a man who’s determined to make her life a living hell. When she meets Caiden MacLaughlin, everything changes. Will he be her knight in shining armor, or will her troubles drive him away like everyone else? Can she find safety in his arms before it’s too late?

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Have You Read Waking Sarah (a paranormal romance)

 Looking for a new paranormal romance series with an edge?  Check out my Vegas Mates series!  Waking Sarah is the third book in this series!  

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Title:  Waking Sarah

Series:  Vegas Mates, Book 3

Length:  Novella

Council threats and Renata’s deadly attack leave the Vegas pack scrambling to regroup…

Heartbroken over the death of her fiancé and tortured by a voice in her mind that’s haunted her since childhood, Sarah McLain learns her true ancestry after attending her best friend Margaret’s wedding. Can the pack save Sarah from the darkness that threatens to overwhelm her? Or will the wolf inside drive her over the edge before they can show her being a supernatural being is a good thing?

Chris Michaels is in charge of training the new latent werewolves at the O’Hearn mountain inn, now known as Woodhaven. His focus is tested when he finds out the beautiful but sad redhead, Sarah McLain, is his trainee. The connection he feels to her is strong but not magickal, and his wolf claims it foolish to listen to his human instincts. Can Chris heal her broken heart in time, or will he lose the woman he knows is perfect for him.

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PROLOGUE

Sarah’s mind drifted as her friend Margaret Taylor recited her vows and became Mrs. Scott O’Hearn. She stood silently holding the bridal bouquet. Calla lilies. She would have been carrying calla lilies two weeks from today. They were her favorite, and Brad always got some for her on her birthday.

Her thoughts moved to the unworn wedding dress hanging in the back of her mother’s closet. Cream colored with Spanish lace. A sweetheart neckline and long flowing sleeves. She never wanted to see the dress again, but her mother refused to part with it. A quick glance at Scott made her gasp. The look of adoration he was giving Margaret nearly broke her heart all over again.

Brad used to look at her like that.

Margaret had begged her to stand as the maid of honor. And, Sarah wanted to be here for her friend’s wedding. She really did. But her heart wasn’t here. Neither Margaret nor Sam knew she’d been engaged to Brad. None of them knew she and Brad had picked out a wedding date. Or that it was two weeks from today. September twenty-second. They hadn’t had the time to tell anyone…

She shook her head and sniffed quietly, clearing the image from her mind.

Now he was dead. That future they’d been so excited to share with their friends –stolen.

Nearly six months had passed since she’d gotten that life-altering knock on the door from two Houston police detectives. Sorry to inform you, but life as you know it has just ended. That’s not what they’d said, but it might as well have been.

She’d dropped out of college and come home to Vegas to find Sam already married and Margaret in a rapidly-becoming-serious relationship and now married as of today.Margaret had told her earlier that day she’d wanted to get married in May, but somehow her big bear of a fiancé convinced her September would be better.

She’d listened to Margaret ramble on, but most of it had fallen on deaf ears.

The happiness in the room was suffocating. She should be happy for her friends, but she wasn’t. Then she felt guilty. Their lives weren’t perfect. Both Sam and Margaret had both recently lost their fathers. She couldn’t imagine losing her dad, but right now, her mind kept circling back to only one thing: they both had their soul mates.

Hers was gone.

The forests outside the inn called to her soul. Dark thoughts of disappearing into the forest crossed through her mind. It was a big mountain. Her dreams over the last few days here had tortured her sleep, and she’d doubled up on her prescription just to make it through the night. The pills helped silence the voice, but no treatment or therapy had ever successfully gotten rid of it.

She was so tired of the pain.

Exclusive Excerpt Friday Trevor a contemporary romance

Trevor is the first book in my MacLaughlin Family series.  This contemporary romance is available for free via the links below.

Come find out why everyone wants to be a MacLaughlin!

