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About the Book:
US Marshall Sam Kyote has been sent to the dry old town of Coyote Bluff to recuperate from a top-secret government experiment that's left this law man a little...well, different. But Sam's about to find out that the town of Coyote Bluff has a whole lot of secrets. Most of which lead to Libby Mayden—the sexy, long-legged, and tight-lipped sheriff who saved his ass from an alien ambush.
The last thing Libby needs is a US Marshall poking around her town, especially one who's hotter than the Nevada desert sun. She can't let Sam find out most of her town are wanted outlaws. Between the aliens, the gunfighters, and a searing sexual attraction to Sam, she's in a whole heap of trouble. And Libby'll stride both sides of the law—and Sam—until she's forced to choose between self-preservation...and her heart.
Pale Moon Walking
Release Date: 9/28/15
Genre: Paranormal Western
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That night, as she sat on her front porch with Sam’s arms and legs around her, she decided the best part of being an adventuress came after the actual act. It was equally intimate and offered a great deal of personal contentment.
Sam lounged on the top step, wearing nothing but his long johns, all bare-chested and beautiful, while she nestled between his bent knees, dressed in his shirt. His chin rested on the top of her head, and she rubbed his thighs with the palms of her hands. They gazed across a desert clad in a sparkling blanket of black velvet sky, quietly enjoying each other’s company. She tracked her fingers down the length of Sam’s leg to the top of his foot.
“I never noticed before how beautiful a man’s feet are,” she said.
She felt the laughter bubble up in his chest, then its soft rumble as it poured out past his lips to tickle her ear. “Maybe it’s just my feet you find beautiful. Maybe they’re special.”
“I’m sure that’s it.” She allowed good-natured sarcasm to drip from her tone, and Sam tugged her hair. She rolled her palms over his knees, back and forth, as she stared at the moonless sky.
Her thoughts drifted. The two boys she’d met that morning continued to trouble her.
“What are you thinking about?” he asked. “Is something wrong?”
“Can I ask you a question?” She tilted her head to the side and glanced up at him. “Out of that professional courtesy you seem to have such a fondness for?”
At once, he was alert and all business. “You can ask me anything.”
“Were you on the stagecoach when someone took a couple of shots at it?”
She felt the shift in his muscles. The way they tightened. If she listened only to his voice, she’d have heard nothing unusual. It was amazing, however, how much she could tell about him when they were touching this way, with such intimacy—as if they were speaking a completely new kind of language. He’d answered her honestly, but with a great deal of caution, and she wondered what he didn’t want her to know.
What he hadn’t put into words.
Her heart lodged in her throat as her head leaped to a logical conclusion. He’d been in danger.
That was what he was trying to hide. It was how much she was bothered by it that really took her by surprise. Sam was a federal marshal. His job was inherently dangerous. Her whole life, she’d dealt with the knowledge that people she cared about might not come back. Many of them hadn’t.
It was different with Sam in a way she couldn’t put into words, and wasn’t sure she should try and figure out. She was happy with the way things were between them, and saw no reason to borrow trouble.
Not unless trouble was staring them right in the face.
Link to Amazon: Pale Moon Walking
Meet the Author:
Paula Altenburg lives in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, with her husband and two sons. Once a manager in the aerospace industry, she now enjoys working from home and writing fulltime. Paula writes fantasy and paranormal romance, as well as short contemporary romance.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5809064.Paula_Altenburg