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Shifter Week Day 2: Our favorites

There is just not enough days in Shifter Week to cover all of our favorites but Greta and I did want to take this chance to share some of our auto-buys.

Maya Banks

Maya has two shifter series out right now, as well as one book that is a stand alone. In the Falcon Mercenary Group, you have a group of soldier that were exposed to a gas that left them with the ability to shift. Plenty of action and suspense! In the Wild series, you have Golden Eyes and Amber Eyes. These books are about two women whose spirit guides allow them to shift into large cats. This series is hot enough to steam! The stand alone is Love Me Still. I don’t think I have the words to describe this one. It has a wolf shifter clan and it is about the long road to  forgiveness. Regardless of which Maya Banks’ book you read, you will always get a story that tugs at the heart strings.


Lauren Dane

What can I say about Lauren’s Cascadia Wolves series? You have insanely hot alpha male heroes, vulnerable heroines who are not afraid to kick ass when the situation calls for it, and some fantastic world building that leaves me panting for the next book. Hot, hot, freaking hot! There is currently 6 books in the Cascadia Wolves and one book in the spin-off series, La Vega Cats. Did I mention that they are hot?


Shelly Laurenston aka G.A Aiken

Shelly has so many shifter series out there that I’m not even going to make an attempt at listing them all. I know I would forget one. She has wolves, lions, wild dogs, bears, hyenas, hybrids, and dragons. Basically, whatever breed of shifter you are looking for, you can find it in a Shelly book. Well, as long as it’s not a were-bunny. The residents of Shifterville will laugh at you then ;) These books are my pick-me-up. With every new or reread, I find myself laughing until I cry. I love this series!



In addition to the fabulous prizes that our guests are giving away this week, Greta and I wanted to do a Shifter Week grand prize as well. One person will be winning a $25 gift certificate to All Romance ebooks. The rules for the grand prize are simple. For each post you comment on (including this one), you will get one entry in the contest. We will have five posts, so you can have up to five entries. On Sunday March 21, we will draw the winner.

So, now we have discussed some of our favorites, what are yours?

Kicking off Shifter Week at Red Rock Pass!

Cry Sanctuary

Keith Winston has come home to Montana to find peace. Instead, the veteran warrior finds himself fighting pressure to become the alpha’s right hand. His attraction to a new wolf on the run sucks him into yet another battle between his instincts and his heart.

Abigail Adler knew nothing about werewolves–until she became one. Red Rock is her only refuge, but she chafes under its rigid rules. Except when it comes to submitting to the passion Keith stirs in her body. With her sister in danger, though, they will both have to risk breaking all the rules.

Sanctuary Lost

Brynn Adler hates feeling helpless and vulnerable. But that’s right where she is…in a world of werewolves. Worse, her sister Abigail is one of them. The pack wants to send her packing, yet she’s unwilling to leave–her sister, or the one man who makes her forget her life is falling apart.

Joe Mitchell knew getting involved with Brynn was a bad idea. A supernatural war is no place for a human, and he’s not about to let her make a decision that will bring pain and regret. Now all he has to do is let her go.

Lillie: Hi everyone. We are at Red Rock Pass today and Keith Winston, one of the stars of Sanctuary by Moira Rogers, has been kind enough to grant us an interview.

Keith, thank you so much for allowing us to visit. Can you tell us a little about Red Rock?

Keith: Sure. It’s a nice enough little town, if you’re not too hot on the modern conveniences. Magic keeps most people out, but that keeps out other things like high-speed internet, outlet malls and movie theaters. We live pretty far off the grid…but if you’re a werewolf on the run, that’s pretty much where you have to live.

Lillie: What is your job within the pack?

Keith: I’m an enforcer. Which means I do what my alpha tells me to…unless I forget to ask permission first. That always tends to come back and bite me in the ass though.

Lillie: What was your first impression of Abby? Was it love at first sight?

Keith: Well that’s a pretty personal question, but I wasn’t thinking much about love that first time. She was tough and brave, but she was in trouble, and she’d been through a lot of shit. Plus, my alpha would have kicked my ass if I’d taken advantage of someone in a tough spot like that.

Abby: I think he almost did anyway.

Keith: Thinking is not doing.

Lillie: Abby? What did you think of Keith?

