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For three years humans forced the pureblooded wolf shifter to fight his own kind…

After escaping his human captors, Wolfrik returns to Wolf Hollow covered in scars and hostility. He wants nothing to do with pack politics and refuses to play nice.

Ever since Kallie’s foot was permanently maimed in a vulhena attack, she’s been relocated to the den where Palmer—the pack’s elder and council member—is after her to become his third mate.

A heated encounter with Wolfrik gives Kallie an idea. If she can convince the wild wolf to be her bedmate, Palmer will finally leave her alone.

But when an unexpected bond forms between the pair, Kallie may have bitten off more than she can chew. Is the aggressive pureblood too damaged to settle down with a mate?

Redemption may come too late.

Forced to face his inner demons, or lose the woman he loves, Wolfrik must confront the past he’s tried so hard to forget. But the past is about to catch up to him and old enemies could doom the entire hollow…

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Her emotions worked like muscles through her body, pushing her onward with boundless drive. Leaves whispered as she blew by and bits of dirt loosened beneath her paws only to scatter back over the earth behind her.

She ran fast. She ran free.

This forest had been her home most of her life—the trees as familiar to her as her wolf pack—it welcomed and spurred her along. But would these woods let her go?

Deep into the thicket, a rustle in the ferns caught Kallie’s ears. The fur on her back rose. She whipped around as a large gray wolf leaped on top of her and knocked her off her feet.

She’d forgotten about Wolfrik lurking on the outskirts of the hollow. She didn’t fear for her safety, but she was annoyed by the unexpected delay.

Kallie snarled and snapped viciously.

Wolfrik shocked her by shifting into human form. What kind of maniac would turn human to wrestle down an angry wolf with his bare arms and hands?

The naked flesh flashing beside Kallie’s mouth was too tempting. She’d been holding back her anger for too long. She bit Wolfrik’s arm as he put his weight onto her. As soon as Kallie tasted blood, she let go. Even in wolf form she had enough sense not to do serious injury to a fellow member of the pack.

Wolfrik didn’t so much as grunt, as though he was impervious to pain. Instead, he put more weight on her and grabbed her two front legs before she could claw his skin.

“Shift,” he said.

Kallie thrashed beneath him, snarling out of control. She tried to scratch the arm impeding her escape, but Wolfrik somehow managed to squeeze both her legs into one fist. Kallie’s lips lifted over her fangs to snarl. She didn’t want to hurt him; she just wanted to get away.

Wolfrik lowered his face directly into hers and bellowed, “Shift!”

The fight in Kallie leaked away when she recognized the command of an alpha. There was wild, raw strength in Wolfrik that overpowered anything she’d ever detected from any of the other males in Wolf Hollow.

Kallie huffed her consent before letting go of her wolf to take on human form.

Fur receded and sharp claws turned to stubby fingernails that Kallie was prone to biting. Thick brown unruly hair tumbled down her shoulders.

She lay naked beneath Wolfrik, chest rising and falling rapidly. The instinctual part of Kallie called out to be claimed by such a virile man-wolf. She could still taste his blood in her mouth, which only excited her more. The unexpected lust coursing through her was beyond maddening considering the whole point of her flight was to avoid ending up on her back with a brute of a shifter straddling her.

 

 

Wolf Hollow News!

Born Wild (Wolf Hollow Shifters #3) has a stunning cover that will be revealed next week on April 11. There will be excerpts and pre-order links at that time — with $1 off pre-ordering!

Releases June 27th

The book has been through developmental edits and goes to my copy editor at the end of April. After spending most of March ill and having to cancel a trip we’ve been trying to take for over 15 years, I threw myself into rewrites to distract myself from the pit of despair that seemed to open up beneath me. These past couple years have been rough on many levels (as I know they have for so many others). And when we tried to take a break from it all, we ended up with the flu instead.

