Welcome to the web home of Maddy Barone, paranormal romance author. I owe a huge debt to the works of various authors I’ve encountered throughout my life. A book is a relatively cheap way to travel the world and even leave our world for fantasy lands where we can be anyone we want. From chapter books in grade school to young adult books in my teen years to 500 page novels as an adult, books have educated me, given me hours of enjoyment, introduced me to beloved friends, and given my vivid imagination the green light to run wild. As an author, I’d like to give my reader those same things.
What’s going on for Maddy these days?
**Wolf’s Prize Update 6/11/13-I signed the contract this morning. The name has been changed to Ellie’s Wolf to avoid any confusion with Eddie’s Prize. I estimate the release will be in early October. That is only a guess, however. I’ll post as soon as I have a release date!
Writing Update as of 5/15/13- Wolf’s Prize has been submitted to the publisher! You can read the (un-edited) first chapter of Wolf’s Prize here.
June 6-9-Annual Reader & Author Get Together in West Chester, OH
April 19-21 Celebrate Earth Day Blog Hop!
Instead of giving away an e-reader, this time we’re giving away giftcards to the online bookstore of the winners’ choice. Boy, I wouldn’t mind a $75.00 gift card to Amazon myself. Come back on April 19 through the 21 and meet new authors. Get some ideas for your summer reading pile. Win prizes!
March 18, 2013- Eddie’s Prize release!
I am working on my After the Crash crochet throw for the giveaway in March. If you’d like to have a chance to win this afghan, or a sterling silver key necklace, or a mug with all the covers of my books printed on it, or an ARC of Eddie’s Prize, you can do that by joining my newsletter.
December 28-30: Naughty New Year Blog Hop. You can win a Kindle Fire loaded with great books!
Signed the contract for Eddie’s Prize! More details about release dates and deleted scenes to come!
October 19-21: Bloghop with Just Romance Me. Play along for a chance to win a ton of great prizes, including a Kindle Paperwhite ereader! (and a cute little shoulder shawl knit by yours truly) My post will be a short story of Glory and Shadow, one year after the crash.
Works in Progress as of October 2012:
1. Eddie’s Prize. Submitted to publisher on October 24, 2012.
2. Wolf’s Prize. Has been begun. This is the story of the wolf Quill and Taye’s cousin Ellie. I think there will be some humor in this one.
Yes, I will be joining in the Love’s a Beach Blog Hop from August 17th to 19th. There will be dozens of prizes available from free books to gift cards to the grand prize of a Nook GlowLight. Details will be on my blog a few days before hand.
Enter to win a ton of free goodies from The Romance Reviews, including a free download of Sleeping With the Wolf. Click HERE to go to the site.
The Annual Reader & Author Get Together in West Chester OH, May 31-June 2.
6/10/12-This was a blast. I got to meet some of my fave authors in person, and hang out with some of the fab people I met last year. Can’t wait for next year!
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It’s a novella, about 32,000 words. As a new author I had no idea what to expect in sales. I’m no Nora Roberts, and I certainly can’t afford to quit my day job, but my royalties allow me a few extras now and then. I wrote this story as a thank you for my readers who enjoyed my books and told their friends about them. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising there is. Thank you so much!
When a plane crashes fifty years in the future, the survivors learn:
1. Nuclear war destroyed the world they knew.
2. Plague has reduced the female population to a pitiful few and every woman is worth her weight in gold.
3. Werewolves are more than mere legend and they want mates.
Sherry Rowe is one of those survivors and Jumping Stag of the Lakota Wolf Clan is one of these wolves. When the scary wolf turns into a gorgeous naked man and claims her as his mate, Sherry refuses him. But the word No isn’t in a wolf’s vocabulary when he has found his mate. Stag has spent three months being patient and gentle while he tries to persuade Sherry to accept him. But his patience has limits and if gentle wooing doesn’t work, Sherry will find out how far a wolf will go to claim his mate.
Released February 6, 2012! Wolf Tracker – After the Crash, Book 3
Strong, independent Tami was a survivalist and mountain guide in 2014 when she was flung forward fifty years into a post-apocalyptic future where women are worth their weight in gold. She is taken by four men to be their wife, but when she escapes from them they hire the Tracker, a deadly loner from the Clan with a reputation for being able to track anything, to bring her back. But Tami knows how to ride and how to hide, and she leads him on a chase that rouses his admiration. Behind Tracker’s stone-cold face is a man who yearns for a wife of his own. When he catches up with Tami and learns that she is not a willing wife, he knows he can’t give her up.
This scene is after Tracker has found Tami and has taken her to Taye’s den for safety.
Once inside, Tami was immediately taken over by Carla and the Grandmother. Tracker suppressed a twitch of envy when Tami allowed the Grandmother to embrace her. He didn’t notice Taye standing beside him as he watched Tami disappear with the other women into the rec room until his cousin slapped him on the shoulder.
“You found her,” Taye said. “Good. How is she?”
Tracker moved a half step to be able to keep an eye on Tami. The women were sitting her down in front of the big fireplace and fussing over her. It was good to see her being taken care of. Tracker made himself turn away to look at Taye. “She’s…” He paused to think of how to put it. “She’s strong. She’s smart. She’s well enough to ride.”
Taye’s dark eyes were steady. “Uh-huh. You didn’t take her back to her husband,” he said mildly. “Are you just stopping to rest here before you take her back home?”
“No.” Tracker jerked his head to the back of the rec room, where they wouldn’t be overheard even by wolf ears.
Taye followed him to the farthest corner of the rec room and waited with a deceptively calm face for Tracker to speak. But Tracker knew Taye’s calmness was a cover for the beginnings of rage smoldering in his guts. Clan and Pack were lethally protective of women, and Taye must suspect Tami had been ill-used.
“You were right, Taye. She was raped. And not just by Leach. There were four of them who had her. When I found her, she had bruises on her throat where one of ’em choked her while he raped her. The scabs from the ropes around her wrists and ankles are almost healed now, but you can still see ’em if you look.” Tracker forced his rage to simmer quietly instead of boiling over. “Will you look after her here in your den until spring?”
The air was perfumed with Taye’s fury, but he kept his voice level. “She’s welcome for as long as she likes. She’s your mate, isn’t she?”