Charley's Christmas Wolf

The Macconwood Pack Novel Series

Book 1
C.D. Gorri
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When a rogue Wolf threatens his right to lead, will Pack Alpha, Rafe Maccon convince Charley, a curvy normal, to be his mate before Christmas Eve?


Rafe Maccon is the Alpha of the Macconwood Pack, for now. His rule is being questioned by a rogue Wolf who wants him ousted for breaking an ancient law that states the Alpha must be mated!

He must find a mate in order to keep his position. Seeing their Alpha in trouble, Rafe’s Wolf Guard take it upon themselves to find one for him.

Charley Palmieri works a dead end job and lives alone with her cat until one night when her world is changed forever.

Instant attraction sparks between them. Can Rafe convince Charley to be his before the meeting of Pack elders on Christmas Eve? Will she be his one true mate, for life?

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About the author


I'm C.D. Gorri, Steamy Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy YA Author, and Creator of the Grazi Kelly Universe. I am proud to be a two-time Smashwords USA Today Happy Ever After Hot List Indie Author!

I've always been an avid reader, and I have a profound love for books and literature. When I'm not writing or taking care of my family I can usually be found with a book or tablet in my hand. I live in my home state of New Jersey with my husband, our children, and our dogs, Dash and Chewie.

I'm a busy mom of three and finding time for leisurely reading was never easy, so I write stories that are fast-paced, yet detailed with satisfying conclusions. If I thought making time to read was difficult, I was in for a huge surprise when I started writing, but now that I started, I can't picture myself doing anything else! I love writing powerful women and strong heroes who face relatable problems in supernatural settings! I plan on increasing the GK Universe with each and every story I publish. You can follow me on social media to keep up to date on all my new releases and events!

Want to know how it all began? Enter the Grazi Kelly Universe with Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #1 or how about a little PNR with the Macconwood Pack? Pick up Charley's Christmas Wolf! I have series for young adult and young at heart audiences who enjoy paranormal fiction, and I also have paranormal romance books available now! If you like sassy heroines and sexy heroes then you might want to try my PNR books! Thanks for dropping by and happy reading!

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Sep 5, 2018
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 Never once did Jericho Sullivan, King of the Jinn, suspect a part of him was missing until Annabelle Evergreen - Abe - turns up. A powerful ruler, Jericho learns quickly what he comes to call The First Rule of Mating – It’s not about him, it’s about Abe – what she wants, how she wants it and to hell with the why. That's the secret to his happiness.

Jericho, The Jinn Cycle - Book One 
By Nini Church
Paranormal Romance, Adult

A casual glance over her shoulder revealed a tall male in all his gorgeous glory – roped with hard muscle and handsome beyond words.
Damn, she hoped he had been the one who undressed her! 
Color stained her cheeks, but she didn’t turn away, making every effort to also imprint his image in her mind – standing tall and proud in that doorway, his big shadow cutting into the early morning light cascading behind him. He had a sexy, inviting smile with a hint of longing in his incredible intense blue eyes and a tilt to his strong chin demanding attention.
No doubt, he got attention as often as he wanted looking like that. 
Truly a beautiful male – straight black hair dusted his broad muscular shoulders, framing his handsome face with thick black brows and true blue eyes. Those deep blue eyes cut to the chase – holding hers for a second or two – as heated flashes of pleasure ran up and down her body. Eyes drifting lower, she followed the line of his strong nose when his mouth captured her attention and she lingered there – his sensuous lips slightly parted and just waiting for her kisses.
Fantasy 101 – in the flesh.
A big male, he stood at least six foot five inches tall with a broad well muscled chest that narrowed at his waist, topping thighs like tree stumps. He wore black – jeans, silk shirt opened to reveal his muscled chest – right down to his big cowboy style boots. An aura of command and power clung to him, yet he appeared casually in control by the hard set of his shoulders and hands loose at his sides – all clear signs this male was a natural born leader.
Well aware she was mooning at him - it was hard not to notice his chiseled features had turned dark and brooding, telling he wasn’t happy to see her.
Shocked and surprised by her intense reaction, a shiver crawled up the back of her neck.
Jericho took note of her shiver and her wet hair, furious that she was out of bed when she clearly wasn't ready. Dark shadows beneath her eyes revealed the effort it had taken her to bathe and come downstairs. Her bare feet startled the hell out of him. “What are you doing up?” His sharp tone demanding an instant answer.
She sighed. Maybe it had all been a part of one of those crazy dreams she’d had, feeling the warmth of his voice tethering her. But, at this moment, he sure didn’t sound soft and soothing – his voice now hard and mean, but worse by far – commanding.
Glancing over her shoulder again – it was all too evident the big male in the doorway gave the orders around here. Right now, he appeared utterly cold – a male who never gave in to emotion – all male all the time. 
Yet, he took her breath away - a pleasurable assault on all fronts – visually, mentally and physically.
Best eye candy ever.

