Book Title: Huntsman: Fox Hollow Zodiac Book 1
Author: Morgan Brice
Cover Artist: Adrijus Guscia and Melissa Gilbert
Release Date: July 20, 2020
Genre/s: Urban fantasy MM paranormal romance
Trope/s: sexy shifters, hurt/comfort, second chance love,
sincere psychics, hot first responders, found family, and fated mates
Themes: learning to trust again, taking a chance on love, leaving the past behind,
moving past grief and loss, starting over, embracing your whole self
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 60 000 words/205 pages
It is the first book in the series
Available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and paperback
A grieving wolf. A hunted fox.
Fated mates, thrown together by chance, and the looming threat of a fabled Huntsman who might tear them apart forever.
A grieving wolf. A hunted fox. Fated mates, thrown together by chance, and the looming threat of a fabled Huntsman who might tear them apart forever.
Fox shifter Liam Reynard is running from a killer. He uproots his life to find sanctuary in Fox Hollow, deep in the Adirondack Forest in New York.
When his car breaks down, sexy wolf shifter Russ Lowe comes to the rescue, and one touch makes it clear they’re fated mates. Neither man was looking for love, and both are still mending from past heartbreak. When mysterious fires and disappearances threaten Fox Hollow, Liam fears the killer is hot on his trail. Can he protect the town and his fated mate from the evil hunting him, or will an ex-lover’s betrayal cost Liam everything he loves?
Huntsman is full of sexy shifters, hurt/comfort, second chance love, sincere psychics, hot first responders, found family, and fated mates. Intended for readers 18 years of age or older.
Flashing lights broke Liam out of his gloomy thoughts. The tow truck headed toward him, then did a U-turn and pulled in front of Liam’s car, backing up until it was close enough to hook up the Honda.
The truck driver got out and walked toward Liam, who reluctantly got out of the car. Even though he had called for assistance and it was clear the stranger was a legitimate responder, Liam couldn’t help feeling jittery, with his hands sweating, and heart thumping.
Those reactions doubled when he got a good look at the driver.
Oh, just shoot me now. Fuck my life. Why did he have to be so fine?
In the glare of the truck’s spotlights, Liam made out all the important details. The man had broad shoulders, strong arms, powerful legs, and a solid chest, standing a good five inches or more over Liam’s five-foot-seven frame. Liam had thought he might be saved if the driver was ugly as sin, but he was out of luck. His face was as utterly lickable as the rest of him.
“You called for a tow? Mr. Reynard?”
“I’m Russell Lowe—everyone calls me Russ. I own Lowe’s Auto Shop in Fox Hollow, and tonight I’m your personal tow truck driver,” he said with a broad smile and dimples. The man’s sharp cheekbones, full lips, and strong chin were highlighted by dark brown scruff. Liam’s gaze traveled upward, surprised at gray hair flecked with brown framing a face that couldn’t be older than thirty-five. Green eyes made Liam wonder what kind of shifter Russ might be.
He swallowed hard and might have blushed when he realized Russ seemed to be checking him out too. No matter how attractive his roadside savior might be, Liam’d had enough man trouble to last an eternity, and he sure didn’t need more in a new town.
“Yes, I’m Liam Reynard. Just Liam,” he said, wishing he could conjure up the natural charm that had always served him well in community theater performances. His fox could be quite dramatic. But now, on the run, scared for his life, and in the dark with a stranger in the middle of nowhere, he couldn’t muster his usual flair.
“The engine started making strange noises, and I pulled off. I didn’t want to break anything.” Liam cringed because heknew next to nothing about cars. Admitting that takes points off my “man score,” doesn’t it? Then again, so does being a sports-hating, gay fox shifter twink.
Well, at thirty, I’d thought my twink days were behind me. But when he compared his own shorter, lithe, dancer build to the solid man-mountain in front of him? Yeah, twink still fits.
“I’m glad you stopped the car without waiting for the car to stop you.” Russ finally shifted his attention away from Liam and focused on the Civic. “Let’s get the tow set up, and then you can ride in the cab with me to Fox Hollow.”
Interview with Morgan Brice
Introduce yourself and your writing
As Morgan Brice I write urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, and as Gail Z. Martin I write epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk and more.
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How long have you been writing for, and what inspired you to start writing?
I’ve been writing all my life, but I’ve been published (as Gail) since 2007 and (as Morgan) since 2018. I wanted to write books because I love to read and there were stories I wanted to share.
Tell us about your new release. What inspired you to write it?
Huntsman: Fox Hollow Zodiac Book One is my new release. It’s a shifter romance, with a fox shifter who is running from a hitman, a wolf shifter still grieving a lost love, and a small town filled with psychics, shifters and paranormal creatures who support and protect each other. I wrote it because I love reading shifter romance and wanted to get in on the fun.
What are you working on at present?
I’m writing a friends-to-lovers story for a multi-author Prolific Works giveaway in September starring an otter shifter looking for true love.
Are there any genres you prefer to write and if so, why?
I like ghosts, magic, vampires, supernatural creatures, spooky legends and haunted houses, so I love paranormal stories of all kinds. That holds true for the epic and urban fantasy I write as Gail, and the MM romance I write as Morgan. Everything’s better with ghosts and magic!
I started reading MM paranormal romance and loved it. Then I decided I had stories I wanted to tell, too!
Do characters and stories just pop into your head, or do you take your time thinking about and planning them?
Sometimes I’ll get a flash of the plot/characters/setting all at once, but it’s more common to get one of those pieces and then need to work out the others. Even when the ‘pop’ into my head, there’s a lot of fleshing out, research and outlining that goes into bringing the story to life.
Are you a panster or a plotter?
A little of both. I write a lot of books in a year, so I need good outlines to keep me from wasting time. However, even with a good outline, there will be situations and conversations that just show up in the process of writing that I didn’t foresee which are perfect. So it’s really both.
Do you write often? Do you have a schedule?
This is my full-time job (also for my husband as well, who is very much a part of every step of the process), so I write every day, for as long as it takes to get my word count goal.
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Tell us about your pets.
I’ve had both cats and dogs throughout my life. Right now, we have two dogs—a Maltese and a Golden Retriever.
If you could choose any superpower or magical ability, what would it be and why? What would you do with it?
I’d like to be able to teleport so I didn’t have to worry about flying or driving, or I’d like to be able to clean up the whole house just by saying a magic word!
If you could go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go, who would you take with you, if anyone, and why?
I’d love to go to Germany to see all the castles, and of course I’d take my husband!
About the Author
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.
Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!
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