We’re so pleased to have author Mary Rundle joining us today on the tour for her Blackwood Pack series. We have an exclusive excerpt from book four, Ice Soul, to share with you as well as a giveaway, so be sure to check out those details below.
Hello, thank you for hosting me today. I’m so happy to be here. My Blackwood Pack series follows seven brothers as they find their Fated Mates, but there’s much more as each brother receives a gift from the Fates upon their mating. Trouble, trials and adventure will be found in each book of the series as the brothers’ lives are filled with them, not to mention unexpected twists and turns. Hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt from Ice Soul, Book 4.
About the Books/Series
Publisher: Dragonheart Publishing
Is This Series Romance?: Yes
Genre: M/M Paranomal Erotic Romance
Pairings: There is a new MC couple in each book, and in later books some references to previous couples are included
Tropes: True Mates, Paranormal, Mpreg
Keywords/Categories: gay, paranormal true mates, shifters, wolf shifters, wolf, alpha male, alphas and omegas, twink, interior designer, doctor, healer, nurse, bdsm light, masturbation, spanking, dirty talk, exhibitionist, dom, submissive, Irish, Scottish, pride, survivor guilt, grief, guilt, love
Number of Books in Series: Four
Necessary to Read In Order: Yes
Series Blurb: Join the journey of the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates – stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure. Each book has two main characters who meet, fall in love, mate and achieve an HEA but the stories also chronicle the continuing saga of the Blackwood Pack. The series is best appreciated by reading the books in order.
Dire Warning: Book One
Steel, one of the last Dire Wolves on earth, has searched more than 100 years for the special mate promised by the Fates. Discouraged after meeting his latest prospect, he sees a naked hitchhiker on his way home who’s everything he’d envisioned the man of his dreams would be. His wolf and body tell him he’s found his fated mate but why can’t he pick up his scent?
Robbed of his car, clothes and money, Jackson, Alpha of the Blackwood Pack has no choice but to thumb a lift, frantic to get home to his six brothers. He’s been protecting them from a rival pack who massacred most of his family and wants to finish off the rest.
When Steel rolls down his window, Jackson knows he also has found his fated mate but it would be too dangerous to claim him with his pack under attack.
After the intervention of an Oracle and a Witch, Jackson discovers why the Fates made him unique-just for Steel. Navigating the mine field this revelation brings, Jackson and Steel must figure out how to make their relationship work while dealing with forces determined to kill the Blackwood pack – and them.
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Raphael’s Power: Book Two
Dr. Ian Wallace, a rare Scottish Wolf, has dedicated his life to saving and healing wolf shifters by joining Frontline Doctors. Determined never to take a mate, he avoids relationships and is content to live a nomadic life, taking assignments to wild and remote places. That is, until an old friend asks him for a favor which Ian’s wolf will not let him refuse. Now on his way to the Blackwood Pack compound, his wolf becomes frantic and Ian learns not only that he has a Fated Mate, but that his Fated Mate is in danger.
Colton was forced to give up his dreams of becoming a nurse and joining Frontline Doctors when tragedy befell his family. Instead, he healed sick animals around his home while hiding from a pack who wanted him dead. Given the chance to use his skills, Colton seizes it and embarks on a journey that will reveal just how special he is.
A kidnapping, slave auction, revelations of long-kept family secrets and a rare, powerful gift from the gods are some of the surprises in store for both of them until they finally find their way into each other’s hearts after discovering neither is who the other thought he was.
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Peace Maker: Book Three
Enforcer Dylon Royd worked for the notorious Silver Point Pack until they accused him of disloyalty. Imprisoned and beaten to within an inch of his life, he’s dumped at the side of a road and left for dead. Waking up in the Blackwood Pack’s hospital, he’s shocked to discover his Fated Mate is one of the pack’s members he’d been ordered to kill.
Cody is a seer and has grappled with visions all his life, but after most of his family is massacred they have intensified so fiercely he begins to make plans to escape his pain and suffering. Thinking no one wants a freak for a Fated Mate, he tries to reject Dylon until he realizes his salvation depends on accepting him.
A life or death situation for Cody, a rare gift to both from the Fates, a dangerous mission, and an unexpected surprise are some of the challenges they face. Together they begin a journey to save Cody’s life while forging a partnership that requires absolute trust for both to survive.
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Ice Soul: Book Four
Kieran was sold into slavery where he was forced to care for other prisoners held by a shifter trafficking ring. But that changed when a Blackwood brother freed him and the others. Now for the first time in his life, the world beckons and he can plan his future. That is, until he discovers why the Fates brought him to the Blackwood Pack.
Logan, one of the brothers, has become a virtual recluse, spending hours at his design table, unable to shake the horrible memories of his family’s massacre and an unhappy childhood under the fist of his father, a dictatorial and abusive Alpha.
When Kieran appears, Logan is smitten with this pink-loving twink who tries to use his sassy and irrepressible wit to win his heart. After Logan claims Kieran, he finds keeping him is not easy. When both realize Logan can’t give himself completely to his Fated Mate, Kieran takes off but tells no one where.
A frantic search, rejection, dark secrets revealed, ghosts exorcised- these are just some of the obstacles Kieran and Logan must overcome as they embark on a mission of discovery that will make their love for each other stronger. Only then, will these two unique wolves fulfill their destinies decreed by the Fates and gods and prove worthy of the powerful gifts bestowed on them.
