Welcome to the The Rainmaker book blitz! This book was published March 30, 2018!
In a dangerous world riddled with ambition and intrigue, Tasia must tread a treacherous path where nothing is safe – her past, her secrets or her heart …
Tasia is no longer a nondescript and friendless Wizard on the fringes of San Francisco’s Chosen community. Publicly entwined with a powerful Shifter Pack, she must navigate the minefield of Pack politics and Chosen intrigue, while guarding her secrets from the Magicks who hunt her.
The stakes have never been higher as old fault lines, long-buried secrets, Wizard dysfunction, and Lady Bethesda’s ambitions draw the Chosen ever closer to a civil war. While Tasia grapples to avoid the pitfalls and confront her demons, it is an unlikely nemesis who forces her to face her moment of truth. Tasia finds herself at the crossroads – at stake are her carefully constructed house of cards and her tangled relationship with the man who holds her enemies at bay. Will Tasia risk opening Pandora’s Box or will she walk away to disappear into the shadows again?
“Guardian Anderson?” inquired the young man with a lilting Italian accent.
“Yes” Anderson acknowledged. “And you are?”
“I’m Rafaelo Bianchi of the Venice Nest.”
Anderson arched an eyebrow. “A member of the Clan” he remarked with thinly disguised disgust.
If the Vampire heard the disdain in the Wizard’s voice, he hid it well.
“We have an enemy in common, Guardian” he remarked suavely. “And I know just the way to punish the arrogant Alpha.”
Anderson contemplated the Vampire in silence before inviting him to seat himself.
“What do you want in exchange for this information?” the Guardian inquired shrewdly. The Clan was known to drive a hard bargain — that is, when it was willing to do business with other Chosen, which was rare.
“Absolutely nothing.” The young man threw up his hands extravagantly.
“I find that hard to believe.” Anderson was clearly skeptical.
“Alright. How about this, Guardian? If you use what I tell you to either take down the Beast Lord or weaken him temporarily, I’ll call us even.”
Anderson looked taken aback by the young man’s offer. “What information do you have on him?”
“He came out of nowhere ten years ago to win control of the Northern California Pack. Before that, he’d never led a Pack or a were-pack.”
“You’ve given me nothing I don’t already know” countered Anderson.
“Perhaps. But do you know where he was before San Francisco?”
“Is it important?” shrugged Anderson.
“What if I told you he was running wild without a Pack.”
“Without a Pack” the Guardian repeated, a frown marking his face. “Faoladh frowns on that.”
“He does indeed. And yet, he allowed Raoul Merceau to claim the Northern California Pack. Doesn’t that surprise you, Guardian?”
“Very much so.” Anderson looked intrigued for the first time since the Vampire had walked into the room.
“The rumor is that he stayed away from both Si’ffa and Chosen to deal with issues of control.”
“Merceau” the Guardian exclaimed incredulously.
A vision of the implacable and steely-eyed Alpha in absolute control of himself, his Pack and his surroundings, flashed at Anderson. The night of their encounter, the Alpha had kept his head despite the provocations and barbs, taking on a Guardian with exponentially more magic to defeat him comprehensively. It had not been done with power or brute strength, but with intelligence, knowledge, and a shrewdness that belied his reputation. That had not been a man with an uncertain grasp over his beast. It had been a Shifter in complete control of everything. Anderson did not like to remember that night, but the idea of the Alpha losing control seemed rather extraordinary to him. Shifters with tenuous control were rarely able to hide it, either from their Pack or other Shifters.
“Are you implying that Raoul Merceau …” His voice trailed off, clearly not convinced by the Vampire’s revelation.
“Yes.” The Vampire was supremely confident. “Obviously, it’s in the past for there’ve been no rumors since he became Alpha. This is not something that can be kept quiet, especially for a Wyr as well-known as the Alpha. That Faoladh does not challenge him is also a good indication that it is behind him.”
“Even if I were to believe you, Vampire, how does this help me, except of course to needle the Alpha when we meet again?”
“Aah. The important bit is not that he slipped in the past, it’s what caused his control to slip then.”
The Guardian sat up straighter. Any information regarding a Shifter’s loss of control was no small matter. The fine line between life and death for a Shifter, it was guarded very zealously by them.
About the Author
An avid reader all her life, only recently has Petra allowed her own imagination to run riot. She loves to travel, loves the outdoors and reads everything she can get her hands on, time permitting. Her taste in books is very eclectic – she tends to like stories with vivid and quirky characters that have elements of fantasy, adventure, romance and mystery interspersed together. A good book for her is one that makes the reader think long after it has been finished and set aside. And, one that draws the reader back to it, again and again.
To share the tales that have lived in her imagination for so long is a labor of love and a lifelong dream come true for her.
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