Good morning, Rebecca York. Welcome to the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writer's blog.

I can't believe finally got you back here again.

Rebecca tells all.

We all know our type–the members of the opposite sex who turn us on just by their looks. I know that shaved chests are in on book covers. But I like a guy with hair on his chest. And when I write a love scene, my heroine’s probably going to run her fingers through that pelt.

Did that lead to my obsession with werewolves? An interesting connection. But it’s not the reason why I groove on shape-shifters. I can pin that on a writer named Jack Williamson. When I was fifteen I read his DARKER THAN YOU THINK. He did his werewolves so well that he made me want to be one. Much later I read another book called THE WOLF’S HOUR, by Robert McCammon. And I was captivated again.

I was lucky enough to write a werewolf series of “Moon” books for Berkley. And when I came up with the idea for an indie series, DECORAH SECURITY, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, I decided to make the first one a werewolf book.

Then I realized that if I was diving into a new venture, it would be better to launch with more than one.

But I also wanted to get the project off the ground within a year, which was why I wrote a short story, AMBUSHED; a novella, CHAINED; and the werewolf novel, DARK MOON.

The hero of DARK MOON is a sexy werewolf named Cole Marshall, send undercover with Emma Richards to rescue the daughter of a millionaire being held captive on an ocean liner whose owner has turned the ship into a palace for kinky pleasure.

The dangerous, steamy atmosphere of the Windward propels Cole and Emma into each other’s arms. But can they complete their mission before the owner of the ship discovers their identities and has them killed? Will they get caught up in the mutiny already in progress when they arrive. And how do they cope when the bad guys capture them naked?

I set up DECORAH SECURITY to give myself a wide range of story possibilities. CHAINED starts with a heroine on the run, hiding out at a ranch near Sedona, Arizona. I was thinking I’d make the hero of CHAINED a very sexy ghost, a former Decorah agent killed in the line of duty. But how do you have a happy-ever-after with a phantom? I considered having his consciousness transferred to some other guy. In CHAINED, I think I came up with a much more interesting idea, where I used one of the Sedona vortexes, places of power in the desert, to bring my hero back to life.

Last, but not least, is AMBUSHED, where hero Jordan Stone has a sixth sense for danger. He’s going to need it to save the life of federal witness Elizabeth Bannerman. But he’s not only fighting the bad guy. He’s also fighting his notion of right and wrong, which could prevent him from giving in to his attraction for Elizabeth.

I’ve already got two more ideas for DECORAH SECURITY books. With two more sexy heroes. Well, three, because the hero of the second one’s got a brother who’s going to play a strong secondary role, then go on to his own story.

Do you like reading series? If so, what attracts you to them?

There is free book to be won, one of Rebecca's Light Street Intrigues. Comment for a chance to win!


  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 15, 2012 at 10:39 PM  

    Wow! Rebecca you had me with the first cover. They are all great. These are definitely going to go on my to be read e-stack. We're glad to have you return to visit with us, even if you prefer furry to fuzzy.

    Tell us more about your decision to indie publish this fantastic new series.

  2. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 15, 2012 at 10:46 PM  

    Zipped over to Amazon and snapped up the novella! Happy happy, a day off and a new series to begin reading!

  3. Barbara Monajem // January 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM  

    I like series as long as they don't get too long. About four or five in one series is usually enough for me.

    I don't often read shifter novels, but once in a while is fun...and since I love short reads, Ambushed sounds perfect!

  4. Mary Marvella // January 16, 2012 at 2:02 AM  

    This party started early!

  5. Judy // January 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

    Welcome to the Fuzzies, Rebecca! Your stories sound wonderful and, yes, I love series. It gives me the ability to be drawn into the characters in a way that makes me feel like family. Congrats on your new series. Good luck with it!

  6. Rebecca York // January 16, 2012 at 10:31 AM  

    Hi, everybody.
    I'm glad to be here.
    Long series? I guess the series clues me in that it's a book I want to read. My series don't usually have a mystery running through a bunch of books. They're connected by the group of people I'm writing about. (Like the gang at 43 Light Street or my Marshall werewolves.) I do like to read stories that go back to the same town or the same detective agency. Or something like Clive Cussler's guys at NUMA.

