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Ghost Walker by Mary Rundle

The Blackwood Pack saga continues…

Series: Blackwood Pack (book #6)
Publisher: Dragonheart, LLC
Cover Artist: Dragonheart, LLC (Photo by Alex Salgues)
Release Date: January 29, 2019
Length: Long Novel / 114,539 words / 477 pages
Heat Rating: Erotica
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): M/M Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Shifters, Alpha Character, Fated Mates, Soul Mates, MPreg, Rescue, True Love, Wide-Eyed Innocence – Wolf Shifters, HEA

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Blurb

The Blackwood Pack saga continues…

This is part of an on-going series by Amazon Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle, and catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.

David spent most of his life as a prisoner, beaten countless times as he was taught by the Sisters of the Four Gods. After learning the truth about what they had planned for him, he escaped and eventually landed in Scotland where he was rescued by kind shifter who gave him a job and a bed. His feeling of safety ended abruptly when he was discovered by the ones he fled.

Zane, the Blackwood Pack’s genius computer programmer, joined his brothers and friends in Scotland on his very first vacation. It had been a long and hard road for him since parents and younger siblings were massacred, but his life was finally coming together Not expecting anything more than fun and sightseeing, he was stunned to find his Fated Mate there.

Before they can claim each other, they find themselves in a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, trying to elude brutal pursuers who want to capture David and kill Zane. As they fight to stay one step ahead of them, Zane sets out to win David’s heart and restore his confidence and also becomes his protector and lover.

Learning about each other’s abilities and gifts—and about the gods’ plans for David’s formidable new role in the shifter world—they form a unique bond with undying trust and a deep love that will bind them forever together as one.

Narrow escapes, kidnappings, battles, rescues and the revelation of unique gifts from the gods will keep you turning page after page as Mary Rundle weaves another thrilling tale of love and adventure.

Excerpt

During dinner, Logan kept an eye on Zane and David, wondering what was so special about the newest member of the Blackwood Pack that Jackson would ask for a picture of him. He hadn’t told his brother about what happened when Zane and David shook hands, but he’d get to that when he called him later, back in the privacy of his hotel suite.

“David, are you coming back to the hotel with us tonight?” asked Theo.

Zane spoke up, “We haven’t decided what we’re doing, Theo.”

“Where are you from?” asked Norm, then adding quickly, “Not that it matters but I was just wondering.”

“No problem,” David said, “I’m from a region in Italy called Tuscany.”

“I know all about it,” Kieran said, “It was one of the areas my Shaman made me study. I always wanted to go there to see the Church of the Four Gods. From the pictures my Shaman showed me, it’s magnificent, but he told me I couldn’t really appreciate it unless I stood exactly in the center of it, looked up and turned around in a circle and then I’d understand why so many paranormals chose to follow that religion. Have you ever been there?”

Unsure if Kieran was trying to expose him, David felt the urge to vanish again and it was only Zane’s hand holding his that kept him there giving him a sense of calmness. “Yes, I have,” he answered, “but I never did that. What happens when you do the circle thing?”

Shrugging his shoulders, Kieran said, “I don’t know. My Shaman never told me that, only that I would find understanding, but that doesn’t matter to me, I just want to see the architecture…Oh macushla, did you ever go there?”

“No, but I agree with you—it’s a stunning piece of workmanship,” answered Logan, “and it’s one of the finest examples of Ancient High Gothic Celestial architecture left on earth.”

“It’s a church for paranormals? I never heard of it. Can humans go there too?” asked Theo.

“Only if they’re mated to a paranormal,” Kieran said.

“You mean a shifter can have a human for a mate? Pooh bear, did you know that?” Theo asked.

“No, I don’t remember learning that in school,” Norman answered.

“My Shaman,” continued Kieran, “told me it was more common a long time ago, but after humans started to hunt shifters—and when shifters began to go underground, so to speak—the gods decreed it should stop. They also forbade any shifter from disclosing the existence of another.”

Dakota then joined in. “Slate told me the original owners of this pub were a wolf shifter and a human and that’s what saved it when the war against the Scottish wolf shifters occurred.”

