Book Name: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel
Series: Nutty Romances Book: Two
Series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Pages or Words: Approximately 24,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Kate Lowell
Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix
Nathan's met Vince's family, but Vince hasn't met Nathan's, and Nathan would like to keep it that way. Holy smoked almonds, what else do you do when you know how completely nuts your relatives are? Why, you ease your man into it, by introducing him to normal shifters. Assuming you can find any. But with a gossipy werehummingbird spreading the news, and a pair of young red pandas wreaking havoc with their fainting goat friends, Nathan’s about ready to climb into a pine cone and pull it in after him. Then the local playboy weremoose hears about Vince, and Nathan has to find his inner alpha or the consequences will be worse than moldy hazelnuts.
“Breakfast,” Vince said and waved a hand toward the table.
It was a squirrel’s wet dream. Or it would have been, if good-enough-to-lick-all-over-then-eat Vince hadn’t been sitting on the other side of the table. Maybe he could say it was any other squirrel’s wet dream—whatever, it was the breakfast of Roman squirrel emperors.
A pile of thick, deep brown pancakes waited for him in the center of his plate. Raspberries and shaved almonds sprawled seductively over the side of the stack, glistening with sweet, sticky maple syrup. Some of the less audacious ones hid decorously beneath the edges of a heavy daub of whipped cream, but Nathan knew they were there, waiting for him to discover them. He could see them peeking diffidently out, uncertain whether they wanted to attract his attention or not. And the best part—the most gorgeous massage therapist in the world was sitting across the table from him, watching him with eyes that were dark in more than just the usual way. He looked at Nathan like Nathan was a maple walnut ice cream with a peanut dip. Like he wanted to lick him all over and suck bits of him deep inside his mouth...
Chapter 8: Exploring the World of Romance—dating the human male
For the female were, it is important to pay close attention to the fact that the human male is completely oblivious to non-verbal communication. Facial expressions may be noted, but will likely be misinterpreted, so a young were intending on more than a casual fling with a human must be prepared to do a great deal of training. Vocal reinforcement has proven to be of little use, but the effect of food-based reward systems has a long and illustrious history of excellent results.
In order to implement this sort of reward program, it is first necessary to determine preferred foodstuffs on the part of the program’s target. This may require some trial and error. We recommend starting with different varieties of pizza and, if that doesn’t work, an exploration of various burgers has a high probability of success. A choice of last resort is beer—not only is it fattening and expensive, but it has a deleterious effect on the male’s behavior, and often results in a kind of temporary amnesia which eliminates the effect of any previous training.
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Meet the author:
Kate Lowell lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farm house that has way more personality than it has any right to. During the winter, she spends her time dreading snow, cursing at snow, shoveling snow, and scheming ways to shove it down the kids' necks. During the summer, she prays not to have snow. :)
Kate likes to play in ALL the sandboxes. While her main genres are paranormal and contemporary suspense, she is also interested in science fiction, fantasy and--weirdly--romantic comedy. She’s willing to pay large amounts of money to anyone who can come up with a Time Turner, or find her an agreeable Time Lord to sort out her scheduling problems.
You can contact her at katelowellbooks (at) gmail.com . If you think you’d like to try writing gay romance, come visit her critique group (Link can be found at http://katelowell.com). New members are always welcome.
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28690157-rise-of-the-alpha-squirrel
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