Blog Challenge – Day 10 – A Mate’s Forgiving Touch


Releasing October 28th 2016


mate%27sforgivingtouch_1300x2000A wolf on the run

Tired of running from the past, Connor Burrows is working his way home to Los Lobos. He knows he needs to face his family and finally come to terms with the horrors of their shared past. When he stops in the small town of Franklin, the last thing he expects to find is a lone wolf who smells like perfection and takes no prisoners.

Trapped by the beast inside

Bailey Clarke is a freak of nature, her father has told her so since she was a little girl. Hiding the beast inside grows harder every day. When a handsome, charming, infuriating stranger rides into town, he threatens to destroy the carefully constructed walls she uses to protect herself, and everyone else around her.

A man on a mission

Connor is determined to claim Bailey as his mate. His dominant nature loves the challenge this sparky little wolf presents both in and out of bed. He won?t let anything stand between them ? not her father, and certainly not Bailey?s own fears and doubts.

Tamed by the wolf within

Bailey sees what her life could be, if she can only learn to trust for the first time in her life. Before she can accept Connor as her mate, she will have to repair the broken bond between herself and her wolf. Will her secrets destroy their chance at happiness?

A race against time

Newly mated, Connor and Bailey find themselves in a fight for their lives. Family ties will prove their deadliest threat and their greatest salvation.

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About the Author

Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there?s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.

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?What?s your story, little wolf? You smell so delicious, I?m half out of my mind for you, and yet there?s no trace of pack on you. No scent of any male on your skin either, which is good because I?d hate to have to kill someone for touching what is mine.? Such dark, violent words should have disgusted her, but they didn?t. They spoke to the animal instincts she?d battled against her whole life.


He used the word so casually, as though shifting from human to beast was perfectly natural. Nothing to be ashamed of, not the dirty secret she?d been raised to see it as. ?What are you?? She gasped, but, in her heart, she already knew.

He gripped her chin in a fierce hold, twisting her neck to the edge of pain so he could stare her in the eye. ?I am a wolf, the same as you. A member of the Tao pack. We reside deep in the Black Hills.? His eyes narrowed, the cool gray darkening to charcoal. ?You must recognize one of your own. My wolf knows yours, lover. Knows you are our mate.?

She wrenched her chin from his bruising hold, bracing her hands against the edge of her desk. She shoved hard until the huge antique piece scraped against the burnished wooden floor. The gap she created offered an escape route, and she leapt away from the decadent heat of his body. The scent, the feel of him scrambled her brains. She held out her hand to ward him off when he started to approach. ?Stay back, just stay back and let me think, goddammit!? His eyes fixed on her heaving chest as she panted, and she snapped her fingers angrily. ?Hey! My face is up here!?

A slow, lazy, grin curled his plump lips, drawing her attention to their softness. They were the only soft-looking thing about him. His big body looked carved of pure muscle, his thick arms and legs straining the seams of his clothing. He had a presence about him, too, a surety and confidence in the way he held himself. She found his arrogance equal parts annoying and delicious.


Guest Cover Reveal: Craving Cameo

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The daughter of the Sentinels pack and MC Alpha, Cameo Cruz moved across country to escape her pack?and the wolf she can never have. Making a new life, she embraced her freedom and went to school. One partying night with her best friend shatters her bubble of safety, and she?s forced to do the one thing she swore she never would?ask for help.

Quade Rainwater lives for his pack and the life the Sentinels Alpha gave him when he took him in. He?d do anything for them, even cut himself off from the she-wolf he?s loved for as long as he?s known her. When all hell breaks loose and someone puts a bounty on his girl, Quade will cross the country to protect her. Unfortunately for him, he?s the last person she wants to see.

All he has to do is keep her safe from the bounty hunters, the locals, and himself?.



?Why? Why are you here??

?Do you really think I want to be here?? he asked. ?Do you think I find it fun leaving my home to drive clear across the fucking country to find you? Huh? I don?t want to be here anymore than you want me here, but your fucking father?? He snarled and began to pace. ?He?s losing it where you?re concerned.?

?Well.? She gave a humorless chuckle, turning away from him. ?You can tell him I?m perfectly fine.? She wouldn?t give her father or him the benefit of seeing her fear. She?d take care of the other problem on her own.

?Little girl, don?t start.? He laid his hands on her shoulders, and she shrugged them off. ?Don?t you know you have a bounty on your head??

?What?? She whirled around and stared up at him.

?The other night when you called Hui, Xavier also found out about a bounty on your head.? Indifference seemed to coat his unreadable expression and words. ?There are more coming. They?ll be here by tonight. We need to leave. If I can get you to your dad??


?Cameo,? he snapped. ?This is not a fucking game.?

?You?re right. It?s not a game. I will not forfeit my life for some bounty. I?m staying.? She wouldn?t add he could stay and watch over her.

