Mary Rundle has a new paranormal MM romance audiobook out: Ghost Walker. And there’s a giveaway!
Mary Rundle has a new mm paranormal audiobook out, Blackwood Pack book 6: Ghost Walker. And there’s a giveaway!
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.
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GHOST WALKER AUDIO / Mary Rundle
I’m Mary Rundle and thank you so much for hosting the blog tour of the audio version Ghost Walker, Book 6 of the Blackwood Pack series. Zane finds David, his Fated Mate, in this story and their path is filled with twist and turns as they try to stay one step ahead of the men hunting them. Narrated by the award-winning Nick J. Russo who brings the book alive with his talent. I hope you enjoy it!
Trying to decide what to eat, Zane heard the door open and the voice of the waitress talking to someone. As the air currents moved around the room, he suddenly heard his wolf howl when his mate’s scent hit him full force. Whipping his head around, he saw a slender, yet muscular, man staring at Slate. “Mate!” Zane shouted, rising and rushing towards him.
David froze. His eyes shifted from the man who’d come back from the dead to the shifter coming at him, before looking back again at the guy Feris and Hook had abducted from the pub just days before. He’s alive! How did he escape? Nobody escapes from those two. Shit, where are Feris and Hook now? I need to know! Then his brain finally registered what the other man said. Mate? Me? No fucking way! In the blink of an eye, David vanished into thin air.
“Wow!” exclaimed Theo. “Did you see that Norman? Zane’s mate can disappear!”
“What was that?” asked Colton.
“Samuel, did you see that?” Lili asked her husband.
“I haven’t heard of a shifter who could do that,” Ian said.
“How did he do it?” asked Lizzie.
Zane skidded to a stop where his mate had just stood, unable to believe his eyes. Frustrated at losing him once again, he turned to the waitress, yelling, “Where did he go?” The young girl began to tremble.
Slate stood, strode over and said, “Stop it, Zane!”
“She knows my mate! She knows where he went!” Zane exclaimed.
Kieran joined the group, laying a hand on Zane and said, “Zane, please, you’re scaring her. Let Logan find out what she knows.”
Zane stared at Kieran. Feeling his anger subsiding, he nodded. “Please find my mate, Ki. He needs me,” Zane pleaded.
Logan walked over to the waitress, scenting her fear. When he reached her, he said, “Hi, I’m Logan. What’s your name?”
“An-n-na. Anna Gall, sir.”
Seeing her whole body shake, Logan gentled his voice. “Anna, may I ask you about the young man who disappeared?”
“You mean David? I never knew he could do that, but then I don’t know very much about him since I was only recently hired,” Anna responded.
“He’s a waiter here?” asked Logan.
“Yes, sir. He’s training me tonight…well, was supposed to train me,” Anna murmured. “Now I don’t know what I should do.”
“I’m sure they’ll arrange for someone else to do it,” Logan said, thinking about how to proceed next. “Will you do something for me?”
“Yes, well, it depends, because I can’t take orders yet,” Anna said.
“No nothing like that,” Logan assured her, “David is the Fated Mate of my brother Zane and we need to find him. Would you please ask the manager to come up to see me?”
“I’m not in trouble, am I? I swear I didn’t know he could do that,” Anna said, her voice still unsteady.
“No, Anna, please don’t worry. I just want to ask the manager about David,” said Logan.
“O-o-okay, I’ll go get him,” Anna said, turning and leaving the room.
Logan spoke to his spirit for a minute, before saying to Zane, “My spirit tells me your mate is safe and close by. When the manager comes, please let Kieran and me find out how you can meet him. Okay?”
“Zane, will you trust us to help you?” Kieran said, his hand still on Zane’s arm, sending him love.
Searching Ki’s face, Zane found what he needed. “Yeah, I will. But Ki, my wolf is telling me he’s in danger. I need to find him soon.”
“I know. Here’s the manager. Let see what he can tell us,” Kieran said.
One of the owners of the Wolf Pack Pub walked in, glancing at the shifters sitting at the table before his eyes settled on the group standing before him. “Anna said you wanted to see me.”
Logan swung around to face the owner. “Hi, thank you for coming. I’m Logan, my mate Kieran, my brother Zane and my brother-in-law, Slate…”
“Which one of you attacked my waiter?”
Startled, Logan said, “None of us…”
“My waiter said someone attacked him. Are you calling him a liar?”
“Not at all,” Logan insisted. “If I may explain. My brother Zane discovered tonight David is his Fated Mate and when he caught his scent, he was eager to meet him. Unfortunately, in my brother’s rush to get to David, it may have looked like he meant to do him harm, but I can assure you, Zane is incapable of hurting his Fated Mate.”
David’s boss studied Zane intently before he spoke. “David is your Fated Mate?”
“Yes, sir,” Zane said, stepping forward. “I caught his faint scent downstairs but didn’t know who it belonged to…that was, until he walked in here.”
“What pack are you with?”
“The Blackwood Pack, sir. It’s in California,” Zane replied.
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.
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 due to their popularity. My tenth book, Darkness Master 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, or my website.
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