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The top 5 signs that your man is a Wahya from PNR author Kristal Hollis! #Giveaway (US/Int) #SignedBook #WolfShifterRomance

The top 5 signs that your man is a Wahya from PNR author Kristal Hollis! #Giveaway (US/Int) #SignedBook #WolfShifterRomance

by davincikittieAugust 31, 2017

Please help me welcome Harlequin author Kristal Hollis to GraveTells!

Check out Kristal’s fun guide to scoping out your guy for a fur-and-fangs fetish, then read the excerpt below and leave a comment on this post to enter to win a SIGNED COPY of Charmed by the Wolf!

The Top 5 Signs That Your Man Is A Wahya

If you have ever looked at a date and thought, There’s something different about this person that I can’t quite figure out, then he or she might be a Wahya. Here’s how to know for sure.

1. If your man seems to ignore you during meals, salivates at a sporting event when the scent of hamburgers and hot dogs fills the air, or glares when you try to steal a French fry, he might be a Wahya. They love to eat and can be quite stingy with food. However, if a Wahya willing shares his food, it’s a good sign he is bonding with you.

2. If your man is especially frisky during a full moon and wants to have a howling contest, he might be a Wahya. You may also notice that in his home, clothing is optional.

3. If during a disagreement, your man growls soft, low, and menacing, then he might be a Wahya. You may also hear this sound when he is jealous, or simply in a bad mood. However, pay close attention to tone and watch your man’s eyes. If the growl resonates more like a purr, you might be in for a rocking night of romance.

4. After a date, if you look out your window and see a wolf in the shadows watching your home, your man might a Wahya. They are very protective of the ones the love and will always put themselves between you and any threat, no matter how great or small.

5. If you hear the word, “Mine,” incessantly run through your mind in your man’s voice, he might be a Wahya who has decided to love and cherish you forever.

If your man meets all five descriptions, especially number five, then you are definitely dating a Wahya. Wrap your arms around them and hold on tight. You’re in for one wild adventure.

Read an excerpt

CHARMED BY THE WOLF showcases one such adventure. Here’s a peek at Nel and Tristan’s first impromptu date.

Nel’s laughter chased her all around the twirl Tristan spun her in until she landed back in his arms and he dipped her deep. Slowly, he brought her upright and flush to his body. She was panting too hard from exertion for her breath to hitch. Otherwise, it would have.

“You are a fast learner. No one will ever believe you didn’t know those moves before tonight.” Tristan seemed in no hurry to have her step back. His hands palmed her low back, holding her in place. “Ready for the next one?”

“I don’t have the energy to keep up the pace.” Her sigh was really an attempt to catch her breath. When she’d vowed to make up for lost time, she hadn’t meant to do it all at once.

“We can slow it down again.” He drew her closer. So close her cheek rested against his chest.

Admittedly, they’d hit a rough patch during the evening. However, Tristan impressed her with his earnestness in discussing the problem and his honesty in solving it.

He was a true gentleman. Even now, squashed together as they were, his hands rested respectfully on her lower back, not copping a feel of her ass, which hopefully would not grow a size larger from the chicken wings she’d eaten at Tristan’s insistence.

He didn’t seem to mind she wasn’t a size two, or even a ten, and she certainly appreciated the solid bulk of his muscular build. The face of Adonis, a body built for sex and a devilish Southern charm that could entice a woman to drop her panties without a second thought.

So what was he doing with her?

Yeah, they had some kind of inexplicable connection. Electricity sizzled between them and had from the start. She had no idea what it meant, but a definite idea of where she wanted it to lead.

Unfortunately, despite the kiss and smoldering looks Tristan gave her, he hadn’t suggested anything more than a night of dancing. Maybe her fantasies had colored reality.

“Hey!” Tristan’s hand glided up and down her back. “You’re all tensed up.”

“Sorry. My mind wandered.”

Tristan stared down at her. In the dim light his eyes looked puzzled, contemplative. “I must be rustier than I thought.”

“Rustier at what?”

“Entertaining a date.” He shrugged. “It’s been a while since I’ve been on one.”

“You’re kidding.”

“Nope.” His smile flatlined. “I’m not celibate, by any means, but those aren’t dates.”

“What are they?”

“Hookups, for lack of a better term.”

“So, why is this a date and not a hookup?”

Tristan’s eyes warmed. “I’m not angling to bed you at the end of the evening.”

“Why not? Aren’t you attracted to me?”

“I think I proved I am when I kissed you.” Tristan trailed the back of his hand along her cheek. “You aren’t the kind of woman a man turns to for a one-nighter. You are a now-and-for-always kind of woman.”

“You’re assuming an awful lot about someone you just met.”

“Am I?”

“Sometime in the future, I may want to settle down,” Penelope said. “Right now, I’m stretching my wings and trying new things.”

The band wound down to take a break.

“Damn.” Tristan sweetly kissed her knuckles. “I hate for our evening to end, but I have Co-op duty tonight.”

“And I have to work tomorrow. I guess I should go.”

“Yes, Penelope. You should go. And when you get back to the cabin, lock the door and don’t open it until morning.” Tristan sounded so serious a sliver of alarm swept through her.


“It’s almost midnight.” He stroked his thumb along her jaw. Waves of fire and ice undulated beneath her skin. “The moon is full. And the wolves are restless tonight.”


In the comments, briefly tell me your best or worst moment on a date, OR tell me the type of date your current book boyfriend/girlfriend would plan for you. One randomly selected commenter will receive a signed paperback copy of CHARMED BY THE WOLF. (US only for the paperback. An international winner will receive an e-book due to shipping restrictions.)

This giveaway will close on September 30, 2017 at 9pm Pacific time. No comments will be considered as entries after that time. Good luck!

