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New In Print: Hunting Love Anthology!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My first book is now in print!

Hunting Love by JB McDonald and Dana Marie Bell

"The alphas are hot, the sex is hotter and you get two spicy, entertaining reads." 4 Stars,
Romantic Times Book Reviews

Read An Excerpt Online

ISBN: 978-1-60504-106-3
Length: 208 Pages
Price: 12.00
Publication Date: March 31, 2009
Cover art by Anne Cain

On the trail of something wild…

The Wallflower by Dana Marie Bell

Emma Carter has been in love with Max Cannon forever, but he barely knew she existed. Now she runs her own unique curio shop, and she’s finally come out her shell.

When Max returns home take up his duties as the Halle Pride’s Alpha, he finds that Emma has blossomed into something more—his mate! Taking her “out for a bite” ensures she’ll be permanently his.

But first Emma must prove to the Pride that she has what it takes keep her Alpha.

Treasure Hunting by J.B. McDonald

A good tromp through the jungle in South America is exactly Meg’s idea of a great vacation. At first she thinks the sudden appearance of a wounded jaguar will make an interesting story. Then she wakes up to find a man in place of a cat, she wonders who’d believe it!

Santiago has learned the hard way that when you can change into an animal at will, it tends to put human women off. But despite his best intentions, he finds himself falling hard for the little blonde who saved his life.

Forever will take a leap of faith…or this treasure will slip through his fingers.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, bad language, loads of giggles, a hot, blond Alpha male and bad humor.

The Wallflower
by Dana Marie Bell

He sighed. “Actually, Puma’s can’t roar, we’re missing the necessary parts. Specialized larynx and hyoid apparatus, to be precise. And we can change at will, we aren’t ruled by the moon.”

“Oh.” Emma’s head was reeling. “Can you show me?”

Max frowned. “Show you?”

“Yeah.” Emma straightened up, half terrified and half excited at the prospect of seeing him change. She waved her hand at him commandingly. “Change. Become a cat.”


“Yeah, now! What, you need to wait for the full moon? I thought you said you could change at will?”


“I mean, why tell me this at all if you weren’t willing to, I dunno, prove it or something?”


He was starting to sound all snarly again. “So c’mon, Lion-O, hop to it.” She clapped, loud and sharp. “Chop-chop!”



“Have you ever seen a cougar in Levi’s?”


“Neither have I.” He looked like he couldn’t decide if he wanted to laugh or yowl.

“You mean you’d have to…” Emma eyed his jeans speculatively.



“And if my ass is naked, baby, you’d better believe yours will be too.”

Emma put her hands on her hips and glared at him. “Isn’t this why you brought me all the way out here, to show me your Incredible Cougar Act?”




“Then why?”

“I figured if you screamed no one would hear you.”

Emma blinked. “Gee, Max, you’re all heart.” He had the grace to blush.

Treasure Hunting
by J.B. McDonald

Santiago sighed, a hand over his bare chest as he looked skyward. “Ah, teasing me and then admitting it’s untrue. You break my heart.”

“It’s a woman thing.” She nodded cheerfully. “We promise dirty songs and then yank them away when you get hopeful.”

He chuckled, the sound rumbling through the forest. “Yes, because every woman I’ve met can outdo me in bawdy songs.”

When she glanced over, his smile was warm and dry. She wasn’t sure if she should be embarrassed and stop now, or just go with it. She decided to go with it. “You’re obviously not hanging around with the right women!”

Santiago’s dark eyes were warm, black in the starlit night. “Obviously,” he agreed, his voice nearly purring with amusement.

Heat curled through Meg at his steady gaze. He didn’t blink often, and when he did it was slow, thoughtful. Cat-like.

Insects hummed, rubbing together wings and legs to make music. Night birds fluttered and called for each other, while small mammals rustled through the trees. The fire crackled, spreading light and warmth, soothing and lending the night a sense of safety.

Or maybe that was Santiago and his easy laughter, bronze skin golden in the whispering firelight. It could have been him soothing Meg, setting her nerves at ease, tugging free humor and warmth with gentle smiles and graceful movements. Him providing the sense of safety, an unspoken promise not to turn away because she was too wild.

There wasn’t anything wilder than him.

Hunting Love is available through
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