If you love wolf shifter stories, you're indeed in luck. My guest today, Dena Garson, just released Your Wild Heart. And, to help you learn a little more about this fab book and it's characters, we've got an interview with the shifter himself, Wyatt. *sigh*
Hello, Wyatt. Thanks for agreeing to do this interview with me. Would you mind introducing yourself?
I’m Wyatt Powell. I’m a Ranger at the Black Hills National Park. And, since you already know it, I’m a member of the Los Lobos Pack. My Pack mates call me by my Sioux name, Hotah.
What made you want to be a Park Ranger?
Actually, it was the influence of George, a friend and former boss. I began working for him not long after I learned to drive. I loved being out on the open range and working with the herd. Even the nastiest, dirties jobs on the ranch were better than working at a fast food joint or under the hood of a car.
The idea of being cooped up behind a desk all day has never appealed to me. I always wanted to have a job that let me be outside, in nature, at least most of the day.
After serving a few tours in the army, I came home, went back to work for George and used my GI Bill to get my degree. Landing the job here at the Black Hills was more than I could have expected. It allowed me to be home, near my family and my pack but still maintain a sense of independence.
There have been a lot of changes in the Tao pack recently. What do you think of your new alpha, Drew?
He’s a good man. I respect him and the efforts he’s making for the pack have really turned things around.
My mom left Los Lobos after my father was killed and returned to her tribe. To her family. When I returned from my tours of duty, Grandfather warned me that I should keep my distance from the pack. But I couldn’t completely turn my back on my pack mates. I helped where I could. And when Drew finally stepped up we were able to come to an agreement on how I could maintain my connection with my Sioux heritage, advance my career with the Park and still support the pack.
What can you tell us about your pack family? The Tao pack?
Nothing? Not even a little bit?
No. You are not Pack. If you have questions, you can ask Drew. I’m under oath to not speak of this subject with outsiders. I take oaths very serious.
I see that. Well, that’s inconvenient for my interview, but an admirable quality in a man. I suppose we could always read a few of the other Black Hills Wolves books to get the inside scoop. Okay, so what was your first impression of Isabelle - I mean, Dr. Acker?
That she was reckless and could only mean trouble.
Obviously, something happened that made you change your mind.
*chuckles* I don’t know that I’ve changed my mind about that. I still think she can be a bit reckless but I don’t mind it so much now. She’s my mate. That’s all that matters.
Awww. That’s sweet. I understand her family came to visit. How are things going with them?
Pretty well. Her brother is certainly making himself at home around here. *mumbles about overprotective brothers* My mother and Izzy’s mother hit it off pretty well. They spent one whole afternoon swapping stories about us as kids. Izzy is never going to let me hear the end of a couple of those potty training tales.
I don’t suppose you’d like to share any of those stories, would you?
Not a chance.
Hmmm. I didn’t think so.
Well, thanks again for dropping by for this interview. I wish you and Isabelle the very best!
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills.
Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed.
However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?
“Is that why you’re here? To study the environment? I thought you were some big wolf specialist?” Wyatt asked.
“Wolves are my specialty. They are interesting because I believe their behaviors, or more to the point, changes in their behavior patterns can be an indicator of changes in the environment.”
“What do you mean?”
“They act as an early warning system if you know what to look for.”
“So, what are you doing in the Black Hills? There aren’t any wolves here,” he challenged.
“I think there are,” Isabelle said in a matter-of-fact tone.
He raised his brow to mock her words, but inside, an alarm went off. “I’ve worked in the park for over five years. I’ve lived in the area my entire life. There are no wolves here.”
She shrugged her shoulder. “I aim to prove that one way or the other.”
Wyatt gulped the last of his coffee and stood. “Well, I hope you don’t leave too disappointed.”
“We’ll see,” she said with a sly smile.
“Thank you for the coffee.” He set the cup on the table. “I need to return to work.”
“So, was this a social call then?”
“Maybe a little of both.” He pulled a business card out of his wallet and slid it under the mug. “That’s my number. If you run into any problems, give me a call.”
He tugged the brim of his cap. “Be careful out here.”
With one last look, he headed to his truck. He hated the idea of her staying out here alone. She may have years of experience camping and be able to defend herself in many cases, but a lone female in the middle of nowhere was asking for trouble. Anything could happen.
But it wasn’t his place to tell her otherwise.
Right now, his concern for the pack took priority. Her stay in the park could endanger the secrecy and privacy they’d worked so hard to cultivate.
Drew, their Alpha, would never allow that.
What would Drew do to her if he decided she was a threat? After some of the vicious things his dad had done, pack leadership still made him leery. But it would be worse if Wyatt didn’t report what he knew and things spiraled out of control. Many lives—many families—could be affected, and that he couldn’t live with.
As soon as he got in and buckled his seatbelt, he pulled out his phone. His call connected. “It’s Wyatt. We may have a problem.”
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