Wolf Wanted Release & Giveaway


Today marks the re-release of a favorite wolf shifter story of mine–WOLF WANTED. It’s a male/male love story set between a man whose spirit is also wolf, and a demon/wolf royal prince. I’ve changed a few things, re-edited, and added new content to flesh out the story more.

In the Mark of Lycos series, gods are very much in play. You have the Wolf in the Forest, the Bear in the Cave, and even the Fox in the Den. But other worlds exist as well, like the plane on which the athmae–demons–live. Demons aren’t the stereotypical evil. There are many different kinds, and they have a purpose, same as the humans, sorcerers, and shifters do. But only the Wolf in the Forest seems to know what Anson’s purpose is.

This is a very steamy story, complete with gods and a truly evil villain. So if hot, steamy group scenes and some fun m/m action are your thing, check out Wolf Wanted. Read the excerpt below, and don’t miss the $10 Amazon e-gift card giveaway!


Cleaned up EXCERPT (note UK spellings)

The priest stepped forward once more and chanted the words that the crowd gathered closer to hear. Praise to the Wolf in the Forest, thanks to the Living Wood, cries of joy that the Silver Clan would continue to thrive and populate a world needing the rawness only natural creatures, like the wolf, could bring.

Anson felt a spark deep within, a burning that seared him from his heart, through his blood and lungs and brain. No, not the claiming. I have no mate in this pack! None of these females is worthy of Lycos’s heir.

His brother had seen a glimpse of his future, and it wasn’t tied to anyone here that he knew. Twin orbs of fire would light Anson’s way, whatever that meant.

Concentrating, Anson pushed past the pain filling his body. He jumped to the ground and watched as several women flocked to the dais, around which stood the other helpless candidates. The newly mated wolves tried to look brave. A few managed grins, pretending enthusiasm for their mated status. But Anson knew what they truly felt, what he felt. Dread. Oppression. Doom.

The seconds ticked into minutes as he continued to wait next to his uncle. Another woman claimed her mate, dragging him with her back into the woods. Older wolves laughed, enjoying the ceremony. A few of the couples began mating in earnest before one and all. With their young tended to in the deep forest, what few inhibitions the wolves held disappeared before one and all. Soon, the festivity turned downright carnal as an orgy unfolded.

And still, no one stepped forward to claim Anson. The tightness in his chest eased.

“I don’t understand how you did it.” His uncle growled. “Damn, Anson. You really are a stubborn bastard. Just like your father.”

“Who was your identical twin.”

Mike shook his head. “Go find your brother. I’ll give you three days. Then I expect you home. And tell Fenris his bride will be waiting for him.”

Anson stared in horror. “You contracted a match for Fenris? You can’t do that.”

Mike shoved Anson to the ground and put his hand around Anson’s neck. “I love you, pup, but you really have to stop telling me what I can and can’t do.”

The urge to snap at his uncle shocked him, and Anson deliberately shrunk into himself. “Sorry, Uncle Mike,” he rasped.

His uncle let him go and yanked him to his feet by his shirt. “You don’t fool me, Anson. I know you don’t fear me.” He tugged Anson close. “You and Fenris are one day going to fight to rule. And I couldn’t be prouder that a Barton will once more lead the clan.”

“I’m not sure what you mean.” Anson looked anywhere but at his uncle. No way would he ever fight Fenris to the death, and especially not for a title he didn’t want.

He heard a sigh and felt a shove. “Go on. Keep to notions of freedom for as long as you can. But you can’t outrun the Wolf in the Forest, pup. It’s in your blood. You’ll do great things some day, wolf. Great things.”

Panicked at the yoke of responsibility drawing close around his neck, Anson tore off his clothing – the damned ceremonial garb that clung to him like a second skin – and shifted into himself.  He didn’t bother going after Fenris just yet. Anson needed time to digest all that had happened tonight. Racing on four feet through the forest, he settled into a comfortable gait, away from the sexual energy frothing in the pack. Unfortunately, some of it remained within him, the urge to take pleasure in the joining of souls.

