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September 3, 2014

Hi Friends!
It's been a while since I've written, but I had to let you know that Werewolf Revenge is FREE right now on Kindle until September 6th - so grab it and tell your friends about it.  Here's the link.



Ava has escaped from Paskell, but when she meets her new little brother Finn, their connection is unbreakable. So when he's taken by an unknown kidnapper, she has a choice: Stay safe, or go home. Being a werewolf has some advantages, but nothing can protect her heart from seeing Cyrus again. Will revenge destroy her family, or bring her back full circle. 

And here are some reviews:  
Most Helpful Customer Reviews2 of 2 people found the following review helpful5.0 out of 5 stars  Truly enjoyed It!  October 8, 2013By LynnsieFormat:Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseAfter reading the first 2 books, I was really looking forward to this one and I wasn't disappointed. Ava has moved to a secret location and not even her father knows where she is in an effort to heal and recover from Cyrus' rejection. She's got to rebuild her life and she manages to do exactly that in Ireland. During the time she is gone, her father has married and she has a new baby brother, and its the baby that starts to tear down the walls she's built to protect herself from additional hurt. She finally tells her father where she is and he, his wife Perry and Baby Finn come to visit her. Once they leave and go back home, she's content until she wakes with a foreboding feeling and immediately calls her father to find out that Finn has been kidnapped. Only for Finn would she fly home and have to endure being around Cyrus, but she has to help find Finn. Cyrus is determined to break down the walls of her heart and get her back, but its an uphill climb. Again, the story can stand all on its own and has sexual tension without all the porn most of the shifter/werewolf stories have. Completely enjoyed this series and will be rereading it a few times. Keep up the great work Katie!!!Comment | 
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4 of 5 stars
bookshelves: werewolves, lost-love, read-2013, romance-green, read-2014

Read from October 25, 2013 to July 06, 2014

This one was great. It picks up about a year and a half after the last book ends, which was nice. The last book had a lot of drama and Ava really went through the ringer. I was glad she was able to escape and take the time to really heal. She is in hiding in Ireland and finally happy again. She's at a good place and ready to reconnect with her dad and meet her new little brother. Nothing is ever easy when it comes to the town of Paskell and soon Ava finds herself hurrying back to the one place she doesn't want to go.

I love lost-love stories, they are one of my favorite plots so I loved seeing Ava and Cyrus reunited. While I thought Cyrus made a poor decision in the last book, I could understand why he did it. He had really been through a lot and I think he was just pushed over the edge. It was nice to see how much he suffered having Ava out of his life for almost two years (does that make me sound mean?). I think it was good for both of them. I liked that Ava didn't give right in and that they had to work to figure things out again.

There is of course some drama in this one and Ava is there to save the day once again. I thought this was a fun installment.Comment | 
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May 27, 2014

Hey Friends!
Summer is almost here - Yay! My favorite time to read a book. I love to grab a quilt and head to the park and find some shade and read while my kids play.  

  To get you started on the right foot, I'm giving everyone a Free Kindle copy of my book, Freak of Nature . This is the first book in my Lost Witch Trilogy and as you can guess from the title, it's about witches.  Here's the link.
   I also wanted to let you know how my latest werewolf book Hunted is doing.  It's doing great! Here's the link. Check out a few reviews:


Most Helpful Customer Reviews1 of 1 people found the following review helpful5.0 out of 5 stars  Great!!!  May 25, 2014By Rebecca ChaluisanVerified PurchaseAnother good one !! I read all of them already and could not put the books down !! Now I am having withdrawals till the next one ... love that the old character's are in this one too !!!!Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?Was this review helpful to you?Was this review helpful to you?Was this review helpful to you?4.0 out of 5 stars  i liked it  May 14, 2014By Carolyni liked it but wish there was more to it in the danger department. i mean its a good book but i read the taming of the wolf series and felt that one was a lot better than the chasing wolf series so far :)
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May 7, 2014

