Please welcome fellow author, Sandra Cox here for the release of her new book, “Mateo’s Law.” I just finished it and the review is included at the end of the post!
Sandra has a question for us: If you were a shapeshifter and had the choice, what animal would you be? Would you choose a secluded or highly populated area to live in? Got a place in mind?
A modern day, shape-shifting sheriff.
He’s the sheriff of a sparsely populated county in Montana. His blood brother and childhood best friend is Chief of Police on the Blackfoot Reservation, but they no longer speak. His deputy is a southern transplant with the body of a high-priced call girl, a voice of honey and a mouth of a trucker. And if that’s not enough, he’s got a secret that would stun those that know him best. Other than that, it’s business as usual for Sheriff Mateo Grey.
Mateo took a step past her, alert, dangerous.
Blair put a hand on his arm. Warmth surged through her fingers. Motionless, his nostrils flared. She withdrew her hand.
One heartbeat. Two. The dark closed in around her.
Then the tension in him vanished as quickly as it came.
“Whatever, whoever is gone.”
“How do you know?” But she knew what his response would be. The same one it always was.
“Gut feeling.” He shrugged.
A gut feeling that caused his nostrils to flare and draw in a heavy inhale as if he sniffed the air. She shrugged it off. She was too much a realist to give credence to ‘gut feelings’ but she was also savvy enough not to argue about the sheriff’s. Instead, got down to the matter at hand. “Don’t worry about it. Something’s come up.”
He cast one long, last look into the deep, dark of the woods then turned his sharp gaze back to her. “What?” He raked fingers through thick black hair, sprinkled with silver. Moonlight outlined damn fine pecs and a lean torso.
“We need to get to the rez.”
“Not our jurisdiction.” He started toward the house.
“The chief of police specifically requested you.” She fell in step beside him. Demanded more like, but she wisely kept that to herself.
“Kipp? Jesse Kipp?” His eyebrows rose.
Blair strove for patience, not her strong suit, and just managed not to roll her eyes. There was only one on the rez. “Yup.”
They crossed the porch and he swung through the door.
She stepped in behind him and looked around. A small entryway led into a sparsely furnished, spacious living room with a large west window that always drew her. Pine and oak beckoned. And when the sun went down, it turned the whole landscape into a crimson and purple pallet of glory. But tonight, the view she loved made her feel vulnerable as the sky blackened and the branches reached out twisty, skeletal fingers. Impatient with herself, she pulled her mind back to the reason for being here.
“There’s a little three-year-old girl that’s lost. The weather is supposed to drop. Jesse needs all the help he can get.”
He straightened. His strange amber-colored eyes flared. He gave an abrupt nod. “Give me two minutes.”
Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and cats in sunny North Carolina.
Her stories consist of all things western…and more. She is a category bestselling Amazon author, Eppie finalist and Golden Ankh Award winner.
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Here is my review:
by Sandra Cox
“Mateo’s Law” is an exciting paranormal, western romance that I read in two sittings. It is set in a small town in Montana, where Blair moved to join the force as a deputy. She is in a long-distance relationship but is attracted to the sheriff, Mateo. When something attacks a town resident, they investigate it together, but Blair is unaware of Mateo’s secret of being a shapeshifter. I love it when Mateo is in his alternative form, and I felt his freedom. The scenery is lush and the town a place I’d want to call home. Blair and Mateo have great chemistry, conversations, and working relationship. I was definitely rooting for Blair and Mateo and hope more stories are coming with these characters. If you love a paranormal page-turning romance, you won’t want to miss this! Five-Stars