Author Guest Post: Kelsey Jordan (The Lycan Hunter Book Tour) ~ Excerpt

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The Lycan Hunter

The Gardinian World Series 

Book 1

Kelsey Jordan



Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Publisher:  Booktrope Publishing

Date of Publication:  June 1, 2014

ISBN:  9781620154311


Number of pages:  308

Cover Artist:  Greg Simanson





Book Description  

When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will.

Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him.

Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?

Written with intensity and depth, The Lycan Hunter is the first in a thrilling new series.

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Kelsey_Jordan_AuthorKelsey Jordan is the author of The Lycan Hunter, the first book in her Gardinian World series. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.

As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion. Book 2 and 3 of the series will be published by Booktrope Editions late Summer/Fall 2014.  


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Guest Post-use What Makes A Good Alpha Male?

Personally, I think that one of the best things about romances are the Alpha males. Can you say yum? However, there are a few things that I think the make a good Alpha. And by good, I mean book boyfriend/husband worthy. So what does it take?

I personally like Alphas that are a touch mean, but within reason. My all-time favorite Alpha is Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He’s a walking bad boy. I should know what’s good for me and run the other way, but, like Bella, I just can’t. My second is Lor (Fever series). I may escape his attention because I’m not blonde, but I still make grabby hands at him any chance I get. That being said, these are the only types that make a good Alpha.

Having a man who is a walking badass is awesome, but sometimes I find that the overwhelming masculine nature of this type of Alpha washes the heroine into the background.  They exude so much power that they manage to snuff the power of the woman right out and that’s unfortunate. It’s also why I often don’t care much for the heroines in romance.

I’ll also admit that I like Alphas to have to the capability to strike a balance between being either overly dominant or submissive. I believe that he can be masculine and still allow the female to exist as her own person. There should be room for both of them to shine for their own unique qualities. 

The thing that truly makes a good Alpha male is that he has the ability to reach through the pages and take a hold of our hearts. He is the one that lives in our minds long after we close the book. He is the one that makes us open the book for another walk through his world. Whoever that male is, he is the one we compare future book boyfriends to; sometimes he is the victor and other times he is not. 

In the end, good Alphas are just one of the many reasons we keep picking up books and falling in love all over again.  

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An ominous feeling settled in her stomach, the sensation surging and plummeting so fast in her gut she had to reach out to grip the desk for stability. The only thing missing was classic horror-themed music as the sinister feeling surged again when Kyran paused as if he was listening for something. Still she couldn’t’t force her feet to move, too drawn in by all the awful possibilities from what the screen showed her.

Theo – like all Hunters – had been trained to be aware of their surroundings yet maintain the appearance that he was unconscious. Alexis found herself hoping that Theo would do something to give himself away. All Kyran would need is a subtle uptick of Theo’s calm heart, a hitched breath, or a subtle muscle movement to show him that Theo wasn’t asleep but pretending. Nothing happened, and Kyran stepped forward. Her gut twisted in agony, but her feet still refused to obey her command to find help. 

Kyran was obviously in doctor mode. He would naturally wonder what happened to his patient, wonder if somehow the sedatives that Theo had been given had been too much. He suffered from a kindness that Hunters were trained out of from childhood. His inclination for decency would cost him, but at least he was cognizant that something was unusual. Maybe that would keep him safe enough that she could warn him or send help.

Her gut tightened again, and a quick glimpse showed how close Kyran was to his destruction. She knew she wouldn’t’t find that room in time, so she left the room hoping to find Ronan. Hopefully, it wouldn’t’t be too late.

She began beating on the first door she came to. It swung open to reveal Ronan’s sleep tossed hair, unfocused glare, and gloriously naked body.

“What the hell, Ky – ” His hands flew to his groin when his gaze fell on her.

“Come on. Kyran’s in trouble.”


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Judy Cox
Judy Cox
August 10, 2014 8:00 am

My favorite character “the alpha male”~~ I know this will be a very good read and one I will thoroughly enjoy!!! The cover is fantastic also!!!

Michelle Willms
August 5, 2014 1:19 pm

This sounds like an action-packed, thrilling start to an addictive series. I can’t wait to start reading!

Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons)
August 5, 2014 6:55 am

Looks like a great book. I’ve just added to my TBR list. Can’t wait to start reading.

Kelsey Jordan
Kelsey Jordan
August 5, 2014 6:32 am

Thank you for having me over!

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