Hey everyone! Christine Rains is back with 1302 - The Alpha, and I guarantee it will be every bit as brilliant as 1301 - The Marquis! Today, Christine talks about the romance in the story - take it away, Christine!
1302 – The Alpha guest post for Kyra
By Christine Rains
STEFANIE AND JAMES
Pack life was all Stefanie Porter had ever known. When her parents passed away and left her as the Alpha werewolf of the Nicolet Pack, she could deal with it. Young as she was, she was strong. Until Wyatt showed up with his loyal dogs. He challenged Stefanie for leadership and won. She wasn't strong enough after all. When a wolf loses a fight for leadership, they're exiled from the pack's territory, but Wyatt wanted her to submit to him and become his mate. No way. Stefanie ran, and the pack began its hunt.
Lone wolves are rare because packs hunt and kill them. Yet it's much easier to hide when you don't have a scent to track. James Roberts may not be powerful, but he's clever and has a fondness for graphic novels. He uses his supernatural powers to help victims of crime. A superhero perched on top of a building, sniffing out evil-doers. No, he doesn't wear a mask or cape. Really, those things would just get in the way.
James helps Stefanie get away from her former pack one night. He's intrigued by her, and she wants to know his secret of being able to hide his scent. If she could do that, Wyatt and the other wolves wouldn't be able to track her. Not that Stefanie wants James to get involved in Wyatt's deadly game, but she has to risk it or spend the rest of her life running. James might be a bit geeky, but there's something about him that she finds hard to resist. As Stefanie gets to know him, it's no longer about using him to learn a new trick. She needs to protect the man she cares about from those that will certainly rip him to shreds.
Stefanie and James are one of my favorite couples. I twisted the usual werewolf relationship and made her the Alpha. She's the dominant one. Fierce, strong, and protective. Obviously James quite likes it! I think I'm a little in love with him. Smart, compassionate, and a superhero wannabe. He's proof geeks can be sexy.
Title: 1302 – The Alpha
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: January 13th, 2013
One run in the woods wouldn't matter, or so thinks werewolf Stefanie Porter. Being cooped up in her apartment for months must have messed up her instincts, because her former pack almost catches her until a mysterious lone wolf jumps in to help Stefanie escape.
The cruel Alpha Wyatt not only stole her pack but refuses to give Stefanie her freedom. She can't hide in her apartment any longer or it will drive her crazy. She puts her trust in the lone wolf who can teach her some of his unusual urban survival tricks. James Roberts might be a bit geeky, but he's smart and looks hot when the argyle sweater comes off. His ridiculous ambition to become a superhero might be admirable if Wyatt couldn't rip him limb from limb.
With the pack scouring the city for her, Stefanie must convince James to teach her and control her own Alpha nature, or fight not only for her life, but his as well.
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has three novellas and sixteen short stories published.
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