Howling for Changeling Moon -- part of the "The 18 and Over Book Blogger Giveaway Hop"

Changeling Moon on Amazon
ABOUT THE CHANGELING SERIES

The Peace River region of northern Canada is a unique place where raw wilderness exists side by side with farmers’ fields. And in the quiet rural community of Dunvegan, human beings unknowingly exist side by side with those who are something more than human. They call themselves Changelings, and they have the ability to become wolves at will.
Changelings live as humans – they have jobs and pay bills and go to school and mow the grass and do all the things that humans do. They view their wolfen side as a wonderful gift, but it also complicates their lives, sometimes dangerously so. Especially when it comes to relationships.

CHANGELING MOON is the first book in this paranormal series, which centers around the Macleod family of shapeshifters.  Here’s the back cover blurb to give you an overview:

He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything — until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf's vicious attack.

As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside.  With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw... and ultimate evil.

HOT TEASER  
(Hey, it IS an “Over 18” event!) 
from CHANGELING MOON 
by Dani Harper

Connor was leaning into her yet Zoey didn’t back up a single step. She matched his passion with her own, licked and nipped at his mouth, his tongue. Bit his chin again but lapped over it softly to ease the sting. There was no hesitation in her as her hands clawed lightly down his back, then slid around to flick open his jeans. Her fingertips circled upward, tugging apart his denim shirt. Buttons flew, but there was no pause, no uncertainty as she brushed her lips across his bare chest and gently seized a nipple in her teeth.

He froze, sucking in his breath. Her tongue played with the captive nipple, then she nuzzled her way to its mate before resuming her original mission—to get this man naked. Her hands outlined the hard muscles of his upper body, rubbed up and over his broad shoulders, then eased the shirt down his powerful arms, over the strong hands. She held the warm garment close to her face as she stepped back for a moment, instinctively drinking in the scent of him as she took in the sight. He stood perfectly still, allowing her to look.

Fully clothed, the man was sigh-worthy. Shirtless, his jeans unbuttoned and riding low on his hips, he was simply heart-stopping. The candles’ glow revealed a powerful body that combined strength with an easy grace, yet she sensed that the difference between Day Connor and Night Connor went deeper than appearance. There was something dangerous here, a force barely leashed. It radiated from him, unseen yet palpable. She hesitated. . . .

And he winked.

Just that quickly he was back to the Connor she knew, his pale gray eyes amused. She laughed a little, more at herself than anything, but didn’t move closer, not yet. Instead her fingertips moved to the buttons of her blouse. The amusement vanished from his face. It was his turn to watch, to look. To want. Peeling away the plaid material, she dropped it to the floor and ran her hands over her lace-trimmed cami. There was no bra beneath it and her nipples stood out plainly. His eyes followed her fingertips as she slid first one thin strap off her shoulder, then the other...

She never saw him move. In one heartbeat, she was standing, in the next, she was tangled on the floor with Connor.

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THE 18 AND OVER 
BOOK BLOGGER 
GIVEAWAY HOP

My blog, WAY PAST NORMAL, is taking part in the “18 and Over Book Blogger Giveaway Hop”.   What’s a Hop? Every blog on the list hosts a giveaway and you can HOP from one blog to another!  (You don't have to visit them all - each has their own giveaway that is separate from all others - but it would be a whole lot of fun to try!)  MANY THANKS to the two hosts of this hop – Bitten by Paranormal Romance AND Getting Naughty Between the Stacks

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
CONGRATULATIONS TO 
DIANE FROM CANADA, WHO IS THE LUCKY WINNER THIS TIME AROUND.



HOP LINK - This link will get you back to the list of participating blogs at Bitten By Paranormal Romance – make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom of their post to find the List of 101 participating bloggers!  Good luck to you!      http://www.bittenbyparanormalromance.com/2012/01/18-over-giveaway-hop-march-22nd-25th.html

Now for something REALLY scary: SEX

I love writing this blog. Exploring folklore, myths, legends, and the paranormal has been my passion since September 2008 when I started WAY PAST NORMAL. 

But every once in a while, I want to talk about books. Specifically, I want to be able to talk about the romance novels I write, which contain the paranormal (no surprise there) and people (hard to have a book without characters) and love (romance novels, right?) and sex. Apparently a few people have been shocked by that last one. 

Yes, my characters have sex.

And yes, my mother knows what I’m writing.

Why do my stories contain sex? Because sex is real. It exists. It’s a basic need and yet, so much more than that. It’s a vital part of who we are, and how we connect to and bond with the one we love. It’s both powerful and subtle, profound and sublime.

Sex in my stories is never casual. My characters don’t have gratuitous sex. No one-night stands, no orgies, and no sex just for the sake of adding another sex scene to the book. In my world, sex springs out of love, and the relationship grows because of it. Sometimes the characters learn from it and are even changed by it.  

Omigod, you’re saying, I came here to read something about the paranormal, not get caught up in a chat about sex.

I promise, I’ll get back to the ghosts and monsters soon. I just need to let my readers know that you’re now going to see a new page before you get to my blog. You’ve seen this page before, the one with the little disclaimer that announces that the blog you’re headed for might have ADULT CONTENT and do you want to proceed? It’s just the first time you’re going to see it on WAY PAST NORMAL.

Does this mean I’m suddenly going to decorate my blog with a whole lotta naked people? No. In fact, the most shocking pictures you’ll see here are on some ads for blog hops I participate in and links to other blogs that I follow which sometimes show shirtless males. Oh, and the photo at the beginning of this post.

In other words, my blog’s going to look about the same as it always has.  

But every once in a while, in between such subjects as Lucky Frog Legends and the Year of the Dragon and Black Big Cat Sightings and Tales from the Psychic Toolbox, I’ll be talking about my novels and sharing some excerpts. One of those times will be March 22 – 25, for the “18 and Over Book Blogger Giveaway Hop”.

I sincerely hope you’ll drop by for the fun.

Dani Harper
www.daniharper.com


Questions for my readers:  What's your opinion about sex in romance novels?  Does it depend on the story?  Do you have a preference as to quantity? A little? A lot? None at all? Or "let's see how many state laws we can break"?