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How Do the Officers of SWAT Celebrate the Holidays? | Paige Tyler

The 17 werewolves/police officers of the Dallas PD SWAT Team—which can mean either “Special Weapons and Tactics” or “Special Wolf Alpha Team,” depending on who you’re talking to—are one big family. And when you throw in each of their mates, friends, and family, the group gets even bigger. And like any family, they love getting together for the holidays and having some fun. So, when Christmas comes around, the whole Pack—extended members and all—gets together and has a party.

What goes on at a Pack party, you ask?

For one thing, they eat. A lot. Seriously, werewolves can really put away the food. Which means the grills and deep fryers are going overtime when this many Pack members get together. Besides the traditional turkey and ham, they grill steaks and burgers, as well as barbecue ribs and chicken. They also have biscuits, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole to go along with all that protein. Dessert, too, of course. Cakes, pies, cookies, brownies—you name it and they’ll probably have it. Who knew werewolves had a sweet tooth?

And we can’t forget the Pack’s resident vegetarian werewolf. Lana, the heroine for WOLF HUNGER, has some special dietary needs that the rest of the Pack are keen to figure out. Even though she’s perfectly happy with all the non-meat side dishes, her mate—Max—is determined to go above and beyond for her. He’s even trying to figure out how to make a veggie-based deep-fried turkey. I’m not sure how he’s going to pull that off, but if anyone can, it’s Max!


After everyone finishes eating, which can take a few hours, they play volleyball. Now that the Dallas Pack is getting so large, that means a lot of people to include. This year they may even have to come up with a bracket system and have a playoff championship series. But it’s all in the name of fun. Yeah, it will probably be a little chilly outside, but since when is a werewolf bothered by a little cold weather?

Once the games are done and everyone gets cleaned up, they head inside for the white elephant giveaway. If you’ve never seen one of these before, it’s a game where you draw a number that decides when you get to select a present from the stack under the tree. None of the presents have tags, so you have no idea what you’re getting. It could be something completely ridiculous! Like the wolf mascot costume one of the guys got.  Even better, everyone who picks after the first person can either choose a gift under the tree or can “steal” one from the people that have already selected. That rule might seem out of place considering the Pack is made up mostly of police officers, but in this case, it’s okay. It’s all about having fun. Oh, and as you probably already guessed, the guy who got the wolf mascot costume was stuck with it!

After the party, everyone goes home with their soul mates and family. As for the alpha werewolves who have yet to find The One yet, they hang around and play more volleyball and wipe out the leftovers!


CVR Wolf HungerABOUT THE BOOK:

She’s all the wolf he’ll ever need

When SWAT Officer Max Lowry meets Lana Mason, he falls fast and hard. He’s positive she’s The One. And Max’s favorite part? Lana’s a wolf shifter too, so they can skip the awkward reveal and head straight to the happily ever after. There’s just one problem: Lana doesn’t know that she’s a werewolf.

To make matters worse, hunters with intent to kill have tracked Lana to Dallas. Max has to figure out how to keep Lana safe, show her who and what she really is—and just how much she means to him.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

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Paige Tyler’s Top 10 Books Of The Moment

 

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Since I write with my husband, I thought we’d do something a little different with this question and give two favorite takes on our favorite books of the moment. That way, it gives you a chance to see what kind of stuff the both of us read, and how those styles sometimes show up in the books that we write together!

 

Paige’s Favorites

The Imperfect Series by Mary Frame (Imperfect Chemistry (Book 1), Imperfectly Criminal (Book 2), Practically Imperfect (Book 3))

If you’re looking for amazing reads with couples you can fall in love with and truly cheer for, you’ll love the Imperfect Series! It’s one of those book series that will have you yelling at the characters to hurry up and get together! It’s obvious that they should be together, so why are they toying with us like this? Each book in series follows a different couple as they go through the trials and tribulations of falling in love, except that Mary seems to find the funniest way for each of them to do it. I love this series so much that I’ve already read it more than once, and will likely keep reading it over and over. Word is she has a new series releasing soon, and I can’t wait!

The Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish Series by G.G. Andrew (Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish (Book 1), (Scary, Lovesick, Foolish (Book 2), and Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish (Book 3).

I might write a lot of romantic suspense and intense, fast-paced action stories, but when I want to relax and chill, give me a little new adult every time. I haven’t read this series yet, but it revolves around Halloween themes and sounds funny, snarky and cute. I’m hoping to get into this series as soon as I can fit it within my writing schedule.

