Moondance by Linda K. Hopkins – Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Linda will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Are some obstacles too difficult for love to overcome?

For years, Melissa Hewitt has dreamed of being hunted by a panther, a huge, black creature that pursues her relentlessly. But panthers do not exist in real life – not in Canada, anyway. And it is in the Canadian Rockies that Melissa escapes the stresses of her work – a job that come with a handsome but unfriendly boss who exudes both danger and allure. There is something about Leander Garrett, however, that draws Melissa, making him almost impossible to ignore; that, and the fact that once they had been friends.

As winter turns into spring, Leander’s chilly demeanor begins to thaw, but danger prowls through the mountains, and Lee has a secret that lurks beneath his elegant clothes and rippling physique. Something that compels him to reject what he desires the most.

Can he learn to see the good in himself and finally allow his heart to love, and be loved in return?

A captivating paranormal romance, Moondance will keep you enthralled to the very last page.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Darkness hung over the ground like a pall as Melissa stumbled blindly through the forest, lurching between shadowy trunks and swerving around bushes that seemed to materialize out of nowhere. Barbed branches clawed her face and arms, leaving angry welts in their wake. Protruding roots, intent on hindering her escape, sent her to her knees, leaving them scratched and bleeding. She gasped for breath as the blood pounded furiously in her ears while her chest burned with each breath. Sweat dripped down her forehead, covering her brow. Fear had slickened her palms, and her legs trembled as she careened between the trees. Behind her, her pursuer flew with seeming effortlessness over the ground, its enormous paws making no sound as it closed the gap between them. From the corner of her eye she saw the huge cat drawing alongside her, its bright green eyes shining eerily in the dark. Her foot caught the rough end of a stump, and she flung out her hands as she tumbled to the ground. The panther leaped toward her as her screams tore through the air.

Melissa jolted upright in her bed, her eyes wide as she searched her room in terror for the beast. Rigid fingers gripped the sheet, straining the fabric until it was close to ripping. Her heart hammered in her chest, the memory of reaching claws and hot breath on her neck still too close to dismiss. She loosened her hold on the sheet one aching finger at a time until it fell from her grip.

About the Author:Linda K. Hopkins lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Canada, with her husband, two kids and one dog, but originally hails from South Africa. When she’s not dreaming about fantastical creatures, you will find her with her nose buried in a book. Linda also loves to travel – through both physical and imaginary time and space. And if she has a slab of dark chocolate and cup of hot coffee while travelling, so much the better!

Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of South Africa. She is also the author of The Dragon Archive series.

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  1. Kris Meldgaard says:

    Oh wow this sounds like a Fantastic read!!😍 Definitely added to my TBR!😍 I love a good Shifter Romance & the fact that its not wolves makes it even better!!😍 I LOVE Panther shifters!!😍 I can’t wait to read it!😍 Thank you for the tour! I definitely wouldn’t want to miss this read! Thank you for the awesome chance as well!!💋xoxo🍀
    📖Kris Meldgaard💋
    (If I can ask I do have a Question for the Author Linda)….. What was the first book you read growing up that really Captured your Imagination & set it on fire?
    And what about said book was so captivating?

    • That’s a tough one, as I loved to read and immersed myself in so many books. However, from the time I was little, I always loved fairy tales – the idea of being different to everything around me. I had a very active imagination, and would spend hours in my own fantasy world, pretending I was a fairy, flying through the sky to rescue some poor human! I also love the past, so as a teen my favorite books were The Hobbit and Emma. Both books allowed me to escape everyday life and be someone different. Bilbo, of course, gets to go on a fantastic adventure and grows in both physical strength and character, whereas Emma grows from being rather spoilt and immature into a woman of character, and along the way discovers a love far deeper than she could ever have imagined.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Astilbe says:

    Congratulations on your book. I love the fact that it’s set in the Rockies. There aren’t a lot of books about that part of the world.

    How often do you visit the Canadian Rockies?

    • Thanks! I live about an hour away from the Rockies, although to be honest, I don’t get to the mountains nearly as often as I’d like (isn’t that always the case!) I get there a few times a year.

  5. Great to be here – thanks for having me!

  6. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  7. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

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