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The top 5 signs that your man is a Wahya from PNR author Kristal Hollis! #Giveaway (US/Int) #SignedBook #WolfShifterRomanceCharmed By The Wolf by Kristal Hollis
Series: The Wahyas of Walker's Run #3
Published by HarperCollins, Harlequin on September 1, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Pages: 192
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The Wolfan’s redemption...

Wolf pack sentinel Tristan Durrance firmly believes happily and mated don’t go together. Until Penelope Buchanan arrives at Walker’s Run Resort. Nel’s undeniably gorgeous...and human. Tristan should steer clear of her. But she awakens an indescribable longing in him; one he can’t resist.

Nel’s ready to explore new things, and Tristan is one of them. But despite the visceral attraction between them, Nel senses he’s keeping some powerful secrets. Tristan will do anything to protect Nel. But he also knows the beast within him won’t stay hidden forever.

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About Kristal Hollis

Raised in a small Southern town, Kristal Hollis has spent most of her life helping people and animals. When a family medical situation resulted in a work sabbatical, she began penning deliciously dark paranormal romances to escape the real-life drama. After the crisis passed, her passion for writing love stories continued. A 2015 Golden Heart® Finalist, Kristal lives with her husband and two rescued dogs at the edge of the enchanted forest that inspires her stories.

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • Chris
    September 1, 2017 at 8:47 am

    What a fun list and great excerpt. I’d love to read this book. Definitely adding to my TBR pile.

  • Betty Olsen
    September 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

    My best date was going on the TV Ted Steele Show which showcased dancing (This was in 1961) This was my first date with my now hubby of 54 years. We had a great time and we had gone with his best friend and his date. The other couple were into ballroom dancing and we all had such fun. You couldn’t ask for anything better for a first date. Of course I was nervous, but we had so much in common, it was like we knew each other for a long time.

  • Christina Burrus
    September 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    My best date was someone I met while I was in junior high. We would go to the park and listen to music and we always had a good time together. Our song was Surround Me With Love by Charly McClain. Unfortunately he died in a car accident shortly after we met, but I still remember him to this day!!!

  • Cindy
    September 5, 2017 at 7:03 am

    At sunrise, on the beach, with man who is now my husband.

  • Kai W
    September 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    My best date was when I was in college. We always hung around the sea listening to Richard Marx.

  • Nicole Angione
    September 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    My best date was when I was in my 40’s I met this amazing man and we drove to AZ to see the Grand Canyon and Sedona, it was a weekend I will never forget. The one that got away… 🙂

  • Nicole Angione
    September 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    My best date was when I was in my 40’s I met this amazing man and we drove to AZ to see the Grand Canyon and Sedona, it was a weekend I will never forget. The one that got away… 🙂

  • Sheryl
    September 20, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I don’t date. I love a very sad life.

  • Toni Whitmire
    September 21, 2017 at 12:48 am

    I just love the excerpt but I donnot have a boyfriend [email protected].

  • Olga
    September 23, 2017 at 7:17 am

    My best date was with my husband. Pizza restaurant and later cinema.

  • Misty Gee
    September 26, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    My worst date was when my ex-husband took me to the woods for a picnic and decided to bring his best friend along to enjoy the picnic that was for us two. He told me his best friend wanted to hang out and he decided to hang with his best friend while on a picnic date with me. That was the worst date I have had.

  • Katrina Dehart
    September 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    My best date was when my hubby took me to see Bon Jovi in concert for our anniversary.

  • Debra Grenier
    September 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I don’t know if this qualifies as worst date but when I first started dating my husband to be we stepped outside to go a walk and a bird dropping landed right on the front of my favorite shirt. I was so embarrassed as well as upset.

    • September 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Oh no!! Was he gallant in helping you clean it off? I remember visiting the Eiffel Tower for the first time (there are a TON of birds that flock under it) and one of the girls in my group got pooped on not once, but FOUR TIMES within an hour. It was awful! And sorta funny. =D

  • September 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Dating what’s that…lol I haven’t dated anyone in quite a while. I guess that best date was when a boyfriend took me on a romantic date to Sybaris. He blind folded me, so it was a surprise. He fed me chocolate covered strawberries. It was sweet and very romantic!

  • Caroline Toye
    September 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    My worst date was an internet dating connection. We had talked quite well over the phone but when we met in person there was absolutely no connection. To be honest I was a little repulsed by his over familiar manner. So when he moved in on me in preparation for a hands on clinch at the end of the date my automatic reflex was hands out and the command “Back off”. He did……never heard from him again.

  • Tamara Kasyan
    September 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Worst date moment…was having a great first date until he made me laugh right as I took a drink! And yep, you guessed it. I spewed all over our meals and him plus it shot out of my nose!

  • Jennifer kessler
    September 27, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Worse date my ex boyfriend wanted to go on a romantic picnic at least that’s what he said on the phone but when I went to see him at home he had us spend time with his ex girlfriend and their daughter… His daughter was adorable though…

  • Valarie venuti
    September 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    My absolute worst date moment was having a guy over that I had a crush on only to have him leave with my younger sister!!

  • Lyngay Hemsath
    September 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Valentine Day- Roses, candlelight dinner with view of river Best date ever.

  • Elizabeth Pleasant
    September 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    My worst date was a blind date that spent the night ignoring me. I spent the night cold and looking forward to going home.

  • Kristi
    September 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    My worst date was a blind date. He was on his phone either texting or talking on it! I even had to pay for the meal cause he just said he was going to the restroom & just left!

  • October 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks everyone for sharing your best and worst dates. And a big thanks to Sue and Grave Tells for hosting the spotlight of my latest release.
    Please forgive the lateness of my dropping by. Hurricane Irma decided to come for a visit and it’s taken a while to get back up to speed.

    Happy Tales!


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