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By Morgan Brice
Fox Hollow Zodiac, Book 1
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?
Liam’s hands tightened around the steering wheel as he tried to get his breathing under control. He glanced into the backseat of his old Honda Civic, double-checking that his computer bag and duffel were there.
Spring came late to this part of Upstate New York, and temperatures could still drop below freezing, making for patches of black ice on the road. The last thing Liam needed now was to wreck. His ten-year-old car handled well on snow and started reliably in cold weather— qualities he’d need where he was going. Liam shivered in his light jacket. He owned a decent winter coat—which he had remembered to grab from his closet, along with his boots, gloves, scarf, and hat—since Ithaca still got plenty of snow. But winter in Fox Hollow, way up in the Adirondack Mountains, promised to be a whole new experience.
Screw it. I can deal with cold and snow. I can’t deal with being hunted.
The warning call had come at six in the evening, not long after Liam had gotten home from his shift at the Ithaca College library, where he had landed an assistant librarian job after he finished his degree two years ago. The job he had just ditched, along with his apartment and friends, to run for his life.
Jeb was one of the few shifters Liam knew. So when Jeb’s warning wasn’t just that a hitman was after Liam, but a Huntsman—a legendary, near-mythical boogieman of a predator—Liam had dropped everything and fled.
He skidded, and for just a second, felt his tires lose traction. Liam eased off the gas pedal, steered into the skid, and evened out. If late spring was this cold and icy, he didn’t want to think what real winter would hold.
Hyperventilating and passing out won’t help.
Thank the gods for Dr. Jeffries. When his favorite undergrad professor left Ithaca for a new role at the Fox Institute, he told Liam that if he ever needed a job or a place to go in a pinch, to give him a call. Jeffries knew Liam didn’t have any family to count on, and the two of them had bonded over a shared interest in mythology and folklore.
Just a few days ago, Jeffries had called to float a job opportunity by Liam—the head librarian position at the Fox Hollow Community Library, which also included managing the summer arts festival and the “Fall Fling” in conjunction with the Institute. At first glance, Liam had been perplexed, since while the role offered more creativity, it was also a step down in pay. He’d promised to think about it.
Then the warning came, and he ran. Now he needed a new job—far away from Ithaca.
Liam had called Jeffries from a rest stop a few hours ago to ask if the job was still open and if he could come up for an interview. Jeffries said that he’d taken the liberty of presenting Liam’s resume to the search committee and that they wanted to offer Liam the job—which also included housing.
That’s how things worked, Liam guessed, when your old prof taught at a place run by a bunch of psychics.
Liam had been gobsmacked, caught between feeling extremely grateful for a safe harbor and a little discombobulated over not actually having even interviewed. Jeffries had assured him they’d work everything out when he got there, and that he would explain it all. So Liam kept driving, but now he was running toward something instead of just away from the Huntsman.
He had his phone plugged into a cigarette-lighter adapter to play music and run his GPS, but the farther he got into the mountains, the more often the signal dropped. Once he was north of Utica, towns became fewer and farther between. Plenty of mountains, lakes, and forest filled in the gaps.
He had done a little research on his destination. Out of curiosity he had looked up Fox Hollow after Dr. Jeffries had called the first time. Fox Hollow had been partly settled by people from Lily Dale, a small community south of Buffalo founded by believers in the Spiritualist Movement—psychics, mediums, and those who believed that not only was there life after death, but that those with special talents could “pierce the Veil” and communicate with departed souls.
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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!