CCX is a Jinn warrior and the next Calipus Ex to rule his ancient family. For now, he works with Jericho, King of the Jinn, and his elite team as their tech wizard. Several years ago, at the annual Annex Ball, Cal first spies Stacey Bowman and falls for her hard. It doesn't matter that she's Vampire and Cal is Jinn - his blood poison to her. Desperately, he needs her safe, secure and all his.

CCX, The Jinn Cycle, Book 3

By  Nini Church

CCX's attraction to her was unstoppable - undeniable.
Like a thunderbolt piercing his heart, it beat only for Stacey and had since the first time he saw her two years ago at the Annex Ball.
In those fleeting few seconds, Cal sensed their incredible connection - he knew it, felt it, lived it. After that, there was never any question.
Stacey belonged with him.
Usually, Cal was highly skilled at predicting male/female attractions. He had a keen eye for the subtle nuances - spotting a passionate connection a mile away. And, he could often predict the next step in attraction's delicate dance of maybe yes - maybe no.
Only that little skill sure didn't work for him. Cal was dead wrong and way out in left field with his heart’s desire. Uh, huh - he suspected with Stacey - he wasn't even on the same field.
Most certainly, he'd called this attraction wrong as Cal watched Stacey on the far side of the Council of Nine office smiling up at the powerful Ruler of the Vampires – the Chosen One - Roman Mangetti.
Cal stiffened when her shiny black hair splayed over the Vamp’s too muscular forearm as she leaned in close to playfully, but chastely peck Roman’s cheek.
Softly, Stacey squealed with laughter as Roman Mangetti hugged her too tightly.
Cal absorbed the fantastic sound of her laughter while ignoring Roman’s hands were still on her. 
Oddly, her laughter calmed CCX - settled that cauldron of power inside him - unmanageable power once unleashed.
Stacey's long black hair cascaded around her strong shoulders and tumbled down her delicate back. An incredible set of piercing blue eyes - Aegean blue - and wide lush lips she always painted red made Cal's heart beat like a war drum.
From the first, Cal appreciated her classy looks and those piercing blue eyes that would lead him into a world of wonder. A world he never imagined he’d be part of.
Stacey was that world – she made that world possible for CCX.


Valerie began to undress very seductively, as she had done multiple times before. When she approached, he couldn't resist her. He took her in his arms and brought her down into the water. He made love to her, and knew he had given her a child. The idea of leaving a piece of himself in the mortal world appealed greatly to Demitri.

When Valerie awoke, she noticed that the sun had come up and knew she had fallen asleep. She began to panic and escaped his grasp quickly. She rushed to her clothes and began dressing frantically. When she left, he could sense where she was and what roads she had taken. He had left his seed inside of her. Their baby was his tracking system.


That's when things began to take a dark turn.




Seclusion Lake was the perfect place for Phoenix Ashland to take Bailey, the woman he had fallen in love with. He had been her divorce attorney, and the two of them had just "clicked." They bonded over a cheesy mystery movie, and things had gone from there.


The decision to take Bailey to Morgrove may have been a bad idea, but Phoenix didn't know it at the time he asked her. He would never be the same after their visit.


One day, if all went well with Bailey, he hoped to raise a family in one of the mansions surrounding the lake, and he had his sights set on Gorgie Manor. Of the five mansions, Gorgie Manor was his favorite.


Phoenix and Bailey rented a car from the local airport, and while Phoenix sat in the back seat putting the final touches to some legal matters left over from work, Bailey struggled with the gears of the car.


"Phoenix, they gave you a piece of crap," she whined. "No one could get this thing out of second gear."


"You bet," he answered, clearly not listening.


"No one drives a stick shift these days, anyway."


After driving down the winding road to Seclusion Lake, Phoenix guided Bailey down a concrete path that led to the cabin. At the beginning of the path was a large wooden sign with the number one painted on it.


