Excerpt for thriller/fantasy novel 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
To make matters worse, she must work with a mysterious man who’s
been trying to kill her since the day they met…
Our intruder sat in the easy chair that swallowed me up whenever I
sat in it, but he made it look like a miniature with his large shoulders and
long legs. Brock sat on the couch, his arm behind his head as he watched
Tristan with suspicious eyes. If I didn’t know Brock so well, I would have said
he was completely unaffected.
But I knew better.
And yet, the way Tristan had handled everything that had occurred
this evening made him seem like more of a good guy. Not someone I would ever
trust, but at least tolerable enough to sit in the same room with him. What a
difference a few hours can make.
Brock scooted over as I entered, making room for me as I sank into
the soft leather of the sofa and leaned against him. He placed a protective arm
over my shoulders.
Tristan stared at us over a bottle of tequila. Patron, my
favorite, and a bottle that had obviously been liberated from my private stock.
Pulling the stopper, he took a long swig and held the bottle out to us.
Today I had very nearly lost two members of my family due to my
own carelessness, and I still had no idea where Bren was. I had been tasked
with one responsibility — to protect my pack — and I couldn’t even do that
Alcohol was the last thing on my mind…
“You couldn’t have stopped it, if that’s what you’re thinking.”
Acknowledging my dismissal, he set the bottle on the desk between us.
“Stopped what?”
“Stopped your family from being attacked. Stopped your friends
from disappearing. Stopped your jaguar mama from being chewed up and spat out.”
Author Bio
and Links:
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.
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
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8 thoughts on “Excerpt for thriller/fantasy novel Shepherd’s Moon by Stacy Mantle

  1. Unknown says:

    Thanks for a great tour. I've enjoying learning more about Shephard's Moon and look forward to future titles

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  2. Catherine Lee says:

    Stacy…I just checked out the PetsWeekly.com site. How cute. I LOVE that picture of the built in doggie bed in the kitchen cabinets. It's darling! I would love a smaller one for my cats.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. Stacy says:

    Thanks for the great comments everyone! I look forward to seeing you all on Goodreads, PetsWeekly or on my personal site at StacyMantle.com!

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