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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Warm Welcome to Christy Gissendaner!


Unmasking the Wolf
Christy Gissendaner

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Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Taliesin Publishing
Word Count: 43,898

Book Description:
Gina Moretti is determined to escape her rural home of Clinton, Indiana, a place where wolves have met, married, and mated for generations. As the only daughter of the alpha, she’s lived her entire life under her father’s rule. No way is she ready to find a mate until she’s experienced more of the world. Against her family’s wishes, she goes to Boston where her scientist cousin, Dominic, has offered to give her a place to stay. She stumbles, quite literally, into her cousin’s gorgeous boss.

 
Lucas Mason, a Southern boy turned self-made millionaire, rose above his poverty stricken childhood and now enjoys a life of luxury in Boston. To honor his murdered sister, he hires her lab partner to continue their research. His employee, Dominic Moretti, is on the brink of creating a method to combat the scent of a wolf when his country cousin breezes in. Luke knows in an instant that Gina is his mate. The only problem is…she doesn’t even realize he’s a wolf. 

As Luke and Dominic get closer to medical trials, an unknown enemy becomes determined to stop them…at any cost. Can Luke discover his foe in time to protect his research…and his mate? And what will happen when Gina finds out he’s not quite as human as he’s led her to believe?   

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My Review:

Gina is the alpha’s daughter. After finishing college and working for a couple of years, she hits her 24th birthday, which is when her father is supposed to start hunting for her mate. Gina’s not interested. She wants to see some of the world before she settles down and she’s heartily tired of Clinton, the small, agricultural community she hails from. After standing up to her father, she heads for Boston where a cousin of hers works for a medical research firm.
Almost the minute she hits town, she runs into Luke, her cousin’s boss and a self-made millionaire. Luke knows she’s his mate, but he’s been experimenting with one of the drugs his company has in development and it masks his smell. Gina doesn’t even know he’s a wolf.


This novella length story has several interesting twists and turns. One of my favorites was a differentiation between shift-at-will weres and lunar wolves that can only shift during the full moon. The story pulls you along and the chemistry between Gina and Luke is strong. The drug-in-development plot showcases Gissendaner’s college degree in biology. Definitely an enjoyable read.
Short Excerpt

        “Ahhh,” she cried out as she tumbled toward the floor. A pair of strong arms clamped around her and jerked her back to her feet. Embarrassed beyond belief, her cheeks flamed with the knowledge she’d just made a fool of herself. In front of Dominic’s boss, no less. It didn’t take a brain scientist to realize the handsome, make that extremely handsome, man before her was Luke Mason.

        He was sex-on-a-platter hot. Chiseled cheekbones, firm jaw, unbelievably straight nose, and a teensy weensy dimple in the center of his chin. This man was a living, breathing Greek god.

        “Are you okay?” Piercing green eyes locked with hers as Luke’s grip on her arms slowly loosened.

        Gina felt a jolt in the pit of her stomach. Despite Dominic’s warning to blend in, she sniffed the air. She had to. Something about this man called to her animal nature. But there was nothing. Not a trace of the wolf scent. Despite his unbelievable height and incredible physique, only the scent of sandalwood and spice came to her. Disappointment swamped her. He was human.

        Luke continued to watch her. Gina knew he waited for her to speak, but her tongue refused to budge. She’d known he would be good-looking, but the newspaper article hadn’t done him full justice. Instead of a suit, he wore casual jeans and a dark blazer. He had the sort of hair that would curl in the rain. She didn’t know how she knew it. She just did. The golden-brown waves were delightfully rumpled in the middle of his head, as if he’d just risen from bed.

        Gina gave a tiny moan at the thought of him rising naked from the sheets. He would be gloriously golden, with a tight belly and even tighter buttocks. Physical need rocked her to the core. What was up with lusting after a human? Was it merely the fact he was every woman’s wet dream, or something more?

        His sensual lips curved into a sexy smile as he scrubbed a hand over his belly. “Hell of sharp elbow you have there.”

        “Oh God, I’m so sorry.” Gina wanted to sink through the floor. Why was she always such a klutz?

        “Don’t worry about it.” He drawled in a soft, slow tone.

        She’d read he was originally from Jackson, Mississippi. The Southern accent was unbelievably sexy, but not nearly as sexy as the man himself. His face was a mixture of Hollywood leading man and mixed martial arts fighter. He was gorgeous, yet hard. She could easily visualize him serenading a woman one moment, and then fighting to protect her next.

 
About the Author:
Christy Gissendaner is a romantic comedy author and believes that laughter and love should go hand in hand.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband and three sons. She’s always hard at work on her next novel, but in her spare time she loves blackjack, karaoke, and anything resembling a vacation!

To find out more, please visit http://christygissendaner.webs.com



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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me, Ann, and I'm so glad you enjoyed Unmasking the Wolf! Always a pleasure to visit you.

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  2. So glad you included me in your blog tour. You're always welcome here.

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  3. I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds really good. I have added it to my TBR list.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, JW. Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Your book sounds like one I would like to read. I read anything that has wolves in it or in the title. They are one of my favorite animals.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I enjoy reading wolves too, Jackie. This is the first I've written them though.

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