Monday, November 30, 2009

[Giveaway] - Devyn Quinn's Soul of the Wildcat

**Contest Closed**

Devyn Quinn's latest release (came out Nov 24th) is Soul of a Wildcat. Thanks to Ms. Quinn for providing the copies for the giveaway. There are 2 copies being offered! Below you will also find the book summary and an excerpt from the book.

To enter leave a comment with your email address. Open to all. The winners will be announced on December 7th. Good Luck!!

Book Summary:

Wreathed in mists that are older than time, the mountain sanctuary of Jesse Clawfoot is threatened, and an ancient magic transforms him into a cougar. Ferocious. Powerful. On the prowl and lethally silent—until his instincts compel him to hunt for a mate, one who will help keep his people from extinction. His keen senses lead him to Dakoda Jenkins, whose beauty and compelling sensuality awaken his deepest lust and most ardent desire. Once aroused, Jesse must lure her to his hidden lair…and unleash her wildest passion…


Dakoda’s stomach lurched. Hand lifting, she closed her eyes and pressed her palm against her forehead. “The concussion,” she reasoned, barely speaking above a whisper. “It’s making me hallucinate.”

She was seeing things. Yeah. That’s it. Between the trauma of witnessing Greg’s murder, the exhaustion of keeping herself in one piece, and a near rape, her trolley had somehow slipped off the track of sanity. Reason was going in an entirely different direction, exploring uncharted territory.

I’m losing it for sure, she thought. Cougars don’t turn into men.

She inwardly cringed. The idea seemed crazy, even inside the confines of her apparently demented mind. Of course a human couldn’t turn into an animal. Magic, hocus-pocus, call it what you will, didn’t exist.

A man’s voice broke through the curtain Dakoda was attempting to pull around her murky senses. “I don’t mean to be a pain in the ass, but I can assure you I’m not a figment of your imagination.” A pause. “Though if it helps I wish I were. I’d rather be any place else but here.”

The apparition was talking. To her.

Dakoda lowered her hand. She opened her eyes. Sure enough, the naked man was still there.

For a moment she considered the idea she’d fallen asleep. It made sense her damaged, desperate psyche might conjure up such an extraordinary scenario. It could all just be a creation of her imagination.

Easily explained, easily understood.

But the scene unfolding before her eyes didn’t have the surreal, kaleidoscopic quality of a dream. In dreams, the angles were off, odd and vague, stretched and distorted. What she saw now was all sharp and very much in focus.

“You were the cougar,” she said, a slight frown curving her mouth. “I know what I saw.”

The man sat up slowly, moving with lazy grace as he settled into a sitting position not quite as distracting. “Yeah,” he said quietly. “But what do you see now?”

What she saw was enough to take her breath away all over again, and in an entirely different way. The one thing she definitely hadn’t been prepared for was a man who looked like he’d just walked out of the pages of a Playgirl magazine.

Jet black hair fell past his shoulders, parted exactly in the middle and surrounding a face that might have been chiseled from stone; high forehead, prominent cheekbones, strong jaw line. His wide set eyes were dark, so black she couldn’t find a hint of irises in their depths. Face lightly stubbed, his mouth was generous, full and sensual.

The tell-tale signs of a hard and rugged life had etched themselves into his skin. Scars slashed down his shoulders, his abdomen and legs. Knotted and long healed they hinted deadly claws and jaggedly sharp teeth.

But it was the color of his skin that really made Dakoda sit up and take notice. The shade might have been compared to that of a copper pot, used for ages over an open fire. A thin gash angled above his left eye, still puffy and tender. The line of his nose also wasn’t perfect, as if broken by a foot or the stock of a rifle.

Overall, the effect of viewing him as a whole was stunning. Here was a man who’d lived a hard life, living on the edge as he fought to survive in a land yanked out from under his feet by encroaching civilization.

Assuming he was even real.

Real or not, though, he looked damn good. Larger than life, his masculine presence filled the small cell.

Gazing at him, a final possibility loomed large in the back of Dakoda’s mind, floating out of the shadowy recesses like a red-eyed specter. What if Greg wasn’t the only one who died? Maybe she’d also been hit by the shotgun’s blast. And this place was some kind of limbo, a realm where the normal rules of existence didn’t apply. Logic certainly didn’t.

She looked at the man who’d once been a cougar. “Did I die?” she asked, her voice barely above a whisper.

He grinned. “You’re very much alive.”

Testing the theory, Dakoda gave her cheek a hard pinch, all too aware of the pain. Would the deceased feel any pain? She didn’t think so.

“I’m not supposed to be here,” she informed him for lack of something better to say.

His lips pulled back in a familiar, feral smile. “Shit happens to the best of us.”

His words were delivered as a verbal slap, snapping her back to reality. Not that it was one she wanted to continue experiencing much longer. As it stood, she was locked in a small cell out in the middle of some godforsaken mountain tract, having been kidnapped to be sold as a slave in some twisted animal act to a private seller. And oh, yeah, her partner had been shot dead right in front of her, gunned down in cold blood by a wanted criminal.

