Embracing the Wolf


Werewolves come in two categories, good and evil. Although Richard Ritter’s family has encouraged him to make the change for years, he never considered embracing his wolf until he met Kate Davis. One night with her, however, and his life changes forever.

After a horrifying evening of violence, Kate Davis’ life is turned upside down. Richard offers more than security; he offers her passion, something she hasn’t experienced in years. Falling in love with him was easy, but once she learns what he becomes every month her fear of the unknown threatens their future.


Richard stopped Kate before she could follow. His dark eyes searched hers.

“How are you holding up?”

Richard appeared to be watching her like an uncertain child on their first day of school. “My life is spinning out of control.” Her words expressed her frustration. “I don’t know you, I don’t know your family, yet here I am… at your mercy.”

“If there was another way…”

“Is there?”

He shook his head. “None that I can see. You and Joey will be safe here.”

“For how long, Richard?” Kate swallowed the knot in her throat. She didn’t want to cry again. She was tired of crying yet her eyes burned all the same.

He moved closer, caught her chin, and forced her eyes to his. “As long as it takes.”

“I don’t want to impose.”

“You’re not an imposition,” he assured her.

She could see the sincerity of his emotion. His caring eyes made her believe him. She didn’t understand his motives. Why did he care what happened to them?

Richard stroked the pad of his thumb over her cheek, his lips parted as if he wanted to say something. He didn’t. Instead, his head dipped lower, his eyes questioned.

Oh, God. He’s going to kiss me, she thought. Part of her wanted to back away, a very small part of her. The bigger part, however, wanted nothing more than to feel his lips on hers. Butterflies warmed her belly.
Anticipation rushed through her veins. How long had it been since a man had kissed her?

The Book

Embracing the Wolf
The Ritter Werewolves, Novella Two
March 2012, Second Edition
eBook Only


“Richard and Kate’s story was so intoxicating. I was deliriously drunk on their instantaneous chemistry.”

“Full of humor, action, lust and of course, hunky werewolves that will keep you entertained.”

“Ms. Bybee weaves a thrilling and alluring tale that you won’t be able to put down until it’s finished.”

“This book was an epic one!”

“She [Bybee] is somehow able to create likable characters that draw the reader into their lives and get them emotionally involved in the outcome in only 177 pages.”

“This was a sweet, sexy story with paranormal overtones.”

“Recommended for anyone who loves a good shifter romance and a heroine that refuses to be dictated to by her libido or commit the ultimate sin of being `too stupid to live’.”

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