  7. Rebecca York // January 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM  

    I will be dividing my time today among editing my Carina novella (part of a series due at the end of the month, answering your questions, and looking at refrigerators on line. Did you know that a standard refrigerator is 35 inches wide? And the space I have is only 33, which limits what I can get. Of course, because I also do a lot of cooking (used to write cookbooks), I have two refrigerators in the kitchen. (One's dead right now and the other is so stuffed that I can't find anything.) So that's two 33-inch refrigerators. I am thinking that I should not get two the same. I want French doors and a bottom freezer. There's a LG w/ two bottom freezer drawers, but it's more expensive than anything else. Perhaps not worth the price, although MOST reviews are good.

    Now back to editing!

  8. Pamela Varnado // January 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM  

    Rebecca, thanks for joining us again. Your covers are fantastic! I've always enjoyed your stories and look forward to reading your new novel and short stories.

    When I hear an author has written a series my interest is instantly piqued. Secondary characters are often interesting, and I'm usually on pins and needles as I wait for their stories to be released.

    And you are so right...I love my man with a little hair on his chest also.

  9. Beth Trissel // January 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM  

    Welcome Rebecca. We are honored to have you on the Fuzzies. Your series sounds super. Scarlet you are so funny with your 'furry' rather than 'fuzzy.'

  10. Mary Ricksen // January 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM  

    I have to admit to always having a thing for werewolves myself. It wasn't the old movies that did it. It's the fact that I am crazy about canines. It's not a far stretch to imagine my handsome Shepherd as an equally handsome man with big golden eyes. So I'm with you on that topic. Guilty of feeling that deep connection to nature and animals that makes it easy. Hasn't your dog ever done something so human you had to step back and say Whoh! There you go! Thanks for blogging with us!

  11. Rebecca York // January 16, 2012 at 5:46 PM  

    My dogs are cats. And yes, they sometimes act very human. I call them cat people.

    Yes, I do feel that connection to nature.

  12. Bianca Swan // January 17, 2012 at 9:56 AM  

    Rebecca, your covers are fantastic. I do like reading series. Your new series sounds fascinating. Like the one about the ghost and Sedona vortex

  13. Rebecca York // January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM  

    Thanks. I love them all, but the Sedona one is my favorite.

  14. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM  

    Rebecca, we bouught a new LG dishwasher about 6 months ago and we love it. I've heard soem very good reports about the washer/dryers, but haven't heard any on the Frig. The quality is very good on the dishwasher. You'll have to drop back by and let us know which one you went with.

  15. Rebecca York // January 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM  

    I'd have more refrigerator options if I had a larger space. Stupid me, I didn't know that today's refrigerators would mostly be 35 inches wide. sigh

  16. Mary Marvella // January 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM  

    I don't enjoy shopping for appliances. I'd love to search your refrigerators. I know I'd find treasure. (No dead bodies, I hope!)

  17. Rebecca York // January 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM  

    Yes, I hate shopping for appliances. I spent a lot of time on this refrigerator thing. I decided to get a Whirlpool w/ French doors and a bottom freezer. Well, to be honest, two Whirlpools, since I actually have two refrigerators, at opposite ends of my kitchen, and I needed them to look similar. (I had two older models, one of which broke.) So my refrigerator is currently messy and stuffed to the gills. Looking forward to getting organized again and relieved to have made a decision. The big problem was that modern refrigerators are 35 or 36 inches wide and my old ones were smaller, with only a 33 inch space for each of them to fit into. This significantly limited my options. Today my handy guy took off the cabinets over each of them because the old ones were also shorter. So my kitchen is currently kind of a mess.

  18. Rebecca York // January 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM  

    Pretty sure the next thing to go will be my clothes dryer. Then I'll have to get a new washer and dryer.

    Or maybe it will be one of the old microwaves. Yeah, I have two of THEM too.

    Already replaced furnace and AC recently.

  19. Josie // January 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM  

    Thanks for visiting the Pink Fuzzies. We are thrilled to have you here.
    Wow-your writing and ideas are fantastic.

  20. Rebecca York // January 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM  

    Thanks so much! Yes, I can't turn off the ideas.

  21. Mary Marvella // January 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM  

    Rebecca, I can't believe you tempted fate with you comments about which appliances would die next. I shiver to think about how old mine are. I LOVE OLD APPLIANCES THAT WORK, YES I DO.

  22. Rebecca York // January 20, 2012 at 1:13 AM  

    Agreed. I have two refrigerators. The one that's still working is the older one. The washer and dryer are also old.