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By Hurri Cosmo
Release Date: September 26, 2020
Series: The Oletti Shifters
A power some would kill to possess. But what if it rips them apart?
The Storyline: Graham’s Rescue
“You’re pregnant, Graham.”
Wow. Life has tossed Graham a lot of curveballs, but he never expected to hear those words. Then, just as Graham and his fated mate, Hyden, are getting used to that amazing news, someone from Graham’s past returns and kidnaps him, threatening the very future they want to build. Talk about curveballs! Graham is an Oletti, a bloodline of wolf shifters that seems to be part of an ancient prophecy, one that speaks of a hidden magical spring of water that can restore the earth and all that is in it. A power some would kill to possess. Except, in the wrong hands, it can also turn humans and shifters totally away from what, and who, they truly love, tearing families and even fated mates apart.
Unfortunately, Hyden has been forced to drink this water so no one is coming to rescue Graham. It’s now up to him to not only save himself, his unborn child, and his fated mate, but very possibly the world. Except superhero capes are hard to come by and he never liked himself much in tights. Still, with the help of his Oletti powers, this should be something he could do, right? Oh, Great Wolf, let this be something I can do…
- Book Title: Graham’s Rescue
- Author: Hurri Cosmo
- Release Date: September 26, 2020
- Genre/s: MM paranormal romance
- Trope/s: mpreg, omega, MM, kidnapping, escape, wolf shifters, fated mates, prophecy
- Heat Rating: 4 flames
- Length: approx 245 pages, 75,000 words
- Part of a Series: The Oletti Shifters, Book 3
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Dreven shuffled to stand before Hyden and Graham and Graham couldn’t help but gaze up at the man. Oh! Such a kind face. Plus, he was beaming ear to ear. But even bent over, this old man was taller, wider, broader built than Graham. He was quite impressive. However, that huge smile faded as he studied Graham. After a few moments Dreven sighed and shook his head. Graham shot a wide-eyed glance up at Hyden who frowned deeply. What was going on? Was there a problem? Was that problem Graham? Oh damn, were they not fated mates after all? Had that been a lie too? He tried to pull away from Hyden but Hyden just tightened his grip. “Hang on, pup,” he whispered.
The spiritual leader leaned over to kiss Graham’s forehead. Reaching up, he brought Hyden’s face down to kiss his forehead as well. Immediately, Hyden let out a breath and relaxed beside Graham which allowed him to breathe again. Evidently, it was some sort of ritual for accepting Graham into the pack, maybe announcing a mating. Whatever it was sent the room into a low roar of mutterings. The older man held up a hand then turned back to Graham when the room once again was quiet.
“Oh, little one, for most of us life consists of choosing paths. We are tasked with making many decisions every day that affect what we do and where we go. Some are obvious choices, like the jobs we are meant to do. Others not so clear, like who we are to mate with. Still others of us,” he glanced up at Hyden, “make choices that affect us all and we are glad for it.” He nodded at Hyden before returning his attention back to Graham. “For every path we take, many others continue to open to us. Paths of glorious joy, love, a chance at dreams. And sometimes deception and perhaps betrayal. And so it goes all of our lives.” The older man sucked in a breath and let it out slowly as he touched Graham’s stomach. “But for a few there is an ancient calling that will allow only one path.” He gazed into Graham’s eyes. “You, my pup, are about to witness greatness.” He glanced up at Hyden. “Take good care of them, Alpha. The child he carries will change our world. And… I see great trouble ahead.”
There were gasps all around the room, the questioning whispered words of ‘child’ and ‘could he be pregnant’ flowed like a gentle wave.
Dreven’s smile, although a bit sad now, resumed as he stepped back and turned to the crowd. “We are in the presence of a pivotal moment in the lives of shifters. This” – he gestured back at Hyden and Graham – “is a true fated, destiny-bound mating between our great leader, Hyden, and this young man, Graham. A mating, of which, I can do nothing but approve.”
There was a moment of hesitation but then a cheer rose loudly from the gathered pack members. Finally, Hyden raised his hand for silence. When the noise died down, he spoke. “I did not need for the Shaman to confirm that Graham and I are fated mates. But it is good that he sees it. Thank you, Dreven, and,” he bowed slightly toward the older man. “we obviously need to talk later?” The older man nodded once and stepped back into the crowd while Hyden spoke again. “I now want to introduce to you my fated mate, Graham, soon to be Solfang. Yes, he is one of the rare Oletti and he carries my child.” He gazed down at Graham. “No one was as surprised or pleased as I was to learn that very thing just this morning.” He returned his attention to the crowd. “That is the reason I wanted this meeting. I wanted to announce Graham and I will be joined as one under the next Mating Moon a month from tonight.”
