Further to my fabulous news about winning three awards in the Ménage Romances Fans’ Awards (thanks to all my wonderful fans), here is the second book I am highlighting:
‘Torn Between Two Lovers’ – winner of the Ménage Romances Fans’ Awards – Best Paranormal (it also came runner up in Best Contemporary and Best Shapeshifter categories).
This is the second in ‘The Haunt of the Wolves’ series set in a werewolf BDSM club (the first one being ‘Collared by Wolves’). What I liked about doing this series is that since werewolves set themselves apart from the human community (and they are mythical anyway!) I could play around with the rules of BDSM and make it rougher – being wolves they like to bite and claw. Also non-consensual bondage - they chained up any bratty submissive werewolves whether they wanted to be chained up or not as a play on canines being chained.
I also had my first death in this book.
But back to TBTL, what I liked when writing this story was playing off the heroine’s human lover against her werewolf lover. The blurb says it all: The mysterious werewolf entity from ‘Collared by Wolves’ is called on again when lovely submissive shifter Evie Pierce, runs out on her alpha werewolf Dom, tall and hunky Stefan Russell. A handsome human, Jace Talbot, a visitor to the area, who doesn’t know that werewolves exist, rescues her from malicious rogues who attack her in the forest.
As she recovers they begin to fall in love, but Evie has a dilemma. She is torn between Jace and his sensual, romantic ways and her old BDSM life with Stefan, and all the excitement that brings.
A confrontation between the two men leads to a stark realization, horror, and betrayal. This changes all their lives as they struggle to understand what has happened, and then a natural disaster means the two men have to work together. But what will happen once it’s all over? Whom will she choose? Human or werewolf? Gentle or rough?
In order to win her over the human has to show his strength and the werewolf has to show his emotions – both the opposite of their normal selves – so it was fun to play around with character development.
Here’s an excerpt:
The rain lashed at Evie’s face as she exited her car, hitting her cheeks like pinpricks, and she turned away, causing her hair to blow into her eyes. Irritated, she swiped it away with a growl.
Like members of her wolf family, she abhorred storms. It didn’t matter when she was in her wolf self as her fur was thick and waterproof, but when it was turning into a gale like this one was, she instinctively wanted to find her fellow wolves and curl up under the pines, noses tucked in, sharing heat, staying safe.
Instead she was in her human form about to visit Jace.
Things had got better with Stefan. In the last week he had worked hard to refresh her submissive training, and it had been successful. She seemed to have gotten past her fears. In the meantime, he was somehow gentler than he had been before, more caring. It was a welcome surprise. Evie wondered if it was because of the attack or because he feared her leaving him for Jace.
But whether to marry him or not was still up in the air, and she knew he desperately wanted an answer from her. He had even gone as far as telling her that he would take no other submissives if she was his mate as well as his sub.
“Really?” She had been skeptical.
He had cupped her face. “If that’s what it takes for you to be my mate.”
Evie believed him, but somehow, her past jealousies didn’t matter that much-except Brenda. She would always be the thorn in Evie’s side. The issue instead was which of her lovers she would miss more if she had to give one up. That was why she was now standing outside Jace’s front door—to make a decision one way or another.
Reviews include: I really loved this book
If you are still interested here are some buy links:
Tomorrow I will highlight ‘Alien Manhunt’ winner of Best Gay Heroes story.