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The Excerpt ~ Ice Soul
Cody and Dylon left Logan’s studio and met Dakota in the hallway, wheeling his cart laden with food to the door they just exited. Cody’s eyebrows rose nearly to his hairline as he took in many scents which included some he’d never smelled before. “Hey bro, who’s that for?” Cody asked, pointing to the food. “If you brought that for our meeting with Logan, you’re too late. We’re heading down to feed the twins.” Reaching out to lift the cover off a particularly delicious smelling dish, Cody’s hand was promptly slapped by Dakota. “What the fuck? I told you the meeting’s over so let me have a taste of what we missed.”
“Dumbass, this isn’t for you. It’s for Logan and Kieran,” Dakota said. “It’s the first day on the job for Kieran and I thought he’d enjoy having Logan to himself at lunch today instead of dealing with a hungry mob. You know, so he can find out more about what Logan does.”
Narrowing his eyes, Cody stared at his brother. “Really? So, you did this for Theo and Norman on their first day, too?”
“Don’t be ridiculous,” Dakota said, sidestepping the question. “Theo was with me all day yesterday in the kitchen. Now let me go—the food is best eaten while it’s hot.”
Dylon pulled Cody aside and whispered in his ear as Dakota moved to the door and knocked. Dylon smirked, “Glad to see you approve of Logan and Kieran.”
Ignoring them, Dakota entered and immediately took note of the fresh smell and how neat the studio was—a far cry from yesterday. The startled looks of Kieran and Logan greeted him as he pushed the cart over to the conference table.
Kieran sniffed, then smiled at Dakota. “Wow, I can’t believe you made cottage pie for us! And is that barmbrack I see peeking out? I haven’t had this since…”
As Kieran’s voice trailed off, Logan felt anger surge through him at the treatment Kieran had received by Arald. Wanting to divert Kieran’s thoughts, Logan took over. “How nice of you to bring us lunch—here, let me help you,” Logan said, removing items from the cart and placing plates, silverware and glasses on the table as Dakota set the uncovered food between them.
“When you’re finished, load up the cart, place it in the hall and I’ll send Theo to get it,” said Dakota, “Bon appétit!”
Now alone with Kieran, Logan gazed at the happiness reflected in his face as he sniffed deeply at the scents of the food in front of them. “I’m not familiar with some of these dishes, but knowing my brother, I bet those two are from where you grew up.”
“Uh huh. This is cottage pie, a favorite of mine, made with beef, onions, peas, carrots and topped with mashed potatoes and grated cheese,” explained Kieran, pointing to the big casserole dish, then to a loaf of bread, as he continued. “This is barmbrack, sweet bread with raisons and sultanas baked in. I love it this way or toasted with butter while I have a cup of tea.”
Handing Kieran a plate loaded with cottage pie and a couple of slices of the bread, Logan basked in the radiance emanating from Kieran as he dug into the food. He sat there, feeling like his world might start to turn vivid colors and his heart start to thump again.
Savoring each bite of home, Kieran’s eyes fluttered closed as he ate slowly, licking his lips between each bite. Small tiny moans slipped from his lips as each tasty morsel burst upon his tongue, igniting his taste buds, reminding him of everything he loved about Ireland. When he’d finally finished his cottage pie, Kieran slowly opened his eyes, and still licking his lips, savored every last bit of it. That’s when he saw Logan’s stare and his untouched plate of food.
Never in his life had Logan seen such an erotic display. Those plump lips, shiny and glossy, closed around each forkful of food Kieran had put in his mouth. The sweet, tiny sounds made while he chewed each bite found their way to Logan’s cock making it hard and straining to be free. The blood had left his head and his mind was filled with visions of Kieran bent over the table as Logan buried his cock deep in him. At that moment, Logan knew he had to fuck Kieran. He would never be satisfied until he did.
“Aren’t you hungry?” Kieran asked, afraid Logan didn’t like the Irish food.
Logan blinked. Oh shit! He hadn’t eaten anything while watching Kieran enjoy his food. Picking up his fork, Logan said, “Sorry, I was just thinking about something.”
“Oh yeah? I do that sometimes. My mind wanders off and I get lost in thought. I can’t believe Dakota made this for me, I mean, I know he made it for you too, but he didn’t know if you would like it as you haven’t had it before, but I guess Theo must have told him this was my favorite meal. Theo would know because when they were locked up, I brought them their meals and it was gruel—just gruel. So, every day as I entered their cell, they would ask me what was for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it was always gruel. But one day, I said, cottage pie and then the next time, I would say something else. Of course, they never had anything but gruel, but I told them if they used their imagination, their food would become whatever I said it was. After a while I ran out of dishes I knew, so I started asking everyone what they wanted for lunch or dinner or breakfast.” Kieran looked down at his empty plate and whispered, “I would have given everything I had just to give Theo, Norman, and the other prisoners some decent food.”
About the Author
I never went to school to learn writing nor attended a writing workshop, but it didn’t stop me from entering a writing contest and from that came my first book, Dire Warning. Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates– stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.
My stories come to me as if they were being channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy details. I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box. Although my writing is sometimes raw—that’s the way I like to tell my stories—readers love it and are clamoring for more. I currently live in the Northeast and love the beautiful change of seasons, my husband, and our quirky calico cat, though not necessarily in that order.