Happy Book Birthday, Celebrate Me!
PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Undead Duo is on vacation! We have stockings to stuff and cocoa to spike. We’ll catch you in the new year!
Happy book birthday to Delaney and Shea! It’s Christmas in Sawtooth Forest!
This one feels like it’s been a long time coming, and in a way, it has. I’ve always written, but more importantly, I’ve always told myself stories. When I couldn’t sleep because I was stressed out about things I couldn’t fix in the middle of the night, I made up characters and a plot to get my mind off my shiz. Originally that story was Callie and Tristan from Because the Night, but once I wrote their story, I had to find a new couple, because anything I came up with I had to write down for later use.
Enter Delaney and Shea. I told myself I’d never write their story, because I needed something that belonged to me. But when I created the story arc for Sawtooth Shifters, I knew they’d fit perfectly for the Christmas installment. Celebrate Me was born.
Delaney really surprised me as a character. She wanted this happily ever after. And if anyone has ever deserved one, it’s Delaney. She has a terrible past but she never gave up. I’d write a scene and she’d do something I’d never expect, but when I read it over, I realized that she really wanted to whatever it was that I didn’t anticipate. It was an awesome lesson for me, not to make assumptions about what other people want. Not to limit their futures based on their past.
Shea and Delaney are complete opposites on paper, but they really couldn’t be more perfect for one another. Both are misunderstood, both have trouble communicating, and both of them need someone to give them a chance.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
Shea Lowe has a bad reputation.
After years of throwing punches first and asking questions later, he’s hit a dead end. Notorious in Sawtooth Forest’s underground fighting ring, Shea wants out. Volunteering at Forever Home’s new farm is his only chance of getting another job on a ranch. But first, he’s got to prove that he can be trusted.
Delaney wants a voice.
Selective mutism made it sound like Delaney chose to be silent, but she didn’t choose to spend seven years locked in a cage. Forever Home is the last place she should’ve been sent for rehabilitation. But when a reckless, misunderstood werewolf treats her in a way she’s only dreamed possible, she realizes there’s no place else she’d rather be.
Delaney shows Shea that actions speak louder than words, and he vows to give her the one thing she’s never had–a joy filled Christmas with a real family. But Delaney must decide if she can accept Shea’s past if they have any chance at a future.
This is an EXPANDED VERSION of Celebrate Me (originally featured in Sugar, Spice, and Shifters)… More Shea, more Delaney, more Sawtooth Shifters! Includes deleted scenes and an alternate ending.
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1WKxMDX
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1IRa1sT
Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1IRMlV6
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1Z9RCM7
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1YcUQRN