Independent, strong Mayla Weaton thinks Romeo and Juliet had it easy. At least they never had to deal with men changing into animals. Soon after finding out that shifters really exist, she realizes she’s in love with three werebears. She manages to accept their furry counterparts, but how can she keep her father from skinning her lovers and hanging their hides on the wall?
Werebears Jadon, Curt, and Josh Barberson find their mate at the barrel end of a loaded rifle. Their choices? Either give her up or attack her father to keep her with them. Their inner Grizzlies are all for making her father turn tail and run, but either choice means they could lose Mayla.
Then when the werewolves of Forever, Texas stick their muzzles into the mix, things really get hairy. Can’t a bear take a mate without everyone trying to tear them apart?
Her Bear Lovers (Werebears of Shatland, Texas 1) is the first book in a new spin-off series to my popular Werewolves of Forever, Texas series.
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Mayla Weaton is hunting with her father and brother when she gets a pebble in her boot and has to stop to get it out. Just as she’s finished, she realizes someone—or something—is near.
All at once, she straightened up. A tickle of unease zipped up her spine as though something was about to happen.
She didn’t believe in a sixth sense, but she did believe in instincts. And her gut told her she wasn’t wrong. But what was it?
In the next instant, she knew something very large was heading her way at a dead run. The flash of silver-tipped brown she caught out of the side of her eye came and went, transforming into tanned skin right before she turned her head to see what it was.
The impact was rough, ramming into her like a defensive end for a pro football team. Her gun went flying and her feet lost their purchase with the ground. The world spun around her, then all at once, she was on her back, her breath knocked out of her.
The bang of her gun came next, but she barely heard it. Instead, she blinked once, then twice, trying to get her blurred vision to clear.
Hell and damnation! What happened?
When her sight finally came back to normal, she stared up at the man who lay on top of her. His chest, harder than any rock she’d ever thrown at her brother, pushed against her breasts. Heat, the kind that came from deep inside her, whipped around her abdomen. Her gaze flowed up to wider-than-humanly-possible shoulders. He gawked down at her, his soulful brown eyes locked to hers. Strange bits of amber colored them.
She liked his face. More than liked it. Strong jaws sported the rugged kind of stubble she’d always found sexy. His blond hair was shaved, giving him that bald-but-not-really-bald appearance that she found attractive. If he hadn’t had his hands on either side of her arms, capturing them to her sides, she would’ve run her palm over his head, then let it glide down to skim over his stubble.
Although his face was mesmerizing, she couldn’t help but drop her gaze down again to scour over that godlike chest and see what she might find below. He was, after all, naked, and by her way of thinking, just asking for it.
“What’re you doing out here?”
His voice matched the rest of him, masculine, eliciting a reaction from her that shook her to her core. Sensations she hadn’t known existed sprang to life in every inch of her, but even more so between her legs. But it was more than attraction, more than the pounding of her heart. She drew in a breath, taking in his unusual scent. Was it musk? Were pheromones kicking in big time? His aroma was different. Musky, yes, but tinged with a spiciness she couldn’t identify.
She jerked her eyes back to his. “Hold up. I could ask you the same thing. Especially since you’re running around butt naked.”
She should’ve been terrified, but she wasn’t. Even though he was naked and obviously strong, she didn’t pick up the feeling that he was dangerous. In fact, she sensed quite the opposite.
He glanced to the right and saw her rifle. “You’re a hunter?”
“No. I just like the feel of cold, hard steel in my hands.”
If he got her sarcastic joke, he didn’t show it.
She wasn’t afraid, but that didn’t mean she shouldn’t be cautious. That included getting back on her feet.
“Look, Tarzan, I don’t know who you think you are, but I’m not answering anything until you get off me.”
“My name’s not Tarzan.”
She almost laughed at his confusion. Was he simpleminded? Or simply clueless when it came to humor?
“Get off me.”
Was he joking now? At last, alarm tickled the back of her neck.
“What do you mean ‘nope’?”
“Don’t want to.”
From his stilted speech, she wondered if she should’ve called him Tonto. “Look, big guy—”
She tried to squirm out of his hold, then felt the brush of his cock against her leg. Her jeans couldn’t hide his hardness, but worse, her jeans hadn’t stopped the quick bolt of electricity zapping into her. The sensation both confused and excited her.
Maybe she should play nicer until she could get away. After all, a man running around in his birthday suit had to be a card short of a full deck. Which answered her earlier question.
He’s simpleminded. Or a pervert.
“Please, Josh. I’d really like for you to get off me now.” Instead of fighting to get free, she lay still, hoping not to brush up against him again. He might take it as an invitation.
She gritted her teeth and told herself to keep that in mind. And yet, when they’d touched for that brief moment, she’d gotten a sizzle from him. Like when someone walks across carpet in socks then touches someone and gives them a shock. Except this sizzle was a lot stronger and went straight for the part of her that was already heating up.
“Answer my question first.”
Simpleminded maybe, but persistent.
“Yeah, I hunt. But the season’s over for hunting naked men, so you’re safe.”
Was that the hint of a smile? She relaxed a little. She could be just as persistent as he was. “Now will you please get off me?”
