Saturday, August 1, 2015

Writing Weekend Warriors: UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS


Now that my new release MIDNIGHT KISS (“Touched by Midnight” Book 1) is out and about, I'm turning back to my W-I-P, the next book in my dark paranormal “By Moonlight” Shape-Shifter series. UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS brings back my favorite character, Cale Terriot, the strutty, tattooed, rock-and-roll prince now king of the House of Terriot from PRINCE OF SHADOWS. There’s just something about this tough little guy that I just can’t get enough of. Here’s a peek at Cale:

He feared no man, no foe, no obstacle or challenge. He’d learned to stand his ground and take it without a wince while growing up with the most to prove in the House of Terriot. He’d been schooled beneath the heavy heel and meaty fists of Bram Terriot, bearing the marks of those lessons scored into his skin and once tender psyche. He understood intimidation better than he did compassion and had once indulged in every savagery Lee now expected from him. He would have become a brutal, heartless monster walking the same path his father followed had it not been for the two things that called to his latent decency: The brothers who’d fearlessly stood beside him and the female brave enough to believe his claims. 

He owed them. He owed his family prosperous lives without fear and subjugation, where pride wasn’t measured in cruelties. He owed the woman he loved the fulfillment of promises made by a starry-eyed boy. He owed them a future in which they bowed to no one and had no reason to expect the worse from one another, and to achieve those things, all he had to do was right the wrongs of the man who’d desecrated the crown he now represented. 

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UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS is out with BETA readers so I’m in nail biting mode. To take the edge off, I’m playing around with my next project, a House of Terriot Foursome - four novellas, each featuring a different prince. I haven’t written in a shorter format for decades but I’m looking forward to the challenge.

Wishing you a week of happy writing and great reading!!


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16 comments:

  1. Cool backstory. Congrats on the release of Unleashed by Shadows!

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  2. Let's see: strutting, tattooed, rock-and-roll prince...nope, no bad boys here. Mmmm, I just love to love your bad boys.

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  3. Wow, great snippet! He sounds just like the type of characters I love. I'm sure you'll get great responses for UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS. :)

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  4. Loved this book. So glad it's going to be released again.

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    1. Do you mean MIDNIGHT KISS? Yes, it's out now! If you're talking about the excerpt, that's from a brand NEW book!

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  5. Great description of a tough man with honor.

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  6. I can certainly see how his past would mold him into the person he is today. Interesting set up for the story to come!

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    1. Definitely a product of his environment trying to break out of the mold. I love conflict!

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  7. Love your wordage here -- just wonderful!

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  8. Hi Nancy

    Congrats on your new release! And oh how I do love the sound of Cale :) Exactly my kinda hero!

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