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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Shift Happens by J.C. McKenzie

The title and cover jumped out at me and said "Read me!" so I read the blurb and knew I wanted to be part of the tour. I have an excerpt for you and at the end of giveaway of the book plus a gift card. Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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His hand rested on my hip. Heavy and large, it made me aware of the heat emanating from his body through the sheets.

He’d shaken me awake.

I eyed him suspiciously. What was he doing in my bed?

“Why Grandma, what big hands you have.” When fear clung to me, like it did now, I found it best to bluff nonchalance. Fake it till you make it. I’d heard the slogan once on a TV show involving models.

“Better to hold you with, my dear,” he said, surprising me. I didn’t think he would get the reference.

Then again, the wolf story was based on a true Werewolf. He should know it.

The nightmare still clung to me like a silk bath robe after a shower. Those eyes haunted my sleep. If I closed my eyes again, I’d see them, crystal clear, as if they were real. Transported back to the hell I tried to forget, I looked into Wick’s deep brown safe eyes, dark portals in the dim light, and relaxed. Tension flowed from my body. Wick’s white teeth flashed in the dark in response.

“What big teeth you have.” I chuckled.

Wick’s grin grew. “I’m not sure you’re ready for me to reply to that.” 


Andrea McNeilly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces eternal enslavement.

Wick's job is to monitor Andy, but he prefers more intimate activities, none of them G-Rated. His choices, however, are often not his own. His ability to help Andy is limited by his bond to the Master Vampire.

Facing many trials and challenges along her path to redemption, Andy learns the value of her freedom might be set too high. 

Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Series: Carus #1
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date: March 27, 2014


The author will be awarding one autographed print copy (US or Canada - digital copy substituted for international winners) plus a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please read my Giveaway Policy.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

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  1. OMG, you had me at "Shift Happens"! Totally on my tbr list now! bwahahaha!

    1. Lol Maggie! I'm gal the title caught your attention! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. congrats to JC on the new release! Looks and sounds fun :)

    1. Thank you Erin! It's a super exciting time :-)

  3. thank you for the chance tow in :)

    1. You bet! Rafflecopter end son Wednesday! I'll announce the winners ASAP! :-)

  4. Congratulations to Melisa ($25 GC) and Miki (ebook) for being the winners of this giveaway. Thank you everyone for you interest in Shift Happens.


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