Good morning, Rebecca York. Welcome to the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writer's blog.
I can't believe finally got you back here again.
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?
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