He could still feel the burn of something magical in his blood, and the taste of brewing power called to him. Since he’d never gone through the ceremony before, he didn’t know if what he felt was normal or not. But he’d never heard a wolf mention so much heat inside him when he mated.

To his surprise, thoughts of the burn caused it to flare. Enflamed with lust, Anson slowed down. Hell, he really ached. Pausing, he wondered just how badly he’d offended the Wolf in the Forest by rejecting the notion to mate. He said a silent prayer asking for forgiveness.

Between one blink and the next, the forest changed. Then it changed again, as if Anson had leapt miles away from the familiar. Beyond the trees he smelled oil, the rot of excess and decay—humanity–and knew something was seriously wrong with him. Because despite his alien environment, his body trembled with the need to release.

A sudden blow knocked him off his feet and singed his fur. Rolling to his side, he tried to rise but couldn’t. Then his vision faltered, and his nose filled with the overpowering scent of sandalwood—non-wolves. Enemy spore.

He snarled but could manage no more than a half-hearted yip before strong arms lifted him and pressed him to a broad chest. Muscles rippled against his fur, and without meaning to, he shifted back into his human form. A steady heartbeat thrummed against his ear.

“So pretty,” a deep voice rumbled. Others joined him, commenting on everything from Anson’s unusual golden hair to other, more impressive parts of him. Thankfully, the man holding him didn’t seem to notice. He stroked Anson’s forearm, over the mark of Lycos. “Well, well. My wolf is truly a prize after all.”

Before Anson could question his circumstances, time and space compressed around him, and he knew nothing more.


One random commenter will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card. Good luck!

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80 Responses to Wolf Wanted Release & Giveaway

  1. Sue G.

    Thanks for the chance! Great excerpt!

  2. Alexisa N

    I have not read this one of yours yet, but I will soon. Loved the excerpt.

  3. Patricia Kasner

    wow one hot story

  4. Frances Stanton

    Any book by Marie Harte is a winner but a rewrite only means twice the reading pleasure as more is added.

  5. Earlene Gillespie

    Nice and sexy cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Nicole Riles

    I love your books! Thanks for the give-away!

  7. Drmchr

    Would love to read all The Mark of Lyco’s books!

  8. Mary Preston

    I enjoyed the excerpt thank you.

  9. bn100

    looks interesting

  10. Debra Kelley

    It looks scary by its cover!

  11. Texas Book Lover

    WOW! This sounds like my kind of book!

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  12. Sherry S.

    Love the excerpt and look forward to reading the book.

  13. Debbie rudder

    Looks like a winner!!

  14. Joye

    I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds like the kind I like to read.
    Love the interesting cover

  15. Vanessa N.

    Great excerpt. Adding this series to my wishlist.

  16. Sandra Watts

    Thanks for the great excerpt! Sexy~!

  17. sherry fundin

    Sounds too hot to handle!

  18. Tracy Stach

    it sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it! =)

  19. Debra Hall

    sounds like a great book and i really like the cover

  20. Crystal Broyles

    Sounds good. I am a big fan of shifters.

  21. Minna P

    One more book to add on my TBB list!

  22. Amber Kuehn

    Sounds very interesting-looking forward to the read

  23. Melissa Crisp

    I just love shifter books and wolves are my favorite.

  24. Shakeia Rieux

    What a beautiful book cover! I definitely enjoyed the excerpt! I’m looking forward to reading the book

  25. Tricha Leary

    I love the cover. Thanks fo the opportunity

  26. Jackie Wisherd

    A great looking cover which makes me interested in reading the story.

  27. Dina S

    that book cover is beautiful!

