Author Name: Kate Lowell
Book Name: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel, Nutty Romances Series, Book #2, Series should be read in order
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Pages or Words: Approximately 24,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Kate Lowell
Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix
Nathan’s met Vince’s family, but Vince hasn’t met Nathan’s, and Nathan would like to keep it that way. Holy smoked almonds, what else do you do when you know how completely nuts your relatives are?
Why, you ease your man into it, by introducing him to normal shifters. Assuming you can find any.
But with a gossipy werehummingbird spreading the news, and a pair of young red pandas wreaking havoc with their fainting goat friends, Nathan’s about ready to climb into a pine cone and pull it in after him.
Then the local playboy weremoose hears about Vince, and Nathan has to find his inner alpha or the consequences will be worse than moldy hazelnuts.
“Breakfast,” Vince said and waved a hand toward the table.
It was a squirrel’s wet dream. Or it would have been, if good-enough-to-lick-all-over-then-eat Vince hadn’t been sitting on the other side of the table. Maybe he could say it was any other squirrel’s wet dream—whatever, it was the breakfast of Roman squirrel emperors.
A pile of thick, deep brown pancakes waited for him in the center of his plate. Raspberries and shaved almonds sprawled seductively over the side of the stack, glistening with sweet, sticky maple syrup. Some of the less audacious ones hid decorously beneath the edges of a heavy daub of whipped cream, but Nathan knew they were there, waiting for him to discover them. He could see them peeking diffidently out, uncertain whether they wanted to attract his attention or not.
And the best part—the most gorgeous massage therapist in the world was sitting across the table from him, watching him with eyes that were dark in more than just the usual way. He looked at Nathan like Nathan was a maple walnut ice cream with a peanut dip. Like he wanted to lick him all over and suck bits of him deep inside his mouth…
The following excerpt was taken from the best-selling series ‘A Were’s Guide to Living in the Human World’ by Finnley Lakewood, Ph.D, and Gardenner Monk, Ph.D. Please don’t tell anyone where you got these excerpts—I had to take ridiculous risks to get my hands on these books and if they found me, they’d probably eat me.
Appendix D: Just Say No: When Your Kitten Discovers Catnip
Into every were parent’s life comes issues of drugs and other inebriants. The most common, of course, is catnip.
Yes, it is a terrible drug.
The most difficult part of ensuring your kitten does not become addicted is the fact that it is freely available Over The Counter in the human world. It appears in department stores, drug stores, grocery stores, and even specialty stores that sell live and packaged food. Once your kitten is old enough to venture out on its own, it is imperative that you impress upon him or her the dire consequences of dealing with this dangerous drug.
How do you tell if your kitten is on catnip? Reactions vary, but the most common one is a vacant gaze and a tendency to ignore prey dropped in front of them, even if the prey is noisy and trying to get away. Their eyes may be crossed, and they may show an embarrassing tendency to rub up against everything—including dogs, birds, and random inanimate objects. Occasionally, balance problems occur, and you would be wise to keep your kitten away from any high spaces. A cardboard box with a small hole cut in the side is the ideal environment to allow your kitten’s drug-induced high to wear off.
See where Nathan & Vince’s journey began in Nuts About You
Nathan’s been crushing on one of his regular Bulk Mart customers for a while now. In squirrel form, he sits on Vince’s bird feeders, munching on seeds and enjoying the eye candy. Until the day Vince notices him raiding the feeder…
Jessie gives Rise of the Alpha Squirrel 3.5 Stars
Words like cute, adorable, sweet, and funny perfectly describe this Nutty Romances Series, and I really enjoyed the first book, so I was looking forward to more of that combination in the continuation of Nathan and Vince’s story. On the surface, this sequel was all of that, except it was missing something and I don’t know exactly what that something is. For me, the characters fell a little flat, the spark was missing – not between Nathan and Vince, but between them and me. I’d venture to guess that the lack was mine, not the authors.
Overall, I’d highly recommend this series for those who enjoy quick, cute, adorable, sweet, funny reads.
Meet the author:
Kate Lowell lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farm house that has way more personality than it has any right to. During the winter, she spends her time dreading snow, cursing at snow, shoveling snow, and scheming ways to shove it down the kids’ necks. During the summer, she prays not to have snow. 🙂
Kate likes to play in ALL the sandboxes. While her main genres are paranormal and contemporary suspense, she is also interested in science fiction, fantasy and–weirdly–romantic comedy. She’s willing to pay large amounts of money to anyone who can come up with a Time Turner, or find her an agreeable Time Lord to sort out her scheduling problems.
You can contact her at katelowellbooks (at) gmail.com . If you think you’d like to try writing gay romance, come visit her critique group (Link can be found at http://katelowell.com). New members are always welcome.
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