Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the
bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is
even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his
cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy
sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to
survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter
what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she
will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent
it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her
heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?
Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner,
former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of
Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a
cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a
shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her
in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human
kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill
her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is
unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then
losing her as well?
This is one of the joys of writing!!! Sharing the
story with the world! One of the problems I had with figuring a title is
that I wanted to use the “Cougar” in the title, rather than Mountain
Lion, too long, Catamount, that some wouldn’t know what it was, Puma,
too soft. Cougar is perfect–hard, short, recognizable. ONLY the problem
is that cougar now also means an older woman who dates younger men.
Which is fine, BUT, that’s not my storyline. These are cougar
shifters, so I wanted to make that clear. On searches, if I put in
Cougar Love, it could sound like an older woman scenario, rather than a
shifter. I bet you didn’t know that there was that much thinking that even went into a title, did you?
So I chose Cougar’s Mate, because most don’t think
of their significant other as mate. And the next, Call of the Cougar,
because it reminds me of Call of the Wild, and because you don’t think
of a call from an older woman to a younger man, hopefully, but the wild
call of a cougar. You see, there truly is method to my madness. Bonnie
gave me the idea for another title: Crouching Cougar. I love it!
So I’m off to let the world know–I have cougar shifters on board.
And here is a parting picture of a nifty bird nest.
It looks big enough for an eagle! I’m keeping my on it to see what
really nests there.
Have a lovely Saturday! I'm working on bear orders and trying to get my tax stuff together.