Yesterday was a rough one for me. Many know I suffer from migraines, but if you didn't you do now. LOL! But Tidbit Thursday had to be pushed to Fabulous Friday because I just couldn't find the energy for much.
This week, I am going to titillate you all with a throwback to Chasing Seth. As I've been posting about it for a few months now, the next True Mates novel has been accepted and is getting closer and closer to a release date. Most of the primary edits have been completed and there is only polishing at this point remaining. Chasing Seth started the series which Seth was sparked by an idea while watching Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Chasing Seth is about a shifter who is very special amongst all wolf shifters. Seth is a Rho, born once every 100 years and with some type of special ability. As a young man, he met a wolf claiming to be his true mate, the other half of his soul. The next events led to his distrust of other wolves and his hatred of the mating bond.
So when he meets his real true mate, he wants nothing to do with him. Not only because of his fear of the bond, but also because his mate, Kasey, is the most bigoted man he's ever met in his life.
What would you do if the one person meant to be yours hated you just because of the color of your skin?
Veterinarian Seth Davies comes to Senaka, Wyoming, looking for peace and anonymity, trying to escape his past. He’s always been a target for trouble and pain, and Seth has had more than his share of both. Kasey Whitedove takes one look at Seth and assumes the worst. No white man could love animals the way the mostly Cheyenne population expects, and Kasey makes Seth’s first days in Senaka more than unpleasant.
Then an accident puts Kasey in the uncomfortable position of eating crow—and helplessly desiring Seth—despite the danger of Kasey’s life as a werewolf and Seth’s stressful secrets. Chasing Seth down and keeping him safe from his past has just become Kasey's most important job.
“You’re one of the Created!” Kasey stood, knocking the chair over and causing Seth to flinch when the chair cracked against the wooden floor.
“I am not!” he shouted. “I was born this way.”
“You’re lying!” Kasey stalked closer to the bed, looming over Seth, who this time could not stop himself from shrinking back against the wall behind him. Fear etched itself all over his face. “You are not Native American. Only my people are born this way! You are a white man.”
Seth almost screamed when Kasey’s hands wrapped around his shoulders and shook him. “Stop,” he choked out.
“You told me you weren’t one of them! I won’t have one of the Created for my mate. You’re an abomination,” Kasey growled, his hands tightening painfully on Seth’s shoulders. “You don’t even smell like wolf in your human form. That’s not possible!”
Hurt punched Seth right in the gut, but he blocked out the pain. He’d known this would happen. Unable to take that punishing grip any further, he brought his arms up and slammed them against the sheriff’s bigger forearms, knocking them away. In the blink of an eye, he was across the room, his hands fisted at his sides. “I won’t be your mate either way, you son of a bitch. So you don’t have to worry about it.”
He drew himself to his full five foot eight inches and, hiding behind an icy expression he used to hide his true emotions, said, “Whether you choose to believe me or not is not my concern, Sheriff, but I was born a werewolf. And I don’t smell like one because it’s the only way to protect myself from assholes like you.”