HeartsOnFireBUTTON2014Welcome to my blog! My name is Kendall McKenna and I write M/M Erotic Fiction that features authentic action scenes, and realistic military characters. If you found your way here through the Hearts On Fire Valentine’s Blog Hop, I’m glad you could join me!

 

Since I write erotic fiction, ALL of my stories feature an aspect of falling or being in love. Not all of the journeys I write about are easy, but they pay off in the end. My most recent release is an anthology that features a pack of werewolves that live in Big Bone Lick State Park in Kentucky. The anthology is aptly named Big Bone Lick Pack.

 

BIG BONE LICK PACK (ANTHOLOGY)

Bad Wolf & Devil Dog by Kendall McKenna

Big, Bad Bear by Jambrea Jo Jones

Shifty Fox Shenanigans by Cherie Noel

Big Bone Lick - Devil Dog & Bad WolfBlurb:
Welcome to the Big Bone Lick Pack: A more friendly and hospitable group of werewolves you’ll never meet! Visit with; ‘Devil Dog & Bad Wolf’, a ‘Big Bad Bear’ and enjoy some ‘Shifty Fox Shenanigans’. Watch yourself, ’round the state park, ’cause we had a grizzly on the loose, just a bit ago. Our brave men and woman of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department have everything under control. (Except maybe their own love lives!) But if you find yourself needing a doctor, head on down to Rabbit Hash clinic, or St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is just up the road a piece. We hope you enjoy your stay.

 

Excerpt of “Devil Dog and Bad Wolf”:

He wished he could help Asa clean up after their lunch, but his injuries wouldn’t let him. His arm ached and his shoulder throbbed. When he’d asked Asa for the cheeseburger, it hadn’t occurred to him he’d have to eat with only one hand. Asa had cut the burger into pieces and had helped when he needed, but it had still been a lot to manage.

 

Resting on the pillows stacked against the headboard, Seth winced when his stitches pulled. A stabbing pain in his shoulder made him hiss. Not only did he have stitched wounds worthy of Frankenstein’s monster, Seth was black and blue from head to hips. Everything ached, even when he sat still.

 

Everett had changed his bandages this morning, thankfully before Asa arrived. Not only were his wounds gruesome, but Seth was too worn out to be stoic anymore. It was easy to get a look at the gashes on his torso, and to imagine what the scars would look like. He hadn’t worked up the courage to look at the wound on his face, though.

 

Asa appeared to help Seth finish getting settled. His hands were strong but gentle. He moved with a lithe grace. Seth’s damaged body shouldn’t be showing as much interest as it was. No matter how strong his lust was, Seth’s body couldn’t handle anything too vigorous right now.

 

That didn’t stop him from fantasizing, though.

 

Settling into the same chair he’d used last night, Asa asked, “Is there something you’d like to do? Or do you need to take a short nap?”

 

“I think I’ll be fine once the pain meds kick in.” Seth hated the way pain made him sound breathless.

 

“Maybe I can distract you until they start working.” Asa slouched in the chair, stretching his legs and crossing them at the ankles. “We can go outside and throw a football. I could set up some bottles and cans and we could have target practice.”

 

tumblr_mx46u1nDDe1qkg98po1_500Seth’s laughter quickly became gasps as twinges in his shoulder and side stole his breath. “Oh, ow. Shit, don’t make me laugh. That was funny, though.”

 

“Just as well, I guess. You’d kick my ass in target practice, since you’re a Marine.”

 

“Mmm. Maybe not for much longer,” Seth murmured as a familiar sense of dread and disquiet settled over him.

 

“What? Why?” Asa looked confused and angry. He sat up in his chair, looking almost like he was preparing to pick a fight on Seth’s behalf. “Not because of what happened?”

 

“No!” Seth assured him quickly. “No, Doctor Lennox forwarded my records to our Navy surgeon. He verified my injuries and put me on indefinite medical leave.”

 

Asa relaxed again. “Okay, good. So, is it just time to do something different?” He stared hard at Seth, as if his answer carried great significance.

 

A lot had changed in twelve years. “I’m nearing the end of my current enlistment. Ten years ago, they were offering us a lot of money to re-up. Now with the drawdown, they’re offering us a lot of money to separate, so they don’t have to forcibly discharge us.”

 

“What’s your job in the Marines?”

 

Seth couldn’t help laughing at the coincidence. “I’m military police.”

 

Asa paled and looked stunned. “Are you serious?”

 

“How’s that for a coincidence?” Seth didn’t understand Asa’s reaction.

 

“What would you do if you got out?” Asa asked softly.

 

Seth realized he was fidgeting with seam of a pillowcase. He shifted against the pillows. “That’s a good question. I had hoped that coming out here alone would help me figure it out.”

 

“Seems to me you got your answer.” The corner of Asa’s mouth lifted, like he was trying not to smile.

 

“How’s that?” Seth asked suspiciously.

