How To Hex an Alpha Shifter by Talina Perkins + Excerpt + Giveaway
Hi everyone! A huge thank you to Night Owl Reviews for having me over for a spell. It’s a cozy place here at NOR. I’m so excited to share with you a few magickal tricks I’ve picked up from the Sweet Briar Hollow witches from my Hex My Heart series. They’ve thrown away the spell book and are ready to dish on the ins and outs of hexing—err I mean—catching your very own alpha shifter.
Since they’re the authority on all things witchy, I’ll let them take over from here. Without further ado, I give you Honor, Ambrosia, Ember, Harmony, and Marabelle.
TALINA: “Ladies, we’re dying to hear what you have for us. So do spill, how do we go about finding our own alpha shifter?”
HONOR: “Find them? HA! I’m not sure about that. Jake stalked me until I turned the tables on him and caught him off guard. To be fair though, I was kinda stalking him, too. But once ya do, never use a love potion.” *rolls eyes* “That stuff lands you in deeper trouble than you can imagine.”
AMBROSIA: “From what I hear, it landed you very N-EE-CK-ED with a hexed alpha and wrapped in sheets when Ambrosia stopped by! Doesn’t sound so bad.” *throws a wink at me*
EMBER: “Ambrosia!” *tries to smother her laugh*
HONOR: “Yeah, after mistakenly downing a whole canister of the love potion I brewed for Marabelle, Jake was definitely on board the love train. It was fun seeing him all juiced. I’m almost sorry his metabolism burned through it so quickly.” *wiggles brows*
AMBROSIA: “It’s not fair what the High Council did to Marabelle. Speaking of, has anyone seen her?”
HARMONY: *sits forward to touch Ambrosia’s arm* “Another time, ladies. Talina invited us here to talk about magick and men. I’m sure Marabelle is just running late.”
TALINA: “From what I gather we have one nix on using love spells. I actually thought those were a myth. Hmm. What else do you have for us?”
HARMONY: “Oh, honey, they’re no myth. Now dragon’s blood, there’s a lot of myth there, but if you can get your hands on the real deal legally, that’s a sure way to smooth the way with any alpha shifter. Just a couple of drops of that coupled with a witch’s flame are all you need. It never fails, but be careful. Once you spark that flame it will never go out.”
TALINA: “Is that why the High Council forbids the use of love spells?”
EMBER: “That among other reasons. I used that particular spell on Julian. Let me just say that if you’re lucky enough to find dragon’s blood, too much of that stuff and your man is down for the count.”
TALINA: “Dragon’s blood, huh? Where do you think we mortals can find a vial or two?”
HARMONY: *throws her hands up abruptly* “It’s better we don’t say. Trust me.”
MARABELLE: “Sorry I’m late, guys. What did I miss?”
TALINA: “Hey, girl. Where’ve you been? You look like you took a nose dive down a spider infested sinkhole.”
MARABELLE: “HA. Somethin’ like that. Who knew the old High Council of Magick library had so many dirty hidden nooks.” *starts dusting off her jeans and T-shirts but misses the globs of cobwebs in her hair*
HONOR: “You found something, didn’t you?”
MARABELLE: *stays quiet*
AMBROSIA: “That’s a yes. I knew it. You couldn’t just leave it alone.”
TALINA: “Found what?”
EMBER: *leans forward to whisper in my ear* “A way to recover her magick that the High Council stripped from her.”
TALINA: “Oohhh. Sounds like there’s a story there. On that note, and so you can go clean yourself off Marabelle, we’ll leave you ladies to it. Any last advice you’d like to give everyone before we go?”
MARABELLE: “I’ve found a little crushed lavender and some rose essence in bath water has a way to draw in a sexy shifter. They can’t refuse a lady in need of tending to. From there, sweetheart, I think you get the idea.”
Thank you so much for having me and the sisters here! If you want to check out their sexy ‘n fun stories, check out the Hex My Heart series at http://www.talinaperkins.com/paranormal.html
The Hex My Heart series is fabulous for satisfying your craving for a hot alpha shifter while on the go or for a fix right before bedtime.
With magick comes great responsibility…
If the future came with a warning label it would read: Beware of a man with a devilish smile and a badge and by the goddesses, Harmony, stay away from dragon’s blood and too much Moon Lust. As luck would have it, even armed with magick and the ability to see the future, she never could have predicted the events about to unfold.
The High Council Laws of Magick might say she can’t read her own future as a price for her gift, but nothing stood in the way of reading Caden Roarke’s—aka one growly lone alpha shifter, the sexiest man ever to fill out a sheriff’s uniform, and the man that owned her heart. Only, every time they got close enough to test their delicious ’n naughty attraction, some invisible force pulled them apart. If she didn’t know any better, she’d say the goddesses were dealing her a rigged game of divine fate.
Just one peek is all she needed…
When her simple spell suddenly goes wrong and casts an enchantment over her entire magick Shoppe instead, Harmony should have known the object of her fantasies would waltz right through the door.
Faced with a hexed wolf looking at her as if she’s his first meal of the full moon, Harmony has two choices, give in to the pull of the magick and her naughty imagination. Or, break the enchantment and let the growly wolf slip away without showing him how perfect they are for one another.
