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Blog Tour: Under A Mating Moon by Celia Breslin

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Under a Mating Moon

Under a Mating Moon, Black Hills Wolves, Book 27

by Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: September 18, 2015
ISBN: 9781613338940
ASIN: B0148W4RHW
Number of pages: 114
Word Count: 32,200
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Book Description:

British Alpha wolf Jake Marsden spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his current DJ tour takes him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos to visit family, and runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.

While visiting her brother in Los Lobos, free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago, make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to mate.

Lexi would love to explore the mate concept and her overwhelming attraction to virile, alpha Wolf Jake, but he wants nothing to do with her. How can she break down his defenses when she’s the reason he built them in the first place?

Jake dates only human women now. Lexi had her shot at being his mate, and she threw it away. But when her life is threatened, he may have to rethink his position and do whatever it takes to claim his one true mate.

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My review:

Anyone who reads my reviews knows I enjoy a great shifter story – so how come this is the 27th book in the series and I’ve not read any of them before? I seriously don’t know as I really did enjoy this one! Mind you, I’ve discovered more fantastic authors like Celia Breslin since starting reviewing and I’m more than happy to keep on doing so!

This story has well developed werewolf shifter characters, where meeting people who were last seen as teenagers has a very mixed reaction for a very good reason. As teenagers, Jake Marsden had acknowledged Lexi Luparell as his mate but she’d ridiculed him and pushed him into water in the process. Now she realises he was right, they are mates but he’s rejecting her! She’s not a wolf to back down and is determined to fight for their love but he’s only staying for a very limited time and the barriers he’s built around his heart are there to protect him from her rejection in the first place! A great second-chance romance, shifter style!

The interactions are great, especially when Lexi’s ex boyfriend turns up. A deliciously hot shifter romance that I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who enjoys an action packed paranormal/shifter romance.

Thanks to the author and Bewitching Tours for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Excerpt:

A billion butterflies battered Lexi’s stomach. She shifted her attention from Ross to the piano. Sure enough, the music had stopped, and Jake faced her from his seat on the bench. Man oh man, the heavy stare from those sky blue eyes sent shivers skittering down her spine. His gaze held the same intensity she remembered from him as a kid, as if he saw into the heart of people, exposing their deepest secrets. It had driven her crazy back then, and she’d spent much time teasing him, pulling his hair, trying to distract him from being so serious all of the damn time. They were teenagers—partying was supposed to be their sole focus.

With his ice-blue stare locked on her, Jake rose to his feet, all taut muscle and predatory power. His energy swept over her like a tsunami, forcing all of the moisture to abandon her mouth while parts much lower wept with want. Her inner Wolf howled, answering the call of this Alpha, the first Dominant male ever to make her sit up and take notice. Holy crap. Her muscles shook with the need to bound over to him, jump in his arms, wrap her legs around his torso and writhe against his hard, hot, tattooed body.

Jake said something to his uncle then stalked straight at her, cutting a path right through the middle of the tables and the many, too-curious patrons.

A whimper escaped her throat.

Surprise sparked in her brother’s brown eyes. “You’re kidding me. Him?” He burst out laughing. “Wow, sis, that’s some major, big-time irony right there.”

Darci’s expression conveyed her bewilderment. “Now what are you two talking about?”

Her annoying brother grinned. “See that angry Alpha headed our way? My sister here rejected him when they were teens and he’s apparently her—”

Lexi socked her brother in the ribs. “Shut it, Ross.”

“Ouch.” Ross rubbed his side and chuckled at her plight. The jerk. “Come on, Lexi, you have to admit the hilarity of the situation.”

No, she did not. Nor did she have to admit that J-Bird was right all those years ago. He was her mate. O to the M to the G…. They were mates.

Even so, he didn’t look happy to see her at all. In fact, he looked positively enraged. Shit, shit and triple shit. What a mess she’d made eight years ago. Well, she was woman enough to pull on her big-girl panties and fix it. She straightened her spine and lifted her chin in challenge, meeting Jake’s stormy stare. He halted before her.

I can do this. “Hey J-Bird. Nice to see you.” Lovely. Her voice sounded like she’d eaten the gravel from the lot in front of Gee’s bar. Embarrassment heated her cheeks.

One breath, two breaths, three…. J-Bird glared. Tension coiled between them in the silence. Lexi bit the inside of her cheek to avoid babbling at him. She’d said hello. It was his turn. Damn it, J-Bird, say something. He wasn’t making this easy.

“Alexina.”  His arctic tone dismissed her and slapped her in the face at the same time, leaving her disappointed and confused. No one called her by her full name. No one except her parents when she’d done something wrong as a kid. He might as well have said, “Screw you,” while slamming a door in her face.

His focus shifted to her brother. “Hello, Ross. Been a while.” His hand shot out to grasp her brother’s in a cordial shake.

“Good to see you, Jake. Join us for lunch? My treat. We can catch up on old times.”

“No, thank you. I’m done. Nice to see you again, Ross.” Jake nodded at Darci. “Miss.” He brushed past them and out the door.

“What. Just. Happened?” The, “I’m done,” he uttered in his delicious British accent seemed aimed more at her than at her brother’s offer. And the fact he hadn’t even looked at her before stalking out all sexy in his gloom and doom? Yeah, that hurt.

“I think you know, sis.” The amusement left her brother’s face and sympathy glimmered in his gaze. “Question is, what are you going to do about it?”

She’d never run from a fight in her life. She wouldn’t start now. “Grab a table. I’ll be back in a second. Or not.” She ignored her brother’s knowing grin and hurried out the door.

About the Author:Celia Breslin

Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series – The Tranquilli Bloodline – is available from Champagne Books.  Under A Mating Moon is her second werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s multi-author, shifter line: Black Hills Wolves.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

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5 comments on “Blog Tour: Under A Mating Moon by Celia Breslin

  1. Pingback: UNDER A MATING MOON: Bewitching Book Tour & #Giveaway | celiabreslin

  2. celiabreslin
    October 9, 2015

    Hi Elaine,

    Thank you for hosting my wolves on your blog today. And thank you for taking the time to read and review the story. Much appreciated! I’m happy to have introduced you to the Black Hills Wolves. It’s a multi-author, shared world series. Each book is unique to the author and a standalone read. Diamond Moon (#12), featuring Ross and Darci (supporting characters in Under A Mating Moon), was my first story for this shared world. I also have a third one in progress, starring Lexi and Ross’s older brother Evan. Shifters rock! 🙂

    Happy reading!
    Celia

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    • bicted
      October 9, 2015

      My pleasure and thanks for the information about the series .I’ve just been to amazon and bought Diamond Moon! When will your third one be released and what will it be called?

      Kind regards

      Elaine

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      • celiabreslin
        October 12, 2015

        The third book is titled Jasmine Moon. No release date yet. Sometime in 2016 would be my best guess at this point. 🙂

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      • celiabreslin
        October 12, 2015

        And also, thanks for checking out Diamond Moon. I hope you enjoy Ross and Darci’s story. They appear in Jasmine Moon, too. Happy reading!

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