Friday, November 16, 2018

Stalk by Victoria Danann




Stalk


Book One


Victoria Danann

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: 7th House, Imprint of Andromeda LLC

Date of Publication:  October 19, 2018

Number of pages: 388
Word Count: 82,000

Cover Artist: Victoria Danann

Tagline: Every breath you take.

Book Description: 

The first coming of chaos. Twelve thousand years ago, members of a more advanced race crossed into our dimension when the barriers temporarily collapsed.

Trapped in our world, the aliens, who were also shifters, built structures that eventually caused the great flood and the sinking of Atlantis.

Some of the alien DNA survived in progeny that carried an untraceable shifter gene, dormant until awakened by mating with a full blooded werewolf.



Excerpt: 

Shortly after
the incident, the event came to be known as May Day simply because it occurred
on the first of May. The term would be forever after altered to represent the
pandemonium that followed the dimension overlap that left so many stranded. It
worked because it was a good choice because of disassociating the incident with
high emotion.
Some from other
places were left here. Some that belonged here had disappeared and, even though
every city had a centralized location where loved ones could post photos and
leave flowers or burning votives, everybody knew somebody who had lost someone.
And the world had been turned on end in the blink of an eye.
The conventional
wisdom about withholding news panic-inducing news from the public was bypassed.
Cover up was impossible in this case and overnight, everyone knew that we
experience reality alongside many others, invisible to us. Everyone also
learned conclusively that other species exist in those realities.
One of the
species that had been stranded in this dimension were canine shifters, werewolves
as they were sometimes called in fantasy. Being disinclined to panic, the
werewolves, each individually, used their cunning to quickly assess their
circumstances and determine what was required to survive. Utilizing their
innate talent for strategy, and seduction, they were able to identify missing
humans who were a reasonably close match to anthropoid bodies, were without
families and were, basically, antisocial. Being shrewd as well as cunning, they
made matches with candidates with financial assets.
New lives could
be built in a new world without money, but money could go a long way toward
building walls of privacy and providing the one thing they needed most, after
company, of course. That thing was territory. Freedom.
The government
made it almost too easy by publishing an open database of the missing and
requested that corrections be made if someone listed was present and accounted
for. Each shifter made his choice then notified the government that they were
not missing. They were sorry for the misunderstanding, but had been sailing in
the Caribbean or fishing in the Gulf or on an archeological expedition in the
Amazon.
By the time the
dust of the catastrophe began to settle, seven shifters had found each other
through a curious intersection of tech and primeval instinct. Each of the
seven, while dealing with his own personal disorientation and sense of loss,
quickly identified the Pacific Northwest as the most suitable habitat on the
North American continent. Millions of acres of national parks and wildlife
reserves was attractive. That, and the cooler temperatures, made the locale
almost ideal as shifter temperatures run a full three degrees warmer than
humans.
It took only a
few weeks to come across each other. Shifters in wolf form can cover great
distances. In so doing they came across the scent of others who were similar to
themselves if not identical, but definitely distinctive from wild wolves. And
each felt immeasurable relief to find others. For social animals, abject
solitude would be a sentence to hell.
That was one of
the reasons why Ken Sahabe was admitted to the pack without hesitation even
though he was not a canine, but a spotted hyena. The pack decided Ken’s social
and hunting needs were close enough and admitted him.


The hard wiring
of pack behavior hadn’t changed for millennia. However, the language used to
describe certain facts of pack life was altered for modern times so that it
seemed more politic. For example, rather than saying the alpha decided, which
was true, the thought would be expressed as ‘the pack decided’. In Ken’s case,
though the actual wolves didn’t have a real vote, they accepted him like one of
their own species.




About the Author:

Eight times #1 Amazon Paranormal Romance Bestseller

OVER ONE MILLION BOOKS SOLD

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Victoria Danann, has won the prestigious Reviewers’ Choice Award for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES the past four years in a row! Click follow to get notifications of new releases.

Knights of Black Swan – BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

A Summoner’s Tale – BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL (2013)

Moonlight – BEST VAMPIRE/SHIFTER NOVEL (2013)

Solomon’s Sieve – BEST VAMPIRE NOVEL (2014)

Falcon – BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL (2016)

In addition to the brave and beautiful vampire hunting knights, Victoria writes other paranormal romances that often touch on scifi/fantasy along with contemporary bikers for those who love it when the bad boys are soooooo good.

Victoria co-hosts the popular ROMANCE BETWEEN THE PAGES podcast which can be found on itunes or at www.romancecast.com. She and co-host, Riley J. Ford, interview the biggest names in romance every week. Ever wonder about the personalities behind your favorite books? Some of them just might surprise you with their interests, wit, lifestyles, and sense of humor.





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