“Very true,” Ian’s mother, Lili, joined in. “Your parents would bring you here, Ian, whenever they had to visit Edinburgh. Do you remember?”

“So that’s why I had a déjà vu moment downstairs,” Ian chuckled. “I was chalking it up to my pregnancy hormones.”

Smiling, Lili’s husband, Samuel, said, “Remember dear, we would come here every year for our anniversary.”

Lili ducked her head, giggling, as she remembered what they did afterwards, and said, “Of course I do…and I also recall how beautiful the nights were.”

Seeing Ian blush at his mother’s comment, Colton smirked at the thought his mate wasn’t comfortable about his parents reminiscing about their sex life, so he steered the conversation back to the original topic. “If I understand you, Kieran, the Church of the Four Gods is also a religion?” asked Colton.

“Uh-huh. My Shaman told me about it but I wasn’t too impressed at the time because my belief in our gods and the Fates was very strong, but seeing the Church of the Four Gods was always something I wanted to do. Hey, macushla, I have a great idea!”

“Oh, no, here we go again!” groaned Theo.

“What do you mean?” Zane asked.

“Anytime, Ki says he has a great idea, beware,” answered Norman.

“P-u-u-leeze, that is so not true,” Kieran said. “I was thinking Logan and I could stop there on our way to Mykonos.”

“Why are you going to Greece?” asked David.

“Oh. My. God. David, you and Zane must come with us since you are newly mated also.”

“What about Slate and me?” asked Dakota. “We’re newly mated too.”

“Absolutely!” cried Kieran. “The more the merrier I’ve always said.”

“Ki, why Greece?” Zane asked.

“It has the very best gay parties with lots of music and dancing, and fabulous theme parties where we can make our own costumes. And then, there are also pool parties with lots and lots of hot sexy men that are about 99% naked.”

“What are they wearing if they are 99% naked?” asked Theo.

“Speedos!” exclaimed Kieran. “Teeny, tiny swim suits that highlight everyone’s assets, if you crotch my drift!” he said, giggling at his play on words.

Theo’s eyes widened then, turning to Norman, he said, “Pooh bear, I want to go there too. Can we, please?”

Norman smirked, he knew exactly why his honeybunch wanted to go. “Sure, if Ki agrees.”

“Oui!” Kieran answered, clapping at the thought of the fun everyone would have.

“Babe, before you buy tickets, I’ll have to check in with Jackson about the work he wants done,” Logan said.

“Oh, I know, macushla,” Kieran said, “I’m just making plans.”

Groaning, Logan murmured, “That’s what concerns me.” Then he lifted his mate onto his lap, nuzzling Kieran’s neck and giving him soft kisses and gentle nips until he got to the mating scar, which he licked.

Macushla!” Kieran exclaimed, shivering in excitement. “Oh, my gods, that’s what rim…”

Watching Logan place his hand over Kieran’s mouth confused David because, as far as he could tell, Kieran wasn’t doing anything other than talking. Bile rose in him—the sight of physical restraint brought back bad memories of his time with the High Priestess. If the Alpha allows this, I don’t want to be in the Blackwood Pack. Calling forth his ability again, David disappeared, taking Zane with him.

☆ Exclusive Excerpt ☆

Hi, I’m Mary Rundle and thank you for hosting my blog tour. Today I have an exclusive excerpt for you from Ghost Walker, Book 6 of the Blackwood Pack series. The Fated Mates in this story are Zane and David who are bound by the Fates in a most unique way. Lots of twists and turns, suspense and intrigue require the entire Blackwood Pack to band together so this couple can have their HEA.

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“Hi darling,” Maximus called out as he entered their suite.

“In here, honey,” Oracle said.

Maximus entered their bedroom where he found his wife, leaning over the bed, her back to him as she packed her suitcase. “Another trip—hmm, where to this time?” Maximus asked, tip-toeing quietly up behind her, enveloping her in a hug while planting a bunch of quick kisses along the back of her neck until he felt her shiver.

