Bewitched and Bewildered, #8
by Alanea Alder
Date of Publication: April 25th 2017
Publisher: Sacred Forest Publishing
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: She’s been Bewitched, he’s Bewildered
When a mysterious illness begins to sweep through Noctem Falls affecting the children, Eleanor Kimball is called to the city to see if she can determine what is wrong. As a pediatrician Eleanor loves children and desires many of her own, however, after several dating disasters she has not only sworn off men, but has given up her dream of a family, and the promise of a destined mate.
After discovering Grant in Noctem Falls she is faced with her own insecurities and finds it hard to believe in his love.
Grant Douglas is a man of few words and doesn’t do well surrounded by others. He is scared to death of finding a mate. He believes the harshness of his past, where he struggled to survive, didn’t cultivate a gentle heart. After a series of terrifying nightmares where his mate is at risk, Grant has decided he doesn’t want a mate at all.
When he meets Ellie, he realizes there are some things worth fighting for. Even if it means putting himself out there by becoming the Alpha he was born to be and facing the power he desperately tries to hide.
As Ellie starts to believe in Grant’s love it will take every ounce their combined strength to discover why the shifter children are suddenly falling ill before it’s too late.
(unedited and under copyright by Alanea Alder ©2017)
He grabbed the hem of her shirt and in one fluid motion pulled it over her head. She squealed and grabbed for a blanket. His dark chuckle reverberated through her. “Don’t hide from me.”
Ellie had one arm across her breasts and the other one was desperately trying to use the blanket to cover her legs. “My thighs are huge!”
When Grant crawled out from under the blankets Ellie could clearly see that he was, indeed, naked. With a wolfish grin he pushed her onto the pillows. “The only time a man should be worried about a woman’s thighs is when he’s trying to earn a place between them.”
What was probably supposed to be a sexy moment turned into a game of tug of war with the blanket. Their actions reminded her of playing with her neighbor’s dog, Kip. She released the blanket and Grant landed back on the mattress. She covered her mouth with both hands giggling uncontrollably.
Grant tilted his head to one side, just like Kip and she could barely breathe she was laughing so hard. “S-s-stop it!” When he growled out his frustration she had to cross her legs.
“Ellie, what has gotten into you?” he asked as he rolled her on her back. He knelt between her legs and stared down into her face.
“You remind me of Kip.” She wiped her eyes.
“Who is the hell is Kip?”
“My neighbors yorkie-poo.”
“What the fuck is a yorkie-poo?”
“Yorkshire terrier and poodle.”
He blinked. “I remind you of a poodle?”
Ellie and Grant Character Interviews
What would his/her idea of a perfect date be?
Grant- I would love to take Ellie to an amusement park. I love the rides, the stuffed animals and cotton candy.
What bad habit annoys this person the most?
Grant- Rambling or making too much noise.
Most embarrassing moment?
Ellie- When a date public humiliated her for ordering something other than a salad for dinner. His voice was heard throughout the entire restaurant.
What would he/she like to be remembered for?
Ellie- Curing childhood cancer
Do you have any fears or phobias?
Ellie- Hates closed in spaces due to her animal. She wouldn’t have any room to shift.
What is their most treasured possession?
Ellie- Elephant shaped paperweight for her lab desk, it was a graduation gift from her grandfather.
If he/she knew they only had 24 hours left to live, what would they do with the time they had left?
Grant- Spend every second with Ellie and Benji.
If he/she was stranded on a desert island what one item/person would they want to have with them?
USA Today Best Selling Author, Alanea loves reading almost as much as she loves writing. She began writing at a very young age, some of her first scribblings are treasured in a keepsake box and written in green marker. She started when she was still in grade school and continued on through college.
She believes that love truly conquers all and that everyone no matter what, deserves a chance at that love and a place they can call home. She absolutely loves to hear from her readers so don’t hesitate to reach out to her. As always, her promise to her readers remains, “If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!”
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