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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Extinct by Nancy Adams ♥ Fun Facts, Review & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Paranormal Erotic Romance)

Extinct
Theo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.

Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.

Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.

With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.

Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of non-consensual sex.
Wow!!! This story was truly HOT and truly awesome.

Extinct has it all; hot love scenes, action, drama, suspense, mystery.

Drew is one of my favorite characters ever: she is so relatable and fun to read! "Sassy" would also be a Drew-adjective for me. She has self-doubt, just like the rest of us, and yet never stops being herself, unintended-pink-hair-streaks and all!

The mythology/folklore injected into the story was very unique. Maybe it sounds jaded, but after reading many paranormal romance books, one might start to think, "if you've read one shifter book, you've read 'em all." Not the case with Extinct. Theo not only shifted to the form of a wolf, but the wolf was its own being, and interacted with Theo as opposed to simply being an alternate physical form for Theo to occupy.

The story line has some very dramatic aspects (I'm being vague on purpose, trying not to spoil anything), which speaks to Nancy's talent as an author. She ties everything together at the end, and honestly, I would read"book 2" if she wrote it.

So, if you're looking for a different type of shifter romance that's heavy on true mates and true love, read Extinct!!!

***ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review***

1. I got the idea for EXTINCT from a ‘BEWARE OF THE WOLVES’ sign while on a family road trip to Tofino, British Colombia.
(This isn’t the sign that gave me the idea, but we did see a lot of these around the area, but with out the cougar part.)
2. Yes! The sign did freak me out, but I secretly hoped we would see a wolf.

3. The British Colombia wolf I use in EXTINCT was an actual wolf that became extinct in 1949 and Vancouver Island, British Colombia; Canada was the only place they could be found.
http://www.cosmosmith.com/wolfpage.html

4. In the beginning of the book, I introduced Jonathan Cook. Jon is the son of Chief Maquinna. The actual real life chief that welcomed Captain James Cook, to the shores of British Colombia in 1759. In fact Jon’s really name is Yuma, which is the Chief’s son real name.

5. I used the names of real islands and beaches located in and around the Tofino area, in EXTINCT. I was going to change them but because of how much I love the area, I decided not to. I wanted to give people a real location so they would have the ability to see the beauty either in person or on the interweb.

6. I mention how Theo left England because he was the only wolf on the island and hunted because if it. That’s a true fact. Wolves became extinct in Great Britain in the later part of the 1700’s.

7. EXTINCT was originally titled The Wolf Inside but I thought it sounded too much like another one of my books, The Soul Within, so I changed it.

8. In EXTINCT Theo is a member of the BCPP (British Colombia Provincial Police). The BCPP in NOT a real police force in BC. The RCMP is the main policing unit in the province and because of strict licensing laws; I was unable to use RCMP. I did however model the BCPP after the RCMP, but I borrowed the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) abbreviation.

9. When the story begins Theo is dying under a chestnut tree in a Belgian forest. I used the Battle of Kitchener’s Wood as the setting. That particular battle marked the first time a colonial force ( the 1st Canadian Division) defeated a European power ( the German Empire) on European soil. In reality, by the time Theo was shot in June, the Battle would have already been over and won by the Canadians and French.

10. Drew’s dog Ruby, in EXTINCT is modelled after two of my dogs.
Gunner, who was a Japanese Akita and Dukey a German Shepherd Dog. Both were/are very strong willed and both
were/are huge comfort sluts. So, I gave Ruby the same characteristics in the book.
“I need you to keep an open mind, Drew. Do you think you can do that?”

She blinked again, surprised by his question. A question she had never been asked before.

“I think so, yes.”

He narrowed his eyes, studying her intently before nodding. “Hold on to the good feelings, baby. It will help push the nervous ones away.” With that said he stood and walked to the bookshelves on the other side of the room. He pulled the copy of Peter Pan from the shelf then walked to his bag and pulled a large leather book free. He stopped in front of her once again, and after she sat up and covered her breasts with the blanket, he gave her the books then sat at the small table.

“Read the inscription in the front of Peter Pan first.” She nodded and opened the old book, flipped through the first few pages until she saw the most elegant handwriting.

She began reading the message.

“April 15th, 1911

Percy,

I know how much you enjoyed seeing the play with your father so many years ago. When I heard that Mr Barrie’s play was becoming a book, I requested a copy for you, so that you might read it whenever you want.

Happy Birthday, my darling son.

Mother”

Drew paused and looked up. “Who’s Percy?”

“I’m Percy.” He rested his elbows on his knees and sighed. “Percival, actually.”

She raised a single eyebrow in doubt. “Percival? But you said…”

“Theodore is my middle name. My family called me Percy when I was living at home.” He nodded toward the much larger book sitting next to her. “Read the next one out loud.” He clasped his hands together. “Start from the beginning.”

She nodded and did as he had asked. As she began reading, she had the distinct feeling that she had seen this same handwriting before.

“My full name is Percival Theodore Grey. Yes, Percival or Percy to my family and close friends. Thankfully, I haven’t been addressed by my full name since before the war. I was born 15 April 1885 in London, England, to Lord Theodore Grey…”
        
I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running through my veins. I enjoy watching hockey, but despise skating...and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as must as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words. I am proud to say I survived my token shot of Newfie Screech, although I did refuse to kiss the Cod - that is never going to happen - and I openly admit, that I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains the first time I saw them.

I have many occupations written down in my passport, mom, wife, author...zookeeper! However, I have to say that writing is by far the easiest part of my day.

I have three small -but legal- addictions: bed lines, lavender, and books. All of which, are replenished on a regular basis. Reading into the wee hours of the morning, is one of many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.
      
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10 comments :

  1. Thanks for having me back Lauren! :-D

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    1. I was SO excited to see you were taking Extinct on tour again! I LOVE that book!!! And thank you for those Fun Facts; they provided such a great "Behind the Scenes" glimpse into the book. Happy Holidays!

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  2. Sounds like a great read.
    Love the format of your giveaways

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  3. The excerpt was very interesting, I enjoyed it.

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  4. Everything, loved the synopsis and the excerpt, also the giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Sounds like a good one, thx for the giveaway!

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  6. I enjoyed the entire post today. It was very good.

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