The cheer that went up was wild and the pack crowded in around Hyden and Graham. Hyden held Graham tightly to his side as congratulations and slaps on the back and handshakes rocked them both.
Suddenly there was a shout from the living room and all attention turned to Myrk, who was standing on top of one of Hyden’s beautiful coffee tables.
And he was very obviously pissed.
“You!” he pointed at Graham. “You husband stealer!” Myrk glanced around the room and then down to the elders who were sitting, stunned, on the couches. “You all know Hyden was to mate with me. And not this… this… imposter who somehow bewitched Hyden into believing he’s an Oletti. He’s no Oletti! He only claims that because he knows that’s what I am, and he thinks to trap Hyden with his fantasy of being pregnant. You can’t let this happen. You just can’t. Hyden is mine. He said so. You have to make him honor that.”
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Great read! No doubt about it. This is actually book 2 of the series, but I read it as a standalone. It worked and I REALLY did enjoy it. Now I am wondering if it would be EVEN better to read from the beginning. Either way: It was great!
I liked how the characters were well developed and complex. As in real life, there is more than one side to everyone, that is often lost in novels like this, but not in this book. Shoot, there was someone who I thought in the first chapter was a villain, but then maybe not in the end… Sorry, I am trying to avoid spoilers!! It was a great read.
OK, I would be remiss not to mention the hotness. I will just say, it did not disappoint. Pay attention to the teaser meme below…
So this is my first Hurri Cosmo book, it will not be my last one. I know this book just realized, but I am HOPING a sequel is coming along soon!
FUN ITEM LEARNED!
Hurri, Question for you: If your book was turned into a movie (we could all only hope),who would you like to see play your main characters?
Oh, I would love it if this could be a movie! Here are my picks:
Chase Crawford as Omega Graham
David Beckham as Alpha Hyden
Adam Lambert as the troublemaker Omega Marc
I even know who I want to play my secondary characters!!
Shemar Moore as Alpha Bowyn
Ian Somerhalder as Omega Nick
Eric Dane as Alpha Grey
Zac Efron as his Omega Kade
I can totally see these as I read the book!
About the Author: Hurri Cosmo
Hi, my name is Hurri Cosmo. I live in Minnesota where I hold tight to the idea that here, where it’s cold a good part of the year, I won’t age as fast. Yep, I avoid the truth as much as I avoid mirrors. But one of the reasons I love writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find.
Oh, I don’t mind “real life” and I do try to at least keep it in mind when I write my stories, but I truly love creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA every ―single ― time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason I love writing this genre, too.
Give me a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and my computer, whether I am reading or writing, and I can entertain myself for hours. The fact that I actually get paid to do it in Snicker bars on the frosting on the cake.
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Coffee Talk with Hurri
As many of you know, I have a bit of a coffee addiction. This has developed into a little bit of a sub-theme to my site (BookGemz). I say it is being a father of three wonderful kiddos, BUT, it is more likely because I can never seem to set my book down to go to sleep once I am engrossed into it.
However, I have a small tradition of reaching out to the authors to connect on their favorite caffeinated beverages and other little tidbits. Hurri was gracious in responding to my inquiry!!
BOOK GEMZ: Are you a coffee, tea or energy drink person?
Hurri: Coffee for sure!
BOOK GEMZ: What is your favorite?
Hurri: I love it plain. I sometimes don’t mind a bit of chocolate or a dollop of whipped cream (yum) but I really do love it just plain
BOOK GEMZ: Do you have a “go-to” drink and/or maybe a “splurge” drink?
Hurri: My “Go-to” is always water. I have a water bottle with me all day. But my splurge (haha) is red wine. Probably not what you meant, though.
BOOK GEMZ: Do you have a favorite coffee-house/tea room?
Hurri: I love all coffee houses really. I love the way they are usually so easy to be in. But a favorite of mine from the past is a coffee/bistro named The Adirondack in a tiny town in northern Minnesota. It was converted from an old historic hotel into this rustic, lodgey place that served excellent coffee (roasted in house), the best tomato basil soup I have ever had, and sandwiches on their homemade breads like sunflower wheat. Upstairs, where the rooms used to be, there were cute little artsy shops. It’s gone now. Actually, has been gone for a long time.
BOOK GEMZ: Anything thing else you would like to share?
Hurri: My favorite time of the day is at 3 or 3:30am when I get up, put on a pot of coffee and head into the shower. I don’t go to work until 7am but those morning hours, when all is quiet and I am all by myself, I love to have a hot steaming cup, I sit on the couch and write or read, sometimes play a game on my phone. It’s my favorite time of day.
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