Mary Rundle has just released the audio version of “Dire Warning,” book one of the Blackwood Pack series.
The Blackwood Pack saga begins…
Follow the journey of the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are 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 men who meet, fall in love, mate and achieve an HEA but the stories also chronicle the continuing saga of the Blackwood Pack.
For more than 100 years, Steel, one of the last Dire Wolves, has been looking for his mate the Fates promised him. Discouraged after meeting his latest date, he takes a short cut home, seeing in a naked hitchhiker everything he envisions the man of his dreams to be. His wolf and body tell him the man is 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, is left with 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’s 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 finds the Fates gave him an unusual gift that made him unique– and 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 external forces determined to kill them and the rest of the Blackwood pack.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5
Wow! A whirlwind of a story with so much twisting detail I was hooked. I loved all the characters and really enjoyed the lust at first sight to love style mating. There is so much passion and heat in this story and Jackson and Steel are HOT!
The world was set up so well and I enjoyed the little hints and teasers into each characters mind (even the bad guys). There is so much more that can happen with this story and I’m totally hooked to see what the Fates have in store for each of these brothers. I could already feel hints to many further pairings and I look forward to Colton’s story and the birth of Jackson’s pup! Bring on book 2!
As ever Nick has done a fantastic job, exceptional work with so many different characters he made each one unique. I can’t wait for more!!
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Hello and thank you for hosting me today for my blog tour. Today I have an exclusive excerpt for you from Dire Warning, Book 1, the beginning of the Blackwood Pack saga. This story focuses on Jackson and Steel who meet in unusual circumstances. Nick J. Russo, an award-winning narrator brings the book alive with his talent.
I hope you enjoy it!
Jackson was shutting down his computer and didn’t hear the door open. He was startled to hear Mystia’s voice inside his study. Looking up, he saw a willowy, graceful woman dressed in a flowing black gown trailing on the ground. Long, white, silky hair caressed a beautiful face lined with a few wrinkles. He marveled at the aura surrounding her and as he zeroed in on her silver eyes, Jackson saw her love for him reflected back.
“Ah, just who I wanted to talk to,” Jackson said, getting up to hug and kiss Mystia. “How was your trip? Learned any new spells or incantations you are planning to torment Jimmy with?”
Mystia smiled teasingly. “Be careful, I might use them on you,” she said, holding Jackson close and giving him a sweet kiss on his cheek. “But I can save it for another day. Now, what did you want to talk to me about?”
Jackson guided Mystia over to a loveseat and then sank into a chair next to it. Now that she was here, he was tongue-tied as to how to start the conversation. He needed to break the mating pull because as the day wore on, he found himself in pain, not to mention the constant struggle against his wolf’s desire to shift. Pausing while trying to figure out the best way to explain his predicament, Mystia solved the problem by asking, “Is it about your mate?”
Crikey, well, that was simple. “Yes, it is,” said Jackson, relieved to have it out in the open. “The man who picked me up yesterday is my mate—my fated mate—but I can’t claim him so I was hoping you’d have a spell that could remove or weaken the mating pull.”
Mystia nodded but said nothing, so Jackson continued, “Ever since I scented him, my wolf has been going crazy and I’m fighting him constantly because he wants me to shift and go track him down. Only I can’t do that,” he confided to her.
“Why not?” she asked quietly.
Jackson looked at her with disbelief in his eyes. “You know why. I have my brothers to protect against Silver Point and I can’t leave them.”
“Why do you think you have to leave them?” Mystia asked.
“Because he’s an Alpha, stronger than I am, my brothers would never accept a different Alpha for our pack,” said Jackson, “especially after everything we’ve been through.” He paused for a moment before he said, “But that’s not the only reason. As his mate, I’d have to protect him from the danger he’d face from bonding with our pack. And while my wolf would be happy, it would kill my other half to know if anything happened to me, I’d have deserted my brothers in their time of need.”
Jackson was getting agitated. “It’s an impossible choice—I see no other way than to reject my mate,” he said, looking at the floor to hide the tears forming in the corners of his eyes.
Mystia could see Jackson’s face fill with longing and sadness over what he believed was the only right choice. “But what if you could have both your mate and your brothers protected so you wouldn’t have to choose? Would you want your mate then? Or are you using the possible danger as an excuse to reject a mate you don’t want?”
Jackson’s head shot up. “What? No! I want my mate with my whole soul! He was chosen for me and I know he’ll love me as I am; even though my father only saw weakness in me.”
Mystia smiled gently at him. “Mon petit loulou, your father had his own problems, so please don’t continue to carry them as your burden. Those problems died with him. He did love you even if he didn’t understand who you were. Now, we must move on as your mate will be here shortly, so let’s talk.”
“You mean Steel will be here? I never told him where I lived. I told you I can’t claim him! Oh, my gods, what am I going to tell my brothers?” Jackson asked, realizing his cock was once again hard.
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.
As my books began to be translated into other languages, I also became an Amazon International Best-Selling author and then achieved the honor of becoming an Amazon All Star writer due to their popularity. My ninth book, Mystic Guardian, has just been published and audible versions of the entire series are in progress.
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 members 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 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, sexy 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, Instagram, MeWe, email, or my website.
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