Divine Promotions was sad to hear of the passing of Mary Lynn Hansel aka A.C. Katt. As both a friend and a wonderful author, she will be sadly missed. We decided we wanted to do one last tribute to her memory so we are doing this tour to honor her and the stories she wrote.
His Omega – Werewolves of Manhattan, #1
On his way home from a meeting of the North American werewolf council, Armand La Marche is stopped in his limousine by a boy who is hurt by an unknown assailant who murdered his friend. After decades of searching, Armand has found his mate. There is one problem, someone is trying to kill Sean.
Sean Quinn’s friend Leroy was gutted trying to protect him. He runs for help and stops the first car he sees.
Armand LaMarche is head Alpha of the North American werewolf council and was in his limousine on his way home to his Manhattan brownstone. When the wounded boy stops his car, Armand recognizes two things:the boy is part wolf, an Omega with a great gift, and he’s Armand’s mate. Now all Armand has to do is claim his mate and keep him safe from the murderer.
Remy’s Painter – Werewolves of Manhattan, #2
Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn’t have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate.
Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara want to collect from him and if he doesn’t, he’ll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian’s only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for an seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he’s found his mate. Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.
Scarred Mate – Werewolves of Manhattan #3
Colin Callahan, scarred as a child in a fire, delivers Chinese to supplement his income until one day he delivers to the loup garou who is his mate.
Alpha Marc Thierry was used to the North Woods of Minnesota so his elevation to third on the loup garou council necessitated a move to a Gramacy section of New York City. On Monday nights his housekeeper is off and Marc doesn’t like casseroles. He calls for Chinese and gets a musical voice on the line that calls to him. To his delight and surprise the boy on the phone delivers his food and is his destined mate. Unfortunately for Marc, Colin Callahan thinks that the only reason Marc could want him is biological, he has to like his mate. Colin has a scarred face and thinks no-one could love him as he is. It’s up to Marc to convince him differently.
Marking Kane – Werewolves of Manhattan, #4
The Werewolves of Manhattan 4
Gabriel Martin has hope. Three of the Alphas on the council have found mates in the past few years. Returning to New York from Atlanta, he comes across a human who has been raped in an alleyway. The human is his mate, Kane Brady.
Kane has been teaching at the local high school and refuses to rubberstamp the education of their star basketball players—almost paying the price with his life. He’s unusual as he’s a Human Omega but he can’t be intimate with Gabriel because of his horrific experience.
It’s up to the Alphas and their Mates to help Kane recover and accept all that it is to be with Gabriel.
“Alpha, this is Alpha Martin…I need the Alpha Mates help with the gods. I need an intercession.”
“I spoke with Dr. Coté and he said it may be the only way Kane can mate.”
“Alpha Martin, please begin again, you’ve lost me…”
“I’m in my archives. In my great-grandfather’s time, an Alpha came upon a young wolf, an Omega, from New Orleans, who was repeatedly raped by pirates. They threw him overboard after they finished. He washed up on shore right in front of the Alpha.”
Gabriel continued the story, “He had nowhere to go, the pirates killed his entire family. He was only eighteen, but he was the Alpha’s Mate and the rape affected him.”
“I remember this story. It was my great-grandfather’s Mate, but you knew that when you told me,” Armand said. “I failed you as your Alpha by not having Artis dig deeper into the histories or doing it myself.”
“No, Alpha, I failed you. He’s my Mate, I should have looked at the records at the beginning of this. It seemed like he was handling it well until this morning.”
“We were asleep and I had my arm over his chest and suddenly he was hysterical and couldn’t breathe.”
“Delayed reaction to being held down I suspect. Unless something is done, there are probably hundreds of triggers that could cause him to travel back in his mind to the rape,” Armand observed.
“Exactly. You know the mating imperative. My Mate would have been mine that first night if we’d met under different circumstances.”
“Yes, I can see that, especially in a Human Omega. If you’re an Omega, an Alpha’s pheromones would be impossible to resist. Resisting an Alpha’s command would be hard for an Omega wolf, but a Human Omega would be in his Mate’s arms mere hours after their meeting and the mating would have taken place the next day. Those were simpler times.” The Alpha’s voice was contemplative.
“In your ancestor’s case the Omega was a young wolf but the complications remained the same. Repeated rape affected his psyche.”
“We had made more advances in medicine than our human brethren but had no drugs, no counselors, just madhouses.” There was a break in Armand’s voice. “I remember now, completely, my mother told the story. The Alpha was her grandfather.”
“My mother was raped by a human. She was almost catatonic for a long time and with therapy, finally pulled out of it. But she was loup garou, a Human Omega is different.”
Armand said, “I’m down in the archives, I found it once I looked. On the Council with my great-grandfather was another Alpha who had an Omega Mate. This Alpha was his Number Two. His subordinate’s Omega Mate had the gift of healing.” He made an impatient noise. “I need to get these things organized so that I can find what I need to know. Typically I ask Artis, but that isn’t fair to him.”
“I can have them digitized for the computer. I tried to tell the others in our last full council meeting.”