Wolfrik has been good company during this time of trial. Having spent three years in captivity — and having to fight for humans’ amusement in a literal dark pit — he and I formed a deep bond . . . And now I’m impatient for everyone else to be a part of his journey. June 27th! 😁

To see the cover, links, and excerpt, make sure to sign up for my newsletter — and confirm your subscription to receive news from me.

What’s Next?

Today I get to step (🐾 or hopefully hit the ground running 🐾) into Elsie’s story in book 4, Lady Wolf.

In Born Wild (June 27th 😃!) you will learn that Elsie has been cursed and that her time is running out to save herself from a terrible fate.

I am eager to get her book going because once you read Born Wild (June 27th!) I’m pretty sure you’ll want to know WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?! 😱

For more frequent updates and behind-the-scenes stuff, you’re welcome to join my private reader group, Nikki’s Ninjas, on Facebook.

And I’ll be showing off more Wolf Hollow Shifters in the wild photos on Instagram where I have fun posting pics and checking out what everyone’s reading.

In the meantime, take good care and may you run forever free!

6 Year Anniversary Reflections & Sale

On February 19, 2012, I self-published my first YA paranormal novel: Entangled (Spellbound #1). It was one of the most exciting and terrifying things I’ve ever done.

The Spellbound Trilogy opened the gateways to a genre I’ve loved since I was little but had never considered writing. For decades I’d been using my free time outside of work to write literary short fiction and then historical romance. One historical romance would take me 5 years with the research — then another 5 of querying agents and editors and “almosts” … and a broken heart.


I was so inspired by the indie pioneers who caught my attention in 2011, and who gave me the courage to self-publish and try something different. Getting my stories out to readers has been a dream come true from the start and introduced me to one of the greatest communities of readers and writers.


The book world means so much to me and my greatest wish is that we continue to thrive and support one another. It’s so gratifying to see, not only writers publishing their books, but the opportunities it provides for so many entrepreneurs: PAs, publicists, cover designers, editors, advertisers, narrators, web developers, graphic designers, models, and so many more talented individuals and groups.


Although my writing has become more polished over the years, I will always have a special love for my “first child” especially the totally out there, wild & crazy plotlines, and Gray’s sarcastic wit–and love of chocolate! I will always love Raj and Adrian–especially Adrian (4ever!). Those months of writing the Spellbound books was a time before I worried about things like sales rank and ROI. It was pure outlandish fun. Pure–MAGIC!


🕯️ Book 1 is set to permafree, if you missed it before. And book 2 is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the week. (I see the sale price is in effect everywhere with the exception of Google Play.) Links to all stores and more information can be found on my Spellbound page. The original book trailer can be viewed here, set to the haunting melody “The Raven” by Simon Wilkinson who is a hugely talented composer of atmospheric music.

Thank you for being part of the adventure! Keep reading, writing, designing, and doing the things you love to do! xox

-Nikki

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A FEMALE GUARDING HER HEART . . .

Hot-tempered, agile, and jaded, Jordan spurns the match her father is pushing between her and the swaggering mammoth, Raider. She’d happily let one of her fawning sisters have him, but her packmates are taking bets on who Raider will ultimately claim. Jordan wants nothing to do with the insufferable beast . . . until he saves her life.

A MALE CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF HIS PACK . . .

All brawn and no brains, that’s what most male shifters think when they see Raider. The females treat him as a strong, attractive prize they want to sink their claws into. Only one female avoids him, which is fine with him until they are paired up for patrol. The hot-blooded she-wolf doesn’t have to like him, but she’ll have to find a way to perform her duties.

ENTANGLED IN A WEB OF DECEIT . . . AND DESIRE

When Jordan’s life is threatened, along with several packmates, the mating games take a dangerous turn.

Something sinister is happening in Wolf Hollow and outside forces threaten the impassioned bond forming between two shifters fated to be together.

