The Novel Approach welcomes author M.A. Church on The Harvest: Journey’s End blog tour today. Enjoy this exclusive excerpt, and then be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for the chance to win an e-copy of the book.
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Dale Michaels knows all about change. As he settles into his new life with the Tah’Narian starship captain KeynoShou, Dale has adapted to life with an alien, space travel, and having his body mutated so he can carry a young. He’s closed the chapter on his old life.
Living on Tah’Nar, Dale has a loving mate and good friends. He’s helped cement peace with the Onfre. Sure, being double-dosed during his harvest led to some serious drama, but that’s over. Dale’s happy.
But life is never that simple.
Even though Dale loves Keyno, he still struggles with the way the Tah’Narians harvest young males as mates. Dale finds himself hijacked by his own body, courtesy of his extra dose of Tah’Narian DNA. Then there’s the devastating secret his mate, Keyno, has hid all this time. And if all that isn’t enough, outside forces threaten to rip Dale’s hard-won peace apart as well.
Join Dale for a non-stop adventure and a love that crosses several worlds and transcends space.
Excerpt (The excerpt is from the beginning of estrus (or heat) for Dale.):
Keyno took a deep breath as I crawled around in his arms, trying to find comfort from this insistent ache. “Hang in there.”
“There ought to be some damn type of warning this is coming,” I groused, still shifting around on his lap. “Fucking hell, getting ambushed like this is horrible. Horrible, dammit! Stupid double-dosing, DNA-mutating, blindsiding-you-when-you’re-not-looking, hormonal thingy estrus deal. Just… fuck.”
“There probably was. We just didn’t recognize it.” Keyno rested his head against my neck while I babbled about aliens and their fucking bright ideas. “Lately, you have seemed to be rather, uh—”
“Horny. I’ve been fucking horny a lot here lately. I can’t seem to keep my hands off you, and damn it to hell and back—my ass tingles!”
Keyno listened as I ranted on and on.
“Was that a smirk?” My temper flared as a haze of red covered my eyes. “I swear, Keyno, if that was a smirk, I’ll…” I trailed off. “Well, shit, I’m doing it again. You make a helluva target.”
Author Bio: M.A. Church is a true Southern bellewho spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.
THE GIVEAWAY: An E-copy of The Harvest: Journey’s End