Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#Giveaway Showcase The Big Alpha in Town Anthology by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter

I love catchy titles and anthologies and this book has them both, I'm happy to be showcasing The Big Alpha in Town an anthology by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter.  And St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway details below!
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ISBN-13: 9781250180490
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 5-15-2018
Length: 352pp
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Overview:
Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!

Bearing His Name
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.

Owned by the Lion
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.

No Need Fur Love
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …

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CHAPTER 1

“I need you to find a woman for me,” Ark said as he slid into the booth across from his cousin.
“Have you tried calling an escort agency?”
“Not that kind of a woman. A specific woman.”
“Then perhaps you should look into online dating.”
“I don’t think I’ll find her there because the woman I’m looking for is supposedly pregnant with my kid.”
That caused a bit of choking on Stavros’s part and smirking on Ark’s.
“What the fuck is wrong with you announcing shit like that while a man is eating.” Stavros set down his sandwich and took a swig of his iced tea. “How could you forget to cover your péos?” His cousin lapsed into some Greek slang. “What’s the first thing we taught you if you’re going to play with the ladies?”
And by “we” his cousin meant Ark’s well-meaning brothers, cousins, and uncles. They all had advice to give a teenage boy—some of it made sense, like Watch for skin before you zip. Other stuff was a little more obscure, such as Uncle Dimi’s Just don’t do it. Don’t do what was never exactly explained.
“I always cover it. But accidents happen.” None that Ark recalled having, but he certainly had to wonder, given the card he’d received. “I got this in the mail.” Ark slid over a sealed plastic bag to his cousin. As soon as he’d lifted himself off the floor and realized it contained no address or name, he’d preserved it.
The bag remained untouched as Stavros ignored it. Instead, he used both hands to bring the sandwich—a hefty beast layered with thin slices of roast beef, a thick slice of provolone, caramelized onions, a bit of salad dabbed with balsamic, a smear of mustard over a butter-toasted Panini bun—to his mouth. It looked delicious.
Want some. His mouth watered as Stavros took a bite and chewed slowly while holding half of the sandwich—which left another half.
So hungry. Ark grabbed it, avoiding the slap by his cousin as he made off with it like a bandit. He licked it and cast a sly eye at his cousin.
Stavros grimaced. “You didn’t have to do that. I was going to offer it to you. I want to save room for the pie.”
Ah yes, the famous sweet and salty honey pie that many a bear indulged in when in the neighborhood.
Drool. He debated ordering two pieces as he savored his bites of the sandwich. Some might wonder that he could think of food at a time like this. His bombshell still sat on the table. But he wasn’t too worried. First off, he didn’t quite believe the note, and second, his cousin would take care of it when he was ready. This was how Stavros worked. Slow and steady. Until he came after you. Then he struck with lightning speed.
I have the coolest family. Ark seriously did. Between his own brothers and his cousins, plus add in his uncles and his father, family gatherings often devolved into wrestling matches. Outside of course. No one dared start something in the house since the incident with his yiayia’s favorite vase. The glued and jagged pieces sat on the mantel, a reminder of the great wooden spoon incident of 1997.
They ate their sandwiches and demolished the fries before Stavros wiped his fingers on a napkin and said, “Now you may explain what is in the bag. And what you need me for.”
“I got a card in the mail.”
“The mail?” His cousin arched a brow.
“Yes, mail as in sent in an envelope with a stamp and an address.”
“Your address?”
“Yes, my fucking address. How else would I have gotten it?” Ark stabbed a finger at the baggie, pointing at his address, handwritten in block letters on the envelope.
“What’s the letter say?”
“It’s a card. Blue on the front and there’s a picture of a stork carrying a baby wrapped in a blanket in its beak. Inside the card…” Inside was the sucker punch.
Congrats, Asshole.
It’s a boy.
The woman you never called back
His cousin arched a disbelieving brow. “An anonymous card arrives in the mail and you believe it?”
A frown pulled at his brow. “Not entirely, but then again, why would she lie?”
“Why indeed says the poor little rich bear who drives a Lexus.”
“Because it’s a very well equipped vehicle.”
“So is a moderately priced Camry.”
“But it’s not as pretty.” Nothing wrong with a man stroking his car lovingly every time he parked it in the garage.
“Neither is your mug, but apparently women still manage to find it attractive, hence why you manage to get pussy. And now that pussy is claiming you left a present behind.”
Claiming because I’d say there’s a strong possibility I didn’t.” Because Ark was so very careful about these things.
“A DNA test will quickly determine the truth.”
“And if she’s not lying?”
“Then you do the right thing. Or I’ll shoot you.”
Better his cousin shoot him quickly before his mother stripped the hide from his body. “So here’s the problem. She didn’t leave a name or address.”
“I know.” His cousin turned the baggie over in his hands, checking out the postage marks on the envelope.
“What do you mean ‘you know’?”
“I know because you weren’t the only one to get a card.” His cousin reached into his coat and withdrew a handful of colored envelopes, tossing them onto the table. “Guess what’s in these?”
Ark noted the same block lettering on the outside, and he could just imagine the card on the inside. “How many?”
“Seven now that I know of.”
“Why us, though, and why that message?” Ark shook his head. “What was she think—”
“If it is a she. Could be a guy who sent this too. Chances are it’s someone who wants to see if any of the boys will crack and then they’ll hit with the blackmail.”
“You think it’s a hoax? If it is, then it’s not a very funny one.” His brow creased, and his bear grumbled, not happy at all. “I want to know who sent it.” Because for one heart-attack moment he’d truly wondered if he’d impregnated a girl. If that happened, and word got out, he’d find himself tackled to the ground—by his mother—and forced into a wedding—by his grandmother and her sisters—to a stranger with a baby.
Except, according to Stavros, there was probably no baby. And that, for some reason, made him mad—because babies are cute. Really cute so long as they belonged to other people.
“What should we do now? We can’t let them get away with this,” Ark said with a crack of his knuckles. “Bruises, broken bones, castration—”
“You do realize I’m an officer of the law—”
“Currently serving a suspension.”
“—and you’re talking about assault.”
“Aren’t we protected by some family law?”
“That only works if we’re married. Are you proposing? Do you want us to adopt the imaginary baby you and seven other cousins that we know of are having?”
“You are no fun since you joined the boys in blue.” And to think that as children, Stavros had led them in wondrous mischief. Now he arrested them for the same things he used to do. Since when was watering weeds in an alley against the law? Indecent exposure his hairy ass.
Hairy as a bear, not a man.
“I might be an upstanding citizen now”—the statement so incongruous that Ark couldn’t help but snicker—“but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any fun. And how many times has the family found having a cop in the family useful?”
“I haven’t. You haven’t cleared a single parking ticket yet.”
“But I did stop giving them to you in order to meet my quota.”
“Let’s get back to the card. What should we do next, Mr. By the Book?” Ark rolled his eyes. He also scratched himself. Obeying the law made him feel so dirty.
“We do nothing for the moment. Whoever sent this covered their tracks well. Mailed the cards via regular postal service in different states. No fingerprints. No address. No name. Nothing.”
“So we sit on our paws and wait for a lucky break?”
We could wait in a sunny patch with a bowl of berries to snack on. His bear had definite ideas.
“We need a trail to hunt. I’m figuring the culprit will contact some of you soon and try to take this scam to the next level.” Stavros tucked the baggie with his and the other cards inside his jacket. “The others were clean, but just in case, I’ll have Johnson run it for prints and see if we get anything.”
And if they did, then what?
Shake the hell out of the idiot who’d scared the honey out of him.
I need some golden remedy, stat!

