"Bethany Johnson grew up one of the only humans in a pack of werewolves. She didn’t have an easy time and her self-confidence was almost non-existent. Finally, after some serious psychotherapy and the help of weight-loss surgery, she is feeling like the Bethany she has always wanted to be. But now she has to say goodbye to the werewolves in her life. Out with the old and in with the new this year…"
Pages: 33 pages
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Published: November, 2011
Form: E-book (review copy through the tour for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Amazon: Buy / $5.74 (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $2.99 (Nook)
Excerpt: Arriving at the joint hotelroom
Bethany has decided to cut the ties to her family of werewolves after weight-loss surgery and a year of therapy, it's about time to cut of the toxic relationships, no matter how much she'll miss her half-siblings. Before Christmas she travels home to tell the news, telling them she's leaving but before she heads to Italy she's going on one wild one night stand with Madame Eve's 1NightStand agency.
Luke has recently gained the rule of the Pack and as he visits his accountant's family he scents his mate, a human, and forces the family to tell him all about Bethany. He's not going to just let her leave the country, no way, he contacts Madame Evangline to make sure he's to be her date for Christmas Eve Ball in Alaska, and win her over.
"Madame Eve's 1NightStand Holiday Anthology" with the following stories: Cerise DeLand ~ Santa, Cutie, Desiree Holt ~ He Came Upon a Midnight Clear, D.L. Jackson ~ This Endris Night, Stacey Kennedy ~ All She Wants for Christmas is her Dom, Liia Ann White ~ Her First White Christmas and Clarissa Yip ~ Silent Night’s Seduction. Stay tuned this week for the reviews on the novella you see above in bold italic.
I haven't read a novella yet where the heroine has gone under the knife for weight loss, it really was interesting. It gave Beth a broken feel, and gave Luke the opportunity to fix what was broken. I liked the plot a lot, liked the little sneakiness about Luke wanting to sway her to stay without telling her she was his mate.
I really liked Rebecca Royces writing, it's easy flowing, funny, sweet, touching and sexy in all the right places. I really liked the sweet ending of this novella, it was the kind that you can't help go awww... at. ;)
I love reading. I think all authors do. Why else would we want to spend the time writing a novel if we didn’t love reading books? I’ll Be Mated For Christmas with Bethany thinking about how much she has not enjoyed the holidays in the past and the changes she wanted to make to get things better in her life.
As much as we all love the holidays, we have to note that they can be very stressful, which is why I think I like my ‘stuff’ so much. They help me to decompress.
What do you do to make the holidays less stressful?
I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. We live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.
I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I've been told I'm a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
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