Animal Attraction by Paige Tyler - Coming September 15th from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!

Animal AttractionBefore I talk about my upcoming release from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, a hot paranormal erotic romance called Animal Attraction, I have to say thank you to Romance Junkies for asking me to guest blog!   I’m so flattered!

Now onto Animal Attraction!  When I first read that Whiskey Creek Press Torrid was coming out with a new line of books called the Men of Alaska Series, I totally knew I had to write a book for it.  I mean, what’s more exciting than a hot, hunky, outdoorsy hero, right?!

I played around with a lot of different storylines, but I kept coming back to the idea of werewolves.  Wolves just seemed to fit so well into the Alaskan theme, so I decided to go for it.  Once I did a little bit of research on Fairbanks, the story just started to write itself. 

I thought it would be more fun for my heroine to be a skeptic, so I made her a reluctant reporter for a paranormal magazine.  I figured that would lead to lots of amusing interaction with the hunky hero, who just happens to be a werewolf, of course!  Take a look at the blurb and excerpt below, and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

To all the paranormal romance fans out there, I hope you really enjoy the read, and to Romance Junkies, once again, thanks a million for asking me to guest blog!

Animal Attraction

5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies Reviews!

Blurb:

Frustrated when none of the real newspapers will hire her as a reporter, Eliza Bradley takes the only job she can get – at a paranormal magazine. Her first assignment takes her to Fairbanks , Alaska to investigate the possibility that a werewolf has killed two local hikers.

She forgets about the story, however, when she meets Hunter McCall, a local college professor and an expert on wolves. The man is an absolute hunk, and she finds herself spending more time in his bed than worrying about werewolves. That  is, until Eliza finds out that Hunter isn’t just an animal in the sack, he’s an animal out of it, too – of the werewolf variety! Talk about a complicated relationship!

But Eliza can’t dwell on Hunter’s little shapeshifting issues. There’s another werewolf out there with a taste for human blood, and she and Hunter are the only ones who can stop him.

Excerpt:

“Anything else I can get for you folks?” the waitress asked.

Eliza glanced down at the table before looking up at the waitress again. “Ketchup?”

The woman nodded. “There’s a bottle on the table right behind you, sugar. Enjoy your dinner.”

Eliza had expected the woman to bring her a new bottle of ketchup, or at least grab the one off the other table for them, like waitresses in most restaurants would usually do. Maybe it was a diner thing, Eliza thought. Or an Alaska thing. Either way, it seemed she would be going to get her own bottle of ketchup. Taking her napkin off her lap and placing it on the table, Eliza pushed back her chair and got to her feet. When the waitress had told her that there was a bottle of ketchup on the table behind theirs, she had naturally assumed it was unoccupied, so she was surprised to see a man sitting there. And not just the average, run-of-the-mill guy she’d expect to find in a diner either, but a mouth-watering specimen of a man. Her breath caught as she found herself stopping right there in the middle of the diner to stare at him She had read in Cosmo once that there was something different about Alaskan men, that living in the great white north made them more masculine and sexy. Staring at the man seated at the table, she could well believe it.

Thank goodness he was intent on whatever he was reading on the laptop in front of him, because he would surely think she was a freak standing there staring at him with her mouth hanging open. But good heavens, with that thick, dark hair, chiseled, hair-roughened jaw, and wide, sensual mouth, how could any woman not be mesmerized? Abruptly realizing how idiotic she must look just standing there, Eliza finally forced her feet to move. As she neared his table, the man looked up from his laptop and she felt her breath hitch as his gaze met hers. She’d never seen eyes like his before. Not quite brown, but not really hazel, either, the only way she could think to describe them was gold. And the sexiest pair of eyes she’d ever seen. The heat from them mesmerized her, pulling her into their depths, and suddenly she found it very hard to breathe.

When he lifted a brow in question, she finally managed to break out of her trance. “I, um, was wondering if I could steal your ketchup,” Eliza stammered, her face coloring. “We don’t have any,” she added, glancing back at her table.

The man followed the direction of her gaze, his gold eyes settling on the photographer for a moment before he gave her a smile. “Sure.”

