Welcome to Magic Pen Book Tours' organized book blitz for Riley by Lauren Dawes taking place March 8-12, 2021!
Series: Helheim Wolf Pack Novella #2
Author: Lauren Dawes
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy / Standalone Romance
Release date: January 4, 2020
Publisher: Indie published via Vixen Publishing
On Thanksgiving eve, Riley is looking forward to shutting up his garage for the long weekend and getting a few beers with his friends to celebrate the holiday. His plans are derailed, however, when an unfamiliar female werewolf stumbles into his work, desperately needing help.
Obligation to his alpha forces him to act, but it’s his attraction to the mysterious female that leaves him with a sense of longing he’s not felt before.
“Riley” is a short story based on the characters in the Helheim Wolf Pack world. These novellas are best read in order.
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Riley pushed off the wall and ran his eyes over Layla. She looked to still be in one piece. Logically, he knew his brother wouldn’t do anything to hurt her, but the other half of his soul—the one that was driven by instinct—was demanding that he give her a thorough checking over.
“Are you okay?”
“I’m getting kind of sick of answering that question,” she replied, tempering the heat of her words with a smile. “But yes, I’m okay.”
“What did he say?”
“Riley, get your ass in here,” Hunter called from the office.
Layla turned to walk away, and he stopped her, letting his fingers graze down her arm. “I’ll come and find you later.”
“It’s not like I have anywhere to go right now.” She shook her head. “I’ll be in the kitchen helping your mom.”
With a nod, he watched her leave before turning his attention to his alpha. Walking into the office, he shut the office door behind him.
“She’s been hurt pretty badly.”
Hunter’s statement knocked his legs out from under him, and he stumbled to the chair, planting his ass on the thing before he fell over and ate rug like a pussy. The declaration shouldn’t have been a newsflash, but hearing it said out loud was like getting hit in the chest with a baseball ball with nails hammered through it.
He tightened his fingers around the arms of the chair. “How badly?”
“Badly enough that she’s terrified to return to her pack.”
The invisible weight that had started to sit on Riley’s shoulders suddenly got even heavier. “She slept in her wolf’s skin last night.”
Hunter’s dark brows rose. “Did she say why?”
“A nightmare, apparently. She didn’t go into any more detail than that, but I’d smelled her fear. Whatever she’d dreamed about, it touched her on more than just a subconscious level.”
His alpha made a slight noise of agreement, spinning the chair around, so he was looking out the window again. “I told her I want to know everything she knows about what her alpha is doing, but I said I didn’t want to know today. It’s Thanksgiving for fuck’s sake. Ava loves this holiday, and I don’t want to spoil it for her with me being angry.” He spun back around, his wolf pushing through. “And I have a feeling whatever Layla tells me, I’m going to be angry.”
About the Author
Lauren Dawes is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal romance and is the author of the Half Blood series, the Dark Trilogy and the Cat McKenzie series.
She likes her vampires dangerous, her shifters vicious and her Norse gods ruthless.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hanging with her young daughter or designing book covers.
She currently lives in Brisbane, Australia.
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