Sometimes, characters do the strangest things. They dance around each other in circles, stubborn and insistent on keeping to their usual habits. They’re terribly afraid of change. And even when they notice that the change is good for them, they fight it. In my current WIP, the hero is finally realizing that the heroine is a force to be reckoned with. Smart, witty, and great in a pinch. She improvises like the best of them and she has a sharp eye, which is helpful in the P.I. business. He likes that about her. But he doesn’t like that he likes it.
Still, it doesn’t change the fact that he finds her intriguing, that he wants to spend more time with her. Despite himself (and better judgment), he lets her trail along on all sorts of trips she shouldn’t. She feeds off of the adrenaline. Loves the danger and excitement. And he loves when her eyes sparkle. *awwww* So, he decides that when he goes to his victim’s funeral to scope out one of the major suspects, she could come with him, to better back up the ruse. Plus he has a sexy little black dress he wants her to wear….
Funerals as first dates? I think I’ve gone from ‘romance’ to weird in ten seconds flat. These kids do the darndest things.
On another less morbid note, there is a very exciting book release today with my publisher, Freya’s Bower. She’s a fellow Diva, (and an overall sweet lady). Miss Teresa D’Amario! If you’re looking for something to read this Christmas season, trust me when I tell you she won’t disappoint.
SHEWOLF – Teresa D’Amario
December 18, 2007
A dangerously spirited heroine and a sexy hero combine to make one whirlwind of a read. Teresa D’Amario has crafted a fun, steamy debut! ~ Larissa Ione, multi-published author
Teresa D’Amario has crafted a dynamic romance layered through with passion, provocation, and a mutual respect that is rare between fictional heroes and heroines. I’m especially in awe of this debut author’s SheWolf – Anna sparkles with satisfyingly feminine strength! ~Emily Ryan-Davis Author of the Dragon Queen series
A small town veterinarian has a big time problem. She’s not human.
Plagued as a child with an extra-sensitive sense of smell, strength, and eyesight, Anna Callaway always thought she was special. But she didn’t understand how special until she met Kieran Hunter.
He insists they are True Mates, but he’s not human either. He’s wolven.
Kieran is a protector of his race. No longer the Alpha of his pack, he spends his time searching out and punishing any who may reveal their race to humans. While patrolling, he finds two wolven about to kidnap Anna. He battles to protect her, but is surprised to find himself drawn to her in a way he never expected.
The couple must learn to deal with their differences before they can address their similarities. But when three men kidnap Anna, she must decide if she is to embrace the wolven way of life, or return to her quiet existence. And whether to abandon the man who claims her as his True Mate.
About the Author –
Teresa comes from the time of too many hours of Dark Shadows and Star Trek, and when she read her first paranormal romance, it was like coming home. Less than a year later Teresa completed her first full length novel, followed by several others. SheWolf is her first published novel, but with many more to follow. She lives in NC with her husband and two dogs who believe they are her children. **Shhh. Don’t tell them different.**
Isn’t that cover fabulous too? Freya’s does a great job with their coverart.
I have tomorrow off, so I’m going to try and blitz my WIP to see if I can do about 2k tomorrow. The closer to the end I get, the better. I’m guessing 4-5 more scenes. But I’ve been saying that for over a week and had trouble doing anything. So maybe if I get to bed early tonight, I’ll have a chance. WISH ME LUCK! *crosses fingers*
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By the by, this is the reason I originally wrote a 1940s-50s romance. Pictures like this: and
I’m a huge K.Heigl fan, but these pictures just made me giddy. One of the original inspiration photos for Cinematic Royalty character Bridget Philips:
She looks fabulous in vintage.