Hello everyone! My name is Misty Burke and I’m so happy to be blogging with you today. You can also find me at http://www.mistyburke.com
But why we’re here, I’d like to take a moment and invite you to the little town of Crowder, Missouri. In fact, come and spend some time with me on the Caterwaul Ranch. My paranormal romance series, Katt Tales, is the perfect get-a-way!
Here is the blurb and excerpt for the first story in the series – Chasing Tabby.
The town of Crowder is werecat territory and the Katt family has lived on the Caterwaul Ranch for generations. But when a pack of werewolves start ravaging the land, Tabitha Katt is surprised to learn that her brother has sent a very human cowboy to protect her.
Brown sure knows how to make her blood run hot, so when he gets bitten by one of the wolves they have to decide ... can there be any love between a werecat and a werewolf?
Tabitha sat on the front porch and looked out onto the Caterwaul Ranch. The forty acres of rolling hills had been in her family for generations. It was a part of who she was. This patch of Missouri horse country defined her.
A faint breeze reminded her it was spring. She stretched her arms over head and let the afternoon sun warm her face as she sat on the porch swing. Tabitha let out a deep sigh and tried to lose herself in the peacefulness around her. She needed to take a moment and focus on these things before the all-consuming worry set in again.
It was a worry felt by all the local ranchers. A pack of wolves had crossed into the territory and was hungrily feeding on their livestock. The growing number of veterinary calls Tabitha had taken in the past few days testified to that fact. Vicious mauling and killings were becoming commonplace. The ranchers feared for their livelihood. And as the pack came closer and closer to civilization, the townspeople started fearing for themselves too.
A gray cat hopped onto the porch and circled her leg. As Tabitha reached down to pet the ranch’s best mouser, she heard a noise in the distance. A truck making its way up the muddy road, "We have a visitor." She stood and smoothed out her sundress. "It’s probably the knight in shining armor my brother ordered." Her fears turned to annoyance at the thought. Thomas should come home and deal with this himself. Not send in a useless replacement.
The four-wheel drive pulled up in a cloud of dust. Tabitha choked back a cough and watched as her furry companion ran for the barn. "Thanks a lot." She let her auburn hair out of its makeshift bun and it fell around her shoulders. "Time to charm a cowboy," she said to herself as she watched a black Stetson appear from the driver’s side door.
Dark curls edged around the brim of that hat, with a ruggedly handsome face underneath. "Ma’am." The cowboy offered her a dazzling smile as he reached the porch steps. "Name’s Jake Brown. Your brother asked me to stop by and…" His voice trailed off as she starred up at him.
The hairs on the back of her neck pricked to attention. Goose bumps raced down both arms. "I’m Tabitha Katt." She offered him her hand and tried not to notice the well-defined muscles underneath his black t-shirt. "But Thomas was mistaken. You really shouldn’t have driven all this way."
Jake ignored her extended hand and leaned back onto his truck. "Now you see there, I don’t think it’s a mistake at all. I’ve come here to protect you against some big bad wolves and that’s what I intend to do."
Tabitha caught a scent of something foreign in the air. The attraction she felt for this cocky cowboy was over. She dropped her hand to her side and curled both hands into fists. He brought something with him. Her nails dug into her palms, and she turned to go inside the main house. "Leave, Mr. Brown. You couldn’t protect me if you tried.
You can pick this up at Secret Cravings Publishing along with the second book in the series – Catching Hell.
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