I am super excited to host Allie Ritch today! Squee!
I'm thrilled because I am right in the middle of reading book one of her Children of Nanook series, Mating Season, and I've been loving every middle of it. Not to mention the fact that Allie is a true class act and wonderful writer. She has given a lot of time to showcasing other authors on her blog, and I'm so happy to do my bit today to showcase her talents.
Please help me welcome Allie Ritch!
Thanks for having me here today, Rosanna. I’m very excited to announce the release of my hot shifter romance, In Season, from Liquid Silver Books. In Season is the second book in my Children of Nanook series. At the time I wrote the first book, Mating Season, I didn’t actually have a series in mind, but reader response has been so incredible and supportive I realized Gilby deserved his own story. So thank you to the readers out there for encouraging me to write In Season. I hope you enjoy Gilby’s romance.
Here’s a little bit about the books in the Children of Nanook series, and I’ve included an excerpt from In Season below.
Mating Season (Children of Nanook Book 1): Mating season on the arctic planet of Jensen is a time for eligible men to winter with a potential spouse. In the past, Koll’s big size and gruff disposition have scared off many available women. When Shila literally falls into his arms, he hopes maybe this year will be different.
Shila belongs to a race of shifters who are able to transform into enormous frost bears. She loves Koll’s large body and sexy growl, and she understands the benefit of having a strong protector. With two male shifters stalking her, she needs Koll to keep her safe. But can he defeat the competition?
In Season (Children of Nanook Book 2): All Gilby wants is to find a female who will spend the mating season with him. Yes, he’s short. And yes, he talks too much and doesn’t often watch what he says, but he has a lot to offer.
Rejected by her fellow shifters because she can’t change into a frost bear, Miksa travels to the clawless people’s village to look for a mate. With his sexy scent and good humor, could Gilby be the male for her? Can he help her unlock the magic that will let her shift?
Love comes in all different shapes and sizes, and sometimes it even has claws.
Excerpt from In Season (some explicit content):
She admired his tenacity. It was a good quality to have in such a harsh environment, and his confidence appealed to her. She leaned down to press her nose to the hair behind his ear. One soft strand tickled her cheek, while his body heat warmed her skin. She blocked out the stench of alcohol and the chaotic mix of other smells that surrounded them. Drawing in a deep breath, she inhaled his scent.
One whiff was all it took to make her pussy blossom and go damp. Her nipples tightened into sharp points, and the punch of lust hit her so hard she swayed under the impact. His scent was incredible! He smelled of the forest and mountains, of man and musk and rainbows bouncing off the snow. She breathed him in until her chest felt tight and still couldn’t get enough.
“You smell good.” Miksa had never encountered anything like his scent, nor had she ever heard her voice so husky. “Take me to your home. I wish to inspect it and your body before I accept.”
She saw the heat spread across his face and knew this was a bold, virile male. How could she have dismissed him, even for a moment? There was no thought of rejecting him now, not when his pupils dilated and his seductive scent grew rich with arousal. She wanted him.
“Come with me.” He took her hand and led her toward the door.
His callused palm was rough against her skin, and she could feel the strength in his fingers, though he was gentle with her.
The snow was still falling steadily outside, each flake highlighted by the cool glow of the full moon and distant stars. Gilby continued to talk to her as he guided her through the village, though she was only partially aware of what he said. She kept breathing deeply to catch more of his wonderful scent until she felt lightheaded and giddy.
He didn’t release her hand until they reached the front door of his house. Even from the outside, she could tell he hadn’t lied about the size. His home looked large and durable, and she was pleased to see the interior was spacious when she followed him inside. She didn’t like feeling caged, but this was a very nice den.
“I’ll stir the fire to get it warm in here,” he said. “Let me take your coat.”
Miksa shivered when he slipped the fur down her arms, but her reaction had nothing to do with the cold. He grazed her with his fingertips as he removed the garment, and his touch left a trail of fire in its wake. She was surprised steam didn’t rise from her pores.
He hung her coat on a peg near the door that appeared to be designed for the purpose. When he removed his own garment and placed it beside hers, she was pleased to see most of his bulk was muscle, not an illusion from the puffiness of the fur. The long sleeves of his shirt still covered him though.
Gilby walked to a fireplace in the adjoining room and bent to stir the flames. She’d never taken an interest in a male’s backside before, but there was something about the taut stretch of his pants over his firm bottom that made her want to sink her teeth into him. Sparks rose, and the flames sputtered and popped as they grew.
His voice was clear and masculine. “You’ve just seen the front entrance, of course. I use this as a common room for entertaining guests. The bedroom is behind me, if you’d like to see it and—”
A series of yips from the far side of the house interrupted him.
Gilby lifted his head. “Just a moment, Halle and Onnika! We have company!” He glanced her way. “My sled hounds. They always get excited when I first come home. Those canines are the most loyal friends a man could ever ask for, and they’ve been with me since they were newborn pups.”
“They’re both female?”
His slow smile made everything inside her coil tight. “I really like females…”
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