N.J. Walters – May 2014

WolfAtTheDoor-RN.J. Walters

When this wolf comes knocking, there’s no turning him away

Salvation Pack, Book 1

When Gwendolyn Jones inherits a Tennessee cabin from a great aunt she never knew, she quits her job and follows her dream to write full time. Meeting a stranger in a local cemetery isn’t a risk she normally takes, but she needs the information on his flash drive for an article she’s writing on werewolves. Later that night, when two honest-to-God werewolves come knocking on her cabin door, they’re definitely not Photoshopped.

Jacque LaForge is on a mission to retrieve a flash drive before it endangers his pack. He never thought he’d find a mate, but the chemistry between him and Gwen is unmistakably off the charts. Now to convince her he’s only trying to protect her from his vengeful former pack—led by his own father.

Gwen’s first instinct to flee only gets her a smashed car and a concussion. She wakes up in a dangerous new world she never thought existed—and in the arms of the one man who stands between her and certain death.

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Reviews for Wolf at the Door

“WOLF AT THE DOOR is absolutely amazing. N.J. Walters is a writer that can take you into a world and make you not want to leave. When I first picked it up I just planned to read a chapter or two … I was still reading way into the early hours of the morning. I fell in love with not one, not two … but five werewolves… the whole of the Salvation Pack.” ~Annetta Sweetko, Fresh Fiction

 

Excerpt

©2014 N.J. Walters

All Rights Reserved, Samhain Publishing

A hard, heavy pounding shook the front door, jolting her out of her chair. She didn’t waste any time running for the shotgun. Had Hector followed her home? Maybe he was crazy? She knew better than to break her rule about meeting in public. Why had she made an exception tonight? Too late to be asking that question now.

She thumbed the safety off. Her palms were damp and shaky, but she swallowed back her fear. How hard could it be to point and shoot? It was like a camera. This close she couldn’t miss.

The knock came again, this time not quite as loud. “Ms. Jones?” The voice was low and deep, definitely male.

Relief hit her hard and fast. Maybe it was one of the local deputies. They often stopped by to check on her, mostly because she was new to the area, but also because she was a single woman. On her first trip into town, Margie at the grocery store had assured her she’d have all the male attention she wanted. Single women were rare in these parts. Most women were either married, too old or too young. The rest of them left for the bigger cities as soon as they were able. A single young woman was cause for talk in town.

Still, she wasn’t about to be stupid. She’d seen too many horror movies where the dumb blonde gets herself killed by not being careful. She might be blonde but she wasn’t stupid.

“Who is it?”

“Ma’am, I’d like to talk to you if I can. It’s about Hector Canton.”

As tempting as it was, she wasn’t about to open her door to a total stranger. “Come back in the morning.” She glanced at the old cuckoo clock hanging on the wall. It was just past eight but, as dark as it was outside, it might as well have been the dead of night.

“It will only take a minute. I’ll stay out here on the porch.”

She snorted, like she was stupid enough to fall for that. Gwen backed away from the front door and headed toward the phone in the kitchen. Out here, cell-phone service was spotty, but her great aunt had a land line that Gwen had kept when she moved in. No way did she want to be caught without phone service. She’d call the sheriff’s office and have them come talk to the man.

There was no noise behind her, simply a stirring of the air, but Gwen knew she was no longer alone. She whirled around, her finger tightening on the trigger. The shotgun fired just as a male hand pushed the barrel up and out of the way. The bullet harmlessly buried itself in the wooden ceiling.

Gwen screamed as the weapon was torn from her hands and tossed aside. The front door was kicked in behind her, bouncing off the wall. She didn’t know where to look. There was a stranger behind her and another one in front of her.

She lunged for the kitchen counter and the knife block. She needed something to defend herself with. Anything. One of them swore and leapt toward her. Large fingers tightened around hers, the pressure making it impossible for her to draw the large butcher knife from the block.

“Relax, chère. Shhh.” His breath was hot on her neck and his hand practically swallowed hers whole.

She started to shake. Would they hurt her? Rape her? She couldn’t think about the possibilities. She had to fight back. Her muscles, immobilized by fright only seconds before, came back under her control. She threw her head back hard and fast and connected with his face.

Her captor howled in pain, sending an icy-cold shiver racing down her spine. It sounded too much like the dogs she’d heard earlier.

Massive arms wrapped around her torso and pulled her away from her only source of weapons. “Dieu. There was no need for you to do that, chère.”

She still couldn’t see the man holding her but the one in front of her was hard to miss. He was huge, probably around six-four, his brown shaggy hair hanging around his massive shoulders. His golden-brown eyes stared at her and his full lips were drawn into a thin line of displeasure.

Shit. She was in deep trouble. She recognized him from the picture she’d seen only moments before. Her only option was to try to brazen her way out of this situation.

She cocked her eyebrow at him and inclined her head. “You’re either Louis or Jacque LaForge. I’m not sure which.” She had a brief moment of pleasure when she noted the surprise in his eyes. Then they went flat, and the expression in them scared her spitless.