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Nikki Jefford is a third-generation Alaskan now living in the Pacific Northwest with her French husband and their Westie, Cosmo. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys nature, hiking, and motorcycling. Nikki is the author of the Wolf Hollow Shifters series, Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, and the Spellbound Trilogy.

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Wolf Hollow February Sale

To celebrate Mating Game’s release on February 13, Wolf Hollow is on sale for a limited time.

Treat yourself to a copy at any of these fine retailers: iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play

Amazon: US | UK | AU | CA | DE | FR | IN

“A clever romance with strong characters and an intriguing fictional world.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A sexy and captivating world of shifters.” – New York Times bestselling author, Karen Lynch

“This was an incredible roller coaster of action, romance, and magic!” – The Red Hatter Book Blog

“The characters were fantastic. Dynamic, relatable, stubborn, kick-ass, I could really go on.” – Urban Fantasy Investigations

A REBELLIOUS OUTCAST
Cocky. Coy. Wolf shifter. Tabor is the hollow’s only half-breed, scorned and forbidden to use his powers. Constantly overlooked despite his strengths, Tabor believes Sasha is as shortsighted as the rest of the pack until she proves there’s more to her than a blindly obedient lapdog to the council.

A DUTIFUL PUREBLOOD
Spirited, stubborn, and deeply loyal, Sasha feels the pressure from her pack to claim another pureblood, yet no one is brazen enough to defy the elders and toy with her . . . no one besides a sexy, hotheaded half-breed.

AN ATTRACTION THAT THREATENS THE FUTURE OF THE PACK
Bewildered by the deceptively proud and surprisingly sensual Sasha, Tabor would risk everything to claim her. Despite her vanishing bloodline, Sasha can’t resist the charismatic half-breed even as predators threaten their pack and the elders pressure her to breed with a pureblood.

In a fantastical post-apocalyptic world, where only the strongest survive, sometimes trusting the heart is the bravest act of all.

*Wolf Hollow is an adult fantasy romance. Cliffhanger free. HEA.

ARCs go out next week!

ARCs of Mating Games will be sent out February 3rd. If you would like to sign up for an advanced review copy, you can do so through The Next Step PR by Feb. 1st using their sign-up form HERE.

* You do not need to have read book 1, Wolf Hollow, to read Mating Games as each book in the series is cliffhanger free, standalone, HEA, and follows a new couple.

And with Valentine’s coming up, it’s only fitting to give away a super soft plushy and Rescue Chocolate, where 100% of the net profits go to animal rescue organizations around the country. How sweet it is!

Stay tuned on how to enter to win next month OR join the Valentine’s week tour if you have a book blog or social media site. There will be themed guest posts and a tour-wide giveaway (pictured above). You can sign up through Xpresso Book Tours HERE.

Join My Launch Team

Mating Games, book two in the Wolf Hollow Shifters series, is releasing February 13th. Each book can be read as a standalone (HEA) and book one will go on sale for $0.99 in a couple weeks for a limited time.

Readers and book bloggers are invited to join in the book launch, sign up for an ARC, or participate in the blitz tour.

To add a little sexy to your social media site(s) with Teaser Tuesday graphics, request an ARC, or take part in the 3-day countdown (or all of the above), sign up HERE.

If you are a book blogger interested in the blitz tour, there will be a Valentine-themed post and giveaway through Xpresso Book Tours. Sign up HERE.

Mating Games, Wolf Hollow Book 2 Pre-order Links: US | UK | CA | AU | DE | FR

Mating Games is now available to pre-order on Amazon and will be on iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and other sales venues at the beginning of February, along with Book 1.

Things inside the hollow are HEATING UP. Take a peak below.

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A FEMALE GUARDING HER HEART . . .

Hot-tempered, agile, and jaded, Jordan spurns the match her father is pushing between her and the swaggering mammoth, Raider. She’d happily let one of her fawning sisters take him, but her packmates are taking bets on who Raider will ultimately claim. Jordan wants nothing to do with the insufferable beast . . . until he saves her life.

