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Chasing Sam (Vegas Mates #1) by Krystal Shannan – Blitz/Giveaway/Excerpt/Guest Blog

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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?


Why weres? Why not vamps, fae, or demons?

Good question. The answer is –I haven’t had time to write the others yet, LOL.

But the truth is, I adore shifter stories. Weres are my favorite paranormal creature. There’s something about the magic of mixing animal instincts and human emotions that I find very alluring…and very sexy. The idea that a man or woman is merged with an animal soul and body is just really COOL too! The weres in Vegas Mates can have complete conversations with their animal counterparts. They exist as a living consciousness and share space the human soul. Most of the time the human is in the driver’s seat, but there are times that the animal side can emerge and take control. It actually happens to Sam in one scene in this book.

Vegas Mates starts with werewolves, but there will be other shifter species as the series progresses. There won’t be other paranormal species, like Fae or vampires, in Vegas Mates…at least I don’t think. But, you never know. Some of my characters have been known to hijack a plot line or two.

The paranormal genre in general is my favorite to read. I really enjoy being immersed in a contemporary/fantasy world. The Vegas Mates series came to me first, but I have plans for lots of other paranormal stories too. So if you are waiting for my Fae and Vampires. They are coming J

Thank you so much for having me here today. I look forward to hearing from your readers.


Krystal Shannan


Excerpt One:


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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15 thoughts on “Chasing Sam (Vegas Mates #1) by Krystal Shannan – Blitz/Giveaway/Excerpt/Guest Blog

  1. Hey Krystal, good to see you again! I can’t wait to read Chasing Sam, sounds like a good book!

    P.S. I subscribe to your newsletter


  2. Thank you, Harlie, for hosting and for everyone that stopped by. It’s so nice to see familiar names. Hugs to all. And so nice to see new names. I love the reading and writing community. Everyone is so positive.

  3. Fun guest post! I like paranormal romance in general but do have a soft spot for shapeshifters. Sounds as if Samantha has a lot on her plate but Chase sounds like a yummy guy to get to know. Thanks for the excerpt and spotlight on the book

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the guest post! I’m actually always interested in authors answers for that question. What draws an author to a particular supernatural beastie?? why not another??? I like your answer 🙂 I bet your book will be fabulous because you are writing about what you love

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. I love the story line, and I really enjoyed the excerpt. I am glad it is about Weres and not vampires. I really don’t enjoy vampire stories

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