Sunday, 2 February 2014

Unmasking the Wolf - Christy Gissendaner

Hello Gina, 

Whew come on in, have some chocolate before it melts in the presence of your very hot cover. Wow. Just getting my breath back here. 

Thanks so much for having me, Diane

So let's talk about you in Unmasking the Wolf, I believe this is your story.

Tell me a little bit of what it was like under your father’s rule.

My father, Tony, is like any normal Italian father, a bit overbearing and wants to plan my life for me. Add to that fact he’s the alpha and it just got to be too much for me.

Aren’t you at all scared going out into the world, essentially on your own?

A little. But I have Dominic, my cousin. I can count on him to keep me safe in Boston.

Excuse me for my ignorance, but isn’t Boston a big city? How do you feel about leaving the rural part of Indiana behind?

Excited and nervous at the same time. It’s the first time I’ve left home and I can’t wait to experience all the city has to offer!

What kind of wolf are you?

My family is made up of true wolves, ones that can shift at will. Some unlucky wolves are lunar and can only shift during the full moon.  Thankfully I’ve never had to worry about having my shifting held to a minimum.

Do you think when you meet your mate you will know immediately?

I hope so. But there are so many unknowns in the universe so who really knows?

Does he have to be another wolf or would you consider a … human?

A human? My father would have a stroke! I’m not opposed to being with a human, but even I am not rebellious enough to consider marrying a human.

So, now down to the nitty gritty – what do you think of Lucas Mason? Would you consider him for a romantic interlude?

Luke? Oh yes. Definitely.

Describe Lucas.

Luke is a gazillionaire. Okay, not quite, but closer than I can ever hope to be. He has his own helicopter, for heaven’s sake! And he’s gorgeous. Not in a pretty boy kind of way, but in a drop dead sexy kind. Stunning green eyes. Rumpled golden brown hair. He’s so amazing that it’s a shame he’s not a wolf.

Book Description:

Gina Moretti is determined to escape her rural home of Clinton, Indiana, a place where wolves have met, married, and mated for generations. As the only daughter of the alpha, she’s lived her entire life under her father’s rule. No way is she ready to find a mate until she’s experienced more of the world. Against her family’s wishes, she goes to Boston where her scientist cousin, Dominic, has offered to give her a place to stay. She stumbles, quite literally, into her cousin’s gorgeous boss.

Lucas Mason, a Southern boy turned self-made millionaire, rose above his poverty stricken childhood and now enjoys a life of luxury in Boston. To honor his murdered sister, he hires her lab partner to continue their research. His employee, Dominic Moretti, is on the brink of creating a method to combat the scent of a wolf when his country cousin breezes in. Luke knows in an instant that Gina is his mate. The only problem is…she doesn’t even realize he’s a wolf. 

As Luke and Dominic get closer to medical trials, an unknown enemy becomes determined to stop them…at any cost. Can Luke discover his foe in time to protect his research…and his mate? And what will happen when Gina finds out he’s not quite as human as he’s led her to believe?

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Taliesin Publishing

Number of pages: 130
Word Count: 43,898


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Short Excerpt

       “Ahhh,” she cried out as she tumbled toward the floor. A pair of strong arms clamped around her and jerked her back to her feet. Embarrassed beyond belief, her cheeks flamed with the knowledge she’d just made a fool of herself. In front of Dominic’s boss, no less. It didn’t take a brain scientist to realize the handsome, make that extremely handsome, man before her was Luke Mason.
        He was sex-on-a-platter hot. Chiseled cheekbones, firm jaw, unbelievably straight nose, and a teensy weensy dimple in the center of his chin. This man was a living, breathing Greek god.
        “Are you okay?” Piercing green eyes locked with hers as Luke’s grip on her arms slowly loosened.
        Gina felt a jolt in the pit of her stomach. Despite Dominic’s warning to blend in, she sniffed the air. She had to. Something about this man called to her animal nature. But there was nothing. Not a trace of the wolf scent. Despite his unbelievable height and incredible physique, only the scent of sandalwood and spice came to her. Disappointment swamped her. He was human.
        Luke continued to watch her. Gina knew he waited for her to speak, but her tongue refused to budge. She’d known he would be good-looking, but the newspaper article hadn’t done him full justice. Instead of a suit, he wore casual jeans and a dark blazer. He had the sort of hair that would curl in the rain. She didn’t know how she knew it. She just did. The golden-brown waves were delightfully rumpled in the middle of his head, as if he’d just risen from bed.
        Gina gave a tiny moan at the thought of him rising naked from the sheets. He would be gloriously golden, with a tight belly and even tighter buttocks. Physical need rocked her to the core. What was up with lusting after a human? Was it merely the fact he was every woman’s wet dream, or something more?
        His sensual lips curved into a sexy smile as he scrubbed a hand over his belly. “Hell of sharp elbow you have there.”
        “Oh God, I’m so sorry.” Gina wanted to sink through the floor. Why was she always such a klutz?
        “Don’t worry about it.” He drawled in a soft, slow tone.
        She’d read he was originally from Jackson, Mississippi. The Southern accent was unbelievably sexy, but not nearly as sexy as the man himself. His face was a mixture of Hollywood leading man and mixed martial arts fighter. He was gorgeous, yet hard. She could easily visualize him serenading a woman one moment, and then fighting to protect her next.

About the Author:

Christy Gissendaner is a romantic comedy author and believes that laughter and love should go hand in hand.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband and three sons. She’s always hard at work on her next novel, but in her spare time she loves blackjack, karaoke, and anything resembling a vacation!

To find out more, please visit


  1. Great interview. I love wolfies and this sounds like a fabulous read. Its on my tbr list.

  2. Thanks for having us today, Diane. And thanks Daisy!

  3. Thanks for the visit Christy and Gina, next time I'll bring cup cakes as well as chocolate. Love the cover, love the excerpt. Looking forward to reading Unmasking the Wolf.


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