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Eva Gordon | Mixing or is it stirring, Historical with Paranormal Romance?
Author Guest / November 23, 2013

How combining the two genres pleased my inner historical/fantasy geek and the romantic adventurous in me. I’ve always been a fan of epic fantasy novels and epic mega-sized historical novels. The bigger the better. Marion Zimmer Bradley, Terry Goodkind, Jacqueline Carey, George R.R. Martin and numerous other fantasy authors kept me turning the pages until I looked at my clock and noticed it was now the morning. Books by historical novelists, such as James Michener and Bernard Cornwell made me fall in love with the past, adventure and with heroes, of the warrior variety. Diane Gabaldon with her Outlander series hooked me. Wow. Paranormal elements in a well researched historical novel. Loved it. Years later, I became passionate about wolf/werewolf lore and hence werewolf romance. The wildlife science geek in me loves wolves, ravens and raptors and I thought, why not create an alternative world where lycans exist unbeknownst to the rest of civilization? This was the start of my epic fantasy/historical paranormal romance series, The Wolf Maiden Saga. My werewolf heroes can be warriors: gladiators, knights, Vikings, soldiers, etc…My heroines are strong, adventurous, intelligent and determined to right wrongs. So, allow me introduce you to my Wolf Maiden Saga…

Ann Lawrence | Christmas in Savage Bay
Author Guest / November 23, 2013

Every year, I stock up on holiday books, and I’ve always wanted to write one. Well, I finally have! CHRISTMAS IN SAVAGE BAY will be released (ebook only) on December 1st. The story is not only my first holiday book, it is also Book 1 in my Savage Bay Series. I’ve created a small fictitious village in Connecticut for my series called Savage Bay . . . where all the men need taming and the women are up to the task! I love all the traditions of the holidays, so I made Kara Sinclair, star of CHRISTMAS IN SAVAGE BAY, a homebody who loves the holidays too. She loves every strand of tinsel and every cookie on the plate. I paired Kara with Reed Savage who returns to Savage Bay to confront his past. He’s Vagabond Guy. He lives out of a suitcase. I hope you’ll pick up the book and see how Kara “tames” Reed! But when Kara first meets Reed, she’s not sure if her attraction is real or just the result of too much wassail! One thing she knows for sure, the kiss she shares with Reed under the mistletoe is just about perfect! I’ve put the…