Nothing about this day could get any worse…or any more unbelievable.


  1. The blurb and excerpt made me curious. I don't read a lot of paranormal books but this one sounds appealing.
    Thanks for the contest, Anna!


  2. man that was awesome id love to win Devyns work rocks! Anna I love your blog always have so many fun things on it so ty for that!


  3. Shifters, well yes please :D
    I am in.

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  4. Now I'm ready to read more. I look forward in reading this.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Please enter me.

    bookreviewsya AT yahoo DOT com

  6. This sounds really good!!!! The blurb sound great, I am in!

  7. I love shifter books, and this one looks oh so very good. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!


  8. I will just say that the cover is hot! Yum...looks like a good read!


  9. I love shifter stories - especially ones with cats!!! Thanks for the fantastic contest.

    ktulanko AT aol DOT com

  10. Jesse Clawfoot. Cougar. Awesome!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  11. Soul of a Wildcat sounds great! Great excerpt!

    amysmith98 @

  12. I LOVE Devynn Quinn!
    Amy J

  13. Devynn does such awesome shifter stories. Can't wait to read this one!

    Happy Reading
    Anna Shah Hoque

  14. Sexy Native American alpha hero, cat shifter, and Devyn Quinn - it's going to be an incredible read!! annhonATaolDOTcom

  15. The book sounds and looks awesome! Loved the excerpt!

    lilazncutie1215 @

  16. Devin, shifters, what can be better than that? Great excerpt,
    more please.

  17. I've been hearing alot about this one, count me in!

  18. I love shifters,especially big cats, count me in.

    Thanks for the contest!

  19. Please enter me in the contest.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

  20. Hey Anna! Wow it's been forever since I commented on here. Usually I do a drive by post read lol But this looks good, I'm throwing my bookmark into the hat for a chance to win =^) You've got my email still (I hope)

    Thanks, and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!


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  22. Sounds great.Please count me in for the giveaway

  23. This sounds like an awesome shifter story! Devyn's books are always so good. Please enter me in your contest. I would love to read Soul of the Wildcat! :)


  24. Great blog Anna and extra terrific excerpts! You can just feel that poor woman's woes realizing shifters are truly real LOL
    Thanks for sharing.


  25. Have been looking forward to reading this book. Always love shifters.

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  27. Please count me in - that book is already on my wishlist and it sounds fantastic!
    Have a great day!

    inale87 (at) gmx (dot) at

  28. Please add my name to the hat... the excerpt has caught my interest for sure.

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  29. this sounds just wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  30. I'm a big fan of paranormal books and this definitely sounds like a good one! The cover alone makes me want this one!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  31. i've been waiting to have my chance to win this book ! A must have book for me. please count me in!

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  32. Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  33. Count me in.
    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  34. sounds like a great read. please count me in.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  35. Throw my name in the hat!! Sounds like a good read..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  36. I love shapeshifter novels. So count me in on the giveaway. This one sounds like a good read. Thanks.


  37. The book sounds great. Would love to win a copy.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  38. Love Devyn's books and I really like the cover of Soul of the Wild Cat

    dannyfiredragon at aol dot com

  39. Great excerpt! Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  40. The excerpt really caught my attention. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  41. Count me in please!

    kiris089 at gmail dot com

  42. That excerpt really hooked me! Please put my name in the hat. :)

    - Sasha
    Sasha & The Silverfish

  43. Wow.. this book look amazing.. that excerpt left me wanting for more!
    Please enter me!

  44. I can't wait to read this book!

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

  45. Sounds great. I love paranormal romances.


  46. Please enter me - sounds like a good read! ndz917[at]yahoo[dot]com

  47. Please enter me into the book giveaway contest.

  48. Another Amy wants to win Soul of the Wildcat! Put my name in the hat, please!


  49. ooooh, I love me some shifter stories. I would really love to win this books so I can bring home the hot bod on the cover. lol

  50. I always did say I was a cat person. This one sounds perfect for me!

  51. This sounds really good!

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  52. Forgot to leave my email address. Please add me.

  53. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  54. Thanks for the contest, please count me in!


    I'd love to win a copy of this book.

  56. Sounds really good......Stacy

  57. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  58. This sounds really interesting. Please count me in. I would love to read this book. :D

    Anna ♥

  59. The excerpt really caught my interest. Looks like a great read.

  60. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

  61. I am not familar with this type of book but based on your posting I would be interested in reading it. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  62. OOHHH !

    So many entries.

    I love wildcats so please include me in the drawing.



    buddytho {AT} gmail DOT com

  63. What a great excerpt, thanks

    Enter me please and ty

    Happy Holidays Everyone!

  64. Would love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

  65. I love reading shape shifters stories. The book summary and the excerpt where both good. The excerpt leaves me with wanting to read more and find out what happens. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the contest.




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