N.J. Walters

She escaped hell. Now love must capture her heart.

Legacy, Book 5

For eighteen horrific months, Chrissten Lawton was at the mercy of a crazy doctor and his pureblood werewolf flunky. She was subjected to experiments, beaten, mated against her will…and fading fast.

Just as she reaches the breaking point, the Haven pack comes to her rescue. Although any strange male makes her nervous, one of her rescuers stays by her side night and day, and something within her responds to this wolf's gentleness.


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From the moment Hank Brewer picked up Chrissten's unique scent, he's been driven to help her overcome her trauma-fed fears. He may be a half-breed, but he never does anything halfway. As he dedicates every waking moment to her healing, their fragile link leads them toward something they both hesitate to name.

But the danger isn't past. Chrissten's mate is still on the loose and he won't rest until she—and the rest of Haven's females—are taken for the cruel enjoyment of his rogue pack. Even though Hank would give his life to save her, the biggest challenge lies ahead. Admitting their love to each other.

 

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About N.J. Walters

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.

One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel, Annabelle Lee, and life would never be the same.

 

Also by N.J. Walters:

Ellora's Cave Publishing:

Katie's Art of Seduction-Awakening Desires, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Erin's Fancy-Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Capturing Carly-Awakening Desires, Book 3 (E-book)
Craving Candy-Awakening Desires, Book 4 (E-book)
Enticements-(Print—Contains Capturing Carly and Craving Candy)
Jackson's Jewel-Awakening Desires, Book 5 (E-book) & (Print)
MacNamara's Lady-Awakening Desires, Book 6

Harker's Journey-Dalakis Passion, Book 1 (E-book)
Lucian's Delight-Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E-book)
Dalakis Embrace- (Print—Contains Harker's Journey and Lucian's Delight)
Stefan's Salvation-Dalakis Passion, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Eternal Brothers-Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E-book)
Endless Chase-Dalakis Passion, Book 5 (E-book)

Annabelle Lee-Summerville Secrets, Book 1 (E-book)
Heat Wave-Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E-book)
Summersville Heat- (Print—Contains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)
Lily Blossoms-Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E-book)

Christina's Tapestry-Tapestries, Book 1 (E-book)
Bakra Bride-Tapestries, Book 2 (E-book)
Tapestry Dreams- (Print—Contains Christina's Tapestry and Bakra Bride)
Woven Dreams-Tapestries, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Threads of Destiny-Tapestries, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Embroidered Fantasies-Tapestries, Book 5 (E-book)
Fabric of Fate-Tapestries, Book 6 (E-book)

Embracing Silence-Project Alpha, Book 1 (E-book)
Have Mercy-Project Alpha, Book 2 (E-book)
Sweet Charity-Project Alpha, Book 3 (E-book)

Beyond Shadows-(E-book)
Out of Shadows-(E-book)

Seeking Charlotte-Hearts of Fire, Book 3 (E-book)
Entwined Hearts-Hearts of Fire, Book 5 (E-book)

Amethyst Dreams-Companion book to Amethyst Moon (E-book)
Amethyst Moon-Birthstone Series (E-book)

Three Swords, One Heart-Torrid Tarot Series (E-book) & (Print)

Anastasia's Style-Valentine Vixens Quickie (E-book)
Candy Caresses-(Print Anthology containing the Valentine Vixens Quickie, Anastasia's Style)

Drakon's Treasure-Autumn Animalia Quickie (E-book)
Feral Fixation-(Print Anthology containing the Autumn Animalia Quickie, Drakon's Treasure)

Jessamyn's Christmas Gift-White Hot Holidays Quickie (E-book)
White Hot Holidays 3-(Print Anthology containing my White Hot Holiday Quickie, Jessamyn's Christmas Gift)

Lady's Minstrel (E-book)
Tracking Talia (E-book)
Lassoing Lara (E-book)
Tempting Tori (E-book) (Audio Book)
Unmasking Kelly (E-book)
Over Time, Under Him-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)
Trick or Treat-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)

Ellora's Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV (featuring “A Love Eternal”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora's Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV (featuring “Shadows Stir”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III (featuring “Sunshine for a Vampire”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora's Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (featuring “Moon Magic”) (E-book) & (Print)

 

Samhain Publishing:

Discovering Dani-Jamesville, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
The Way Home-Jamesville, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
The Return of Patrick O'Rourke-Jamesville, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke-Jamesville, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
A Legal Affair-Jamesville, Book 5 (E-book)
By The Book-Jamesville, Book 6 (E-book) & (Print)
Past Promises-Jamesville, Book 7 (E-book)
Jamesville Affairs-(Print—Contains A Legal Affair and Past Promises)

Alexandra's Legacy-Legacy, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Isaiah's Haven-Legacy, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Legacy Found-Legacy, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Quinn's Quest-Legacy, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Finding Chrissten-Legacy, Book 5 (E-book)

A Touch of Magick-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Dreams of Seduction-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 2 (E-book)
Love in Flames-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 3 (E-book)

 

Carina Press:

The Gift of Shayla-(E-book)

 

Running Press:

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (Print)

 

 

An Interview with the N.J. Walters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: N.J., thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Finding Chrissten and is the fifth story in your Legacy series. Why is the Legacy series one readers won't want to miss?

NJ: Hi, Holly. I'm thrilled to be here at TRS this month.

I'm thrilled that readers have come to love the Legacy series as much as I do. Readers tell me they love the characters. I mean, what's not to love about a bunch of sexy, alpha werewolves and their packs. Plus, the women are really strong. They have to be to deal with these elemental men. This series has it all -- action, great villains, and emotional love stories.