Hey Friends!
   I'm so excited to FINALLY be able to tell you that Hunted is Live on Kindle. I'm a week late and I am so sorry about that, but better late than never, right? Now for those of you who are new to my little werewolf world, I wrote a series called Taming the Wolf that brought a little town called Paskell to life. That was the story of Ava Paskell and Cyrus Carlston. Well, five years has passed and a lot has changed. You'll have to read the book to see what I mean.  
   Now in my new series, Chasing the Wolf, you're going to meet the LaRouga family. They're from Louisiana and believe it or not, Werewolves in Louisiana are a big thing. They have a Creole word for Werewolves, the Rougaroug. The history is very rich there and so I couldn't resist pulling from that heritage. A Southern family in Canada? Yeah, that's going to be interesting.
Here's the little synopsis:
Maysie LaRouga is on the run. She has taken her younger brother and fled to Paskell, the only place on earth she might be safe from the werewolf hunter. Her mom, Sam LaRouga is trying to get him off their tail, but making it there is the easy part. It's falling in love with an Alpha that might be the death of her


If you're interested, head on over to Amazon.  Here's the link.
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Published on May 07, 2014 08:09 • 8 views

May 1, 2014

Hey Everybody!
Well, it's May 1st and even though my newest werewolf book, Hunted is done, it's not exactly . . . done. So yeah. Sorry about that.  But it's so close it's INSANE. Really.  Little bit more editing which I know you'll thank me for and bam - it'll be up on Kindle before you know it.  But since I'm feeling a little guilty *read a lot guilty* please accept this humble cover reveal in it's place. 
Thanks for being so patient with me!
- Katie


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April 28, 2014

  So I've been promising everyone a new werewolf book by the end of this month.  Aaaand - It's April 28th. The good news is that It's looking good!  I'm working on editing and the cover so it might not be up on Kindle until the end of the week but I'm feeling kind of proud of myself.     I'm in such a good mood that I've decided to share the first chapter in Hunted , 1st book in my Chasing the Wolf series .  And never fear, you're going to see a ton of Ava and Cyrus and Harry and everyone else from Paskell along with some new and very interesting characters.     There's a werewolf hunter after Maysie LaRouga, her brother and her mom and the only safe haven for them is in Paskell. 

                Maysie stared at the hand drawn map the gas station clerk had drawn for her and grumbled a word that had her little brother Elijah’s eyebrows shooting up to his forehead.                “Maze, it’s no big deal. Let’s just change like Mama said to do when we got this far and we can follow the scent to Paskell. I bet if we change right now we can be there by dinner time,” he said looking back at the gas station with a pained expression.                Maysie closed her eyes and sighed knowing her brother was hungry but they had to save all the money they could so they could rent a room when they arrived in town.  Mama hadn't given them much money before she’d left but she’d given them all she could. She rooted around in her backpack for the last two granola bars.  She threw one to Elijah and tried to smile.                  “Well, I was hoping we wouldn't have to change. There’s no telling where Sawyer is. He could be following Mama’s trail or ours.”                Elijah groaned and sat down before opening his granola bar.  “Maysie, you know he’s not following us.  We’d sense him if he was.  Now let’s stop wasting time and just get there.  I’m so tired of hitchhiking and sleeping outside I could die.”                Maysie sat down next to her brother and felt a wave of exhaustion hit her.  “If we change, we’ll have to leave everything behind.  Traveling as wolves means dumping the backpacks.  It means we’ll be walking into town with nothing but the shirts on our backs,” she said quietly as a semi-truck rumbled by.                Elijah looked at her for a moment and then glanced at their ratty backpacks that were practically empty now.  “Mama will be with us soon.  She said we could tie the money in that little change purse around your neck.  What are you really worried about?”                Maysie blushed and looked away.  There was ten years between her and her little brother, but sometimes she wondered who was wiser.  “You change all the time Elijah.  I haven’t changed in three years.  Not since . . .” she paused and swallowed hard.                  Elijah patted her back.  “You mean, not since Jake died? Yeah, I know.  Doesn't mean you can’t though.”                Maysie let out a long shaky breath and stood up.  Elijah stood up immediately next to her and grabbed her arm with a smile on his face.  “Come on, it’ll be fun.”                Maysie snorted and tossed her backpack in the garbage can and watched as Elijah did the same.  Without another word she walked toward the dense forest that crept up the mountains.  “I’ll change first and then you tie the money around my neck, then you can change.”                Elijah grinned and took the small money pouch she handed him.  As soon as they were alone in the shaded woods she stopped and looked around for a moment.  She could hear the sound of birds and animals and the wind through the trees.  It had been a long time since she’d run free in the swamps near their home.  She turned and stared at her little brother and felt the familiar kick of fierce protectiveness. Whatever they faced here in Canada, it would have to come through her to get to him.                “Stay close to me Elijah.  I can’t protect you if you wander off and get cornered. This isn't Louisiana.  They have creatures scarier than gators out here.”                Elijah laughed and rolled his eyes.  “I doubt it.  Come on, you’re just stalling.”                Maysie glared at her brother and then shook it off.  He was right.  She walked in a slow circle and then closed her eyes. She did as her mother had taught her and she focused all of her energy in her core. When she was completely centered, she hurled all of her energy through her arms and legs and lifted her head to the sky as she shimmered and changed into her wolf form.  She howled with joy and ran in a circle around her younger brother as he grinned and punched his arm in the air.                 “Yes!” Elijah yelled and then quickly tied the money around his sister’s neck.  When he was done, he glanced around before turning and running through the trees.
                Maysie followed him and felt irritation at her brother’s antics.  He was such a showoff.  Elijah jumped as if he were diving into a pool and landed on his feet as a wolf.  He looked back at her and she caught up to him, nudging him in the shoulder.  Within seconds they were sprinting in the direction their noses were taking them.  North, to the land of werewolves.  
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April 21, 2014

