Sunday Snippet: Her Second Chance Shifter by L. MacNaughton

Posted November 26, 2023 by Jen in Sunday Snippet Tags: , ,

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Her Second Chance Shifter

Author: L. MacNaughton
Publisher: Remette
Release Date: December 1, 2023
Series: Feel-Good Urban Fantasy series, Book 1
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Snippet:

Book cover of Her Second Chance Shifter by L. MacNaughtonThe guy with the knife let go of the woman in the black dress… 

He faced Brock squarely, knife up and ready. As if he was seriously considering standing there and poking a sharp object at a half-ton of berserk bear.

The rational part of Brock, the human part, was inclined toward at least a modicum of caution when there was a weapon involved. 

But the wild bear part of him had no such limits, and that was the part of him that was in control. His pounding paws closed the ground between them in a matter of seconds. He roared again, carnivorous jaws wide open.

At the last second, the guy’s nerve broke. Apparently, he came to the conclusion that he wasn’t, in fact, equipped to stand up to that mass of unrestrained animal rage. Like the others, he turned and bolted toward the van.

The bear part of Brock wanted nothing more than to give chase. But through sheer force of willpower, he tore his single-minded focus away from the enemy just long enough to glance toward the woman. He needed to make sure she was okay. 

At that instant, she turned her green eyes toward him. To his shock, he recognized her. There was no other woman in the world like her.

Viola.

Brock stopped in his tracks so suddenly that he almost toppled over. His big paws clawed for purchase in the dirt as he drew up short, caught completely off guard.

She stared back at him, surprise and horror painted across her beautiful face. The moment froze in time. She stood in the slanting rays of the afternoon sun, her lacy black dress clinging to her flawless body, long dark hair dancing in the breeze, storm clouds flanking the distant sky behind her.

She was absolutely stunning, in every sense of the word. Seeing her paralyzed him. Even though she was frightened, she was still breathtakingly beautiful. Every contour of her face fascinated him.

It had been seven years, but she hadn’t aged a day. It was as if she had stepped right out of his memories of the broken past into the chaotic present, making everything around her pale by comparison. She hardly seemed real.

Time seemed to collapse in on itself, and he stepped back to the man he was when he last saw her. Back before everything went so terribly wrong in his life.

The two of them stared at each other in shock. Did she recognize him? Did she know it was him inside this wild animal? How could she possibly know?

Then she screamed and ran in the opposite direction, arms and legs flying. 

Well, that answered that.

About the Book:

A shifter who can’t be tamed. An enchantress who can’t let go. Will fate give them a second chance at love?

Viola gave up everything to master the art of enchantment. But even her formidable magic powers can’t protect her from the wrath of a faerie king when she’s framed for a terrible crime.

Brock is a bear shifter with a bad attitude and a worse temper. When Viola vanished from his life seven years ago, he swore he would never love again. But when she breaks into his downtown bar searching for clues, he can’t just let her walk straight into danger.

Foul creatures are killing the fae one by one, and Viola is the only one who can stop them. But if she can’t catch the real culprits before the new moon rises, the fae court will sentence her to death.

Viola needs Brock’s feral instincts to track down the truth. The closer they get, the more she’s tempted by his fierce strength and wild nature. But she broke his heart once before. Will he take a second chance at love?

This feel-good urban fantasy novel is packed with nonstop magic mayhem, snarky humor, fighting monsters and saving the world, with a sweet love story (PG-13) and a happy ending.

Book/Purchase links:

Amazon : Goodreads : Bookbub

About the Author:

L. MacNaughton is an award-winning urban fantasy author whose books have been praised by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. Find out more (and get a free story) at www.LMacNaughton.com 

Facebook author page:
https://www.facebook.com/LMacNaughton/

Goodreads author page:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6421258.L_MacNaughton

Amazon author page:
http://www.amazon.com/macnaughton/e/B0C9XLT57P

Bookbub author page:
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/l-macnaughton

Author website:
https://lmacnaughton.com/