Thursday, August 24, 2023

Book Tour: Total Eclipse of the Moon (The Crown's Wolves #3) by Zoe Forward with an excerpt and a giveaway

Total Eclipse of the Moon

Series: The Crown’s Wolves, #3

by Zoe Forward

Release date: August 21st, 2023

Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


If he doesn’t break the curse tying him and his brothers to the Crown of England as paranormal terrorist hunters, they’ll be forced to execute him.

An accidental demon possession erodes Shane Lanzo’s sanity. Sometimes he’s in control. Sometimes not. His only hope is the witch who cast the curse, which is a problem. The last two times he approached her, the feisty enchantress somehow tamed the demon inside him, but rendered him useless against his desire for her.

Madeline Edney sucks at being a witch. Her casting the curse on the lycan brothers was a fluke, and it destroyed her life. She’s been hunted by the Crown ever since to make sure she doesn’t try to undo the curse. She never expected Shane to find her so easily. He’s a temptation that promises zinger chemistry, her absolute weakness. One taste was gratifying. Two was foolish. Three has become an addiction. Lifting the curse requires she forfeit her life, but if the hunters kill her, it leaves Shane at the mercy of the Crown. Either way she dies.

Shane has a choice: freedom for his family, risking Madeline in the process or a chance at happiness with the witch who fated his brothers as prisoners for eternity.



"You feel this between us? It’s magnetic." Her eyes shone with eagerness in the dim light from the single overhead lightbulb.
"I don’t feel anything." Desire hot and thick made his hands shake. "If you’re weaving a spell on me, stop." The one defining goal of the past few decades had been to hate this woman for what she’d done to him and his brothers, and to make her pay. 
What was wrong with him? Why did he hesitate now that she was right here?
He gritted out, "Yes?"
"You don’t look well. There's something odd about your eyes." She leaned close to squint at him.
"What do you want from me to reverse the curse?"
"Curse removal is complicated."
Her scent, something citrusy and fresh, floated up his nose and aggravated his arousal further. She whispered, "I don’t understand what it is that draws me to you. Witches and lycans don’t mix, not just because our species warred for hundreds of years. It’s…we’re too different. With our complicated history this shouldn't be here."
"The curse." Shane’s heart thrashed to the point his ribs hurt.
"That's what makes this complicated." She reached out but didn’t touch his skin this time. She blushed and lowered her gaze. For all her power, there was a vulnerability in the move that made Shane want to offer her a safe haven. He inherently sensed goodness in people and detected those in need of help. His kryptonite was someone good in genuine distress. Like her. 
She wasn't good. Couldn't be. She'd screwed him and his brothers over for almost fifty years.
But something was wrong with her. Very wrong. Despite all she’d done to him in the past, he perceived her to be in danger, which melted his determination to be tough with her.
"You despise me for what I did. I’ve survived worse than your hate. I won’t apologize for the choices I had to make. Someday, perhaps you’ll forgive me?"
"Doubt it."
"I deserve that." She ran a finger across his lips. He sucked in a breath. "Do you want me to kiss you? Just so you know what it’s like? So you don’t have to wonder anymore? I’ve wondered."
Shane glanced out the window.
She sighed. "There’s no one out there who will judge you for having a weak moment with a witch."
Hells bells. She was right. He wanted a taste. With a trembling hand, he touched her chin. "You’re not just any witch. We can't do this."
"That’s not what you want," she breathed out. "You want to kiss me, right?"
Shane lowered his mouth to hers. "Yes."

Tour-wide giveaway (INT) ends August 31

USA Today bestselling author, parent, wife, veterinarian, chocolate lover. Author of spicy paranormal and contemporary romances. Zoe Forward brings readers the perfect combination of action adventure, romance, humor and a bit of magic.

Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award.

You can find her residing in the South with a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids.

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