Hi Friends!
   I know, I know, it's been awhile.  Just wanted to catch you guys up on everything going on.  Starting today, I'm giving away free copies of Werewolf Dreams on Kindle.  If you already have it, now's a good time to give it to a friend - For Free !  You can even pick when it arrives, so you can give it to someone for a birthday present or for Mother's Day or just to be nice.Just select the gift option on the right hand side. So easy!  

   Also, as some of you know, my newest book will be done very very soon. I'm hoping for a sneak peek at the end of the week.  Title and Cover will be revealed soon as well. But it will be the first book in a new series, called Chasing the Wolf.  You'll still get to see and hear all about the wolves from Paskell like Ava, Cyrus and of course, Cole. 

   Thanks too for all of the kind comments and great reviews.  I LOVE getting good reviews!

   In the meantime, grab a few free copies of Werewolf Dreams. Here's the link.


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November 13, 2013

Hey everyone!
I first want to say, thank you for being so patient with me.  I know I said this book would be ready at the end of October, but life went a little crazy on me and I wasn't able to get it finished on time.  But I hope the wait will be worth it.  
Book #4 Werewolf Betrayal is now LIVE on Kindle!  Head on over to Amazon and check it out and let me know what you think.

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October 31, 2013


                Ava closed her eyes as the plane’s tires touched the ground with a hard jolt.  She felt Cyrus squeeze her hand and she glanced over at him and smiled. They were home.  She bit her lip worriedly and sighed.                  “Hey, why the frown?  We’re getting married in five days.  You should be glowing with happiness,” Cyrus said as he undid his seatbelt and stood up.                Ava smiled up at him and couldn’t help noticing how happy he was.  He was so tall and large that he seemed to fill the tiny Cessna.  His crystal blue eyes gleamed down at her warmly and his lips curled up in a half-smile as he watched her.                Ava ran her hands through her hair and stood up too.  “I don’t have many good memories of Paskell Cyrus.  You know that.  I am excited to get married to you.  I just don’t want Paskell’s bad luck to get in the way of our happiness,” she said as he pulled her in close and wrapped his arms around her waist.                 “That’s why we’re here Ava.  We need to show the people of Paskell that the hard times are over.  You and I are going to usher in a new era of peace and happiness. And maybe a little good luck too.”                Ava reached up and played with Cyrus’s rich brown hair, pushing it over his ears before kissing him quickly.  “If you say so,” she said with a wry grin.                Cyrus laughed and shook his head.  “You’ll see.”                “Come on you two, you’re blocking the exit and I need to go to the bathroom,” Zoe complained, tapping her foot impatiently.                Ava moved out of her way and smiled as Rory and Poppy hurried after Zoe.   Cyrus squeezed her hand one more time before walking back to help her dad with Perry.  Ava unbuckled Finn from the car seat and lifted him in her arms, wincing at the automatic tug on her hair.                 “Vay-vay,” Finn said proudly and snuggled into her neck.                 Ava kissed Finn’s chubby cheeks and sighed happily.  He’d just barely begun calling her Vay-Vay during the last few days and she loved it.  She held him securely in her arms as she moved to descend the stairs.  The relief from having Ben behind bars and her family safe again was still so huge that she got goose bumps.  The image of Finn’s gray face and Ben’s crazed eyes would stay with her forever though.                  Ava firmly pushed thoughts of Ben away and tried to focus on the now.  She reached the ground and walked over to Rory and Poppy who looked a little nervous as they stared around at the breathtaking Canadian scenery.                “You’ll get used to it,” Ava said with a grin as Rory stared at the majestic mountains.                “You told me and of course I’ve seen pictures but this is amazing.  I’m speechless,” he said as he closed his eyes and lifted his face to the bright sunlight.                Poppy smiled and held her arms up for Finn.  Ava grinned and let Poppy hold Finn and laughed as he pulled on one of her long bright red braids.  “He’s a flirt Poppy, watch out,” she warned.                Poppy laughed delightedly and blew her cheeks out big to make Finn laugh. She walked over to Perry who was still making her way carefully down the stairs.  