 

About the author

N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

Website: http://www.njwalters.com

Blog: http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com

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Erin’s Fancy-Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)

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Stroke of Sapphire-Awakening Desires, Book 8 (E-book)

 

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Lucian’s Delight-Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E-book)

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Eternal Brothers-Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)

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Heat Wave-Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E-book)

Summersville Heat- (Print—Contains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)

Lily Blossoms-Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E-book)

 

Christina’s Tapestry-Tapestries, Book 1 (E-book)

Bakra Bride-Tapestries, Book 2 (E-book)

Tapestry Dreams- (Print—Contains Christina’s Tapestry and Bakra Bride)

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Sweet Charity-Project Alpha, Book 3 (E-book)

 

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Interview with Holly Hewson

HH:  NJ, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Wolf at the Door and it is the first in a brand new series. What can you tell us about this series?

NJ: Thank you for having me at TRS. I’m thrilled to introduce you to the Salvation Pack! They’re a group of five male werewolves who have left their old pack in Louisiana and struck out on their own because they didn’t like how the pack was being run. Problem is, the alpha of their old pack isn’t about to let five members of his pack just up and leave without permission, especially when two of them are his sons.

HH: How does Wolf at the Door kick it off?

NJ: Wolf at the Door kicks off the Salvation Pack series with a bang when alpha werewolf Jacque LaForge literally kicks down the door to Gwendolyn Jones’s house. Gwen is a writer who specializes in the paranormal even though she doesn’t really believe in it. She’s about to discover that there is much more to this paranormal stuff than she ever imagined possible.

BLURB:

Salvation Pack, Book 1

When Gwendolyn Jones inherits a Tennessee cabin from a great aunt she never knew, she quits her job and follows her dream to write full time. Meeting a stranger in a local cemetery isn’t a risk she normally takes, but she needs the information on his flash drive for an article she’s writing on werewolves. Later that night, when two honest-to-God werewolves come knocking on her cabin door, they’re definitely not Photoshopped.

Jacque LaForge is on a mission to retrieve a flash drive before it endangers his pack. He never thought he’d find a mate, but the chemistry between him and Gwen is unmistakably off the charts. Now to convince her he’s only trying to protect her from his vengeful former pack—led by his own father.

Gwen’s first instinct to flee only gets her a smashed car and a concussion. She wakes up in a dangerous new world she never thought existed—and in the arms of the one man who stands between her and certain death.

HH: What do you like best about Gwen and why will readers identify with her?

NJ: Gwen is feisty. She’s a strong, independent woman who doesn’t wait around for a man to save her but stands on her own two feet and fights. She rolls with whatever life dishes out. Best of all she’s not afraid to stand up to a certain alpha werewolf.

HH: What do you like best about Jacque and why will readers love him?

NJ: Jacque is an alpha male all the way. He’s stubborn but willing to listen. The only place he’s unmoveable is when it comes to protecting Gwen. He’s carved out a life for himself and his small pack and will do whatever it takes to defend it. He doesn’t go looking for a fight but he won’t back down from one. And he fights to win.

HH: What can you tell us about the books to come in this series?

NJ: Wolf in Her Bed is Armand’s story and will be releasing on July 8th. After that comes Wolf on the Run—Cole’s book—on October 28th. I plan to write a book for each of the five members of the pack and am currently working on Gator’s book.

HH: What was your biggest inspiration for this series?

NJ: As always, my inspiration started with the characters. I had the idea for a small group of male werewolves carving out a life for themselves in the wilderness. Then I started asking myself who they were and why it was just the five of them. Where had they come from? The story evolved from there.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: I just had two books released in April—Wolf at the Door (a werewolf romance) from Samhain Publishing on April 15th and Mad Loving (a contemporary/erotic romance) from Ellora’s Cave on April 30th!

In July readers can expect Wolf in Her Bed (book 2 of the Salvation Pack series) and Wolf on the Run (book 3 in the Salvation Pack series) will be released on October 28th! Pride of the Lion and Howl of the Wolf (books 3 & 4 in the Hades’ Carnival series) are due out in PRINT later this year as well.

No date yet, but Wild Loving (the second contemporary romance in the Hatter’s club) will be releasing from Ellora’s Cave sometime this year. I’ll announce the date as soon as I know it.

HH:  What appearances will you make this year – online or in person?

NJ: I won’t be appearing anywhere in person but I’m always around on my publisher’s chat groups, Facebook and Twitter.

HH: What do you do when you aren’t writing?

NJ: I read a lot—no surprise there. J I’ve also been brushing off some of my crafting skills I haven’t used in decades. I did embroidery and crochet classes this past winter, as well as a weekend seminar on off-loom weaving. Great fun!

HH: Where can readers find you online?

NJ: Readers can find me at:

Website: http://www.njwalters.com

Blog: http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com

Newsletter Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awakeningdesires/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/N.J.WaltersAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters

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