Hello, world! My name is Gemma K. Murray Luna McIntyre. I’m here substituting for my favorite author in the world, Gemma K. Murray. Gemma is extremely busy with year-end items as well as writing her little fingers to the bone, but I’m here to tell you anything you need to know.
A little bit about my darling friend, Gemma. She is married and the mama to 5 of the cutest canine kids ever. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she writes the world I reside in, Cedar River. The Cedar River series is only 2 books long so far, but Gemma has plenty of characters to write about when it comes to this shifter community. Heck, the U.P gives her enough for *stops to count* at least 3 more series.
Natural Born Enemies is the current release in the Cedar River series. This is the story of a puma shifter and a wolf shifter. This is my story. Okay, mine and Adam’s, but you get the point. I’m the wolf shifter who has been in love with my sexy puma since we were in high school. He used to be a bad boy who made me drool with simply a smile. Our families were determined to keep us apart. Adam joined the military and I pined for him, but I went to school and learned to make sweets. In fact, I opened my own sweet shop in Cedar River called Full Moon Sweets. When Adam came home from overseas, he was a mess, but I still loved him with all my heart. We reunited and began taking steps toward a new life together. Unfortunately, someone wants us to stay apart. Enough so that they are threatening us and everything we love. You’ll have to read the book to see if our love is strong enough to make it through.
Here’s an excerpt from Natural Born Enemies to whet your appetite:
I’ll never forget the first look I got of Adam. He wore his bad attitude like a well-worn pair of jeans. Gods, I wanted to be the woman to tame his wild side. The anger radiated off him in waves, but I knew in my heart that he was simply hurting.
Every year since I could remember, the pack and the pride would lay aside their differences and would help with the clearing of downed trees in the woods between the two lands. Roman Pierce recruited Adam to help. He was a young and able body. His lanky muscles bunched and relaxed with each piece of wood he tossed into the waiting trailers. My mouth still waters at that memory. Then, Adam got arrested. My dad warned me to stay away from Adam, but there was something about that young man. I started to make excuses to go into town with my girlfriends in hopes of catching his eye.
“He’s nothing but bad news, Luna,” my friend, Maria, said.
“If that’s what bad news looks like, you can deliver it to me every day,” was my reply.
Adam’s black hair was always in his eyes, but when those piercing green eyes turned my way, I felt my insides melt. A mere glance from the Pierce Pride bad boy sent my heart racing. I would watch him in the halls at school and on the football field. His speed made him the best receiver on the Cedar River Miners. I’d watch him on the side lines palling around with “Bodacious” Bowie Golden. Those two together were enough to make a girl’s panties drop with a simple smile.
Pretty awesome, right? It still makes my heart jump in my chest when I think back. So, I’ll sign off for now and thank you for stopping by to visit. Gemma will be here to answer questions a little later. Let us know what you think.
Gemma is offering to give away a copy of Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart AND a copy of Natural Born Enemies to one commenter. Both are e-copies, but she has them in all the appropriate formats.