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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Game Warden's Mate by A.M. Griffin - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host A.M. Griffin and her new book, “The Game Warden’s Mate,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

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The Game Warden's Mate

The Hunt Book Series

Book One

by A.M. Griffin


GENRE:   Sci-Fi Romance



The Hunter. As the new Game Warden, Xrez Ym’ihla brings patrons from across the galaxy to track prey in a game built to enslave the weak and mate the strong. The business is a long running family legacy and Xrez is determined to succeed as his father had before him. He hadn’t meant to let one human occupy his thoughts, mind, and body.

His lies may come back to haunt him, but if he reveals the truth, he’ll ruin his chance to capture the heart of the one he wants.

The Prey. Esme Valdez had her entire life planned from an early age. As a chemist, her life was average and mundane, just the way she liked it. Until the impossible happened. Never did she imagine being abducted by aliens and forced to participate in a survival of the fittest game called The Hunt. If she survives and makes it to the end, she’ll be freed. If not, she’ll be forced to mate the one who captures her.

Esme is determined to win at all costs, even if it means putting her trust in a sexy alien who taunts her in the most delectable way.

Their love was built on betrayal. Can she trust him with her heart and life?



“Property,” she said, finally finishing her sentence. She didn’t recognize anything. Not a God. Damn. Thing. “We aren’t on my property.” Her voice didn’t sound right on her ears.

“So you didn’t kidnap me and give me this fancy new BDSM collar?” He tugged on something about two inches wide and silver around his neck.

Esme fumbled at her neck, finding a collar of her own. It felt like metal, not thick, but seemed sturdy and cold on her skin. Her fingers trembled as she followed around the circumference. There wasn’t a way to unhook it. Her breathing picked up. Her chest heaved.

This was wrong. So very wrong.

The man shrugged. “I mean, if you’re into BDSM, I won’t judge you. But as I said, I’m through with all the weird shit.”

Esme clenched her fists in frustration. Tears welled in her eyes. Her heart felt like it was one beat away from exploding. “Hey, nitwit, this isn’t just about you. I think we’re all in the same boat here. I woke up probably the same time you did and just assumed I was home, because,” a hysterical chuckle left her mouth, “where else would I be on a friggin’ Friday night?”

“Hate to break it to you, but it’s Sunday night. I just played Comerica Park in Detroit.”

Esme frowned and shook her head. “No, I’m positive. The last thing I remember is coming home from work and thinking about binging on Netflix. It’s what I do every Friday night.”

He snorted. “Well, that’s sad.”

“Hey! We all can’t play at Comerica Park.” She exhaled loudly. “What is that anyway and why are you dressed like an over the top rock star?”

She’d heard of Detroit, even visited once when she’d lived in the United States to attend college. Her mom had a distant cousin who’d live near the United States and Canada border, and she’d spent a Christmas with them instead of flying all the way home to Mexico.

The rockstar guy brushed off his pants and straightened his clothes. “It’s called ‘stage presence,’ baby.”

“Oh, my God. Can you guys keep it down? Some of us are trying to sleep,” came a tired voice from a shadowy corner.

Rockstar guy held up his hand and pulled each finger down slowly.

New guy scrambled to his feet. He was a lot bigger than rock star guy and bigger than most men she knew. He had on army fatigues, military boots, and dog tags hanging from his thick neck. He scowled. “Wait. Where the hell am I?”

Rockstar guy smirked and dropped his hands. “And there it is.”



Hello Party People! For those who don’t know me, I’m A.M. Griffin and for those who do, (in a very sinister voice) “So, we meet again”. I’ve been published since 2012 and whew, it has been a wonderfully, wild ride. While I’ve dabbled writing in other genre’s Sci-Fi Romance is my jam.

If you’ve read my books, you’ll know that I like a good, strong heroine. The heroine doesn’t have to start off strong, or even think she’s very strong, but through the course of the book she’ll discover that she’s quite the bada$$ and not to be underestimated. Honestly, I don’t know which I prefer, writing a character who’s a force to be reckoned with right out the gate or one who has to find herself through the course of the story. Both has its advantages.

The force to be reckoned with at the start heroines are fun to write. Those heroines hit the ground running. If you’ve read Dangerously Mine (Eva), Dangerously Hers (Jess), Lover Claimed (Meisha), Hunted by the Alien Prince (Payton), Hunted by the Alien General (Adya), then you know what I’m talking about. Each of these heroines come across as very capable. Eva is a martial arts expert, Jess was sold and escaped from an alien brothel, Meisha’s father has been running from a Japanese gang all her life and he’s taught her how to take care of herself, Payton is on the run from an abusive ex and has taken safety measures to ensure her life and Adya is an Alien General whose sister is working to overthrow her. They are all crafty, smart, and confident. With them there’s no middle ground. Something in their life in the past has made them who they are, and they are standing firm on the characteristics that have gotten them through those tough times. They are usually stuck in their ways and while we know they’re stubborn, we really want them to open up and drop the mighty woman act and let their hero’s love them. In these stories we’re rooting for the hero to stick through their heroine’s BS.

The heroines who have to find their strength like those in Dangerously Yours (Saia), Dangerously His, Dangerously Forever (Ally), Shifter Claimed (Trudy), The Game Warden’s Mate (Esme), Hunted by the Alien Vampire (Miranda), and The Alien King’s Desire (Atlanta), aren’t weak or anything, but they’re more on the timid side and unsure of themselves. In these stories we’re watching their journey into bada$$’s in real time. While we’re still rooting for the relationship between them and their hero’s, we’re mainly rooting for them to find their voice and rise from whatever life has thrown at them (me, I’m life lol) and perceiver. There’s these “You can do it!” moments throughout the story that I get hyped for. What I want readers (and myself) to glean from these heroines is that we are all strong and capable. Yes, bad things can happen. Yes, we can be thrown out of our element. And yes, we will not only pull through, but we will do it so spectacularly that in the end, we wonder how we could have ever doubted that the outcome could have been anything less than favorable.

In The Game Warden’s Mate, Esme is a little nerdy scientist from Mexico who was a child prodigy and who also didn’t have a lot of friends her age because of it. I mean, I sent this girl from Mexico to an Ivy League University when she was still a kid! So, while there’s no doubt that she’s book smart, we know from the jump that her interpersonal skills are severely lacking. In her story, she’s completely thrown for a loop when she’s abducted from Earth and sent to an alien planet to participate in The Hunt (a game where species from all over hunt the prey for fun and if caught, they have all rights over the prey). We watch her going from wanting to stick with another abductee because he’s a Marine in the first third of the book to realizing that she has to be strong on her own in the next third and the final third is all about her kicking butt and taking numbers. And it’s in these stories that we are more focused on their growth and we’re questioning if the hero is even good enough for them. Which is the opposite from the stories where the heroine is already strong. In those books we tend to question if our heroine is good enough for our heros because she is usually so unbending that we want to shake her through the pages and declare, “Girl! He’s a good man/alien/shifter. Drop your ego and give love a chance!” LOL

While every author writes the characters that’s in their heart, I try to give a voice mainly to those two types as I find that I resonate with both. Which I feel is a large part of being a growing and always evolving human being. One day I can be this total bada$$, nothing or no one can deter me from my goal or path, and others, I can be this unsure person who questions myself over every small decision. It’s life and it’s living and I wouldn’t have it any other way.



A.M. Griffin is a mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.





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