A MALE CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF HIS PACK . . .

All brawn and no brains, that’s what most male shifters think when they see Raider. The females treat him as a strong, attractive prize they want to sink their claws into. Only one female avoids him, which is fine with him until they are paired up for patrol. The hot-blooded she-wolf doesn’t have to like him, but she’ll have to find a way to perform her duties.

ENTANGLED IN A WEB OF DECEIT . . . AND DESIRE

When Jordan’s life is threatened, along with several packmates, the mating games take a dangerous turn.

Something sinister is happening in Wolf Hollow and outside forces threaten the impassioned bond forming between two shifters fated to be together.

Cover design by Najla Qamber.

Now available to preorder on Amazon US | UK | CA | AU | DE | FR

Look for more places to purchase this February – including Wolf Hollow, Book 1!

“The characters are well-drawn and sympathetic…” “the plot moves at a quick pace…” “the prose is strong throughout…”

“… in a harsh world, [Tabor’s and Sasha’s] connection will cause more trouble than they could imagine.”

See what else KIRKUS REVIEWS has to say about Wolf Hollow in their full review HERE.

Want to be a part of Mating Game’s release launch? You’re invited to join Nikki’s Ninjas on Facebook to stay in the know about promotional opportunities, giveaways, behind-the-scenes stuff, and more. Click HERE to join.

Bye, Bye, Santa. HELLO, Cupid!

You’re invited to add something “soft & fuzzy” to your pages next month.

💘 Bloggers: Valentine’s guest post, playlist, & cuddly/sweet giveaway Book Blitz thru Xpresso Tours. Sign up HERE.

💘 Readers + Bloggers: Sexy Teaser Tuesday, count down, and release day graphics (and ARCs) will be available thru The Next Step PR. Sign ups begin January 16th.

Mating Games Releases Into the Wild on February 13, 2018

Mating Games, Wolf Hollow Book 2 Pre-order Links: US | UK | CA | AU | DE | FR

Mating Games is now available to pre-order on Amazon and will be on iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and other sales venues at the beginning of February, along with Book 1. 😀

Things inside the hollow are HEATING UP. Take a peak below.

About:

A FEMALE GUARDING HER HEART . . .

Hot-tempered, agile, and jaded, Jordan spurns the match her father is pushing between her and the swaggering mammoth, Raider. She’d happily let one of her fawning sisters take him, but her packmates are taking bets on who Raider will ultimately claim. Jordan wants nothing to do with the insufferable beast . . . until he saves her life.

A MALE CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF HIS PACK . . .

All brawn and no brains, that’s what most male shifters think when they see Raider. The females treat him as a strong, attractive prize they want to sink their claws into. Only one female avoids him, which is fine with him until they are paired up for patrol. The hot-blooded she-wolf doesn’t have to like him, but she’ll have to find a way to perform her duties.

ENTANGLED IN A WEB OF DECEIT . . . AND DESIRE

When Jordan’s life is threatened, along with several packmates, the mating games take a dangerous turn.

Something sinister is happening in Wolf Hollow and outside forces threaten the impassioned bond forming between two shifters fated to be together.

Cover design by Najla Qamber.

Now available to preorder on Amazon US | UK | CA | AU | DE | FR

Look for more places to purchase this February – including Wolf Hollow, Book 1!

“The characters are well-drawn and sympathetic…” “the plot moves at a quick pace…” “the prose is strong throughout…”

“… in a harsh world, [Tabor’s and Sasha’s] connection will cause more trouble than they could imagine.”

See what else KIRKUS REVIEWS has to say about Wolf Hollow in their full review HERE.

Want to be a part of Mating Game’s release launch? You’re invited to join Nikki’s Ninjas on Facebook to stay in the know about promotional opportunities, giveaways, behind-the-scenes stuff, and more. Click HERE to join.

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