Series: Quytel Series
Series Number: Book One
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Fiction
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, New York
Date of Publication: 2017
Number of pages: 350
Word Count: 100,959
Cover Artist: Melody Pond, Soul Mate Publishing
Tagline: Spheres of power usher a new and dangerous secret
Leader of an elite psychic team, Cole Courtland is a shape-shifting wolf with a deep connection to the power of the Earth. His investigation of a string of mysterious murders throws him into the dangerous world of the Quytel and leads him straight to Brianna Doherty’s door.
Bri is plagued by vicious nightmares of death and pain that leave her wondering about her own history. When her home is under siege, an enigmatic stranger appears out of nowhere to save her.
Thrown together in a tangle of desire and danger, they are pulled deeper into the secretive world of the Quytel, an ancient order charged with maintaining the balance of psychic and paranormal power on earth. Staying one step ahead of those who would destroy them, they struggle to unravel the truth of Bri’s past and her family legacy. As her relationship with Cole grows stronger, the reality of who Bri is threatens to tear them apart.
Bri knew him. It had been his face in her nightmare. His presence had soothed and calmed her that night. He stood right in front of her now and had just ripped the door off a room no one should have been able to find.
Please don’t let him be my enemy, she whispered in her mind. Who else could he be?
Holding the gun more firmly locked on her target, Bri hoped it deterred him because she knew she would never be able to shoot this beautiful man.
“Are you going to shoot me?” His voice, strong and clear, didn’t sound too worried.
Bri shivered. A sharp stab of desire shot straight through her, and at first she didn’t really register his words.
“We don’t have much time,” he pressed.
A thud downstairs startled her. The man moved fast. She had no time to react before he snatched the 9-millimeter easily out of her hand. He tucked it into the waistband of his jeans and grabbed her other arm.
His touch was electric. When he took a step closer, he crowded her and she could almost feel the hard muscles of his broad chest. The loss of her gun left her completely vulnerable.
He placed a finger lightly against her trembling lips and her stomach did a slow roll. “Don’t move. Don’t yell.” He whispered the words softly into the shell of her ear. “I’m here to help you, Brianna. You have to trust me.”
She shivered. How did he know her name? She felt trapped, caught in an overpowering spell that heated her body. She was tall, but he was taller. And gorgeous, much better looking than she remembered from her nightmare. A part of her recognized she should be far more frightened of him than she was.
“There are men downstairs tearing your house apart right now. I have no idea why they’re searching for you. I can get you out of here, but we have to go now.” A quiet command. “I’m not here to hurt you. Trust me.”
Bri took a defensive step away. He didn’t let her go far, silver-gray eyes holding hers, willing her to believe him. The secret passageways inside the walls of the house would be too risky now that the room had been exposed.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
When I first started writing, I realized what I had been missing in my life. It was a little like starting a meditation practice for me – which I had also tried years before. Everything else settled down when I was writing and I felt a freedom I’d never experienced. Life is easier and makes more sense when I’m writing.
What are you working on now? Any chance of a sequel?
I’m actually working on Book 5 of the Quytel series now. Book 2: Circle of Flames will be out on November 14: www.janemorrissey.com/circle-of-flames-promo
Out of all the books you’ve written, do you have a favorite?
My favorite is the one I’m currently working on. I’m not sure if that will continue, but each book in this series gets more interesting. I’m also learning a lot about writing and the world I’ve created as I go, so I feel more confident than I did at the beginning of the series.
Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
Yes! This is a great question. I’ve been a voracious reader for as long as I can remember. I was the one on family camping trips that packed in five books and was always in the background leaning on a rock reading. I’ve gone through phases with books over the past few years, which I blame on my inability to not get sucked in to the contestant craziness of the news cycle, the current hectic pace of life, and Netflix. Once I put down the news articles and turn off the latest series I’ve binged on, oh, the sweet bliss of settling into a good book.
What is the first book that made you cry?
Ha! I’m such a crier I can’t remember. I’ll cry at a good commercial. I love those tender moments that make me dab my eyes, and I’m not above a good sob now and then.
About the Author:
Jane Morrissey is a paranormal romance writer who loves romance, magic, and writing. Her paranormal romantic mysteries will keep you reading late into the night. Jane spends her time writing, enjoying the glorious California Coast near her home and spending as much time as she can with family and friends.
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