Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on December 11, 2021
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Get festive with a wolfishly fun holiday romance from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden...
Oliver Abbott never intended to be a werewolf. Howling at the moon, sprouting fur, shifting into a beast...not exactly the life plan that the former Navy SEAL had anticipated. But an attack on a snow-filled night changes everything. Suddenly, Oliver has a new reality, and he has to leave the only woman he's ever loved, Gia Donato, in order to protect her from his wolfish side. Yeah, being a werewolf bites. Big time. Especially when you have the biggest, sharpest teeth in town.
But Christmas is a magical time...
On Christmas Eve, an angelical "intern" offers to grant Oliver one wish. Oliver can have anything he wants. His wish? He wishes that he'd never become a werewolf. Only that wish has unexpected consequences...Gia doesn't remember him, danger is stalking her, and, ho-ho-horror of horrors, Oliver is now a mild-mannered tax attorney. Nope, not happening. Especially the part where Gia is in danger. Oliver wants a do-over on the wish. STAT.
He will embrace his inner beast.
Oliver is an alpha werewolf for a reason. He wants his old, howl-at-the-moon life back, and he's going to take it—fangs, claws, fur, and everything else. With the help of his angel intern, Oliver's beast returns, and the hunt is on. Oliver is ready to fight for his second chance with Gia, and he will be at her side when danger comes to her door. Because there is no way that he will stand aside and let anyone hurt her. No way, no day. First, though, he has to convince the gorgeous Gia that she should give their love a second chance...
But it's Christmas, right? And anything can happen during the holiday season...even a miracle for a werewolf.
Author's note: Even werewolves can use a little Christmas magic. Deck the halls with some furry fun, dangerous dilemmas, and an uber hot hero who is prepared to grovel with hot chocolate for the woman who owns his heart. Someone is stalking her? Danger is at her door? Oliver will get his beast on in an instant in order to protect Gia. IT'S A WONDERUL WEREWOLF is a fun and festive novella (approximately 23,000 words) with an absolutely guaranteed happy ending.
This surprise release was pretty great.
Oliver is proposing to the love of his life Gia when he’s attacked by a wolf. The wolf does a lot of damage, but he’s able to survive. But what they didn’t realize was that he’d really been attacked by a werewolf. And Gia…isn’t afraid of him. But he’s afraid he’ll hurt her so he leaves.
Until one day he hits a bar in a small town where the bartender seems to know a bit too much about him. This bartender claims to be Oliver’s guardian angel, and he offers Oliver his greatest wish. This is obvious; he wants to be human. He wants his old life. He wants Gia. What he doesn’t realize is that being a normal human isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and when it comes down to it, he should have embraced his wolf.
Gia was never afraid of Oliver. She knew he’d never harm her. But she’s mad he left. He just…left. After a year of being ghosted, she’s not exactly in the mood to deal with her wayward werewolf. Even if she’s missed him more than anything. Can she forgive him? And can she tell him about the danger she’s in?
If you enjoyed It’s A Wonderful Life, then you’ll love this nod to the holiday classic. And if you’re really into paranormal classics, check out Cynthia Eden’s other story in this series called A Vampire’s Christmas Carol. (link goes to Amazon)
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