Cougar’s Mate: Instinct told her to run…
Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?
Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?
This is one of the joys of writing!!! Sharing the story with the world! One of the problems I had with figuring a title is that I wanted to use the “Cougar” in the title, rather than Mountain Lion, too long, Catamount, that some wouldn’t know what it was, Puma, too soft. Cougar is perfect–hard, short, recognizable. ONLY the problem is that cougar now also means an older woman who dates younger men. 🙂 Which is fine, BUT, that’s not my storyline. These are cougar shifters, so I wanted to make that clear. On searches, if I put in Cougar Love, it could sound like an older woman scenario, rather than a shifter. 🙂 I bet you didn’t know that there was that much thinking that even went into a title, did you?
So I chose Cougar’s Mate, because most don’t think of their significant other as mate. And the next, Call of the Cougar, because it reminds me of Call of the Wild, and because you don’t think of a call from an older woman to a younger man, hopefully, but the wild call of a cougar. You see, there truly is method to my madness. Bonnie gave me the idea for another title: Crouching Cougar. I love it!
So I’m off to let the world know–I have cougar shifters on board.
And here is a parting picture of a nifty bird nest. It looks big enough for an eagle! I’m keeping my on it to see what really nests there. 🙂
Have a lovely Friday, TGIF! My post got away from me before I realized it and was published. 🙂
Are you planning anything fun for the weekend???
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”