Title: Breaking the Ice
Series: Ariel Estates
Flame rating: Scorching
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
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There are 10 (ten) stops for this Scavenger Hunt. Each stop contains a letter button. The letters are scattered randomly to the hosts. You will need to collect all 10, unscramble them, and then enter the decoded message in the Rafflecopter for the ‘extra entries’. All 10 letters form a message that is the answer to the following question. Good luck!
Question: What is it that Mikah Malloy desires, but within his soul, believes he doesn’t deserve?
Bio: Jessica Lee is an EPIC eBook Award winner and international bestselling author of paranormal romance. She lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. In her former life, Jessica was a science geek and spent over twenty-five years as a nurse. But after the birth of her son, she left her medical career behind. During that transition, she discovered her passion for writing romance and has never looked back. Jessica Lee is currently published by three houses:
Entangled Publishing, Resplendence Publishing, and Ellora's Cave. In addition, she has several self-published titles available. Jessica is a member of Romance Writers of America and Carolina Romance Writers.
Being the last male standing isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Mikah Malloy is living proof. His mother and father were both killed during their individual attempts to assassinate the pride leader of Ariel Estates, Silas Murdoch. Now after the dust has settled on his bloodstained family’s name, Mikah must face life alone among his fellow lion shifters. But Silas and his mate, Theo, have decided a vacation in Alaska is just what the doctor ordered to help Mikah come to terms with his grief and his plans for the future. The only snag with their plan is trouble always has a way of finding Mikah, no matter where he runs.
Gideon Haven, eldest son of the Haven pack's alpha, would give his soul for a way off the ice. But when a hunter is out to eradicate his pack one by one, skinning them alive for their wolf pelts, Gideon can’t just walk away.
The predators have now become the prey, but they're determined to hunt down the poacher out to slaughter Theo and Gideon's pack. As for Mikah, he’s more than ready for the job. Putting one's life on the line isn’t a hardship when you don’t care whether you live or die. The heat between Gideon and Mikah becomes nearly impossible to resist, yet Mikah is determined the tenacious wolf isn’t about to get close enough to break the ice around his heart.
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Closing his eyes, Mikah reached inside his mind, seeking the image of his lion. Gooseflesh was replaced by a static charge, covering him from head to toe and lifting every hair on his body in its wake. Then he was weightless. Falling, falling, falling. His hands hit the earth, except where his palms had been, thick pads struck the hard ground instead. Lifting his eyelids, Mikah studied his paws and the thick brown fur erupting from his pores. His heart pounded in his chest, a roar inside his head. He dug his claws into the soft ground and lifted his muzzle. Large puffs of steam escaped his nostrils, and as it cleared, Gideon’s form appeared.
The wolf approached, his gait slow as he prowled and assessed. Mikah stood firm, allowing the beast to fill his senses with the sight and scent of his new form. Gideon brushed against him, a low growl resonating from his chest. Tension, laced with excitement, thickened the air. Unable to hold his place any longer, Mikah whirled on him. Gideon dropped low on his front legs, fangs bared.
Fuck. The canine wanted to taunt the king of the jungle. Gideon had balls. Mikah would give him that. And that badass stance had Mikah itching to see how much more there was to the shifter. Oh yeah. The idea of sprawling himself out in human form on top of the male, discovering every inch of him with his tongue had the mercury on his internal thermostat boiling.
Mikah wanted him. And the dawning realization of just how much rocked Mikah to the core. He’d been approached by males in the past, and he’d always been able to resist the temptation to give in to his depraved cravings. But this was different.
Gideon was different.
The wolf shifter made Mikah want to tear off the shackles of desires better left chained inside the dark places of his mind.
Dates: 1/27 thru 2/10/2014