Good Monday morning, Jane. 
Ladies, please help me welcome Jane Wakely. 

Jane, just between you and me, what are your favorite colors? 
     My fave colors are purple and green.
Together? Hmmm.

What do you really fear? 
      I’m afraid of the ocean—or any large body of water with anything other than people swimming in it!

Anything else? You can tell us girls. We won't tell a soul.
     Whatever you want to call them—insects, creepy crawlers, etc.—I hate bugs! Butterflies and ladybugs are beautiful (and tolerable), but even HUGE butterflies get me running! LOL

Who've thought you'd run from butterflies, even huge ones?

Do you have any pet peeves? (Who doesn't?)
     My biggest pet peeves are typos and bad manners.
I'm with you on  both! 
Any strange habits? 
     My love for Post-it Notes probably isn’t normal! 
 I'm hiding mine! 
A little birdie told me you have a book to share with us?
 (Jane is grinning!)
That's a fabulous cover!

Title: Candi’s Buck
Author: Jane Wakely
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press

Candi Smith spends her days working her dream job as head chef in her brother’s new restaurant. The café’s early operating hours allow her a daily walk in the forest and time to visit her special place, the alcove. When a buck starts to visit the alcove as well, she learns there’s one thing better than being alone in the forest. Candi’s feelings for the buck are confusing but they become more unusual when she meets Aiden.
Aiden Montgomery is a zoology professor and a deer shifter. His job is rewarding, but a run through the forest in his buck form is the perfect way to end to his day. Forty is fast approaching and his age, combined with his scarred leg, are reminders he isn’t worthy of a mate. He keeps the loneliness at bay by drowning in projects for work, seemingly content with his life. When he sees Candi for the first time, and recognizes her as his mate, her youth and perfection persuade him he doesn’t deserve her.

Aiden is driven to spend small amounts of time with Candi, convinced his intense feelings will be easier to control if he gets her out of his system. The plan backfires and leaves the pair unhappy, despite the love they share. He knows they can’t be together, but Aiden feels he owes Candi the truth about their connection. Candi’s not as naïve as she seems and she has her own plans for her buck.
The snap of a twig from somewhere behind startled Candi, and she turned away from the trail to look into the forest. There wasn’t anything directly behind her, but she was sure she heard something. Candi’s heart raced and she concentrated on keeping her breathing slow and even. The forest was home to several wild animals, and though sightings were rare and she’d never heard of an attack, it didn’t mean it couldn’t happen. She stood perfectly still and roamed the dense trees with her eyes.

Not a single sound echoed around her. While normally peaceful, she no longer heard the bird’s song or the chattering chipmunks. Something was out there, but she couldn’t see it. She turned to leave and took a step before her mind processed what she saw. She turned back.

A large, round black eye was nestled between the trees about fifteen feet away. A closer look revealed the tan head of a white-tailed deer. Now that his location was revealed, she could see the antlers that were previously hidden in the trees and the rest of his body came into focus. 
They stared at each other as the minutes passed until Candi took a step forward. Something deep inside urged her to move closer. She wanted to touch him, certain he wouldn’t cause her harm. It didn’t make any sense. He was a wild animal, but she couldn’t deny the feeling.
One step was all it took, and he bolted. Candi watched his tail disappear between the trees, confused by the odd sensation to follow. It was unsafe to go wandering in the woods alone, so she stayed put and studied the area. She searched for his return, but if he did, he stayed hidden.
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Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She’s a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love.

Jane’s stories reflect her interest in all romance genres, and all levels of spice, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps—even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!

Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!

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Thanks for coming by, Jane! 


  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // September 23, 2013 at 1:45 AM  

    Jane, welcome to the Pink Fuzzies! We're please to have you visit. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Interesting story and I will be sure to add it to my to be read list.

  2. Anonymous // September 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM  

    Hi Mary, Scarlet and Friends!
    Thanx so much for hosting me today! :)

    Hi Scarlet!~ Thank you! :)


  3. Barbara Monajem // September 23, 2013 at 6:14 PM  

    Your buck sounds awesome (and a nice change from cats and canines). I would love to read a story about a skunk shifter.

    I once wrote a story where the heroine changes into an ant. (Never finished that one.)

    Thanks for being out guest, Jane!

  4. Barbara Monajem // September 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM  

    Oops, a typo!! Wouldn't want to get on Mary's bad side.

    I meant OUR guest.

  5. Mary Ricksen // September 23, 2013 at 6:55 PM  

    Love the cover, it took me a few seconds to take in the whole picture, that is what a great cover does!
    Welcome to our blog and I can wait to read your story!

  6. Anonymous // September 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM  

    Hi Barbara~
    Thank you so much for your kind words about CANDI'S BUCK! My skunk--MAX'S SKUNK--is releasing this winter and I'm really excited! I think a heroine that changes into an ant would be interesting! :)

  7. Anonymous // September 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM  

    Hi Mary!
    Thank you so much for your warm welcome! Isn't that cover FAB? I love it--Carl at Rebel Ink Press is awesome! :)

  8. Mary Marvella // September 23, 2013 at 11:51 PM  

    I would never be mean about a typo. I saw more than one and there is no steam coming from my ears! Barbara fixed hers, so she won't be required to write the correct word 100 times. Someone else didn't see hers. (grin)
    Mama Mary

  9. Anonymous // September 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM  

    LOL! The worst type of typo is the missed one! :P

  10. Beth Trissel // September 25, 2013 at 9:02 AM  

    A belated welcome to the Fuzzies, Jane. So good to have you with us!

  11. Anonymous // September 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM  

    Thanx so much, Beth! :)