She was almost fully recovered from the knife wound to her throat, but she still seemed fragile.                “Seeing Poppy with Finn makes me want to have another,” Rory admitted softly as he watched his daughter charm Ava’s little brother.                 Ava’s heart melted as she looked up into Rory’s handsome face.  The gentle, kind man had fallen hard and fast for Zoe.  She’d thought her relationship with Cyrus had been a whirlwind, but after just knowing each other for a few weeks, Rory and Zoe had flown to Las Vegas to get married and flown back just two days later, ecstatic and ready to start their lives together.                  She’d wanted to marry Cyrus in a quick Vegas wedding too, but Cyrus had insisted that the town of Paskell be invited.  She was so jealous of Zoe she could spit.  She reached up and gave Rory a hug and kiss on the cheek.                 “Rory, you and Zoe will make beautiful babies,” she said, laughing as his eyes lit up.                Rory put his arm around her shoulder and smiled.  “I hope . . .”, he said, not finishing his sentence as a large, angry man materialized in front of them.                Ava’s smile disappeared as Cole Jansen stared at Rory with murder in his eyes.                 “Say goodbye to your husband Ava, because he’s getting ready to die,” Cole snarled before leaping on Rory and taking him to the ground with a vicious blow to gut.                Ava screamed in shock and tried to pull Cole off of Rory who was doing his best to block the blows from Cole’s massive fists.                 People came running toward them, but a large black shadow streaked by everyone and within seconds, the black wolf had Cole by the throat, growling as her teeth began to pierce Cole’s skin.                 All havoc, shouting and violence ended immediately as Zoe vibrated with barely controlled rage.  Cole must have known how close he was to death and remained completely still.  Cyrus moved quickly toward Zoe and kneeled down by her head.                 “Zoe honey, let go of Cole’s throat. We don’t want the hassle of planning a funeral today okay?  Just let go so we can find out why in the world Cole was trying to kill Rory,” he said soothingly.                Ava winced as she helped Rory up off the ground and glanced at Poppy. Poppy had taken Finn over to see Perry and so had missed all of the violence thank heavens.  Rory moaned a little and wiped a smear of blood off his mouth with the back of his hand.                “That’s Cole, huh?” he muttered darkly, staring at the man on the ground.                Ava blew out an exasperated breath.  “Welcome to Paskell where every man is an Alpha and overloaded with testosterone.  See why I left?” she said quietly as Harry joined them and looked Rory over quickly.                 “Looks like you’re going to have a black eye.  How are your ribs?” Harry asked, frowning.                Rory grimaced and shook his head.  “I feel like throwing up, but nothing’s broken.”                Harry nodded his head and then turned around with a glare.  “Idiot,” he muttered and strode over to where Zoe seemed unwilling to let go of Cole’s throat.                 “That’s enough Zoe.  Let him up,” Harry ordered, his hands on his hips and his eyes narrowed dangerously.                Zoe growled low in her throat but did as she was told and let go of Cole’s throat before moving back.  She shimmered quickly into her human form and stood up, her eyes glowing with fury as Cole stood up as gracefully as he could and straightened his black t-shirt.                 “You better have a really good reason for attacking this man because I’m really tempted to let Zoe tear you apart,” Harry said stepping forward so he and his brother in law were face to face.                Cyrus looked on curiously as he moved to stand by Zoe in case she went for Cole again.  Cole shrugged, his eyes dark and filled with rage.                 “Well, how did you think I would react?  Not one phone call to let me know Harry?  Really?  I haven’t seen Ava in weeks and what do I find when I meet her plane?  This jerk here with a wedding ring on his hand and his arm around Ava.  I couldn’t believe it, but no, there’s a ring on Ava’s hand too.  You might have saved his life temporarily, but I swear I’m going to kill him if he thinks he’s taking Ava away from me,” Cole swore, his green eyes turning to fire and the muscles in his shoulders bulging menacingly.                Ava’s mouth fell open in shock and she turned to look up at Rory.  Rory closed his eyes and laughed a little as he shook his head.  “Oh you’re in for it now lass,” he said.                Zoe blinked in surprise and glanced back at Ava, her body relaxing as an amused smile tilted her mouth up.  “Not five seconds Ava and you’ve got men fighting over you.  That has to be record, even for you,” she said, walking over to Rory and kissing his cheek gently.                 Rory wrapped an arm around his wife’s waist, his light green eyes twinkling into hers.  “I’m so grateful we’re married.  Dating is much too dangerous,” he announced before kissing Zoe lightly.                Ava swallowed sickly and glanced at Cyrus.  But his attention was centered on Cole who had watched the interaction between Rory and Zoe in confusion. He blinked a couple times and then turned to stare at Ava.   “Wait . . . what? You said you were dating Rory.  I saw the pictures.  And now he’s married to Zoe?” he asked, sounding relieved.                Ava walked over to stand by her father and looked up at her dad pleadingly.  Harry sighed tiredly and put his hand on his daughter’s shoulder as they faced Cole together.  Cyrus walked over and stood on Ava’s other side, taking her hand in his.                Harry stepped forward and put both of his hands on Cole’s shoulder as he began to tense again as he saw Cyrus touching Ava.  “Cole, so much has happened in the past few weeks.  Zoe is now married to Rory and Ava is engaged to Cyrus.  I hope that you’ll be happy for them because they have my blessing,” he said firmly.                Ava felt the full wave of Cole’s rage as he stared at her, his emotions pouring off of him in wave after wave of anger, disbelief and hurt.  With a howl of rage he turned and leaped into the air, transforming into a large black wolf.                 They all watched Cole streak across the air field and disappear into the trees and all the happiness of being home evaporated. Harry lowered his head and shoved his hands in his pockets for a moment before turning and looking at Cyrus and Ava.                 “Well, we knew he wasn’t going to be happy about it.  Don’t worry though.  Give him a few days of running through the mountains and he’ll calm down.  You have my blessing so he has to accept it.  I won’t put up with any violence where you’re concerned Ava.  You’ve been through too much.  I want your wedding to be perfect.  I’ll have a talk with Cole when he’s calmed down.  No worries, okay?” he said and tried to smile before walking over to his son and wife.                Cyrus stared after Cole with a hard look before stepping forward and pulling Ava into his arms.  He tilted her chin up and they looked quietly into each other’s eyes for a moment before he spoke.  “I’ll talk to him too.”                Ava’s eyebrows snapped together as she gripped the back of Cyrus’s shirt in her fists.  “He just about killed Rory.  What do you think he wants to do to you right now?  We need to leave.  If you don’t want to go to Vegas, let’s go to Washington. Right now.  We’ll just get right back on the plane and keep going. We can stay there until we’re married.  Please Cyrus,” she pleaded.                 Cyrus ran his hand down her hair and pulled her closer to his chest as he leaned his head against hers.  “I’m not scared of Cole Jansen Ava.  I hope he does go for me.  Maybe when he’s lying in a pool of blood he’ll finally realize that you’re mine.”                Ava sniffed angrily and pulled back to look up at Cyrus.  “I’m so tired of violence and blood Cyrus.  I hate it.  The sooner we’re married the better.”                 Cyrus sighed and looked up at the sky.  “We can’t go to Washington Ava.  I’ve been on the phone with my mom for days and she’s already sent out invitations to the entire town.  Our wedding will be in five days in the town park.  She’s so excited and happy.  It would kill her if we cancelled.  Cole doesn’t get to ruin our wedding.  Let Harry calm him down.  You’ll see, he’ll be fine,” he said softly.                Ava leaned her head against Cyrus’s chest again and closed her eyes as his heart beat soothed and calmed her.  “Tell that to Rory’s face,” she muttered.                Cyrus laughed lightly before nuzzling her neck.  “Come on, let’s get home and unpacked.  My mom has dinner waiting for us.”
                Ava watched Cyrus walk away and frowned.  She studied his powerful shoulders and the elegant play of muscles as he moved.  If Cole ever did attack Cyrus, it would be a fair fight.  The two men were equally strong and powerful.  But Cole would have rage on his side.  Cyrus looked back at her and smiled, his eyes lighting up before he turned away again and she relaxed a little.  Cyrus had something Cole didn’t though.  He would be protecting his mate and she knew from experience that Cyrus would do anything to protect her.  Cole could never win.
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October 8, 2013