  28. Lori H

    I enjoyed the excerpt aznd looking forward to reading the rest of the story 🙂

  29. Lori H

    I enjoyed the excerpt and looking forward to reading the rest of the story 🙂

  30. Shirley Cochran

    Sounds interesting and thanks for the chance in the drawing!

  31. Timitra

    Thanks for the chance!

  32. Tiffany M

    Wonderful and fabulous giveaway!!

  33. Glenda

    Love this excerpt! AND the covers!

  34. Colleen

    Interesting that you took some time to flesh out the story more. It must be so tempting to want to go back and update some of your stories. I know I’m that kind of person that just keeps playing with words and am unable to let go.

  35. Stacey A Smith

    Werewolves are my favorite Shifter and this looks like a great series.can’t wait to read it.

  36. Pamk

    love this cover. And sounds like a good read.

  37. Debra Guyette

    I love your books. Great excerpt.

  38. Sasha Payne

    Can’t wait to read it!

  39. Diane

    Great work!

  40. BeckyM

    I look forward to reading this as I missed it the first time around 🙂

  41. Valerie L

    This book seems to be muy caliente 😀

  42. bernie w

    Sounds like an interesting read. Keep up the good work. I hope that I win.

  43. Susan Wilkinson

    I love all the different paranormal stories. Thanks so much.

  44. Debbie Swift

    I’ve loved every book, by Marie, that I’ve read and this one was no different! Can’t wait to read the next one!

  45. Sue A.

    I don’t know why, but the “truly evil villain” part sold me on the story!

  46. Amy Medeiros

    Love Marie Harts books so i can’t wait to read this one 🙂

  47. Christina Gonzalez

    Sounds like a hot read!

  48. Daniel M

    sounds like a fun one!

  49. Rita Sheppard

    I’ll make sure to look for this book.

  50. Donna Hokanson

    Sounds like an awesome story to read

  51. Lee

    The book was tantalizingly scrumptious and oh so naughty. Great Read and even better author. Thank you for the treat! Anxiously awaiting next book‼️

  52. Patrice P.

    This sounds like a very interesting read! Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Tiana S.

    Looks good. Can’t wait to read.

  54. nancy cunha

    want to join the giveaway

  55. Debbi Shaw


  56. Leanne Hansard

    Great covers would love to get it! Great stories too.


    Marie, send Anson my email. I’m r–e–a–d–y in my lair!!

  58. Leanne Hansard

    Great covers would love to get it!

  59. sandra

    I love the mystique surrounding wolves

  60. Gordh

    I really enjoy her stories.

  61. Janet Shook

    This sounds like an amazing read. Thank you for creating such amazing worlds.

  62. danagy

    Love to read all genres; this is another hit.

  63. angela parrish

    love your books

  64. jo

    Marie Harte books are wonderful



  66. Deb Pelletier

    The book sounds interesting, thanks.

  67. Rita Wray

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  68. Christina Kelly

    Love your books have been reading them for years.

  69. Janiec

    Congrats to Marie on the re-release.

  70. Liz

    Love this blog- always find great new reads

  71. Sandy S

    Congratulations to Marie on the release of Wolf Wanted.

  72. Brenda Southard

    Sounds like a good read. Would love to have it.

  73. Amanda potts

    Love this book have read it several times and loved each and every time, I hope there is going to be more stories about the athemae Demons as they were exceedingly fun to read about, especially there antics lol

  74. Colleen C.

    Adding this book to my want list! 🙂

  75. Frances Swarts

    The book sounds great, thanks for the chance.

  76. Donna Bailey

    This is such a good series, as are ALL of Marie Hartes’ series. She’s one of my “must buy” authors.

  77. Anita H.

    I so enjoy Marie Harte’s contemporary books. Will have to make sure to check this one out!

  78. Angi

    Love this author and this sounds smoking hot.

  79. Ada

    Love Marie’s books! I’m not much into M/M books but this sounds like an interesting read!

  80. Sonia Forbus

    Really enjoy reading Marie Harte books

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