Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Woodland Creek World- Meet Calinda B and Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creekw Giveaway!



Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.


Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek (Woodland Creek)
This is a standalone paranormal shifter romance.
Flying through the night sky is amazing...especially when you're a spy.
Tall, athletic Mercedes McCartney is good at what she does – shaping clay into art. Supporting the downtrodden in the town of Woodland Creek. Oh – and transforming herself into a crow to fly the night sky, the wind in her feathers, soaring over landscapes, vistas and endless wonder as she sources secrets and eavesdrops on people's folly.
Coming back to Earth sucks...unless you uncover the truth.
Mercedes is horrified when she comes upon the dead body of her best friend, Elena Iris, at her favorite place, Nightmoon Creek. Nearby, stands the very much alive hot guy she’s been pursuing, Lennon Lusk. He's a suspect. She's a suspect. Mercedes' next mission becomes a big one – find out who really killed Elena, even if it means sacrificing her lust for Lusk. 
She needs answers, fast. Her best clues come from a cat named Muffin and following her instinct, spying on the townsfolk. She uncovers secrets, lies and plots that fracture the calm appearance Woodland Creek presents. Only insiders know the truth. And insiders want Mercedes McCartney dead.
Get ready to fly into mystery. Buy Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek.

Excerpt

“Give me my goddamned coat, Mercedes. I have a job to get to. I need my coat. I’m not going to be wandering around the job site in a long-sleeved T-shirt. It feels like the temperature dropped ten degrees since last night.” Lennon’s eyes blaze.
He’s not nearly so handsome when he’s pissed. So why do I feel tingles of arousal? I must be insane. I glance at Dirk, the taxi driver, who’s watching us, amused.
He taps on his meter and says, “I’ll wait.”
I gaze at Lennon attempting to carve holes with my intention into his bloodshot eyes.
His hand is extended, palm up. His entire forearm is inked with a deep, pussy pink water lily, floating in swirling blue and green lines of water.
Something about that tattoo is sensuous…kinda sexy…like it’s meant to arouse. “Nice ink. What’s the meaning?”
“Seriously? You want to ask me about the origins of my body art? Now?
His tone of voice pours over my head like a bucket of ice water. “Excuse me.” I cross my arms over my chest and say to Dirk, “Go ahead and go.”
“I want my goddamned coat. Do I have to wrestle it from you?” His hand reaches through the window, snagging the lapel.
“Stop it! Fine! I’m coming!” Against my better judgment, I push open the door and haul myself outside.
“You sure about this?” Dirk asks. The toothpick bobs up and down as he speaks.
Does he know something? Does he fear for my safety? I consider his face a second, decide he’s only concerned about his cab fare, and follow Lennon into the house, glancing over my shoulder to see Dirk driving away, and me about to enter old Mrs. McMurphy’s house at the isolated end of the road.


 My Review

Aww I really liked this one! It was hilarious reading Mercedes talk as a crow! And there was such suspense to find out who killed her friend Elena. It's actually a really cool story too! 

So Mercedes is a crow shifter. She makes pottery and sells it, that's her job. She also has a passion for standing up for her community. But when her best friend is murdered and she is the prime suspect, along with her crush, things spiral out of her control. I must say, she's a great lead character. She's flawed and real and she's funny! Serious, Caw in crow is like a whole conversation. And how she talks to herself when she flies and watches people. I loved that she was insecure about herself yer confident to stand up for everyone else. It's so real. And her crush on Lennon. How complicated to want a man, who liked your bff, who was murdered and it the other suspect. She is determined to find out if he really did it because she knows she didn't. 

I didn't like Lennon at first, until mercy got to know him. I loved his playfulness and his protectiveness of his nephew Hawke. I loved Hawke. And the cat muffin may have stolen the show. And Odin the crow, he's pretty cool. The bad guys, well, I wasn't sure, then I was, then I wasn't. It was interesting how this one played out. And I like very much how it ended. I hope this becomes more because I'd love to see how the GSUR turns out, and the McMurphy's hard work paid off. 

I enjoyed the writing style. I really just loved Mercedes personality and the humor that got thrown in. It's still a dark and gritty story, with murder and suspense, but it was balanced so well. I look forward to reading more from this author and I definitely hope to see these characters in the future! Crows have wings... But otters have paws- so 5 PAWS!! Lol :) nope can't tell you about that ;) 
 


About the Author


Calinda B is a bestselling author who crafts erotic short stories and paranormal, sci-fi and contemporary romance novels. An avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast with a quirky sense of humor, she's always finding ways to torture her characters, and to entertain her long time love, her two cats or her kids and friends. She lives in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, a place that soothes her soul and gives her plenty of time to write, scuba dive, work, write, bike ride, write, kayak, write and write some more.

With seventeen books roaming the universe and more in her head, you can find her at www.calindab.com.







The Woodland Creek Series is an innovative and collaborative collection of Shifter stories set in one town, each with a guaranteed Happily Ever After.

Sibilance by Aria Kane -- This sexy trickster won't let Sophia Samson slither out of his life so easily. Amazon | Goodreads

Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek by Calinda B -- All she can think about is his naked body in the woods last night...and how he murdered her best friend. Amazon | Goodreads

Running Free by K Webster -- Can Frankie prove her innocence with a sexy detective hot on her trail? Amazon | Goodreads

Broken Wings by Mindy Larson – Love, secrets and lies make for a thrilling ride in Broken Wings. Amazon | Goodreads

Mina’s Revenge by J.M. Witt -- Her powers are changing and they're more than the bloodline inheritance from her mother. Amazon

Gargoyle by Scarlett Dawn -- Being stone-hard has never been this sexy and wicked before. Amazon | Goodreads

Zenko by J. Rose Alexander -- Blaze Riordan must find Melody Hastings before Halloween--and only a little red fox can help him do it. Amazon

The Scarlett Legacy by K.N. Lee -- All Evie wanted was to escape her family's secret...and then Avalon walked into town. Amazon

The Beast Within by Rachel M. Raithby -- Passion ignites, and pasts collide, when the Beast comes out to play. Amazon | Goodreads

Sinful Instincts by J.D. Hollyfield -- She was his temptation, and he was her ultimate Sin. Amazon

Moonlit Feathers by Sarah Makela -- After faced with crippling loss, a heartbroken raven must find her wings again…. Amazon | Goodreads

Hounded by Tasha Black -- This dog is about to have his day... Amazon

Dearborn by Jenni Moen -- I craved normalcy, to fall in love with someone untouched by the magic of Woodland Creek, but not as much as I craved him. Amazon | Goodreads

The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a Demon by April Aasheim -- What's a good girl to do when she starts developing horns, and a hunger? Amazon

Blind Trust by Raci Ames -- When Pia goes blind she must learn to trust what her heart can see, even if it means falling in love with two different shifters. Amazon | Goodreads

Dragon's Web by Lia Davis -- One sexy dragon, two strong-willed females, a family scandal, murder, and a love that requires plenty of ice. Amazon | Goodreads

Wicked Jackal by Cherie Marks -- The freedom to choose her fate is all she wants, but can she resist the draw of one wicked jackal? Amazon | Goodreads

One Insatiable by Tia Louise -- One wounded panther, one restless lynx, one insatiable hunger. Amazon | Goodreads

Dream Catcher by M.C. Cerny -- Happenstance brought Kerri Harper to Woodland Creek, but will she stay for the wolf intent on mending her broken heart? Amazon 

The Viking’s Curse by Xandra James -- He was supposed to keep me alive after I was marked for death, but hiring the meanest Viking shifter in town might just kill me. Amazon | Goodreads


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