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GIVEAWAY: The Perfect Book Setting by Paige Tyler

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From the very first time hubby and I visited New Orleans and met a man wearing a set of permanently attached vampire fangs, we knew the city was a little different…in the best possible way. You spend any time at all in NOLA and you can’t help but pick up one simple fact—New Orleans is special. There’s an ambience there that’s hard to find anywhere else we’ve ever been.

Walking around the city, you can feel the age and history of the place, see all the unique people and cultures coming together to create an amazing melting pot where you can imagine nearly anything being possible. And if by some chance you’re looking for a place to base a paranormal story, you’d be hard pressed to do better than New Orleans where you can practically feel the magic in the air the second you walk down the street.   

So, when we started writing the Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) Series about a pack of sexy alpha werewolves working as SWAT officers in the Dallas Police Department, we knew we had to give one of those characters a New Orleans backstory. A werewolf from New Orleans? There should probably be a law requiring it!

When we began writing WOLF HUNT, the newest book in the Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) Series, it was amazing how quickly the city itself sucks you in. Typically, you have to dedicate a couple pages to setting up the city environment a story takes place in, but with New Orleans, all you have to do is toss in a few words like Bourbon Street, jazz and blues, Mississippi River, beignet and chicory coffee, and BAM (see what I did there all you Emeril Lagasse fans!) the reader is instantly transported there with the hero and heroine.

In WOLF HUNT, werewolf hero Remy Boudreaux goes back home to face his past, and reunites with his high school crush, Triana Bellamy. The city quickly becomes a supporting character in their romance as a hurricane slowly moves toward the city, tossing their hearts around much the same way it does the muddy waters of the Mississippi.

You could never get that kind of background feeling in another city. New Orleans made WOLF HUNT a book you’ll have a hard time putting down, and an even harder one forgetting.

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Guest Post: Paige Tyler’s Favorite Character From HER TRUE MATCH

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That’s easy. It’s Trevor Maxwell, the snarky, occasionally inappropriate coyote shifter whose been showing up in the X-OPS Series here and there.

Trevor was originally only going to have a bit part in Her True Match, even though his book is coming up next in the series. But then he got involved in checking out a possible hybrid research facility in Maine, and from there, things got a little bit out of hand.

Much of this had to do with the fact that the Department of Covert Operation (DCO) needed to get one of their agents into a psychiatric facility to see if there were some evil people up there trying to cook up a new batch of hybrids. The critical issue at hand here is that the DCO thought the best way to get someone deep inside the facility was if that person needed to be committed. When it came to finding someone who could pull off that role easily, it was Trevor.

Not too sure what that says about him.

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Guest Post: “10 Ways Lacey and Alex Celebrate the Holidays!” by Paige Tyler

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In my newest release Wolf Unleashed (SWAT Series), we get to see how Lacey Barton, veterinarian by occupation, heroine by nature, becomes The One true love for Dallas Police Department SWAT Officer—and werewolf—Alex Trevino. Their story will make you laugh, cry, sigh, and completely fall in love with them.

Now that Lacey and Alex are together, and she’s officially part of The Pack, here are ten things on their holiday to-do list!

  1. This will be Lacey and Alex’s first Christmas together, so they’ll spend the morning lazing around the apartment treating themselves to breakfast in bed, then exchange gifts.
  1. Later, they’ll head over to spend the day with the extended Pack family at the SWAT compound, along with their two dogs, Tuffie and Leo, for Christmas dinner. That means lots of food on the grill with some smokers and deep-fryers to boot. Werewolves eat a lot, so there are going to be enough turkey, burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue to feed an army.
  1. A party at the SWAT compound wouldn’t be a party without playing some volleyball. Alex and the other guys are going to need some exercise to burn off all those extra calories, right? Since it’s Christmas, it’s probably going to be cold outside, but something tells me the SWAT hunks will be taking their shirts off anyway.
  1. After the game, they’ll head inside to exchange presents with family and friends, which now includes the entire extended SWAT family. Because there are so many people, the gifts are typically small, but meaningful.
  1. While Lacey isn’t off from work and the veterinary clinic is closed for the holiday, after the party, she and Alex stop by to check on the animals to make sure they’re all doing okay.

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