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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Author Spotlight - Gina Gissendaner - Unmasking the Wolf

It is my pleasure to welcome Gina Gissendaner to my blog today. And she brought the hero from her recent romance release Unmasking the Wolf with her. Luke Mason was kind enough to agree to a quick interview.

Character Interview – Luke Mason – Unmasking the Wolf

1. It must be nice living the life of luxury in Boston. How did you make your fortune?
It’s certainly different than my early life in Mississippi. After we left home, I made a few savvy investments, mostly small real estate and such, until I’d amassed quite a bit of money. After that, I branched into medical research.

2. Is there something you don’t like about being a millionaire?
It’s a lonely life actually. I can’t really be sure who wants me for me. But I would be a fool to say the money isn’t nice, especially when I experienced such poverty growing up in Jackson.

3. What was the first thing that attracted you to Gina?
I know at first glance that Gina was my mate, so I would guess science first attracted me to her. Beyond that, it was her big blue eyes and lovely red hair.

4. I see that you’re a wolf shifter. Where is your pack from?
Originally I’m from Jackson, MS. Most of my family lives there.

5. Where do you rank in your pack? And how did you gain that rank?
We’re not very “political” as most of my family is only lunar wolves, which means they can only shift during a full moon. Luckily I can shift at will. We don’t have rankings, but I would be one of the more powerful wolves for sure.

6. What is like being a wolf shifter in a big city?
It’s hard. At home in Mississippi, it was easy to shift and run about undetected. With so many people around in Boston, I can’t do that. Sometimes I miss the freedom I had back home.

7. What do you do for fun?
For fun…hmm…that’s a hard one. I’ve stayed so busy with my business after my sister’s murder that I’ve nearly forgotten what it’s like to have fun. It is nice to ride in my private helicopter though. I’m still getting used to the luxury toys.

8. Thank you for coming to today, Luke. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Thanks so much for having me! It’s always a pleasure to chat. And I think that would about sum it up, but if you’re curious about me, you can find out my story in Unmasking the Wolf, now available from Taliesin Publishing. And psst…don’t tell Christy Gissendaner I said this…but I think she has a crush on me!  ; )

Unmasking the Wolf Blurb:

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.

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 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me...errr and Luke... Shiloh!