Monday, May 6, 2013

VBT - Guest Post and Giveaway - Krystal Shannan - Chasing Sam

What is it about the paranormal and wolves?

It’s the fantasy that makes them so attractive! They are supernatural, therefore they are uber-strong, muscular, and the ultimate protector –HOT!!! We all know it’s a dream, but dreams are fantastic! Well, mine are. Hopefully you are reading one of my dreams right now… are you? Which one? I have my favorite. Which of my books is your favorite?

As far as the specific breed of shifter goes, I think people connect with wolves (werewolves) more because we relate them to dogs. Dogs are friendly, caring, protective, and loyal. Wolves are much the same to their pack. These are all characteristics that we as people, admire.

But anyway, back to the topic. I adore reading paranormal –Shelly Laurenston, Carrie Ann Ryan, PC Cast, to name just a few. They inspire me to bring my worlds to life, too. I have all these fabulous characters in my head just hoot’n and holler’n to be let out. In 2012 I took the plunge and started. I’ve never been happier.

Thank you so much for having me here today! I look forward to interacting with your guests.


Chasing Sam
Vegas Mates, Book 1
by Krystal Shannan



Samantha Demakis doesn’t want a mate right now. Her birth-rite and family obligations to her status as the first daughter of a noble family beg to differ. In fact, even her wolf seems to be against her. When a chance encounter reveals the man who might just be a perfect fit, will she run? Or will she fight?

Chase Michaels has been alone for seventy-five years. He’s fought in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan in the US Army. Somewhat resigned to never finding his true mate, he is shocked when his wolf reacts so strongly to a woman he runs into in the airport. Unprepared for the politics and snobbery of the noble families, Chase finds himself fighting in a different type of war —a war for the heart of a woman he knows should be his.

A lot of things are chasing Sam, but who or what will catch her in the end?



Samantha Demakis wrinkled her nose at the barrage of scents coming from the Christmas hordes invading McCarran International Airport. She swallowed a growl of frustration and tightened the leash on her inner wolf. Everybody and their brother traveled for Christmas, and she didn’t like being one of them. She should have stayed at Duke. Her gut told her it was a mistake to come home.

Duke Medical School was her haven away from all this crazy.

People jostled her from all angles. Her rolling suitcase flipped over and she leaned back to right it. In the process, someone snatched her blue leather jacket from the carpeted floor and dashed away.

Shit. Really?

She straightened and scanned the crowd in the direction the thief had run.



Sam turned and looked to her left. Holy mother of hotness! Six and a half feet of beautiful man, dressed in a muscle-hugging beige thermal shirt and army camo pants, stood holding her royal-blue leather jacket. She curled her lips into a smile. His scent was magnetic, and she hurried toward him.

“Thank you so much.” She reached for the jacket, brushing her fingers along his hand on purpose. “I thought it was gone for good.” His blue eyes widened just for a moment. A charge had passed between them. She’d never felt anything like it before. Her wolf howled and slammed against her consciousness. It took every scrap of will power not to launch herself at him. The canine soul within her wanted him right now and so did she. The mate connection between them was strong. No, no, no. I don’t want a mate right now.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Krystal Shannan is a born, raised, and current TEXAN. She is married to a wonderful man
who supports her dream of writing and allows her to spend many evening and weekend hours glued to her laptop. During the day she moonlights as an elementary music teacher. In addition to a doting husband, a young daughter is also part of the picture and keeps her hopping! An ornery little Welsh Corgi completes the household.

Krystal has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. She has always dreamed of writing romance and sharing the "movies in her head" with the world. If she's not writing, she's reading -historical, paranormal, action, adventure -anything she can get her hands on that ends with a Happily Ever After!

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  1. I just heard about this tour so I had to stop by on all the past stops! Glad I didn't miss out, Chasing Sam sounds awesome! Thanks for the blurb and excerpt today! :) I love getting to know the story better!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Thank you for stopping by Andra! So glad you are enjoying the tour!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me today!

  3. I loved this book. :) I'm signed up for the newsletter.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  4. Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Krystal!


  5. Great post , this book is a must read for me .I loved the excerpt and cover .