Introducing the Tropes of Rayne’s Thunder
Dating a werewolf can get a little hairy, literally and metaphorically. Rayne Manchester’s suitors learn this pretty quickly. Rayne and her siblings, Rhyme and River, have been through a lot lately, and the loss of their father was only more fuel for the firestorm that is their lives.
Grief offers a subtle salve to the drama that eats up their existence and leaves them spinning like a tornado, but when their uncle reads their father’s last will and testament they discover things are only going to get worse. The will divides the massive estate equally, but there is one catch; all three must be mated and married one year from their father’s death. If even one of them fails in this mandate, none of them will inherit! Estranged, the siblings will now be forced to help each other.
Rayne’s Thunder is Rayne Manchester’s journey toward finding a mate and walking down the aisle. Upcoming, Rhyme’s Reason and River’s Fire are River and Rhyme’s stories to happily ever after.
In Rayne’s Thunder, Part One: Master Chef of the Dating a Werewolf Series, Rayne meets her first suitor, Brick. Their date goes well until payback is delivered for the disrespect the two made to the new alpha. Immerse yourself in this series, the characters, and their world. They’re waiting for you to join them on their adventure.
Each installment will serve up romance, suspense, intrigue, and action.
In Rayne’s Thunder from the Dating a Werewolf series two characters, who grew up despising each other, are thrown into multiple situations that force them to look at each other differently and uncover the love that is at the core of the hatred. They say, ‘there is a thin line between love and hate’ and it’s demonstrated thoroughly in this romantic serial. It’s a journey to true love, finding your perfect mate, kissing a few frogs along the way to uniting with Prince Charming.
The setting of Rayne’s Thunder takes place in a small Colorado town called Myriad Springs. Rayne and her suitors are werewolves. These wolves live as a subculture in the small town. While some humans are privy to their secrets not all know about them. Its urban fantasy set in a country town. The supernatural characters are expected to conform to the societal norms, both human and paranormal. They follow two sets of rules and manage to balance the scales in the process.
Rayne is chosen to mate and marry a man in one year or she and her siblings will lose their inheritance. She must choose her mate from a list of ten men chosen by her recently deceased father. In Rayne’s Thunder choice is the main motivator for the hero and heroine.
In Rayne’s Thunder, Rayne changes in so many ways which makes her extremely dynamic. The problem is, when the pendulum is swung, it sometimes over compensates before finding the normalcy, something Rayne does a lot of in this romantic serial.
When you begin reading Rayne’s Thunder it becomes glaringly obvious who Rayne should choose. The problem is both the hero and heroine can’t seem to get out of their own way to make it happen. Too much muddy water and history clouds their judgements and keeps them apart. Not to mention the other suitors, for both of them that seem to muck things up further and all the political drama around River’s appointment to Alpha, the witches’ inability to make peace with the wolves, and the rogue wolf faction that is trying to tear the Manchester family out of the alpha seat. It seems like everything gets in the way of these two finding each other’s arms, but true love wins out in the end, right?
It’s a world of werewolves, witches, and humans involved in dangerous political games. Powerful players that are leaders in this fictional world. It’s like reality unless noted.
Excerpt Chapter One:
The day my father died was heartbreaking. I’m not ashamed to admit I shed more than my share of tears. It was what my roommate, Joanna, called an ‘ugly cry’. The searing pain that clenches the chest at a loss of a loved one is something I’m sure many people can relate to, Joanna had been lucky and hadn’t felt this agony yet. Foolishly, Jo spent a couple of days trying to cheer me up, even went so far as to set up a chance meeting at The Watering Hole with our neighbor, Cole, who I’d been crushing on for the past semester in Chemistry class at Brigade University.
It was a nightmare! Our very first, actual conversation ended with me rushing off to the bathroom for a good cry and then sneaking out the back door and disappearing. Odd? Perhaps, but I was the baby of the family and a bona-fide daddy’s girl. Being social with anyone was the last thing I wanted. Being able to feel the loss would be the only way I could heal. Getting set up with a guy who’d be no more than a fling, because he wasn’t a werewolf, was not going to make the pain go away.
It wasn’t peculiar, though, when I hightailed it out of the city and returned home that very night. Joanna was pissed and left some nasty voicemails on my cell, but I figured I’d straighten it all out with her when I returned to college after the funeral. I mean, my father did just die. If she couldn’t understand that, well, fuck her. The one man who loved me more than anyone else in this world was gone and I needed time to grieve. So I emailed my instructors and informed them I was taking a week of bereavement and left the big city of Denver, Colorado for the country of Myriad Springs.
When I arrived, it was late. Freda, the live-in maid, greeted me with an irritated scowl and let me set up my old bedroom. It was as though I hadn’t been gone for close to four years. Everything was exactly the same. I felt like I’d stepped back in time and was visiting the room of a stranger. I had changed so much over the last few years, it was hard to reconcile the image of the nineteen year old in the photos with the twenty-three year old staring back at me in the mirror. Pressures and the stress of school left miniscule marks on my face, and the ashen shade of my skin and dullness of my golden brown hair was a result of my guilt and grief.
Jami M Brumfield has a passion for the paranormal, supernatural, and mythological worlds for most of her life. She believes there is a kernel of truth in every story and loves playing detective to discover what that hidden truth is. She has written most of her life. She started with poems and short stories, then graduated to journalism working for online websites. It was only a natural progression that her love of writing and her passion for the unknown would combine. Her books are a product of that union.
Jami is a multi-genre author in the paranormal arena. She currently has eight series out and two more in the writing process. The Winters Saga series is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Adventure with a touch of romance, Mystery Springs Series is an Adult Paranormal Romance with awesome Action and a Mythological twist, PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) Case Files series is a Paranormal Mystery series with Romantic Suspense, Ghost Connection series is a New Adult Paranormal Mystery series centered around a reluctant medium and her ghostly companions, Shifter Love Tales series is an adult paranormal romance with mythological twist, Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files series is an adult paranormal romance with a metaphysical twist, Vanished is a paranormal dystopian romance series, Magical Secrets Series centers around antique hunters Josie and Joshua Parker and the mysteries they solve from magical antiques they find, and Demon Love Tales an adult paranormal romance series.