Abby: He’s hot, and he showed up to rescue me from certain death. I think I just thought, “Oh yes, one of those, please.”

Keith: This is kind of embarrassing. Which means we’ve got about five seconds before Joe shows up to listen.

Lillie: What’s the best and worst thing about living with a group of werewolves?

Joe: No privacy. Everyone knows everyone else’s business.

Keith: See? I knew he’d be here any minute to mock my pain. Which I suppose is the upside of living with a group of werewolves–they may show up to mock your pain, but if the bad guys come to town, they show up just as quick to help you fight them off.

Lillie: I’m sure everyone has heard the Hollywood myths about werewolves. Did they get anything right?

Abby: Howling at the moon, that’s not a myth.

Brynn: Getting furry with the full moon isn’t either. Though it’s more wolf than wolfman.

Joe: Carnivorous tendencies. Don’t forget those. But we reserve it for steak, not people.

Keith: Most of us, anyways.

Lillie: Brynn, as the newest member of this group, what has been the most difficult transition?

Brynn: The lack of privacy. Wolves have killer hearing and pretty good senses of smell, and sometimes they don’t realize that it’d be polite to pretend they’re not using them.

Lillie: Joe, do you have any advice for those wanting to come to Red Rock?

Joe: For a visit or to stay? First off, no one could ever find us. And if you want to stay… Well, let’s just say I’m a big fan of knowing what you’re getting yourself into.

Brynn: He’s not kidding.  He’s a little pigheaded about it, in fact.

Lillie: What do you all hope the future holds for Red Rock Pass?

Abby: A little peace and quiet would be nice.

Keith: Or a lot of peace and quiet.

Lillie: One last question. I keep hearing whispers of “Vampire Lumberjack.” Can anyone shed some light on this?

Keith: I hear he’s an old friend of our alpha’s.  Some hermit who lives in the woods of Maine whittling furniture in a depressive funk. Vampires are some damn whiny bitches.

Abby: I still don’t know why everyone waited so long to tell me they even existed.

Brynn: Rampant insecurity?

Keith: More like because it doesn’t matter.  Vampires stick to themselves…usually.  We’re not likely to see any around these parts. And if we do–well, that’s a lot of mess and a whole lot more trouble than I want to think about. Which probably means it’s about to happen.

Lillie: Thanks again to everyone for joining us today. Sanctuary will be available in April and is up for pre-order at Amazon. Also, Cry Sanctuary and Sanctuary Lost are available now as individual purchases in digital format.

But you don’t necessarily have to wait until April to get your hands on this book. Moira Rogers has offered to give away a signed ARC of Sanctuary to one lucky person! All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment on this post. Good luck! :D

Welcome to Shifter Week!

Welcome to Shifter Week! From the furry to the scaly and everything in between, we love our shifters here. In fact, we love them so much, we’ve decided to dedicate the whole week to those alpha males that makes us go want to go “RAWR” and the heroines that win their hearts.

Please join us as we talk with some of our favorite authors and give away some great prizes!

Winner: Jenna Bayley-Burke guest blog

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of a download copy of Pride and Passion is:

Book Junkie!

Please email Greta at gw12cats03 @ charter.net (without the spaces) . Please include “Jenna Bayley-Burke book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact Greta or another winner will be drawn.

There were 17 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Book Junkie
  2. Sherry S.
  3. Jane
  4. Joder
  5. Sue A.
  6. Mitzi H.
  7. Anna Shah Hoque
  8. Estella
  9. Amy Kathryn
  10. Ina
  11. Fedora
  12. Amanda
  13. Karin
  14. Carol L.
  15. Sophia Parkwood
  16. Miranda
  17. Lisa Freeman

Winner: Melissa Schroeder guest blog

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of a download copy of Conquering India is:

Lisa Freeman!

Please email Greta at gw12cats03 @ charter.net (without the spaces) . Please include “Melissa Schroeder book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact Greta or another winner will be drawn.

There were 22 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Lisa Freeman
  2. Eva S
  3. Joder
  4. sara hurt
  5. Sherry S.
  6. Cathy M
  7. Donna
  8. Desi
  9. Sue A.
  10. Estella
  11. Maria D.
  12. rayna
  13. Fedora
  14. Beth C.
  15. Rhonda W
  16. Miranda
  17. Lynda
  18. Mitzi H.
  19. Carol L.
  20. Anna Shah Hoque
  21. Lynn R.
  22. Heather Long

Timestamp: 2010-03-14 03:26:23 UTC

Winner: Kaki Warner guest blog

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of Pieces Of Sky is:

Quilt Lady!