Picking up the bottle, he held it out to her. As she reached for it, her fingers brushed his and she almost gasped as the most amazing sensation swept through her. It was like she’d just gotten completely and thoroughly kissed. Her knees felt weak and there was a delicious little flutter in her tummy that left her breathless.It was then that she realized she hadn’t actually taken the bottle of ketchup yet. She was just standing there touching him like a dufus. She tried to cover her bizarre behavior by grabbing the bottle, but all she did was almost knock it out of his hand. They both fumbled with the thing for a moment before she finally gained control of it.

Could she be any more lame? She could already feel the heat rushing to her face.

“I think your boyfriend’s waiting for the ketchup,” he said when she continued to just stand there.

Eliza’s brow furrowed in confusion at the word “boyfriend,” but then she realized he must be referring to the photographer. She forced her attention away from the pleasant warmth that still swirled between her thighs and gave him a smile. “Oh, you mean Andy. He’s not my boyfriend. We just work together.”

One eyebrow rose. “Really.”

Oh God. Did he think she was trying to come on to him? Crap, she really needed to go back to her table before she did something else to embarrass herself. But she couldn’t seem to make her feet move. She had a crazy urge to reach out and touch him again to see if that same sexual spark would happen. Resisting the impulse, she instead reached up to tuck her long, dark hair behind her ear. “But you’re right. He is probably waiting for the ketchup.”

Giving the man another smile, she forced her-self to turn and walk back to her table. Halfway there, however, she couldn’t resist glancing over her shoulder to take one more look at him. He was regarding her with those incredible golden eyes of his, and her pulse fluttered wildly at the intensity in his gaze.

What was going on with her? She’d never experienced anything like this in her life. She had to get control of herself. Giving him one more look over her shoulder, she turned and stumbled back to her seat in a daze, clutching the bottle of ketchup in her hand.

Across from her, Andy lifted a brow as if to ask, what the hell is wrong with you? When she didn’t say anything he prompted, “You just going to sit there and hold that all night or can I use the ketchup?”

She blinked. “What? Oh, yeah. Sorry,” she mumbled, handing it to him.

Eliza watched as the photographer dumped ketchup on his onion rings, and then began to dig into his meal. She knew she should be doing the same, but she couldn’t stop thinking about what had just happened. Her heart was still racing as if she’d just come back from a run. Or had just gotten done having some really great sex. Good heavens, and all of that was from a mere brush of the fingers. She couldn’t keep herself from wondering what it would have been like if he really had kissed her.It was a long time before Eliza could focus on her food, and by then, she realized she wasn’t really hungry anymore, at least not for food anyway.  

Animal Attraction is available September 15th from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!

From Romance Junkies Reviews:

“ANIMAL ATTRACTION is one hot read.  Ms. Tyler knows how to mesmerize an audience, she certainly kept mine.  I’d love to have this in print so I could keep it always.  My favorite paranormal subject housed perfectly.  Scene changes were as smooth as silk.  The characters richly defined.  I find nothing to complain about!”

Click here to read the entire review!

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For more of my sexy erotic fiction, visit my website at http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com

And to get the scoop on all my new releases, as well as what I’m currently working on, just email me at paigetyler@paigetylertheauthor.com with “add me to your mailing list” in the subject line!

Oh, and by the way, I’m already working on the sequel to Animal Attraction, so keep checking my website for details!

*hugs*

Paige

“Stories so hot, they’ll make your cheeks blush!”

16 Responses to Animal Attraction by Paige Tyler – Coming September 15th from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!

  1. Margaret Tanner

    Hi Paige,
    Mouth watering excerpt. Don’t worry about the ketchup, I’ll have the hunky man, thanks.

    Cheers
    Margaret

  2. Amanda Burns

    Paige, this sounds totally yummy – and I love hearing about the research you did for it, too!

    Congrats on the fab review!

    Amanda

  3. Paige Tyler

    Margaret – Thanks so much! And too funny about the ketchup! I think that’s what Eliza think, too! Not that I can blame her! LOL!

    Amanda – Thanks so much! I’m really excited about this book, and the fantastic review! I really love doing research for my books, and learning about Fairbanks was lots of fun! I hope I captured the Alaskan mystique for readers! Oh, and the sequel, which is about Hunter’s equally hot and hunky brother is set in Anchorage, so there’re lots of fun facts and places I’m incorporating into the story!

