Lillian Rosewood leads an ordinary, boring life working as the manager of a psychiatric hospital. The highlights of her day, other than her skinny hot chocolate, are the hunky guards who work in the secure section. Until a late night emergency is wheeled in.
Captain Jack Harper is insane, drop-dead gorgeous...and just had his abdomen shredded. Despite the fact they're not an emergency room, Lillian can't turn him away and risk a death on her hands. Unable to get the handsome soldier out of her mind, Lillian sneaks into the restricted area to check on him. What she finds is beyond belief. Somehow Jack has managed to heal himself from a near fatal wound in mere hours.When one of the doctors, Walker, attempts to rape her, things go from bad to worse. In the blink of an eye, Jack is loose and Walker is dead... and Lillian must accept a truth about her rescuer that will change her world forever. What if the patients aren't insane? What if their stories of secret government experiments and monsters are true?
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"...The terror inspired by some of the military actions in this story were delightfully creepy... plenty of thrilling action, with military operations, terrifying confrontations, and exciting chases filling the pages.The chemistry was delicious...The ending for Lillian and Jack was perfect, and I loved it." Romanceaholic
"...The supernatural aspect is very strong, and very well written and explained. The love scenes are scorching in their intensity. This is a novel that is truly a treat to read." Night Owl Reviews“I definitely recommend Perfect Mate to anyone who loves paranormal books with an amazing group of characters and a uniquely written plot.” Sizzling Hot Book Reviews
About Mina Carter
Mina Carter was born and raised in Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England). After a slew of careers ranging from logistics to land-surveying she can now be found in the wilds of Leicestershire with her husband, daughter and a cat who moved in and never left.
Suffering the curse of eternal curiosity Mina never tires of learning new skills which has led to Aromatherapy, Corsetry, Chain-maille making, Welding, Canoeing, Shooting, and pole-dancing to name but a few.A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and Nutella on toast.
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By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
MC: You’re more than welcome, thanks for having me. =) The idea for Perfect Mate actually came from some research into ergot poisoning in the middle ages, and hallucinations that made people believe that they were werewolves and other creatures. Twisted little bunny that I am, it didn’t take me long to make the leap to the ‘what if’. What if someone in a psychiatric institution who claimed to be a werewolf actually was?
HH: What do you like about Lillian and what's her greatest strength?
MC:I like Lillian because she’s every woman. She has the same insecurities and worries most of us do. She holds down a demanding job, and worries she’s not doing enough. Her greatest strength is not physical, it’s her adaptability and her capacity for independent thought. Faced with the creatures of nightmare, and a twist in her whole reality, she doesn’t back down or have hysterics. Instead she looks past what the pack are, and to who they are.
HH: What do you like best about Jack and what makes him different than most heroes?
MC: I think it would have to be his sense of duty, even when that could interfere with his own happiness. He’s prepared to let Lillian go rather than force her to live in his world, even though that would tear him apart. He’s loyal to his men and absolutely determined to bring down the Project even if it means he dies in the attempt. That drive and focus, combined with his belief that there’s no hope for him, makes him a very different type of hero.
HH: How did you go about creating the world where their story takes place?
MC: I researched places like Bedlam and old mental asylums, looking for images and pictures of what treatment for psychiatric conditions was like in the past. Even a cursory look reveals some very dark procedures, and formed the basis for the creepiness running through the story. Add in a lot of conspiracy theory and the world of the Project is formed =)
HH:What did you enjoy most about writing this story?
MC: Hands down, it has to be the pack. They’re like a family and each has their own personality and quirks. I particularly liked writing the scene in the cabin where they’re fighting over the sofa and blanket like kids (or puppies).
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
MC: Well...I’m currently working on the next in the series, Blood Mate, but watch out for more in other series. I have more Stratton wolves (and a bear) to write, as well as more cyborgs coming up. There will also be more (much more) Sci-fi and possibly some more Rugby stories.
HH: What are you most excited about in your career right now?
MC: Lol, do I have to pick just one? Every day is an adventure, either in a fantasy wood, with a group of werewolves or in space depending on what I’m writing. But if you pinned me down, I’d have to say it’s currently the upcoming release of Solar Storm, due out in January. I just LOVE the story, and I’m hoping readers will as well =)
HH: What are you looking forward to most in the rest of 2012?
MC: Christmas? Lol. I love the Christmas season so I’m looking forward to a couple of days off with my family and getting some good shots with the new camera I’ve left hints about for my hubby (I suspect that they need to be written on the side of a brick though. ;)
HH: What are you reading at the moment?
MC: Right at the moment I’m reading For the Love of the Game by Rhonda Laurel and beta reading a naughty little valentine story by Milly Taiden.
HH: Do you have a writing hero and if so, who would it be?
MC: Ohh, difficult question to answer. There are so many! If I had to pick just one, it would be JK Rowling. I think the Harry Potter books are magical and in my opinion, anything that gets kids to read and imagine, is fantastic.
HH: Thank you!
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