     So this is the month for letting it all hang out. (Only as far as telling secrets - nothing else)  Okay, are you ready for this?  My name, Katie Lee O'Guinn is a pen name.  I know! So J.K. Rowling, huh? My real name is Shannon Guymon and I've been an author for 14 years.  I've been writing clean romance novels this whole time and wanted to branch out and write Paranormal romance.    
     Here is how I let all my clean romance fans know about Katie Lee O'Guinn:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013(If you insist on calling me to repentance or sending hate mail, please note that I will possibly put you in my next book and your character will be very mean and most likely unattractive.)        So that's how I broke it them.  My werewolf and witch fans, what do you think?  If you're curious about my other books - you should check out my newest romance Trilogy with Layla, Kit and Jane.  Would love to get your feedback.  Here's a link to my other books you might be interested in while waiting for Book #4 in my Taming the Wolf Trilogy.
You Belong With Me  I Belong With You  and My Sweetheart  




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October 2, 2013

Hey Everyone!
I'm offering Freak of Nature, Book 1 in my Lost Witch Trilogy for FREE for the next few days. Check it out here :  http://www.amazon.com/Freak-Nature-Witch-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B009XTVCDS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1380741403&sr=1-2&keywords=freak+of+nature  


And I'm also offering the 1st book in my Taming the Wolf series for FREE.  Check it out here :  http://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Dreams-Taming-Series-ebook/dp/B00CJII238/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1380741495&sr=1-2&keywords=werewolf+dreams+taming+the+wolf

 If you know someone who loves Clean YA Paranormal romance, let them know about it!  Enjoy this beautiful Fall weather while you can.  In the mean time, I'll be starting Book 4 in the Taming the Wolf Series.  Can't wait to find out what happens to Ava and Cyrus!
Take care,
Katie Lee
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