Harmony is about to learn that not everything can—or should be—predicted.
Hex My Heart, a werewolf erotic series, follows five coven sisters as they find true love through their misadventures with love spells gone wrong with a botched hex or two. Be warned, this series is smokin' hot!
**Can be read as a stand-alone, no cliffhangers.**
*an excerpt where we step into one of Harmony’s visions from Enchanting the Alpha.*
Strong arms cradled Harmony snug against a firm chest. The thick smell of pine stroked along her senses in a sensual tease. She recognized his scent and loved the way it aroused her inner vixen. It reminded her of the long night they’d spent together not long ago.
The woodsy and earthy aroma had soothed her then as much as it did now. It calmed and excited the earth witch in her right down to the deepest parts of her soul. She daydreamed about him and the way he caressed her curves with heated glances from afar. How his expression lit up with a simple smile from her.
Harmony buried herself deeper into the welcomed warmth of his body and didn’t dare break the spell by opening her eyes. Not just yet.
When she couldn’t hold back any longer, curiosity tilted her head back an inch for a better look at the man holding her. Her heart swelled with awe, then bottomed out as if she stepped off a cliff to freefall.
His stubble-covered jaw line, long lashes and kissable, pillowy lips so close to hers caused her body to flush with more than just heated excitement. Anticipation flooded her veins and she wanted another hit of whatever he did to make her feel so lightheaded.
In contrast to the strength that engulfed her, his gentle touch eased her nerves and she let out a slow sigh.
He completely stole her breath away. Goddesses divine, I’ve died and found my own wicked ‘n sexy heaven.
Cool air whooshed over them to play in the wisps of her hair. Tension knotted in her gut and the once soft undertones of the moment melted away to reveal despair, but for what she couldn’t tell. She only knew it came from him.
Heavy fog coiled around their feet, the thick wafts of vapor blocking out the shafts of moonlight that poured over them moments before.
She tightened her arms around his shoulders and flicked her gaze to his. The world could be on fire and in crumbled ruin all around her, but when she looked into his eyes, she felt safe. His bright crimson-tinged eyes drank her in with an intensity she’d never witnessed before and anchored her firm in this moment in time.
Then Caden Roarke spoke. Just on the cusp of her hearing his silky baritone reached out to her. “Forever mine.” She angled her head and strained to make out the words as they floated along the air as if separated by more than just distance. As if time stood between them like an impenetrable cloak determined to keep them apart.
Serpentine tendrils of magick burst out of the encroaching darkness to weave a glittery silver web around them, tying them together. The interlocked threads spiraled and tightened their hold, and something told her destiny wanted a say in this suspended moment in time as well.
Caden leaned closer and brushed the tips of their noses together, caressing the gentle slope of her neck with his knuckles until he encased her shoulder in a firm yet gentle hold. “Take me now and forever. Say you will, please put my wolf and me at ease. Say yes.” The words morphed and shifted until they hit her all at once. Tender, yet she noted the fear that edged along the fringes of his plea.
With the slightest tilt of his head, Caden captured her mouth with his. What started out as a sensual brush of his lips against hers, quickly transformed into a claiming, soul-searing kiss.
A soft, silky caress of his tongue against her lower lip prompted her to open for him. Fingers buried into her loose hair. Her mouth fell open and he took advantage of her surprise by taking their kiss deeper. If she could describe the raw carnal need that ignited within her, the possessive way he sought to claim every crevice of her mouth, she’d say fiercely desperate. As if he was afraid she would slip away from him if he didn’t show her how he felt right here, right now. The same need he pulled from her.
But why? Didn’t he know she’d do anything to be by his side forever?
Heat surged through her veins until every nerve in her body flared to life from his touch. Knots tightened deep in her belly and her nipples pebbled against his bare chest as a low growl rumbled along their connected bodies.
Harmony ran her hands around his front and anchored her palms against his taut muscle. Butterflies fluttered in her stomach and she took a deep breath to steady her nerves. She loved the way he felt beneath her fingers. So masculine and he had the kind of chiseled muscles that all wet dreams should be made of, because hers definitely were.
Caden pulled back, breaking their kiss so fast a small whimper escaped her lips. “Don’t be scared.” Emotion roughened his plea. Gently he tilted her face away from him with the pad of his thumb before she could ask what she should be afraid of.
Pain tunneled through her body, hit bottom and backtracked, locking every muscle in place and forced her eyes shut against the pain.
Small breaths shuddered from her as she forced back tears. Bitter cold unfurled over her and robbed her body of any warmth.
Pitch black pushed out any traces of the silvery swaths of light. Suddenly the world spun and she freefell into the ether. The last thing she saw was her wolf, his lips stained red and eyes luminous with an ethereal blue.
“Now and forever, you’re mine.”
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Talina writes steamy military and paranormal romance books with fast paced plots, strong heroines, and kick-ass alpha heroes. Born and raised in Mayberry USA, this small town country girl spread her wings at the young age of fourteen and moved to Mexico where she's lived for the past eighteen years. Now, Talina currently resides in sunny Puerto Vallarta with her four children and is married to a U.S. Recon Marine--her very own smokin’ hot hero.