I am so excited to announce that Wolf’s Princess is available now!
Rose Turner was only sixteen years old when she was flung fifty years into a post-apocalyptic future and claimed by a teenage wolf shifter. When she refused his claim, Sky Wolfe left the den and moved to Omaha, intending to return when she turned eighteen to renew his courtship. Now, eight years later, in the final installment of the After the Crash series, Rose is an old maid with a pack of wolf shifters guarding her from other men. She wants a husband and children, and since Sky has ignored her all these years she decides to find a man to love on her own.
Sky has been busy in Omaha, where women are commodities, working to change the laws that oppress them. Victory is at his fingertips when he receives word his mate is husband shopping. Can he free Omaha’s women and woo his mate? Or will he have to choose between them? Read the breathtaking conclusion to this series, in which a group of plane crash survivors learn to live in a future that is nothing like their past.
Can you believe it is August already?? I have to say this is one of my least favorite months of the year. By this time the joy of warm weather has worn off, and I’m dying for some cool air. It’s too hot to work on my knitting or crocheting or spinning (there’s something so repulsive about having a pound of wool yarn or fleece spread over my lap when it’s so freaking hot outside), and sewing a renaissance costume is out too. The yards of fabric, the heat of the iron and sewing machine… Yuck. Of course, this August will be a little nicer for me because Wolf’s Princess comes out tomorrow. One of the best things to do when the weather is hot is read. I’m going through my kindle but can’t seem to find anything I really want to read. 41 book unread on my kindle, and not a one appeals to me!! This might be because I’m DYING to read some that aren’t out yet. For instance…
That’s only three books, which won’t keep me reading for an entire 30 days. I’m always looking for good reading material, but my budget tells me I can’t afford to buy every book that catches my eye. I like to rely on friends to recommend stories they enjoyed. I like historical, fantasy, science fiction, inspirational, and some Young Adult, as long as it’s a good story and there is at least an element of romance. I love Anne Bishop, Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Wen Spencer, and Sharon Lee/Steve Miller among others. Help me out. What stories or series do you recommend?
Cassandra S. and Ellen F.!!
Thank you, everyone, for your kind and encouraging comments. There is nothing like a little praise to rev up the creative juices. I’m off to work on Kit and Olivia’s story for next week’s Tuesday Teaser
Rose turned her head on the pillow to look at Sky and found him looking back at her with a half-smile of smug male satisfaction. A week ago that expression would have driven her to smack him, but right at this moment she admitted he was entitled to look like that. He hadn’t given her sex; he had made love to her.
That is a tiny snip from Wolf’s Princess. Would you like to read the whole thing before the book comes out on Monday, August 3? Just leave a comment below. I will be drawing two winners at 7pm central time on Friday, July 31. Who wants a little reading material for the weekend?
I’ve had a few people ask me what was next on my plate now that the After the Crash series is wrapping up. I’ve had a few ideas.
For instance, I want to write an inspy contemporary Christmas novella tentatively called Under A Christmas Star. It takes place in northern Minnesota. A woman runs into the man who had a crush on her back in high school and finds he’s improved tremendously. My plan was to write it during June through August, send it to the editor in September, and publish it in October. I have a rough outline, but I can’t seem to concentrate on it when it’s so hot outside, so maybe that will be for next year.
Another idea is to write a story called Dream Lady that takes place in the same world as After the Crash, but 100 years later, in Japan. The people living there are descendants of Japanese Yakuza and American soldiers stationed in the area, and the culture has evolved into a very rigid samurai code. The hero, the lord of one of the largest clans, has been dreaming of a certain woman since he was a teen. He’s always accepted that he has a vivid imagination, but one day he sees her, arranges her kidnapping, and begins his assault on her virtue.
Then there is a fantasy romance series I want to write where women from our world somehow fall through windows to other realms. They are fighters in a medieval historical re-enactment group, so they know how to fight with swords. Each of them lands in a different kingdom. Some of them are able to take jobs as guards or warriors, some are captured and sold as slaves. All of them find love with the perfect man.
And then there is a stand-alone Young Adult novella called The Stinger’s Lady. It takes place in a mythical Empire called Helta. Imagine a blend of Roman Empire and Victorian England. Lisell Schulte is the bored daughter of a nouveau rich Imperial merchant about to be presented to society. Prince Merid is the younger son of barbarian royalty whose kingdom the Empire was never able to conquer. Merid gets into a bit of trouble with the Imperial Honor Guard and is rescued by Lisell. He falls completely in love with her and will do anything to win her for his princess.
I’ve been taking a little break from writing. I know so many authors who work a full time job, wrangle their families, and write three or four books a year. I don’t know how they do it! I’m exhausted writing only one or two books a year, and I don’t even have children to take care of! Hats off to all those ladies. I think my break from writing needs to come to an end now.
So what should I write? Which sounds most appealing to you?
Wolf’s Princess is the book I’ve been looking forward to writing since I first introduced Sky as a naked-except-for-an-apron teenager in Sleeping With the Wolf. Well, that’s not quite true. At that point he was a minor character that I didn’t actually expect to see much of. Honestly, I had no idea that Rose Turner was on the plane, much less that Sky’s wolf would claim her in Wolf’s Glory. And it took me a while to find out who he was and why the heck he was still in Omaha. He had to grow up and so did Rose. I have to say, I like who he turned out to be, although at the beginning of Wolf’s Princess he’s a little bit of a jerk. Rose didn’t make it easy for him either. By the end, though, he’s just about perfect. I was careful to write Wolf’s Princess so it could stand alone. So even if you haven’t read the other books in the series I hope you’ll be able to enjoy it. I am looking forward to finding out how you all like this story. It is one of my favorites in the series.
This is the last book in the After the Crash series (ahem, except for Kit and Olivia, and maybe a Christmas short). I’ve lived in this world and with these characters for over five years now. It’s actually hard to leave them. But all good things must end, and I’m finishing this series with a party. You all, the readers, have given me a lot of joy with your reviews, emails and comments. Every writer wants readers to enjoy their books. To thank you, I’m going to be giving away a bunch of prizes like (insert Game Show Host voice)
A $50.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!!
DOWNLOADS OF MY BOOKS INCLUDING WOLF’S PRINCESS!!
A $25.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!
MORE DOWNLOADS OF WOLF’S PRINCESS!!