Ashton Grove Werewolves (Boxed Set, Vol. 2)

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Word Count: 115,400
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Moonlight Savior - It's time for Ramsey to return to Ashton Grove, and see the woman he'd once thought he loved. His heart still aches, but he can't hide forever.

Moonlight Warrior - A war is coming and the pack will need all of the help it can get, even if it means asking for divine intervention.

Moonlight Angel - The angel Adriel is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the woman he loves.

Ashton Grove Werewolves (Boxed Set, Vol. 2)
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Ashton Grove Werewolves (Boxed Set, Vol. 2)

JCS Books

Heat Rating: Steamy
Word Count: 115,400
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Moonlight Savior Excerpt

After scrubbing the sweat and grease from his body, he got out and dressed in a clean pair of jeans and white tee. He ran his hand over his jaw, his fingers rasping against his five o’clock shadow. He contemplated shaving, but a glance at the clock told him he didn’t have time if he wanted to have dinner ready by seven. He’d left work a little early so he could make lasagna, one of the few things his mother had taught him to make when he’d moved out on his own.

In the kitchen, he gathered the ingredients and got to work. If he were honest, he’d have to admit that he liked to cook. It wasn’t something he’d like to do every day, but he enjoyed it a few times a week.

Once he had the dish in the oven, he made sure the house was straightened up before sitting down to wait. He didn’t have long before the doorbell rang.

With a smile, he opened the door… and froze. He’d expected Hunter’s sister to be pretty, but he hadn’t thought she would be gorgeous. She had Hunter’s blonde hair, which hung in curls down to her waist, and big blue eyes.

“I know we’re a little early,” said Hunter, “but…”

“It’s fine. Come on in.”

Ramsey stepped back to allow them entrance into his home. As Hunter’s sister walked by, he inhaled her scent. She smelled like cherry blossoms. Closing the door, he joined them in the living room.

“Ramsey,” Hunter said, “this is my sister, Harper. Harper, this is Ramsey.”

Harper smiled at him and he was dazzled. For someone so tiny, she certainly packed a punch. She was petite, but curved in all the right places. Not that he should be noticing something like that with her brother standing in the same room.

“It’s nice to meet you, Harper.”

Hunter must have noticed the look on his face because she gave him a knowing grin. Ramsey cleared his throat and motioned for them to sit.

“It was nice of you to come over on such short notice,” Ramsey told Harper.

“I haven’t had a social life since I moved here, so it’s nice to get out. Besides, it’s nice to meet one of Hunter’s friends. He’s kept the pack away from me so far. I was surprised to be honest.”

“That he’s kept them away or that he’s introducing us?” Ramsey asked.

“Both,” she replied.

Hunter shook his head. “I told you why I was keeping them away. And I’m introducing you to Ramsey because he’s the best of the bunch. If you’re going to hang out with the pack, I’d rather you start with Ramsey.”

Harper eyed Ramsey with interest. “Does this have anything to do with your idea of me dating someone before being introduced to your alpha?”

Hunter shrugged. “Maybe. I figured if it was going to be anyone, I’d rather it be Ramsey. You won’t find a better guy.”

Moonlight Warrior Excerpt

Kendall leaned against her car and tried to get a signal on her phone. She was stranded in the middle of nowhere with no way to contact anyone. Her car had died and refused to start again. She fought the urge to smack her phone against the car. Not only did she not have any reception, her 4G was out as well. Not that the internet did her much good, but at least she could’ve emailed her friend and hoped he got the message. If it hadn’t been daylight, she would’ve just shifted and found the nearest town. Then again, she’d be naked when she shifted back so maybe that wasn’t such a great idea.

Just when she was giving up hope, she heard a loud engine. Shading her eyes from the sun, she smiled when she saw a large truck rumbling her way. With any luck, the owner would be a guy. A guy knowledgeable about cars, she amended. Maybe she’d be on her way in no time!

The truck pulled over to the side of the road just behind her car. But as the doors opened, she realized her mistake. She should’ve waited for them inside her car. Now she was in the open and exposed. She watched as five of the hardest looking men she’d ever seen got out of the vehicle. Despite the hot June weather, three of them wore black leather jackets. She had a really horrible feeling about this. The way they moved told her they were something other than human, but she wasn’t sure exactly what they could be. They didn’t smell like shifters. There was a foul, almost rancid, smell coming from them and it made her want to gag. She edged closer to the driver side door of her car, wondering if she could make it in time, but one look at the approaching men put a nix on that idea. They were too close and she had a feeling they were faster than they looked.

