Title: Touched by the Wolf
Series: Dark Blood, Book 1
Author: R. Murray
Cover Artist: Haley Allison/Spellbound Covers
Release Date: June 30, 2017
Romance Genre(s): Paranormal
About the Book
How far would you go for immortality? It has been a century since the wolves of the Silent Walkers waged war against the vampires of the Lamia for the Dark Blood of Immortality they possess. As the battle lines are drawn once again, it will be up to the White Witch Emilie to use all in her power to bewitch the youngest of the wolves, Maccon. To gain his trust. To seduce him. To bend him to her will. To stop the impending war. Touched by the Wolf is the debut novel from R. Murray and the first in the Dark Blood series.
About R. Murray
Rebecca is a London girl currently living in New Zealand. During the week, she can be found wrangling dogs and cuddling puppies as Dog Day Care Supervisor at a day care centre in Auckland. At the weekend, she transports herself to a world of vampires, witches and werewolves as well as dabbling in some poetry. Touched by the Wolf is the first novella in the Dark Blood series, and the debut release from R. Murray, though her mind is a web of many more paranormal adventures. When not writing or playing with dogs, she can be found at the beautiful New Zealand beaches soaking up the sun, socializing with friends, or with her head in a good book.
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Emilie pushed herself against the tree, watching with terrified eyes as the wolf fought the three vampires. He was greatly outnumbered and although he was putting up a fine fight she could tell he was weakening. One vampire was dead by a snap of the neck from his strong jaw, but the other two were stronger and faster, slicing at him from either side with lightning speed.
Emilie could take no more, this brave creature was fighting to defend her, yet she could defend herself. She had to help him, no matter if it would ruin the task, she was not like her sister. She was about to stand and strike the vampire that was coming up behind her would-be rescuer when a flash of black came from her left and that very vampire was thrown against a tree. The flash of black had been that of another wolf, and in a blink of an eye the two remaining vampires lay dead at his feet.
Emilie stayed still not daring to move as the new wolf made his way to where his brother lay, now crumpled on the wet grass, turned back to his human form. The light from the dying fire of the tree gave her enough to see the deep wounds on his sides and his left arm and thigh. Suddenly she felt piercing eyes on her and she turned her attention back to the other man that was now with them, the man that moments ago had been the black wolf.
Emilie swallowed heavily as she stared into a pair of steel grey eyes, her throat dry, realising that both the men were now naked. Pulling herself to her feet, she removed her coat handing it to the black wolf. “Here, wrap this over your brother, then will you let me help you back home? I am a healer; from the city, I work at the hospital. Please, the least I can do is tend to his wounds, and I do not wish to be alone in these woods, in this storm any longer,” she said.
The wolf snatched the cloak from her, and as he moved back to his brother's side she could not help but admire him. He was tall with hair the colour of night, his body rippled with muscle, but his eyes, the steel grey stare that had greeted Emilie was what drew her to him. Looking into those intense eyes something came over her. Something she could not explain, but she knew he was the one that she was here to seduce, to gain trust within this pack, but right now she could sense he was angry and that he blamed her for the attack on his brother.
His deep smooth voice rang through her ears as he spoke, “Well, are you coming then?”
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