Shepherd’s Moon by Stacy Mantle
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It’s taken twelve years to earn the official title of Shepherd but she’s now mostly trained, fairly effective, and the first female in over two centuries to hold the position as protector of animals. All animals…
The Territorial Council isn’t thrilled with her new title of Shepherd, but they don’t have any more control over the appointment than they have over her. All they can really do is wait for her to screw something up – which Alex is determined not to do.
Everything changes when a chance encounter with a genetically modified Shifter leaves Alex shaken and initiates a quest to locate its maker.Despite years of training, Alex finds herself woefully unprepared to tackle the new threat.
To make matters worse, she must work with a mysterious man who’s been trying to kill her since the day they met…
I took a deep breath, calming down, as Richard regained his former efficient self, circling back around the desk to take his seat. “I’m sorry, Alex. You’re an unknown. You’re the first female Shepherd for over 2,000 years. That’s going to bring some creatures around who want to test you.”
I pushed against my eyes trying to stab the pain of my headache away. “We’ve known each other a lot of years, Richard. This is obviously important to you and I trust that you’ll be honest with me. So, what do you propose I do about this new problem with Tristan and his cat?”
He smiled. “Have you tried clicker training?”
“Not funny,” I groaned.
“Keep your pack close,” he said. “Tristan is…unpredictable, at best. No one seems to be able to tell me what he’s really up to, and that makes me wonder what he’s capable of.” He leaned back in the chair, the leather squeaking. “I was forced to bring him into my department. In the event you don’t understand the significance of that statement, it means he’s working with someone a lot higher up. It’s no coincidence he’s here.” It was knowledge that didn’t set well with him and I could see the frustration in his dark eyes.
That did mean something to me, whether Richard believed it or not. But I felt as if he were holding back. There was something he didn’t want me to know, which was strange. Richard didn’t make a habit of keeping secrets — not from me, anyway. I paused before asking my next question.
“Who requested that he transfer into your unit? Maybe that would help us find out more about the Nephilim.”
“I don’t know.” But a quiet rage flashed in his eyes that said he did know…and he wasn’t going to tell me.
“We’re good, then?” he asked, drawing me from my thoughts.
“For now,” I replied, standing to leave the office.
“Keep me in the loop as much as possible. And Alex?”
I turned, meeting his eyes.
“Please, be careful.”
I nodded and left the room, closing the door behind me.
Author Bio and Links:
While Stacy Mantle is most well-known as the Pack Leader of the popular website, PetsWeekly.com, however she is rapidly gaining a fan base in the genre of fantasy with the publication of Shepherd’s Moon, the first book in her Alex Wilde “Shepherd” series.
Stacy has a B.A. in English, a post-baccalaureate in Secondary Education, and an MBA with an emphasis on Marketing. She is active in animal rescue and is a nationally-known pet industry authority. She currently resides in the deserts of the Southwest with several cats, a few dogs, and a very understanding husband. You can learn more about her at http://www.StacyMantle.com
BN (Paperback, Ebook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shepherds-moon-stacy-mantle/1106946222?ean=9781466471382
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