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September 28th, 2013
My Sexy Saturday: Assassin


Welcome to My Sexy Saturday, a fun blog hop that I’m taking part in today for the first time. Here are the details: every Saturday, published and unpublished authors will be sharing 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs from a work-in-progress or an already published story.

My excerpt today comes from Assassin, book four in my Middlemarch Mates series. Leo and Isabella, the main characters in this book, remain one of my favorite couples.

Assassin by Shelley Munro

After sifting through the jingle of the slots and loud chatter plus the layered scents of perfume, cologne and pure excitement at the casino, Leo decided to head for the nearest bar. He’d arrived the previous evening and prowled the surrounds of Queenstown without luck, chafing at the denser population. He hadn’t caught the faintest whiff of his mystery woman, and that had made him want to shift to black leopard and run free across the hills to relieve his frustration. It wasn’t as if he could grab the nearest willing woman and fuck the frustration away, not when the only female he wanted was his mystery mate. Damned woman. She’d mucked up his sex life but good. Leo snarled under his breath, cursing the fates and the heat prickling across his skin.

Without warning, Leo caught an elusive scent. A familiar one, it bore a hint of spiciness, reminding him of the wildflowers and grasses that bloomed around the salt lake in spring. He halted and almost caused a pileup of eager punters behind.

“Sorry,” he said, stepping aside to allow the impatient patrons to pass and head for their gambling game of choice. He sniffed the air again. A mixture of strong perfumes and colognes. A whiff of body odor and musk and a hint of wildflowers.

It was his mate.

She was here.

Leo’s heart squeezed out an exuberant pump and he strode between the roulette tables following the scent trail, his mood improving with his discovery. With no clear idea of what she looked like since he’d only glimpsed her from a distance, he scanned the faces of all the women—both young and old. Up ahead, he saw a slim form dressed in a black halter dress. The line of her naked back drew his attention, as did the gentle sway of her hips. Her scent.


Purchase Assassin:

eBook: Ellora’s Cave|Amazon Kindle|All Romance ebooks|Barnes & Noble|Kobo
Print: Ellora’s Cave|Amazon|Book Depository|Barnes & Noble

For more My Sexy Saturday postings, check out the participants’ list here.

12 comments to “My Sexy Saturday: Assassin”

  1. Awesome except!

  2. Thanks, Ki :)

  3. Loved that excerpt!

  4. Thanks, Mary. As I said, this couple are one of my favorites of all the ones I’ve written.

  5. What a drugging description! I felt it with him. :)

  6. Thanks, Danita, and thank you for stopping by.

  7. Welcome to My Sexy Saturday, Shelley!

    What a wonderful, wonderful snippet. I felt as if I were right there next to him,

    I love shifter books and you can tell this one has more awesome things in store. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Loved the description of her scent.

  9. Intriguing excerpt, Shelley and very well written.

  10. Wow! Such a great excerpt. Hooked me right in, too!

  11. Yum! Love when there’s a male on the hunt

  12. A wonderful hook! Love the deep POV! :)