“I can now see the efficiency of that. I will strongly suggest it to the others.”
“I have my family’s journals. This occurred in 1648, shortly after we arrived in the New World,” Gabriel read.
“Yes, 1648. The Alpha asked his subordinate to have his Mate beg the gods for an intercession after a purifying ritual. They granted one. The Omega was healed.” Armand read, “Pierre didn’t forget his experience but was able to put it behind him.”
“My entry reads that the intercession was successful. Maybe it could be for Kane if Sean’s willing.” Gabriel closed the computer file.
“I don’t know if Sean’s voice carries the gift of healing, nor do I know if the gods will answer the plea for a human. We can only try.” Armand’s voice carried the sympathy he felt for his friend.
“I would be grateful for the attempt. Otherwise, our days are fewer and I cherish him. He is a good man, Armand. He defied that horrible human to help lost, delinquent children and this is how he was repaid.”
“I will ask Sean, but I know he’ll want to do this. Kane is Sean’s friend.”
“Please Alpha, ask him and let me know. I don’t know if it’s dangerous for him. The histories never said. I don’t want to put him in danger and lose two Mates. But…” Gabriel’s voice cracked. “Dr. Coté thinks that Kane may become suicidal if we can’t complete the mating once he’s healed.”
“I’ll get back to you this afternoon. I have to show my Mate the histories so he can make an informed decision.”
“I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t necessary.”
Alexei’s Mouse – Werewolves of Manhattan #5
After leaving his place as the Russian Second and immigrating to America, Alexei Davidoff just wants to settle in and not upset the status quo. He wants to start his position with Garou Industries and improve the conditions for his packs. The gods have a different plan for him.
Donal Berne ran away from home at fourteen to escape a bad situation and found himself in an even worse one. Seven years later the only way out that he sees is to overdose.
On the verge of Donal’s suicide, Alexei comes to his aid realizing that he is his given Mate. Overcoming the physical and mental injuries will take time, patience and a blessing from the gods to use both Alexei’s and Donal’s experiences to assist homeless and abused wolves.
Julio’s Wolf – Werewolves of Manhattan # 6
Julio Reyes has had a hard life. Orphaned at fourteen, he ran away from a group home to avoid rape but wound up being an independent prostitute in NYC. He has a life plan—go to school, become a stylist and open his own salon.
Etienne Daurensbourg is one-hundred and thirty-nine years old and fears he’ll never find his Mate until his friend Alexei introduces him to Julio. Julio is Etienne’s Mate but before he has a chance to court Julio, who is a human high beta and therefore stubborn and independent, Julio gets knifed and is forced to let Etienne provide him with a home and help to recover.
Pack problems arise that may force Etienne into the pit. Will Julio be able to love Etienne despite the fact he is a loup garou?
Wolf Whistle – Werewolves of Manhattan #7
Can a whistleblower find a new future with a wolf while being chased by a corrupt cop and the Serbian mob?
Richard Kerrigan is on the verge of losing hope. Fired from his job for blowing the whistle on a defect that would harm service members if used as designed, he is now blacklisted in the Chicago area. A local Serbian mobster wants Richard and won’t take no for an answer.
Garou Industries, the loup garou privately owned company, has been searching for Richard to offer him a position in the company as they value having someone with his integrity on staff. Richard relocates to Manhattan to begin his new job and stays with Julien Bellaire, his mentor, who is also Richard’s Mate.
Before they can settle in, the Serbian mobster turns up dead and a corrupt cop who secretly works for the Serbians comes to New York with trumped up charges to pin the murder on Julio. With over eighty witnesses to Julio being on an airplane at the time of the murder, the cop abandons trying to frame Richard and instead plots to murder him. The loup garou request assistance from the Italian mob to protect Richard which comes with some interesting consequences.
Henri’s Little One – Werewolves of Manhattan #8
Alpha Henri Giraud has finally found his Mate; but Vitas Kosloff comes with a host of problems not the least of which he carries a great gift and the Russian First, Fydor Chernof, claims Vitas is his.
After much hardship, Vitas Kosloff finds his Mate, Henri Giraud, Director of Security for the North American Council and Garou Industries. Vitas, held captive by Fydor Chernof, the Russian First, who claims Vitas belongs to him He escapes Chernofâ€™s torture with the aid of Chernofâ€™s two Betas, Anatoly and Maxim.
Vitas carries is a full loup garou who carries a huge mating gift, he can tell the truth from lies and dream the future. Because of this Chernof will stop at nothing to re-capture him, even after Henri mates and marries Vitas. With the aid of the other Mates, the North American Council and Frank Ferone, Vitas and Henri attempt to outwit Chernof and take care of the Russian problem for good.
The Betas: Rene – Werewolves of Manhattan #9
When attending a wedding, Frank Ferone is introduced to René DuBois, a violet eyed stranger. René has a secret to hide but can’t overlook that he’s met his mate. René starts to romance Frankie and soon Frankie falls in love. But how is he going to react when René tells Frankie he is loup garou. Werewolves? Really?
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