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RISE OF THE MOON
(A Royal Shifters Novel Book 3)
by NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author L.P. Dover
Half fae. Half shifter. Unimaginable power lying in wait…
The moment half-blood Laila joined the Teton pack, Cedric knew she belonged to him. Completing their bond will not be easy, but Cedric would pay any price to claim her as his mate.
If she stays.
The fae are luring Laila to their realm, promising to introduce her to a side of herself shrouded in mystery. If she leaves—and their bond remains unfulfilled—Cedric will experience a painful affliction unrequited male’s suffer that often ends in death.
Despite it paining him to think of her leaving, Cedric would never force Laila to stay. Only by asserting himself as the powerful alpha he is can he hope of proving to her that by his side—and in his bed—is exactly where she belongs.
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Excerpt from Rise of the Moon:
I was so close to her, so close to shifting and letting her see who I am. I've never felt as protective or out of control as I did yesterday at the lake. The second I felt the rogues' presence, my first and only thought was keeping Laila safe. Neither Micah nor I could figure out who they were. They weren't part of any of the surrounding packs. However, we did know what they wanted. You could smell the lust in them from miles away. I wanted to stay and fight, to rip off their balls and shove them down their goddamned throats. The protective side of me won out though. What mattered was making sure Laila stayed safe.
After seeing Laila and being in her presence, there's no doubt about her being my mate. I want to be her protector, and the only way to do that is to talk to her father. He already knows I'm her mate; it's the sole reason he backed off so I could approach her yesterday. Now that I'm off work, I'm on my way to his cabin to formally nominate myself as her protector.
My phone rings, and every time it does, I keep hoping to see Laila's number on my screen. Instead, it's Faith. I'd give anything to hear Laila's voice and to have her say she wants to see me. It would at least confirm that she feels something. My life has been fucked up from the very beginning. I should've known finding my mate wasn't going to be simple.
“Hey,” I answer.
“Hello there. You on your way home from work?”
I turn out of the Grand Teton National park entrance onto the highway. “Nope. Going to see Zayne. I want to be Laila's protector.”
“You know that's a royal arctic thing, right? I don't think any of the other packs pick protectors for their females.”
It's true, but there's always a first time for everything. “They don't, but it's what I want to do. She's my mate, and I want to protect her.”
“That's very chivalrous of you. Let's just hope she wants to be your mate.”
I don't like the sound of her voice. “Why do you say it that way? What did she say?” This is what I've been afraid of. I'm not a royal arctic like her, and I don't come from a family with money. There's nothing I can offer her.
Faith blows out a sigh. “It's not what she said, but what my brother did.”
My grip on the steering wheel tightens so hard I can hear the leather crack. “What the fuck did that cocksucker tell her? And more importantly, when the hell was he around her?”
I can hear the hesitance in her voice. “Yesterday afternoon. He came over for a few minutes. He kind of told Laila some things about you.”
The anger burns like fire in my veins. “What did he tell her,” I growl, feeling my wolf just underneath the surface. If Colin were at their cabin last night when I arrived, I would've ripped him apart. Faith grew silent, and it only pissed me off more. “What did he say?”
“He told her about all your conquests. Don't get me wrong, I value you as a friend, but I'm a little disappointed. I didn't realize you were such a manwhore.”
“Fucking great,” I huff. “This is exactly what I don't need.”
Meet NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author L.P. Dover!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.
Interview with L.P. Dover:
Hi, L.P. Dover. Please tell us a little about yours.
Hi everyone! My name is Leslie, but I write under L.P. Dover. I chose to write under a pseudonym because I thought it sounded a lot better than Leslie … lol. Plus, I kind of liked the anonymity of it. I’m from North Carolina, born and bred. I can be in the mountains in an hour and to the beach in four. I have the best of both worlds. As far as the genres I write in … there’s a ton! I started out writing fantasy/paranormal and then dabbled in some contemporary before going hardcore into suspense. After eight years of writing, I’ve added several more genres including: sports romance, clean holiday romance, rom coms, and even a children’s book with my youngest daughter. One day, I keep thinking I’d like to write a historical but that seems like a lot of work and research. Right now, I’m enjoying my shifters so I think I’ll stick with that.
Tell us about your publishing journey. Did you always want to be an author?
I grew up loving the written word. Poetry was my thing. This might sound a little nerdy and strange, but I used to write poems for my family members for their birthdays, Christmas, etc. The funny thing is that I never gave them the poems on paper. No, I had to be extra special and videotape myself reading them. So instead of paper, they got a VHS tape with me looking all kinds of crazy reading them their poems. Back then, I never knew that my fascination with books would one day lead me to become an author. It didn’t seem like it could be possible, at least not until I learned what an indie author was. I remember scrolling through books on Amazon and reading some I absolutely LOVED. When I befriended a couple of these authors on Facebook, I learned they were indie authors. It completely blew me away how they were able to publish books on their own. Not long after that, I decided to try writing my own stories. One thing led to another and I published my first book. Now I have over fifty novels.
Why paranormal? What drew you to the genre?
Paranormal is my go to genre to read. I love being able to separate my mind from the challenges of everyday life to escape into something magical.
What’s your favorite type of paranormal creature and why?
This is a hard one. Can I pick two?… lol. I have a soft spot for my faeries in my Forever Fae series, but what I love most are my shifters. Their passion and protectiveness for their mates is sexy as hell. Not only do I make my males dangerous, but I do the same with my females. There’s nothing better than a bad ass female wolf who can take care of her pack.
For those who are new to your books, what is the story about?
Rise of the Moon is the third book in my Royal Shifters series. They are all interconnected standalones. Laila and Cedric are the main characters in this installment. Laila is half fae, and half shifter. None of the other wolves have seen anyone like her before. She’s also a royal arctic wolf which makes her desirable among the single males in the surrounding packs. It just so happens that her mate turns out to be Cedric. Of course, this doesn’t settle well with the fae prince who’s been protecting Laila from afar. Choosing between both men is the least of Laila’s worries. There’s another out there who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means killing the hybrid beauty to get it.
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