Hi guys, we have Mary Rundle stopping by today with the tour for her new release Ghost Walker, we have a short intro from Mary with an exclusive excerpt, a great excerpt and a fantastic $20 Amazon GC giveaway, so guys, check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~
The Blackwood Pack saga continues…
David spent most of his life as a prisoner, beaten countless times as he was taught by the Sisters of the Four Gods. After learning the truth about what they had planned for him, he escaped and eventually landed in Scotland where he was rescued by kind shifter who gave him a job and a bed. His feeling of safety ended abruptly when he was discovered by the ones he fled.
Zane, the Blackwood Pack’s genius computer programmer, joined his brothers and friends in Scotland on his very first vacation. It had been a long and hard road for him since parents and younger siblings were massacred, but his life was finally coming together Not expecting anything more than fun and sightseeing, he was stunned to find his Fated Mate there.
Before they can claim each other, they find themselves in a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, trying to elude brutal pursuers who want to capture David and kill Zane. As they fight to stay one step ahead of them, Zane sets out to win David’s heart and restore his confidence and also becomes his protector and lover.
Learning about each other’s abilities and gifts—and about the gods’ plans for David’s formidable new role in the shifter world—they form a unique bond with undying trust and a deep love that will bind them forever together as one.
Narrow escapes, kidnappings, battles, rescues and the revelation of unique gifts from the gods will keep you turning page after page as Mary Rundle weaves another thrilling tale of love and adventure.
This is part of an on-going series by Amazon Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle, and catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.
Mary Rundle & Exclusive Excerpt!
Hi Everyone! So glad to be here and today there’s an exclusive excerpt from Ghost Walker, Book 6 of the Blackwood Pack series. It’s about Zane and David who have to travel a very rocky path before they found their HEA but not to worry because the entire Blackwood Pack stepped in to help them. I hope you enjoy it!
A few hours into their hike, Zane spread out a blanket on some flat ground next to two large boulders and, beckoning to his mate, said, “After you, babe. Welcome to your first picnic.”
Sitting down with his legs crossed, David exclaimed, “This has been the best day of my life! Did you see the deer look at us when we came up over that last hill? I thought maybe I could pet one, but they ran away. At least I think they were deer because I’ve only read about them and never saw a real one.”
Sitting next to his mate, Zane said, “Where I live in California, there are deer roaming on our pack lands but they’re a different species from those we saw today.” Passing the canteen to his mate, Zane dug out the food and spread it out, before saying, “Help yourself, babe.”
Picking up some beef jerky, David bit off a piece and began to chew it, still preoccupied with the scenery. “I never knew Scotland was this amazing. Do you know who Brian is?”
“I know he’s a shifter but couldn’t figure out what kind. Shit, that didn’t bother me—I was more worried about pissing him off because we landed on his boat in the middle of the night.”
Giggling, David said, “Sorry about that. It was the only place I could think of. After I arrived in Scotland, I met Brian at the Wolf Pack Pub. I had just started and was deathly afraid of screwing up, so I was very nervous waiting on him. But he was so sweet to me, helping by telling me what I should do next—basically he taught me how to be a waiter that night.”
“You hadn’t ever done that before?”
“No. By the end of the night, I was so grateful for his help, I paid for his dessert. I would have paid for his whole dinner but didn’t have a lot of money saved—so all I could afford was his dish of ice cream.”
“That’s how you became friends?”
“Uh-huh. He gave me his card and told me to call him for a free boat ride. I wasn’t sure if I should, but later Morgan praised me for doing a good job that night and I told him how Brian helped me. He said that Brian was a good person. I finally worked up my nerve to call him about four months later, just before my day off, hoping he’d remember he made the offer and didn’t think I was trying to trick him to get something for nothing.”
“And did he?”
David nodded, grinning. “He did—came and picked me up. We spent the day out on Loch Ness and it was so much fun—swimming and fishing—stuff I never did before. I caught a big fish but threw it back because it was panicking when it couldn’t breathe.”
“Like this,” David said, spreading his hands about two feet apart.
“Wow! That was the first fish you ever caught?”
“Wait till Theo and Norman hear about this. They’re going to want to go fishing with you.”
“I’m not going fishing anymore.”
“I didn’t like seeing the fear in the fish’s eyes when I was holding it.”
Zane searched David’s face and saw sadness had crept back into his eyes. Mentally thumping himself for causing it, he seized upon the other thing his mate had done that day. “Did you enjoy your first time swimming?”
“Oh yes. Brian taught me how. I loved it! At first, I was sure I would sink to the bottom but he showed me how to float on my back, then on my stomach with my face in the water—he called it the dead man’s float, funny name—then he had me kicking my legs and soon I was swimming.”
“Maybe we can do that sometime.”
“Fantastic! Maybe we can go with Brian again.”
“Sounds good to me. Do you want anything more to eat?”
“No, I’m stuffed.”
“Okay,” Zane said, putting leftovers back in the pack. “We should head back, babe.”
“Oh, okay,” David said, disconsolately.
“Babe, not that I want to, believe me. But see those clouds over there?” Zane said, pointing over David’s shoulder.
Twisting around to see what his mate was pointing at, he said, “Yes, what about them?”
During dinner, Logan kept an eye on Zane and David, wondering what was so special about the newest member of the Blackwood Pack that Jackson would ask for a picture of him. He hadn’t told his brother about what happened when Zane and David shook hands, but he’d get to that when he called him later, back in the privacy of his hotel suite.
“David, are you coming back to the hotel with us tonight?” asked Theo.
