Mary Rundle has a new MM paranormal erotic romance out, book nine in the Blackwood Pack series: Mystic Guardian. And there’s a giveaway!
The Blackwood Pack saga continues…
This is part of an on-going series by Amazon International Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle – catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of previous books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.
Carson never dreamed his six bothers would get their fated mates before he did and now, hanging on with the barest of hope he’d be next, he ends up devastated when it doesn’t happen. Unable to cope with seeing so many happy couples around him at the pack house in California, he accepts a job offer in France, intent on building a new life—only to discover the Fates have not forgotten him at all.
After graduating from university, Remy, a low-level warlock leaves the world of magic behind, believing there’s no place in it for him. Encouraged by his parents, to accept a job offer at the Chateau des Flammes winery, he begins working for Arthur MacDùghlas, the dragon shifter owner, finally finding a place for himself in the world.
Happy with his new position, Remy’s life abruptly changes when his parents unexpectedly die and he becomes the guardian of his three younger brothers. Muddling through the unexpected role of fatherhood, he finally finds his footing until…his life is upended once again when Carson, his fated mate arrives on his doorstep.
Shocking surprises, treacherous plots, an action-packed rescue, and many unexpected twists and turns make this passionate love story by Mary Rundle impossible to put down once you’ve read the first page.
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MYSTIC GUARDIAN / Mary Rundle
Hello everyone! Thank you for hosting my blog tour. I am so excited to be here and I have an exclusive excerpt for you today from Mystic Guardian, Book 9 of the Blackwood Pack series, the love story of Remy and Carson. The journey to finding their HEA includes danger, twists, turns and adventure which takes them on quite a ride. I hope you enjoy it!
After trying to reach Henri several times without success, Remy slammed down the handset of his old office phone in frustration. Taking a deep breath, he picked it up again and dialed Dire Enterprises’ representative, Carson Blackwood, hoping for a simple answer as to why he couldn’t reach his driver. But after a number of calls, all going unanswered, he dialed Henri’s assistant in case he knew something, but no, he hadn’t heard anything either. Something has happened…he could feel it in his gut, but what to do about it? Drumming his fingers on the desk, Remy began organizing the facts he knew, hoping to find some clue that would be helpful.
After going over all the possibilities, Remy wasn’t any closer to figuring out why Henri hadn’t called him to let him know about a further delay—or why Henri was ignoring his calls. Whether it was his frustration or the feeling that Henri was in trouble, Remy couldn’t say, but suddenly his secret—the one he never spoke of—popped into his head. My special ability! The one that only his parents knew about. He was about Galen’s age when he first used it, not realizing it was most unusual for a warlock like him—a warlock with so little magic—to possess it. He’d never forget the day his parents found out he’d used it, nor the fear he saw on their faces when he confessed to it.
Within two days, his parents had packed their belongings, loaded them into a van, and drove off with Remy in the middle of the night. Sleeping through most of the trip, he had no idea where they were going, but when he woke up, he saw an old, isolated, farmhouse. Rolling down his window, shivering in the frigid air, staring at the white stuff on the ground, he remembered asking why they’d stopped there. It was only after they’d moved in that he got an answer. His parents sat him down in front of the blazing fire that now kept them warm, warning him never to use his ability again. When he asked why, they told him it was too dangerous—nothing more. From that day on, though, he followed his parents’ edict without question.
From time to time, as he grew up, he felt sorry about his lack of magic and asked his parents why his ability was so dangerous to use. They promised to tell him when he was older, but that day never came. By the time he graduated from the university it didn’t bother him anymore; besides which, lacking it would make living among humans easier, so he never brought up the subject again. Now it was too late; his parents were gone, and he knew no one else to ask, leaving him in a quandary.
Mulling it over, Remy weighed the option of not using it versus using it and the possible danger that might ensue. Of course, it would help if I knew exactly what danger I’d be in if I used it. Dropping his head to the desk, he closed his eyes in frustration when a thought popped into his head: perhaps his ability was gone after not using it for so long—it seemed to have happened to other magical abilities he once had.
During his childhood, his mother made him do daily magic drills to learn basic spells, which he found boring. Maybe if he were a powerful warlock, it might have been enjoyable, but with the limited magic he possessed, he was only able to perform simple tricks. When he complained, wondering why he should even bother, his mother told him it was important to keep whatever magic he had strong and that the drills would help.
But after he enrolled at the university, Remy didn’t care about magic anymore, especially since he intended to live a life with as little magic in it as possible. So, he stopped the drills, concentrating on his studies while learning how to interact with his human classmates. And he never gave it another thought until Galen asked him, one day, if they could resume the magic drills he’d did with his parents before their death. That’s when Remy found out he’d lost a lot of his adeptness at it. Sighing, he made a mental note to look into getting Galen some simple spell books and, just maybe, if he practiced them with his brother, some of the little magic ability he’d once had, would come back.
Setting that problem aside for now, Remy went back to the one facing him—finding Henri. If I use the magic, will I be in danger? It was a risk he’d never take in normal circumstances. Weighing his options, he decided to try. Rising, he locked his office door and then, after pulling down the shade on the window overlooking the tasting room, sat down at his desk and turned off his computer and phone.
Shutting his eyes, Remy placed his hands flat on the desk, seeking to find the spark in his mind needed for him to begin. Searching through his memories, he began to panic when he couldn’t locate it, but just when he was ready to accept that his ability was gone, a tiny white shimmer appeared from behind the wall he’d built to keep his grief at bay.
Hello, I’m Mary Rundle and welcome to my Amazon Author page. I write MM paranormal erotic romances. The first book I ever wrote was Dire Warning in 2017 and, much to my delight, it became an Amazon Best Seller. Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates– stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.
Now, five books later, Shadow Voice, another Best Seller, has just been released to critical acclaim. I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box.
My readers tell me they feel like they’re a member of the pack as the stories unfold. As if they’re right there in the middle of the action. Others tell me it’s like watching a fast-paced movie. My writing style pulls no punches– readers love it and are always clamoring for the next book.
Stories come to me as if they were being channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy details.
I currently live in the Northeast and love the beautiful change of seasons, my husband, and our quirky calico cat, though not necessarily in that order. I love to hear from my readers so feel free to get in touch with me via Facebook, Twitter, MeWe or my website http://www.maryrundle.com
I’m always happy to hear from my readers and can be reached through Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, or my website.
I never went to school to learn writing nor attended a writing workshop, but it didn’t stop me from entering a writing contest and from that came my first book, Dire Warning.
Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates– stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.
My stories come to me as if they were being channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy details.
I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box.
Although my writing is sometimes raw—that’s the way I like to tell my stories—readers love it and are clamoring for more.
I currently live in the Northeast and love the beautiful change of seasons, my husband, and our quirky calico cat, though not necessarily in that order.
Please join me as we travel through my wonderful fantasy world of shifters who are Fated Mates and all have HEAs. I love to hear from my readers so feel free to get in touch with me via Facebook, Twitter, or my website www.maryrundle.com
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