?Well, you?ve got two choices, sweetheart. Come with me or wait to be picked up by the guys who are out for your bounty.? He didn?t blink. He didn?t get angry, nothing.

?My answer is still no.? Crossing her arms, she arched a brow, daring him to say something to the contrary. She played with fire, knowing full well what might happen if she pushed him too far. Quade was not a wolf used to hearing the word no. His nostrils flared. His body tightened.

?Damn it, Cameo,? he growled, while taking a step toward her. ?Why are you being so damn obstinate??

She blew him off and pushed past him, crossing the room to her small fridge. ?I?m sorry if I seem obstinate to you, but this is my life we?re talking about.?

?Is this because I wouldn?t give you the time of day?? Typical wolf. Always thinking with their penis.

?Not hardly.?

?What in the hell do you want from me??

Want from him? She didn?t want anything from him. She hadn?t even wanted to see him again.

In two strides, he closed the distance between them and dipped his head. ?Is this what you want?? He nuzzled her neck and groaned. ?Tell me,? he demanded. ?Do you want me to drop to my knees and beg for forgiveness? To tell you I?ve wanted you since the moment you turned eighteen?? His lips were only inches from her ear. His warm breath brushed against the shell, causing her to shiver. ?You ran away from me.?

?Ran away from you? I left home so I could get an education and be someone better than a thug.? She grimaced inwardly when he flinched and withdrew from her. Quade wasn?t a thug, neither was her father.

?So, I?m a thug now?? He shook his head while clenching his fists at his sides. ?Are you saying when you were on pack lands you thought so low of me?of your father and our friends??

?Now you?re twisting my words.?

?Am I? Didn?t you say you left home so you didn?t become one, meaning we, the members of your pack, are thugs?? He cocked a brow, daring her to say something else stupid. Insert foot in mouth, dummy.

?Look, I didn?t storm into your home and pick a fight with you. So?so why don?t you leave?? Brilliant! Way to go you.

A dark sinful chuckle passed his lips as he pulled her to him, engulfing her in his embrace. ?You never did know when to shut up.?

His lips slammed down on hers in a brutal kiss. He tasted of danger and excitement. Of raw masculine power. Cameo?s wolf preened, desperate to rub all over him and submit to his dominance. He swiped his tongue across hers, and she became a puddle of goo. ?Would you like to know where my mark will go when I mate you??

Author Bio:

TL Reeve, a mulit-published author with Decadent Publishing, Cobblestone Press and Evernight Publishing, was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in the south, TL misses Los Angeles and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California to ride the waves at Huntington Beach. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book, or working on homework with a cute little pixie.




Signed on with Decadent Publishing

BW_Roar_ShiftedPlans_200x300Hey everyone….totally excited to say that I signed a contract with Decadent Publishing for the 2nd book in the Shifter U series. Book 2 is tentatively titled Changing Her Tune and will feature the resident band geek Tess Flanagan. Her hero, Austin Shaw, made a quick appearance in Shifted Plans as you may remember. He’s a jock who’s loving life as big man on campus. Too bad that all comes crashing down when he mistakes Tess’s roommate for his mate. I’m not sure when the book will?release but?as soon as I know, you’ll know.

On a side note: If you’ve read Shifted Plans please leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IMG_0002or where you bought the book. Reviews help whether they are good, bad or ugly. If you haven’t gotten the book I hope you’ll consider buying it. I know its considered New Adult, but I write my heroes and heroines slightly older. They’re actually around the same age as the shifter in my Tiger Nip series.



Decadent ROAR – Tempting Her Tiger

New Release:?Tempting Her Tiger
A Decadent ROAR

AUTHOR:?Virginia Cavanaugh


VC_Roar_TemptingHerTiger_300x450Attracting attention from the male species is a hard job, even more so when that male is shifter. So Stacia Carter has her work cut out for her. Problem is she?s been so sheltered all her life that she now has to learn to overcome her shyness as well. Add in the complication that the object of her desire is her big brother?s best friend and she has a lot stacked against her.

Jordan Bayne has mixed emotions when he runs into Stacia on campus. It?s nice to see someone from his pride, especially someone so close to his best friend Seth. But Stacia has always been petite and her family has always sheltered her. So when Seth asks Jordan to take care of his sister, Jordan finds it hard to be around her without noticing the woman she?s turned in to.

When a male from a rival pride sets his ambitions toward Stacia, it?s hard not to see red. Jordan tells himself he is only doing right by Seth?s sister to keep her away from the male, but the lust under the surface gets harder to resist. To his surprise Stacia doesn?t even want the other male, she wants him. When she turns on the charm it becomes increasingly harder to resist the pull he feels for her.

But there are things she doesn?t know about him?things that could change the way she looks at him. And for that reason he will keep his distance. After he has just one more kiss.

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