Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wednesday Writing - My Next Big Thing

When Janine Ashbless asked if I would like to take party in The Next Big Thing I said yes since I have just submitted my latest story and it gives me an ideal opportunity to tell you about it! (And in fact since I first composed this blog the story has now been accepted by Siren Publishing in the last ten hours, due for release in February!!)

So here are some details:

What is the working title of your book?
Collared by Wolves

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It is purely mercenary as it occurred to me that werewolf books sell well as do BDSM as do ménage so this is a combination of all three!

Natasha Talbot, an ordinary human wanting more out of life, ventures into a forest where a club is holding submissive trials, not knowing this is where werewolves practice BDSM.

While at the club Natasha is fought over by two lots of men. Griff Seamer is an alpha werewolf with a reputation for being a rogue. He doesn’t hesitate taking on Ford Chaplin, Max Holman and Callum Lane, three beta wolves who formed a pack as a way of getting the submissive women at the club who normally prefer the alpha men.

During the fight Natasha becomes aware of their shifter natures and runs away. But is she more frightened by the BDSM or their animal aspects? Determined to try again she returns a few nights later, but when she is kidnapped by a pack who like the darker side of BDSM her four men realize they have to work together to rescue her. 

I like have always enjoyed, in my werewolf stories, exploring the animal sides of werewolves and how it conflicts with their human selves. It was fun, therefore, to add a pure human into the mix and show how she reacts, particularly when even BDSM is so far outside of her experience in life so far.

What genre does your book fall under?
As above.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmmm, well, for the heroine someone like Kerry Condon who was in 'Rome'
For the alpha wolf this picture of Manu Bennett looks just right (all pics
are from IMDB website)

For the three betas in order: Nick Haden from 'Meet the Spartans' to be Ford although his hair would have to be darker, followed by Nick Tarabay to be Max and Travis Van Winkle from 'Meet the Spartans' to be Callum - but he's need to have his nose broken at the very least he is too handsome!!

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Four months which is a long time for me but edits for other books got in the way as did holidays and other things!


What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
‘The Last Werewolf’ which was my first ever werewolf story I wrote with fellow writer, Susan Laine, and that one was a ménage too. But fans of my BDSM stories, like ‘Submissive Training’ might enjoy this one as well since it is also about someone new to BDSM.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? 
My first erotic romance was a werewolf story - ‘Shared by Wolves’ by Rena Marks, and this remains my favourite erotic romance to date!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It is intended to be the first of a series of stories set in a werewolf BDSM club called The Haunt – and werewolf BDSM is slightly different in some ways from human BDSM……

The following writers are doing 'Their Next Big Thing over the next week so check them out.


  1. Congratulations on your new book, Collared by Wolves, Jennifer.

    Looking forward to release day.

    Jan x

  2. This sounds like fun! I love the idea of the 3 betas forming a group to get one over on the alphas!