They circled her, penning her in, making her feel like a trapped animal. Her other half, her animal half, yowled in protest. She could shift, but that would only make her more vulnerable. Sure, she’d get in a few good licks, but her cat was small and they would overtake her quickly. There was little doubt in her mind that the more she fought them, the more pain they would inflict. Now that they were closer, she could see the evil lurking in their coal black eyes. There was only one type of being with eyes like that – a demon. The skull and crossbones on the front of the leather jackets gave her a clue as to who she was dealing with.

Fear snaked through her, seizing her. They tightened their circle, closing in until they were near enough to touch her. Her brain was telling her to flee, but her body was locked in place. A tremor ran down her spine, shaking her from head to toe as the leader reached out to touch her, running his fingers through her spiky red hair. Another ground against her from behind and she nearly wet herself. What were they going to do to her? Would she survive?

“Tie her up,” the leader commanded.

The demon behind her grabbed her hands, jerking them behind her back. Another produced a length of rope and tied them together, nearly cutting off her circulation. Next, they tied her feet and she was slung over someone’s shoulder and carried to the truck. Dumped in the bed of the truck, one of the demons launched himself into the back, presumably to keep an eye on her. As if she could escape like this! Bound as she was, it would be impossible for her to shift. Had they tied her on purpose, perhaps knowing she was a shapeshifter?

She stayed silent, not voicing the multitude of questions she had, doubting that she would receive any answers and would most likely be punished for daring to speak. Her heart raced as the worst possible scenarios tumbled through her mind, one following the other in rapid succession. They hadn’t gagged her, which meant they didn’t care if she screamed, perhaps even wanted her to. She didn’t know a lot about demons, but what little knowledge she did have told her she didn’t have a prayer of escaping. They would torture her, and possibly kill her, but one thing was certain, she would not give up her soul. With there being five of them, chances were, they didn’t even want it. Which meant they’d captured her strictly for torture.

Moonlight Angel Excerpt

Adriel stood before the Archangel Gabriel, hoping he wasn’t making a huge mistake. In his heart, it was the right thing to do, but so many things could easily go wrong with his plan. His fellow angels couldn’t believe what he was going to do, had in fact tried to talk him out of it, but Adriel wouldn’t be swayed.

He’d seen her once, across the battlefield during the demon war in Ashton Grove. The moment he’d laid eyes on her, something inside of him had shifted, warmed, and he’d felt a certain rightness as he gazed upon her. She’d fought valiantly, attacking the demons who chose to pick on her for petite size with gusto, her long blonde hair cascading down her back in a ponytail that whipped around with her movement. Fighting the demons that came his way, he’d kept an eye on her, making sure no one dealt a deadly blow. When he saw two other packmates join her, he was relieved. The three women worked together, protecting themselves, hacking and slashing at anything that came their way. When the last demon fell, and all that could be heard were the painful moans and cries of the injured, Adriel’s gaze had sought her out once more, grateful she seemed to be okay.

He’d wanted to walk up to her, introduce himself, maybe even touch her sun-kissed skin that looked silky smooth. But he’d felt the pull of Heaven and knew that his time on Earth was at an end. With a heavy heart, he’d ascended into the Heavens, taking his place beside his brothers and sisters once more, left with nothing to do but observe those down below.

It had been a month now, and every day he watched the woman he’d learned was named Kinley Taylor. He had watched over her, guided her actions, and made sure no harm came her way. And if he deterred an amorous male or two in the process, well, no one was the wiser. She deserved better than the horny wolves sniffing around her skirts.

Gabriel cleared his throat, bringing him back from his memories, his cheeks warming in embarrassment. One did not wander off, mentally or otherwise, when facing one of the archangels. They were God’s generals and oversaw the running of Heaven.

“Are you sure about this, Adriel? There’s no coming back from this.” Gabriel’s blue gaze drilled into him.

“I’m certain.”

“You would give it all up, for a human you don’t even know? What if she turns you away? Did you stop to think that maybe you aren’t her destined mate? Perhaps there’s a shifter out there, maybe even a wolf in the pack, who has been biding his time to claim her.”

He felt a growl rumble out of him before he could think better of it. “No one will touch her! Kinley is mine!”

“If you go through with this,” Gabriel said, “your only way back into Heaven is to live a life without sin. I can read your thoughts, Adriel. You’ve already sinned over and over in your mind. If you do this, you may never see Heaven again. Are you willing to take that chance?”

He stiffened his spine, lifted his chin, and stared Gabriel right in the eyes. “Yes. I’d rather have one lifetime with Kinley, than an eternity without her.”

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