Surprise! It’s a Shifter Novella!
Today’s Brew: Spiked Punch.
I did something I never thought I was going to do. I wrote about shifters. This story started like most stories start for writers: I got an idea in my head that just wouldn’t leave me alone.
Lions toy with their prey before killing it. But what if her fell for her, instead?
Even though this story came together quickly, I did more research for it than I ever have for any of my full length books. I’ve never been to Colorado. This is the story I climbed a mountain for. Obviously, I’m not a lion or a doe. I had to learn a lot about how these animals behaved. The coolest part was, their natural behaviors really helped guide the story. By letting the characters be true to their nature, it moved the plot forward.
I had a lot of fun writing this, and I’m going to write more. You know, because I didn’t have a full plate or anything to begin with.
Check it out! The story starts on Halloween, making today the perfect day to share it!
She’s not ready to let fate decide her mate…
For centuries, weredeer in the Colorado Mountains have met their fated partner during The Mate. They shift the autumn they’re ready to produce offspring, and spend the rest of their lives with their mate, for better or worse.
But Daphne wants to be able to choose her own fate. In a town overrun by hunters and woods full of predators, it’s dangerous enough to be a weredeer. Yet, living in an arranged marriage seems even riskier.
His instinct is to kill her, but he let himself get too close…
Mountain Lions toy with their prey before killing it. Deer are their main target, and Woodland Park is ripe with choices during The Mate. Leo never expects his prey to shift to a beautiful human girl when he captures her, especially not one he’s had his eye on for a while. He can’t bring himself to hurt her, instead, he drives her wild with pleasure. But he knows he’s not her mate.
When the lions of the mountain learn that Leo is falling for a doe, he’s forced to reveal his true nature to Daphne. Now that she knows she’s fallen for a predator, can she force herself to leave him, or will she listen to her heart and stay with Leo?