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The Territorial Council isn't thrilled with her new title of Shepherd, but they don't have any more control over the appointment than they have over her. All they can really do is wait for her to screw something up - which Alex is determined not to do.
Everything changes when a chance encounter with a genetically modified Shifter leaves Alex shaken and initiates a quest to locate its maker.Despite years of training, Alex finds herself woefully unprepared to tackle the new threat.
To make matters worse, she must work with a mysterious man who's been trying to kill her since the day they met...
Enjoy this exclusive excerpt:
He nodded, a chilling smile on his face. “Who am I to stop progress?”
Swallowing the thick bile that rose in my throat, I turned away. Blood and guts I could handle. Betrayal was a different horror.
“Enough.” The voice rung out from across the room carrying enough authority to stay both our words.
Our eyes turned towards the voice. The man walked through the heavy doors pushed open by two members of what I could only assume were members of his private clan. He wasn’t a particularly large man — maybe a few inches over five feet. I was larger in both height and weight, but he carried himself as a much larger man would. I watched him approach as Adolfo backed quietly away and moved through the doors that the bear-shifter and another man now stood sentry over. Both looked remarkably similar to Diego.
“You must be Keenan,” I said.
He had a pronounced Middle Eastern accent. “And you are Alexandra — our elusive little Shepherdess.”
I shrugged, the best I could do under the circumstances. The unfamiliar dress and high-heeled shoes left me more than a little apprehensive about facing anyone down, let alone this tiny man. “Little, huh? If that’s not the pot calling the kettle black.”
He slapped me. Hard.
“We’ve been trying to reach you for some time,” he said, wiping his hand and regaining his calm.
“I haven’t exactly been in hiding.”
About the Author:
Stacy has a B.A. in English, a post-baccalaureate in Secondary Education, and an MBA with an emphasis on Marketing. She is active in animal rescue and is a nationally-known pet industry authority. She currently resides in the deserts of the Southwest with several cats, a few dogs, and a very understanding husband. You can learn more about her at http://www.StacyMantle.com
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