Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Blast & Review: The Mating Game by Melissa Snark + Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Melissa will be awarding a Nordic Lights Dolphin Triskilian Pendant for Guidance and Inner Peace to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, as well as a signed paperback copy of The Mating Game to two randomly drawn winners (US ONLY) via the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

Melissa will be awarding a Nordic Lights Dolphin Triskilian Pendant for Guidance and Inner Peace to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, as well as a signed paperback copy of The Mating Game to two randomly drawn winners. (US ONLY)

Two males…two friends…a competition for the right to claim The Heart of the Iron Stone Pack.

An alpha female at her core, Theresa Sanchez struggles to protect her young daughter, but rivalries and politics create volatility in the pack. As Theresa comes into heat, lust and need rule her body. Her pack demands only the most virile male have her. How can she choose only one mate when her body craves two—the virile beta and the man she loves?

Zachary Hunter will do anything to take Theresa as his mate, even if it means killing his best friend. However, Robert Blane is just as determined to ascend to Alpha. Both their beasts howl to mark her flesh, but only one can survive to claim her. But with enemies circling, they must fight…for the pack, for Theresa, and for a future together.

Warning: Book contains wolf shifters, pack politics, gritty fight scenes, offbeat humor, and sizzling sexual adventures between a ménage of partners.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Bright and early Saturday morning, Theresa Sanchez opened her front door to discover Zachary Hunter clad in a bright orange dress on her porch. The loose bodice fell low on his chest, displaying dark blond curls and showcasing his broad shoulders and powerful torso. The neon hemline stopped above the knees, revealing muscular calves, strong ankles, and shapely feet.

It was unusual attire for a dominant male werewolf.

She stepped closer and sniffed, seeking to satisfy the impulses of her she-wolf. The earthy scent of him flooded her nostrils—masculine and potent—inciting the heated ache of arousal between her thighs. She licked her lips, hoping that drool hadn’t dribbled down her chin. The man made her mouth water.

“My eyes are up here, love,” Zach quipped in a crisp British accent. His hand lifted and a long, elegant finger tapped her chin.

“Oh, right. Sorry.” She forced her roaming eyes upward, away from his buff chest, striving to remember that she and Zach didn’t play like that. The man was many things to her: best friend, confidant, and protector. He fixed leaky faucets and kept her ancient car running. But of all the roles he played, he remained “lover” only in her dreams.

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Fast Facts About Melissa Snark:

• Melissa Snark is published with The Wild Rose Press & as an Indie author with five unique titles: A CAT'S TALE, THE MATING GAME, LEARNING TO FLY, THE CHILD THIEF, HUNGER MOON.
• Her Loki's Wolves series includes THE CHILD THIEF, HUNGER MOON AND BATTLE CRY (to be released in 2014).
• She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, three children and a glaring of cats.
• She is a professional cat herder and unrepentant satirist who blogs about books and writing on The Snarkology.

Connect with Melissa Snark:

Author Website

The Snarkology

Email: melissasnark at

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My review:
Wow. So I zoomed through this one. It sucked me right in to where I couldn't put it down.  I absolutely adored these characters. Zach is such a funny great alpha guy! I would love one of my own of him. He's been in love with Theresa but waiting for her to make a move and not wanting to push her.  Theresa thinks Zach only thinks of her as his best friend. She's in love with him too but she's also lower in the pack than him and doesn't think he see's her that way. 
  Theresa is such a strong female character. I respect how she wanted to be independent so much to the point of just being plain stubborn. She has a daughter to raise and wants to prove that she can do it on her own.
  There's lots of action and drama in this too.  Theresa is stuck choosing between 2 alpha males to rule the pack. Zach who she's in love with but doesn't really want to be alpha and Robert who would make an amazing alpha and would do anything for it. 
  I really liked Roberts character too. I don't want to spoil anything so I can't really say to much involving him. I do hope that there are more books with these characters because I hope things can develop with him more so too.
 I recommend this for fans of romantic suspense and paranormal with some really hot sex scenes thrown in.


  1. Thank you for the opportunity to share my story with your readers! And double thank yous for the amazing review. I'm happy you enjoyed the story and I really appreciate your time and effort. :-)

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really did love this one. Is this going to become a series or just a stand alone book for now?