Release Party – Strained
About the Book
Author: Marcia Colette
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Alexa is keeping a secret from her husband and being half werewolf isn’t it. After all, he’s a full-blood and doesn’t care that there are those who think their union is an abomination. Despite their abnormalities, the Yorks have settled into suburbia and gone out of their way to look like the couple next door.
Their rouse may have fooled an entire community, but not the Georgia Pack. The Yorks have encroached on their territory. Most interlopers end up dead, especially when the bounties on their heads invite stalkers, killers, and psychos to collect. Despite the trouble the Yorks have brought with them, the domestic suburbanites have intrigued the pack.
Alexa’s less domestic than she seems. Eight months ago, her bounty hunting club disbanded after several team members lost their lives in an ambush. Since then, the club has reemerged and are expecting Alexa to take her rightful place among the ranks.
Keeping the truth from her husband about her extracurricular activities will strain the Yorks’ marriage and risk everything they’ve worked hard for. But, that’s the price Alexa pays when her deception becomes deadlier than her aim. A deception that also keeps her alive.
Author Marcia Colette didn’t start out reading or writing books. She had earned a bachelors in Biomedical Engineering before going on to complete her Masters in Information Technology.
While riding the MBTA train back and forth to her job in Boston as a software consultant, she picked up a copy of John Saul and never looked back. It wasn’t long after that when she started writing her own stories. Five years later, she signed a contract with Double Dragon eBooks to publish her first urban fantasy novel.
Her next novel was a paranormal romance entitled Unstable Environment and was picked up by Parker Publishing, LLC. She went on to sell her next urban fantasy entitled Stripped to Samhain Publishing, LLC. During that time, she also released Bittersweet (YA), Hazardous Environment (Paranormal Romance), The Spider Inside Her (Urban Fantasy), and Deadlier by the Dozen (Urban Fantasy) under her own independent publishing label Dusk Till Dawn Books. She has sold several short stories and novellas to Mocha Memoirs Press and has continued her Alexa York series with Purple Sword Publications.
Marcia also writes science fiction under another pen name.
Still holding her own as an IT Manager, Marcia is a single mom who lives in South Carolina.
The phone rang. We had overslept. Matt was late for work and I had missed my first class. Not only did we need the sleep, but needed that run, too. This was the first time in days that we had slept soundly through the night.
Matt cursed before throwing the blanket off and muttered a few curses on his way to finding his robe. Better him than me. My day was pretty much shot because I’d never make it to my second class either. I’d have to email one of my fellow graduate students and find out what I had missed.
The prerecorded female voice came on, suggesting the caller leave their name and a brief message, promising we’d return their call.
“We need to talk,” a male voice said.
Matt froze, eyes flicking wide before narrowing tight on the phone beside our bed. That look alone told me all I needed to know. It was Stephan Carlisle.
He continued, “I was hoping to meet your wife over lunch. Honestly. If we meant you any harm, I wouldn’t be talking to this machine. I’d be on your porch.”
He hung up.
I stared at my husband. “He found our unlisted phone number. How much do you want to bet his pack knows where we live?”
Matt grumbled some more before heading into the bathroom and slamming the door behind him.