Please email me at lillie80 @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with your mailing address. Please include “Kaki Warner book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact me or another winner will be drawn.

There were 10 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Quilt Lady
  2. Jewel
  3. j.man
  4. Mitzi H.
  5. Estella
  6. Scorpio M.
  7. Ina
  8. Maria D.
  9. Cybercliper
  10. Martha Lawson

Timestamp: 2010-03-14 03:12:18 UTC

Q&A with Jenna Bayley-Burke

Jenna, Thank-you for agreeing to an author interview today.

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

Can I make it up? I’m much more interesting when I play make-believe. By day I cook, clean, and carpool. When the kids are sleeping, I can do anything, at least on the page.

How long have you been writing?

Forever? I’ve always written, but I got serious about it in late 2004 following a health scare.

What is your writing process like?

Evolving. I sold my first book before I realized I didn’t know how to write. I can tell a great story and that carries me through (so far!), but being a good writer is another task entirely. So, I’ve been trying on different techniques to find what works for me.

Can you tell us about your newest release Pride and Passion?

I was watching Beauty and the Beast with my boys while cleaning out old college files. I couldn’t seem to let go of any of my notes and papers on Jane Austen and her stories — Elizabeth Bennett and her preconceived notions, Emma Woodhouse and her sheltered devotion to her father. The Beast roared from the television and the boys demanded it be turned off, and so while they turned their attentions to Hot Wheels, my mind spun a story that combined Beauty & the Beast, Emma and Pride & Prejudice…with a sexy spin.

Do you have any other books releasing this year?

Um…yeah. Pride & Passion was the last book I wrote pre-baby. I’m inching back in the game. So, not yet, but hopefully we’ll get one on the schedule soon. I just need to finish writing it.

What are you currently working on?

Shattered Expectations. It takes a bankrupt heiress and the corporate raider who ruined her family, and exposes all their dirty little secrets.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Anywhere…MSN.com had a headline about exploding toads and WHAM, they found their way into Par for the Course. Thank goodness there was a golf course with a few water hazards, or it might have been awkward. Good Morning America ran a piece about new exercise routines – aerobic striptease, couples yoga…and then The View had someone on talking about using Kama Sutra to reenergize your sex life. The two ideas blended together in my why-won’t-this-child-sleep-through-the-night haze and VOILA, Compromising Positions had a Sensational Sex yoga class — couples yoga to ease the more demanding postures from the Kama Sutra.

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading?

Who are your auto-buy authors? Lori Foster, Lori Wilde, HelenKay Dinmon, Lucy Monroe, Jill Shalvis…I have a serious book addiction. I always need a Happily Ever After. Life is too short for me to be worrying about characters once I close the book.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

So…confession time! I have 3 bookshelves…and I um, don’t donate very many. If I like it, I’ll loan it out, but I want to keep it. I really need an ereader, just to cut down on the clutter! But then, I’d probably wind up buying old favorites like all the Brava Bad Boy collections.

What was the first romance book you read or the one book that has stood the test of time for you?

My grandmother had a subscription to Harlequin Romance. When there was nothing to read at her house one summer, she decided they were fine for my ten-year-old self. I’m glad she did…they set my standards for men far too high for adolescent boys and opened my world to places and careers I’d never dreamed of.

If a book of yours was made into a movie, which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

Oh. This is fun! I use pictures to help me visualize characters. Pride & Passion was Carrie Underwood and Christian Bale.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I would love to sleep. How sad is that? I have three kids and one is awake on either side of midnight, so that’s my dream right now. I wish I could say I love to travel…someday it will be true. But not until one of my babes sleeps through the night!

If you could ask readers anyone question, what would it be?

Every year I attend the local Romance Readers Luncheon and get to ask all kinds of things! Usually, I ask what makes them buy a book. It’s the same things that pull me in – title, cover, blurb…all things the author has no control over. I know this, and yet I’m still a sucker for marketing!

Where can readers find you on the internet?


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