Copyright © 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Copyright © 2018 by Eve Langlais
Copyright © 2018 by Milly Taiden
Copyright © 2018 by Kate Baxter

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Eve Langlais: Website - Facebook - Twitter
EVE LANGLAIS is a New York Times bestselling Canadian author who loves to write hot romance. She enjoys strong alpha male heroes, shifters, and a happily ever after. Eve's novellas include Legal Wolf's MateCatch a Tiger by the Tail, and The Alpha's Mate.

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Milly Taiden: Website = Facebook - Twitter
MILLY TAIDEN is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the renowned Paranormal Dating Agency (Kiss My Asteroid), the Sassy Mates books (Scent of a Mate), and the Federal Paranormal Unit novels (Wolf Protector).

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Kate Baxter: Website - Facebook - Twitter
KATE BAXTER is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare. She lives in the great northwest and writes about all things fanged, furry, and undead, including The Last True Vampire series (The Warrior Vampire).

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28 comments:

  1. This book has me very curu=ious and I am adding it to my list. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. *wave to everyone* Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  3. A fascinating and unique book which I would enjoy greatly. Very talented authors. Many thanks.

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  4. I like these type of anthologies as it allows me to try new authors and worlds. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the stellar giveaway :)

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  5. I almost bought this one the other day. It does sound good.

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  6. LOL, I love the name of that first one

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  7. Thanks for sharing the book. I hope you all love the furry goodness inside. Best of luck to everyone with the giveaway :D

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    1. Hi Eve (waving madly) thanks for stopping by
      I can't wait to read this plus shhh ps I just snagged the amazon freebie and got the audible for 1.99 Win Win!!!

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  8. Hi! Loved this book!

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  9. Just started this book about an hour ago, doesn't look like I will be sleeping tonight.
    You guys are the best.

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  10. Thanks for the chance! I love Eve Langlais series but haven't tried the others.

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    1. yes that's why I love anthologies you get to read your faves and maybe you'll love the others too!

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  11. It sure has a catchy title so I hope the winner/reader loves it.

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  12. Yes, please! Thanks for sharing it and for the chance to win a copy too!

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    1. I know she is Anna, which is why she's on my short list :)

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