 

“You were mauled by a rampaging bear, which has never happened out here, preventing you from leaving town and resuming your old life. You’ve already made a small circle of friends, and you haven’t been here a week.” Asa lifted his hands, as if the answer was obvious. “You were meant to stay here.”

 

“You might have been able to sell me on that idea, if you could have said I came here to prove werewolves don’t exist, but instead, I found a werewolf.” Seth tried to laugh without jarring his wounds.

 

Except, Asa wasn’t laughing. His lips were pressed into a thin line, as he watched Seth with a pained expression.

 

“Oh, shit.” Seth’s stomach plummeted. “Asa, I’m sorry I teased. You believe werewolves are real, don’t you?”

 

Corey Yarwood 4“What if I said I could prove it?” Asa lifted one eyebrow as if in challenge.

 

Seth stared at Asa for several silent moments. Part of him expected Asa to admit he was messing with Seth. Something told him Asa was a true believer. “If you had real proof, I’d have to believe you.”

 

Asa narrowed his eyes. “But can you believe me?”

 

“Fighting a war in the cradle of civilization exposes you to some pretty weird shit.” Seth couldn’t meet Asa’s eyes. He didn’t want Asa thinking he was nuts.

 

“But you still came to Big Bone Lick to prove that werewolves don’t exist.” Asa spoke quietly. His words sounded carefully chosen.

 

Staring blindly at the ceiling, Seth wondered if that was really what he’d needed to prove. “Accepting proof the world is round is easy. Living on a world that’s no longer flat is an adjustment.” He waited to see if Asa would press him, or ridicule him. When he said nothing, Seth didn’t know what to do with the silence. “I’d planned to go to Oregon next, and track down Bigfoot.”

 

“When you’re feeling better, I’ll take you out to visit our crop circles, and then we can compare notes on our alien abductions.” Asa’s expression remained perfectly smooth.

 

Seth’s surprised laugh turned into a pained groan. “Laughter might be the best medicine but it hurts like hell.”

 

“I should stop,” Asa said, with a dismissive wave of his hand. “My dad will kill me if I make you pop your stitches.”

 

“That’s no way to treat the hero who saved my life.” Seth couldn’t believe he said that. He hid his own surprise by pretending to adjust a few of the pillows.

 

“Let me help you with that,” Asa said, coming around to the empty side of the bed and sitting down.

A few careful tugs later and Seth was comfortably cradled in a cocoon of pillows. “Thanks,” he said quietly.

 

If you want more information on Big Bone Lick Pack, you can find it here

 


 

So, by now you’re wondering about my Top Ten List. Well, many, if not most of the characters in my stories are authentically written U.S. Marines. They’re not the most emotionally expressive men. They feel, and they feel deeply, but aren’t very likely to talk about it. They’re also very pragmatic. Sex, food, and alcohol are all quick ways to a Marine’s heart, but there are a few other things that a Devil Dog might find ‘romantic’ on Valentine’s Day. In no particular order:

 

1.     An evening of target practice with a fifty caliber machine gun on the Camp Pendleton range.

2.    A lifetime supply of baby wipes. (This one is obvious if you’ve read my books!)

3.    Personal garage containing a second hand tank.

4.    An open bar.

5.    A Zodiac WITH an engine. (See the Basic Recon Course)

6.    Getting sex without talking about feelings.

7.    A pair of socks for each day of the week. (Know any Marines who’ve been in combat?)

8.    Personal Batcave.

9.    Dinner of steak, potatoes, and beer, and a date who picks up the tab.

10.  What do YOU think a badass alpha male who likes living rough, loud guns, and explosions would find romantic?


 

 

 

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  1. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    The book sounds so good it’s on my TBB pile!!!

    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

  2. Conelia says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  3. Elayne says:

    I’ve read and loved this Anthology, and stalked all the stops on the blog tour for the coffee shop snippets.

  4. Faolan says:

    That sounds like a great read!

  5. DebraG says:

    I did just get the book and am looking forward to reading it.

  6. Val says:

    Thanks for the excerpt. Just whetted the appetite.

  7. Shorty Chelle says:

    I have this on my wishlist. Been wanting to read this book since I saw the cover for it. Sounds like an amazing book.

    marsh10@netzero.com

  8. Lisa G says:

    I’m going to be a gushing fan girl – but I love your books – Strength of the Pack is in my top 10. I can’t wait to read this anthology. Loved your top 9 Valentine’s Day List – seriously my husband would agree with most of them. For #10 – I’d choose a camping trip to the mountains.

  9. Jbst says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! For #10, maybe a case of their preferred hard liquor.

  10. Ashley E says:

    A big-ass recliner, a case of beer, and a game on, instead of going to some fancy restaurant. 😉

  11. bn100 says:

    another alpha

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  12. OOOH! How about a trip into the woods with a few new firearms to be tested 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day Kendall! wendynjason04@gmail.com

  13. Trix says:

    A hockey game!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  14. julia cosgrove says:

    I think he would find a resistive, fiery female romantic.
    julia cosgrove – cosgrove.julia@yahoo.com