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Trevor

Series: MacLaughlin Family, Book 1

Length: Novella

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Trevor MacLaughlin has been in love with his sister’s best friend for years. But, he let her move away to college without ever telling her how he felt and hasn’t seen her since.

Now, years later, a second chance with the woman of his dreams practically falls into his lap.

Will he take a leap of faith and tell her how he feels? How he’s always felt? Or will the woman he knows is meant to be his slip through his fingers a second time?

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Have You Read Saving Margaret a paranormal romance?

Today I have the second book in my Vegas Mates series, Saving Margaret.  What will her wolf do when she realizes her mate is a bear?  Come find out in this sexy and fun paranormal romance!

 

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Series: Vegas Mates #2

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Paranormal Erotic Romance

Length: Novella  (143 pages)

Successful, but lonely, Margaret Taylor finds her mate in the body of a man she least expects it in. A bear! Her human half tries to reason her way out of the match, but her wolf is through with her excuses. Crossing the species line isn’t unheard of, but it’s not often done.

Try as she might to avoid him, fate makes sure the big grizzly bear is nearby at all times. But, will his presence be enough to protect her from the evil stalking her?

The power of the magick between them can’t be avoided. But, Scott O’Hearn thinks the beautiful Taylor wolf is doing a fine job of just that –avoiding him. He can’t help he’s a bear shifter and he’s determined to convince her it doesn’t matter. She is his mate and he’s waited over a century to find her.

Will he convince Margaret she’s his true match before it’s too late?

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday: Chasing Sam a paranormal romance

Looking for a sexy and fun paranormal shifter romance?  Check out my Vegas Mates series!

You can currently check it out for free at all major ebook retailers.

Check out book one in my hot paranormal romance Vegas Mates series for free!  Chasing Sam is available at the retailers listed below!

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 Series: Vegas Mates (book 1)

Title:  Chasing Sam

length:  Novella

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

Samantha Demakis wants to finish her degree, not settle down and play house with a mate. But her birthright demands otherwise. In fact, even her wolf is rebelling against her plans. When a chance encounter reveals the man who makes her wolf howl, will she run or fight?

Seasoned Army vet Chase Michaels has been alone for seventy-five years. Somewhat resigned to never finding his true mate, he is shocked when his wolf reacts so strongly to a woman he runs into in the airport. Unprepared for the politics and snobbery of the noble families, Chase finds himself fighting in a different type of war–a war for the heart of a woman he knows should be his.

A lot of things are chasing Sam, but will the right man catch her in the end. Or will a barbaric tradition ruin her only chance at happiness?

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Have You Read Chasing Sam?

The fifth installment of my paranormal erotic romance series The Vegas Mates was released later last year.    Don't miss out picking up book one in the Vegas Mates series, Chasing Sam, for FREE at all major ebook retailers.    It is full of fun shifter romance with a HEA!

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Series: Vegas Mates (book 1)

Title:  Chasing Sam

length:  Novella

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

Samantha Demakis wants to finish her degree, not settle down and play house with a mate. But her birthright demands otherwise. In fact, even her wolf is rebelling against her plans. When a chance encounter reveals the man who makes her wolf howl, will she run or fight?

Seasoned Army vet Chase Michaels has been alone for seventy-five years. Somewhat resigned to never finding his true mate, he is shocked when his wolf reacts so strongly to a woman he runs into in the airport. Unprepared for the politics and snobbery of the noble families, Chase finds himself fighting in a different type of war–a war for the heart of a woman he knows should be his.

A lot of things are chasing Sam, but will the right man catch her in the end. Or will a barbaric tradition ruin her only chance at happiness?

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday: Harvey

Thank you for joining me for this Exclusive Excerpt Friday post! Today I have a special excerpt from Harvey, book 3 in my MacLaughlin Family Series. This contemporary romance was so much fun to write and I hope you enjoy it!

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Harvey

 

Title: Harvey

Series:  MacLaughlin Family #3

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: Novella

It’s just a game…right?

