Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Book Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: Shifting Dreams: A Cambio Springs Mystery
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Release date: March 5, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Adult

Book Description:
Somedays Jena Crowe just can’t get a break. Work at the diner never ends, her two boys are bundles of energy, and she’s pretty sure her oldest is about to shift into something furry or feathery. Added to that, changes seem to be coming to the tiny town of Cambio Springs, big changes that not everyone in the isolated town of shapeshifters is thrilled about.
Caleb Gilbert was looking for change, and the quiet desert town seemed just the ticket for a more peaceful life. He never counted on violence finding him, nor could he have predicted just how crazy his new life would become.
When murder rocks their small community, Caleb and Jena will have to work together. And when the new Chief of Police isn’t put off by any of her usual defenses, Jena may be faced with the most frightening change of all: lowering the defenses around her carefully guarded heart.
Shifting Dreams is the first novel in Cambio Springs, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries.


“Aren’t you the talkative one?”
He gave her a sly grin. “Sometimes.”
Jena shook her head. “I bet you barely have to talk to the girls with that smile, cowboy.”
“Why ‘cowboy?’”
“Boots and attitude. You can always tell a man by his boots. You’re not an office kind of guy, I can tell. I’d even bet you’ve got a hat hanging around somewhere.”
He nodded. “You could say that.”
“So, just passing through?”
“You could say that, too.” At least for tonight. “And I left my hat in the car. My mom would skin me alive if I wore it inside.” She’d skin him alive for a lot of things, lately.
“Good. I’ve had a tempestuous relationship with hats today.”
“Now that’s a statement that begs a story.”
She shrugged and leaned a little closer. “Maybe, but it’s not one I feel like telling tonight.”
Caleb pulled her a little closer. “What do you feel like doing tonight?” No way in the world could he be that lucky.
A slow smile spread over Jena’s face. “Dancing.”
“We’re already doing that.”
“And maybe kissing a cute cowboy who’s passing through.”
Well, well. He wasn’t going to complain about that. Caleb looked around the bar. “Hold on, let me see if I can find one for you.”

About the author:

Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College in the Department of English (Linguistics) and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening.

She currently lives in Central California with a seven-year-old ninja who claims to be her child.  She enjoys music, writing, travel, and bowling (despite the fact that she’s not very good at it.) Someday, she plans to learn how to scuba dive. And maybe hang glide... but that looks like a lot of running.
She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, and other works of fiction.


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  1. I really do enjoy shifter stories, and I like that this is a mystery too. It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This one looks really good. Thanks for sharing, Valerie!

  3. I love Elizabeth's writing. I'll be starting this one soon.