Today I am so pleased to welcome Shelley Grayson to Joyfully Jay. Shelley has come to share an exclusive excerpt from her latest release, Shift (Wolves of Hunter’s Rock #1). I reviewed this the other day and LOVED it. She has also brought along a tour wide giveaway. Please join me in giving Shelley a big welcome!
A soft voice said, “Chris?”
He turned, and the backpack he’d carried on one shoulder slid off with a thump. The man from the parking lot stood at the bottom of the three steps, close enough to touch. How had he gotten there without Chris hearing him? How had he gotten that close?
Chris’ mouth dropped open as he took in the dark hair that shone despite the fading light. The man’s intense eyes made Chris’ blood heat up, and the stubble accenting his face tempted Chris to reach out, trace the sharp angle of his jaw. Chris’ gaze went where his fingers couldn’t, down the man’s corded neck to the strong shoulders, the chest. He guessed the guy was over six feet tall, and his black leather jacket didn’t hide the strength beneath that Chris wanted to press his palms against.
This guy was perfect.
He swallowed and cleared his throat. “You—”
Chris grunted as the guy grabbed his upper arms, then pushed him backward until he came up against the house, next to the front door. It wasn’t violent, it didn’t hurt, but it was fast and unexpected.
And then the man pressed his face against Chris’ neck, under his ear, and inhaled.
Chris’ body molded to the hard form pinning him against the house, their bodies fitting together. He couldn’t get his wits about him to speak or move or shout for help, dumbass?
Chris was frozen, and as the man pressed harder against him and took another deep breath, a shudder went through him. The scent of leather was the next thing Chris noticed, then the warm skin against his. He smelled musky in the best possible way—male and earthy and fresh.
The man lifted his face long enough to grind out, “How? Who are you?” before inhaling at the other side of Chris’ neck.
He squeezed the man’s upper arms, a part of his brain telling him to push and get away while another, louder part urged Chris to pull him closer. He imagined lifting his legs and wrapping them around the man’s hips.
What the hell is wrong with me?
Someone’s killing werewolves.
Lukas Vance finds a list of towns, and in each one he discovers a murdered 19-year-old who smells almost like pack even though he knows they can’t be related to him. He reaches the next town on the list before the killer, determined to get the intended victim out of this situation alive. When he catches the familiar pack scent and sees the guy it belongs to, Lukas wants to do so much more than protect him.
Chris Keenan doesn’t know why gorgeous, broody Lukas thinks he’s in danger. Lukas says he wants to keep him safe, and when Chris freaks out Lukas is the only one able to calm him down. Chris has been feeling off for a while, and whatever’s causing that seems to be related to the list of towns and the murderer who’s made him a target. Instead of going to the police, Chris puts his trust in Lukas. But even with Lukas protecting him, figuring out what’s wrong with him may be the last thing Chris ever does.
Shift is a 98,000-word novel for people who want some gay shifter romance inside their urban fantasy, ensemble cast adventure.
Shelley Grayson grew up on a riverbank in a microscopic town, and now lives in a slightly bigger town with a rescue cat she didn’t really want and now can’t imagine life without. When she’s not writing, she’s wishing her daughter’s college wasn’t so far away. If she’s not wearing her glasses, she probably won’t recognize you, even if you plop down in her lap. And then you’d be blocking the TV, where she’s probably watching old episodes of MST3K and Star Trek.
She loves gay romance, adores werewolves and other paranormal creatures, and doesn’t want to bother if there’s not a happy ending.
Shelley also writes contemporary gay romance as S.K. Grayson.
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