    *hugs*
    Paige

  4. Jennifer McKenzie

    Awesome excerpt, Paige!!!! This one should be good!!!!

  5. Paige Tyler

    Jennifer – Thanks so much! I’m really excited about this book!

    *hugs*
    Paige

  6. Nancy Bristow

    Hey Paige…A hot read with werewolves…yowsa! Animal Attraction sounds like my exact kind of read but then you seem to have numerous tasty morsels that need a place on my TBB. I’m assuming Animal Attraction will start as an ebook so I may have to sample one of your print delicacies first….Nancy:) (reader from RJR group and the one who loves your business card with the couple on the beach *grin*)

  7. Paige Tyler

    Nancy – Thanks so much! I think you’ll really like Animal Attraction! It’s my first werewolf romance and I’m hooked on the genre! Good thing Hunter has an equally hot and hunky brother so I can write a sequel! LOL! Animal Attraction will start as an eBook, yes. Hopefully it will go to print quickly!

    Glad you like the couple on the beach, too! That is a really sexy pic, isn’t it?!

    *hugs*
    Paige

  8. Kimber Chin

    Werewolves in Alaska,
    now THAT makes sense
    (less people, more places to roam).
    I recently read a werewolf book set in Florida.
    All that fur in the heat?
    Yikes.
    I got sweaty (in a bad way)
    simply thinking about it.

    Animal Attraction looks AWESOME!
    And don’t worry (much) about Nancy,
    I’m working on converting her to eBook.
    (Grinning)

  9. Paige Tyler

    Kimber – Thanks so much! I’m so psyched about this book! You’ll have to let me know how you like it! And that’s too funny about werewolves in Florida! I totally agree that setting the book in Alaska makes much more sense! LOL! And yes, you so need to convert Nancy to eBook!

    *hugs*
    Paige

  10. Nancy Bristow

    My Amigos…Kim and Paige. I sense a conspiracy here:) And, may I wish you both much good luck. I love my print authors and am very possessive of them. Good thing both of you fit the ebook and print category, eh?

    I’ve admitted to all the positives of ebooks but since I don’t have an e-reader yet (and even if I did) I have a hard time thinking about not carrying my book around (and thus the author). I’m tactile and visually inclined and a no personality, cold little machine simply doesn’t work the same magic for me that a paperback does.

    You’re both going to be so sorry *grin*. Answer me honestly, do you really believe ebook authors have the same kind of fan base that a print author does? No question that the writing is equally good. It’s just that I believe that authors gain loyal fans because over the years their books have been collected, regularly looked at, been held in hands, moved, given, loaned, and remembered because readers can see, touch and feel connected to the author on a regular basis. Holding the equivalent of a cell phone in my hand and scrolling through a menu to find a favorite author book of mine just isn’t the same. Food for thought anyway:)

    No doubt that in time I will acquire an e-reader but it’s very hard for me to believe that I will ever totally give up print books. I don’t have a stubborn streak for nothing….Nancy:)

  11. Paige Tyler

    Nancy – Actually I do think that eBook authors have a huge fan base! Admittedly, I’m used to holding a book in my hands when I read, too, so reading an eBook does take some getting used to. But there are so many great eBooks that it’s worth downloading the pdf and reading them on the computer. I’ve even heard that some people print them out and read them. Of course, that adds to the cost when you think of printer ink. All that being said, though, I’m always totally thrilled when I have a book come out in print as well as eBook! I like to hold it in my hand! LOL!

    *hugs*
    Paige

  12. mammakim

    Hey Paige!! Welcome! I didn’t get to pop in yesterday I worked both jobs and then had to pick my son up at hockey at 10:30. It was a crazy night. The book looks great.

  13. Paige Tyler

    Kim – LOL! Sounds crazy! Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it!

    *hugs*
    Paige

  14. Cathy M

    Hi Paige, great review, I love shifter stories.

  15. Donald

    Beautiful cover, and I’m a sucker for shifter romances. Much success with it!!

  16. Paige Tyler

    Cathy – Thanks so much! Me, too! And Hunter is one very hunky werewolf! LOL!

    Donald – Thanks so much! I love the cover, too! It’s so gorgeous! The artist did a beautiful job!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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