Turning around in her husband’s arms until she faced him, Oracle said, “To Scotland, dear. Zane has found his Fated Mate. It’ll just be a short trip.”

“So, another brother bites the dust, huh?” That leaves only Carson.”

“Yes, at least for now.”

“I’ll give Daniel lots and lots of love and kisses from you while you are gone but they’ll be a poor substitute for yours, so hurry back.”

“You are so sweet, my love, thank you. I do not want to miss seeing what he does next.”

“Finish packing, and I’ll let Steel know so he can make the arrangements.”

“That is perfect. After I am finished, you will find me saying good bye to Daniel.”

Maximus smiled at Oracle, then bent down and kissed the lips he loved, because no matter how long they’d been together each kiss was just like the first. Finally, he slowly gentled the kiss until their lips were barely touching. “I love you more and more each day,” Maximus crooned, sneaking another quick kiss before letting Oracle go. “I’ll go get everything ready for you, darling.” Then after smooching her lightly again, he left the bedroom.

Oracle resumed packing, smiling to herself as she still felt her husband’s kisses on her lips, thanking the Fates again for giving her Maximus as her mate. Being an Oracle was trying at times, but he had a special way about him that smoothed out the lows and accentuated the highs, making it much easier for her. All in all, Oracle considered herself blessed.

Whistling, Maximus quickly reached Jackson’s study. Knocking on the door, he waited till he heard Steel call out “Just a moment.” Chuckling, he had a very good idea what was happening, and he couldn’t blame them for taking the opportunity when it arose. After all, it had been the same with Oracle when their sons were young, and their work took up so much of their time.

Steel unlocked the door and opened it for his father. Fortunately, they were dressed and all evidence of what they’d been up to had been swallowed. “Hi, Dad, come in, Jackson has something to ask you.”

Maximus entered and sat down. “Son, your mother has to leave—can you arrange her flight?”

“Already on it, Dad. Robert is finalizing the flight plans right now,” Steel answered.

“Oh, so Zane called you, huh?” asked Maximus.

“No, Logan called me and told me about Zane,” Jackson said. “His mate’s name is David, an Italian Wolf, with a very unique ability. I was hoping you could tell us more about it and who David is.”

“I’ll try. What ability does he have?” asked Maximus.

“Logan said David can disappear—like poof! One minute he’s there and the next minute gone,” Jackson said.

“Have you ever heard a wolf shifter doing that?” asked Steel.

“Mmmm,” Maximus thought before responding. “I remember hearing about it a very long time ago. Tell me, does David have markings of any kind—especially on his face?”

Jackson glanced at Steel and shrugged, then said, “I don’t know. Logan didn’t say anything. Is it important? I can call him back and ask him.”

“Please, but what would be better yet, is if he could take a picture so I can see exactly what they look like,” Maximus said.

“Okay, I’ll do that now,” said Jackson.

“Good, in the meantime, Oracle is spending some time with Daniel before leaving, so if that’s all for now, I’ll join her,” Maximus said and, after Jackson nodded, he rose and left.

“I think Dad has a pretty good idea about David,” Steel said,

“Yup,” said Jackson. Giving his mate a quick kiss, he rose, pulling his phone from his pocket and called his brother.

Meet the Author

The first book I ever wrote was Dire Warning in 2017 and, much to my delight, it became an Amazon Best Seller. 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.

Now, six books later, Ghost Walker, another Best Seller, has just been released to critical acclaim. 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.

My readers tell me they feel like they’re a member of the pack as the stories unfold. As if they’re right there in the middle of the action. Others tell me it’s like watching a fast-paced movie. My writing style pulls no punches– readers love it and are always clamoring for the next book.

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 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. I’m always happy to hear from my readers and can be reached through Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, or my website.

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4 thoughts on “BLOG TOUR – EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT – Ghost Walker (Blackwood Pack 6) by Mary Rundle – #Excerpt #Giveaway

  1. Congrats on the best seller. Congrats on the blog tour. This series is so awesomely amazing and beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing what’s next.

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