Each of the five houses surrounding Seclusion Lake had a wooden sign, and each with a different number… one through five. They drove down the path under lowered tree branches that hovered over the road, connecting haphazardly in the middle. The sunlight was hidden from them, the path becoming creepier as they went.


When Bailey stopped the car, the brakes made a high-pitched, screeching sound, and Phoenix cursed.


"Damn, Bailey."


"I told you this thing is crap!"


They arrived at a black iron gate, and under a black plastic cover on one of the brick pillars, Phoenix entered a code that would open the gate for sixty seconds before it locked again.


The gate opened and they made their final descent into the driveway. The dark, wooden, two-story cabin stood halfway between the rocky and sandy shore of the lake and the lawn that was plush with green grass. Bailey was awestruck. It was the first time she had seen what Phoenix had called the cabin and it took her breath away. It was so much more than a cabin.


Phoenix was finally home after being away for too long. Seeing the cabin always gave him a sense of peace, but this time was different. There was something that didn't feel right.


There is no such thing as magic, or sexy shifters. Or… is there?

Moira Graham’s car breaks down in the tourist town of Kotoyeesinay, Wyoming. She’s on the run. Again. A crazy billionaire wants to possess her ability to predict the future, but it’s not a “gift.” It’s simple guesswork. Magic doesn’t exist. And this quirky town—which uses elves, fortune tellers, and fairy-tale gimmicks to draw tourists in—isn’t helping.

Roving carpenter Chance McKennie is a prehistoric shifter on the lookout for a mate. Unfortunately, people fear his lion, and don’t stick around long enough to get to know the man. He thought his luck would change in Kotoyeesinay, but his skills aren’t needed in this magical sanctuary town with creatures of myth and legend on every block.

When Moira bumps into him, she’s almost willing to believe in the magic of this place. But it’s going to take more than a red-hot handyman and some glowy lights to save her from ruthless hunters.

Chance is determined to protect his mate and help her find the magic in her blood. But even a top predator can’t guess the lengths to which a desperate billionaire will go to get what he wants.

Discover the fun and magic in Shift of Destiny, the standalone second book in USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta's fun, action-filled, steamy-hot Ice Age Shifters® series.

~~~The Ice Age Shifters series:

** Shifter Mate Magic (Book 1) *standalone

** Shift of Destiny (Book 2) *standalone

** Heart of a Dire Wolf (Book 3)

** Dire Wolf Wanted (Book 4)


Series Keywords: paranormal shifter romance, shifter romance, shifter series, bear shifter, wolf shifter, lion shifter, insta love romance, true mates, fated mates, elf, dragon, wyvern, fairy, ogre, psychic, dire wolf, prehistoric, Ice Age, sanctuary, coyote, magic, wizard, warlock, witch, charms, billionaire, ghosts, spy, agent, trucker, sheriff, oracle

"Cora Tesouro gets handpicked by her boss to work one on one with an important overseas client. Determined to prove she is up for the challenge, she leaves immediately. But what is she to do when the Dragon King claims she's his mate?"


Cora Tesouro is an account specialist for Merlin Banking Solutions, the most well-known supernaturally run bank in the world. When she's promoted to a job that takes her overseas, she is finally able to breathe a bit of fresh air. Not to mention, revel in her other form as an Iberian Lynx Shifter. It’s been far too long since she last stretched her paws!

Rei Dorado is a Dragon Shifter, King of the Golden Flame, to be exact. He's recently awakened from a very long nap to find the world has seriously changed. He contacts his bankers for an assistant in getting his accounts up to date and helping him through this adjustment period.

When Cora shows up at his door, Rei's Dragon pushes at his skin, demanding he get closer to the sexy Lynx Shifter. One sentiment echoes throughout his brain even as she seems determined to keep him at bay. Es Meus.

She may run, but she can't hide from her desires. Ready or not, this Dragon King has every intention of staking his claim!

*Note to my readers...

Thank you for purchasing this Purely Paranormal Pleasures tale! Hope you enjoy it!

Purely Paranormal Pleasures will transport you into the realm of sensuous, spellbinding Alphas and their captivating mates. There are no rules....only pure pleasure.

These tales are delivered up by 3 master MAVENS of paranormal P. Mattern, C.D. Gorri, and Amanda Kimberley.

Happy reading!


C.D. Gorri

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