Wednesday, October 29, 2014

J.C. McKenzie's Shucker's Booktique

About the Author:

Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.


Title: The Shucker’s Booktique

Series Name: Lobster Cove

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press          

Editor: Lara Parker

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor of DCA Graphics

Theme(s): Shapeshifters, supernatural

SubGenre(s): Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

Rating: Spicy (PG13) 

After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker's Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa's heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?

Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she's missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?


Thump! Thump! Thump!
No! She gasped. It couldn’t be. The banging on the front door of the booktique had to be a figment of her imagination. She couldn’t will Lon into existence. Why would he come back? Especially if he was involved. Unless…cold ice prickled up her spine…unless he needed to eliminate her to take care of loose ends.
No. Crazy thoughts, Willa. He could’ve taken care of her the night before. No, her heart hammered against her chest for a different reason. But it didn’t matter. The knocking on the door wouldn’t, couldn’t be him.
Thump! Thump! Thump!
Could it? She clutched her hot mug in both hands and turned toward the doorway leading to the bookstore. From the kitchen in the back room, she had a clear view through the store to the front door, but not who stood on the other side.
“Willa!” Lon growled. “Wake up and let me in!”
Willa gasped and almost dropped her cup. The tea sloshed around and some spilled over her hands. It burned, but she didn’t move. She couldn’t breathe. Somehow the air got trapped inside her throat. Why was he here? What did he want?
Oh God, let it be me!

J.C. has kindly donated a prize for today's giveaway. It is a copy of this book, The Shucker's Booktique

Thanks again!

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  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh i want this one!!! Lon has me intrigued how did he met Jenny? and bookstore^^ i love those in book^^

    i need to read this so added to teh wishlist since it was cited in teh precedent post not it move in the prioritary level!
    Tempest are something new for me and i want to learn more!!

    Thank you a lot for offering a copy as a prize!!

    1. You're most welcome Miki! Good luck with the giveaway! Lon was a lot of fun to write. I hope you enjoy my spin on Tempests. :-)

  2. Thanks for the excerpt. Would love to win this book

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    1. Thanks VampedChik! If I hadn't written this myself, the cover would've sold me on this story! LOL. I love my graphic artist (Debbie Taylor). She outdid herself on this one!