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Change of Heart by KM Neuhold: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Change of Heart

by KM Neuhold

“Who do you want me to track down?” he asks cautiously. 

“River Williams.” 

I hear rustling and then the scratch of pen against paper. “Who is this guy? That’s a unique name so that should help, but I’m going to need a little more to go on than this.” 

“He had a heart transplant five years ago.” 

The writing stops and Fox sighs. “East…” 

“Please,” I say, clutching my phone tighter in my hand. “I just…I need to know.” I sniffle and I’m ashamed of how pathetic I sound, but it’s nothing worse than what Fox has heard from me before. This is the man who held me countless nights and let me cry all over his shirt, the man who always had soothing words for me even when I couldn’t stand to hear them. I know he would do anything for me…for Paul…and if I have to push him to make this happen, I’m shameless enough to do it. 

He sighs again, this time sounding resigned. “What do you need to know?” 

“That he’s a good person, that he’s…worthy.” 

He lets out a humorless laugh. “It’s a little late if he’s not. What are you going to do if he turns out to be a prick? Cut his heart out?” 

“Please?” I say again. 

“If I do this, you need to do something for me.” 

I hesitate, already sure I’ll hate whatever he’s going to ask for. But now that the idea of knowing about this man has come into my mind, it feels vital in some way. 

“Fine, what do you need me to do?” I agree. 

“I need you to try. Go on a date, hell, go out with friends, get out of the house and do something fun.” 

Even though I knew it was what he would ask, the demand sounds entirely unreasonable. But if I want him to find this River Williams, I know I have to agree. 


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How Mary Beat My Funk…

Timing by Mary Calmes eBookHave you ever gotten into such a book funk that every time you try a new story, you can barely make it more than five pages in before you move on to another novel? Yes? No? Well, I have. MANY times. In fact, just about eight months of last year I was in such a bad book funk that it took more than a week to finish a 200 page novel and even days to finish a 50 page story.

After the Sunset by Mary Calmes eBookWell, my solution to these funks? Re-reads. I’ve read my fair share of books in the last few years but only a few of them are good enough for re-reads. In fact, when I re-read, it’s pretty much the same books over and over. What books might those be, you ask? Well, Mary Calmes books, of course. As I’ve said (and you’re probably sick of hearing) Mary Calmes is one of my favorite authors. I just love her books (and she’s a pretty awesome person, too!) and no matter how many times I re-read them (at least a few times a year), they never get old. She’s gotten me out of more funks than I can count over the years.

One of my all time favorite re-reads of hers is the Change of Heart series:

Change of Heart by Mary Calmes eBook Trusted Bond by Mary Calmes eBook Honored Vow by Mary Calmes eBook Crucible of Fate by Mary Calmes eBook

I ❤ Jin and Logan!

In December, I went on a ‘Mary Spree’ as I like to call it and read 8 of her books. A mix of re-reads and ones I hadn’t read yet. I ended up reading Timing again then finally read After the Sunset. This was right before Old Loyalty, New Love came out and I was jonesing for that book but obviously, I couldn’t get it just yet so I had to settle for her other stories.

I re-read Acrobat (a classic for me) and finally read Heart of the Race, which made me wonder why I had waited so long to read it!

Acrobat by Mary Calmes eBookAfter I came down from my Mary Spree, I was quite content not to read anything for a while but then I went on a M/F Spree (which I totally put the blame on Ami for but that’s a story for another time).

There’s just something about re-reading a Mary Calmes book, where I know the characters almost by heart, know what they’re going to do and know that, in the end, I’ll be satisfied with how they got there and how they ended up. It restarts my brain and allows me to get out of my funk. Thus is how Mary saved me from my funk 😛

Heart of the Race by Mary Calmes eBookIf you haven’t read Mary Calmes yet, I only have one question for you: Why the hell not?!

And for those of you who just now discovered her (looking at you Jen), well, all I have to say to you is get your ass in gear and read another book by her already! Hehe

And don’t forget! The giveaway for Old Loyalty, New Love will only be open for a few more days so make sure you enter before it closes! I absolutely adored that story and you’ll be able to see all my gushing about it on Saturday. For now, we hope you enjoy the rest of Mary Calmes Week! We have a little special something posting tomorrow so stick around 🙂


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Mary Calmes Week Review: Change of Heart

Guest Review by Gyn

Title: Change of Heart
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Change of Heart #1
Heroes: Jin Rayne & Logan Church
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 8, 2009
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life. Jin doesn’t want to go back to the old ways, and mating would irrevocably tie him to them.

But Jin is the mate Logan needs at his side to help him lead his tribe, and he won’t give Jin up so easily. It will take time and trust for Jin to discover the joy in belonging to Logan and how to love without restraint. Continue reading

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