About the author
Jane Jamison has always liked “weird stuff” as her mother called it. From an early age she was fascinated with stories about werewolves, vampires, space, aliens and whatever was hiding in her bedroom closet. To this day, she still swears she can hear growls and moans whenever the lights are out.
Born under the sign of Scorpio meant Jane was destined to be very sensual. Then one day she put her two favorite things together on paper and found her life’s true ambition: to be an erotica paranormal romance author.
Jane spends at least six days a week locked in her office surrounded by the characters she loves. Every day a new character will knock on the door of her imagination. Her plans include taking care of her loving husband and three furry kids (Shih-tzus, not bears), traveling, and writing at least twelve books a year.
Also by Jane Jamison
Werewolves of Forever, Texas series
Pleasure, Texas series
Men for Hire series
Mountain Wolf Pack series
Interview with Holly Hewson
HH: Jane, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Her Bear Lovers and is the first in your Werebears of Shatland series. First, what can you tell us about this sizzling series?
JJ: The Werebears of Shatland, Texas is a spin-off series to my bestselling Werewolves of Forever, Texas series. Like that first series, it’s hot, fun, romantic, and filled with action. Fans of the Werewolves of Forever, Texas books will remember that the nearby town of Shatland is filled with all kinds of supernatural beings including werebears, vampires, and more. As I was writing book ten of the werewolf series, I started getting story ideas for the werebears and that’s when I came up with Her Bear Lovers. After all, cowboy werebears are just as sexy as werewolves. They’re bigger (ahem!), of course, but they’re just as loyal, hot, and loving as werewolves. The werewolves run Forever, but the werebears rule Shatland.
HH: How does Her Bear Lovers kick it off?
JJ: Mayla Weaton is on a hunting vacation with her father and brother. She’s lagging behind her family, when all of a sudden, she’s run over by Josh Barberson, one of three werebear brothers. Sexual attraction hits them, but she’s thrown when the man lying on top of her changes into a grizzly bear and runs off. What’s she supposed to do? Shag him or shoot him?
HH: What do you like best about Mayla and what will readers like about her?
JJ: I like a lot about Mayla, and that’s true of all my heroines. If I didn’t like them, I wouldn’t write about them. Mayla’s a strong woman who is smart, loyal, witty, brave, and loves her family. She’s an overall good woman that I would love to have as a friend in real life.
HH: What do you like best about Jadon, Curt, and Josh and why will readers love them?
JJ: The Barberson brothers are the complete package. They’re handsome and sexy, of course, but it’s their personalities that grab Mayla’s attention and that’s what will grab the reader’s attention as well. Jadon, the oldest brother, is the one who keeps the other two more rambunctious brothers in check. But that doesn’t mean he’s tame. He’s as wild for Mayla as Curt and Josh are. Josh is the impulsive one. Literally running into Mayla is a result of one of his impulsive acts. Curt is the glue that bonds the brothers together. He’s witty which means he loves joking around like Josh, but he’s still grounded enough to help Jadon stay sane.
HH: What can you tell us about the books to come in this series?
JJ: Mallory’s Bears (bk 2 – releasing 4/25) tells Mallory Quinn’s story. She’s an animal activist who runs into Rick and Gunner Northman while investigating the way they’re raising their cattle. She’s feisty, but ready to find the men who can tame her.
The third book in the series is still being written, so I’m going to keep the details of that book under wraps for now. But trust me, it’s going to be great!
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
JJ: I’m writing as fast as I can! Right now, I’m concentrating on getting more Werebears of Shatland, Texas books written as well as more for my very popular Pleasure, Texas contemporary, non-paranormal romances. Her Cowboy Doms (Pleasure, Texas 1) is a BookStrand.com bestseller and the second book in the series, Trusting Her Doms, will be available May 6th. If I could clone myself I would. Maybe then I could get all the stories in my head down on computer.
HH: What inspires you in your writing?
JJ: I’m not sure you’d call it inspiration. Instead, I think it’s more like a compulsion. I have to write. There’s no other choice for me. I started writing poems as a kid, then slid into a singing/songwriting career after college. After getting married and becoming a stay-at-home mom, I still needed a creative outlet so I started writing books. Now it’s not only a compulsion, but an addiction. If I didn’t write, I’d go crazy!
HH: What are you reading?
JJ: I don’t get a lot of time for reading because I prefer to write whenever I can. It’s kind of like the shoemaker with no shoes. He’s too busy making shoes for everyone else to have shoes of his own. When I do get the chance to read, I tend to jump between several books. On my Kindle right now, I have The Maze Runner, as well as the Divergent series, and several books from fellow Siren Publishing authors.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself this year?
JJ: I’m going to write as much as I can while still taking weekends off (per my husband’s repeated requests). For a while, I wrote seven days a week, but he wants his time with me, too. Besides, a girl can’t write great romance if she’s not taking care of her own romance, right? So, yep, the weekends are just for hubby now.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
JJ: Please check out the links below for more information about me and my books.
http://www.bookstrand.com/jane-jamison (my BookStrand.com author page)
http://tinyurl.com/d2u8hbm (my Amazon.com author page)
http://tinyurl.com/cfbdwf5 (my B&N author page)
http://janejamison.com/ (my website)
https://www.facebook.com/janejamisonauthor (My Facebook page)
https://twitter.com/JaneJamison1 (Follow me on Twitter)