HH: What can you tell us about the first four books in the series?

NJ: The first four books in the series are—Alexandra's Legacy, Isaiah's Haven, Legacy Found and Quinn's Quest.
In the first book we meet Alexandra Riley, who discovers her entire life has been a lie. She's really a half-breed werewolf and now there are different factions after her. Some purist werewolves want her dead, and so do the paranormal bounty hunters. But female werewolves are rare and some male werewolves want to mate with her, with or without her permission. Joshua Striker comes to take her back to the protection of her father's former pack, but sparks fly between these two from the moment they meet.

Isaiah's Haven follows Isaiah Striker, who travels to Chicago to do a favor for his brother. Meredith Cross owns a bar in the city and runs it with her small pack, which consists of her sons and adopted half-breed children. When Isaiah comes into her life, he brings emotional upheaval as well as physical danger. Not everyone will accept the half-breeds in her pack, and when paranormal bounty hunters and purist werewolves threaten all they've built, she must decide where her loyalty lies.

Legacy Found is James LeVeau Riley's book. He is Alexandra's father, as well as a former alpha of the Wolf Creek pack. Shelley is a killer. Never mind that her “crime” freed her from thirty-five years of brutal captivity -- the bounty hunters on her trail don't care. For the first time in her life, she is on her own, free to put the past behind her and explore what it means to be a werewolf. When the past and the present collide, can she trust James' love and discover who she really is?

Quinn's Quest follows half-breed werewolf Quinn Lawton as he searches for his missing twin sister. His journey has taken him to some very dark places and he's killed to protect himself and the innocent. He never expects to find his perfect mate. Bethany Morris escapes from her kidnappers -- a crazy doctor and his flunky werewolf, but she is forced to leave behind her friend, Chrissten. Finding out she really is a half-breed werewolf is a shock, but having to deal with the mating “heat” is something well beyond her realm of understanding. The only man she trusts to help her is Quinn, but he's determined not to get involved in anything permanent, not until he finds his sister

HH: How does Finding Chrissten fit into it all?

NJ: Finding Chrissten wraps up a mystery that's spanned several books.

BLURB:

For eighteen horrific months, Chrissten Lawton was at the mercy of a crazy doctor and his pureblood werewolf flunky. She was subjected to experiments, beaten, mated against her will... and fading fast.

Just as she reaches the breaking point, the Haven pack comes to her rescue. Although any strange male makes her nervous, one of her rescuers stays by her side night and day, and something within her responds to this wolf's gentleness.

From the moment Hank Brewer picked up Chrissten's unique scent, he's been driven to help her overcome her trauma-fed fears. He may be a half-breed, but he never does anything halfway. As he dedicates every waking moment to her healing, their fragile link leads them toward something they both hesitate to name.

But the danger isn't past. Chrissten's mate is still on the loose and he won't rest until she -- and the rest of Haven's females -- are taken for the cruel enjoyment of his rogue pack. Even though Hank would give his life to save her, the biggest challenge lies ahead. Admitting their love to each other.

HH: What do you like about Chrissten and what will readers think about this amazing heroine?

NJ: Chrissten is a heck of a strong woman, otherwise she never would have survived the torture and trauma she's been through. Learning to trust anyone, especially a man, won't be easy. She wants revenge on the people who abducted her, even knowing she'll probably die in the process. What she doesn't count on is Hank's quiet support and the deepening emotions she feels for him. Readers will find themselves rooting for this incredible woman.

HH: What do you like best about Hank and why will readers love him?

NJ: Hank -- a half-breed werewolf and former soldier -- is a quiet force. He's not loud or flashy, but he's solid as a rock. He's determined to help Chrissten get past her trauma, and he's determined,  to eliminate any remaining threat that exists to her safety. He's tough, dependable, loyal and very protective of those he cares about. He's the kind of man every woman wants and he's one of my favorite heroes.

HH: What makes this book unique compared to the rest of the books in the series?

NJ: I think all the books in this series are unique because of the characters. Emotions run deep and you become a part of their world. You laugh with them and cry with them. You want them to find happiness. I think this is even more true for Finding Chrissten, because readers have been learning bits and pieces about her over the course of several books.

HH: What can you tell us about the books to come in this series?

NJ: As of this moment, there is one more book in the series. I'll be leaving this series, at least for a while. Damek is an unusual character in this werewolf series in that he is a vampire who has befriended the Striker brothers and especially the Haven pack. He kept pulling at me, demanding I write his story. And I'm not the only one. If the number of emails I've gotten is any indication, readers want Damek to have his happy ending too. So Damek's Redemption will be releasing in October!

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: Other than Damek's Redemption in October, I've also signed a contract for the first book of a new paranormal/shape-shifter quartet with Samhain Publishing. As well, readers can watch for the next book in the Awakening Desires series from Ellora's Cave. Touch of Topaz will be out sometime later this year. No date yet, but readers can watch my website for details.

HH: Where can readers find all of your works?

NJ: Readers can find my books on my author page at my publishers -- Ellora's Cave, Samhain Publishing and Carina Press. For a complete list, they can go to my website at http://www.njwalters.com and click on the “Books” page.

HH: When you're not reading or promoting you like to __________?

NJ: Hmmm... I'm usually reading, writing or promoting. lol I love my job! But when I'm not doing any of those things, hubby and I like to go for walks and we also love to go to the movies. Basically, when I'm not working, I'm hanging out with him as much as possible. You'd think we'd be tired of each other's company after all these years together, but we love spending time together.

HH: Thank you!

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