Zane spoke up, “We haven’t decided what we’re doing, Theo.”
“Where are you from?” asked Norm, then adding quickly, “Not that it matters but I was just wondering.”
“No problem,” David said, “I’m from a region in Italy called Tuscany.”
“I know all about it,” Kieran said, “It was one of the areas my Shaman made me study. I always wanted to go there to see the Church of the Four Gods. From the pictures my Shaman showed me, it’s magnificent, but he told me I couldn’t really appreciate it unless I stood exactly in the center of it, looked up and turned around in a circle and then I’d understand why so many paranormals chose to follow that religion. Have you ever been there?”
Unsure if Kieran was trying to expose him, David felt the urge to vanish again and it was only Zane’s hand holding his that kept him there giving him a sense of calmness. “Yes, I have,” he answered, “but I never did that. What happens when you do the circle thing?”
Shrugging his shoulders, Kieran said, “I don’t know. My Shaman never told me that, only that I would find understanding, but that doesn’t matter to me, I just want to see the architecture…Oh macushla, did you ever go there?”
“No, but I agree with you—it’s a stunning piece of workmanship,” answered Logan, “and it’s one of the finest examples of Ancient High Gothic Celestial architecture left on earth.”
“It’s a church for paranormals? I never heard of it. Can humans go there too?” asked Theo.
“Only if they’re mated to a paranormal,” Kieran said.
“You mean a shifter can have a human for a mate? Pooh bear, did you know that?” Theo asked.
“No, I don’t remember learning that in school,” Norman answered.
“My Shaman,” continued Kieran, “told me it was more common a long time ago, but after humans started to hunt shifters—and when shifters began to go underground, so to speak—the gods decreed it should stop. They also forbade any shifter from disclosing the existence of another.”
Dakota then joined in. “Slate told me the original owners of this pub were a wolf shifter and a human and that’s what saved it when the war against the Scottish wolf shifters occurred.”
“Very true,” Ian’s mother, Lili, joined in. “Your parents would bring you here, Ian, whenever they had to visit Edinburgh. Do you remember?”
“So that’s why I had a déjà vu moment downstairs,” Ian chuckled. “I was chalking it up to my pregnancy hormones.”
Smiling, Lili’s husband, Samuel, said, “Remember dear, we would come here every year for our anniversary.”
Lili ducked her head, giggling, as she remembered what they did afterwards, and said, “Of course I do…and I also recall how beautiful the nights were.”
Seeing Ian blush at his mother’s comment, Colton smirked at the thought his mate wasn’t comfortable about his parents reminiscing about their sex life, so he steered the conversation back to the original topic. “If I understand you, Kieran, the Church of the Four Gods is also a religion?” asked Colton.
“Uh-huh. My Shaman told me about it but I wasn’t too impressed at the time because my belief in our gods and the Fates was very strong, but seeing the Church of the Four Gods was always something I wanted to do. Hey, macushla, I have a great idea!”
“Oh, no, here we go again!” groaned Theo.
“What do you mean?” Zane asked.
“Anytime, Ki says he has a great idea, beware,” answered Norman.
“P-u-u-leeze, that is so not true,” Kieran said. “I was thinking Logan and I could stop there on our way to Mykonos.”
“Why are you going to Greece?” asked David.
“Oh. My. God. David, you and Zane must come with us since you are newly mated also.”
“What about Slate and me?” asked Dakota. “We’re newly mated too.”
“Absolutely!” cried Kieran. “The more the merrier I’ve always said.”
“Ki, why Greece?” Zane asked.
“It has the very best gay parties with lots of music and dancing, and fabulous theme parties where we can make our own costumes. And then, there are also pool parties with lots and lots of hot sexy men that are about 99% naked.”
“What are they wearing if they are 99% naked?” asked Theo.
“Speedos!” exclaimed Kieran. “Teeny, tiny swim suits that highlight everyone’s assets, if you crotch my drift!” he said, giggling at his play on words.
Theo’s eyes widened then, turning to Norman, he said, “Pooh bear, I want to go there too. Can we, please?”
Norman smirked, he knew exactly why his honeybunch wanted to go. “Sure, if Ki agrees.”
“Oui!” Kieran answered, clapping at the thought of the fun everyone would have.
“Babe, before you buy tickets, I’ll have to check in with Jackson about the work he wants done,” Logan said.
“Oh, I know, macushla,” Kieran said, “I’m just making plans.”
Groaning, Logan murmured, “That’s what concerns me.” Then he lifted his mate onto his lap, nuzzling Kieran’s neck and giving him soft kisses and gentle nips until he got to the mating scar, which he licked.
“Macushla!” Kieran exclaimed, shivering in excitement. “Oh, my gods, that’s what rim…”
Watching Logan place his hand over Kieran’s mouth confused David because, as far as he could tell, Kieran wasn’t doing anything other than talking. Bile rose in him—the sight of physical restraint brought back bad memories of his time with the High Priestess. If the Alpha allows this, I don’t want to be in the Blackwood Pack. Calling forth his ability again, David disappeared, taking Zane with him.
Blackwood Pack series!
There is a new MC couple in each book, and in later books some references to previous couples are included
I never went to school to learn writing nor attended a writing workshop, but it didn’t stop me from entering a writing contest and from that came my first book, Dire Warning. Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates– stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.
My stories come to me as if they were being channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy details. I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box. Although my writing is sometimes raw—that’s the way I like to tell my stories—readers love it and are clamoring for more. I currently live in the Northeast and love the beautiful change of seasons, my husband, and our quirky calico cat, though not necessarily in that order.