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Friday, February 15, 2013

Katie Reus visits the Alpha Male Diner + giveaway

Welcome to the Alpha Male dinner! You get one warning: the dish is hot enough to burn your tongue. 

Jayce Kazan (Enforcer for the North American lupine shifters) 
Recipe created by Katie Reus 
Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter Book #3 )

Image credit: 123RF Stock Photo
· 2 ancient blades forged from titanium and blessed with fae magic that have killed innumerable guilty beings 
· 2 scars that criss-cross over his left eye: left there by someone he loves 
· 500 years of dangerous living 
· 2 cups of loyalty to those he cares about 
· 1 gray wolf who fights for dominance over his human half 
· 2 piercing gray eyes 
· 1 single weakness: Kat Saburova 

Combine to create one ancient, lethal enforcer whose entire world got f'ed up when his only weakness walked out on him. 
Careful: has a tight control on his inner wolf, but metes out justice to those who hurt the innocent. 

Taste Test

“If you have a need to find sexual release, you won’t search it out with any other male but me.” The words rumbled up from Jayce’s chest in a low growl that sounded more wolf than human.

The statement took Kat so off guard that she dropped her arms from their protective embrace around herself. “Excuse me?”

He leaned in closer until his entire body was a mere inch from hers and his mouth was next to her ear. His hot breath sent a tingle racing through her, searching out every nerve ending until she practically trembled with the need to feel that mouth all over her. “If you go to another male, I will kill him. That human tonight is lucky he’s alive.”

Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship. 

A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf. 

And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job… 

About the Author:
Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out. 

She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, Ellora’s Cave and NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and family.

Alpha Instinct

Book 1NAL/Signet Eclipse

Release date: February 7, 2012

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Lover’s Instinct: A Moon Shifter Novella

Book 1.5

NAL/Signet Eclipse
Release date: August 7, 2012 

Primal Possession
Book 2
NAL/Signet Eclipse
Release Date: September 4, 2012
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Mating Instinct

Book 3NAL/Signet Eclipse

Release Date: March 5, 2013
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Barnes & Noble (Nook) BAM / Book Depository /Indie Bound Books /Kobo Books (coming soon) /Penguin


  1. Scars can make a man more intriguing. You know this man has lived.
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  2. Yes! I think scars show character. I do like them on a hero.
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    1. I know! The author hasn't had a chance to find a picture that represents Jayce yet so I went with his wolf form. Still a good looking wolf ;)

  4. Scars definitely would not take away from the yumminess. =)

  5. I don't mind scars on the hero! It can make him a lot more interesting!

  6. That sure sounds like a dangerous hero!

  7. They don't necessary make them more sexy, but they certainly don't make them less sexy!

  8. Yes. Yes they do.

  9. It doesn't make them more sexy, but I do think sometimes it can make them more real. They loose a bit of the perfection that is attributed to the heroes in most books.

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  11. I've been wanting to read this series. I like a little imperfection in my characters. It makes them more realistic.

  12. Thanks so much for having me here today! I really need to find a picture that represents Jayce and all his sexiness :)

  13. Love a scared hero!! It makes him more human, more relatable.

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  15. I don't think they make them more or less sexy for me. Just easier to stop in a crowd.


  16. I LOVE this series!!! I think scars can be sexy, they give a dangerous vibe to some men. One the other hand, I have some scars though that I definitely do not think are sexy and would love to get rid of them. I was a big tom boy growing up so had stitches a couple of times, wrecked bikes, etc.

  17. I will have to say yes, scars make a hero, heroine more sexy. I think so because I have a 3 inch scar on the left side of my face from a surgery. I could have had it fixed with plastic surgery but I've had it since I was 5 so it's kinda mine now. lol sometimes it's a good conversation starter.

    Scars on heroes especially in books, make then vulnerable and sexy.

  18. scars are wonderful - survivors
    I have this series in my massive TBR pile
    looking forward to your world

  19. Scars do not bother me, in fact they speak of character and life. They can be sexy and of a story that needs to be told. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. I think a scar is sexy, look at Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood

  21. Definitely! It means that they have a dangerous past.

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  22. I don't think the scars, themselves, make heroes more or less sexy, but they can be indicative of a past that contributes to the hero's character.

  23. Scars themselves do not equal sexy; it's the edgy undertone of danger that is.

  24. Scars can be sexy since they show he's willing to fight, just not on the face.

  25. Umm yeah.... of course scars make the hero more sexy!

  26. Scars can give a dangerous vibe to a guy and boy can that be yummy.

  27. I think that sometimes they do. They are a visual of strength and survivor-ship and to me that is really it; of course with the caveat that the person is a complete package and he is not a complete jerk ;) Yea - I am a NO JERK ZONE!

  28. Do you need to ask? Wait, you did. Hell yeah! Let's just say my copy of Zsadist's book from J.R. Ward is very well used-- might have drool on it... ahem.

  29. Scars can really add character...sort of a medal or badge of honor, a sign of triumph and survival.

  30. Scars make a hero more interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.