#TeaserTuesday - To Hunt a Moonborn Beast (The Lycanthrope Protection Agency #1) by CJ Ravenna


Today's #TeaserTuesday delivers a sneak peek at CJ Ravenna's new series, The Lycanthrope Protection Agency, with it's first book To Hunt a Moonborn Beast. This book releases on Monday May 15, 2023 and is currently available for preorder on Amazon.

From the Blurb:

This world isn’t kind to werewolves. Especially wolves without a pack.

It’s a lesson that human-werewolf hybrid Max Gallagher learns when he’s abducted by the Moonborn cult. Scared and on the run, Max has learned that the only one he can trust is himself.

Until Agent Gabe Reyes rescues him, and Max finds sanctuary with the wolves of the Lycanthrope Protection Agency. The moment Max catches Gabe’s scent, Max’s wolf knows he’s found his fated mate.

But there’s no room for love in the fight to come. When the cult arrives on the agency’s doorstep, Max and Gabe find themselves in the battle for their lives. The Moonborn will kill to get their hands on Max, and Max fears he may lose Gabe and his found family for good.

Unless Max is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.


From the moment they’d embraced, Gabe’s scent had brought his most treasured memories to the surface of his mind, chasing away the darkness like a candle. He hadn’t understood why Gabe’s scent brought him so much joy. Not until now.

When had it happened? When had the scent of safety, comfort, and home become want, mine—mate?

Cold dread extinguished any joy at finally kissing Gabe. He’d opened the door, unleashing feelings he’d tried so hard to fight. What chance was there that Gabe felt the same way? He pulled back with a thousand apologies ready to pour from his throat. He’d ruined everything.

“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean—I mean, I did mean to, but I shouldn’t have and—Shit.” Gabe blinked at Max with eyes big as the moon itself, his chest rising and falling fast. Max wanted to sink into the floor. “I’ve sort of really liked you for a while, but it’s fine. Everything’s fine.”

No, it wasn’t. A lump formed in Max’s throat. Fuck, he’d let his stupid childish crush ruin their friendship. He couldn’t lose Gabe, he couldn’t. “I’ll go. Okay?”

Gabe took hold of his wrists and Max found himself being pulled back to him. Gabe crushed their mouths together with a low moan, leaving Max frozen but not for long. Relief and joy surged through Max, and he threw his arms around Gabe’s waist, curling his fingers in the fabric of his shirt.

Gabe’s scent blanketed Max, his arms warm and strong as they flew around Max’s shoulders, bringing their bodies together until there wasn’t a single inch of space between them. Gabe’s chest pressed against Max’s, rising and falling fast with every breathless moan and sigh they passed between their lips.

Shifting his hips against Max’s, Gabe coaxed a gasp from his lips. Gabe was hard for him, and Max’s head spun from the realization. They broke apart and Max struggled to catch his breath. Gabe’s sharp teeth captured his lower lip, biting hard as if to devour him piece by piece.

Max rocked his hips, unable to tell if it was him moaning or Gabe as their erections rubbed together through the fabric of their jeans. More. He needed more, and Gabe obliged, slipping his hands into the back pockets of Max’s jeans. Gabe cupped and squeezed him, thrusting Max’s pelvis against his. Gabe parted his lips against his neck, sucking and nibbling.

His stubble scratched Max’s neck and he groaned when he imagined what Gabe’s scruff might feel like against his thighs. Hot, heavy puffs of air dampened his skin, and Gabe’s fangs came out, nipping at the spot between his neck and shoulder—where werewolves claimed their chosen mates.

Max squeezed Gabe’s hair, urging him to stay right there. It wasn’t a full moon but if it were, he thought for sure he’d let Gabe bite him, claim Max as his.  


To Hunt a Moonborn Beast releases Monday May 18, 2023 and is currently availble for pre-order. It will be available as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.