About Today's Author:
What drew you to write about shifters?
I've always been a horror fan and werewolves are my second favorite to vampires. When I was a kid, werewolves frightened me, but vampires never did. Only when I started discovering werewolves who retained their human mind when they shifted did I start to view them as romantic characters. Ever since then, they've been among my favorite types of heroes to write about.
What’s your favorite type of shifter to write about?
I'd have to go with werewolves, although I wrote a now out of print series about shapeshifting winged centaurs that I enjoyed writing as much as any werewolf story.
How about reading? Do you have a favorite type of shifter to read?
Werewolves! I love the fangs and hair.
Do you have some favorite authors of shapeshifter books?
Alice Gaines is one of my favorites for her motorcycle shifters. I also love the Dawg Town prairie dog shifters series. Lots of great shapeshifter authors there. Probably my favorite shifter story is Taneika, Daughter of the Wolf by R. Casteel. There are so many others I could list as well.
Tell us a little bit about your shifter “world”.
I have several, but the most recent is the world of my Fangs and Fists series. It's an alternate reality in which demons have taken over the world and use werewolves for entertainment in gladiatorial matches. It's a modern setting with a dark paranormal twist.
What’s next for you when it comes to writing about shapeshifters?
I'm currently working on a new stand alone werewolf story about a shifter who has lost his powers.
In a futuristic world ruled by demons, werewolves are enslaved to fight in gladiatorial matches for the amusement of their evil masters.
Kiara remembers what life was like living free -- before she was taken by demons and bred to gladiators so that the new generations of wolves would retain their ferocity but forget their freedom. Mated to top gladiator Grit, she has a son with this surprisingly gentle lover who is also planning their escape. When Grit is killed in the arena, his close friend Bolt upholds his promise to protect Kiara and the cub.
Bolt and Kiara have loved each other from the moment they met, but they buried their feelings because she was mated to his best friend. When Grit dies, despite their guilt, Bolt and Kiara surrender to their desire for each other. Will their love be strong enough to help them win freedom from their evil masters?