Not too long ago, I connected with a wonderful girl on Tumblr. Lo and behold, my new friend is also a fantastic author! Probably why we got along so well. At least, one of the reasons. Now I get the opportunity to help her introduce you all to her latest release!
About the book:
After an archaeology expedition gone wrong, Lis Santiago is assigned a desk job at The Library, an underground archive dedicated to the history and study of supernatural creatures. Run by humans, the joke about The Library is that it’s operated by people who know everything about magic… except how to use it. Lis is no exception, and after three years, she’s finally accepted her new, albeit lackluster, career.
Then a request is made: Supernatural creatures in the area have gone missing, and the Alpha from the local werewolf pack wants a Librarian to aid in the investigation. But he doesn’t want just any Librarian, he wants Lis. Accepting means time away from her desk, but it also means having to be paired up with old partner Jonas Highet, who left her waiting for him in Italy five years ago. This isn’t the reunion she had in mind, but when the Alpha calls, it’s hard to say no.
Lis quickly wishes she had.
The Alpha already has a suspect, he just needs Lis to convict him… even if there’s no proof he’s guilty. But the Alpha’s sister thinks her brother’s scapegoat- a wolf named Mickey Kaiser- is innocent, and she wants Lis to prove it.
Caught between a pair of siblings known for their cunning ways, Lis is going to have to find out what’s so special about Mickey Kaiser, while simultaneously keeping Jonas from killing the man. And just when Lis starts dreaming about her desk job, the first body is found.
It’s unlike anything Lis has seen before.
“That sly fox,” Lis said appreciatively. She tossed the file back to Jonas who caught it with a grimace when he accidentally brushed up against some unidentifiable thing. It was blue and furry and that seemed enough to get Jonas’ stomach rolling.
“Care to explain your brilliant theory?” Jonas asked.
“Nice to know you haven’t forgotten how brilliant I am,” she said and then gestured to the apartment again. “The smell is covering his scent. If it weren’t for the god awful stench, you’d have known this was a fox den the second you walked in. Ken was keeping his home safe.”
“Safe from what?” Jonas said and Lis fought the urge to punch him. Beautiful he was, but he was also prone to bouts of obliviousness, courtesy of his upbringing at the top of the heap in the pack. It was hard to pay attention to the real world when your life was nothing but golden spoons and the belief you’d one day be Alpha.
“Safe from wolves, dumbass,” Lis said. She slipped between the televisions, having to climb over an old dresser, before landing in the narrow pathway before Jonas. “The local wolves have been getting into fights and hunting foxes for years now. Looks like Ken Mori found a way to stay safe on his own.”
“Then why is he missing?” Jonas ignored Lis’ glare and shook his head. “It doesn’t matter. You’re not here to investigate, you’re here to prove Mickey Kaiser is guilty.”
“Guilty of what?” A key piece of information floated to the forefront of Lis’ mind and she fixed Jonas with her best glare. “Guilty of taking down a fox? Where’s the crime in that?”
Before Jonas could retreat, she caught him around the collar of his jacket and with a well placed kick to the back of the knee, he hit the ground with a thud before Lis curled herself around him, her arms circling around his neck. She applied just enough pressure to get his attention.
“Why is the Alpha having me investigate the disappearance of a fox?” Jonas made a show of struggling, but they both knew if he wanted to, he could have her heart outside her body within seconds. Which meant he didn’t want her dead. Or at the very least, he had orders not to kill her.
“The Alpha didn’t want you on this case,” he said. “He’s not the reason you’re here.”
Lis released Jonas and stepped back, almost hopeful he’d been the one to send for her. But then her brain caught up to her idealistic naivety and squashed her hopes, reminding her that although her and Jonas had had a good time once before, that time was long passed.
“Then who sent for me?” she asked. “Why am I here?”
Jonas looked over his shoulder at her, one hand rubbing his neck idly.
“The Alpha’s sister,” he said. And then, “My mother.”
About the author:
Brittney Dussault is the author of over a dozen titles, including Howl and The Banewood Chronicles. When she’s not churning out a new book every 2-3 months, she’s helping others realize their dreams of being published authors. Cupcakes keep her going and she’s determined to put herself on a Best Sellers list one day.
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