Thursday, April 19, 2018

Heart of a Wolf by K.D. Friedrich

Heart of a Wolf
A Wicked Series

Book 2

K.D. Friedrich

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: 3/12/18

Number of pages: 333
Word Count: 92400

Tagline: He's bringing his mate home and he's not taking no for an answer.

Book Description:

It's a whole new world for the supernatural community. Their existence has been thrust into the spotlight and not everyone is thrilled.

Winter Leery has been away from home for ten years. Betrayed by her mate, she sought a new life on the east end of Long Island, New York far away from the pain and embarrassment of his rejection. A witch born with the gift to sooth a shifter's beast, she was recruited, trained, and inducted into the elite guard, sworn to protect the supernatural community and humans alike. A dangerous job she's kept hidden from her overprotective family for the last decade.

But, thanks to a crazed witch and his cruel vampire partner, her secret is out, her estranged mate is back, and her once under-active libido is suddenly raging like an inferno.

Tristan, alpha to his pack, has had his work cut out for him these last few years. With hate groups rising up all over the east coast, mating heat riding him hard, and his father hounding him to claim his mate, he's holding on by a thin thread. Unfortunately, his true mate left him ten years ago and he doubts she'll be back. He screwed up where Winter is concerned. For years, he's ignored his mating heat, refusing to force her return, but now, she's disappeared. With his protective instincts raging, he rushes to Long Island's east end to begin the hunt for the one woman he has never forgotten.

This time, he's bringing his mate home and he's not taking no for an answer.

Excerpt Heart of a Wolf

"This was not what I meant, when I
said I like it rough," Winter Leery muttered to herself.
Nope, in her sexy fantasies, the
bindings that tied her wrists were silk, not rope, and the room smelled of
roses, not dust and sweat.
Once again, she tugged at the restraints
tying her to the headboard of the minuscule rusty cot. For a group of no-good
thugs, they sure knew how to tie a knot. They certainly didn't learn the skill
in the Boy Scouts. She doubted morals and merit ran high on her captors’ list
of qualities. Based on the way they dodged her defensive moves, she pegged them
as military or mercenaries.
Winter's groan echoed against the
neutral-colored stone walls. Being stuck in the same position for so long gave
her an excruciating cramp in her thigh. In an attempt to ease the ache, she
shifted. The change in position offered her momentary relief before the spasm
"I need to get the hell out of
here." She gritted her teeth.
Winter wrinkled her nose at the
incessant mildew stench clogging her senses. She glanced around at her prison.
No windows lined the damp cinder block room. Her only light came from a
dangling bulb hovering above her. Rows of rotted wooden shelves clung to the
wall on one side. On the other, she found a pile of cardboard boxes. No words
or logos decorated the cartons to give her any hint of her location or who
might have taken her.
Not one to surrender, she tried to
summon her magic and like the dozens of times since they shoved her in this
cellar, she found her powers bound by an unseen barricade. Add on top of that,
her inability to reach the natural elements and she was as helpless as a human.
Winter shivered. If she had to guess,
she'd peg the temperatures in her jail around twenty degrees. Outside, she
heard the wind whistling through the trees. Maintaining her body heat had
become difficult.
Witches, like most supernatural
beings, had the ability to maintain their body temperature regardless of the
weather. Even under extreme conditions. But she was tired and drained. Staying
warm had snuffed out the little bit of strength she possessed. If she remained
in this freezing cellar much longer, she'd die from exposure. Not exactly a
fitting way to go for an elite guard.

Tears threatened to spill over her
lashes. "Suck it up, soldier," she mumbled to herself.

About the Author:

K. D. Friedrich is a writer of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. A lifelong New Yorker, an overprotective mother (her daughter's words), and an obsessed reader of everything romance. Most days, you can find her hard at work, creating intricate worlds and compelling characters, hot alpha heroes being her favorite. Her novel, Soul Tie Seduction, placed second in the 2013 Golden Palm contest for Paranormal Romance and was a finalist in the 2016 Golden Quill for Paranormal Romance.


Interview with K.D. Friedrich
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Most of my inspirations come from everyday life. Things I see or hear throughout the day. Even though most of my characters are supernatural beings, they deal with many of the same things regular people deal with like relationship issues, family disputes, and the trials and tribulations life throws at you.
How did you do research for your book?
The internet is a wonderful tool. My boyfriend always laughs at me because, I goggle everything. I also watch the science and history channels religiously. I'm fascinated by it.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
Yes, I work as a bursar manager for a local performing arts school.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I'd go to my dad's bedside when he was in the hospital and tell him I love him. Then I'd sit with him for a while and talk about everything and anything.

What is your next project?

I'm currently working on book 3 in the Wicked Series called Taste of a Tiger. It highlights Grayson and Jane, two characters you will meet in Heart of a Wolf. Also, I have a few other projects I dip into now and then when inspiration strikes.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

  2. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  3. Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

  4. I want to read this series so badly. (