Olivia Hampton never thought she’d run into the guy of her dreams at a Gaming Convention, but when Harvey MacLaughlin introduces himself a woman can’t help but notice. He’s six and a half feet of tall-dark-and-yummy. Plus, he's a gamer too. But, how do you tell the man of your dreams you decimate him at Soldier’s Call, the most popular FPS game of the year, almost every night?

Harvey MacLaughlin was interested in Olivia the second she stepped on the plane. When he sees her again in the convention hotel, introducing himself becomes priority number one. He may have started out just looking for company, but what he finds in the beautiful Olivia Hampton may be more than he ever dreamed.

Will a secret between them ruin their budding relationship? Or will Harvey take another path and turn the game on her?

 

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Have You Read my Vegas Mates Series?

My best selling paranormal shapeshifter romance series, My Vegas Mates is available in a box set!  Check it out and get the first four Vegas Mates book for $7.99!

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Series:  Vegas Mates

Books 1-4

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

 

CHASING SAM – #1

Samantha Demakis wants to finish her degree, not settle down and play house with a mate. But her birthright demands otherwise. In fact, even her wolf is rebelling against her plans. When a chance encounter reveals the man who makes her wolf howl, will she run or fight?

Seasoned Army vet Chase Michaels has been alone for seventy-five years. Somewhat resigned to never finding his true mate, he is shocked when his wolf reacts so strongly to a woman he runs into in the airport. Unprepared for the politics and snobbery of the noble families, Chase finds himself fighting in a different type of war–a war for the heart of a woman he knows should be his.

A lot of things are chasing Sam, but will the right man catch her in the end? Or will a barbaric tradition ruin her only chance at happiness?

SAVING MARGARET – #2

Successful, but lonely, Margaret Taylor finds her mate in the body of a man she least expects it in. A bear! Her human half tries to reason her way out of the match, but her wolf is through with her excuses. Crossing the species line isn't unheard of, but it's not often done.

Try as she might to avoid him, fate makes sure the big grizzly bear is nearby at all times. But, will his presence be enough to protect her from the evil stalking her?

The power of the magick between them can't be avoided. But, Scott O'Hearn thinks the beautiful Taylor wolf is doing a fine job of just that –avoiding him. He can't help he's a bear shifter and he's determined to convince her it doesn't matter. She is his mate and he's waited over a century to find her.

Will he convince Margaret she's his true match before it's too late?

WAKING SARAH – #3

Council threats and Renata's deadly attack leave the Vegas pack scrambling to regroup…

Heartbroken over the death of her fiancé and tortured by a voice in her mind that's haunted her since childhood, Sarah McLain learns her true ancestry after attending her best friend Margaret's wedding. Can the pack save Sarah from the darkness that threatens to overwhelm her? Or will the wolf inside drive her over the edge before they can show her being a supernatural being is a good thing?

Chris Michaels is in charge of training the new latent werewolves at the O'Hearn mountain inn, now known as Woodhaven. His focus is tested when he finds out the beautiful but sad redhead, Sarah McLain, is his trainee. The connection he feels to her is strong but not magickal, and his wolf claims it foolish to listen to his human instincts. Can Chris heal her broken heart in time, or will he lose the woman he knows is perfect for him.

TAKING NICOLE – #4

The last thing Nicole Demakis remembers was getting in the car with Sarah's kidnapper and driving away. Now she faces the cold hard truth. The kidnapper, an agent of the Council, is her mate. But he refuses to claim her, and the Council may take everything away before she even has a chance to convince him to trust her.

Aaron Katsaros was ordered to deliver Nicole to her grandparents, the Antipas royal wolves. It should've been an easy task. Clean. No hiccups. But this infuriating woman, this wolf, his mate…is one hiccup after another and she's arousing him to the point of pain. With his sister's life hanging in the balance, he refuses to allow his passion to cost him the only family he has left.

Can he find a way to save his mate, or will he be forced to watch another claim the woman he loves?

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