Sunday, November 22, 2015

Treasured Find by Nancy Corrigan (Re-release spotlight, excerpt and review) ADULT title

Royal Pride, book 1
Sometimes the greatest finds are unexpected
After five centuries, Rafe Alexander knows what to expect from life—boredom broken by the occasional call from Shifter Affairs. No matter how mundane the job, he always accepts their plea for help. He knows what it’s like to lose loved ones to the shifter trafficking rings decimating their species.
But the task that takes him to West Virginia changes everything. A human is dead. A shifter child is missing. And the human female connected to both tragedies is hiding a secret.
He needs to discover the mystery surrounding her. But the felines he houses—lion, tiger and jaguar—want him to get close to her for another reason. Jasmine is special, both for how she affects him and for the treasure she’s been guarding.
And as danger mounts, he’s left balancing his desire for revenge and his need to protect. But the line between them isn’t always black and white, especially where his family is concerned.
NOTE: This book was previously released. It has been revised and re-edited.

Excerpt #1
“Don’t get any crazy ideas. I am not going out with any of your husband’s friends. No more blind dates, thank you very much.”
“You don’t need any help from me. Once you drop the ‘stay away from me’ glare you usually wear around members of the opposite sex, you’ll have no problem picking up a guy.” Cindy tapped a single finger against her chin. “We might even have to beat them off you, especially if you display your goods a little more.”
She tugged at Jazz’s shirt until the lacy edge barely covered her nipples.
Jazz gasped and slapped away her friend’s hands. She quickly righted her top and glared at Cindy. Jazz hated her goods. Her breasts were too big for her frame, but genetics was a crapshoot. You got whatever the DNA mixing bowl dished out.
“Stop it. I am not enticing any lewd perverts with a showing of my goods.”
Cindy raised her hands. “Just promise me you’ll keep an open mind.”
Jazz bit back her sharp retort. Cindy meant well. It wasn’t her fault Jazz had to keep men at arm’s length. It wasn’t Jazz’s either, but those were the facts. Time for another lie. What was one more?
“Fine. The next hot guy who shows any interest in me…” I’ll ignore just like I did with the blond hunk Josh was talking to. She inwardly rolled her eyes at the ridiculousness of her lame fib. “…will be the one I take home.”
“Now that’s an offer I can’t resist.”
Jazz pivoted. A wide expanse of muscle filled her vision. She followed the ridges of his stomach lower. His narrow waist met lean, denim-covered hips. Openmouthed, she stared at the growing bulge in his pants. An answering spark of arousal lighted within her. Shivers of awareness, the same ones that had skipped down her spine a few minutes ago, traveled from the hardening tips of her breasts to her clit. The bundle of nerves took on a heartbeat of its own.
She glanced into his face. Exotic, uptilted honey-brown eyes were framed by long blond lashes. Specks of color floated in those oddly bright eyes—gold, blue, green. Beautiful and downright captivating.
His full lips, parted slightly, glistened as if he’d licked them. She swiped her tongue across her suddenly dry ones.
“Am I hot enough for you?” He rubbed his thumb over the corner of her mouth. “Because I’m interested. Very, very interested.”

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Other shifter books:
ROYAL Pride series
Ø  Beautiful Mistake, book 2, available for Pre-order, releases 1-11-16
Ø  Favorite Obsession, book 3, available for Pre-order soon
KAGAN Wolves series (a parallel series set in the same world as the Royal Pride series)
Ø  Chance on Love, book 0.5, releases 2-23-16
Ø  Bridged by Love, book 1, available now
Ø  Shared for Love, book 2 (MMF), releases 5-10-16

The details…
Book Title: Treasured Find
Series Name: Royal Pride
Series Number: 1.0
Author: Nancy Corrigan
Length: 92K
Publication Date: November 11th 2015

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A little about Nancy…
A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.

She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.


4.5 out of 5 stars
Treasured Find by Nancy Corrigan is the first book in the ‘Royal Pride’ series and centers around several very special children who are of interest to Rafe Alexander and his pride. Jasmine (Jazz) has been very careful to hide the two very special little boys that are the one bright reminder of a horrific time in her life, but when a close friend is murdered, she knows that she must share some of her secrets with her ex, who has suddenly become a guardian of a remarkable little girl. Despite her distrust of Rafe’s sudden appearance in their lives, she is inexplicably drawn to him but then she discovers he’s exactly what she has been warned against. Now she must decide whether to trust her instincts, and the wrong decision can be fatal for all of them.

This fascinating paranormal romance is a delicious introduction to a world that has very special feline shapeshifters who are part of the elite section of their society. I love the novelty of these multispecies shifters, and the complex organization that they have. There are several intriguing characters that are introduced, as well as several layers of mystery, some of which is resolved in this story, and others which will continue into other books in the series. The combination of shapeshifters, children, and humans is a great draw and provides a nice change from many of the stories in this genre. The heat and complicated relationship between the main characters is delicious, and I was fascinated by the interaction of the multiple felids. Many of the characters have painful pasts that have made them despair of finding a true mate, but one definitely hopes that even the most damaged of them will find someone to love and be loved by.

It is my understanding that this is a revamped and re-edited version of an earlier release and that this story is connected to the ‘Kagan Wolves’ series but I had no trouble reading it as a stand-alone story and I am anxious to read more stories that are set in this world because I can’t wait to find out how some of the issues are resolved.

A copy of this title was provided to me for review

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