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Friday, October 5, 2012

Excerpt + Indie Book Review: Moonlight by Katie Salidas


Excerpt:
     Someone knocked on the door, a soft almost tapping sound. It was my turn to growl, only this time it was out of frustration. I wasn’t ready to end our moment.
     “I’m busy.” Aiden shouted to the door.
     “Sorry, boss.” Diana said. “Micah is here and the rest of the council are meeting in the conference room.”
     “Bad timing,” I grumbled.
     “We’ll have to continue this later.” Aiden’s shoulders sagged.
     “Do you want me to join you in council?”
     “No. I need to give them the good news though. That should get them off my back. For now, you get that sexy ass into a shower and be ready for me to ravage you again later.” He stood and retrieved his boxers and pants.
     “Is that all I am to you?” I joked as I sat up on the desk. “Your little play thing.”
     “No, that’s just one of the perks.” He stole one last kiss and headed for the door. “I won’t be long. I promise.”
     “You better not.”
     He walked out, passed Diana and headed down the hallway. She stood in the doorway and once Aiden had walked out of sight turned to me and sneered. I sat proudly on top of Aiden’s desk, naked from the waist down, and crossed my legs.
     “You think you’re untouchable, don’t you?” Diana spat at me.
     “You’re treading a very thin line, lady.”
     “Tough words for a human. I could shred you right here.”
     “So do it. What are you waiting for? Oh, right… Aiden would have your head for that.”
     “Accidents happen.” An evil glint shone in her eye and a smile spread across her face.
     I wasn’t going to let her scare me. I glared back at her. “They do, don’t they? I’d feel terrible if my fist just accidentally found your face. Cut the crap. You don’t want me for an enemy.” As soon as I became Female Alpha, I planned to make her life hell.
     “Why, because your fucking the boss?” She rolled her eyes. “Oh yes, I heard. Half the pack heard you. You’re quite the little slut, aren’t you? Just walking into the boss’s office and screwing him as loud as you can for all to hear. Bet you feel like you’re something hot, don’t you?”
     I folded my arms in front of me.
     “Lemme tell you a little secret. No one wants a human mating with the Alpha. The council won’t allow it, and I won’t stand for it.”
     I smiled. “Well that’s just fine by me. I won’t remain a human for long.”
     She scoffed. “Not everyone survives the transition. There are ways to swing the odds either way.”
     “Are you threatening me?”
     “Why? Are you scared?” She sashayed toward me. Her smug expression sent my blood boiling.
     I gritted my teeth to stop me from saying anything else. I knew what she was doing, trying to get me to snap and she was dangerously close. I was no match for her yet, so I couldn’t challenge her to a fight, but once I transitioned, she would slowly and painfully eat every last word.
     “I’m going to tell you one last time.” Her voice went deadly quiet. “Leave Aiden and this pack… for your own safety.”
     I couldn’t help the shiver of fear that threatened to reveal itself. I turned away hoping to keep it hidden and give off the vibe that she was not worth my attention. “Get it through your head. Aiden and I are already mates,” I said with as much conviction as I could muster.
     “You’ll never be his true mate.”
     Something slammed hard into the back of my head. Before I could register the pain the world went dark and I felt myself freefalling into nothingness.

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Author: Katie Salidas
Format : ePub
Release Date : September 18, 2012

Pages: 98
Publisher : Rising Sun Books
Genre : Paranormal Romance/Erotic Romance/Urban Fantasy















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Synopsis from Katie Salidas

Good girls don’t wear fur, or fight over men, and they certainly don’t run around naked, howling at the moon.

But then, no-one ever called Fallon a good girl.

As a human unofficially mated to an Alpha werewolf, Fallon is being pressured to “become”...or be gone.

Her mate Aiden, the interim leader of the Olde Town Pack, is in a position that demands he either choose a wolf mate...or leave the pack forever. No matter how hot the sex with Fallon is, he can’t ignore centuries of tradition.

Become a wolf or not. If only the choice were that simple. Fallon’s options are further clouded by the overt presence of other females desperate to be the Alpha’s mate. And when these bitches get serious, it’s not just claws that come out. If Fallon wants to keep her man and take the title she’ll have to exert a little dominance of her own.

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      Oh Salidas never disappoints. It really says a lot about an author to make a book this exciting in less than 100 pages. I had a blast with this read. I love werewolves and this book is full of werewolves I will remember for a long time.

      This book is a companion novella to Salidas Immortalis series. In this novella, we follow Alyssa's human best friend, Fallon and Fallon's werewolf lover, Aiden. They are so in love and would do anything for each other. But Fallon has a problem. Aiden is the Alpha and Fallon must decide whether she wants to become a werewolf or not. Aiden's pack won't accept Fallon since she is human and they won't respect a human Alpha female. Fallon has to choose between becoming a wolf (and risking possible death), breaking up with Aiden or Aiden leaving the pack altogether. Aiden has discovered members of his pack are willing to kill him and/or Fallon to get what they want. Fallon has to make a decision and fast before a potential war is started...all because of her.

      I am a huge fan of Fallon and Aiden. They are amazing together and apart. I love that we got to follow Fallon. She felt very real to me. The way she reacts to certain situations is exactly how I would react. I love that even as a human, she has a backbone. I love her personality, she is saucy and funny. Her and Aiden play well off each other. They have wonderful chemistry and they are so sexy together. There scenes heat up the pages. Wow, those sex scenes were hot as hell. I love the villains in the book although I don't like that one of them is named Diana. Not cool Salidas, not cool! One character I definitely want more of is Aiden's brother, Brady. He was very mischievous and made me smile. I want more of him, he was a lot of fun.

      I am just head over heels for this series. Salidas is a great writer. Like I said before, if you are a fan of Jeaniene Frost, you will love Salidas' work. The characters are worth rooting for. The plot is well paced and well written. I love the fights scenes and the sneakiness. And I love how Fallon handles both of them. Sadalis packs so much in this novella. There is so much tension, betrayal, suspense and much more and it never feel overwhelming. It is intense, but not overwhelming. If you have never read a book by Salidas, you need to get on It right now. You don't know what you are missing.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
Dead Book Darling's The 2012 Short Story Challenge

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Katie Salidas Bio

 

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write. 

 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds right up my alley! I'm adding it to my want to buy list!

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