Watching Out For Fangs, by Lisa Oliver
Series: Cloverleah Pack, Book 7
Publisher: Oliver Group Publications (October 17, 2015)
Page Count: 270 pages
Genre: Gay (M/M) Romance/Erotica; Paranormal
Today I’m excited to be hosting the blog tour for Lisa Oliver’s Watching Out for Fangs, the seventh book in her “Cloverleah” series! This is a sexy shifter romance, great for anyone who loves werewolves, vampires, and lots of heat under the covers!
And Lisa has let loose one of her characters today, so we can get a better glimpse inside his head! Keep reading for an excerpt from the novel, my interview with Josh, the werewolf protagonist of Watching Out for Fangs, and your chance to win an print copy of the book for your very own!
Josh moved from the huge San Antonio pack to join the men at Cloverleah looking for a bit more adventure, and the chance to meet his mate. He’s quick to adapt to the much smaller pack, and even his status as one of the few beta wolves in a group full of Alphas. A chance visit from the Atlanta coven has him meeting the man he was waiting for. It was just a damn shame he was unconscious at the time.
Vadim D’Arcy should be the Regent of the Atlanta coven, but he gave up his position years before when a personal tragedy had him hiding away in his huge mansion. Forced into a situation where he had to escort a cursed vampire to Cloverleah, he realizes pretty quickly that Josh is his true match. The only problem is, he doesn’t want one.
However threats on the pack, and two interfering Fae soon nudge the two men back together. Fighting other wolves, and even vampires is becoming commonplace for the Cloverleah pack. But a dark magic user just might have the last laugh. Can Vadim fight his personal demons long enough to keep his mate safe, and will Josh be there for him when he does? Or will a combined attack from the coven and the pack in Atlanta bring the entire Cloverleah pack to its knees?
Warnings: This is an m/m erotic romance featuring a sweet but staunch beta wolf, an old as sin vampire and all your other favorites from Cloverleah. HEA and no cliff hangers guaranteed.
“Everett was known as your favorite, yet you have set him free, compelled him to leave you and never return. You have met your true match, my son.” Not a question, but a statement of fact. Vadim opened his eyes, knowing he could never lie directly to his mother. He nodded instead, as his brain once again focused on Josh. What would the young wolf be feeling, knowing that Vadim had bonded with him without permission and then rejected him as a mate? Maybe some of the pain he was feeling was coming from his mate, even if they were separated by miles. That idea didn’t make him feel any better.
“The wolf you healed?” This time his persistent mother was asking a question so Vadim nodded again.
“And you didn’t think to stay and protect him?”
Letting out a deep breath in an effort to calm himself, Vadim said slowly, “I came here to protect him, from this coven and the Atlanta pack.”
“That didn’t work out too well for you now, did it?” Eloise had a small smile on her face as though a lot happier now she knew the reason behind the loss of Vadim’s fabled control. “What are you going to do?”
Vadim would have shrugged but that was a little hard to do with his arms strung up, so he was forced to speak instead. “Wait out my punishment. If I am released in time I will go home and sort out my affairs. Either way I anticipate it will all be over for me in six weeks as I haven’t fed for a while.”
In a strong flowing movement Eloise stood up, gliding over to where Vadim was chained, her gown settling around her feet in a soft mist. The finery of the pale blue looked incongruous against the dirty concrete floor.
“You would die rather than accept your true match? Why would you do such a cruel thing to your wolf? Is he that disfigured from the attack on him that you cannot look past it?” Vadim realized his mother was not only shocked, she was hurt as well, and damn it all, Vadim didn’t like it when the lovely woman was upset. So he answered as honestly as he knew how.
“Josh is beautiful, mother,” Vadim assured her softly, remembering all too well the lovely features of his mate’s face. They would be scorched in his brain until he took his last breath. “He is a loyal fighter, a beta wolf, with tanned skin and light hair that glows like a halo in the sun. There is nothing wrong with him at all.”
“Then why?” Easily asked, harder to answer.
“Because I made a promise, mother, surely you can understand.” Vadim’s voice hardened. “My true match, my mate, he’s a wolf and he deserves to be loved with an open heart. To be held and cared for, to be protected and cherished in the way of a wolf, not bonded forever to a vampire with no heart.”
Today I’m sitting down with Josh, the protagonist of Watching Out for Fangs! Josh is a mid-twenties beta wolf, and part of the Cloverleah Pack.
Thanks for joining us today, Josh!
To start, what is your biggest fear?
I’m a beta wolf – we’re raised to fight for our pack and to keep people safe. In that regard I don’t fear anything. But now I’ve met Vadim, I worry I won’t be enough to keep him safe. He’s a pretty important person. But don’t tell him I said that because he thinks he should be protecting me.
What is your most prized possession?
My Harley Softail – it’s a new one, only came out this year. It’s black and chrome and can make your balls shiver every time you start the engine.
What do you enjoy doing on your day off?
In bed or out of bed, because I have to tell you my favorite thing is curling up with my mate and seeing what develops. But, if we are outside then I love to hunt my mate in the forest land. The sneaky vampire can jump up trees better than a freaking cat, which makes tracking a little difficult. But when I catch him a whole new range of fun activities come into play.
Your best childhood memory?
Me and my Dad, I reckon. He’s been dead a long time now, but I remember when I was a kid he always made time for me. He taught me to ride my first motorbike when I was ten. He would talk to me, you know. Never treated me like a kid. I miss him.
Where do you hope to be in five years?
I will be where I am now – living with my pack, loving my mate, and who knows, maybe we will be looking at sorting out some little Vadim’s to run with the pack.
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About the Author:
Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers. You can friend her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/lisaoliverauthor), catch up on what’s happening at her blog (http://www.supernaturalsmut.com) or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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