Author: Jeanette Battista
Series: Moon #4
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: November 21st 2012
His full name is Finnegan. His parents named him after Finnegan’s Wake--his mother’s favorite story by James Joyce. She was an English teacher at the local high school.
Finn is a werewolf, born into a family of werewolves. His father, Griff, is the pack Beta and his uncle Alaric is the pack Alpha. Finn has one older brother, Burke, who is also a werewolf.
Even as a child, Finn was always a joker. Burke was the serious brother so Finn took up the role of family and class clown. If there was a prank, he was usually behind it; if there was a ruckus at school, he was usually the instigator. He wasn’t a troublemaker, he just wasn’t serious. About anything. He had a lightheartedness about him that kept him out of most of the trouble he caused and people loved to be around him.
He was very close to his mother, but she died of cancer when he was a junior in high school. His spark dimmed for a while and his usual sunny disposition turned dark. But after a few months, he recovered his good humor.
Unfortunately for the female population of the high school he attended, he set his sights on breaking as many hearts as possible. It wasn’t a life goal or anything like that--he just enjoyed dating around but was not interested in anything permanent. His belief was that marriage was what you did when you were done having fun and he fully intended never to BE done.
His trend of loving and leaving ‘em continued on through his first year of college, racking up freshmen conquests the way others rack up a body count on Halo. He had a girl stalk him, one pour a pitcher of iced tea over his head, and one create a warning video to all incoming freshmen about him. Still, Finn never took any of it seriously.
That is, until a pregnancy scare gets Finn all up in arms about the way he’s perceived, both in the family and outside it. He doesn’t necessarily want to be the punchline of his family’s jokes and, while he doesn’t want to be exactly like Burke and his cousin, Cormac, he would like to be taken seriously. A trip to Miami to help Kess out is exactly what he needs to show that he can be counted on in the clutch.
And that’s where poor deluded Finn meets the girl of his dreams. He wasn’t looking for a regular girlfriend, let alone one who was a werejackal assassin in her spare time, and never thought that a woman who could put him in traction with a flex of her little finger would be the kind of girl he’d even want to look at, let alone be with for any extended period of time. But Laila isn’t like other women and he’s fascinated by her no nonsense view of the world. She won’t play his games and that’s something he never expected to like.
And he’s discovered that being in love is a whole lot of fun, especially when the object of one’s affection come equipped with her own set of edged weapons.
Finn would like you to know he’s a Taurus and that he likes long walks on the beach, the full moon, and jellybeans. He thinks the Dewey Decimal system is the greatest thing ever and volunteers his time working with orphaned puppies and kittens. He’s also completely full of crap.
Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.
You can find Jeanette online at -
Website - http://www.jeanettebattista.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Battista_j
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